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All About IPMAT

04 September, 2021

SET 2021 for admission into multiple Symbiosis programs after 12th (BBA, BBA (IT), Economics, BCA, Mass Communication, liberal arts) in Pune, Noida & Nagpur campuses was conducted in online, home proctored mode from 10-12 July 2021

The exam had two parts

  • Part 1 – 60 min, 60 Q of MCQ
    Marking scheme: +1, 0
    There was no sectional time limit/cut-offs. So, one could move across sections
  • Part 2 – Written Ability Test: 30 min. This was compulsory for all students

Day 1 analysis

Part 1 (60 min)

  • English (16 Q)
    The section had 3 Q on para jumbles, 1 RC passage, 2 Q on sentence correction, 3-4 Q on antonyms-synonyms, 2-3 Q on the identification of grammatically correct sentences, 2 Q on idioms-phrases, 1 Q on active-passive voice conversion. It was a scoring section.
  • Quantitative Aptitude (16 Q)
    In this section, 1-2 Q was from percentages, SI-CI, logarithm, number application, sequences & series, time-speed-distance, 2 Q from geometry, 1 each from probability & P&C. It was an easy-moderate section.
  • General Knowledge (16 Q)
    Most Q were from current affairs, but a few were from static GK also. The key topics covered were world news & forums, personalities, world days, government news, awards, sports, establishment, defense. This was of moderate difficulty.
  • Analytical & logical reasoning (12 Q)
    This section had 1-2 Q from clocks-calendars & series each, 2 Q from the family tree, 2-3 Q from coding-decoding, 1 Q on the linear arrangement, 2 Q from cause and effect & 1 on verbal analogy

Part 2 (30 min)

WAT topics

Students had to write about one of the following two topics. There was no upper word limit

  • Work from home is affecting work-life balance
  • It doesn’t matter what you have, what really matters is what you do with what you have

To summarize, the paper was very easy. Cut-offs for the interview shortlist should be as follows 

  • BBA – Pune – 44-45, Noida 38-40, Nagpur – 36-38
  • Mass Comm – 42-44
  • Other programs – 40+

WAT will be evaluated by respective institute (s)/program (s), if the student has registered for them & if they shortlist that student on the basis of test score.

All the best for result announcement on 27 July & PI shortlist by respective Symbiosis campuses thereafter