# IPMAT

## IPM 2017 Analysis

IPM entrance test 2017 was conducted by IIM Indore on May 16, 2017. The exam contained 100 questions in two sections viz. Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability. First section was Quantitative Ability with 60 questions to be attempted within 75 Minutes. Second section was verbal ability with 40 questions to be attempted within 45 minutes. The total time limit was 120 minutes. One could not move from first section to the second till 75 Minutes were over.  Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks and each incorrect one will attract a penalty of 1 mark. No marks were given for un-attempted questions

Let us look at individual sections

Section 1 - Quantitative Ability – 60 Questions (75 Min)

The level of difficulty was moderate-difficult. There were 60 Questions, out of which 50 Questions were option- based. 10 questions were ‘Type-in-the answer’ type. In 2-3 questions, students had to mark more than one option. Topic wise break up is as follows

Option based Questions

 Topic Number of questions Data Interpretation (2 case lets) 10 Probability/P&C 9 Geometry 8 Sequences & Series 4 Logarithms 3 Set Theory 3 Mensuration 3 Time & Work 2 Complex Numbers 2 Functions 2 Time, speed, distance 2 Determinants 1 Trigonometry 1 Total 50 Q

One DI case let was about percentage marks obtained by students. The second one was around student hostels & disciplines. Both needed some calculation.

 Topic Number of questions Functions, probability 5 P&C, polynomials, mensuration, set theory 5 Total 10 Q

An attempt of 38-40 Q could be called as a good attempt

Expected cut off - With 85% accuracy, it comes out to a raw score of 122-130

Section 2 – Verbal Ability - 40 Questions ( 45 Min)

This was a very easy section & serious students would have attempted all 40 Questions, since time was not a constraint. Most students would have finished serious attempt in 30 minutes with last 10 minutes to spare. Let us see topic wise break up

 Topic Number of questions Reading Comprehension ( 2 passages, 250 words each) Fact based Q – 4, Opinion based Q-4, Vocabulary & understanding based Q- 4 12 Use of correct phrases in sentences 5 Use of correct words in sentences 5 Fill-in-the-blanks (Passage based) 5 Usage of words in sentences 5 Para jumbles 3 Paragraph inference 2 Paragraph completion 2 Grammatical error 1 Total 40 Q

One RC passage was about increasing use of gadgets by youngsters & the other one, about geology & evolution. Most questions were fact based, about word/phrase meaning, while a few were based on the understanding of passages

A serious attempt of 40 Q was possible.

Expected cut off - With 85% accuracy, it comes out to a raw score of 130

Overall difficulty level was medium & a total raw score of 250+ should be good to get a PI-WAT call

All the best!!