IPMAT Syllabus 2020
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IPMAT Syllabus 2020 - Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM Indore) does not provide any specific syllabus of IPMAT 2020. Candidates who plan to appear for the entrance exam must know and understand the topics covered under IPMAT 2020 syllabus. Candidates will be assessed on topics pertaining to quantitative ability (MCQ and Short answer) and verbal ability. By going through IPMAT syllabus 2020, candidates will get to know the topics which they can cover beforehand. According to the syllabus of IPMAT 2020, there are subtopics in QA and VA. Candidates can check all the information related to IPMAT syllabus 2020 in this article and can prepare for the exam. Under the Syllabus of IPMAT, candidates will also know details related to books available for preparation, sample and previous year papers which they need to practice in order to crack the IPMAT 2020. Furthermore, general FAQs are also available in this article.
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IPMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates are advised to go through the exam pattern of IPMAT 2020 before they check the syllabus. The total duration of exam, mode of IPMAT 2020, marking schemes and questions that will be asked in each section build the IPMAT 2020 exam pattern.

Section-wise breakup and Marks Distribution of IPMAT 2020

Major Sections

Time(in minutes)

Type of questions

No. of Questions

Quantitative Ability- MCQ


Multiple choice questions


Quantitative Ability- SA


Short answer


Verbal Ability


Multiple choice questions


IPMAT Syllabus 2020 for quantitative ability - MCQs and Short Answers

Candidates can score well in this section and it tests candidate’s speed and accuracy with numbers, ability to do numerical calculations, geometry, mensuration, percentage, profit & loss, set theory as per the IPMAT syllabus 2020.

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  • For every correct answer, candidates will get 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • For multiple choice questions candidates will be given options and they need to select the correct option.

  • The quantitative ability section consists of 60 questions (40 MCQ and 20 SA) and total duration of IPMAT 2020 is 2 hours out of which 80 minutes are given to QA section.

Major sub-topics covered under quantitative ability section of Syllabus of IPMAT 2020

Quantitative Ability Section - Sub-Topics




Number systems


Data Interpretation, Averages, Quantitative reasoning


Distance, Time and Work


Mixtures and Alligations,


Interpretation of tables


Common graphs & charts, etc.

Syllabus of IPMAT 2020 for verbal ability

The main objective of this section is to assess the verbal ability of candidate. By going through the syllabus of IPMAT 2020 mentioned below candidates can prepare well in advance. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit below abilities-

  • This section in IPMAT 2020 consists of 40 questions each carrying 4 marks.

  • Time alloted to the verbal ability section is also 40 minutes.

Major sub-topics covered under verbal ability section of syllabus of IPMAT 2020 are given below





Sentence completion


Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, and Phrases


Comprehension of passages


Proper Usage of Words






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Best books for IPMAT 2020

Name of the book



Crack the IIM Indore IPM (Integrated Programme in Management) Entrance Examination

dueNorth Academy


Wiley's ExamXpert IIM-IPM (IIM-Indore Integrated Program in Management) Aptitude Test

Wiley India

IPMAT Sample Papers 2020

In order to prepare well for IPMAT 2020, candidates need to prepare well with the help of IPMAT past year and sample papers. By solving sample papers of IPMAT 2020 candidates will have an idea of the difficulty level faced in IPMAT 2020 question papers. Candidates can solve the sample papers while keeping in mind the Syllabus of IPMAT 2020.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IPMAT Syllabus 2020

Question: Will there be any negative marking for wrong answers?


Each question is of 4 marks. If any wrong answer is selected, 1 mark will be deducted in IPMAT 2020.

Question: How many sections are there in question paper of IPMAT 2020 and what is the weightage of each section?


According to the IPMAT syllabus 2020, the paper is divided into 2 main sections i.e. QA & VA. The QA section is further divided into MCQs and Short Answers, whereas the VA section contains only MCQs. The Weightage is 60:40 in which QA has 40 MCQs and 20 questions of short answers, and VA has 40 MCQs.

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what were the cut offs for PWD category in IPMAT (rohtak & indore) for 2019?

Suryashis Chakraborty 25th Jan, 2020

Hello Sonu,

IPMAT Cutoff has remained more or less same over last few years. The cut-offs for PWD category in IPMAT 2019 were divided into Quant Cut Offs and Verbal Cut Offs. The former required a minimum of 8 in MCQs and 0 in non MCQs and the latter required a minimum of 24.

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will be giving boards in March 2020( commerce-maths). got 2 plans in mind: 1.prepare for CA CPT (june 2020) wait for merit based du selection & persue CA side by side b.com(with regular/open) & try CAT after UG. 2. take a crash course (IPMAT, DUJAT) & if not get selected then give CA CPT (Nov 2020)

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020

Your plans are great and its really appreciable that you are ready so early.
Now if we talk about your 1st plan then here the most important thing is that you will have to get good marks in your boards to get selected in a good college in DU.
You said you want to do CA and prepare for CAT after graduation.This is where you will get stuck.See,CA itself is very time consuming and one of the toughest exams in india and you need special preparation for it.And on the other hand you said you want to prepare for CAT too which is also a tough exam.My opinion for you is that you should choose any one. If you are interested in management then simply take admission in B.Com and start preparing for CAT and if you are interested in Accounting then prepare only for CA after taking admission in B.Com.

Your 2nd option is good because you are keeping a backup with you so if you will fail in the entrance of DU JAT then you can go for CA but make sure you take admission in B.Com.

You will have to choose one between CA and CAT.
You can do MBA after CA so i would say if you are really interested in management then go for CAT.
If you will aim for both at the same time then you might end up messing both.

I hope this helps.

I will be giving boards in March 2020 (commerce with maths), and planning to go for a crash course for management colleges (IPMAT, DUJAT etc.). what if I dont get selected from these entrance exams? will I have to drop a whole year and prepare again?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020

Unfortunately you will have to drop because these are entrance exams are take place only once in a year and if you fail to crack then you will be in trouble if you don't have any plan for backup.
Now, there are few thing that you can do primarily to avoid a waste of 1 year.
If you are really interested in management then there are lots of college that offer BBA and BMS course where you can enroll.
If not then, try to score good marks in boards and get admission in Delhi University and do B.Com and the you can prepare for CAT and get admission in top IIMs.
You must not waste one year just for admission in a UG course and too after commerce.
So, be ready with plan B.

Now, the best plan is to study as much as hard as you can and crack the entrance exam.
This is the best option that you can actually do.

Good Luck.

Any fees is needed for studying?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Jan, 2020


IPMAT exam is for 5 years integrated management course in iim indore. fees structure is as like below,

for first 3 years,

tution fees  (including hostel fees)- 400000/ annum

from 4th and 5th year, (tution + hostel)

fourth years first term- 235000

fourth year second term-235000

fourth years third  term-230000

fifth years first term-235000

fifth years second  term -235000

fifth years third  term -230000



Neeta Singla 24th Jan, 2020

Yes. According to recent changes in the eligibility you can give and are eligible for IPMAT. But the topics which the maths part of the paper covers is totally based on maths taught in 11th and 12th which might create problems for some students to cope with. Following is the link of the syllabus for IPMAT 2020 and check if you are comfortable with it-


The exam is solely based on the exam but there is a minimum criteria for marks which you can check on-


Books- One of the best books to prepare for IPMAT is ‘Crack the IIM Indore IPM Entrance Exam’, published by Pearson and written by IIM Lucknow Alumnus Nishit Sinha. You an also try previous year papers to get hold of the paper and are thorough with the paper pattern. To be more sure about your preparation you can also try solving some CAT papers specially for english part.

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