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How to prepare for IPU CET 2021 BBA Paper?
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Suruchi Gupta

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IPU CET is conducted every year by the GGSIPU for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Engineering, Medical, Dental, Law, and Management. The exam is a gateway to Bachelors of Business Administration programs offered by colleges affiliated to the IP University all over India. IPU CET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in the month of May, 2021.

Aspirants appearing for IPU CET 2021 BBA must have to plan their study before starting of examination. They can divide their time equally for all different sections as per their preferred course. They must have to prefer the syllabus, which is official, and also use the important study materials for the better preparation of examination. Also, solving mathematics questions by using the shortcut methods is advised.

IPU CET 2021 will consist of 100 multiple choice questions. This is to assess a candidate’s English proficiency, general awareness, management aptitude and logical ability and reasoning. Read the article below to know in depth about IPU CET BBA preparation.

IPU CET 2021 BBA Exam pattern

There is a major change in the conduction of IPU CET 2021. This year exam will be held in online mode.  It will consist of 100 objective type questions which are to be attempted in 150 minutes. The total marks of the IPU CET for BBA will be 400. Negative marking system also prevails, with the deduction of 1 mark for each wrong answer. Whereas each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.

The test will consist of four sections: English language and comprehension, General awareness, Management aptitude and Communication skills and Logical and analytical ability. Each section will be given equal weightage and consists of 37 or 38 questions. The IPU CET for BBA is a moderate to easy level exam but a few difficult questions can be asked.

Mode Online
Medium English
Duration 150 minutes
Type of Questions Objective
Number of Questions 100 questions
Total Marks 400 marks


English language and comprehension – 25%
General awareness – 25%
Management aptitude and Communication skills – 25%
Logical and analytical ability – 25%

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer- 4 marks
Incorrect Answer-1 mark

Read more IPU CET Exam Pattern

How to study for IPU CET 2020 BBA Paper?

Candidates have to focus on each section of the IPU Entrance Exam to obtain a good rank. IPU CET BBA Paper Preparation will include proper time management since candidates have much time to prepare for the exam. The various sections and important topics from each section are given below:

English Language and Comprehension

This section tests the English proficiency of the candidate. It will consist of 38 questions. An attempt of 28 to 30 questions is considered good. The candidates must have a good command over English to score well in this section. It is advisable to work on your vocabulary as most questions from this section are based on vocabulary. Use flash cards to help you remember new words learnt. Solve questions from previous year’s papers. Read short articles from newspapers to help you comprehend paragraphs well.

Important topics

The various important topics that must be given more attention are:

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • English comprehension
  • Idioms and phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Sentence and Para jumbles.

Logical and analytical reasoning

This section tests the logical aptitude of candidates. It consists of 38 questions. An attempt of 32 to 34 questions is considered to be good. The level of difficulty is moderate. Analytical reasoning questions are asked more frequently. Solving different types of questions on a regular basis will help students to score well in the exam as also save time.

Important topics

Here are the important topics for the Logical and Analytical Reasoning:

  • Finding patterns
  • Assessment of figures and diagrams
  • Coding-decoding
  • Clock and calendar
  • Cubes, Series, Syllogism, Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement and Assumption and Analogies.

Management Aptitude and Communication skills

This section tests the management skills of candidates. It consists of 37 questions. An attempt of 25 questions or more will help you get a good score. The level of difficulty is moderate to high. The questions are designed to test the personality traits of candidates. This section also tests your problem solving ability.

Important topics

Maximum number of questions in IPU CET BBA Paper are from the topics given below:

  • RBIs monetary policy
  • Business awareness, Liberalization, Globalization.

General Awareness

This section tests the general knowledge of candidates. It consists of 37 questions. To score well one must attempt about 25 questions. The level of difficulty is moderate to high. The candidates should read the newspapers so as to be aware of ongoing events. Questions range from history, geography to sports.

Important topics

The list of important topics from this section is given below:

  • Current affairs
  • Business and Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Awards and Honors
  • Sports

IPU CET 2021 BBA Preparation Books

A number of good books are available for reference for the IPU CET BBA. They cover the entire syllabus of the exam with addition of solved question papers and mock tests. Some are mentioned below:


GGSIPU BBA Book by RPH Editorial BBA Entrance Exam Paperback by Lal and Jain
Self-study guide BBA/ BBS/ BBM exams by Arihant publications BBA Entrance examination - 16 Practice tests by GKP

Also check IPU CET last year Paper Analysis 

IPU CET 2021 BBA Preparation Tips

IPU CET 2021 Application forms are expected to be out in the month of May 2021. Thus it is important to prepare in advance so as to make your dreams come true. Here are some tips that will help you study better for the IPU CET BBA.

  • Devise a Study Plan:

Planning your strategy is the most important thing in a battle. Similarly, your studies too have to be planned. Analyze your strong and weak sections. Revise your weak topics thoroughly, understanding the basic concepts. In doing so, have a good command over your strong topics. Understand how much time should be given to each topic.

  • Practice, Practice , Practice:

Practice numerical for Mathematics and Aptitude section everyday. Solve questions immediately after you finish studying the concept. This will help you identify various approaches towards a question and tackle it. Keep reading day to day events so that you are up to date with all general events. Practice English vocabulary, idioms and phrases with the help of flashcards. Reading newspapers will not only help you in the section of general awareness but also sharpen your English language skills.

  • Manage your Time and Speed:

Speed is inversely proportional to time. Hence the faster you solve the problems, the more time you can invest in other problems. Keep a stopwatch close to you while practicing problems so you have knowledge of time consumed in a particular problem. You have only two and a half hour for the exam giving you precisely a minute for each question. The ideal study and break time should be in the proportion of 3:1. Study for 30 minutes and then take a break for 10 minutes. This will help you focus better. Remember time is the key to this exam.

  • Creative Study Methods:

Get creative with your studying method. Studying doesn’t necessarily mean sitting with a book in hand, ready to take notes. You can try various studying tools and use them as they suit you. Perfect examples of such study tools are online flashcards, mind maps, flowcharts, mnemonics, online study planners, video, and audio resources. This way you will not get bored of studying for long hours and be interested in studying.

  • Mock Tests:

Solve as many mock tests as possible. You get accustomed to the kind of questions asked and have knowledge of the time that you have at hand. Don't solve any mock paper before the day of the exam. Only revise then.

  • Maintain Health

Stay away from physical and mental stress and keep a positive attitude towards the preparations. You should take a hygienic, balanced, and timely diet plan. Sleep for at least seven to eight hours daily. Do exercise, sports, meditation, and yoga to stay healthy and calm.

  • Make Notes

By preparing notes for the entrance test students will be able to prepare for the exam in a better way. At the time of the preparation, students must note down all the important information in one place. In this way, students will get help to go through these notes during revision time.

  • Know Your Syllabus

Having a thorough knowledge of the exam syllabus will definitely help you in your exam preparation. While preparing for IPU CET 2021, you must go through the topic/section-wise syllabus related to your stream, as it will help you define what all topics you will have to study for the entrance exam. Additionally, without knowing your syllabus well, you will not be able to plan your preparation.

You reap what you sow. Put in your best efforts for good results. Be confident. Utilize your time wisely as time once lost is lost forever. Good luck and prepare well!