IBSAT Previous Year Question Papers


IBSAT is a test conducted by ICFAI for admission in MBA and Ph.D. programs. The online exam is conducted in the month of December. Shortlisted candidates have to clear Group Discussion and Personal Interview for admission. 

IBSAT Previous Year Question Papers

IBSAT (ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test) is a management aptitude test conducted by the ICFAI University. The exam is for getting admission in ICFAI’s MBA and Ph.D. programs. ICFAI has 9 campuses across India. Located at:

  1. Hyderabad,
  2. Ahmadabad
  3. Bangalore
  4. Dehradun
  5. Gurugram
  6. Jaipur
  7. Kolkata
  8. Mumbai
  9. Pune

IBSAT exam is conducted on multiple days in the month of December. The exam is conducted in online mode. Shortlisted candidates from exam have to appear for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

IBSAT Exam Pattern

ICFAI conduct IBSAT online in 20 cities across India. Candidates can appear for the exam after graduation. For getting comfortable with the exam pattern aspirants must refer previous year exam papers. Practice as much as on sample papers. Candidate must keep himself updated with current affairs. Practice for the personal interview. There are multiple choice questions. There is no sectional cut off.

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The IBSAT exam subject wise sections are:

Section Name    No. of Questions        Marks
Verbal Ability 50 50
Reading Comprehension 30 30
Quantitative Ability 30 30
Data Interpretation 30 30
Total Marks 140 140

Exam duration is 120 minutes. There is no negative marking.

IBSAT Section Wise Syllabus

Section-1: Verbal Ability
Verbal Ability has been given the maximum weight of 50 marks. Questions will be based on the following topics:

  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Word Relation
  • Error Spotting
  • Phrase Replacement/ one-word substitute
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Sentences

Section-2: Reading Comprehension
This section has 30 questions in total. there are 4 RC passages. 3 passages have 8 questions each. One passage has 6 questions. Answers to most of the questions are given in paragraphs only. For a few questions, the candidate has to identify linkage and answer accordingly.

Number of RC passages
Each passage followed by
Difficulty level
 3 with word length of 500+
8 questions
Easy to moderate
1 with word length of 400+
6 questions
Easy to moderate


Section-3: Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Ability has mathematical questions. there are 30 questions in this section. Questions are based on following topics:

  • Number System
  • Simplification & Algebra
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Profit, loss & Discount
  • Permutation & Probability
  • Work and Time
  • Percentage
  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Simple interest & partnership
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio

Section-4: Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation
There are 30 questions in this section. 15 are based on Data Interpretation. Rest 15 on data sufficiency. Major topics are:

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation  (Pie chart )
    • Data Interpretation (Line  and Table)
    • Data Interpretation (Line, bar, graph)

Preparation Tips:

  • Practice as much as possible.
  • Update yourself with current affairs.
  • Give mock interviews.
  • Enhance vocabulary
  • Speak in the English language fluently.
  • Keep a positive attitude.

IBSAT Exam Previous Year Papers

Candidates must solve previous year question papers while preparing for IBSAT exam. This improves the confidence level. Practice on sample papers is necessary. Our exam analyst has done an analysis of IBSAT paper after interviewing a few aspirants. Paper has been compiled on the basis of memory of the aspirants. Download the question papers from links below. Keep Practising, Good Luck!

2017 Verbal Ability
Reading Comprehension
Quantitative Ability
Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation



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