IBSAT Syllabus 2024


IBSAT Syllabus 2024 – Section Wise IBSAT Syllabus 2024


IBSAT Syllabus 2024 – The IBSAT 2024 exam syllabus comprises 4 sections namely, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation. To save the students’ time the following article provides the students with an insight into the IBSAT 2024 Syllabus, so as their preparation can be more thorough inorder to get admission into one of the nine IBS campuses. The conducting body for IBSAT 2024 is ICFAI or the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India. 


IBSAT Syllabus 2024 Highlights


Exam Name 
ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT)
Conducting Body
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
Level of the Exam 
University level
Exam duration
2 hours 
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
Total questions
140 questions
Type of questions
Marking Scheme
+1 is awarded for every correct answer. There is no negative marking for any wrong or unattempted answer.
Sectional Time Limit 
There is no sectional time limit 



Section Wise IBSAT Syllabus 2024

The IBSAT 2024 consists of 4 sections. The following is the IBSAT 2024 Syllabus for all the four sections tested in the exam:-


IBSAT 2024 Syllabus 
Verbal Ability
  • Usage of Parts of speech; tenses; conditional
  • Syntax of Vocabulary Usage
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Sentence Correction and Usage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Use the appropriate words
  • Cloze Test
  • Spot the Errors
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Use of Antonyms; Synonyms and idioms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Corrections of grammatical errors
  • Reading Comprehension passages
Quantitative Ability 
  • Algebra
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Bar graph
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Solid Geometry
  • Statistics
  • 2D and 3D Geometry
  • Probability
  • Line graph
  • Modern math
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mixture & Solution / Allegations
  • Pie chart
  • Number Systems
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Man days & works
Reading Comprehension
This section will include a passage from which 30 questions will be asked.
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
  • Cause and Effect
  • Linear arrangement
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Matrix arrangement
  • Line chart & Pie chart
  • Graphs representing area
  • Venn diagrams
  • Functions
  • Sequencing
  • Identifying the next number of series
  • Symbol-based problems
  • Assertion & Reasons
  • Course of Actions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Family tree
  • Syllogisms


The exam will consist of 4 sections as mentioned in the above table. 


IBSAT 2024 Exam Sections
No. of questions
Verbal Ability
50 MCQs
Reading Comprehension
30 MCQs
Quantitative Ability
30 MCQs
Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
30 MCQs


  • Verbal Ability: This section has a maximum of 50 questions and covers all key elements of the English language, including grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary use, idioms, phrases, one-word substitutions, and scrambled paragraphs.


  • Reading Comprehension: This section consists of 30 questions, which are based on RC passages, and are not too challenging. The difficulty level of RC passages is moderate, and RC-based questions that are directly related to the content in the passage can be tackled with some success.RC Section in IBSAT is not clubbed to Verbal Ability section.There are usually 3 RC passages followed by 8 questions each while one RC passage is followed by 6 questions.The RC passages in IBSAT have an average length of 500 to 600 words. Most questions are directly related to the RC passages and answers to them can be easily located in the RC passage itself. Some of the questions are indirect and you have to check the inference drawn from the passage.


No. of RC passages 
Questions after each passage 
Difficulty level
3 with word length of 500+
8 questions 
Easy to moderate 
1 with word length of 400+
6 questions 
Easy to moderate 


  • Quantitative Ability: This section consists of 30 questions. The candidate’s  mathematical skills will be put to the test in this section. It is quite comprehensive and covers every area of mathematics, with an increased focus on arithmetic. The segment is only moderately challenging.
  • Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation: This section consists of 30 questions. There are two different types of inquiries in it; the first type is about data interpretation and calls for data analysis, data comparison, and data trends, while the second type is about data sufficiency.


Best Books for IBSAT 2024 Preparation


Book Name 
Section Covered 
Objective General English 10,000+ questions
R.S. Aggarwal
Verbal Ability
Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis
Verbal Ability
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT
Ajay Singh
Verbal Ability
Quantitative Ability
Nishit Sinha
Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Arun Sharma
Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Aptitude 
Abhijit Guha
Quantitative Ability
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback
Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
Reading Comprehension
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Gautam Puri
Reading Comprehension
Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
Pearson Publication
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Ashok Gupta
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation


IBSAT Syllabus FAQs

Q Who will prescribe the IBSAT 2024 syllabus?
Ans The ICFAI Business School does not officially prescribe the detailed syllabus for IBSAT 2024. The past year’s IBSAT papers can assist in understanding the IBSAT syllabus.

Q What will be the mode of the exam?
Ans The mode of IBSAT 2024 will be a home proctored-based test.

Q How many sections will the IBSAT 2024 paper have?
Ans The IBSAT 2024 exam will consist of 4 sections namely, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation.

Q What is the validity of IBSAT score?
Ans The validity of IBSAT score is one year

Q The IBSAT exam will be for how many hours?
A. The IBSAT exam has a duration of 2 hours.

Q. What type of questions will be asked in IBSAT Exam?
A. The IBSAT paper will comprise of MCQs.



Since, the ICFAI does not officially prescribe a detailed syllabus for IBSAT 2024 it can therefore get confusing for the candidates when looking for the exact syllabus when preparing for the exam. The article thus, summarizes the IBSAT 2024 Syllabus for the easier preparation of the candidate when studying for the exam. The IBSAT  2024 exam is expected to take place on December 24 or 25, 2024.


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