JIPMAT 2021 - Analysis

After so many uncertainties and a postponement, the day finally arrived all of us have been waiting for so eagerly. NTA conducted the first JIPMAT 2021 exam for admission to the IPM course offered by IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya. The exam was conducted on 10th Aug in the afternoon shift from 3 to 5:30 PM. The test was a computer-based test with a total of 100 questions. The questions were spread across three sections – Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) with 33, 33, and 34 questions respectively. Order of sections was also pre-defined. The total time duration was 150 minutes without any sectional time limit. Each question carried 4 marks and there was a negative marking of 1 mark for each of the wrong responses. Sectional cut-off applied in all the three areas which means that the test-takers were expected to show their competence in all the sections.

Snapshot of JIPMAT 2021

Section No. of Questions
QA 33
Total 100

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. Following is the distribution of the questions from various topics:

Topic No. of Questions
Algebra (Functions, Series, etc) 6
Geometry & Mensuration 4
Arithmetic (Averages, Time & Distance, Percentages, Divisibility, etc) 16
Numbers 5
Set Theory & Venn Diagram 1
Trigonometry 1
Total 33

Section 2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

The DILR section was moderate in difficulty. It was heavy on reasoning. The break-up of the topic-wise questions is given as under:

Topic No. of Questions
Analogy 4
Direction Sense 2
Blood Relationship 3
Distribution & Arrangement 6
Coding-decoding 2
Cube 2
Series 4
Analogy 6
Clocks & Calendar 2
Pie-chart 2
Total 33

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.

Following is the broad distribution of questions in this section:

Area No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension (Two passages) 6
FIBs 8
Sentence Correction 4
Para Formation 3
Correct usage of words/phrases 3
Miscellaneous 10
Total 34

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