IBSAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IBSAT Exam Pattern is prescribed by ICFAI University. The pattern for the management entrance exam has not seen any major changes over the years. For this year, the exam is scheduled from December 21 to December 24, 2017. Candidates seeking admissions to MBA and PGPM programs have to apply for IBSAT 2018.
Listed below are quick facts related to IBSAT Exam Pattern:
The exam pattern highlights of IBSAT 2018 is given below in the table:
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||Verbal Ability|
|Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy|
|Total no. of questions||140|
Correct Answer – +1
No/ Wrong Answer – No
IBSAT 2018 is a computer based online test and consists of 140 objective questions to be solved within a duration of 120 minutes. The maximum marks an aspirant can score in IBSAT 2018 are 140.
The question paper will be segregated into 4 sections- Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Adequacy and Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates can choose to attempt the question paper in any order they want. There is no restriction regarding solving a particular section within a stipulated time limit. Sectional cut off will not be applicable.
|Verbal Ability||50||50||2 hours|
|Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation||30||30|
Individuals must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the aptitude entrance examination. There has been no change in the marking scheme of IBSAT 2018 and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. It should be noted that negative marking will not be applicable for the test. The marking scheme is given as follows:
The syllabus for IBSAT 2018 is based on English, Mathematics and Data interpretation of higher secondary level knowledge. It will be as decided by ICFAI for every section. Students must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam. The section wise syllabus is given as follows:
This section will assess the grasp an applicant has on the English language. A student’s vocabulary, grammar, verbal ability and reasoning skills will be tested in this section. The important topics for this section are:
|English Grammar||Cloze test|
|Incorrect words||Spot the error|
|Usage of appropriate words||Idioms and Phrases|
|Synonyms and Antonyms||Replace the missing words|
This section will consist of unseen passages. Aspirants must comprehend the contents of the passage and utilize correct phrases, words and expressions to answer these questions.
This section of the test aims to evaluate the applicant’s ability to solve numerical problems with speed and accuracy. It will include questions to evaluate how aspirants can work with numbers, do numerical calculations and understand various arithmetic questions.
They must have a good understanding of basic mathematical concepts to score well in this section. The important topics for this section are as follows:
|Arithmetic Progression||Number System|
|Average||Profit and Loss|
|Time and Work||Permutation and Combination|
|Time, Speed and Distance||Mixtures and Alligations|
This section will determine the candidate’s ability to think accurately and swiftly. Students can expect questions on diagrams, figures, charts, tables as also analogies in this section. Questions on the following topics will be asked:
|Data Interpretation||Venn diagram|
|Data Sufficiency||Visual reasoning|
|Cause and effects||Critical reasoning|
|Logical Reasoning||Bar graphs and Column graphs|
|Graphs representing area||Statements and Conclusions|
IBSAT reference books are given below to help students score well:
|Verbal Ability||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma|
|Word Power made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Business English and Communication||Clark|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Ability||Nishit Sinha|
|Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy||Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Pearson Publication|
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