How to prepare for IBSAT 2018 without Coaching?

IBSAT or (ICFAI business aptitude test is a national level entrance examination offering admissions in postgraduate management programs (MBA), Ph.D. and other PGDM courses.  ICFAI (Indian Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis) conducts the examination every year. IBSAT 2018 is roadway for the number of management aspirants across the country. There are several business schools and institutes which considers IBSAT’s score in their admission process. The several business schools and Institutes include IBS benguluru, IBS Mumbai, IBS Pune etc. This article of Get entrance imparts you all the relevant information regarding IBSAT 2018 preparation tips and tips for the candidates who are preparing for the examination without coaching etc.

IBSAT 2018 Important Dates

The candidate must be familiar with the IBSAT 2018 Important dates. To get a high score in the examination, the candidates must be familiar with the important dates and events discussed below:

Events Start Date End Date
IBSAT 2018 Application FormProcess July 1, 2018 December 12, 2018
IBSAT 2018 Admit Card (tentative) Third week of December 2018
IBSAT 2018 Exam December 22, 2018 December 23, 2018


IBSAT 2019 Exam pattern

Section Number of Questions ( 1 Mark each)
Verbal Ability 50
Reading Comprehension 30
Quantitative Ability 30
Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation 30
Total 140


The examination will be conducted in online mode i.e. it will be a computer-based test. One mark will be awarded to each correct response and there will not be in negative marking in the examination. ICFAI will release the mock test as well. This will help the candidates to be familiar with the level of their preparation and they will get know about their strength and weakness. Work on your weak areas but don’t leave your strong areas.

IBSAT 2018 Syllabus

After the examination pattern, the candidates who are preparing for IBSAT 2018 must be go through and must start preparing the topics covered or the syllabus of the examination.




Analytical Reasoning Reasoning questions
Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy Bar graphs, Column graphs, Critical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, etc.
Quantitative Techniques Algebra, Arithmetic Progression, Co-ordinate Geometry, Geometry, Percentage, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Profit & Loss, etc.
Reading Comprehension The section covers three reading comprehension passages from which the questions are asked. The questions asked in this section are direct in nature and seek factual answers. There are 25 questions asked in this section.
Vocabulary Vocabulary, Analogies, Comprehension of passage, Contextual usage, English Usage, Incorrect words, Para Jumble, Punctuation, etc.


Books recommended by the experts

  1. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  3. Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide
  4. Objective Arithmetic by R.S. Aggarwal
  5. Manorama Year Book
  6. India Year Book
  7. GK Today
  8. English is Easy by Chetnanand Singh

IBSAT 2018 General preparation tips

To get high score in such a big national level entrance examination. The candidates are advised to prepare as soon as possible. But before start preparing for the examination there are some useful tricks and preparation tips given by experts which are mentioned below:

  • The candidates must go through the examination pattern and syllabus of the examination.
  • Practice question and sample papers to know the difficulty level and examination pattern of the examination.
  • Work on your weakness and don’t leave the strong areas because it will help you to increase your score.
  • Keep revising your topics don’t waste time. As hard work is the key to success.
  • Always remember healthy “mind resides in a healthy body”. don’t sacrifice your health for studies.
  • Lastly, keep calm and confident and don’t panic.


This is all about IBSAT 2018 preparation tips for the students who are preparing without coaching. If you have any query then let us know in the comments section below.

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