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How to Crack IPMAT 2021 - Best Tips and Tricks to Crack IPMAT Exam

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: June 07, 2021 | IPMAT

Cracking IPMAT provides a candidate with a chance to take admission to the Integrated BBA + MBA course offered by IIM Indore. Check out the best preparation tips and how to crack IPMAT 2021 here.

How to Crack IPMAT 2021

Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) 2021 is an institute-level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore. Qualifying this test is a mandatory requirement for all of the candidates seeking admission to the integrated programme (BBA + MBA) offered by IIM Indore.

IPMAT 2021 is an interesting exam as it provides a candidate with a chance to study at an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) directly after Class 12th. Plus, since candidates are studying an integrated course, they do not have to sit for any MBA entrance exam or go through the IIM Selection Process to get an MBA degree from IIM Indore.

Hence, this is a highly recommended exam for any candidate who wants to pursue management courses after Class 12th. In this article, we take a look at some of the best tips and tricks to crack IPMAT 2021.

IPMAT 2021 Exam Dates

Given below are the important dates of IPMAT 2021.

Event

Dates

IPMAT 2021 Application Window (Extended)

March 23 - June 4, 2021

IPMAT 2021 Application Form Correction Window

June 7 - 8, 2021

IPMAT 2021 Admit Card Release

To be announced

IPMAT 2021 Exam Date

July 16, 2021

How to Crack IPMAT 2021

IPMAT 2021 is a competitive exam and it is important for candidates to do thorough preparation and research about the exam before appearing for it. Since the exam provides admission to one of the best IIMs in India, the competition can get a bit difficult even if a candidate manages to cover the complete IPMAT 2021 Syllabus

Thoroughly Understand the IPMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

It is very important to go through the IPMAT exam pattern first before a candidate starts preparing for the exam. The IPMAT 2021 exam pattern is fairly simple and has been given below.

Section

No. of Questions

Type of Questions

Duration

Quantitative Ability (MCQ)

40

Multiple-Choice Questions

40 minutes

Quantitative Ability (SA)

20

Short-Answer Type Questions

40 minutes

Verbal Ability

40

Multiple-Choice Questions

40 minutes

TOTAL

100

--

120 minutes

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Take Note of the IPMAT Marking Scheme

IPMAT 2021 has a penalty for incorrect answers and hence students must always play it safe and avoid losing marks due to careless mistakes. The IPMAT Marking Scheme is as follows.

Correct Answer

+4 marks per correct answer

Incorrect Answer

-1 mark per incorrect answer

Set Your Target Score

There is no point doing all of the hard work without having a target in mind. Not every candidate aspires to score the 1st rank in an exam, which is perfectly fine if their target is to qualify. However, remember that aiming for a higher score will increase your chances of getting selected. Depending on the difficulty level of the exam, the cut off can reach 200+ marks or might even go higher. candidates also have to clear the section-wise cut-offs of IPMAT. The category-wise IPMAT cut off in the past years can be checked below for reference.

IPMAT 2020 Cut Off

Category

QA (MCQ)

QA (SA)

VA

General

28

25

72

EWS

201238

NC-OBC

20

12

38

SC

12

7

32

ST

5

4

15

EWS

5

5

14

The following table shows the 2019 section-wise cut off scores of IPMAT.

IPMAT 2019 Cut Off

Category

QA (MCQ)

QA (SA)

VA

General

16

40

100

EWS

201238

NC-OBC

20

12

38

SC

12

7

32

ST

5

4

15

EWS

5

5

14

Candidates must note that the cut off scores specify the minimum marks that were required to qualify for any particular year and these must not be set as target scores. The cut off marks of a year have no relation whatsoever to the marks of the next year. However, it can help a candidate get an idea of the score required to clear the exam.

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It is a Game of Time Management

Each section of IPMAT has a limited duration of 40 minutes. Hence, it is vital that a candidate carefully and effectively uses these 40 minutes for each section. Think of it as appearing for three 40-minute exams back-to-back instead of writing one 120-minute exam. When attempting a section, attempt the easiest questions in the first pass and come back in the second pass for the difficult ones. If you feel like you are getting stuck for too long on a question, it is best to move on and come back to it when the rest are done.

Best Tips to Crack IPMAT

Here are some of the best tips to help a candidate crack IPMAT 2021.

  • Do not rely on guesswork. If you do not know the answer to a question, move on to the next.

  • The QA section in IPMAT is a bit difficult as can be seen from the cut-off. If you are unsure about any question, just move on to the next as time will fly by.

  • Finish the less time-consuming questions in the VA section (such as fill in the blanks, vocabulary etc.) as soon as possible. Attempt the other questions on the second pass.

  • The focus should be on being accurate while also maximizing your number of attempts. If a question seems very difficult, move on immediately.

  • Make sure you are using good quality study material to prepare for the exam. There are several good books available in the market from reputed publishers. NCERT books and previous year papers are also recommended for the QA section.

  • Do not underestimate the difficulty level of the exam. Even though the pattern and syllabus may seem simple, it is still a qualifying test for an IIM and will be a tough nut to crack.

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Attempting Mocks is Important

Attempting mock tests is as important as preparing for the exam. Attempt a mock at the beginning of your preparation phase to gauge how prepared you are for the exam. Throughout your preparation try to attempt one mock per week and increase to a mock test daily in the final week of the preparation.

Download Previous Year Papers

Solving previous year papers is an excellent way to get a sense of what types of questions are asked in the exam. Sometimes, the conducting body may repeat the type of questions after slight changes, which can work to the advantage of the candidate. Make sure that you have a strategy to attempt difficult questions in the exam. The IPMAT previous year papers can be downloaded here.

IPMAT 2020 Question Paper

IPMAT 2019 Question Paper

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These were some of the best tips to help you crack IPMAT 2021. If you have any queries, make sure to post them on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. For help regarding admissions, fill the Common Application Form (CAF) or call our helpline number 18005729877.

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FAQs

What is IPMAT 2021?

IPMAT 2021 is an entrance exam conducted for admission to the Integrated Programme in Management (BBA + MBA) offered by IIM Indore.

Is IPMAT 2021 an easy exam?

Going by the previous year trends, IPMAT 2021 can be expected to be a rather challenging exam to attempt for any candidate.

Which is the most difficult section in IPMAT 2021?

IPMAT 2021 has three sections QA (MCQ), QA (SA) and VA. Out of these, QA (MCQ) and QA (SA) appear to be the most difficult sections to attempt.

How many mocks should I attempt to crack IPMAT 2021?

In order to crack IPMAT 2021, it is best to first attempt a mock at the beginning of the preparation to gauge your peparation followed by 1 mock test per week or per two weeks. However, in the final stage of exam preparation, make sure you increase your mock attempts to up to 1 attempt per day.

Does IPMAT have sectional cut offs?

Yes, IPMAT has sectional as well as overall cut offs to select candidates for the admission phase.

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