IPMAT 2019 - IIM Rohtak: Exam Analysis

Today, IIM Rohtak conducted its first-ever Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) at various centers to select students for its five-year Integrated Program in Management after Class XII. IIM Rohtak now becomes the second IIM, after IIM Indore, to start the IPM program.

IPMAT by IIM Rohtak was a computer-based test designed to evaluate the analytical and reasoning abilities of candidates. The paper was of two hours’ duration with no sectional time limit. Initially, IIM had announced a sectional time limit of 40 minutes for each of the three sections. However, the sample paper released a few days ago had clearly mentioned that there will be no sectional time limit.

The exam comprised 120 questions from three broad sections: Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability. Students were surprised at the level of questions, which was, quite easy; with no questions from Higher Maths (contrary to the expectations associated with a management entrance exam).

Every correct attempt would fetch 4 marks, while for every incorrect attempt 1 mark would be deducted.

Shortlisted candidates, based on their application form and aptitude test results, will be called for a Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Overview of IPMAT 2019

Section Number of Questions Good Attempt Difficulty
Quantitative Ability 40 28-30 Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning 40 32-35 Easy
Verbal Ability 40 32-34 Easy
Total 120 92-99  

Quantitative Ability

This section had 40 questions. Most students found the section to be of easy-moderate difficulty level. Students were happy to see that there were no questions that could not be attempted. The emphasis in this section was on speed and time management.

Topic-wise breakup of questions (based on feedback)

Topic No. of Questions
Number System 2-3
Algebra 2-3
Time & Work 2
Time, Speed, and Distance 3-4
Averages 2-3
Probability 2-3
Geometry 2
Ratio and Proportion 4
Set Based 2-3
Clocks 3
Profit, Loss, and Discount 2

Overall, an easy section for majority, especially those who are good at calculations. An attempt of 28-30 was possible.

Logical Reasoning

One of the easiest sections of the paper, it had 40 questions that were asked from a range of topics but with a balanced approach.

Topic-wise break of questions (based on feedback)

Topic

No. of Questions

Statement-Assumption

3-4

Syllogisms

3-4

Parajumbles

5

Age

2

Family Tree

2-3

Inequalities

2-3

Calendar

1

Directions

2

Blood Relations

2

True-False

2-3

Overall, an easy section, where an attempt of 32-34 questions can be considered a good one.

Verbal Ability

This section was as per expectation; however, the reading-comprehension part was a surprise for all. The passages were very short. Many students gave the feedback that they don’t think it will be logical to call them “passages”. This section had a similar difficulty level as that of Logical Reasoning.

Topic wise break-up of questions (based on feedback)

Topic

No. of Questions

Reading Comprehension (2 passages)

6

Sentence Completion

5-6

Spelling Correction

5

Word/Phrase Replacement

4-5

Active-Passive Voice

3-4

Fill in the Blanks

2

Synonyms

3-4

Sentence Improvement

2-3

Parajumbles

3

Idioms

3

An attempt of 32-34 questions was possible in this section.

Overall, it was an easy paper; and the cut-offs are likely to be on the higher side. One could have managed to attempt 100-105 questions easily, with proper time management and speed.

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