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IPM 2015 Analysis

IPM Aptitude test was conducted on 15 May, 2015 across the country. It was a paper-pencil test, with two sections - Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability. Test-takers were expected to show their competency in both the subject areas.

Paper Pattern

Category Section-I Section-II
Test Area Quantitative Ability Verbal Ability
No. of Questions 60 40
Marking Scheme 4 marks per question 4 marks per question
Negative Marking -1 -1
No. of Choices 4 4
Total Duration 120 Min

The paper carried the same challenges as it had over the past years - difficult questions and limited time per question. The first section was as difficult to crack as it was last year while the second was about as simple as it was last year.

Section I

As has been for a few years now,the Quantitative Ability section was difficult as compared to the Verbal Ability section. A significant number of questions were present from Numbers and Progressions areas. Reasoning and Data Interpretation questions were the surprise elements of the section. Our students felt that our class sessions in Reasoning and DI helped them solve the questions without much trouble. The difficulty of the section was primarily attributable to paucity of time. Around 33-35 should be considered a good attempt in the section.

Section II

There were no surprises in the Verbal Ability section this year, as the pattern was similar to that of previous years. Questions from vocabulary included the synonym/antonym , analogy and word usage questions. There were two RC passages which were easily comprehensible. Para framing, suitable conclusion, sentence completion and grammar were the other question-types in the section. It was an easy section and a sure way to enhance the overall score.Around 32-34 should be considered a good attempt in the section.

Overall Verdict

As has been the case over last two years, the difficult first section had to be seen off without spending inordinately high time and the second section had to be attempted thoroughly to maximize the overall score. An overall score of around 220 should be good enough to land an interview call.

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