IBSAT 2021 Syllabus – The IBSAT exam is conducted by ICFAI Business School for admission into ICFAI University’s B-schools. This is a 120 minutes i.e 2 hours Computer based Test (CBT) which tests the ability of applicants in Analytical reasoning, Data adequacy, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary. Students willing to enter into B-schools and prepare for other MBA/PGPM exams can fill the form as by and large the syllabus of IBSAT is very much similar to any other MBA entrance exam. Get more details about IBSAT 2021 Syllabus from the article below.
IBSAT 2021 Syllabus
Based on the previous year’s IBSAT exams we have a detailed pattern and major topics related to IBSAT exam. Follow the article to get all the details about the IBSAT exam syllabus and pattern.
Section-wise Syllabus of IBSAT Exam
IBSAT syllabus topics are very much similar to other MBA/PGPM exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT, MAT and others. All major topics of each section are mentioned below:
Total MCQs- 30
- Time and work
- Speed, Time and Distance
- Profit and loss
- Simple Interest, Compound Interest
- Permutation and Combination
- Number System
- Simplification and Algebra
- Arithmetic Progression
II-Data interpretation & data adequacy
Total MCQs- 30
Data interpretation questions based on:
- Pie Charts
- Line Graphs
- Bar Charts and Column graphs
- Histogram Charts
- Venn Diagram
Data adequacy questions based on:
- Coding, Decoding
- Family Tree
- Critical Reasoning
- Symbol based questions
- Cause and effect
- Assertion and reasons
III- Verbal Ability
- Cloze Test
- Syntax of Vocabulary usage
- Grammatical error
- Phrasal Verbs
- Sentence correction
- Sentence completion
- Word Relation
- Error Spotting
- Phrase Replacement/one word substitute
- Fill in the blanks
- Jumbled Sentences
Total MCQS- 30
This section contains passages based on which questions will be asked.
IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Like any other MBA entrance exam which tests the general aptitude ability, the IBSAT is divided into four sections testing the aptitude of the candidates in English, Quantitative Ability, and data understanding and interpretation. The exam carries a total of 140 questions with each question carrying 1 mark. Total time allotted to complete the exam will be 120 mins with no sectional time limit. For every right answer 1 mark will be awarded. There is no scheme of negative marking this year. Based on analysis from previous year exams, the difficulty level of the exam is expected to be easy to moderate. This year there is no general awareness section in IBSAT.
Here is a breakdown of the IBSAT 2021 exam pattern to give you a clear understanding of the same.
IBSAT 2021 Section-wise Marks Distribution:
|IBSAT Exam Section||Number of questions||Maximum Score|
|Data interpretation & data adequacy||30||30|
IBSAT Preparation Strategy
Applicants preparing for the IBSAT exam should go through the syllabus thoroughly, make a strategy and must prepare accordingly. Some important tips are given below to prepare for IBSAT 2021.
Basics is the key: Basics of every concept of the syllabus is definitely a key to solve any level of difficulty of the question. Have a clear and strong understanding of the basics of the topic and you can make short notes of the same for easy revision.
Prioritize the sections- The best way to get ahead of the competition is to not just work hard, but also to work smart. Try to prioritize the section that you are good at and work on your strength.
Timing and accuracy.- Timing and accuracy is very important for these kinds of exams. Set the time limit to solve a certain number of questions in order to increase your speed. Accuracy comes through practice. As you practice more, both accuracy and timing efficiency improve.
Previous year question papers– Go through previous year’s question papers to have a clear understanding of what kind of questions are asked, difficulty level, which topic is given more weightage, and so on. Previous year question papers are very useful for students to strategize the preparation and thus not to study too much or too less.
Mock tests– Everything is worthless if not practiced properly. Solving mocks definitely give an edge to students not only in terms of accuracy and speed but also help to give in-centre exam solving experience to students.
Section-wise Preparation strategy
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Understanding the exam pattern you can see the verbal ability section carries the maximum weightage with 50 questions. And if you look at overall weightage, English as a subject carries a total of 80 questions. Thus a good hold on English can be very helpful in IBSAT exam.
If your English skills are poor, start from basics and work on general verbal skills. Here are some tips for the preparing verbal ability section of IBSAT 2021:
- Make it a practice to learn a new word everyday
- Practice grammar questions, error spotting etc
- Reading newspaper improve basic reading skills and also speed of reading
- Read online articles of interest
- Try to solve 2-3 reading passages daily
This section consists of 30 questions. Accuracy and calculation speed is key to ace this section. Though questions are easy to moderate, speed becomes very important for this section. Follow the given tips for the quant section:
- Keep the basic clear and strong
- Practice as much as you can that will improve your speed and accuracy
- Shortcut calculation will be very helpful in exam stress
- Take mock tests and work on the area that you are finding difficult to solve
Data Adequacy & Interpretation
This section consists of 30 questions. Ability to understand the data and interpret it is the key for this section. It is considered to be an easy section. But the strong reasoning skills and calculative skills are very important for this section. Below some tips for preparing DA&I are shared:
- Practice a lot in order to exposure to differnt kind of questions
- Before solving, understand the data given
- Learn quick mental claculation and shortcut methods
- Practice previous year question papers
Preparation Books for IBSAT 2021
Given below is a list of books that the candidates can use while preparing for IBSAT 2021. The candidates can use these books as reference material while preparing for the entrance exam:
|IBSAT 2021 Important Books||Buy Here|
|Word Power Made Easy||Buy here|
|Mathematics for MBA entrance exam||Buy Here|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination||Buy Here|
|Objective English 6e: For Competitive Examination||Buy Here|
About IBSAT 2021
ICFAI Business School conducts the online IBSAT examination for admission to MBA/PGPM courses. Candidates having valid CAT / GMAT / NMAT from 2019 onwards are exempted from IBSAT 2021 exam. IBSAT is a Computer Based Test of 2 hours and it will contain 140 questions. The IBSAT 2021 is held in the English language and has 4 sections which are Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Adequacy, and Data Interpretation.
About ICFAI Business School (IBS)
IBS was established in the year 1995. IBS campuses are located at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. They offer two-year, full-time Management Programs. Apart from that courses offered at IBS include BBA and Ph.D. The admission on the campuses is via IBSAT and other national-level management entrance exams like CAT / GMAT / NMAT. IBS has a unique and innovative approach to business education, that focuses on providing the right knowledge, imparting the right skills for enduring success in management careers, and shaping the right attitudes.
To get fastest exam alerts and government job alerts in India, join our Telegram channel.