IBSAT Exam Pattern 2020 - ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education will define the exam pattern of IBSAT 2020. Candidates having a clear view of the IBSAT 2020 exam pattern will have a predefined idea about the questions he/she will face during the exam. This article on IBSAT exam pattern 2020 contains details on the structure of IBSAT 2020 like mode of exam, duration, type of questions, marks distribution, etc. As per the IBSAT 2020 exam pattern, the paper will be divided into four sections namely Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, and Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy. IBSAT is a University level examination which is conducted every year in online mode by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education to provide admissions to candidates in Postgraduate courses of MBA/PGDM. Read complete information about the exam pattern of IBSAT 2020 in this article.

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IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern : Overview

All the details related to the mode of exam, duration, marking scheme, etc can be checked by candidates in this article of IBSAT 2020 exam pattern. IBSAT is a national level test. The exam is likely to be conducted in the last week of December, 2020. Candidates who will register themselves must go through IBSAT exam pattern 2020. For complete details, read the full details given in this article.

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Exam Pattern of IBSAT 2020



No. of Questions


Marking Schemes

No negative marks

Total sections


Duration of Exam

Two hours

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Detailed Bird’s Eye View of IBSAT Exam Pattern 2020

  • There will not be any specific time limit allotted to any particular section. Candidates can opt to do any section as per their choice or convenience.

  • As per the exam pattern of IBSAT 2020, the exam will be conducted only in English language and will be an online computer-based exam.

  • One mark will be awarded for each correct answer. For IBSAT 2020 there will not be any negative marking for the wrong answer.

IBSAT Syllabus 2020

Details related to total sections, topics asked, no. of questions in each section and related information can be checked by candidates in this article. By checking the syllabus of IBSAT 2020, candidates can make better preparation strategies. As per past trends of the exam, the IBSAT 2020 syllabus will be divided into four major sections. Listed below information in tabular form is the complete information on syllabus of IBSAT 2020 which can be checked by candidates.

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IBSAT 2020 Syllabus:



Reading Comprehension

Total 30 questions will be asked from this section. Usually consists of unseen passages.

Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy

  • Cause and effects

  • Venn Diagrams

  • Pie Chart

  • Tables

  • Bar graphs & Column graphs

  • Graphs representing area

  • Linear arrangement

  • Data Interpretation

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Matriz arrangements

  • Assumption- premise - Conclusion

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Ability

  • Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Algebra

  • Speed and distance

  • Average

  • Arithmetic progression

  • Time and work

  • Installment payments

  • Algebra

Verbal Ability

  • Syllogism

  • Spot the error

  • Incorrect words

  • Sentence completion

  • Incorrect words

  • Para jumbles

  • Cloze test

  • Analogies

  • Replace the missing word

Keeping in mind the previous year question papers of IBSAT, the paper of IBSAT 2020 will be divided into four sections namely Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy. To give an elaborative view of the IBSAT 2020 exam pattern, this article contains details on the section-wise breakup of the syllabus of IBSAT 2020 which the candidates can refer to from the table below.

Exam Structure of IBSAT 2020:


No. of Questions

Reading Comprehension


Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy


Quantitative Ability


Verbal Ability




IBSAT Sample Papers 2020

In order to prepare well and score well, all candidates appearing for the exam are advised to go through the sample papers of IBSAT 2020 beforehand. A clear cut idea on the type of questions asked can be taken from the IBSAT 2020 sample papers. By solving the questions given in IBSAT sample papers 2020, candidates will be able to access the topics/sections in which they need more preparation. However, it is advisable to check the syllabus before solving the sample papers.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBSAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What will be the mode of IBSAT 2020?


According to the IBSAT 2020 exam pattern, all candidates will have to appear for the exam in online mode. IBSAT 2020 will be an online computer-based exam. The application form of IBSAT 2020 will be available tentatively from the first week of July, 2020.

Question: How many sections will the IBSAT 2020 paper have? Will there be any time limit for each section?


Keeping track of the past year papers, it is likely that IBSAT 2020 question paper will have four sections. No time limit is fixed to solve questions of any particular section, as per the exam pattern of IBSAT 2020. To know more details on section, read the full article of IBSAT exam pattern 2020.

Question: Is there any negative marking for wrong or unattempted questions in IBSAT 2020?


For each correct answer, one mark will be rewarded to the candidates. However, as per the IBSAT 2020 exam pattern, no mark will be deducted for any wrong or unattempted question.

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will IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges??

Shubham Dhane 13th Mar, 2020


Yes the IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges. The exam through which you can get into IBS colleges are

  • CAT
  • GMAT
  • NMAT by GMAC

Please click the below link for the list of colleges that accept the IBSAT score



I have written ibsat well,and being called on first day for gd/pi ( is the interview date matters based on Ibsat score?)my gd performance is average as I took 2 chances to speak and PI was pretty good. will I be able to get Hyderabad campus?

Pranav Mishra 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

One thing you should learn before doing MBA course is to be positive at all situation doesn't matter how difficult it is, So I suggest you to be positive for your result. What my opinion is about the selection of candidate through GD-PI process is that selection weightage is more for PI than GD, Telling about my experience I have been rejected to all those college where my interview was horrible like NIA, But I have got selected in Welingkar despite of giving average GD because of a good personal interview.

So don't take tension be positive for your result.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


can any of you tell me the preference of college of ibsat?? eg ibs Mumbai, Hyderabad and etc

Masira 14th Jan, 2020


Thee best campus is the Hyderabad campus it is being one of good B- School with good ranking. According to rank it would be:
1. Hyderabad
2. Mumbai
3. Pune
4. Gurgaon

Among all the campuses of IBS which is located in Mumbai , Pune , Gurgaon & Hyderabad premises during the the time counselling I think you should go with the option Hyderabad campus because for doing the course in the Hyderabad section will make you stand elite as well I heard from most of the aspirants that facility in the Hyderabad section is better including all the major one.

Hope this helps, Good Luck


what is cat and xat percentile cut off required for IBS?

Pankhuri Kumari 6th Jan, 2020

Hii Harshit!

Cutoff refers to the minimum marks a candidate should obtain to be qualified to get admissions. The cut-offs vary every year depending on different factors. You will get the details about cutoff in the link provided below and then, you can make an idea of the score needed by you.


Hope this helps.

Good luck!


Scored 56.86 percentile in the CAT 2019, is am I eligible for IBS PUNE and IBS Bangalore?


Yes Anirudhha, you are eligible for IBS Pune and Bangalore campus. According to the previous year trends, they accept a percentile of around 50% and above.

So you can expect a call from them. You will have group discussion and personal interview if you are called. Finally on the basis of your CAT score, GD and PI performance, the final results will be declared.

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