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Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPM - AT) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern


The IPM Aptitude Test (IPMAT 2016) will be of multiple choice objective?type test.

The exam will be held in a paper pencil based format.

IPMAT 2016 will have 2 types of broad sections, namely Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.

The total number of questions will be 100, which are to be completed within 2 hours of duration.

4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and for each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of 1 mark.

The exam is of a total of 400 marks. 

Within the test, the Quantitative Ability section will carry higher weightage than that of the Verbal Ability section. 60% weight will be given to the Quantitative Ability (QA) section, 40% weight will be given to the Verbal Ability (VA) section.

Test duration- 2hours

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 1
No. Of Unit 4
No. Of Chapter 25
  1. Reading Comprehension
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
  1. Sentence Improvement
  2. Subject Verb Agreement
  3. Nouns
  4. Pronouns
  5. Adjective
  6. Adverbs
  7. Prepositions
  8. Tense
  9. Articles
  10. Verbs
  11. Modifiers
  12. Parallelism
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Word Usage
  3. Synoymns
  4. Idioms and Pharses
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Antonym
  7. Analogy
  8. Homophones
  9. Confusables
  10. Migratory Words
  11. Phrasal Verbs

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

IPMAT is still a pen and paper test. IPMAT exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection of questions is crucial here.

Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in IPMAT exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

So focus on basic quant syllabus. For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, revise the Class 5-10 NCERT school books. Since fast calculations can save time, practice with tables, squares, cubes and decimal-fraction conversions.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

Finally, practicing past years' IPMAT question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation.