IBSAT Syllabus 2020

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 14 Dec, 2020 19:34

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IBSAT 2020 Syllabus

In order to prepare well for IBSAT 2020, candidates must go through the syllabus of IBSAT 2020 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 2020, candidates will be able to identify the topics/areas they need to cover while preparing for the exam. Therefore, having brief knowledge of IBSAT syllabus is essential for the candidates to ace the exam. Candidates are advised that they should practise the previous year question papers which are based on different topics covered in the exam in order to perform better in IBSAT Exam.

Table of Contents
IBSAT 2020 Exam PatternIBSAT 2020 Syllabus - Section Wise
IBSAT 2020 Syllabus for Quantitative AptitudeIBSAT 2020 Syllabus for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
IBSAT 2020 Syllabus for Data Interpretation & Data AdequacyIBSAT 2020 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

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IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to check the table provided below to understand the exam pattern of IBSAT 2020 exam.  



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

Total: 140

Verbal Ability: 50

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: 30

Quantitative Aptitude: 30

Reading Comprehension: 30

Marking Scheme

No negative marking

IBSAT 2020 Syllabus - Section Wise

The section-wise syllabus of IBSAT is provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the syllabus of IBSAT to know all the important topics that will be covered in the IBSAT exam. 

IBSAT 2020 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 DiagramClocks

Coordinate geometry

CalendarSet Theory

Permutations and Combinations

LogarithmMaxima and Minima Progression


VectorsPipes and Cisterns

Mode and Median

Number SystemMensuration

Arithmetic mean



Profit & LossPercentages

Ratios and Proportion




IBSAT 2020 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 CorrectionSentence completion

Jumbled words/paragraphs

AnalogiesFill In the Blanks

English grammar

SyllogismsSynonyms and Antonyms
Contextual usageOne-word substitution

Odd one out

IBSAT 2020 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


Cause and Effect

Data Interpretation based on text

Identifying valid inferences
Linear arrangementsGraphs representing Area

Bar Graphs


Coding and decoding

Venn diagramPie Chart

Line charts

Family treeSequencing

Assertion and reasons

Identifying relationship among group of peopleCritical reasoning

Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables

Definitely trueProbably false

Graphs representing Area

FunctionsDefinitely false kind of statement

Assertion and reasons

IBSAT 2020 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension section of the IBSAT 2020 exam will contain 4-5 passages. There will be 4-5 questions with each of the paragraph. Candidates will have to answer those questions after reading the reading comprehension. Candidates are advised to practise the maximum number of RCs to score well in this section of IBSAT 2020 exam. 

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FAQs about IBSAT Syllabus

Which section in the IBSAT exam has maximum weightage?

The verbal ability section of IBSAT exam has maximum weightage. It carries 50 marks while the rest of the sections carry equal weightage(30 marks each).

Does the syllabus of IBSAT remains the same every year?

Yes, the syllabus of IBSAT generally remains the same every year. In case any chances are made in the syllabus, it will be updated on the official website of IBSAT.

How can I download the syllabus of IBSAT 2020?

The syllabus of IBSAT will be available in the PDF format. You can download the PDF from the official website of the college.

What type of questions will be asked in the Verbal Ability section of IBSAT exam?

Verbal Ability section of IBSAT exam will test your grammatical skills and hold on the English language. This section will contain Sentence Correction, Fill In the Blanks and Analogies type questions.

What topics will be covered in Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy section of MAT?

Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy section will include questions from Syllogisms, Venn diagram, Line charts, Bar Graphs and many other important topics.

What is the importance of IBSAT Syllabus?

Syllabus of IBSAT exam will help you know all the relevant topics that will be covered in the exam. Besides this, it will also help you shortlist the topics that need more practice.

What are the important topics of Quantitative Aptitude section of IBSAT exam?

Some of the important topics from Quantitative Aptitude are Vectors, Mode and Median, Mensuration and Coordinate geometry.

How can I check the syllabus of IBSAT exam?

The syllabus of IBSAT exam will be updated on the official website of ICFAI Business School. You can check the syllabus from there.

Who decides the syllabus of IBSAT?

The syllabus of IBSAT exam is decided by ICFAI University (conducting body of the examination).

What is the syllabus of IBSAT entrance exam?

The syllabus of IBSAT entrance exam contains some important topics such as Time-Speed-Distance, Averages, Averages and Pie Chart.

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