IBSAT Exam - How to Prepare for IBSAT 2018 ?

How to Prepare for IBSAT, IBSAT Exam Preparation

IBSAT 2018 exam dates are out and this year the slots are spread over 2 days – 22nd and 23rd December 2018. IBSAT is a fairly easy exam but time is of essence. The important things to be kept in mind regarding the IBSAT 2018 exam are:

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Tips to Excel in IBSAT 2018

MBA Rendezvous decodes the tips for you to prepare and appear for the IBSAT 2018 exam:


Intelligent Strategy: The difficulty level of the IBSAT exam is fairly easy to moderate and the IBSAT Syllabus overlaps with most major entrances like CAT, XAT, and NMAT. Hence if you are preparing for others, you are fairly covered for the IBSAT 2018 exam. You need to intelligently strategise your time and approach. Writing the mock exams that are available (September 2018) on the official IBS website can help you define that strategy. Since you have 140 questions in 120 minutes, you have precisely 51 seconds per question. Ideally, the questions in VA and DA should take less than 30 seconds.

Build Your Base: It is very important to have clear concepts in QA (30) and DI (30) topics. A strong foundation and clear fundamentals of basics of Arithmetic, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra and Modern Math topics will help you quickly understand and answer questions in these areas. Also reading and building a good vocabulary will help you in the RC (30) and VA (50) section. Speed is of essence when you write the IBSAT exam.

Systematic Approach: A predefined plan and regular practice is what you need to focus on when you prepare for the exam. Make sure you are well aware of your strengths and weakness. Work on your week areas while still polishing your strengths. When you sit for the exam, be sure what section you want to attempt first. With the kind of questions, it is usually advised you attempt the VA section first which has 50 (max) questions. Then move to the RC or QA section and usually attempt the DA/DI section in the end. Try to work on few approaches while you write the mock exams to understand what works best for you.

Attempt Everything: Since the IBSAT 2018 exam has NO negative marking, it is important you do not leave any question un-attempted. Follow a systematic approach for guessing the answers you do not know. We have discussed this aspect on our website in the article “Your chances of guessing answers in CAT”. There is always a chance that 30-40% guesses may turn out right and in turn boost your scores.

Time Yourself: Like discussed above, you get around 51 seconds per questions. So when you practice mock exams always time yourself. In the end, it all boils down to how fast you read and mark the answers.

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