IPMAT (IIM Indore) 2023 is over. The paper pattern was the same as last year, that is, three sections for a total of 360 marks.
According to feedback from students, the overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. There were no surprises in the paper, and as compared to last year's. The cut-offs are expected to be almost similar to last year's.
This page offers details on the section-wise breakdown and difficulty level of the paper, any surprises in the paper pattern, and expert analysis of expected cut-offs.
Milestone | Date/ Deadline |
Announcement of Interviews |
End of June 2023 |
Final Announcement of the result |
Second week of July 2023 |
* Source: Official website of IIM Indore.
The table mentions all sections, the number of questions in every section, and section-wise weightage as per the official announcement for the year 2023.
Section |
Time |
Weightage |
No of Questions |
Quantitative Ability (SA) |
40 minutes |
25% |
15 questions |
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) |
40 minutes |
25% |
30 questions |
Verbal Ability |
40 minutes |
50% |
45 questions |
Total duration of 2 hours will be provided to answer a total of 90 questions distributed in across three sections.
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IPMAT 2022 was conducted by IIM-Indore on July 2, 2022, for admissions into its five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). To the surprise of everyone, the exam was conducted with a revised structure with no prior information given to candidates.
The paper comprised 90 questions across three sections: Quantitative Ability (MCQ); Quantitative Ability (Short Answers), and Verbal Ability (MCQ). The duration of the exam was 120 minutes, with a sectional time limit of 40 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).
Section |
No. of Questions |
Time (in minutes) |
Good Score |
Quantitative Ability (SA) |
15 |
40 |
32-40 |
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) |
30 |
40 |
72-80 |
Verbal Ability (MCQ) |
45 |
40 |
128-136 |
Total |
90 |
120 |
232-256 |
This section had 15 questions in total. This section had no negative markings; however, the questions were of a moderate-difficult level. This section also had questions with a mix of concepts.
Topic |
No. of Questions |
Arithmetic-Time, Speed & Distance |
1 |
Arithmetic-Averages |
1 |
Arithmetic-Profit and Loss |
1 |
Number System-Series |
1 |
Number System-Arithmetic Progression |
2 |
Permutation & Combination |
2 |
Set Theory |
1 |
Algebra-Binomial Theorem |
1 |
Algebra-Modulus |
1 |
An attempt of 8-10 questions can be considered good, despite no negative marking.
The level of difficulty of this section was similar to that of the previous year, and was considered moderate. There were 30 questions, with a sectional time limit of 40 minutes.
The breakdown of this section is as follows:
Topic |
No. of Questions |
Arithmetic-Time, Speed & Distance |
1 |
Arithmetic-Mixtures & Allegations |
1 |
Arithmetic-Ratio & Proportion |
1 |
S.I & C.I |
1 |
Trigonometry |
2 |
Geometry (Circle and tangents) |
2-3 |
Arithmetic-Averages |
1 |
Geometry- Triangle |
1 |
Number System |
3 |
Algebra-Modulus |
1 |
Logarithm |
2-3 |
Functions |
3 |
Probability |
1-2 |
Arithmetic Progression |
1 |
Matrix and Determinants |
1 |
Combination & Arrange (Set) |
5 |
Linear Equation |
1 |
Permutation and Combination |
1 |
Just like last year, questions from higher maths were limited. Overall, this was a difficult section. An attempt of 18-20 questions can be considered a good one within the sectional time limit of 40 minutes.
This section was easy-to-moderately difficult. The 45 questions could easily have been completed within the given time frame.
The breakdown of this section is as follows:
Topic | No. of Questions |
Reading Comprehension (2 P) |
12 |
Fill in the Blanks |
5 |
Sentence Improvement |
5 |
Idioms and Phrases |
4 |
Error Spotting |
4 |
Para-jumbles |
5 |
Sentence Completion |
5 |
Overall, students found this section to be easy-moderate; 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 30-32 was possible in this section.
Section | Good Attempts |
Good Score |
Quantitative Aptitude (SA) |
10-11 |
40-44 |
Quantitative Aptitude(MCQ) |
18-20 |
72-80 |
Verbal Ability |
35-36 |
140-144 |
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