IPM Exam Pattern 2022

IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak conduct their national-level aptitude test once every year. The Aptitude test facilitates admission into their 5-year Integrated Program in Management (IPM). The admission process consists of the IPM Aptitude test, clearing the cut-off for which students will be shortlisted WAT & PI, respectively. Due to COVID, Written Ability Test (WAT and Personal Interview (PI) were dropped by IIM Indore. Rather, a Video Based Assessment was conducted. From this article, you will know about the revised IPM exam pattern of IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak to better your preparation level.
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Apart from IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak, three more IIMs have introduced IPM in their curriculum. From the academic year 2021, IIM Ranchi, IIM Bodh Gaya and IIM Jammu have also admitted students to the IPM programme. IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya accept JIPMAT scores, whereas IIM Ranchi accepts SAT and IPMAT scores.
Below mentioned is the IPMAT exam pattern for IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak for your understanding.
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IIM Indore: IPMAT Exam Pattern 2022
The Aptitude test of IIM Indore consists of 3 sections: Quantitative Ability-MCQs (QA), Quantitative Ability-Short Answers (SA) and Verbal Ability (VA). According to the latest exam pattern, a new short-answer questions section has been added to type the solution. It is essential to develop a concrete strategy and understand the paper pattern well to maximize your scores in IP MAT. The following table would give you a clear picture of the IIM IPM exam pattern:
No. of Sections
No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability (MCQ): 20 questions
Quantitative Ability (SA): 10 questions
Verbal Ability: 30 questions
Online; objective
Duration of the test
1 hour 30 minutes ( 90 minutes)
Sectional Time
Quantitative Ability(MCQs): 30 mins  
Quantitative Ability(SA): 30 mins
Verbal Ability: 30 mins
Total Marks
Marking Scheme
Correct: +4
Incorrect: -1 (except Quantitative Ability Short Answers (SA))
Unattempted: 0
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IIM Rohtak Exam Pattern
The IPMAT for IIM Rohtak consists of 3 sections –Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, followed by a Personal Interview. For 2022, the exam pattern has been revised. You can have a look at the table below to know more about the revised IPM IIM Rohtak Exam Pattern:
Stage 1
Number of Questions
Time Duration for each section
Quantitative Ability
40 minutes
Logical Reasoning
40 minutes
Verbal Ability
40 minutes
Stage 2
Online Personal Interview
The major takeaways for IPM-Aptitude Test preparation are:
  • Both the sections in IPM IIM Indore need equal importance as fetching maximum marks is important.
  • The latest sectional scoring scheme given by IIM Indore is as follows: Score in QA (MCQ) = 25 * (πΆπ‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’′π‘ π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’−𝑀𝑖𝑛.π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’)/ (π‘€π‘Žπ‘₯. π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’−𝑀𝑖𝑛.π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’) Score in QA (SA) = 25 * (πΆπ‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’′π‘ π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’−𝑀𝑖𝑛.π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’)/ (π‘€π‘Žπ‘₯. π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’−𝑀𝑖𝑛.π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’) Score in VA (MCQ) = 50 * (πΆπ‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’′π‘ π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’−𝑀𝑖𝑛.π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’)/ (π‘€π‘Žπ‘₯. π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’−𝑀𝑖𝑛.π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’) Final Score= Sum of above
  • Apart from clearing the overall cut-off, clearing the sectional cut-off is mandatory as it calls for the short-listing criteria.
  • Learn to keep a tab on time as sectional time is introduced from this year, which is variable for both the sections. Hence, time management is an asset.
  • IPM Mock Tests give a real-time perspective and acclimatize you for the actual exam. Regular practice of Mock Tests is essential for excellent performance in both sections.
  • A strong conceptual base in key areas like Percentage, Number System, Ratios and DI with a good application orientation is the key to crackingthe Quantitative Ability section.
  • Regular reading is essential to build up speed and understanding for Reading Comprehension. Additionally, you should have good knowledge and practice comprehensive grammar.
  • Striking the right balance between speed and accuracy is the key to maximizing your score in IPM Exam.
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