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IPMAT Paper Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Mode, Number of Questions

07 January, 2024
parthiva mewawala

The IPM, or Integrated Programme in Management, is a five-year management course taught by some of the top management colleges in India. It combines a three-year bachelor’s degree in either BBA or BA with a two-year MBA. Endorsed by colleges such as IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIFT, Nirma, and NALSAR, the program is the perfect gateway for students who are interested in cementing a career in management. The IPMAT 2024 exam has three variations – IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak, and JIPMAT. Depending on the college one wants to target, one needs to choose the right paper to give. The IPMAT paper pattern 2024 differs for all three variations. 

 

In this blog, we’ll look at the exam patterns, marking schemes, types of questions, etc., for all three.

 

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IPMAT paper pattern 2024 – IPMAT Indore

 

IPMAT Indore is a 120-minute-long paper with two sections – Verbal ability and quantitative ability. The quant section is further divided into MCQs and short-answer type questions. The paper comprises 90 questions, divided equally between the two sections. Each correct answer receives four marks, while each wrong answer gets a -1. There will be no negative or positive marking for questions that have not been attempted. Moreover, the descriptive SA-type questions also don’t have any negative marking.

 

Number of Sections2 Sections

  • Verbal Ability (MCQ)
  • Quantitative Ability (MCQ and SA)
Duration of Exam120 minutes or 2 hours
Mode of ExamOnline
Total Number of Questions90
Marking Scheme+4 for every correct answer

-1 for every incorrect answer

 

Looking at the sectional division of the questions, we get 45 questions to be answered in 40 minutes for Verbal. For Quant MCQ, there are 30 questions to be done in 40 minutes and 15 SA-type questions to be answered in the remaining 40.

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Compared to the other IPMAT papers, IPMAT Indore is considered to be the toughest. Scores above 250 are considered good enough to make the interview shortlist. Beware, just making the shortlist doesn’t guarantee admission. Over 2000 students clear the cut-offs yearly while the available seats are merely 150. The interview round itself also holds 35% weightage in the overall composite score. Only after the interview round is the final list revealed. 

 

Another point to keep in mind is that IPMAT Indore scores are accepted by IIM Ranchi, IIFT, and NALSAR for their respective IPM programs.

 

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IPMAT paper pattern 2024 – IPMAT Rohtak

 

IPMAT Rohtak is another prominent undergraduate management exam that enables students to get into the prestigious IIM Rohtak college. It primarily focuses on measuring your aptitude for the rigours of a high-level management program in a competitive college. Apart from being 120 minutes long, there are few similarities between IPMAT Indore and IPMAT Rohtak. 

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IPMAT Rohtak has three sections with 40 MCQ questions each. The sections are – quantitative ability, logical reasoning, and verbal ability. Students are awarded +4 for each correct answer and -1 for each wrong one. Unattempted questions don’t get zero points.

 

Number of Sections3 Sections

  • Verbal Ability (MCQ)
  • Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
  • Logical Reasoning (MCQ)
Duration of Exam120 minutes or 2 hours
Mode of ExamOnline
Total Number of Questions120
Marking Scheme+4 for every correct answer

-1 for every incorrect answer

 

The students who clear the sectional and overall cutoffs will be invited for the written assessment and personal interview round at the campus. The cutoffs usually range between 300 and 320. The WAT-PI round holds 15% weightage in the overall composite score. Of the remaining marks, 45% is for the IPMAT Rohtak score and 40% for past academics (10th and 10+2). The composite score will be used to create a shortlist of the final candidates chosen for admission.

 

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  • 300+ JIPMAT practice questions
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IPMAT paper pattern 2024 – JIPMAT

 

JIPMAT, or the Joint Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test, is another management entrance test for the undergraduate level that IIM Bodh Gaya and IIM Jammu jointly conduct. Both the baby IIMs use this test to screen students for their competitive IPM program. It is a 150-minute test with three sections – Verbal ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning, and quantitative ability. Unlike IPMAT Rohtak or IPMAT Indore, this paper also includes questions from the category of data interpretation. A total of 100 questions are divided between the three sections – 33 each for QA and DILR and 34 for VA. Each correct answer gets +4, and the wrong one gets -1. No marks are awarded for unattempted questions.

Read more about IPMAT Paper Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Mode, Number Of Questions

Number of Sections3 Sections

  • Verbal Ability (MCQ)
  • Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (MCQ)
Duration of Exam150 minutes or 2.5 hours
Mode of ExamOnline
Total Number of Questions100
Marking Scheme+4 for every correct answer

-1 for every incorrect answer

 

You need to score at least 350 marks to qualify for the admission shortlist. Unlike its peers, JIPMAT has no interview or written assessment round. The final composite score comprises just the JIPMAT score and 5% for gender diversity. These scores are accepted by both IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya.

Conclusion

The IPMAT paper pattern 2024 must be studied adequately before beginning your IPMAT preparations. The differences in the paper pattern for IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak, and JIPMAT make it essential to have different prep strategies for all three. If you want more information about these exams, talk to our mentors by filling out the form here. You can also check out our dedicated IPMAT Indore Classroom 2024 program and the IPMAT Indore Live Online 2024 program. These comprehensive programs cover material for all the undergraduate BBA entrance tests, such as IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak, JIPMAT, NPAT, SET, etc.

 

IPMAT paper pattern FAQs

 

  1. What is the IPMAT paper pattern?

 

The IPMAT Indore paper pattern 2024 has 90 questions divided into two sections – Verbal and Quantitative ability.

 

The IPMAT Rohtak exam pattern has 120 questions divided into Verbal, Quantitative, and Logical Reasoning.

 

The JIPMAT exam pattern has 150 questions divided into Verbal, Quantitative, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

 

2. Are there subjective questions in IPMAT?

 

IPMAT Indore has 15 short-answer type questions in the quantitative ability section with no negative marking.

 

3. Is there negative marking in IPMAT?

 

Yes, there is negative marking of -1 in the IPMAT exam.

 

4. What is the difficulty level of the IPMAT exam?

 

The IPMAT Indore exam has the highest difficulty level among the three exams, followed by IPMAT Rohtak and JIPMAT.

 

5. What is the IPMAT cut-off?

 

The IPMAT exam cutoff depends on the difficulty level of the paper, the number of students appearing, and the topics covered. For IPMAT Indore, the cutoff remains above 270 most years, while for IPMAT Rohtak, the cut-offs are between 300 and 320 and for JIPMAT, it is 350.

 

6. Is the IPMAT exam online or offline?

 

The governing body conducts the IPMAT exam every year in the online mode.