IBSAT Syllabus 2018


01 Jul, 2018

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IBSAT 2018 Syllabus

In order to prepare well for IBSAT 2018, candidates must go through the syllabus of IBSAT 2018 in detail. Knowing the syllabus well in advance will help aspirants plan better for the exam. IBSAT is conducted by IBS for shortlisting candidates for its management programmes. The exam is meant to evaluate students on the basis of their Vocabulary, Quantitative Ability, Data Adequacy, Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

By getting a complete understanding of IBSAT syllabus 2018, candidates will be able to identify the topics/areas they need to cover while preparing for the exam. Therefore, having a brief knowledge about IBSAT syllabus is essential for the candidates to ace the exam. Candidates are advised that they should practice the Previous year Question Papers  which are based on different topics covered in the exam in order to perform better in IBSAT Exam.

IBSAT 2018 Exam Structure



Duration of Examination

120 minutes (2 hours)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)


Verbal Ability

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Aptitude

Reading Comprehension

Total Number of Questions


Verbal Ability:50

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:30

Quantitative Aptitude:30

Reading Comprehension:30

Marking Scheme

No negative marking

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

In this section, candidates will be judged based on their numerical ability and problem-solving skills. The questions in this section may come from topics such as Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, LCM, Time and Speed, HCF, Geometry, Statistics, etc.

Venn Diagram Clocks Coordinate geometry
Calendar Set Theory Permutations and Combinations
Logarithm Maxima and Minima Progression Partnership
Vectors Pipes and Cisterns Mode and Median
Number System Mensuration Arithmetic mean
Partnership Time-Speed-Distance Averages
Profit & Loss Percentages Ratios and Proportion

Syllabus for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

In the Reading Comprehension section, candidates will be required to read passages and answer questions based on them. 

In the Verbal Ability Section, candidates' knowledge of the English language will be tested. Candidates will have to answer questions based on topics such as Sentence Correction, Synonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Antonyms, Idioms, Grammar, etc. The number of questions asked in this section is higher as compared to other sections.

Idioms and Phrases Sentence Correction Sentence completion
Jumbled words/paragraphs Analogies Fill In the Blanks
English grammar Syllogisms Synonyms and Antonyms
Contextual usage One-word substitution Odd one out

Syllabus for Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy

In this section, candidates are evaluated based on their ability to deal with the complex data. Since the questions in this section will be mostly based on pie charts, tables, etc., candidates will be required to do quick calculations to solve them.

Visual reasoning Conclusion Puzzles
Cause and Effect Data Interpretation based on text Identifying valid inferences
Linear arrangements Graphs representing Area Bar Graphs
Syllogisms Functions Coding and decoding
Venn diagram Pie Chart Line charts
Family tree Sequencing Assertion and reasons
Identifying relationship among group of people Critical reasoning Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables
Definitely true Probably false Graphs representing Area
Functions Definitely false kind of statement Assertion and reasons

FAQs on IBSAT 2018 Syllabus

1. How many section will be there in IBSAT?

IBSAT exam will be comprised of 4 section.

2. How many questions will be asked from the verbal ability section?

From the verbal ability section, 50 questions will be asked.

3. Is there any last minute preparation tips to excel IBSAT?

Yes, Click here to prepare for IBSAT in last minute.

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