# IPMAT

## IPMAT (BBA) 2016 Analysis

The test was of 100Q (60 Maths, 40 English) and of 120 min duration. Marking scheme was +4 for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer. There was no sectional time limit.

Maths

Similar to 2015, questions were of moderate-high difficulty level.  This section tested strong math fundamentals taught till 11/12th standard across topics. Someone who has taken maths in 12th standard had a clear advantage. On screen calculator was provided.

Topic wise break-up

 Functions 9 Coordinate geometry (Graph based) 3 Circles 2 Trigonometry applications 3 3-D, Mensuration 2 Sequences and series 2 Complex number 1 Matrices (New category) 3 Number applications (AP/GP, binomial expansion, remainders) 3 Quadratic & higher order equation, inequalities 3 Statistics (Median) 2 Time Speed Distance 1 Ratio-Proportion 2 Work-Pipes 1 Set definition 4 Venn diagram 4 P&C 2 Probability 2 LR - 2 sets – Circular, Matrix arrangements 8 DI  - Condition based Selection criteria 3

4 questions across topics were of Type in The Answers (TITA) nature – Without answer options.

Good attempt would be 25-30 Q with 85% accuracy. Good score in this section will be 80+ marks. 100+ score will be quite good

English

Predictably, English was an easier section. There were no tricky or unexpected question types. Difficulty level was easy-moderate. Fill in the blanks and vocabulary were given high importance

Topic wise break up

 2 RC passages (Short, Inferential questions, no fact based) 5 Each Vocab (Synonyms, Medium-Tough) 6 Usage of words 5 Analogies 2 Para jumbles 4 Fill in the blanks Sentences 4 Phrases 4 Words 2

Good attempt here will be 30-32 Q with 85% accuracy, which will lead to 95+ score. Good score will be 100+

Overall cut-off should be 180-200 marks