With the Board exams season ending, summers setting in, it is time to start planning the next step. Yes, we are referring to the various national level competitive examinations. One such highly called for examination is conducted by IIM Indore for its 5 year Integrative Program in Management (IPM). The program comprises of a 3 year Undergraduate course and a 2 year Postgraduate graduate program.
The selection process consists of two phases: the Aptitude Test (IPMAT) and the Written Ability Test-Personal Interview (WAT-PI). It is essential to clear the overall and sectional cut-off to qualify the Aptitude test and get a call for the next round. Hence, it is essential that you understand the paper pattern well, practice the concepts well and solve ample mock and sample papers.
These papers are based on actual questions and concepts asked in previous years’ IPM aptitude test. The IPM Exam is a 2 hour objective type online exam comprising of 100 questions from Quantitative Ability (60) and Verbal Ability (40). There has also been sectional time introduced which is 75 minutes for Quant and 45 minutes for Verbal section respectively. Each correct answer is awarded 4 marks and -1 for every incorrect answer.
With over 17,000+ candidates competing nationally for about 120 seats, the competition becomes very rigorous. It is imperative that you study arduously. Following is how solving sample papers will help you ace this exam:
- They give you an idea about the question types and difficulty level of the paper
- Analysis of sample papers helps you recognize your areas of strength and weakness
- You get to condition yourself to the pressure of exam before the final day
- You learn how to balance speed vs accuracy