IBA DU Question Pattern

IBA DU question consists of mainly two parts:

  1. Written test
  2. Interview

Written test:

In the written test, there are three sections:

Language/ English

There will be 30 marks in English section in IBA DU  admission test question. There might be the following types of questions:

  1. Sentence completion/ Fill in the blanks
  2. Error identification
  3. Finding the correct/ appropriate sentence
  4. Synonym/ antonym
  5. Comprehension
  6. Analogy
  7. Idioms and phrases
  8. Analogy

The above are the most common types of questions that might appear in the examination.

IBA DU Question
IBA DU Question Pattern


There will be 30 marks for 30 questions, 1 mark for each question. For wrong answer, 0.25 will be deducted. Followings are the type of questions that can appear in the exam:

  1. Area
  2. Average
  3. Discount
  4. Ratio and proportion
  5. Boats and stream
  6. Partnership
  7. Percentage
  8. Time and work
  9. Age
  10. Profit and loss
  11. Time and distance
  12. General geometry
  13. Number
  14. Height and distance
  15. Probability

Analytical ability:

Total marks of this section is 15 for 15 questions, 1 mark for each. Three kinds of questions might appear in this section:

  1. Analytical puzzle
  2. Critical reasoning
  3. Data sufficiency

The third section does not appear in every session.

Pass mark

There is a wrong concept regarding the pass mark. It is often said that one should get 60% mark in each section to pass the exam. The proper answer regarding this issue is that 60% is a safe zone. Pass mark can be modified by the examination committee based on the requirement. It can vary between 40% to 60%.


Approximately 150% of the final selected candidates are called for interview, of them, 100% will be selected. Therefore, majority of the candidates who pass the written test will get chance for the program. Below are few commonly asked questions in the interview board:

  1. Tell something about you
  2. Why you want to pursue an MBA?
  3. Your academic track does not match with us. How do you explain it?
  4. What is your career plan?
  5. What will you do if you can not manage to get in?

The interviewer usually assesses following things:

  1. English proficiency
  2. Reasoning
  3. Confidence
  4. Appearance

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