IBSAT Syllabus

IBSAT 2022 - The Complete Guide

IBSAT Syllabus

IBSAT exam 2021 Syllabus is divided into subsequent four sections:
  • Verbal Ability Section
  • Reading Comprehension Section
  • Quantitative Ability Section
  • Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy section
IBSAT 2021: Section Wise Syllabus
Section-1: Verbal Ability

Total Number of questions: 50 MCQs

Verbal Ability is maximum scoring section in IBSAT with 50 questions. Major topics on which questions are asked in this section, are:

  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Word Relation
  • Error Spotting
  • Phrase Replacement/one-word substitute
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Sentences

The complexity level for overall verbal ability section is moderate.

Section-2: Reading Comprehension

Total Number of questions: 30 MCQs

The Reading Comprehension is a separate section in IBSAT exam with 30 questions.

  • RC Section is not clubbed with Verbal Ability section.
  • There are typically 3 RC passages followed by 8 questions each, whereas one RC passage has 6 questions.
  • The RC passages in IBSAT is usually of 500 to 600 words.
  • Most questions are related to the RC passages and answers to them can be easily found in the RC passage itself.
  • Some of the questions are indirect and you must check the inference drawn from the passage.
Section-3: Quantitative Ability

Total Number of questions: 30 MCQs

Quantitative Ability section is a mix of all the topics in Mathematics. Total questions in this section are 30. All the questions are of Moderate complexity level.

Following are the topics on which questions are based in Quant section
  • Number System
  • Simplification & Algebra
  • Speed, Time, and Distance
  • Profit, loss & Discount
  • Permutation & Probability
  • Work and Time
  • Percentage
  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Simple interest & partnership
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio

The Quantitative Ability section in IBSAT is a good combination of problems including arithmetic, geometry, and analytical geometry. The questions are outlined on speed, distance and time, ratio proportion, work problems, heights, progressions, probability, percentages, etc.

Section-4: Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation

Total Number of questions: 30 MCQs

Out of 30 questions in this section, 15 are based on Data sufficiency and the rest 15 on Data Interpretation.

This section has following major topics on which questions are based:
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation (Pie chart)
  • Data Interpretation (Line and Table)
  • Data Interpretation (Line, bar, graph)
Key Points on IBSAT Syllabus:
  • IBSAT is Online Computer Based Test. Candidates should be able to operate a computer and have basic level computer knowledge.
  • Candidate can appear in only one session of IBSAT.
  • IBSAT Syllabus is high scoring given its moderate difficulty level.
  • There is no Negative Marking in IBSAT exam.
  • Each Correct answer carries +1 Mark. Total maximum marks are 140.
  • IBSAT is 2 Hours paper.
  • All questions in IBSAT are of MCQ type.
How to Cover Complete IBSAT Syllabus

The best way to cover IBSAT syllabus is to attempt previous years question paper and give mock tests. Some institute gives IBSAT preparation classes, it is advisable to join that so you can get a clear idea of how to go about the syllabus.

Consider: IBSAT preparation is incomplete without IBSAT Syllabus

Preparation for any exam is incomplete without acknowledging the syllabus first. It would be difficult to proceed without a clear idea of the topics that may or may not come in the exam. IBSAT might not be broad as CAT but is still wide enough.

If you go through the IBSAT exam syllabus, it will help you to decide.

  • When to begin?
  • How to begin?
  • What important topics should be covered.
Important Points about IBSAT Exam Syllabus
  • IBSAT exam syllabus is based on the specified standards and the current thought over structure of IBSAT exam.
  • IBSAT Exam Syllabus knows no boundaries. It is advisable to keep your preparation wide enough.
  • IBSAT 2021 exam syllabus is based on recent developments in IBSAT exams. Although not much has changed and you may find similarities with previous years questions.
  • IBSAT exam Syllabus covers all the major topics on four test sections.

The syllabus is available online to download.