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S P JAIN’S BBA Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The S P JAIN’S BBA Entrance Test conducted by S P Jain is intended to test a student's IQ, mathematical ability, logic and reasoning capacity, and general awareness.

  • The paper would be divided into different sections based on these areas.

  • The test is for a duration of 1 hour.

  • The format of the test may change from time to time but the testing would be on the mentioned parameters.

  • The Entrance test will be a paper based test.

  • There is negative marking - different questions may have a different scale of negative marking, and this would be taken into account while calculating a student's score

     

Section

No. of

Questions

Marks per

question

Total Marks

per Section

Negative

Marking

per

question

Logic

5

2

10

1

Diagrammatic Reasoning

4

4

16

2

Numeracy

6

3

18

1

IQ

10

2

20

1

Reading Comprehension

5

4

20

1

General Awareness

8

2

16

0.5

Total

38

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test duration- 1 Hour

Marking System – There is negative marking - different questions may have a different scale of negative marking, and this would be taken into account while calculating a student's score

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close. So focus on CAT quant syllabus. Here are some core topics that you can expect:

Candidates can safely ignore Trigonometry & Statistics. This topic has a maximum of one to two questions, which are generally easy. Questions related to Data Sufficiency has not been observed so far.

Logical reasoning is comparatively easier than Quant and Data Interpretation in the exam. We can expect a similar pattern in the exam 2016. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

While revising GENERAL AWARENESS, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on static topics.

Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of the exam get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed the exam. Some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK.

Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

Who is who

What is what

Science scan

Human body

Computers

Landmarks of history

The Universe

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information. Finally, practicing past years' question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.

 

Duration : 1 Hours

Important Instructions

Please read instructions in the answer sheet and question booklet before answering 1. There will be negative marking as per indication in each section. 2. Please check the number of questions before you start answering 3. All rough work to be done only on the blank sheet provided at the back of the question booklet. Please do NOT write on the question paper 4. Laptops, calculators, slide rules, log tables, watch calculators, papers, cellular phones etc are not allowed inside the examination hall 5. You will not be allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination 6. This objective type exam is for 60 minutes 7. Any candidate found violating the instructions and receiving/giving any form of help will be disqualified