UPDATE (September 2009): During the past 4 years, this post has managed to be the no. 1 hit for people looking for IPATO exam samples. It was a hope for some and desperation for others. To my knowledge, no one was able to get those “screenshots” or any further insider’s info from the people who were here before (except may be some personal reflections). To people coming here for exam shots or samples, I say: believe in your capabilities. The IPATO is not difficult. If you get a good night’s sleep, clear your mind (as much as you can), find a quiet place, and monitor your time, the exam should be fun. If you are capable, then fine. If you are not, then fine too. Success is never tied to a single exam or a single company. It has so many names and avenues so don’t feel that this is a life-or-death situation. Good Luck everyone. Oh, by the way, I’m closing comments to this post.
UPDATE 2 (September 2009): For those of you who might attempt to contact me using the contact form, please be advised that I will not respond to any inquiries asking for IPATO Screenshots (I have none). I would like to add that looking at IPATO screenshots might be in violation with your IBM agreement.
Took the IPATo. 3 Parts (Data Manipulations, Numeric Analysis, Mathematical Reasoning). Can’t claim I did good, partly because of some distractions (which is a major factor if the allocated time is 4 minutes for one of the parts). The first part “looks like” matrix manipulations, but I guess it tests your level of comprehending and processing information (and probably obfuscated tech docs and code). Numeric analysis is the hardest, mainly because of the allocated time. Mathematical reasoning reminded me of the GRE quantitative section and its math questions.
What is strange is that I haven?t been contacted by the Big Blue (yet?), I thought this test was a second or third step in the process, but, it was the first in my case. Hope this turns out well.