IPMAT preparation guide – start right after 10th std

IPM and IPMAT

IPMAT is an aptitude examination administered for entry to its five-year program, IPMAT, by IIM Indore (Integrated Program in Management). IPM is a dual degree program (Bachelors + Masters) for students clearing the 12th grade offered by IIM Indore. It is a program that requires an IIM to be entered only after the 12th level. For securing admission in IPM, aspirants have to clear IPMAT and the shortlisted candidates then go through the Written Skill Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI) round.

IPM Aptitude Test 2020 Structure

IPMAT is a computer-based online exam. The test has a length of 2 hours. Three groups, namely Quantitative Ability (MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA), and Verbal Ability, address a total of 100 questions (MCQ). In a pre-specified order that is the same for all the applicants, the candidate must pursue the sections.

Section Name

Questions format

Number of Questions

Time
(In Minutes)

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Multiple choice (MCQs)

20

30

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Short Answer (SA)

10

30

Verbal Ability (VA)

Multiple Choice (MCQs)

30

30

Each problem carries four marks. Except for the Quantitative Ability (QA) portion, 1 mark is negative for each incorrect answer.

After evaluating the paper pattern and syllabus for both IPMAT Indore 2021 and IPMAT Rohtak 2021, it can be said that both papers are idea-based and that Quantitative Capacity is more weighted by IPM Indore. In IPMAT Indore, IPM Indore gives 60 percent weight to QA, while for all 3 pieces, IPM Rohtak has equal weight.

 

Preparation plan

The Basics: Periodically study and practice questions based on these principles, the fundamental concepts of Mathematics and Grammar from class 6 to class 10. They also discuss Mathematics in Class 11 and 12.

Practice Section by Section: Section by section, practice simple to a high level of difficult questions and you can perfect each subject that you can later consider as your strengths.

Plan your IPMAT Training: Plan your IPMAT preparation for 1-2 hours every day. With an emphasis on the everyday practice of mathematics, 1-2 RC passages, grammar, and vocab. set mocks, sectional assessments, and subject tests for 1 day a week. If you are turning up for IPMAT Rohtak, then try to solve 1-2 puzzles or LR sets assisted daily by standard subject tests and sectional tests.

Study Tests: IPMAT 2021 is an exam that tests you on both bits of knowledge of the subject and expertise in time management. Writing mocks will help you handle your time and will also take you to the document and conditions of the final day. Schedule the mocks at least once every 10 days for both IPMAT Indore and IPMAT Rohtak.

Check every mock: This is a very significant step in your planning. Make sure you spend at least 3-4 hours evaluating each mock you compose qualitatively. Until looking at alternatives, re-attempt the text. Analyze your strengths and shortcomings. This will help you understand the sorts of problems you can actually leave or how you can correctly answer them and close the difference between your planning and the cut-off from IPMAT.

Do not postpone your training: Do not wait until your 12th to start to kick start your preparation for IPMAT. Immediately dive in 11th into IPMAT planning so that you can keep IPMAT studies aside without worries during the tables. Also, don’t wait until you start taking mocks to cover your IPMAT syllabus. Regularly attempt mocks and sectional assessments to keep your plan and training on track and realize how well you are doing with your rivals

 

Competition and starting early

Due to high competition in this entrance exam and the low number of seats, it is really important that students start right at the end of 10th standard. By starting early they will be able to grasp the study material fast and be on top of the competition. Starting early will also allow them to have a relaxed and stretched out schedule over 2 years which will ensure them advantage for practicing mocks.  

When to start and why

We all know how relevant the 12th board examinations are. The first move in the 12th board to efficiently score successful marks is to prepare a research schedule.

To ease your burden in 12th and make your preparation easy, you should start in 11th standard. By doing so you will effectively divide the portion of IPMAT across 11th and 12th standard as the portion is common across the school subjects and IPMAT.

We suggest you obey the 70-30 guidelines by the end of the 10th class. It means that you devote 70 percent of your self-study time to the planning of IPMAT in 11th and 30 percent to the class 12th syllabus. 

If you allot 4-5 hours per day for self-study, devote a maximum of 2 hours revising the syllabus covered on that particular day or doing the homework on class 11th or 12th topics. Schedule weekdays in a manner that you devote 2 hours/day on wither DI or QA +1 hour on VA of the 3 hours left for IPMAT training. So, QA (P&C) + VA (RCs) maybe Monday, and so on. You could add 3-4 extra hours to your practice time on weekends.

Until you reach December, you’d have winter holidays, start targeting MOCK IMPATs online and evaluate your performance; on Sunday, starting from December-mid, you could hopefully try one test. This will assist you to assess your results, the areas you are good at, and the areas that need extra effort as well. You’d also get another round of tests in December by your school, which would give you insights into your success in class 11th or 12th. On all sides, the goal is to have a good understanding of your results.

Do invest time in learning how the tests are arranged as per the board department. This will give you time to focus on the IPMAT planning schedule. Make sure that you spend at least 2-3 hours on IPMAT practice questions whether you have simultaneous exams or with just a day for two exams. This time make sure to expand the number of exams that do not require a physical education test.

 

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