IPMAT Syllabus 2021


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Updated on
April 29, 2021

IPM AT Syllabus 2021: Key Changes in Syllabus & Pattern, Section-wise syllabus topics

IIM Indore IPMAT 2021 Exam Paper to be held on July 16, 2021 will consist of two major sections – QA and VA. The first section on Quantitative Aptitude (QA) is split into two sections – MCQs and Short Answer (SA) questions while the second Verbal Ability (VA) section consists of all MCQs. IPM AT 2021 will be a computer based test of 2 hours duration and will be conducted in morning shift

  • Section-1: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning - 60 questions
  • Section-2: Verbal Ability& Reading Comprehension - 40 Questions

IPM AT 2021 Syllabus: Changed from Last Year
IIM Indore has changed the IPM AT 2021 exam pattern as compared to last year. So, before moving on to plan the complete IPM AT exam syllabus, check below the key changes in IPM AT 2021 exam pattern as against the last year pattern:

Components of IPMAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus
IPM AT 2021 Pattern & Syllabus
Last year IPM AT Syllabus & Pattern
Total Questions
Total Sections
Total questions in Section: Verbal Ability& Reading Comprehension (All MCQ)
Total Questions in Section: MCQ type -Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Total Questions in Section: Short Answer (SA) type -Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Time duration           
120 minutes
90 minutes
Scoring pattern
+4 marks for each correct answer
+4 marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking (Only for MCQs)
-1 mark for wrong answer
-1 mark for wrong answer

To help you prepare for IPM-AT 2021 in right direction, the Syllabus for IIM Indore IPMAT 2021, based on revised exam pattern, is as follows:


Syllabus Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  1. Number System
  2. Percentage
  3. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  4. Profit, Loss and Distance
  5. Average
  6. Time and Work
  7. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
  8. Time, Speed and Distance
  9. Sequence and Series
  10. Mensuration
  11. Permutations and Combinations
  12. Probability
  13. Equations
  14. Logarithm
  15. Geometry
  16. Coordinate Geometry
  17. Matrices and Determinants

Data Interpretation Syllabus

  1. Basics of Data Interpretation
  2. Data Sufficiency
  3. Practice Exercise on Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning Syllabus

  1. Sequencing and Arrangement
  2. Team Selection

Syllabus for Section 2: Verbal Ability& Reading Comprehension

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Para-jumble
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Para Completion
  6. Antonym, Synonym, Confusing Words
  7. Correction of Errors in sentences

One of the best books to prepare for IPMAT is ‘Crack the IIM Indore IPM Entrance Exam’, published by Pearson and written by IIM Lucknow Alumnus Nishit Sinha.

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