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How to Prepare for IPMAT 2021 PI and WAT - Check What's Next After IPMAT Results

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

Here are some of the best preparation tips that candidates must follow to give their best performance in the PI and WAT rounds of the IPMAT 2021 Selection Process.

How to Prepare for IPMAT PI and WAT

IPMAT 2021 is conducted for the selection of candidates for the Integrated Management Programme (BBA+MBA) offered by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore.

After the declaration of IPMAT Results, IPM admissions at IIM Indore are conducted based on the IPMAT 2021 Selection Process, which include Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

This might be the first experience for many of the candidates appearing for such a selection stage for a management institution right after leaving school. Hence, it is wise to be well-prepared for this section and go through all of the important information about IPMAT 2021 WAT & PI first beforehand.

In this article, we provide the best preparation tips for WAT and PI in IPMAT 2021.

Changes in IPMAT 2021 Selection Process

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IIM Indore has cancelled the WAT and PI stages of the IPMAT 2021 Selection Process. Instead, the institute will be conducting a video-based assessment for the final selection of candidates. IIM Indore has also released a revised weightage selecting candidates, which can be found given in the article below.

IPMAT 2021 Selection Dates

Before moving on to the preparation, candidates must take note of the important dates for the WAT and PI rounds of IPMAT 2021 so that they can plan accordingly.



IPMAT 2021 Exam Date

July 16, 2021

IPMAT 2021 Shortlist Release Date

To Be Announced

IPMAT 2021 Selection Round Dates

To Be Announced

IPMAT 2021 Selection Process

The IPMAT 2021 Selection Process takes place in the following stages.

  1. Candidates appear for IPMAT 2021.

  2. IIM Indore releases candidate shortlist.

  3. Candidates appear for the video-based assessment round.

  4. IIM Indore releases the composite score.

  5. Admissions are conducted based on the composite score.

The composite score is calculated based on the overall performance of the candidate. The weightage for the selection rounds.

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IPMAT 2021 Selection Weightage

Given below is a comparison of the old and new weightage scheme of the IPMAT 2021 Selection Process.


New Weightage

Old Weightage

IPMAT 2021 Score



Video-Based Assessment









IPMAT 2021 WAT and PI Preparation Tips

WAT and PI are both very important stages in the IPMAT 2021 Selection Process and hence proper preparation must be done for the same. Here are some of the best preparation tips for IPMAT 2021 WAT and PI that the students should keep in mind.

Work on Your General Awareness

Keeping updated with the current affairs and topics trending in the news is very beneficial for the WAT and PI stage. Aspirants should take a special interest in topics related to national and international importance. It would be advisable to maintain notes related to these topics and brush up on your general knowledge. It also helps to be a good reader and have varied interests for this stage.

Practise by Speaking and Writing

The WAT and PI stage test the soft skills of the candidate, including their ability to express themselves clearly either through speech or in writing. Students should practise both of these skills in their spare time to be well-prepared for this stage in the process. Pick any topic you like and write a short essay on it each day. The next day, go through that essay and try to find the mistakes and how you can make it better. Or show it to your teacher or a peer for feedback. Remember, working on these skills take time.

Work on Your Analytical & Critical Thinking Skills

Forming your own thoughts and having your opinions about any topic is important. Writing about a topic or facing an interviewer becomes much easier when you have clear reasoning behind your answers. When taking down notes about any event, make sure to include your opinions and thoughts about it as well. It is also a good idea to introspect about your choices and decisions since questions may be asked based on why you took certain decisions.

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IPMAT 2021 WAT Preparation Tips

Here are some of the important tips to keep in mind for the WAT round in IPMAT 2021.

  • Developing good writing skills takers time. It is important to practice each day.

  • When writing, make sure you are using right grammar. Use tools such as Grammarly to help you spot the mistakes.

  • It is recommended by experts to be precise and to-the-point when attempting a WAT.

  • A good strategy is to first spend some time planning out your essay in points and then elaborate those poins further.

  • When providing a statement in the essay, explain your reasoning behind the same.

  • Your essay should have a logical flow and clarity of thoughts. Focus on keeping it simple but thought-provoking instead of showing off your vocabulary.

  • Include data and facts, if available.

  • Make sure you have a good conclusion to your essay.

IPMAT 2021 WAT Topics

IPMAT 2021 topics are not very typical. Generally, topics are formed from discussions that we usually have from day-to-day and they do not require specialised knowledge about any field. WAT topics in IPMAT 2021 may be related to various issues faced by the citizens or based on social issues and topics. Even if a student feels like they don't have the complete data about any topic, they can write a general essay on the topic but their reasoning should be solid.

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IPMAT 2021 PI Preparation Tips

Here are some of the best tips to appear for the Personal Interview in IPMAT 2021.

  • Practice speaking clearly and in a voice that is audible but not loud enough to seem like you are shouting.
  • Grooming is very important. Make sure you have a clean haircut and are wearing a clean formal set of clothes on your interview.

  • It is up to you whether you want to take coaching for the interview. Some institutes conduct mock interviews that can be a good confidence-boosting experience for the candidate.

  • You can take a look at some of the most common questions asked and practice answering them. You can also prepare notes for some of the answers beforehand. However, it is not recommended to memorize pre-written answers as that will sound mechanical.

  • When appearing for the interview, stay calm and confident. The interviewer will also help you get comfortable before the process begins by asking some simple or personal questions.

  • Most of the candidates who appeared for the interview suggest to read the newspaper daily and to brush up basic concepts from your textbooks for the interview.

IPMAT 2021 PI Questions

Interviewers mostly ask questions related to the student's academic history, academic concepts or general knowledge during the interview. There is no single set of questions that may be asked. The interviewer may ask you anything that comes to their mind. They may also ask follow up questions on any point in your answer. The academic-related questions are also mostly based on basic concepts that we see and observe in our surroundings. However, the interviewer may also ask you to go into details. GK question may be related to famous personalities or trending news etc.

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