The IBSAT 2019 exam is a national level MBA entrance exam which will be conducted by ICFAI Business School on December 21-22, 2019 this year. The difficulty level of the IBSAT exam is not very high. IBS has defined the exam syllabus for IBSAT exam 2019.

An easy way to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and syllabus for IBSAT 2019 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 2019.

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 on December 21-22, 2019 for 2 programmes i.e MBA and PGPM. Exam Duration will be 2 hours. IBSAT Result will be out in 1^{st} week of January 2020. 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 2019: Exam Pattern

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

## IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2019: Verbal Ability

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

- Analogies
- Cloze test
- Contextual usage
- English Grammar
- Idioms and Phrases
- Incorrect words
- Para Jumble
- Punctuation
- Replace the missing words
- Sentence completion
- Spot the error
- Syllogisms
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Usage of appropriate words
- Vocabulary

## IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2019: Reading Comprehension

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

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

## IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2019: 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:

- Algebra
- Arithmetic Progression
- Average
- Co-ordinate Geometry
- Discount
- Geometry
- Inequalities
- Installment Payments
- Mensuration
- Mixtures and Alligations
- Number System
- Percentage
- Permutation and Combination
- Probability
- Profit and Loss
- Ratio and Proportion
- Simple Interest and Partnership
- Simplification
- Time and Work
- Time, Speed and Distance

## IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2019: 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:

- Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
- Cause and effects
- Critical reasoning
- Data Sufficiency
- Logical Reasoning
- Statements and Conclusions
- Visual reasoning

The topics covered under DI are:

- Tables
- Bar graphs and Column graphs
- Data Interpretation
- Graphs representing area
- Matrix arrangements
- Pie chart
- Venn diagram

**IBSAT Exam Syllabus 2019: 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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