Finally the much awaited exam date of IPMAT Indore has come out.
It is going to be on 02/07/2022 (2nd of July, 2022)
If you think about it, the dates are well timed. It gives you a short but effective window to prepare yourself for the D-day.
Although there is a time crunch, you can definitely nail it because of 4 key reasons:
1. You are already ready for the exam
Since the exam is only 3/4 weeks after your board exam, one can safely say that you are already ahead of the game. If you had opted for Math in your 11th and 12th, then you are definitely in an advantageous position for the Quants section of IPMAT. Adding to this, since you would have given a tonne of exams, it would have given you a taste of what a competitive exam looks like. These learnings and experiences make you a highly efficient and effective test taker.
If you are still skeptical about attempting IPMAT at this juncture, try out 2IIM’s IPMAT diagnostic test (for free) and assess your readiness for the exam. It is assuredly a great way to benchmark yourself and tweak your preparation to maximize your scores. (Pssss. We also give a detailed report. Check it out now!)
2. Established Focus
If you think about it, aligning your focus for this exam will be a cakewalk, as your temperament is already attuned to giving exams. This is a grossly underestimated quality that misses the spotlight on most occasions.
Competitive exams require you to be mentally warmed up, with innumerable neural networks already doing their magic before you start the exam. While mocks will play a major role in giving you a flavour of the actual IPMAT exam, a decline in focus can be your undoing. So, although it is a short preparation window, it can be made very effective if you know that the cards are stacked in your favour.
3. Know everything about IPMAT Indore
Bringing together the right information with the right people will dramatically improve a company’s ability to develop and act on strategic business opportunities – Bill Gates
This point can’t be stressed enough. IPMAT is a doable, but daunting exam that comes just after your boards. To prepare efficiently, it is a must to know everything about IPMAT Indore before you embark on your journey.
You will definitely be a mile ahead of your contemporaries if you have all the relevant information in the bag. Both IPMAT Quant and VARC need their own masterplan to comfortably nail the required scores. In order to prepare without feeling overwhelmed or burned out, it is indispensable to have a smart and sound strategy up your sleeve.
4. ATS Score Calculator
In this section I am going to address a slightly technical aspect of the IPMAT Exam. While you may be aware of the minimum cut offs, only a few know about the ATS Score calculator (Now you do too!). Briefly put, clearing the cut offs alone won’t guarantee you an interview call. Your position with respect to the candidate who has scored the maximum in a particular section determines your chances in that aspect of the paper.
For example, in 2021 IPMAT Indore even if a student had cleared the Verbal ability cut off (70 for general candidate), it does not guarantee an interview call. This is because it ultimately depends on the maximum marks within that pool. If your reaction is, “What on earth does that even mean?”, watch this video to get a complete grasp of the scoring system.
Now, I would expect you to ask, “How does this help in my preparation?”
Well, knowing the scoring system of an exam is a fundamental criterion before taking any exam. Having this knowledge helps you target a safe score that could guarantee you an interview call. Consequently, targeting a safe score naturally snowballs into choosing the right questions to maximise your score… And CHOOSING questions that suit your skill set is the holy grail for IPMAT Indore.
For example, if you see the past year trends, the cut offs for VARC have been ranging between 67 and 73.
The ATS Score at cut offs gives you no marks because of the scoring system. So, knowing this super significant information is undoubtedly a game changer for a serious aspirant.
5. The Secret Sauce
We have prepared a robust schedule for dedicated IPMAT aspirants who want to move heaven and earth to ace this exam. It can also be personalised as per your convenience.
FYI, this isn’t the secret sauce.
As you have a small preparation window, we are soon coming up with a Crash Course to help you excel in this test. It is sure to make you exam ready with IPMAT level mocks and practice questions.
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Cheers and Best Wishes!
Rajesh Balasubramanian runs 2IIM and takes the CAT every year. He is a 4-time CAT 100 percentiler. He likes few things more than teaching Math and insists to this day that he is a better teacher than exam-taker.
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