IPMAT 2024 Exam Analysis: Quant SA Questions Difficult; Moderate VA; Check Scoring Scheme, Cut Offs for IIM Indore, Ranchi, IIFT, TAPMI

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Updated on May 23, 2024
IIM Indore IPMAT 2024 exam for IPM 2024-29 batch has got over at 4 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The exam was conducted in a single shift from 2 PM to 4 PM and was of moderate difficulty level while a few questions were found to be bit more difficult. MBAUniverse.com is the first to publish the IPMAT 2024 analysis immediately after the exam with its difficulty level, cut offs in IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi, IIFT and other top IPM Colleges accepting IPMAT score
IPMAT 2024 Exam Analysis

IPMAT 2024, conducted by IIM Indore, has got over at 4 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The exam was conducted in a single shift from 2 PM to 4 PM as a computer based test for admission to 150 seats of IIM Indore 5 year Integrated programme in Management 2024-29 batch. IPMAT score is also accepted for IPM admission by IIM Ranchi, IIFT Kakinada, TAPMI, Nirma University among other top IPM Colleges.

IPMAT 2024 was online computer based test of 2 hours duration as was last year. The exam was of moderate difficulty level while a few questions were found to be a bit more difficult. During last few years, IPM AT difficulty level has remained more or less similar and as such overall cut off for shortlisting may not change much. The IPMAT 2024 exam offers admission opportunity in IIM Indore 5 year IPM dual degree programme of BBA+MBA 2024-29 batch.

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IPMAT 2024 Exam Analysis: Key changes in Exam

  • IPMAT 2024 has reduced total questions from 100 to 90
  • IPMAT 2024 exam was conducted in the afternoon shift from 2 PM to 4 PM.
  • IPMAT 2024 consisted of Short Answer (SA) questions in QA section
  • Verbal Ability section has only MCQ type questions
  • Overall IPMAT 2024 exam was rated of Moderate Difficulty

IPMAT 2024 Exam: Overall Exam Analysis
IPMAT 2024 exam key highlights on revised exam pattern are

  • Test Pattern: Objective-type test with MCQs and Short Answer (SA) questions
  • Two sections Exam: Quantitative Ability (Divided into 2 sections); and Verbal Ability
  • No. of Questions: Reduced to 90
  • Time Duration: 120 minutes
  • Pre-Specified Order to Answer Questions: Candidates must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order is same for all the candidates.
  • QA (MCQ) Section Time Limit: 40 Minutes
  • QA (SA) Section Time Limit: 40 Minutes
  • VA Section Time Limit: 40 Minutes

IPMAT 2024 Analysis: Sectional Composition of Question paper:
IIM Indore IPMAT 2024 question paper sectional composition is as under

IPMAT 2024 Exam Sections
IPMAT Exam Question format
Number of Questions
Time duration for each section in IPMAT exam 2024 (In minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Multiple choice (MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Short Answer (SA)
Verbal Ability (VA)
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

IIM Indore IPMAT 2024 Exam Analysis: Marking Scheme

  • Scoring Pattern: Each correct answer carries +4 marks. 
  • Negative Marking (Only for MCQs): -1 mark for each wrong answer for MCQs
  • Negative Marking for Short Answer Questions: No Negative marking for Short Answer (SA) questions
  • Maximum Marks: 360

IPMAT 2024 Exam Analysis: Difficulty Level
IPMAT 2024 remained of Moderate Difficulty level exam. A few short answer (SA) questions in Quantitative Aptitude section of IPMAT 2024 were found bit more difficult. The cut offs are not expected to change much for shortlisting.

Calculation of Composite Score in IPMAT 2024 Exam
IIM Indore has revised the score computation formula for IPMAT 2024. The revised score calculation process for IPMAT 2024 Composite Score is:

  • Score in Quantitative Ability (MCQ) Section: 25 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Score in Quantitative Ability (SA) Section: 25 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Score in Verbal Ability Section: 50 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores
  • Based on above Composite Score, Candidates with highest Scores in each category will be shortlisted for Personal Assessment (PA). The PA round consists of Personal Interview (PI) the mode of which will be decided by the Admissions Committee in due course
  • The Maximum and Minimum scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sections by the candidates from the eligible pool

IPMAT Sectional Weightage 2024 for Final Selection
For final admission, IPMAT sectional weightage is:

  • Weightage of IPMAT 2024 Aptitute Test Score (ATS) = 65%
  • Weightage of Personal Assessment (PA) = 35%
  • Composite Score (CS)- Sum of above= 100%

IPMAT 2024 Cut offs for IPM Admission 2024
The eligible pool for shortlisting for PI round is created considering only the candidates having positive raw scores and a minimum marks in each of the three sections of Aptitude Test.

  • The minimum cut off mark in each section is decided by the Admissions Committee.
  • The minimum cut off mark in each section is based on the categories of applicants.
  • Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are rejected

Top BBA/IPM Colleges accepting IPMAT 2024 Scores for BBA admission 2024 include IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi, IIFT, TAPMI Bengaluru, NIRMA University among others. Below is shared the list of Top IPMAT colleges with programs offered, Fees and expected cut offs

BBA College Accepting IPMAT
Programme Name & Fees (Rs.in Lakhs)
Expected IPMAT 2024 Cut off
5 Year IPM (BBA+MBA): Rs. 38.19 lakhs
5 Year IPM (BBA+MBA): Rs. 33.13 Lakhs
5 Year IPM (BBA+MBA): Rs. 30.25 Lakhs
4 Year BBA (Hons): Rs. 15.00 Lakhs
Institute of Management, Nirma University Ahmedabad
5 Year IPM (BBA+MBA): Rs. 18.08 Lakhs
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
5 Year IPM (BBA+MBA): Rs.10 Lakhs

IIM Indore will conduct only Personal Interview and No WAT is proposed for IPM Admission 2024. Final Merit list is based on Aptitude Score and Personal Interview. IPMAT 2024 Result is expected in the second week of June 2024.

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