IBSAT - Syllabus

ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test

Result: 14 Jan - 23 Jan 2021 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Result: 14 Jan - 23 Jan 2021

IBSAT Syllabus 2021: Details, Exam Pattern, Section-wise syllabus

Updated On - January 06 2021 by Bhumika Singh

IBSAT Syllabus 2021 is released by IBS(ICFAI Business School). The syllabus remains as same as the previous year's entrance exam. This exam is conducted once every year to enroll the eligible candidates in MBA/PGPM courses. On qualifying IBSAT 2021 candidates can choose degree courses like PGPM and MBA in management.  For the candidates to prepare better and smart, a synopsis of the IBSAT syllabus for the exam and chapter-wise weightage is the most important step. So, read the below-given article to know more about IBSAT exam Syllabus in detail.

IBSAT Syllabus 2021

IBSAT 2021 will have questions from the subjects of Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation. Included within the sections, there is a range of topics in the IBSAT 2021 syllabus from which the candidates have to prepare for the examination. The detailed list of IBSAT syllabus is given below:-

SectionImportant Topics
Quantitive Aptitude

Number System, Simplification & Algebra, Geometry and Mensuration, Simple interest & partnership, Time and Work, Ratio, Speed, Time and Distance, Profit, Loss & Discount, Permutation & Probability, Work and Time, Percentage

Verbal Ability

Synonyms/Antonyms, Jumbled Sentences, Word Relation, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/one-word substitute, Fill in the blanks

Data Sufficiency & Data InterpretationPie Charts, Line, Bar, Table, Graph, visual reasoning, data interpretation based on graphs and tables
Reading Comprehension3 Reading Comprehension of 500+ words & one of 400+ words

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates must be aware of the IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern to get an idea regarding the exam. Check the exam pattern for IBSAT MBA/PGPM below:

Exam PatternDetails
Examination ModeComputer-Based Test(Online mode)
Medium of ExaminationEnglish Language
Total Questions140 Question
Exam Duration 2 hours
Question TypesObjective Type Questions(MCQ)
Marks for Correct Answer1 marks 
Marks for the Wrong Answerno negative marking

Section-Wise Distribution:-

SectionsMarks Distributions
Quantitive Aptitude30 marks
Verbal Ability50 marks
Data Sufficiency & Data Interpretation30 marks
Reading Comprehension30 marks
Total140 marks

 IBSAT 2021 Important Books

Given below are the preparation books to related to the preparation for IBSAT 2021:-

Books NameAuthor Name
Tata Magraw HillArun Sharma
DI LR Nishit Sinha
Data InterpretationK. Kundan
Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyAnanta Ashish
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Business English and Communication Clark

IBSAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Apart from knowing the exam pattern and books to prepare for IBSAT 2021, the test-takers must know some preparation tips as well for IBSAT 2021. Check some of the expert tips given below.

  • Practice Mock Tests: Go through the last year's question papers for thorough preparation. This will be a guiding step as they will be able to identify important sections. Since IBSAT 2021 is online (Computer Based Test), Candidates must try to solve as many online mock test papers as possible to build speed and accuracy.
  • Focus on vocabulary & language skills: To improve your confidence in the Verbal Ability section, read English Newspapers and Magazines. Use some new words and grammatical rules into your daily conversations. If a candidate performs badly in this section of the IBSAT exam, the overall score of the examination gets affected.
  • Polish your analytical skills: Analytical reasoning will have to be prepared by improving critical and logical thinking. Candidates should try to improve their thinking process.
  • Time management: Candidates must focus on managing time and try to solve the exam paper within a given time of 2 hours. Sectional division of time while practicing sample papers will be useful at the actual examination scenario. Use short tricks and tips to attempt the IBSAT examination will help in the proper division of time for each section.

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