IBSAT Exam Pattern 2019
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IBSAT Exam Pattern 2019 - The exam pattern of IBSAT 2019 was predefined by the ICFAI foundation. IBSAT 2019 was a computer-based test of 2 hours carrying around 140 multiple objective questions divided into four sections. IBSAT exam 2019 was held on December 21- 22, 2019. The exam of IBSAT was divided into 4 sections - Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy. Candidates were recommended preparing the question paper according to the IBSAT 2019 exam pattern and syllabus. Candidate could check all the information about IBSAT Exam pattern 2019 such as the total number of sections, marking scheme and questions, etc.
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IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern Overview

Let’s have a look at the overall major key points of exam pattern of IBSAT 2019. According to last year’s exam pattern, here is exam structure of IBSAT 2019.



Total Number of Questions




Types of Questions

Multiple Choice questions (MCQs)

Exam Duration

120 minutes (2 hours)

Negative Marking


Exam Structure of IBSAT 2019

IBSAT 2019 had 140 questions in total which are multiple choice questions, divided into 4 sections. Below mentioned the section-wise question distribution


No. of Question

Verbal Ability


Quantitative Ability


Reading Comprehension


Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation




Detailed Information: IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Duration of Exam- The exam duration was 2 hours. There was no restriction regarding solving a particular section within a limited time.

  • Mode of Exam- It was an online computer-based test. Each candidate was assigned a desktop/computer.

  • Medium of Exam- Exam medium was English only. Each question in the exam was asked only in English and candidate must answer in the same language.

  • Negative Marking- There was no negative marking. One mark will be awarded for each correct answer while no mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

  • Number of Sections- IBSAT was divided into four sections namely Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation.

IBSAT 2019 Syllabus

As per the officials, IBSAT 2019 syllabus was divided into four sections. The detailed syllabus of IBSAT 2019 is mention below:



Verbal Ability

  • English Grammer

  • Syllogism

  • spot the error

  • Incorrect words

  • Sentence Completion

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Incorrect words

  • Vocabulary

  • Para Jumble

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Contextual Usage

  • Analogies

  • Replace the missing words

  • Punctuation

  • Cloze test

  • Use the appropriate words

Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

  • Pie Chart

  • Bar graphs & Column graphs

  • Venn Diagrams

  • Data Interpretation

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Cause and effects

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Graphs representing area

  • Assumption- premise- Conclusion

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Matriz arrangements

  • Visual reasoning

  • Tables

Reading Comprehension

The section covers three readings of comprehension passages from which the question are asked. There are 30 questions asked in this section.

Quantitative Ability

  • Algebra

  • Mensuration

  • Time

  • Speed and Distance

  • Discount

  • Geometry

  • Inequalities

  • Mixtures and Allegations

  • Percentage

  • Probability

  • Profit and Loss

  • Number system

  • Average

  • Arithmetic progression

  • Average

  • Installment Payments

  • Time and Work

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBSAT Exam Pattern 2019

Question: What is the marking scheme for IBSAT 2019?


One mark will be awarded for each right attempt while no mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt.

Question: Do we have to choose any section in a prescribed order?


No, there is no predefined order to in answer the questions.

Question: In which mode will IBSAT 2019 is going to be held?


IBSAT 2019 going to be held in online mode only.

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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.


I have Cleared IBSAT 2019 but unable to view my marks and Percentile. Only a result PDF is generated, with further selection process. How can i view my marks of the same.


Harsh, IBSAT scores are not disclosed by the exam conducting authority. It is only a qualifying test for further selection process. So you would not know your marks and percentile. You will directly have to attend the next rounds of selection. The final selection is based on the performance in Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Past Academic Records. All the best for the next round.


How can we know the IBSAT result of my son?

Masira 27th Dec, 2019

The following steps can be taken to check the result of IBSAT 2019.

-Go to the official website of IBSAT 2019
-Enter the details such as application number and password
-The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the screen
-Candidates can download the list and take a print out for future use

Kindly go through the following link for more information:

Hope this helps, Good Luck.

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