The entrance test for IBSAT is held in the month of December or January every year. Those who are planning to appear for IBSAT 2019 must read this article to know about the strategy for IBSAT 2019 Preparation. IBSAT is a moderate difficulty level entrance test in which most of the questions are straightforward and easy to answer. If you have proper knowledge about the exam, its marking scheme, syllabus, etc, then you can for sure obtain good marks. For most of the management entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, IBSAT, etc the syllabus is very much similar. So, those whoa re preparing for the national level entrance exam have an added advantage.

However, those who are just appearing for IBSAT 2019 only so should not be disheartened that they have any less opportunity. To guide you in preparing for IBSAT 2019, we have included everything on this page. Read the article below to know more about it.

## How To Prepare For IBSAT 2019?

IBSAT is a computer-based test which consists of MCQ questions. One advantage for the aspirants is that there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer. So, chances of qualifying the entrance test are pretty good. Now before we proceed any further to know the IBSAT preparation tips, let us first have a quick look at the exam pattern and syllabus for IBSAT 2019.

### IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IBSAT 2019 is as follows:

**Mode of the entrance test:**Computer-based test**Duration of the test:**02 hours**Type of question:**MCQ**Total Number of Questions:**125**Sections in the entrance exam:**04

The distribution of question in each of these sections is as follows:

Section | Number of Questions |
---|---|

Verbal Ability | 50 |

Reading Comprehension | 25 |

Quantitative Ability | 25 |

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation | 25 |

Total | 125 |

### Marking Scheme For IBSAT 2019

The aspirants should remember that the evaluation of marks will be done as per the marking scheme given below.

- 01 marks will be given for a correct answer
- There shall be no negative marking for an incorrect answer

### IBSAT 2019 Syllabus

You must prepare for the entrance exam as per the syllabus given below.

Verbal Ability | Quantitative Aptitude | Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation |
---|---|---|

Comprehension of Passage | Number System | Tables |

Syllogisms | Work, Pipes, and Cisterns | Data Interpretation |

English Grammar | Discount | Data Sufficiency |

Incorrect words | Average | Logical Reasoning |

Punctuation | Arithmetic Progression | Cause and effects |

English Usage | Time and Work | Graphs representing area |

Sentence completion | Percentage | Assumption-Premise-Conclusion |

Contextual usage | Algebra | Pie chart |

Analogies | Geometry | Venn – diagram |

Vocabulary | Coordinate Geometry | Visual reasoning |

Replace the missing words | Mensuration | Critical Reasoning |

Para Jumble | Probability | Bar graphs |

– | Installment payments | Column graphs |

– | Permutation & Combination | Statements and Conclusions |

– | Quadratic and linear equation | Matrix arrangements |

– | Profit & Loss | – |

– | Allegation & mixtures | – |

– | Time-Speed-Distance | – |

### Recommended Books For IBSAT 2019 Preparation

Now that you know the exam pattern and syllabus for IBSAT 2019, the next step is to study from the right resources. Since there are so many study material available, hence we have given a list of books which are helpful for those who are preparing for IBSAT 2019:

Name of the Book | Name of the Author | Buy Here |
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Mathematics for MBA entrance exam | R.S Aggarwal | Click Here to buy |

Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination | Abhijit Guha | Click Here to buy |

Objective English 6e: For Competitive Examination | Thorpe | Click Here to buy |

CAT 2018 – 28 Topic-Wise & Year-Wise Solved Papers (1990-2017) | Gautam Puri | Click Here to buy |

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination | Dinesh Khattar | Click Here to buy |

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and MBA Entrance Examination | TIME | Click Here to buy |

Data Interpretation MBA Entrance | Jaiswal | Click Here to buy |

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT and MBA Entrance Examination | TIME | Click Here to buy |

Verbal Ability Guide for CAT | PT Education Ltd. | Click Here to buy |

**Also Read:**Those who are preparing for CAT 2018, Click Here to know the best books and timetable for CAT 2018 Preparation.

### Preparation Tips For IBSAT Verbal Ability

The Verbal Ability section aims at testing the communication skills and the general knowledge of the candidates. Therefore, it is advised to the candidates to read newspaper, English articles daily to improve their vocabulary and proficiency in English and should be updated with the current affairs.

- Practice grammar, sentence correction, sentence completion by solving previous year’s questions as much as possible.
- In order to learn the time management skill, try to take the help from reference books and also go for the online mock test.
- There are 04 major areas which you should focus on for this section. These are:
- Vocabulary
- Para Jumble
- English Grammar
- Replace the missing words
- Punctuation and Analogies

### Preparation Tips For IBSAT Reading Comprehension

The funda for tackling questions on Reading Comprehension is very simple. You must make a habit of reading. Understand what is the passage about. For starters, you can try to write a summary to judge if you have understood the passage. Focus on the transition word, where the author is talking to you. Understand what the writer wants to convey, connect to it and you will master the art of reading.

### Preparation Tips For IBSAT Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Ability section aims at testing the problem-solving skills of the candidates. Most of the questions in this section can be classified as Easy to Moderate difficulty level. However, you first must clear up your basics of concepts, once you know it you will able to solve most of the questions easily. In the year 2017, the difficulty level of this section was as follows:

Topic | Difficulty Level | No of Questions |
---|---|---|

Time, Speed, and Distance | 1 | Moderate |

Time & Work | 2 | Easy |

Ratio & Proportion | 2 | Easy |

Averages, Mixtures, and Alligation | 3 | Easy-Moderate |

Profit, Loss, Discount | 1 | Moderate |

Simple Equations | 3 | Easy |

Percentages, SI/CI, EMI | 3 | Easy-Moderate |

Log | 1 | Easy |

Numbers | 2 | Moderate |

Geometry & Mensuration | 2 | Moderate |

Co-ordinate Geometry | 1 | Easy |

Progressions | 2 | Easy-Moderate |

Differential Calculus | 1 | Moderate |

P&C | 1 | Moderate |

Probability | 2 | Easy-Moderate |

Venn Diagrams | 2 | Easy-Moderate |

Miscellaneous | 1 | Easy |

### Preparation Tips for IBSAT Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation

This section aims at checking the aspirant’s decision-making ability, understanding of logical links etc. It can be said that one can easily score good marks in this section. The important topics covered under this section are as follows:

- Tables
- Pie chart
- Graph representation
- Reasoning

So the candidates must preparation according to the topics given. Also, practice questions on jumble words, puzzles, mathematical reasoning etc. for this section. Try to learn shortcut methods for tricky or twisted questions.

### IBSAT Practice Question

**Ques 1: **The length of the bridge, which a train 130 metres long and travelling at 45 km/hr can cross in 30 seconds, is:

- 200 m
- 225 m
- 245 m
- 250 m

**Ans: **3

**Ques 2: **The sum of ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What is the age of the youngest child?

- 4 years
- 8 years
- 10 years
- None of these

**Ans: **1

**Ques 3: **In how many different ways can the letters of the word ‘CORPORATION’ be arranged so that the vowels always come together?

- 810
- 1440
- 2880
- 50400

**Ans: **4

**Ques 4:** In how many ways can the letters of the word ‘LEADER’ be arranged?

- 72
- 144
- 360
- 720

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 5:** In a group of 6 boys and 4 girls, four children are to be selected. In how many different ways can they be selected such that at least one boy should be there?

- 159
- 194
- 205
- 209

**Ans:** 4

**Ques 6:** How many 3-digit numbers can be formed from the digits 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9, which are divisible by 5 and none of the digits is repeated?

- 5
- 10
- 15
- 20

**Ans:** 4

**Ques 7:** A box contains 2 white balls, 3 black balls and 4 red balls. In how many ways can 3 balls be drawn from the box, if at least one black ball is to be included in the draw?

- 32
- 48
- 64
- 96

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 8:** In how many different ways can the letters of the word ‘DETAIL’ be arranged in such a way that the vowels occupy only the odd positions?

- 32
- 48
- 36
- 60

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 9:** In how many ways can a group of 5 men and 2 women be made out of a total of 7 men and 3 women?

- 63
- 90
- 126
- 45

**Ans:** 1

**Ques 10:** In how many different ways can the letters of the word ‘MATHEMATICS’ be arranged so that the vowels always come together?

- 10080
- 4989600
- 120960
- None of these

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 11:** In how many different ways can the letters of the word ‘OPTICAL’ be arranged so that the vowels always come together?

- 120
- 720
- 4320
- 2160

**Ans:** 2

**Ques 12:** In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word, CORPULENT.

- Lean
- Gaunt
- Emaciated
- Obese

**Ans:** 4

**Ques 13:** Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete. Fate smiles …… those who untiringly grapple with stark realities of life.

- with
- over
- on
- round

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 14:** If S is the set containing values of x satisfying [x]2 – 5[x] + 6 ≤ 0 , where [x] denotes GIF then S contains

- (2, 4)
- (2, 4]
- [2, 3]
- [2, 4)

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 15:** Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) ‘None of these’ will be the answer. To make clean breast of

- To gain prominence
- To praise oneself
- To confess without of reserve
- To destroy before it blooms

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 16:** A train 125 m long passes a man, running at 5 km/hr in the same direction in which the train is going, in 10 seconds. The speed of the train is:

- 45 km/hr
- 50 km/hr
- 54 km/hr
- 55 km/hr

**Ans:** 2

**Ques 17:** Two trains running in opposite directions cross a man standing on the platform in 27 seconds and 17 seconds respectively and they cross each other in 23 seconds. The ratio of their speeds is:

- 1 : 3
- 3 : 2
- 3 : 4
- None of these

**Ans:** 2

**Ques 18:** A train passes a station platform in 36 seconds and a man standing on the platform in 20 seconds. If the speed of the train is 54 km/hr, what is the length of the platform?

- 120 m
- 240 m
- 300 m
- None of these

**Ans:** 2

**Ques 19:** In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?

- 25
- 5
- 75
- 7

**Ans:** 1

**Ques 20:** A grocer has a sale of Rs. 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs. 6500?

- 4991
- 5991
- 6001
- 6991

**Ans:** 1

**Ques 21:** The average weight of 8 person’s increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?

- 76 kg
- 5 kg
- 85 kg
- Data inadequate

**Ans:** 3

**Ques 22:** The captain of a cricket team of 11 members is 26 years old and the wicket keeper is 3 years older. If the ages of these two are excluded, the average age of the remaining players is one year less than the average age of the whole team. What is the average age of the team?

- 23 years
- 24 years
- 25 years
- None of these

**Ans:** 1

**Ques 23:** The average age of husband, wife and their child 3 years ago was 27 years and that of wife and the child 5 years ago was 20 years. The present age of the husband is:

- 35 years
- 40 years
- 50 years
- None of these

**Ans:** 2

**Ques 24:** In Arun’s opinion, his weight is greater than 65 kg but less than 72 kg. His brother does not agree with Arun and he thinks that Arun’s weight is greater than 60 kg but less than 70 kg. His mother’s view is that his weight cannot be greater than 68 kg. If all are them are correct in their estimation, what is the average of different probable weights of Arun?

- 67 kg.
- 68 kg.
- 69 kg.
- Data inadequate

**Ans:** 1

**Ques 25:** The average weight of A, B and C is 45 kg. If the average weight of A and B be 40 kg and that of B and C be 43 kg, then the weight of B is:

- 17 kg
- 20 kg
- 26 kg
- 31 kg

**Ans:** 4