IBSAT 2020 is an entrance exam for gaining admission to Postgraduate Programmes at 9 ICFAI colleges. As per the IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern, it is a 2 hour duration test in which candidates have to attempt 140 multiple choice questions. The IBSAT 2020 Exam pattern comprises four sections- Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation and Reading Comprehension. One of the salient features of the test is that there is no sectional time limit and negative marking.
Application Forms for IBSAT 2020 are expected to be released in July 2020 in both online and offline mode. If you wish to fill the form through offline mode, then you will be required to purchase it from IBS Marketing offices and pay an amount of INR 1800. There is no age limit for candidates willing to apply for the exam.
|Exam Conducting Body||Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India Foundation for Higher Education|
|Number of colleges under IBSAT||9|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Application fee||Rs 1800|
|Number of questions in IBSAT 2020||140|
|Type of questions||Objective type questions (MCQs)|
|Scoring pattern||+1 for each correct answer There is no negative marking|
|Application process||Online and offline|
Maximum number of questions are from the Verbal Ability section that is 50, essential of vocabulary and English proficiency form part of it. Reading comprehension has 30 questions on passages. Mathematical skills have a larger emphasis on arithmetic. Analytical skills of the candidate are tested in Data adequacy and interpretation.
|Section||Number of questions||Marks|
|Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation||30||30|
Following table will give you a hint about the differences and similarities between the IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern and XAT.
The students stated that sections on Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension were easy while the sections on Quantitative Aptitude and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation were moderately difficult.
The syllabus for all the 4 sections of IBSAT 2020 is given below.
|Analogies||Punctuation||Sentence completion||Spot the error|
|Contextual usage and English Usage||Replace the missing words||Usage of appropriate words||Syllogism|
|Comprehension of passage||Para Jumble||Replace the missing words||Contextual Usage|
|Incorrect words||Synonyms and Antonyms||Grammar and Idioms||Clone test|
|Algebra & Geometry||LCM & HCF||Permutation & Combination||Number System||Profit and Loss|
|Coordinate Geometry||Time and Work||Percentage||Average||Speed and Distance|
|Arithmetic Progression||Installment Payments||Probability||Quadratic and linear equation||Geometry|
As per the IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern, 3 reading comprehension passages are given in these sections and 30 questions are asked from them.
|Bar graphs and Column graphs||Cause and effects||Conclusion|
|Pie Chart||Graphs representing area||Matrix arrangements|
|Venn Diagrams||Data Sufficiency||Critical Reasoning|
|Data Interpretation||Premise||Visual reasoning|
Some of the books recommended for preparation for IBSAT 2020 are given below:
|Quant Aptitude by Tata Mag raw Hill||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods||Abhijit Guha|
|Pearson Quantitative Aptitude for CAT||Nishit Sinha|
|Mathematics for MBA entrance exam||R.S Aggarwal|
|DI LR by Pearson||Nishit Sinha|
|TMH How to Prepare for The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for CAT 3rd Edition||Arun Sharma|
|The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination||Dinesh Khattar|
|English Proficiency IMS India||-|
|Objective English 6e: For Competitive Examination||Thorpe|
|English PLUS I.C.S.E. For Class 10||Xavier Pinto|
|Verbal Ability Guide for CAT||-|
|High School English Grammar & Composition||Wren & Martin|
Go through the IBSAT 2020 exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly and then start with the preparation. Start with the topics that you have a good hold on and work on perfecting those sections, then move to the sections that you are less proficient in. A good and thorough preparation will guarantee a good score. Most of the questions are analytical and require a good analysis. There are no questions based on General Knowledge in IBSAT 2020 unlike many other entrance exams. Some of the tips for preparation are given below:
Section wise preparation: For the section on reading comprehension, practice reading more and try solving reading comprehensions. Practicing more will lead you to more accuracy. The sections on Data Interpretation require a good analysis while the section on Quantitative Aptitude will require more and more practice. A good hold on vocabulary will help you solve the section on Verbal Ability.
Manage your time well: Time management is the main aspect to be looked after by the students preparing for IBSAT 2020. You should divide your time equally between the four sections and start with the preparation. Prepare a time- table and stick to it. Remember that this time is very crucial and it will not come back.
Work on Weakness: Work on your weaknesses and for increasing your speed and accuracy as they are the key to success. Focusing on weaker areas will also help in improving concepts and thus, building up confidence.
Practice Sample Papers and Mock Test: Taking mock tests is a good way to develop exam temperament. This will also prepare you for managing time in the final exam and give you a fair idea of the IBSAT 2020 Exam pattern of questions. Solve the sample papers given on various online websites. This will help in understanding the level of questions that are asked in the exam. Carefully notice your mistakes and work on them and try not to repeat them.
Time and Break: Spending more time on preparation would not guarantee good rank. But the quality of time spent on studies would make the difference. Thus, students should take short breaks between study sessions in order to freshen up their mind and start studying after the decided break time.
An official mock test will be released by ICFAI. Mock test will give you a fair idea of the IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern, different varieties of questions asked and will also help you with time management.
Ques. How many questions are there in the IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern?
Ans. There are 140 questions in total. Among the 4 sections, Verbal Ability comprises 50, Reading Comprehension, QA and DI comprises 30 questions each.
Ques. What is the marking scheme in the IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern?
Ans. 1 mark is awarded for each correctly answered question. There is no negative marking, that is, no marks are deducted for incorrect answered or unanswered questions.
Ques. How much mark is awarded for a correct answer in IBSAT 2020 Exam?
Ans. 1 marks
Ques. Is there any negative marking in IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern?
Ques. What is the duration of the IBSAT 2020 Exam?
Ans. 2 Hours