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Paper Patterns of IPMAT IIM Indore, IPMAT IIM Rohtak and JIPMAT

Different IIMs like IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya conduct their own entrance exams for entry to the Integrated Programme in Management in these colleges.

IPMAT exam is conducted by IIM Indore and JIPMAT is conducted for admissions in IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya. IIM Rohtak also conducts its own IPMAT exam.

It is crucial to understand the paper patterns of these exams to plan your preparation according to the sections covered in each exam and time and marks allotted to each section.

IPMAT, IIM Indore :

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) – Short Answer (SA) Type Questions2040 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)4040 minutes
Verbal Ability (VA)4040 minutes
TOTAL100 questions120 minutes
  • IPMAT exam of IIM Indore is a two hour exam.
  • Each correct answer carries +4 Marks. Hence Total Marks = 400 Marks. Each incorrect answer carries a negative marking of -1 Marks. An unattempted answer carries 0 Marks.

Hence we must keep Negative Marking  in mind while planning for how many questions we should attempt in IPMAT, IIM Indore !

  • Also Note that the negative Marking is applicable only to MCQ type questions and not to the Short Answer Questions in QA Section in IPMAT, IIM Indore. Hence an incorrect answer in that section would carry 0 marks

(Hence an IPM, IIM Indore aspirant must take that opportunity to try to attempt all questions in that section by making intelligent guesses – it could be by thinking of the closest answer possible !)

  • There is sectional time limit and sectional cut off for each section in the IPMAT exam and that particular section must be completed within the 40 minutes allotted

IPMAT, IIM Rohtak :

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)40 
Logical Reasoning (LR)40
Verbal Ability (VA)40
TOTAL120 questions120 minutes
  • This is a two hour exam
  • All Questions are in MCQ Format
  • Each Correct Answer carries +4 Marks and each incorrect answer has a negative marking of -1 Marks. An unattempted answer carries 0 Marks.
  • There is no sectional cut-off and no sectional time limit in IPMAT exam

(Hence one must always be careful while planning for how much maximum time one must spend on each section !)

JIPMAT :

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)33 
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation33
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension34
TOTAL100 questions150 minutes
  • This is a two and a half hour exam.
  • Exam is in MCQ Format
  • Each correct answer carries +4 Marks and each incorrect answer has a negative marking of -1. An unattempted answer carries 0 Marks.
  • There is no sectional time limit and no sectional cut-off.

(Hence plan your time for each section wisely so that each section gets adequate time !)

As an IPMAT aspirant, one must keep in mind the paper patterns of different IIMs like IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak and plan one’s strategy according to that. You must get used to the pattern of the paper through practising mocks and analysing which sections or topics need improvement !

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