IIM Indore: IPM Exam Pattern 2020

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore conducts its national level aptitude test once every year, in the month of May. The Aptitude test facilitates admission into their 5 year Integrated Program in Management (IPM). Over 17,000 students appear in the exam every year. The admission process consists of the IPM Aptitude test, on clearing the cut-off for which, students proceed for the next round i.e. Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). From this article you will know the IPM exam pattern to better your preparation level.
IPM Test Series
The Aptitude test 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 section of short answer questions has been added where candidates have 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 3
No. of Questions 100
Quantitative Ability(MCQ): 40 questions
Quantitative Ability(SA): 20 questions
Verbal Ability: 40 questions
Mode Online; objective
Duration of the test 2 hours (120 mins)
Sectional Time
Quantitative Ability(MCQs): 40 mins  
Quantitative Ability(SA): 40 mins
Verbal Ability: 40 mins
Total Marks 400 (Each question carries 4 marks)
Marking Scheme Correct: +4
Incorrect: -1
Unattempted: 0
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The major takeaways for IPM-Aptitude Test preparation are:
  • Both the sections need equal importance as fetching maximum marks is important. But, devote extra efforts for quantitative ability section as it weighs for 60% of the exam.
  • The latest sectional scoring scheme given by IIM Indore is as follows:
    Score in QA= 65 * (πΆπ‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’′𝑠 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= 35 * (πΆπ‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’′𝑠 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= Score in (QA+VA)
  • 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 there is sectional time 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 the sections.
  • Strong conceptual base in key areas like Percentage, Number System, Ratios and DI with a good application orientation is the key to crack Quantitative Ability section.
  • Regular reading is essential to build up speed and understanding for Reading Comprehension. Additionally, you should have a good knowledge and practice ample of grammar.
  • Striking the right balance between speed and accuracy is the key to maximize your score in IPM Exam.
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