Most of MBA Entrance examination follows the same exam pattern as CAT. However, there are many other entrance examination for which the syllabus is quite different. It is important that you should know about the syllabus so that you can prepare for the exam. Much Time and effort are also saved once you start preparing as per the syllabus. Moreover, chances of questions coming out of syllabus are very less. The HBSAT is a University level entrance examination which is conducted by Gitam Hyderabad Business School. The University has prescribed a syllabus for the entrance examination. Check more details about the HBSAT 2018 Syllabus from this page.

HBSAT 2018 Syllabus

It is the right time to start your preparation for HBSAT 2018 and for that you need to know the syllabus for HHBSAT 2018. To make it easy for you we have given the complete syllabus for the entrance test below.

For HBSAT 2018, you need to prepare for 05 topics which are as follows:

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Ability
  • Communication & Business Aptitude
  • English
  • Reasoning

The syllabus for each of these sections is as follows:

Section I – Data Sufficiency

The most important topics to prepare for this section are:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency

Section II – Mathematical Ability

  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Percentage
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Partnership
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Averages
  • Age
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  • Compound Interest
  • Relative Speed
  • Simple Interest
  • Algebra

Section III – Communication & Business Aptitude

  • Strong and Weak Arguments
  • Statements Assumptions
  • Statements & Inferences
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Analogies
  • Verbal Classification
  • Syllogism
  • Logical Deduction
  • Course of Action
  • Causes and Effects

Section IV – English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Jumble
  • Grammar
  • Sentence completion
  • Word Usage
  • Synonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Cloze Test
  • Antonym
  • Analogy
  • Homophones
  • Confusable
  • Migratory Words
  • Phrasal Verbs

Section V – Reasoning

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Letter Series
  • Series Missing Numbers
  • Odd one out
  • Blood Relation
  • Clock
  • Matrix Cubes
  • Coding Decoding
  • Direction and Distance test
  • Ranking Tests
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Linear Arrangements
  • Matrix Arrangements
  • Mathematical Puzzles
  • Venn Diagram

HBSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Another important point to note for the examination is that you should be well aware of the exam pattern and its marking scheme. Below you can check the exam pattern for HBSAT 2018,

  • Duration of Examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes or 90 minutes
  • Type of Questions: MCQ
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Total Marks: 100
Sections Total No. of Questions
Data Sufficiency 20
Mathematical Ability 20
Communication & Business Aptitude 20
English 20
Reasoning 20

Marking Scheme

  1. Each question carries 01 mark
  2. There shall be no negative marking for an incorrect answer

Preparation Tips For HBSAT 2018

After the candidate is familiarised with the exam pattern and syllabus, the next important thing is to strategise their preparation for the exam. Here we have given few tips which can help your preparation for HBSAT entrance exam:

Tip 1. Make A Schedule For Studying

It is best advised to dedicate 3-4 hours for studying for an entrance exam. It can be in the morning or afternoon or even at night. The study schedule should as per your convenience. If you feel that you can study for good long hours during the day, then keep all the necessary preparation material with you and start studying. By making a study schedule you can check how much of topics have you prepared and how much is left.

Tip 2. Set Target

You can set the target like by which week you can have to complete this topic or how much score you have to secure in the test. This will always keep you motivated and you will go forward in your preparation.

Tip 3. Time Management

Time Management is a winner in every entrance exam preparation. The exam is of 90 minutes and in this duration, you have to solve 100 MCQs and then revise your answers as well. One of the common mistakes which candidates do is that they finish the easy questions first and then move on to the difficult questions. However, one of the wise things to do is to dedicate a specific time frame for the difficult questions and finish them off first rather than keeping them for the last. Do not spend more than the decided time on the difficult questions else you will miss out on solving both difficult as well as simple questions.

Tip 4: Your Key To Success is Practising Mock Test 

Mock tests plays a vital role in familiarizing the candidate with the new exam pattern and making them
comfortable in attempting the test. Some of you might still be struggling with their weakness. You must start attempting at least one sectional test every week.

Tip 5: Prepare Notes of Important Formula

It is very important that the candidates should make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.


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