How to prepare for HBSAT 2019

The Gitam Hyderabad Business School will conduct the HBSAT for the year 2019. Those who want to get admission to the MBA course offered by the College can appear for this test. So the students are looking for how to prepare for HBSAT 2019 have come to the right place. This simple guide will help you ace the test without any problem.

How To Prepare For HBSAT 2019?

The HBSAT 2019 examination is quite easy as compared to CAT/ XAT/ MAT. The total number of questions in the exam is 100 and each section has 20 questions. Before we go to the preparation part, let’s have a look at the exam pattern od the exam.

Section Number of Questions
Data sufficiency 20
Mathematical Ability 20
Communication & Business Aptitude 20
English 20
Reasoning 20
Total 100

About the Exam

  • Total number of questions in the exam – 100
  • Duration of the exam – 90 minutes
  • 1 mark will be awarded for the correct answer
  • There will be no negative marking for the incorrect answer

HBSAT 2019 Preparation

Following is the preparation guide for each section of the exam.

Data Sufficiency

The data sufficiency section comprises of the questions and two statements in which data is given. You have to decide whether the data that is given in either of the statements are sufficient to answer the questions. The questions that can be asked in the exam are quantity, figures etc. To prepare for this section, the students must practice as many questions as they can. Following are some of the questions which the students can solve to get an idea of what kind of questions to expect in the exam.

  1. If s, n are the average and standard deviation of integers a, b, c and d, is s> 0?
    a. m > a
    b. a + b + c + d = 0
  2. is y=3?
    a. (y – 3)(x – 4) = 4
    b. (x – 4) = 0
  3.  Is the positive integer X divisible by 21?
    a. When X is divided by 14, the remainder is 4
    b.When X is divided by 15, the remainder is 5
  4. How many of the numbers x, y, and z are positive if each of these numbers is less than 10?
    a. x + y + z+ = 20
    x + y = 4

Mathematical Ability 

For this section, the students must have speed and accuracy if they want to nail section. This is usually considered to be one of the toughest sections in the exam. To prepare for this section, students can learn the tables up to 35, squares and cubes up to 20. By learning these, the candidates will be able to make fast calculations. This will increase their speed for the examination. The students can also learn some shortcuts notes to solve the questions in less time. The students can also download the shortcuts from the internet. The students must practice many mock tests which will build the student’s accuracy and speed.

Communication and Business Aptitude

For this section, the students must have a knowledge of the business general knowledge or the current awareness. Here are some of the questions for that will help you get an idea of the section and the types of questions asked.

  1. ___ is a social device that is eliminating or reducing the loss of society from certain risk.
    a. Contract
    b. Premium
    c. Discount
    d. Insurance
  2. Which of the following is the process of dividing the potential market into sub-markets with common needs?
    a. Arrangements
    b. Positioning
    c. Seeing
    d. Market Segmentation
  3. The term CRM used in business strategy development means:
    a. Channel Root Market
    b. Customer Retention Manager
    c. Credit Relationship Manager
    d. Customer Relationship Management
  4. ___ is central to any definition of marketing.
    a. Advertising
    b. Making Profit
    c. Transactions
    d. Customer Relationship


For the English section, the students must read a newspaper daily. This will help them build their vocabulary and idioms etc. The students can note down these and review them every day for memorisation. They can also read the articles and then write its summaries in their own words. The students can read the newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express and Mint. Brush up your grammar skills as many of the questions are asked such as figure of speech, sentence correction, active & passive voice, etc.


To ace this section, solve as many questions as you can. When you solve the papers analyse where are you lacking. Then work on that part. The topics in this section include line and bar charts, pie charts, tables, rankings, arrangements, etc. There are many apps on the web which provides thousands of questions for practice. So the students can also practice on the go.

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