IPMAT Exam Pattern 2020

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Updated on
September 2, 2020

IIM Indore IPMAT 2020 exam pattern is completely revised. IPM AT 2020 exam date is September 7, 2020. The exam will be conducted in the afternoon and will be a computer based and centre based test of 90 minutes duration now.


IIM Indore has made many changes and has completely revised the IPMAT 2020 exam pattern and test structure


IPMAT 2020: Key Changes Announced
IPMAT 2020 is a Computer Based Test which will be conducted at the test centres in revised pattern The candidates will be required to go to the respective test centres for the exam. Following are the key changes as announced by IIM Indore in IPMAT 2020 a few days before the IPMAT 2020 exam date:


So far, the IIM Indore IPMAT paper pattern has been fairly similar over the years. This year the pattern of IPM-AT 2020 is revised in view of Covid-19 pandemic:

  • 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: 60 (Reduced from earlier 100 questions)
  • Time Duration: 90 Minutes (Reduced from ealier 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: 240 (Reduced from earlier 400 Marks)
  • 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: 30 Minutes (Reduced from earlier 40 Minutes)
  • QA (SA) Section Time Limit: 30 Minutes (Reduced from earlier 40 Minutes)
  • VA Section Time Limit: 30 Minutes (Reduced from earlier 40 minutes)

IPMAT 2020: Revised Exam Pattern
IIM Indore has released the completely revised pattern for IPMAT 2020 a few days before the exam date which is September 7, 2020

Sections in IPMAT Exam 2020
IPMAT Exam Question format
Number of Questions
Time duration for each section in IPMAT exam 2020  (In minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Multiple choice (MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Short Answer (SA)
Verbal Ability (VA)
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

IIM Indore IPM AT 2020 Exam: Revised Marking Scheme & Key Question Topics
IPMAT 2020 marking scheme has been changed with reduced number of questions in each section. Below is shared the revised marking scheme and key topics on which questions are expected in IPMAT 2020 exam:

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 Mins
-1 (only for 20 MCQs)
Verbal Ability
Reading Comprehension;
Vocabulary; Para Jumble & Logical Completion of Paragraph
30 Mins
90 Mins

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.


IPM AT 2020 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 2020 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 2020
Time Limit to Solve
30 Minutes
30 Minutes
Maximum Marks
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
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. Ne fear of negative marking

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 in IPMAT 2020
IIM Indore has changed the score computation formula for IPMAT 2020. The revised score calculation process for IPM-AT 2020 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 Video Assessment which has replaced the personal interview round in selection process for IPM 2020-25 batch
  • The Maximum and Minimum scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sections by the candidates from the eligible pool

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, weightages are:

  • Weightage of IPMAT 2020 Aptitute Test Score (ATS) = 85%
  • Weightage of Video Assessment (No Personal Interview will be held)= 15%

IIM Indore IPMAT exam paper sections are revised this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. IIM Indore has clarified, “Owing to the prevailing situation the Admissions Committee After the due discussion and deliberation revised the Selection Procedure for IPM 2020-25 Batch, the revised procedure will be applicable from the stage-2 of the selection process.”


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