IPM 2019 Analysis

One of the most sought after undergraduate program in the country, Integrated Program in Management (IPM) is a five year course conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore. Every year IIM, Indore conducts its national level aptitude test in the month of May and this year it was conducted on 10th May 2019. The test is followed by Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The candidates have to clear the overall and sectional cut offs to progress to these rounds. 
The online IPM- Aptitude Test (AT) 2019 was a 2 hour test comprising 80 objective& 20 short answer type questions from the following three sections:
Quantitative Ability (SA)
Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
Verbal Ability(MCQ)
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All these sections carried a total weightage of 400 marks, i.e. 4 marks for every correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer in MCQ. However there was no negative marking in SA questions. This year, the sectional timingwas 40 minutes for each section.
Overview of the IPM 2019
Sections
Total Questions
Duration
Quantitative Ability (SA)
20
40 min
Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
40
40 min
Verbal Ability (MCQ)
40
40 min
Total
100
120
Expected Good Attempt
Section
Good Attempt (Number of questions)
Quantitative Ability (SA)
12 – 15
Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
18 - 23
Verbal Ability (MCQ)
32 – 36
This attempt may vary as per the strength of the student in the respective subject.
This year the expected  good score  will be in the range of   210-230. However the students must clear the sectional cut-off.
Let us now look at the detailed analysis of individual sections:
Section I: Quantitative Ability (SA)
Evaluation:This section contained 20 short answer type questions.The level of difficultyof this section was moderate. There was no negative marking. The time allotted for this section was 40 minutes.
The area- wise break-up of this section is as follows:
Areas
Total Questions
Algebra
4
Set and Probability
2
Averages
4
Logarithms
4
Sequence & Series
4
Percentages
2
Total
20
Attempt by Good Student: 12 – 15
The expected cut–off score in this section is 26-30
Section II: Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
Evaluation: The level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult.  This section was dominated by questions on geometry, probability, P & C.& algebra. There were 5 questions on determinant & matrices. This time questions based on number system were also there. There was a negative marking of 1 mark and the time allotted for this section was 40 minutes.
The area- wise break-up of this section is as follows:
Areas
Total Questions
Data interpretation
5
Sets
4
Geometry
4-5
P and C, Probability
4-5
Algebra
5-6
Matrices & determinant
3-4
Arithmetic
6-7
Number System
3-4
Total
40
Attempt by Good Student: 18 – 23
The expected cut–off score in this section is 38-42
Section III: Verbal Ability (MCQ)
Evaluation:The level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. A total of 40 questions were to be attempted in 40 mins. The pattern of this section was almost similar to that of previous years. Overall, it was not a difficult section and all the 40 questions could have easily been attempted in the time frame of 40 minutes. An attempt of 32-36 questions is fairly good with 80 percent accuracy.
The area- wise break-up of this section is as follows:
Areas
Total Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension
12
Sentence Completion
3-4
Sentence Completion (Multiple Blanks)
5
Sentence Rearrangement
4
Usage of words
4-5
Para completion (TITA Questions)
4 -5
Sentence Correction
4 - 5
Total
40
Attempt by Good Student: 32 – 36
The expected cut–off score in this section is 73-77
This year the expected good score will be in the range of   210-230. However as mentioned the students must clear the sectional cut-off.
All the candidates who clear the cut- offs become eligible to appear in the next round, i.e. Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The scores are not officially released by IIM Indore, but, they generate a list of short-listed candidates and also send emails to the selected candidates regarding WAT-PI dates.
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