IBSAT 2019 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IBSAT Exam Pattern 2019 is designed by ICFAI University. The exam will be conducted on December 21 and 22, 2019 in online mode. Candidates seeking admissions into MBA/ PGPM or Ph.D. program in management offered by 9 IBS, can submit IBSAT Application Form from July 1 – December 12.
Read on to know more about the exam pattern of IBS, marking scheme, section-wise question distribution, syllabus etc.
IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights
The official IBSAT Paper Pattern prescribed by ICFAI is mentioned below in detail:
There are four sections namely Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Adequacy and Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude.
Tabulated below are the number of questions that a section will carry in IBSAT Exam paper:
|Sections||Number of Questions|
|Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation||30|
As of now, no changes has been notified by the official authorities in the marking scheme of IBSAT. The marking scheme is as follows:
|Accuracy of Answer||Marks|
|Incorrect/ Wrong Answer||0|
ICFAI releases official mock tests for IBSAT Preparation. These paper will help candidates to get a fair idea about the exam pattern and kind of questions that will be asked in IBSAT 2019. The tests will be available on ibsindia.org from September 2019 onwards. Stay Tuned!
IBSAT 2019 Syllabus 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 applicants’ grasp on English language. A student’s vocabulary, grammar and verbal ability will be tested in this section. The important topics for verbal ability are:
|English Grammar||Cloze test|
|Incorrect words||Spot the error|
|Usage of appropriate words||Idioms and Phrases|
|Synonyms and Antonyms||Replace the missing words|
Reading Comprehension 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.
Quantitative Ability section evaluates the applicant’s ability to solve numerical problems with speed and accuracy. It will include questions to analyse 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 and 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|
Success in an exam depends on what kind of books you refer. One should study from the books that are exam oriented. Here, we are enlisting IBSAT Reference book for students’ guidance:
|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 2019 is going to be held?
Ans: IBSAT 2019 is going to be held in online mode only.
Ques: What is the marking scheme for IBSAT 2019?
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 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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