IPMAT Exam Pattern 2022

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Updated on
April 21, 2022

IPMAT 2022 Pattern: Question Paper Revamped; Check Key Changes in Sectional Composition, Duration & Scoring pattern

IIM Indore IPMAT exam pattern goes on revised every year. This year also IPMAT exam pattern 2022 has been revised as compared to the last year IPMAT pattern. This year IPMAT will have more number of questions with increased time limit. IPMAT 2022 exam date is July 2, 2022 and the exam will be conducted in the morning shift from 10 AM to 12 Noon. IIM Indore has released the revised IPMAT 2022 exam pattern.

 

IPMAT 2022 is a computer based test and will be conducted at 34 test cities in India. It will be a 2 hour duration exam. Important details on revised IPMAT 2022 exam pattern with key changes are given below

 

IPMAT Pattern 2022: Important Changes
IPMAT exam pattern 2022 will be a Computer Based Test. It will be conducted at multiple test centers in 34 cities in revised pattern. The candidates will be required to go to the respective test centre for the exam. Following are the key changes as announced by IIM Indore in IPMAT 2022  

  • 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: 100
  • Time Duration: 120 minutes
  • Scoring Pattern: Each correct answer carries +4 marks. 
  • Negative Marking: -1 mark for each wrong answer for MCQs; No Negative marking for Short Answer (SA) questions
  • Maximum Marks: 400
  • 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 2022: Revised Exam Pattern

 

IIM Indore IPMAT exam pattern 2022 is as under

IPMAT Sectional Weightage 2022
IPMAT Exam Question format
Number of Questions
Time duration for each section in IPMAT exam 2022  (In minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Multiple choice (MCQs)
40
40
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Short Answer (SA)
20
40
Verbal Ability (VA)
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
40
40

IIM Indore IPMAT 2022 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme & Question Topics
Below is shared the revised marking scheme and key topics on which questions are asked in IPMAT 2022 exam pattern:

IPMAT Sectional Weightage 2022
Key Topics
Total Number of Questions
Time Allotted
Marks for Right Answer
Marks for Wrong Answer
Quantitative Ability (MCQs + SA)
Quantitative Ability: Percentages, Profit and Loss, Number System, Average
Data Interpretation (DI)
Logical Reasoning (LR)
60 (40 MCQs + 20 SA questions
80 Mins
4
-1 (only for 40 MCQs)
Verbal Ability
Reading Comprehension;
Vocabulary; Para Jumble & Logical Completion of Paragraph
40 MCQs
40 Mins
4
-1
Total
 
100
120 Mins
400
 

Calculation of Composite Score in IPMAT 2022 Exam Pattern
IIM Indore has revised the score computation formula for IPMAT 2022. The revised score calculation process for IPM-AT 2022 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 may consist of Video Based Assessment (VBA) or Personal Interview (PI) 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 2022 Cut offs for IPM admission 2022
The eligible pool for shortlisting for Personal Assessment (PA) 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

IPMAT Sectional Weightage 2022 for Final Selection
For final admission, IPMAT sectional weightage is:

  • Weightage of IPMAT 2022 Aptitute Test Score (ATS) = 65%
  • Weightage of Personal Assessment (PA) = 35%
  • Composite Score (CS)- Sum of above= 100%

Section wise IPMAT Pattern 2022
You need to prepare well on following key topics in each section of IPMAT 2022

IPMAT EXAM PATTERN

Quantitative Ability (QA) in IPMAT
QA 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.

 

IPMAT also has questions from Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). You can expect questions in Quantitative Ability section from Matrices, Determinants and basic questions from trigonometry.

 

Quantitative Ability: Difference between MCQs and SA Questions; Tips to attempt
Quantitative Ability (QA) questions in IPMAT exam pattern 2022 are divided into 2 parts – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Short Answer (SA) questions. Key points and guidelines to attempt each type of questions are given below:

Key Points of Difference/Similarity
MCQs – Multiple Choice Questions
SA-Short Answer Questions
Number of QA Questions in IPMAT 2022
40
20
Time Limit to Solve
40 Minutes
40 Minutes
Maximum Marks
160
80
Negative Marking
-1 for every wrong answer
No Negative Marking
Answer Options
4 ( Choose the right answer)
No Answer option given. Solve the question and write the correct answer in the given space
Difficulty level
Moderate
Moderate
How to Attempt?
Attempt from easy to difficult and skip the most difficult questions to avoid negative marking
Go from easy to difficult but try to attempt all the questions. No fear of negative marking

Verbal Ability Topics: This section consists of

  • Reading Comprehension: 3-4 passages with 5 questions each. The passages are asked from economy, culture and developmental issues.
  • Vocabulary: Around 10-12 questions 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.
Verbal Ability: Sectional Composition
MCQs – Multiple Choice Questions
SA-Short Answer Questions
Number of Questions in IPMAT 2022
40
Nil
Time Limit to Solve
40 Minutes
Nil
Maximum Marks
160
Nil
Negative Marking
-1 for every wrong answer
Nil
Answer Options
4 ( Choose the right answer)
Nil
Difficulty level
Moderate
NA
How to Attempt?
Attempt from easy to difficult and skip the most difficult questions to avoid negative marking
NA

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