The IBSAT preparation is marginally similar to CAT preparation. It consists of multiple choice questions. IBSAT is for 2 hours duration and is focused to test the applicant's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
Syllabus of IBSAT
The IBSAT is of objective type multiple choice questions with two hours duration. The examination is for to measure the ability of the candidates in the areas of
Quantitative Techniques: 25 questions
Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy: 25 questions
English: 50 questions
Reading Comprehension: 25 questions
The IBSAT is followed by the 30 minute general essay round and another general awareness test of half an hour. There is a total of 25% weightage. given for the IBSAT exam in the admission process.
1. Quantitative Techniques:
Quantitative techniques include the mathematical model of questions which incorporates mean, median, probability, inventory models, and transportation models. Students who take up this test are advised to have a precise comprehension over the mentioned topics.
2. Data interpretation:
The overall purpose of data interpretation is to get answers to your study design questions—the same questions that originally provoked you to start your monitoring program. Data Interpretation is a section where-in you would need to analysis given data either in the forms of pie charts, bar graphs, tables, etc. This is actually one of the most needed abilities needed in a manager, i.e. to be able to analysis a list of data and draw inferences.
3. Data adequacy:
The general purpose of this test is to check the abilities of the candidate if he could solve the problems with the adequate data provided.
4. Vocablury :
This section makes up synonyms, antonyms.To identifies the best option, the candidate must be well equipped with his vocabulary.
5. Analytical reasoning:
This test consists of 2 sets of 5 questions each. You should not take more that 5-minutes to solve each set.
Here is an illustration:
The last section is a reading comprehension. You will be provided with an article which may be a story or information on any famous personalities which is followed by a set of questions. The answers can be taken from the article given over there.
Thus the candidates furnished with these topics could crack the exam and come up with the flying colors. Though the topics seem to be important, the time management is vital for a manager.