IBSAT Syllabus 2021: Quantitative, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension Syllabus

Exam Date

Dec 26, 2021

Result Date

Jan 1, 2022

Apr 7, 2021 | Management


IBSAT syllabus is prescribed by the ICFAI Foundation. Before attempting the exam candidates should know about IBASAT syllabus 2021 by which they will get a clear idea about all topics included in the exam.

IBSAT has been following a similar trend from past years for designing the IBSAT syllabus 2021. Candidates can go through the detailed IBSAT 2021 syllabus mentioned in the article to analyse their preparation pattern and structure efficiency. 

To understand the exam pattern and content, candidates can go through the IBSAT 2021 syllabus highlights mentioned below. There are 4 major sections that will appear in the question paper on the day of the IBSAT exam. Topics covered under the 4 major sections of IBSAT 2021 syllabus are mentioned below: 

  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy
  • Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning and
  • Reading Comprehension

The candidates can go through the previous year question papers in order to know the type of questions asked within the IBSAT syllabus 2021.

Candidates can also take up the mock test papers covering IBSAT 2021 syllabus, and try to solve it within the assigned time limit set by the examination authority.

IBSAT Syllabus 2021 for Quantitative Ability

Quantitative Ability section of IBSAT 2021 syllabus mainly comprises of arithmetic problems which will help measure a candidate's numerical ability and problem-solving skills. Quantitative ability within IBSAT syllabus 2021 mainly consists of about 30 questions, below-mentioned are the topics covered.

IBSAT 2021 Syllabus for Quantitative Ability Section
S.No. Topics
1 Arithmetic Progression
2 Decimals
3 Number systems
5 Linear equations
6 Geometry
7 Quadratic equations
8 Inequations ratio and proportion
9 Percentage
10 Partnership
11 Averages
12 Time-Speed-Distance
13 Profit and Loss
14 Co-Ordinate Geometry
15 Algebra
16 Pipes and cisterns
17 Allegations and mixtures
18 Simple and compound interties
19 Mensuration
20 Work and time
21 Permutation and combination
22 Probability

IBSAT Syllabus 2021 for Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency within IBSAT 2021 syllabus will measure the candidate's ability to solve problems related to data interpretation. Students have to be quick while attempting this section. IBSAT Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency syllabus 2021 comprise of pie charts and bar graphs. A total of 30 questions will be asked from this section of the IBSAT 2021 syllabus. The topics from Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency are mentioned below.

IBSAT Syllabus 2021 for Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
S.No. Topic
1 Analogy
2 Statements assumptions
3 Bar graphs & Column graphs
4 Critical reasoning
5 Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
6 Logical Reasoning
7 Pie chart
8 Tables
9 Venn – diagram
10 Visual reasoning
11 Analytic reasoning
12 Non-verbal reasoning
13 Ranking
14 Symbols
15 Sequencing
16 Matrix arrangement
17 Coding and decoding

IBSAT Syllabus 2021 for Reading Comprehension

The IBSAT exam syllabus for Reading Comprehension includes passages based on which questions will be asked. This section in the IBSAT 2021 syllabus checks the candidate's comprehending skills. In the given 3 passages, 30 questions will be asked. The topics covered under IBSAT Syllabus 2021 for Reading Comprehension are mentioned in the table below: 

IBSAT 2021 Syllabus for Reading and Comprehension
S.No. Topics
1 Reading Comprehension
2 Grammar
3 Passage Analysis

IBSAT Syllabus 2021 for Verbal Ability

As per the IBSAT 2021 syllabus, questions based on the English language will be asked in the Verbal Ability section. This will check a candidate's command on English Grammar and is the most important section within IBSAT syllabus 2021, as it consists of 50 questions in total. The topics covered under the IBSAT 2021 syllabus for Verbal Ability, are mentioned below: 

IBSAT 2021 Syllabus for Verbal Ability
S.No. Topics
1 Analogies
2 Contextual usage & English Usage
3 Incorrect words
4 Para Jumble
5 Punctuation
6 Synonyms and Antonyms
7 Replace the missing words
8 Sentence completion
9 Grammar & Idioms, etc

IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to go through the IBSAT exam pattern before they start their preparation for the exam. The IBSAT exam pattern is designed after considering the IBSAT syllabus 2021 and exam structuring. It is important for candidates to go through the IBSAT exam pattern to get an idea about the marking structure and exam design, which will help them prepare better for IBSAT 2021. 

IBSAT 2021 exam pattern
Particular Details

Quantitative Techniques

Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy

Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning and

Reading Comprehension

Mode  Online
Duration  120 minutes
Number of questions 140
Question type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Evaluation  1 mark for every correct answer
No negative mark for incorrect answer

IBSAT 2021 Mock Test 

Candidates after going through the syllabus of IBAT, should start practising mock test. The mock test for IBSAT 2021 is organized by the official authorities responsible for conducting IBSAT 2021. The mock test is designed for applicants to practise and analyse their preparation for covering IBSAT syllabus 2021 entirely, before the final attempt for IBSAT 2021. The details about the mock test and dates will be mentioned on the official website. 

IBSAT 2021 Preparation Books

Applicants would require proper material to cover the IBSAT syllabus 2021 and prepare themselves for the IBSAT exam. The IBSAT reference books will support the preparation process of the candidate. There are no specific books that only cover the IBSAT 2021 syllabus, but there are multiple options available for the interested applicants to go through and refer to. Few preparation books options for completing the IBSAT 2021 syllabus, are mentioned below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination by Guha
  • Mathematics for MBA Entrance Exams by R.S.Aggarwal and S. Chand
  • Data Interpretation MBA Entrance by Jaiswal
  • Interview Manual by Abul Hashem / Career Launcher 


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