• IBSAT Exam Pattern 2023: Subject Wise Paper Pattern And Marking Scheme

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23 Dec 2023to24 Dec 2023
Update on: 21 Sep 2023 13:21:46 PM

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2023 is set by ICFAI. The exam is composed of 4 sections and Is measures Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency and Reading Comprehension. No changes have been made in this yar's exam pattern. Get more dtaulGet more detail;s here. 

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2023

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education is responsible for prescribing the IBSAT exam pattern 2023 of the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) for admission to MBA/PGPM programme. The IBSAT exam is divided into four sections, i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation and Reading Comprehension. Those who will be appearing for the IBSAT exam 2023 must check out the detailed IBSAT exam pattern along with section-wise weightage on this page. 

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights

IBSAT is a national-level entrance examination which is conducted once a year for admission to the MBA/PGPM programs offered by the nine institutes accepting IBSAT score. IBSAT exam has a total of 140 questions with no negative marking. The exam will be for a duration of two hours with multiple choice questions. Candidates are advised to go through the IBSAT syllabus as well to prepare for the exam. Check more details of the IBSAT exam pattern in the following table.

Particulars of IBSAT exam Details

Total number of questions in IBSAT

140 questions

Marking Scheme of IBSAT exam 2023

  • +1 mark for the right answer
  • No negative marks

Total number of sections in IBSAT 2023


IBSAT exam duration

Two hours (120 Minutes)

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

IBSAT 2023 Exam Pattern: Subject Wise Weightage

As per the authorities of IBSAT, the exam is composed of four sections. Verbal Ability accounts for the highest weightage. The total marks of the IBSAT exam is 140 marks.

IBSAT Exam Sections No. of Questions

Reading Comprehension


Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy


Quantitative Ability


Verbal Ability




Most Recommended Books for IBSAT Exam 2023

In order to prepare for IBSAT exam 2023, candidates are advised to practice the subject wise books available. The list of books for IBSAT exam 2023 is given in the following table. 

Subject Name of Book Publisher/Author
Verbal Ability Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar and Composition Key Wren & Martin 
English Plus ICSE for Class 10 Xavier Pinto
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT Ajay Singh
Reading Comprehension How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT  Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Gautam Puri
Quantitative Ability Quantum CAT Sarvesh K. Verma
Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning R. V. PRAVEEN
Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT  Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation  Nishit K. Sinha

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