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IIM Bodh Gaya and IIM Jammu are conducting a combined national-level entrance exam known as JIPMAT. Through this exam, you can get admission into a 5-year integrated program in management. 

If you are willing to appear for JIPMAT, then it is important to be aware of the examination and preparation strategies. This post shall take you through detailed tips and tricks on How to Prepare for JIPMAT.

What does JIPMAT Include?

  • The Joint Integrated Program in Management Admission Test is an online mode of exam conducted for 400 marks.
  • As per the JIPMAT Exam Pattern, there are three sections included in the exam: Quantitative Aptitude; Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning; Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.
  • A total of 100 questions are asked in the question paper. All questions have multiple choice-based questions. 

JIPMAT Quantitative Aptitude

  • The mathematics section in JIPMAT includes topics up to the 10th standard syllabus. 
  • You are tested mainly on understanding and application of various concepts in these topics. 
  • A total of 33 questions are asked in this section.
  • Most of the questions shall appear from topics like Trigonometry, triangles, Circles, mensuration, Algebra, Basic arithmetic from 6th or 7th. 
  • You won't be tested on complicated topics like Inequalities, Polynomials, Arithmetic Progression and Geometric Progression.
  • Hence, this section is slightly easier compared to other IIMs entrance exams.

JIPMAT Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

  • In Data Interpretation the questions shall test your ability to interpret from the given dataset.
  • Logical reasoning will test your reasoning ability. 
  • No questions can be expected from this section, however, you need to be well prepared for all possible topics in these two topics.

JIPMAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • As the name says, the questions under this section shall test your basic understanding of the English Langauge.
  • Reading comprehension shall test your ability to comprehend, interpret and infer from the given passage.
  • Based on the passage you need to answer the questions carefully which is known since the 8th standard.
  • Othe parts of questions include Grammar: Subject-verb agreement, sentence rearrangement, sentence correction, modifiers, paragraph completion. 
  • Make sure to be prepared for all possible topics in English Grammar.

JIPMAT Preparation Books

To get a grip on the subjects and understand the topics, it is advised to refer to the best JIPMAT Books. Here are some of the most recommended books that cover the entire syllabus with detailed explanations.

Subject Book Name
English High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
Pearson’s English
Arihant General English for all Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prashad
English – From Plinth to Paramount  by Neetu Singh
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude by NK Singh
Quantitative Aptitude by Arihant
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 10 and 11 NCERT Math textbooks
Verbal Reasoning Book by RS Agarwal
501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali