IBSAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IBSAT Exam/ Paper Pattern 2018 is designed by ICFAI University. For this year, the examination is scheduled for December 22 and 23 in online mode. Candidates seeking admissions into MBA/ PGPM or Ph.D. program in management offered by 9 IBS, can apply online before December 12.
The university-level exam or IBSAT 2018 is an aptitude test. Syllabus for the examination is based on Higher Secondary or 10+2 level. In comparison to other management exams like CAT or XAT, the difficulty level is easy to moderate. Read on to know more about the exam pattern of IBS, marking scheme, section-wise question distribution, syllabus etc.
|IBSAT Sample Papers||IBSAT Syllabus||IBSAT Application Form||IBSAT Cutoff|
Tabulated below are the maximum questions that a section will carry in IBSAT Exam paper:
|Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation||30|
As of now, no changes has been notified by the official authorities in the change in the marking scheme of IBSAT. The marking scheme is as follows:
|Incorrect/ Wrong answer||0|
ICFAI University releases official mock tests for the examination. These paper will help a candidate to get a fair idea about the exam pattern and type of questions that will be asked in IBSAT 2018. The tests will be available on www.ibsindia.org from September 2018 onwards. Stay Tuned!
The syllabus for IBSAT 2018 is based on English, Mathematics and Data interpretation of higher secondary level knowledge. Students must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam. The section wise syllabus is given as follows:
This section will assess the grasp an applicant has on the English language. A student’s vocabulary, grammar, verbal ability and reasoning skills will be tested in this section. The important topics for this section are:
|English Grammar||Cloze test|
|Incorrect words||Spot the error|
|Usage of appropriate words||Idioms and Phrases|
|Synonyms and Antonyms||Replace the missing words|
This section will consist of unseen passages. Aspirants must comprehend the contents of the passage and utilize correct phrases, words and expressions to answer these questions.
This section evaluates the applicant’s ability to solve numerical problems with speed and accuracy. It will include questions to evaluate how aspirants can work with numbers, do numerical calculations and understand various arithmetic questions. They must have a good understanding of basic mathematical concepts to score well in this section. The important topics for this section are as follows:
|Arithmetic Progression||Number System|
|Average||Profit and Loss|
|Time and Work||Permutation and Combination|
|Time, Speed and Distance||Mixtures and Alligations|
This section will determine the candidate’s ability to think accurately and swiftly. Students can expect questions on diagrams, figures, charts, tables as also analogies in this section. Questions on the following topics will be asked:
|Data Interpretation||Venn diagram|
|Data Sufficiency||Visual reasoning|
|Cause and effects||Critical reasoning|
|Logical Reasoning||Bar graphs and Column graphs|
|Graphs representing area||Statements and Conclusions|
IBSAT reference books are given below to help students score well:
|Verbal Ability||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma|
|Word Power made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Business English and Communication||Clark|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Ability||Nishit Sinha|
|Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy||Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Pearson Publication|
Ques: How many programs does IBS offers?
Ans: IBS offers 2-year MBA program, 4-year Ph. D program (Full Time/Part Time), 2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management)
Ques: In which mode will IBSAT 2018 is going to be held?
Ans: IBSAT 2018 going to be held in online mode only.
Ques: What is the marking scheme for IBSAT 2018?
Ans: For every correct answer you will be awarded with 1 marks and there is no negative marking for wrong answers.
Ques: Do we have to attempt section in a prescribed order or we can choose any?
Ans: No, there is no predefined order to in answer the questions
Ques: My english is not so good. Can I answer the questions in hindi?
Ans: No, you have to answer the questions in english only.
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