Ultimate Checklist for IBSAT 2020 Syllabus

by MBA Rendezvous Empowering MBA Aspirants

IBSAT 2020 is a national-level management entrance exam. It is a popular exam among students. The difficulty level is moderate; thus, many prefer to write it. Before going through the IBSAT syllabus, it is essential to go through the IBSAT exam pattern:

  1. There are four sections with 140 questions
  2. Verbal Ability section has 50 questions
  3. Reading Comprehension section has 30 questions
  4. Quantitative Aptitude has 30 questions
  5. Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation has 30 sections.
  6. Every correct answer is worth a +1 mark.
  7. There is no negative marking
  8. There is no sectional time limit 
  9. The duration of the exam is 120 minutes.

The topics covered under the syllabus for IBSAT 2020 exam are concepts you have studied between 6th to 12th classes. However, there are some newer concepts under the data adequacy and data interpretation sections. 

Here is the section-wise ultimate checklist for IBSAT syllabus:

Section 1: Verbal Ability

This section is highly scoring. The ideal time to spend on this section is 20-22 minutes. The topics covered are:

  1. Grammar topics like nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, determiners, tenses, clauses, etc.
  2. Vocabulary questions covering synonyms, antonyms, incorrect words, and usage of appropriate words, etc.
  3. Error spotting
  4. Analogies
  5. Para jumbles
  6. Sentence completion

Section 2: Reading Comprehension

The RC section has mostly inferential questions with a few direct questions on word meanings etc. The ideal time one should spend on this section is 25-30 minutes. The structure is:

  1. Four passages ranging from 400 – 600 words.
  2. Each passage has 5 to 8 questions.
  3. The passages range from various topics like entertainment, cultural, informational, scientific, or business-oriented. 
  4. Sometimes the smaller prose may be replaced with a poem.


Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude

The QA section covers all mathematical topics you have studied in class 6th to 12th. An excellent way to begin preparing for this section is to go through NCERT books. The ideal time one should spend 35 to 40 minutes. The topics covered are:

  1. Numbers
  2. Algebra
  3. Arithmetic concepts like Time, Speed, Distance, Time & Work, Ratio & Proportion, Profit, Loss & discount, SI & CI, Partnerships and Percentages
  4. Geometry
  5. Mensuration

Section 4: Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

The DA&DI section tests the analytical and critical reasoning. The ideal time to be spent on this section is 25 to 30 minutes. The topics covered in this section are:

  1. Different types of graphs, tables, and charts.
  2. Matrix arrangements
  3. Cause & Effect
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. Assumptions & Conclusions
  6. Statements & Conclusions.

IBSAT exam is conducted every year in the month of December. The registrations are expected to begin in July 2020 and remain open until a week before the IBSAT exam in December 2020. Prepare well.


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