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IPMAT 2023 Exam Pattern - Section-wise Pattern, Marking Scheme, Weightage

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 09 Feb, 2023 16:55

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IPMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

IPMAT exam pattern 2023 has all the important details of the IPMAT question paper including the type of questions, marking scheme, sectional weightage, and other details. IPMAT 2023 will be conducted as a Computer-Based Test mode (CBT). IIM Indore has revised the exam pattern for IPMAT 2023. Find everything about the IPMAT exam pattern 2023 below.

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Highlights of IPMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the IPMAT 2023 exams must know the IPMAT Exam Pattern before appearing for it. It will help them enhance their preparations for the exams. Here are the highlights of the IPMAT Exam Pattern 2023:



Examination Mode


Total Number of Questions


Examination Duration

2 hours

Marking Scheme

+4 for every correct answer

-1 for every incorrect answer

Section-wise IPMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

IPMAT Exam Pattern is divided into two sections. Candidates will have to attempt both these sections to complete the exams. Additionally, the questions in the IPMAT Exam Pattern will have both MCQ and Short Answer Questions. The IPMAT Exam Pattern includes Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability sections. Out of which, the Quantitative Ability section will have 25 questions from the MCQ and the rest 25 questions will be Short Answer Type Questions. The duration for each section will be 40 minutes. 

Here are the details of the section-wise IPMAT Exam Pattern 2023:

Name of the Section

Number of Questions


Verbal Ability


40 minutes

Quantitative Ability- MCQ


40 minutes

Quantitative Ability- SA


40 minutes


100120 minutes

IPMAT 2023 Marking Scheme

The IPMAT Exam Pattern includes positive and negative markings. Each correct answer will award 4 marks. Whereas for every wrong answer, there will be a deduction of 1 mark. However, the Short Answer Type Questions of the Quantitative Ability section will not have any negative marking, as there are no correct or wrong answers. Apart from the short answer questions, all the Multiple -Choice Questions (MCQs) will follow the same marking scheme across the entire IPMAT Exam Pattern. 

Candidates must know the marking scheme to decide wisely whether to attempt an unfamiliar question or not. Listed below is the detailed marking scheme as per the IPMAT Exam Pattern 2023:



For correct answer 

+4 marks 

For incorrect answer 

- 1 mark 

For unattempted answer


Note: No marks will either be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted by the candidates.

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FAQs about IPMAT Exam Pattern

What is the IPMAT Exam Pattern?

IPMAT Exam Pattern describes the scheme which will be followed in conducting the exam. It describes the sections, number of questions in each section, duration, marking scheme etc.

In which mode is IPMAT conducted?

IPMAT is conducted in the online mode as a Computer Based Test (CBT).

How many sections are there in IPMAT?

The IPMAT question paper will be divided into three sections as per the official exam pattern.

What are the different sections of IPMAT?

The three sections in IPMAT Exam Pattern are Quantitative Ability (MCQ-type), Quantitative Ability (SA-type) and Verbal Ability.

What is the total number of questions in IPMAT?

There are a total of 100 questions in the IPMAT question paper which are divded as 40 in QA (MCQ), 20 in QA (SA) and 40 in VA.

What is the total time duration of the IPMAT question paper?

The total time duration of IPMAT will be 2 hours.

Is there a sectional time limit in the IPMAT question paper?

Yes, a time duration of 40 minutes has been assigned for each section of IPMAT.

How many marks are awarded for each correct question in IPMAT?

Each question in the IPMAT question paper carries 4 marks, which are awarded on a correct answer.

Is there any negative marking in IPMAT?

Yes, 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer in IPMAT.

Is there any penalty for unanswered questions in IPMAT?

No penalty is levied on any number of unanswered questions in IPMAT.

Is there any negative marking in IPMAT exam?

There is negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer in IPMAT

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Will there be an option of using calculator in IPMAT 2020 new exam pattern?

-VEDANT MAHESHWARIUpdated on May 20, 2023 04:12 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Yes, the new exam pattern of IPMAT 2020 allows calculator for most of the questions. Students can access the online calculator provided on the screen to save their calculation time. The IPMAT entrance exam was conducted on 7th September 2020. The exam was conducted in a safe environment keeping in mind the COVID 19 safety guidelines. The difficulty level of the IPMAT 2020 exam was moderately difficult. You can check the paper analysis of IPMAT provided here. Besides this, you can check the result of IPMAT and selection process of IIM Indore from the official website of the …


i have got IPMAT centres but can i go anywhere from these centres for giving my exam? or they will allot me a centre??

-ADITYA KAILASH MAHESHWARIUpdated on May 03, 2023 02:55 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Your exam centre for IPMAT 2021 will be allotted by the conducting body and you will have to appear on your allotted exam centre itself. IIM Indore will send the confirmation for the test centre via SMS or Email to your registered contact details.


What are some of the best reference books for IPMAT?

-RajivUpdated on February 15, 2021 05:30 PM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

There are many books available in the market for IPMAT preparation. Some of IPMAT best books are provided below. 

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

We advise you to go through all the books and choose the book that you find suitable. If you have more doubts regarding IPMAT entrance exam, you can write back to us.

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