IIM Indore: IPM Syllabus

Aptitude test for the 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) is conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, once every year in the month of May. Comprising of a 3 year Undergraduate and 2 year Postgraduate education, this is one of the most sought after course in the country for all the aspiring managers and leaders.

The 2 hour online Aptitude test consists of 100 questions with 4 options for each question. The exam consists of questions from 2 sections: Quantitative Ability (60) and Verbal Ability (40). Every correct answer is awarded 4 marks and -1 for every incorrect answer. As IPM aptitude test examiners haven’t released an official IPM syllabus, we have identified the important topics based on the previous year papers. Following is a list of important topics for this exam:
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Detailed list of previous years' IPM cut-offs
Quantitative Aptitude:
The main areas covered in the Quantitative Aptitude section of the exam are as follows:
  • Number System
  • LCM & HCF
  • Percentage
  • Quadratic equations (including Discrimination and Polynomial Equations)
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Functions
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Profit, Loss and Discounts
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Progressions - A.P., G.P., H.P.
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Logarithms
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Problems on Ages, Series and Unitary Method
  • Set Theory
  • Data Interpretation
  • Equations
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Verbal Ability
Following is a comprehensive list of topics from which questions have been asked in the previous years’ IPM exam:
  • Vocabulary (including Synonyms & Antonyms)
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Completion
  • Correct Usage of words and phrases
  • Verbal Analogies
Apart from regularly practicing questions on the mentioned topics and strengthening your basics, it is also essential that you give ample number of mocks to sharpen your accuracy well within time constraints.
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