IIM Indore IPM: IPM 2017 Analysis



IIM Indore IPM 2017 was conducted by IIM Indore on May 16, 2017 for admission to its five year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). The exam comprised 100 questions from two broad sections viz. Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability. The time limit of the exam was 120 minutes. Save 9-10 questions in Quantitative Ability, there were 4 options in each question. No option was given for the remaining 9-10 questions.

Each correct attempt would fetch 4 marks and each incorrect attempt would attract a penalty of 1 mark.

In this year's paper, there were 3 questions where more than one option was correct. In these questions, there was no negative marking.

Given below is a general overview of IPM 2017:

Section

Number of Questions

   Time

(in minutes)

Expected Score

Quantitative Ability

60

75

105 -107

Verbal Ability

40

45

105-107

Total

100

120

215-220

IPM 2017 Analysis: Quantitative Ability

The level of difficulty of Quantitative Ability section in IPM 2017 was high. There were 60 questions in this section. As opposed to previous years, there were 2-3 questions wherein the students were not given the options, they had to type the answers in the space provided.

The break-down of this section is as follows:

Topic

Number of questions

Number System

4-5

Arithmetic

4-5

Algebra

18-19

Geometry and Mensuration

6-7

Permutation Combination and Probability

6-7

Set Theory

2-3

Logical Reasoning

2 sets (7-8)

Complex Numbers

4-5

Matrices and Determinants

4-5

Miscellaneous

5-6

Total

60

The paper was a mix of various topics but was primarily dominated by Algebra, followed by Modern Maths. There were 7-8 questions on Logical Reasoning and 5-6 questions from AP/GP and Divisibility-Remainders each. There were also 2-3 questions each from Inequalities and Quadratic Equations. 4-5 questions were asked from Matrices and Determinants and Complex Numbers each.

In 75 minutes, an attempt of 30-32 can be considered a good attempt. A 105+ in this section can be considered a good score.

IPM 2017 Analysis: Verbal Ability

The difficulty level of Verbal Ability section was easy - moderate. The 40 questions in this section could easily be completed in around 45 minutes.

The break-down of this section is as follows:

Topic

Number of questions

Reading Comprehension

11

Fill in the Blanks (Two Blanks)

5-6

Synonyms

1

Sentence Completion

5-6

Para Jumbles

4-6

Sentence correction

5-6

Para completion

3-4

Total

40

There were two Reading Comprehension passages. One passage was on the geological formation of rocks while the second passage concentrated on social networking and its impact on teenagers.

Fill in the blanks questions were easy. The sentence correction questions tested the student’s concept of grammar.


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