IBSAT Exam Pattern 2021 IBSAT Syllabus

IBSAT Registration: 01 July 2021 - 16 Dec 2021

IBSAT  2021, IBSAT Exam Pattern

IBSAT  2021 exam is an online exam conducted all over India for admission into the nine ICFAI Business Schools. Let us take you through all the necessary information you need to know about the exam pattern of IBSAT 2021 exam.

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2021: Important Dates



IBSAT application form date of release

1st, July 2021

IBSAT registration last date

16th,December 2021

IBSAT admit card date

3rd week of December 2021

IBSAT exam date

25th-26th, December 2021

IBSAT result

1st week of January 2022

Briefing about selection

8th-16th, January 2022

IBSAT Selection process starts from

 February/March 2022

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2021: About

  1. The IBSAT Exam 2021 is an online, computer-based test.
  2. The duration of the exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes.
  3. The IBSAT 2021 exam will be conducted in a 2-day test window with individual time slots.
  4. All questions will be multiple-choice type. Each question will have five alternatives.
  5. The IBSAT paper pattern has four sections – Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation.
  6. There are 140 questions in total divided among the 4 sections.
  7. There is +1 for every correct answer.
  8. There is NO negative marking.
  9. There are no marks deducted for leaving a question unanswered.
  10. The difficulty level of the IBSAT 2021 paper is of Higher Secondary level.
  11. The medium of exam will only be English.

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2021: Sectional Details

  1. The IBSAT exam pattern 2021 is divided into 4 sections. There is no specific time limit for solving each section. You can go back and forth while answering questions during the exam duration. To get a better understanding, candidates can also write IBSAT mock tests available on IBS India’s official website.

The details of the sections are:

IBSAT 2021 Paper Pattern

Total Questions

IBSAT 2021 Marking Scheme

Marks per Correct Answer

Total Marks

Verbal Ability




Reading Comprehension




Quantitative Aptitude






Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation







Section 1: Verbal Ability

  1. This section has 50 questions in all.

  2. The candidates are tested on their English proficiency and vocabulary, grammar and reasoning skills.
  3. The difficulty level of this section is easy.

Section 2: Reading Comprehension

  1. This section has 30 questions in all.

  2. The candidates will have to solve 4 unseen paragraphs.
  3. Each passage will have 5 to 9 questions, which will be either direct or inferential.
  4. The difficulty level of this section is moderate.

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude

  1. This section has 30 questions in all.

  2. The candidates are evaluated on their mathematical and logical abilities.
  3. Candidates must be quick and accurate in solving the numerical problems.
  4. The difficulty level of this section is moderate to difficult.

Section 4: Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

  1. This section has 30 questions in all.

  2. The candidates are tested on their logical and critical reasoning.
  3. The candidates are also evaluated on their data interpretation skills.
  4. The difficulty level of this section is easy to moderate.

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