IPM-AT (IIM Rohtak) 2020 Analysis

IIM Rohtak conducted its second IPM-AT on 19th July 2020 in non-Invigilated online mode across the country. After multiple postponements, the test was finally administered through google form. The question paper had a total of 60 MCQs across the three sections – Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability with 20 questions in each area, respectively. Order of sections was also pre-defined. Each question carried 4 marks and there was a negative marking of 1 mark for each of the wrong responses. Unlike last year, there was no sectional time limit this year and the exam duration was also shortened to 45 minutes. The MCQs were followed by a 15-minute break post which the students were given 30 minutes to write two short essays of 250 words each.

The instructions released by the institute a day before made the exam to be open book, which created a lot of confusion and apprehension of unfair practices among the test-takers. Even on the test day, a lot of students faced multiple technical glitches. All in all, the overall exam experience did not leave the test-takers with a good taste.

Let us now have a look at the individual sections:

Section 1: Quantitative Ability 

This section was easy-moderate in terms of difficulty. The questions were predominantly asked from Arithmetic (SI/CI, Speed Maths, Percentages Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Averages). Few questions from Permutations & Combinations were also present in the paper.

Section 2: Logical Reasoning

The LR proved to be yet again an easy section. The section saw questions from a gamut of topics. A significant number of questions were present from Arrangements & Distributions, Blood Relation, Direction sense, Coding-Decoding, Analogies, Series, etc.

Section 3: Verbal Ability

There were no surprises in the Verbal Ability section. The section was easy, and all the questions could have been attempted in the given time. A wide range of areas were tested viz., Sentence completion, Error Identification, Passage based, etc.


The two essay topics were - Post COVID World and What does being successful means to you? This total marks for this section were 80 with 40 for each topic.

A good number of attempts in the exam should be around 45-47 with about 85% accuracy

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