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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.

Just get a good-night sleep, try to clear your mind, find a
quiet place with no distractions to take the exam and monitor your

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  1. Analia says

    Could you please forward those screenshots to me?
    I am taking the exam in the following 72hs that are my due time to have it completed. I would really appreciate it as I am a bit rusty with mathematical thought and concerned about this test. Thanks in advance!!

  2. cheryl says

    Please send the screenshots to THANKS !

  3. hardik says

    Can you please send me screenshots?
    My id is

  4. rg says

    Can you please send me the screenshot plssss. my email is

  5. Franky says

    Can you please send me the screenshot plssss. my email is

  6. tz says

    can u also pleaseeeeeeeeeeee send me the screenshot….. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    my email is

  7. Slinc says

    Can anybody please forward me those screenshots? It will be more than greatly appreciated! i am taking the IPATO tomorrow! so please give me a hand!
    Thanks a lot!

  8. xinxin says

    HIHi, Anyone can show me an example of it? thank you very much.
    My email is

  9. Salman says


    I have to take the IPATO too. Please forward the screen shots to me too.It would be a great help.

    My email is

  10. Lalit says

    Hi all, I have to take the IPATO too. Can you please forwad the screenshots to me as well. It would be of great help.

    Thanks in advance.

    My email is:

  11. kanchana says

    If any one has the screen shots plzzzzzzz send them to me as well!!.plzz help!! :|
    thank you!!!!!!! :)

  12. LogJam says

    Jesus christ, you people asking for screen shots are pathetic. Just take the test, it’s really not that big of a deal.

  13. Nish says

    can you please send screenshot at plz? I have test in 2 days.

  14. Rangu says

    Please Please Please can I get the screenshots too.. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.. I have to take the test in the morning.. I need it..

  15. Rangu says

    Please Please Please can I get the screenshots too.. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.. I have to take the test in the morning.. I need it..
    My email:

  16. Unknown says

    Can I also get the screen shots. Any of the above who have some reference material please forward it to :
    Thanks in advance.

  17. Synthia says

    Hi, well since the screenshots are available please email them to me. Thanks aloooot


  18. Paul says

    Can anyone please send me screenshots of the test?? I have it really soon.
    Thank you!
    my email is

  19. Sphinx says


    I too have to take the IPATO test in 2 days time. Please could someone forward me the screen shots. I will be very grateful to you…..

    My email is

  20. adrien1804 says


    to be orginal, I have to take the IPATO before monday . Could you please send me the screen shots.

    My email :


  21. Nick says

    Hi there,

    I have to take the IPATO test within the next two days. If someone still has the screenshots, or any advise, please email me at

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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