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IPM aspirants find first online entrance test tough

FPJ Bureau | Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 03:25 PM IST

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Indore :  Most of the students, who took first online entrance test for admission in 5-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) offered by Indian Institute of Management Indore on Friday, described the paper as tough, especially those who were not from mathematics background.

“Mathematics section was most difficult to solve. It took most of my time. Other students also complained about the same,” said Ankit Jain, who took the test at one of the centres in the city.

Mathematics section comprised 60 questions on data interpretation, logical reasoning and quantitative ability.

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This year, most of the questions were from trigonometry. Students from non-mathematics background found it difficult to solve these questions. They said that it would be an easy sail for mathematics students who took the test.

The students found verbal ability section easy.

“40 questions were asked in verbal ability section. All were easy and doable,” said Rachna Dubey, a student.

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Vishshit College director Anas Iqbal said that those who attempted 65-70 questions correctly may get admission in the IPM course.

The first computer-based entrance test was conducted at 28 cities across the country. The IIM Indore had witnessed 17,853 registrations against 120 seats in IPM course.

IIM Indore media in-charge Akhtar Parvez said that the test conducting agency TCS informed them that the turnout this year was more compared to previous years. Some students in the city claimed they were denied entry into the test centre on false ground.

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Parvez rubbished the claim. “Only those candidates were not permitted to write exam who had not brought original ID proofs. We had information that some candidates had brought photocopy of ID proofs which was not admissible,” he said.

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Published on: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:52 AM IST