IBSAT is a management entrance test conducted by IBS Business School to offer admission to MBA and PGDM programs in Top Colleges in India. IBSAT has been announced to be conducted from December 21- 25, 2017. With just a month left for the exam, it is important for candidates to start concentrating on their preparation.

IBSAT will be Computer Based Test. The IBSAT Exam Pattern will consist of 4 sections- Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Adequacy, Verbal Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude. This article by ApnaMBA aims at providing the tips and tricks to crack IBSAT 2017.


The aspirants are advised to go through some of the tips given below to have a good idea of preparing for the IBSAT Exam.

  • Practice mock tests: For a thorough preparation, we would advise the aspirants to practice previous year question papers. This can help them in finding their strong and weak sections so that they can work on it. As IBSAT is a Computer Based Test, the aspirants should practice online mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy.
  • Focus on Verbal Skills: To develop your proficiency in Verbal Ability section, it is advisable to read English Newspapers, Articles and Magazines. For, eg. Make a habit of learning 10-15 words daily.
  • Refine your analytical skills: Critical thinking and analysing skills is a must to be prepared for the reasoning section. Hence, the aspirants should try to enhance their logical thinking process.
  • Proper Time Management: While taking mock tests, the candidates must focus on to solving the exam paper within the stipulated time of 120 minutes. Also, Sectional division of time while mock tests will be productive at the real examination.

Things to know about IBSAT 2017: Some of the most important things about the IBSAT Exam pattern that the aspirants should keep in mind are:

- It is a computer based entrance test.

- There will be MCQs in the exam. That is, the test is objective.

- There is no Negative Marking.

- Duration of the test is 120 minutes.

The IBSAT Exam has 4 sections:

SectionNo of Question AskedTotal MarksTotal Time
Reading Comprehension 30 30 120 Minutes
Verbal Ability 30 30 120 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 120 Minutes
Data Interpretation and Data 30 30 120 Minutes
Adequacy 30 30 120 Minutes

Some Easy tips for IBSAT 2017 Exam Preparation:

Do practice the previous year’s exam papers of IBSAT so that you can understand the IBSAT syllabus and pattern.

  • Try solving the previous year question papers within the specified time limit of 120 minutes.
  • Maintain a record of your speed and accuracy.
  • Taking mock test will boost confidence and make you acquainted with the Computer Based Test.
  • Read all questions carefully before answering, don’t be nervous or confused.
  • Start your day by reading a newspaper, this will for sure boost up your verbal ability.


Hope this article can help all the Aspirants to boost up their preparation for IBSAT Exam. You can also visit our website www.apnamba.com for the practice sets and study materials.

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