IIM Indore IPM 2016 was conducted by IIM Indore on May 13, 2016 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 23 questions in Quantitative Ability, there were 4 options in each question. No option was given for the remaining 23 questions.
Each correct attempt would fetch 4 marks and each incorrect attempt would attract a penalty of 1 mark.
Given below is a general overview of IPM 2016:
Section 
Number of Questions 
Suggested Time

Expected Score 
Quantitative Ability 
60 
80 
108110 
Verbal Ability 
40 
40 
105107 
Total 
100 
120 
220225 
The level of difficulty of Quantitative Ability section in IPM 2016 was high. There were 60 questions in this section. As opposed to previous years, there were 23 questions wherein the students were not given the options, they had to type the answers in the space provided.
The breakdown of this section is as follows:
Topic 
Number of questions 
Number System 
1012 
Arithmetic 
67 
Algebra 
1516 
Geometry, Trigonometry and Mensuration 
67 
Permutation Combination and Probability 
68 
Set Theory 
23 
Logical Reasoning 
2 sets (78) 
Miscellaneous 
23 
Total 
60 
The paper was a mix of various topics but was primarily dominated by Algebra, followed by Number System. There were 78 questions on Logical Reasoning and 56 questions from AP/GP and DivisibilityRemainders each. There were also 23 questions each from Inequalities and Quadratic Equations. One question each based on Coordinate Geometry and Higher Maths (Matrices and Determinants) was asked.
In 80 minutes, an attempt of 3133 can be considered a good attempt. A 108+ in this section can be considered a good score.
The difficulty level of Verbal Ability section was moderate. The 40 questions in this section could easily be completed in around 40 minutes.
The breakdown of this section is as follows:
Topic 
Number of questions 
Reading Comprehension 
8 (4 x 2) 
Fill in the Blanks (Two Blanks) 
56 
Synonyms 
34 
Antonyms 
34 
Sentence Completion 
56 
Para Jumbles 
46 
Analogy 
2 
Words Usage 
46 
Total 
40 
One Reading Comprehension passage was related to Urban Rage while the other was related to Love and Tolerance. A majority of the questions based on Reading Comprehension were indirect. Like last year, Fill in the blanks questions were vocabulary based.
An attempt of 3032 in this section can be considered a good attempt while a score of 105108 in this section can be considered a good score.
The level of difficulty of the entire paper can be summed up to be Moderate  Difficult. A student who had practiced our material sufficiently would not have found the paper challenging.
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