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Important Topics For IPMAT

As the IPMAT-22 examination date is around the corner, the curiosity and anxiety levels are over the roof. IPMAT is IIM-Indore’s one-of-a-kind unique program which offers incentives to the students to create and hone their analytical and business skills right after 12th grade in a premium B-School. Big deal ha! In this article, you will find section-wise detailed topics that are generally observed in the IPMAT examination. The authorities do not provide a proper pattern. However, after analyzing previous years’ papers, these are some topics that you should prepare for the upcoming examination.

Let’s get an overview of the paper pattern:

IPMAT exam comprises of 100 questions distributed over 3 sections: Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ), Quantitative Aptitude (SA), and Verbal Ability (MCQ).

There is a negative marking of -1 for every incorrect answer whereas the correct answer rewards you with 4 marks.

I will be analyzing the paper pattern from the point of view of a commerce without math student. Before diving deep into the analysis part, I would like to say that IPMAT is mostly about time management. If you are affluent in basic 10th-grade mathematics, English usage, and moderate grammar then that’s it, everything above that is just an additional feather in your cap.

Here’s a list of all the important topics that you should cover to excel this examination:

Quantitative Aptitude:

In this section, I will include topics from both MCQ and Short Answers Section. I will reiterate that this is from the point of view of a commerce without math candidate and I am sure if anyone religiously follows these concepts then it’s a matter of time until they get a call.

Due to the global Pandemic, some changes were made in the paper pattern. The number of questions in this domain was decreased to 30 from the previous 60. It doesn’t matter how many numbers of questions are there this year in the examination, but the concept will always remain the same.

They are:

Number System, Averages, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture and Allegations, Ratio-Proportion and Partnership, Time Speed Distance, Time and Work, Logarithms, Arithmetic & Geometric Progressions, Probability, Basic trigonometry till 10th, Geometry — Lines & Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Circles, and Mensuration — Algebra: Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, and all the formulae.

Extending your existing comfort zone, these are the topics that are very easy and can be done with a little extra effort: Determinants, Binomial theorem.

Verbal Ability:

“Betty Botter bought some butter, but the butter, it was bitter. If she put it in her batter, it would make her batter bitter, but a bit of better butter, that would make her batter better.” Don’t worry; no one will ask you a tongue twister. it is just an indication that unexpected things could happen anytime, anywhere.

The topics that should be covered for this section are:

Subject-Verb Agreement, Synonyms-Antonyms, Parallelism, Modifiers, Tenses, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Idiom-Phrases, Reading Comprehension, Syllogisms, Noun and pronoun errors, Etymology-Roots, Para jumbles, and Sentence Completion.

Also, to all the candidates who feel this is too overwhelming, then remember, you are opting for a program that offers you incremental opportunities for your life and to achieve something extra, you have to do something extra 😉

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