IBSAT Syllabus 2020

Abhinav Chamoli Updated On: 10 Jan, 2020 19:55 IST

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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.

IBSAT 2020 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

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 Diagram Clocks

Coordinate geometry

Calendar Set Theory

Permutations and Combinations

Logarithm Maxima and Minima Progression


Vectors Pipes and Cisterns

Mode and Median

Number System Mensuration

Arithmetic mean

Partnership Time-Speed-Distance


Profit & Loss Percentages

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 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

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 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

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