IBSAT Exam Pattern 2019
Sakshi.Garg, 19 Oct 2019, #IBSAT
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IBSAT Exam Pattern 2019 - The exam pattern of IBSAT 2019 is predefined by the ICFAI foundation which is conducted body of IBSAT. It is a computer-based test of 2 hours carrying around 140 multiple objective questions divided into four sections. IBSAT exam 2019 has conducted in the fourth week of December 2019. The exam of IBSAT has divided into 4 sections - Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy. Candidates are recommended to prepare the question paper according to the IBSAT 2019 exam pattern and syllabus. Candidate can 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 the most probable 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 has 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 is 2 hours. There is no restriction regarding solving a particular section within a limited time.

  • Mode of Exam- It as an online computer-based test. Each candidate will be assigned a desktop/computer, having IBSAT download downloaded.

  • Medium of Exam- Exam medium is English only. Each question in the exam will be asked only English and candidate must be answered in the same language.

  • Negative Marking- There is 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 is 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 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 Question Answers (FAQs) on IBSAT Exam Pattern

Question - What is the marking scheme for IBSAT 2019?

Answer - 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?

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

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

Answer- IBSAT 2019 going to be held in online mode only.

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i want to do MBA and I just complete my B.tech in Computer Science & Engineering. So can you guide me ICFAI buisness school Kolkata is good for doing this course? What is most important and main focus for doing this course? i only apply for IBSAT. Is this good enough

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019
see there is no MBA courses in ICFAI Kolkata. there is two years post graduate program in management. which is also a two years course. admission is offers through Nmat and ibsat exam . ICFAI is a good institute as per student review. many top sales management companies visit the campus. however the average packages is less like 3-5 lpa . it it suits you , you can apply for it. you may apply for other IBS institute in india through IBSAT exam. some other institute which offers MBA courses in Kolkata is,
IMI Kolkata
globesyn business school
praxis business school
army institute of management.

is thereb any separate exam from cat for ibs hyderabad like ibsat ?

ashutosh gupta 11th Nov, 2019

IBS hyderabad is one of the top b school in india. You can get admission in ibs hyderabad by qualifying cat or by giving IBSAT. IBSAT is the paper organized by ICFAI university for giving admission in its 9 institute. Cut off of CAT of ibs hyderabad is around 80%ile. But it is easiwr to get admission in IBShyderabad by giving IBSAT In comarison to CAT. Programme fees of IBShyderabad is around 14lacs.


Can a student who has secured more than 50 % in Honours ( 3rd year ) in Graduation, from English Medium, but overall less than 50 % is eligible to apply for IBSAT 2019 ? Please reply. Thank you.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Dear Harsh, to be eligible for IBSAT, you should have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in your Graduation. This aggregate is calculated for all the 3 years and not for a single year. Please visit our page for more information: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/ibsat-eligibility-criteria

Going by this, if you have aggregate less than 50%, you cannot appear for IBSAT though your final year aggregate is more than 50%.


I scored in Xth 46 and XIIth 60 and graduation 58 can I get a call form ibs school at this academic record because I am preparing for IBSAT exam.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 5th Nov, 2019


chances are really less as your academic profile is not satisfactory. you have only first division marks in 12 th exam. how ever if your IBSAT score is really excellent like if you able to attempt more than 90 percentage of questions correctly, you may get calls.


without any GD and PI can i get Admission in IBS after taking IBSAT..?

Shareef 29th Oct, 2019
No,no business school cooperate a student GD and PI. It's a basic step for getting admission in IBS.
Don't be so tensed about it. It's just a basis for testing your knowledge. GD will be of testing your skills and PI will be about you.
You may get Admission with GD and PI but those schools aren't well reputed. So, it's best to take admission in best IBS schools and make a great career.
Hope this was informative in clearing your doubt

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