IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test) is an all India entrance exam held for admissions in the Five-Year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Go through the detailed IPMAT Exam Analysis to know about the difficulty level of the exam and questions asked.

  • The IPMAT Exam is a computer-based test including two sections: Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.
  • The IIM IPM 2021 Analysis is prepared using the feedback received from students who appear for the exam.
  • In this post, candidates can understand the difficulty level of the exam, know the number of good attempts, and the questions asked.
  • Candidates must remember that scoring above the IPMAT Cut Off Marks will help in getting shortlisted for the next stage. 
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IPMAT 2021 Analysis

Solve IPMAT Question Papers to gear up your last-minute preparation. Through the IPMAT 2021 Analysis, candidates can understand the difficulty level of the exam and enhance your preparation. The test is conducted for a total of 400 marks. Go through the topic-wise IPMAT Analysis and boost your preparation for the upcoming IIM IPM Exam 2021. We have also provided the previous year IPM Paper Analysis for all the sections below. From the previous year's IPMAT Analysis, most of the questions are repeated. 

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IPMAT 2020 Exam Analysis

The reporting time for IPMAT Analysis was at four different intervals 12 pm, 12:15 pm, 12:30 pm, and 12:45 pm

  • The number of questions was reduced by 50% but the time was reduced only by 25%. This made the exam less lengthy and answer questions easily.
  • The paper was not very difficult for non-math background students
  • All the questions were doable. The overall good score will be more than 60%. 
Sectional composition No. of Questions Time No. of Good Attempts
Quantitative Ability (SA) 10 30 Minutes 6-7
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 20 30 Minutes 13-14
Verbal Ability 30 30 Minutes 23-25
Total 60 60 Minutes 42-46

Questions Asked in Quantitative Ability SA

Topic No. of Questions
Logarithm 1
Determinant 1
Functions 2
Permutation & Combination 1
Probability 1
Geometry (Circles) 1
Time, Speed, and Distance 1
Arithmetic 2

Questions Asked in Quantitative Aptitude MCQ

Topic Number of questions
Data Interpretation (1 Set) 5
Progression 1
Logarithm 2
Probability 3
Determinant 1
Set-Based 2
Matrices 1
Functions 1
Trigonometry 1
Geometry 1
Number System 1

Questions Asked in Verbal Ability

  • Incorrect sentences
  • Reading Comprehension - the passage was about exploration
  • 3 para jumbles - one sentence was about Hindi cinema
  • 6 Idioms and Phrases
  • 3 Fill in the Blanks
Topic Number of questions
Reading-Comprehension (1 Passage) 6
Fill in the Blanks 5
Para Jumbles (TITA) 3
Sentence Correction 5
Word Usage 3
Idioms and Phrases 5

IIM IPM 2021 Exam Day Instructions

There are few instructions to be followed on the say of the exam without fail. Go through the below IPMAT Exam Day Instructions and be well prepared. 

  • Make sure to check your exam center at least one day before the exam. This helps in planning your travel.
  • Each candidate will be scanned with the thermo guns to check if their body temperature doesn't exceed 98.5F.
  • All candidates must wear mask on the day of the exam until the exam gets over.
  • The exam hall will be sanitized and are safe to take up the exam.
  • Candidates having symptoms like fever, cold, cough will be allotted separate places for taking up the exam.
  • Also, candidates must install the Arogya Setu app on their mobile phone which will be checked at the exam entrance.
  • No stationery items such as pens, pencils, papers, etc. should be brought to the exam hall by candidates, as this is a computer-based exam.
  • Candidates carrying any electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital watches, etc. will be allowed in the exam hall.

IPMAT 3-year Analysis 

To understand the type of questions asked, mode of exam, sections involved, and marking scheme, the below table explains the previous 3-year analysis. This can help better your preparation and score well.

Components IPM AT 2018 IPM AT 2017 IPM AT 2016
Exam Date May 11, 2018 May 16, 2017 May 13, 2016
Exam Format Computer-Based Computer-Based Computer-Based
Total questions 100 100 100
Test duration 120 Minutes 120 Minutes 120 Minutes
Overall Difficulty Level Moderate to Difficult Easy to Moderate Moderate to Difficult
Number of sections 3 2 2
Sectional Time Limit 40 Minutes QA: 75 minutes VA: 45 minutes QA: 80 Minutes VA: 40 Minutes
Marks for Each Correct Answer 4 4 4
Negative Marking 1 1 1
Qs in Section-1: Quantitative Ability (SA) 20* NA NA
Qs in Section-2: Quantitative Ability (MCQs) 40 60 (MCQs + Non-MCQs) 60 (MCQs + Non-MCQs)
Qs in Section-3: Verbal Ability (MCQs) 40 40 40

IPMAT Cut Off Marks

Have a look at the previous year cut off marks. Along with the IPMAT 2021 Analysis, knowing the qualifying marks will help in knowing if you will be qualified for the next stage. After the online Aptitude test, candidates will be shortlisted for Video Assessment as per the revised IPMAT Selection Process

IPMAT Previous Year Cutoff 2019

Category Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude (Non-MCQ) Verbal Ability Overall
General 40 16 100 210
NC-OBC 24 8 64 -
Scheduled Caste 16 4 48 -
Scheduled Tribe 8 0 24 -
PwD(DA) 8 0 24 -

IPMAT Previous Year Cutoff 2018

Category QA VA Female Male Total Applicants Min. Score Max. Score
Gen 40 100 140 256 396 35.86 91.67
NC-OBC 24 64 80 148 228 19.23 63.69
SC 16 48 58 118 176 10.35 51.56
ST 8 24 28 62 90 4.07 40.93
PWD 8 24 6 26 32 4.07 48.87

IPMAT Cutoff 2017

Category Female Male Total Shortlisted Min. Score Max. Score
Gen 140 256 396 35.86 91.67
NC-OBC 80 148 228 19.23 63.69
SC 58 118 176 10.35 51.56
ST 28 62 90 4.07 40.93
PWD 6 26 32 4.07 48.87
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IPMAT 2019 Analysis

Here is the detailed IIM IPM Analysis for 2019. Candidates appearing for the IPMAT 2020 are advised to go through previous year analysis as well to know the difficulty level of the exam and type of questions asked. The below table explains the number of questions asked in each section and the number of good attempts. 

Sectional composition No. of questions Marks No. of Good Attempts
Quantitative Ability (SA) 20 40 36-40
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 40 40 60-68
Verbal Ability 40 40 112-120
Total 100 120 208-228

Section-Wise IPMAT Exam Analysis 2019

There are three sections in IPMAT Exam out of which 40 MCQs from Quantitative Aptitude and 20 from Quantitative Ability Short Answers. Go through the detailed IPMAT analysis below:

Section 1: Quantitative Ability SA IPMAT Rohtak Exam Analysis

  • This section includes 20 Short Answers and there is no negative marking for any wrong answers.
  • As per the student's feedback, the exam was quite difficult and time-consuming.
  • Many questions in the test paper were based on Logs, Arithmetic Progressions, Geometry, P&C, Probability, and was a mix of concepts.
Topics in the section No. of  Questions
Sequences & Series (AP, GP) 4
Algebra 4
Logarithms 4
Averages 4
Percentages 2
Probability & Venn Diagram 2
Total SA Questions 20

Section 2: Quantitative Ability MCQ

  • This section includes 40 MCQs with negative marking for each wrong answer.
  • All questions were doable.
  • Compared to previous year, the difficulty level was slightly higher.
Question Topics No. of Questions
Number System 4
Arithmetic 8
Algebra 6
Geometry & Mensuration 5
Permutation Combination and Probability 5
Set Theory 4
Data Interpretation 5 in one set
Matrices and Determinants 3
Total Questions 40

Section 3: Verbal Ability IPM Analysis

  • This section included 40 MCQs.
  • The difficulty level was moderate and all questions were doable.
Topic Number of questions
Reading Comprehension 12
Fill in the Blanks 10
Sentence Completion 5
Para Jumbles 4
Sentence correction 5
Para completion 4
Total 40

IPMAT 2018 Exam Analysis

Here is the IPMAT Analysis for 2018. Check out the number of questions asked and the number of good attempts.

Sections No. of Questions Good Attempts
Quantitative Ability (SA) 20 9-11
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 40 19-20
Verbal Ability 40 30-32

Section 1: Quantitative Ability (Short Answers)

  • This section was of moderate difficulty level.
  • The questions were asked from the topics like Logarithms, Sequence & Series, P&C, Probability, Arithmetic, Venn Diagrams, etc.

Section 2: Quantitative Ability (MCQ)

  • The Quantitative Ability (MCQ) section was the difficult one compared to other sections. 
  • A significant number of questions were present from Numbers, Algebra, Pure Maths, and a few from Arithmetic as well. 
  • Have a look at the topic-wise number of questions asked.
Topic Number of Questions
Numbers 3
Arithmetic 3
Pure Maths (P&C, Probability, Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, etc) 27
Mensuration 2
Data Interpretation 5
Total 40

Section 3: Verbal Ability (MCQ)

  • This was the easiest section and all questions were doable.
  • The below table explains the number of questions from each topic.
Area Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 12
Sentence Completion (Single blank & Multiple Blanks) 5+5
Sentence Correction 4
Para Jumbles 4
Correct usage of words/phrases 5
Para Completion 5
Total 40

IPMAT 2017 Exam Analysis

Here is the IPMAT Analysis for 2017. Check out the number of questions asked and the number of good attempts.

Sections No. of Questions Good Score
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 60 112
Verbal Ability 40 142
Total 90 200

Section 1: Quantitative Ability (MCQ)

  • The Quantitative Ability (MCQ) section was the difficult one compared to other sections. 
  • A significant number of questions were present from Numbers, Algebra, Pure Maths, and a few from Arithmetic as well. 
  • Have a look at the topic-wise number of questions asked.
Topic Number of questions
Data Interpretation (2 case lets) 10
Probability/P&C 9
Geometry 8
Sequences & Series 4
Logarithms 3
Set Theory 3
Mensuration 3
Time & Work 2
Complex Numbers 2
Functions 2
Time, speed, distance 2
Determinants 1
Trigonometry 1
Total 50

QA Type-In-Answer Type

Topic Number of questions
Functions, probability 5
P&C, polynomials, mensuration, set theory 5
Total 10

Section 2: Verbal Ability (MCQ)

  • This was the easiest section and all questions were doable.
  • The below table explains the number of questions from each topic.
Topic Number of questions
Reading Comprehension ( 2 passages, 250 words each) Fact based Q – 4, Opinion based Q-4, Vocabulary & understanding based Q- 4 12
Use of correct phrases in sentences 5
Use of correct words in sentences 5
Fill-in-the-blanks (Passage based) 5
Usage of words in sentences 5
Para jumbles 3
Paragraph inference 2
Paragraph completion 2
Grammatical error 1
Total 40

FAQ's

What is the exam pattern of the IPMAT Aptitude Test?

The exam pattern of the IPMAT Aptitude test is divided into two sections: Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Questions). There will be a total of 100 questions and each question carries four marks. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

What is the weightage of each section of the IPMAT 2021 Exam?

As per the IPMAT Syllabus, the question paper consists of two sections: Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Questions). Quantitative Ability Multiple Choice has 40 questions whereas the Quantitative Ability Short Answer section has 20 questions. The Verbal Ability section has 40 MCQ's.

What sub-topics are covered in the Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability section of the IPMAT Exam 2021?

The Quantitative Ability of the IPMAT Exam 2021 cover sub-topics like Algebra, numerical calculations, Data Interpretation, mensuration, profit and loss, set theory, Distance, Time and Work, etc whereas Verbal Ability section covers Comprehension of passages, vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, and Phrases, etc.

How is the IPMAT 2021 Analysis prepared?

On the day of IPMAT Exam, our team conduct a live analysis and take the feedback from students. This helps all aspirants of IPMAT to be aware of which type of questions are asked. 

What are the advantages of IPM 2021 Analysis?

Through the IPM 2021 Exam Analysis, students can

  • know the difficulty level off each subject.
  • know the number of good attempts
  • also, know the questions asked in each subject.

Can I watch the live IPMAT Rohtak Exam Analysis 2021?

Yes, we will update the live youtube link for students to watch the live analysis. Also, students go through the post to know about the analysis. 

Is IPMAT tough to clear?

With the right preparation strategy and following all preparation tips and tricks, students can definitely clear the exam with high score.