When To Start Preparing For IPMAT 2022

An effective strategy focuses on the importance of time. Considering important exams like IPMAT that opens the gateway to study in highly coveted IIMs preparation strategy plays a crucial role.  

Ever year more than fifteen thousand students appear for IPMAT entrance exam. This clearly indicates the level of competition.

As all of us have different speeds of learning and grasping concepts, a minimum duration of 6 months to 1 year is advised to score a good rank. 

What is the right time to start preparing for IPMAT 2022?

The Right time to start your preparation for IPMAT is ideally 6 months to 1 year before appearing in the examination. 
Many of you decides to prepare for IPMAT along side with your Board examinations preparation. For this you would require an effective study plan and strategy.

Since to be eligible for IPMAT, You must score a minimum of 60% of marks in  XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations if you belong to the General category.

Which indicates, you can not compromise with your board examination preparation as well.

To seek a balance between these two very important examinations, we have curated a study plan and preparation strategy that would guide you throughout this.

Download Free Study Material for IPMAT Exam by SuperGrads

Points to consider for IPMAT Study Plan

Quantitative Ability -Objective Type Questions(MCQ)
Quantitative Ability- Descriptive Type (Short Answers)
Verbal Ability-Objective Type Questions(MCQ)

  • In IPMAT exam, two sections are based on Quantitative Aptitude, and the other is based on Verbal Ability.

Quantitative Ability- 

Number systems, Common graphs & charts, Data Interpretation ,Mixtures and Alligations Distance, Time and Work, Averages, Quantitative reasoning,

Geometry Profit & Loss, Simple Equations, Percentages, Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination,

Ratio & Proportion Trigonometry, Set Theory, Problems on Ages, Logarithms

Verbal Ability- 

This section include questions from - Vocabulary (including Synonyms & Antonyms), Reading Comprehension, Grammar Sentence Rearrangement

Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, Correct Usage of words and phrases, Verbal Analogies ,Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning,

Inference based passages,  Prepositions Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Noun & Pronoun Errors

ipmat mock test

ipmat Mock test

Time Allotment :

Topic Preferred Time Allotment
Quantitative Aptitude 2-2.5 hours
Verbal Ability 2 hours
Reading Newspaper 45 minutes
Reading Comprehension 1 hour
Mock test + performance analysis  3 hours
Revision 1-1.5 hours
Solve Previous Year's Question Papers Weekly

In IPMAT exam, there is provision on sectional time duration. So time -management is the necessity of the exam.

Read: IPMAT Syllabus 2022 PDF Download Here


Is there negative marking in IPMAT?

Yes, for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

Who conducts IPMAT exam?

IPMAT is conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

What is the age limit for IPMAT exam?

Age limit for general category-20 years and SC/ST- 25 Years.

What is the selection process for IPMAT?

IPMAT selection procedure includes- Aptitude Test(AT), Writing ability test(WAT) and personal interview (PI).

Is IPMAT an online examination?

Yes, IPMAT is an online mode examination.