IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2020 Check Section wise syllabus

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The IBSAT 2020 exam is a national level MBA entrance exam which will be conducted by ICFAI Business School in December 2020 this year. The difficulty level of the IBSAT exam is not very high. IBS has defined the exam syllabus for IBSAT exam 2020.

An easy way to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and syllabus for IBSAT 2020 is to write the IBSAT mock tests that are available on the official website of IBS. Let us take you through the details regarding IBSAT exam syllabus 2020.

IBSAT which is conducted by ICFAI Business School and students need to note that with IBSAT you would be able to enter into the ambit of ICFAI University.

IBSAT would be conducted in December 2020 for 2 programmes i.e MBA and PGPM. Exam Duration will be 2 hours. IBSAT Result will be out in 1st week of January 2021. Nature of IBSAT is that students are tested out more for quantitative skills and Language usage hence IBSAT has been divided into 4 sections namely, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.

Students would be getting 140 questions with equal 140 marks but there is no negative marking.

Students need to understand that for language usage skills IBSAT tests you for your vocabulary, comprehending the unseen paras along with synonyms and antonyms.

Reading comprehension in IBSAT can be tricky because you are deliberately given the paras which are jumbled in nature and later you have to answer correctly, but there should not be any guess work.

IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern

  1. There are 4 sections - Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation.
  2. In all there are 140 questions divided among 4 sections.
  3. There is no negative marking and +1 for every correct answer.
  4. The exam duration is 2 hours or 120 minutes.

IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2020: Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability section has 50 questions. The topics covered under this section are:

  1. Analogies
  2. Cloze test
  3. Contextual usage
  4. English Grammar
  5. Idioms and Phrases
  6. Incorrect words
  7. Para Jumble
  8. Punctuation
  9. Replace the missing words
  10. Sentence completion
  11. Spot the error
  12. Syllogisms
  13. Synonyms and Antonyms
  14. Usage of appropriate words
  15. Vocabulary

IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2020: Reading Comprehension

The RC section has 30 questions. Some important points to remember regarding this section are:

  1. There will be 4 unseen passages.
  2. Each passage will be around 500-600 words long.
  3. There will be 6-8 questions under each passage.
  4. The questions asked will be either direct or inferential.

IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2020: Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section has 30 questions in all. This section tests candidate’s mathematical and logical skills. The topics covered in this section are:

  1. Algebra
  2. Arithmetic Progression
  3. Average
  4. Co-ordinate Geometry
  5. Discount
  6. Geometry
  7. Inequalities
  8. Installment Payments
  9. Mensuration
  10. Mixtures and Alligations
  11. Number System
  12. Percentage
  13. Permutation and Combination
  14. Probability
  15. Profit and Loss
  16. Ratio and Proportion
  17. Simple Interest and Partnership
  18. Simplification
  19. Time and Work
  20. Time, Speed and Distance

IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2020: Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

This section will have 30 questions. The questions will test logical and critical reasoning. There will be questions on data sets.

The topics covered under DA are:

  1. Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  2. Cause and effects
  3. Critical reasoning
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. Logical Reasoning
  6. Statements and Conclusions
  7. Visual reasoning

The topics covered under DI are:

  1. Tables
  2. Bar graphs and Column graphs
  3. Data Interpretation
  4. Graphs representing area
  5. Matrix arrangements
  6. Pie chart
  7. Venn diagram

IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2020: Book Recommendations

Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma

Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis

Reading Comprehension

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by R.S Agarwal

Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma

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