# IPMAT (IIM Indore) 2021: Exam Analysis

IPMAT 2021 was conducted by IIM-Indore on July 16, 2021 for admissions into its five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). After delays, the exam was conducted with a changed structure.

The paper comprised 60 questions across three sections: Quantitative Ability (MCQ); Quantitative Ability (Short Answers), and Verbal Ability (MCQ). The duration of the exam was reduced to 90 minutes (instead of the usual 120), with a sectional time limit of 30 minutes per section.

Every correct attempt would fetch 4 marks, while every incorrect attempt would attract a penalty of 1 mark (except for the short answer section).

### Overview: IPMAT 2021

 Section No. of Questions Time (in minutes) Good Score Quantitative Ability (SA) 10 30 24-28 Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 20 30 48-50 Verbal Ability (MCQ) 30 30 84-90 Total 60 90 156-168

### Analysis: Quantitative Ability (SA)

Like previous year, this was the first section of the paper, with 10 questions in total. There was no negative marking for this section; however, the questions were moderately difficult. This section also had questions with a mix of concepts.

 Topic No. of Questions Averages 1 Arithmetic Progression 2 Algebra 1 Number System 1 Geometry 2 Functions 1 Time and Work 1 Set Theory 1

An attempt of 7-8 questions can be considered good, despite no negative marking.

### Analysis: Quantitative Ability (MCQ)

The level of difficulty of this section was similar to that of the previous year. There were 20 questions, with a sectional time limit of 30 minutes.

The breakdown of this section is as follows:

 Topic Number of questions Data Interpretation (1 Set) 5 Trigonometry 2 Logarithm 1 Ratio & Proportion 1 Arithmetic Progression 2 Matrices and Determinants 1 Number System 1 Time, Speed and Distance 2 Permutation & Combination 1 Geometry 2 Functions 1 Percentages 1

Three questions from data interpretation set were inference based, more of logical; while the other two were slightly difficult. Just like last year, questions from higher maths were limited. Overall, this was a difficult section. An attempt of 13-14 questions can be considered a good one within the sectional time limit of 30 minutes.

### Analysis: Verbal Ability (MCQ)

This section was easy-to-moderately difficult. The 30 questions could easily have been completed within the given time frame. The section was very much like the 2019 paper, with reduced number of questions due to the revised structure.

The breakdown of this section is as follows:

 Topic Number of questions Reading-Comprehension (1 Passage) 6 Fill in the Blanks 5 Para Jumbles (TITA) 3 Sentence Correction 3 Word Usage 4-5 Idioms and Phrases 3 Synonyms 1 Para Completion 4-5

Given the revised structure, there was just one passage which was moderately lengthy. Similar to 2019, the questions on para jumbles did not carry any options.

Overall, students found this section to be easy; and thus cut-off for this section is expected to be higher than that of the other two sections, similar to last year. An attempt of 22-25 was possible in this section.

 Category QA (SA) QA (MCQ) VA (MCQ) EWS 12 12-13 40-42 General 20 24-26 64-68 NC-OBC 12 12-13 40-42 SC 8 7-10 26-28 ST 4 4 20 PwD 4 4 15-16

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