IPMAT 2021 Syllabus, Exam Pattern

IPMAT 2021 syllabus and exam pattern is available on this page. In IPM Aptitude Test (IPMAT) 2021 questions come from Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ and Short Answer Question-SA) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ). The candidates have to prepare the topics asked in these two sections. However, the syllabus of IPMAT is not prescribed by IIM Indore. But, on this page, we have listed the topics that are asked in the exam in the last few years. Questions in the exam are generally framed from these topics.

However, since there is no fixed syllabus, the candidates must prepare for IPMAT 2021 with a flexible approach. They should be ready for some surprises in the paper.

IPMAT 2021 Syllabus

As per the analysis for last year, the questions that are framed in IPMAT exam are from the following topics:

Quantitative Ability (MCQ and SA)

  • Profit, and Loss
  • Arithmetic
  • Sequences and series (AP and GP)
  • Set Theory
  • Permutation and combination
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Sets
  • probability and Venn Diagrams
  • Number System
  • Inequalities
  • Function
  • Distance, Time and Work
  • Data Interpretation
  • Algebra
  • Logariths
  • Geometry
  • Averages
  • Mensuration
  • Time, Speed
  • Percentage

Verbal Ability

  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Phrase replacement
  • Idioms / Phrases
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Word Usage
  • Para Jumble
  • Grammar

For more details on IPMAT 2021 syllabus, check the video below:

IPMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Following is the exam pattern of IPMAT 2021:

  • Total time of the exam: The exam is to be completed in 120 minutes. Each section is to be completed in 40 minutes
  • Total questions: The total number of questions is 100
  • Total sections: There are 3 sections
  • Marking scheme: Each question will carry 4 marks. There will be a negative marking of 1 negative mark for each wrong answer except the Quantitative Ability (SA) Section (these questions will not carry any negative marking).

Check the distributions of questions and time section wise below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime duration for the section
QA (MCQ)4040 Minutes
QA (SA)2040 Minutes
VA (MCQ)4040 Minutes

The candidates can check the previous year IPMAT question papers. Using the previous year papers you can check the topics asked in the exam. Also, you can understand the exam pattern better.

How to Prepare for IPMAT 2021?

The candidates can check below some tips that can be helpful in preparation of IPMAT 2021:

Study all subjects daily: The candidates have to consistent with their studies. Thus, you have to make sure that you are covering all the subjects daily. In IPMAT all the subjects are of equal importance and hence, no subject must be ignored.

Decide the target: The candidates have to decide what is their target. To be able to score a high rank in IPMAT, equally high preparation will be needed and hence be prepared.

Previous year question papers: Analyse the topics asked in the exam with the help of the previous year’s question papers. Since the syllabus is not prescribed by IIM Indore, check what topics are asked previously in the examination using the previous year question papers.

Mock tests: You can give lots of mock test to know your preparation level. Many mock test series are available online that can help you.

For more preparation tips check the video below:

Books to Use for IPMAT 2021 Preparation

Check some of the most useful books for IPMAT 2021 preparation:

IPMAT 2021 BooksBuy here
Complete Companion for
IIM Indore IPM (Integrated Programme in Management) Entrance Examination
Buy here
IIM Indore IPM Entrance Examination-Full Length Test seriesBuy here
SuperB 15 Mock Tests for IPM (IIM Indore) 2021
with 4 Solved Papers (2020 – 2017) & 5 Online Tests
Buy here
IIM IPMAT Preparation GuideBuy here

IPMAT 2021

IIM Indore conducts IPMAT annually for admission in IPM programme. IPM is a 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). This entrance test is held at the national level in around 30+ cities. The candidates who qualify the entrance test are then called for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview.  Only after qualifying all the three test, students will be granted admission to the IPM at IIM Indore.

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