Just cleared my IPAT and progressed to the next stage. I practiced for the test for about 4 days before the real test. It's tough but not too tough. Here is my experience and advice -
I was given two sections -
1) NUMERIC SERIES PROGRESSIONS
You can expect some easy questions like
1,3,6,10,...? ( Consecutive difference of 2,3,4...)
some rather tricky ones,
1,7,2,2,1,3,2,2,4,7,? (notice the 2,2 pattern repeats every two terms hence the next term is 2)
One of my senior friends(who also passed the IPAT) created this website - www.masteribmipat.com to help in IPAT preparation and it really helped me especially for the numeric series problems.
2) NUMERIC REASONING
These were basically word problems,
For example -
If Ann can complete a work in 3 days and George can complete the same work in 5 days. Now, If Ann works every alternate day and George works every consecutive day. How many days will it take for them to complete the work together?
I could roughly classify them into one of these topics-
Time and Work
Ratio and Proportion
Interests - Compound and Simple
It's important to keep a clear head during the exam as it is timed and there is a 2 min 15 sec cutoff for each question. Get adequate rest before the test, practice and you will be fine!
All the Best!