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IPMAT

About IPM-AT

IIM-Indore, instituted in 1996, is the sixth member of IIM family of management schools. In 2011, IIM – Indore, launched first of its kind that is its five-year integrated program in management (IPM).

The Program consists of 15 terms spread over a duration of 5 years, with each year having 3 terms of 3 months. The first three years build a foundation, and the last two years focus on management. During the last 2 years, IPM students train as managers along with the students of the Institute's 2-year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), undertaking the same course package in management studies.

On successful completion of the five year rigorous academic experience, the students are awarded Integrated Diploma in Management by IIM Indore.

The applications received for IPMAT 2016 was 17,853.The institute received 19822 applications for IPMAT 2019. The growing number of applicants for IPMAT are also an indication of growing demand for this program.

IPMAT 2020 Eligibility

Candidates satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Five-Year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) of IIM Indore.

  1. Minimum 60% in Std. X and Std. XII or equivalent examination, for General and NC-OBC Category.
  2. Minimum 55% in Std. X and Std. XII or equivalent examination, for SC,ST and PWD (DA) Category
  3. Maximum age limit for candidates belonging to General and NC-OBC Category is 20 years as on July 31, 2020.
  4. Maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SC,ST and PWD (DA) category is 22 years as on July 31, 2020.
  5. Candidates who are likely to complete Std. XII or equivalent by the end of June 30, 2020 can also apply, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned above.

Note 1: The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in X and XII Standard would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet, irrespective of the Board’s regulation.

Note 2: In case the candidates are awarded letter grades or grades points instead of marks, the conversion of grades to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the Board/ Competent Authority.

Note 3: Applicants pursuing their X and/or XII standard from international schools affiliated to foreign Board’s like IGCSE and IB can also apply.

Note 4: IIM Indore reserves the right to decide the eligibility conditions in terms of equivalence, percentage marks, and the recognition of the qualifying examination, intake etc.

IPMAT 2020 Pattern

Mode: Online / Computer Based

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 100

Duration: 2 Hours (120 Minutes)

IPU CET Marking Scheme:

  • Correct Answer :  +4
  • Wrong Answer: -1 (Except SA Section)

Sections & Sectional Time limit in IPMAT 2020

Section Number of Questions Time duration for the section
Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) 40 40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude(Short Answer) 20 40 Minutes
Verbal Ability (MCQ) 40 40 Minutes

Selection Criteria:

Sufficient number of candidates for WAT and PI for each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA) will be shortlisted from the eligible pool using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS) as mentioned in Table

Computation of Aptitude Test Score (ATS)

Component Score
Score in Quantitative Ability
(MCQ) Section
30 * (𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒′𝑠 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒) /(𝑀𝑎𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)
Score in Quantitative Ability
(SA) Section
35 * (𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒′𝑠 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)/ (𝑀𝑎𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)
Score in Verbal Ability
(MCQ) Section
35 * (𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒′𝑠 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒) /(𝑀𝑎𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores

Note: Maximum and Minimum scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sectionsby the candidates from the eligible pool.

Shortlisted candidates shall appear for WAT & PI at any one of the eight centres i.e. Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Final Selection:  Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in Table and provisional admission offers will be made accordingly, adhering to the Government of India reservation norms.

Computation of Composite Score (CS):

Component Weightage (%)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 50
Personal Interview (PI) 35
Written Ability Test (WAT) 15

IPMAT 2020: Important dates

Event Tentative Day / Date / Month
Commencement of Registration February 17, 2020
Last date for Registration: March 30, 2020
IPM-AT 2020 Exam Date April 30, 2020
Announcement of Results The second week of May 2020 *

Students should first register themselves using the link given on Registration Form. On registration students will be provided with a login ID & Password for accessing application form.

Application fee :  3,540/- (Including GST) (For General and NC-OBC category)

Application fee :  Rs.1,770/- (Including GST) (For SC, ST and PWD(DA) category).

Points to be Noted:

  • Candidates belonging to NC‐OBC, SC, ST and PwD categories need to produce valid Caste certificate(s) in support of their reservation category and candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) need to produce a valid document ascertaining the eligibility of the candidate to apply under EWSs category.
  • No change in the category will be entertained once the application is submitted.

IPMAT Test / Exam Centers:

IPM Aptitude Test (AT) to be conducted across 28 cities in the country i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam. However, IIM Indore reserves the right to change the cities/ centres or cancel the centre at any time if the situation so warrants.

IPMAT Syllabus

Quantitative Ability (60 Questions – 240 Marks):

Numbers, Averages & Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Mixtures & Alligations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Determinants, Vectors, Integration and Differentiation.

Verbal Ability (40 Questions – 160 Marks):

Etymology & Roots, Idioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms, Foreign Words
Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Reading Comprehension, Inference based passages Syllogisms, Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning.

IPM 2019 Analysis

IPM 2019 analysis

IPM entrance test 2019 was conducted by IIM Indore on May 10, 2019. The exam contained 100 questions across three sections viz. Quantitative Ability (MCQ) – 40 Q, Quantitative Ability (Short Answers) – 20 Q and Verbal Ability – 40 Q. Each section had a time limit of 40 min. One could move to the next section any time before the completion of the sectional time limit, but could not come back to the previous section. The order of sections was pre-defined.

In Quantitative Ability (MCQ) & Verbal Ability Sections, each correct answer fetched 4 marks and each incorrect one attracted a penalty of 1 mark. In Quantitative Ability (Short Answers) section, answers had to be typed in the box provided against the question. These questions did not attract any negative marking.

Let us look at individual sections.

Section 1 – Quantitative Ability (MCQ) – 40 Questions (40 Min)

Topic Number of Questions
Numbers & number applications 7
Data Interpretation 5
Geometry 3
Inequalities 3
Probability, P&C 2
Coordinate Geometry 2
Logarithms 2
Functions 2
Ratio and proportion 2
Sequences & Series 2
Compound interest 1
Time speed distance 1
Averages & Percentages 1
Trigonometry 1
Mensuration 1
Averages 1
Set Theory 1
Equation with single variable 1
Matrices 1
Function 1
Total 40 Q

As can be seen, this section had a wide mix of topics. There weren’t many sitters. DI case let was easy. The questions on inequalities could have been solved using options. The questions  based on functions were difficult while those based on coordinate geometry were moderately tough, and logarithms were doable. The rest were a mixed lot. Choice of right Q would have made a lot of difference to scoring. 25-28 would have been a good attempt. With 80% accuracy, a good raw score would be 75+.

Section 2 – Quantitative Ability (Short Answers) – 20 Questions (40 Min)

Topic Number of Questions
Geometry/coordinate geometry 3
Matrices 3
Algebra 2
Logarithms 2
Numbers 2
Averages & percentages 2
Sequences & Series 1
Ratio and proportion 1
Sets 1
Trigonometry 1
Mensuration 1
Functions 1
Total 20 Q

The questions were time consuming & moderately difficult. A good attempt would have been 10-11 Q. With 75-80% accuracy, one would have earned 28-32 marks as a raw score.

Section 3 – Verbal Ability – 40 Questions (40 Min)

This was an easy section and students wouldn’t have missed scoring opportunities, if they used available time well. Here was the topic wise break up:

Topic Number of Q
Reading Comprehension (2 passages of 300 words and 250 words each, based on labour distribution and gender stereotypes. Most Q were fact based & could be easily answered) 12
Fill-in-the-blanks (Usage of appropriate words) 6
Fill-in-the-blanks (Usage of appropriate sentence) 6
Incorrect word usage 5
Fill-in-the-blanks (Logical word usage) 4
Fill in the blanks (Paragraph completion) 3
Para jumbles (Type-in-The-Answer) 3
Fill-in-the–blanks (Usage of 3 words) 1
Total 40 Q

There were no pure vocabulary questions. A serious attempt of 35-36 Q was possible. With 80% accuracy, it comes to a raw score of 105.

The overall difficulty level of the exam was similar to that of 2018 & a total raw score of 210 should be good to get a PI-WAT call.

All the best for PI-WAT shortlist!! IPM Careers would be happy to help you with PI-WAT specific inputs and enable you to get through the last hurdle of IIM IPM 2019 selection.

IPM 2018 analysis

IPM entrance test 2018 was conducted by IIM Indore on May 11, 2018. The exam contained 100 questions spread across three sections viz. Quantitative Ability (MCA) – 40 Q, Quantitative Ability (Short Answers)– 20 Q and Verbal Ability – 40 Q. Each section had a time limit of 40 Min & one could move to next section only once the time limit was over. Order of sections was pre-defined.

In Quantitative Ability (MCQ) & Verbal Sections, each correct answer fetched 4 marks and each incorrect one attracted a penalty of 1 mark. In Quantitative Ability (Short Answers) section, answers had to be typed in the box provided against the question. These questions did not attract any negative marking.

Let us look at individual sections

Section 1 – Quantitative Ability (Short Answers) – 20 Questions (40 Min)

Topic Number of Questions
Sequences & Series (AP, GP) 4 Q
Algebra 4 Q
Logarithms 4 Q
Averages 4 Q
Percentages 2 Q
Probability & Venn Diagram 2 Q
Total 20 Q

Most questions were of medium to high difficulty level & were time consuming

An attempt of 12-13 Q could be called a good attempt. With 85% accuracy, a raw score of 38-40 was get table

Section 2 – Quantitative Ability (MCQ) – 40 Questions (40 Min)

Topic Number of Questions
Probability, P&C 9-10
Data Interpretation 5-6
Coordinate Geometry 4
Logarithms 4
Averages & Percentages 3
Trigonometry 3
Sequences & Series 2
Set Theory 2
Mensuration 2
Numbers 2
Functions 2
Total 40 Q

Single DI case let had a table with past few year’s data of factory wages. Most questions were easy & straight forward. Except logarithm based questions that were lengthy, other questions were not lengthy

With 75% attempt & accuracy each, 80 could be a good raw score here

Section 3 – Verbal Ability – 40 Questions (40 Min)

This was an easy section & students shouldn’t have missed scoring opportunities. Most students would have finished serious attempt in half an hour or so. Here is the topic wise break up

Topic Number of Q
Reading Comprehension
(2 passages of 250 words each – Birds & behaviour, Technology & social media)
9
Identify use of correct words in sentences 4-5
Identify use of correct phases in sentences 4-5
Fill-in-the-blanks (Passage based) 5-6
Word substitution in passages 2-3
Para jumbles (Type-in-The-Answer) 4
Paragraph inference 2
Vocabulary based 2-3
Grammar based 4-5
Total 40 Q

RC questions were a mix of tricky & straight forward ones. Overall passages were manageable.

There were no pure vocabulary questions. A serious attempt of 35-38 Q was possible. With 85% accuracy, it comes to a raw score of 115.

Overall difficulty level of the exam was quite similar to 2017 & a total raw score of 230+ should be good to get a PI-WAT call.

All the best for PI-WAT shortlist!! IMS would be happy to help you with PI-WAT specific inputs & enable you to get through the last hurdle of IIM IPM 2018 selection.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by IMS. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

IPM 2017 Analysis

IPM entrance test 2017 was conducted by IIM Indore on May 16, 2017. The exam contained 100 questions in two sections viz. Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability. First section was Quantitative Ability with 60 questions to be attempted within 75 Minutes. Second section was verbal ability with 40 questions to be attempted within 45 minutes. The total time limit was 120 minutes. One could not move from first section to the second till 75 Minutes were over.  Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks and each incorrect one will attract a penalty of 1 mark. No marks were given for un-attempted questions

Let us look at individual sections

Section 1 – Quantitative Ability – 60 Questions (75 Min)

The level of difficulty was moderate-difficult. There were 60 Questions, out of which 50 Questions were option- based. 10 questions were ‘Type-in-the answer’ type. In 2-3 questions, students had to mark more than one option. Topic wise break up is as follows

Option based Questions

Topic Number of questions
Data Interpretation (2 case lets) 10
Probability/P&C 9
Geometry 8
Sequences & Series 4
Logarithms 3
Set Theory 3
Mensuration 3
Time & Work 2
Complex Numbers 2
Functions 2
Time, speed, distance 2
Determinants 1
Trigonometry 1
Total 50 Q

One DI case let was about percentage marks obtained by students. The second one was around student hostels & disciplines. Both needed some calculation.

Type-in-the-answer – 10 Q

Topic Number of questions
Functions, probability 5
P&C, polynomials, mensuration, set theory 5
Total 10 Q

An attempt of 38-40 Q could be called as a good attempt

Expected cut off – With 85% accuracy, it comes out to a raw score of 122-130

Section 2 – Verbal Ability – 40 Questions ( 45 Min)

This was a very easy section & serious students would have attempted all 40 Questions, since time was not a constraint. Most students would have finished serious attempt in 30 minutes with last 10 minutes to spare. Let us see topic wise break up

Topic Number of questions

Reading Comprehension ( 2 passages, 250 words each)

Fact based Q – 4, Opinion based Q-4, Vocabulary & understanding based Q- 4

12
Use of correct phrases in sentences 5
Use of correct words in sentences 5
Fill-in-the-blanks (Passage based) 5
Usage of words in sentences 5
Para jumbles 3
Paragraph inference 2
Paragraph completion 2
Grammatical error 1
Total 40 Q

One RC passage was about increasing use of gadgets by youngsters & the other one, about geology & evolution. Most questions were fact based, about word/phrase meaning, while a few were based on the understanding of passages

A serious attempt of 40 Q was possible.

Expected cut off – With 85% accuracy, it comes out to a raw score of 130

Overall difficulty level was medium & a total raw score of 250+ should be good to get a PI-WAT call

All the best!!

IPMAT (BBA) 2016 Analysis

The test was of 100Q (60 Maths, 40 English) and of 120 min duration. Marking scheme was +4 for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer. There was no sectional time limit.

Maths

Similar to 2015, questions were of moderate-high difficulty level.  This section tested strong math fundamentals taught till 11/12th standard across topics. Someone who has taken maths in 12th standard had a clear advantage. On screen calculator was provided.

Topic wise break-up

Functions 9
Coordinate geometry (Graph based) 3
Circles 2
Trigonometry applications 3
3-D, Mensuration 2
Sequences and series 2
Complex number 1
Matrices (New category) 3
Number applications (AP/GP, binomial expansion, remainders) 3
Quadratic & higher order equation, inequalities 3
Statistics (Median) 2
Time Speed Distance 1
Ratio-Proportion 2
Work-Pipes 1
Set definition 4
Venn diagram 4
P&C 2
Probability 2
LR – 2 sets – Circular, Matrix arrangements 8
DI  – Condition based Selection criteria 3

4 questions across topics were of Type in The Answers (TITA) nature – Without answer options.

Good attempt would be 25-30 Q with 85% accuracy. Good score in this section will be 80+ marks. 100+ score will be quite good

English

Predictably, English was an easier section. There were no tricky or unexpected question types. Difficulty level was easy-moderate. Fill in the blanks and vocabulary were given high importance

Topic wise break up

2 RC passages (Short, Inferential questions, no fact based) 5 Each
Vocab (Synonyms, Medium-Tough) 6
Usage of words 5
Analogies 2
Para jumbles 4
Fill in the blanks
Sentences 4
Phrases 4
Words 2

Good attempt here will be 30-32 Q with 85% accuracy, which will lead to 95+ score. Good score will be 100+

Overall cut-off should be 180-200 marks

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