IPMAT Exam Pattern 2020

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Updated on
March 27, 2020

IIM Indore has postponed the IPM AT 2020 exam date from April 30, 2020.Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, IIM Indore has informed, "In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, IIM Indore has decided to postpone the IPM Aptitude Test (IPMAT 2020) which was originally scheduled on Thursday, April 30, 2020. The new date of the test will be announced in the next few days depending upon the situation. The last date of registration for the test has also been extended till Monday, April 20, 2020 (original date was Monday, March 30, 2020).     


 IPMAT 2020 will be a computer based test. The IIM Indore IPMAT paper pattern has been fairly similar over the years. The pattern of IPM-AT 2020 is:


IPM AT 2020 exam date is April 30, 2020. It will be a computer based test. Last date to apply for IPM AT 2020 is March 30, 2020. The IIM Indore IPMAT paper pattern has been fairly similar over the years. The pattern of IPM-AT 2020 is:

  • IPMAT 2020 is an objective-type test comprising MCQs and Short Answer (SA) questions
  • There are two sections namely Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability
  • There are 100 questions in total with a time duration of  2 hours
  • Each correct answer carries 4 marks. 
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer for MCQs.
  • There is No Negative marking for Short Answer (SA) questions
  • Candidates must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order is same for all the candidates.
  • Quantitative Ability section has a time limit of 80 minutes
  • Verbal Ability section has a time limit of 40 minutes.

IPM Aptitude Test 2020 Structure

Section Name
Questions format
Number of Questions
Time duration for the section (In minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Multiple choice (MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Short Answer (SA)
Verbal Ability (VA)
Multiple Choice (MCQs)

IIM Indore IPM AT 2020 Exam: Key topics and marking system

Key Topics
Total Number of Questions
Time Allotted
Marks for Right Answer
Marks for Wrong Answer
Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Ability: Percentages, Profit and Loss, Number System, Average
Data Interpretation (DI)
Logical Reasoning (LR)
80 Mins
1 (only for 40 MCQs)
Verbal Ability
Reading Comprehension;
Vocabulary; Para Jumble & Logical Completion of Paragraph
40 Mins
120 Mins

Quantitative Ability
Questions are asked from a range of topics like Percentages, Profit and Loss, SI and Cl. Number System, Average, Mixture and Solution, Ratio and Proportion, Time Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Progressions, Geometry and Mensuration, Inequalities, Logarithms and Graphs.


IPM AT 2020 consists of questions from Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) also. You can expect questions in Quantitative Ability section from Matrices, Determinants and basic questions from trigonometry.


Verbal Ability Topics: This section consists of

  • Reading Comprehension: 2-3 passages with 5 questions each. The passages were asked from economy, culture and developmental issues.
  • Vocabulary: Around 10-12questions on Antonyms and Synonyms,
  • Other types of Questions: Other types of questions in this section include Para Jumble& Logical Completion of Paragraph, Best Summary questions, Word Usage, Fill in the Blanks and Proper Usage of Words.

Calculation of Composite Score
IIM Indore calculates IPM-AT Composite Score as:

  • Score in Quantitative Ability (MCQ) Section: 30 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Score in Quantitative Ability (SA) Section: 35 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Score in Verbal Ability Section: 35 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores (max 100)
  • Based on above Composite Score, Candidates with highest Scores in each category are invited for interview.

Cut offs in IPM AT 2020
The eligible pool for shortlisting for Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI) 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 will be decided by the Admissions Committee.
  • The minimum cut off mark in each section will be based on the categories of applicants.
  • Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are rejected

Weightage for Final Selection
For final admission interviews, weightages are:

  • Weightage of Exam = 50%
  • Weightage of Personal Interview = 35%
  • Weightage for WAT=15%

IIM Indore IPMAT exam paper sections are stabilized now in two sections with number of questions and scoring pattern as was last year. In previous papers, there were 60 Questions in Section 1 of IPMAT and 40 in Section 2.


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