BAT Preparation Classes

About the BAT

The Business Admission Test (BAT) has been developed as an admissions assessment test for the MFAB program of Indian School of Business (ISB). It is designed to gauge test takers’ business acumen and analytical thinking through real-world application based problems. It is mandatory for PGP MFAB applicants to appear for BAT.

BAT format

The test is divided into two modules. Module I consists of a Quantitative Section and a verbal section whereas Module II comprises of case studies.

BUSINESS ADMISSIONS TEST MODULE I

This module consists of four 30-minute sections, each of which consists of 15 multiple-choice questions.

The Verbal Segment, which consists of the first two of these sections, contains problems that test your ability to zero in on the relevant content in logical and opinion pieces, understanding where information is present, missing or significant. Candidates are expected to make inferences, identify assumptions, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an argument, and assess whether some provided information is sufficient to make a particular claim. The questions are designed to be solvable by experienced professionals, and do not require specific knowledge of, or expertise in, any particular topic.

The Quantitative Segment, comprising of sections 3 and 4, consists of math problems that test your fluency with numbers, and ability to perform business mathematics as part of your job. Candidates are expected to be familiar with basic mathematical concepts that are routinely applied in business, such as percentages, ratios, averages, rates, numerical analysis, and interpretation of graphs. Some questions in this segment require candidates to evaluate whether provided data is adequate to arrive at a definitive answer to a math-based problem.

Module II

SEGMENT

SECTION

DESCRIPTION

DURATION

VERBAL SEGMENT

SECTION I Communication Analysis

Skills tested:
Contextual Understanding Summary and Inference
Analysis of passages through the lens of gauging the main themes, relevant points and logical inferences.

30 minutes for 15 questions

SECTION II Critical Thinking

Skills tested:
Logical Reasoning
Information Completeness
Managing the components of a logic problem to either deliver a definitive answer to a question or simply determine its solvability.

30 minutes for 15 questions

QUANTITATIVE SEGMENT

SECTION III Data Analysis

Skills tested:
Problem Solving
Fluency and efficiency in use of business-relevant mathematics.

30 minutes for 15 questions

SECTION IV Data Interpretation

Skills tested:
Mathematical Caselets Information Completeness
Data Significance testing through both standard mathematical logic questions, and multiple linked mini-case questions where arithmetic and algebra are tested in the context of a business scenario.

30 minutes for 15 questions

BUSINESS ADMISSIONS TEST MODULE II

This module consists of a case presentation that evaluates candidates’ career maturity and business acumen for a graduate business education program. A case study is a scenario set in a particular professional context with which the candidate need not necessarily be familiar. Candidates are expected to analyze and then provide an individual response to the scenario, answering questions that gauge their analysis of the scenario.

There is no single correct “template” for a case presentation response, and candidates can provide a superior response by analyzing the scenario in a number of creative ways.
However, candidates are generally expected to address questions such as:

  • What are the main points and issues that the scenario highlights?
  • What strategies are being employed in the business?
  • Are these strategies appropriate and why or why not?
  • What are the consequences of current strategies?
  • What strategies could improve the business?
  • What is the financial performance and overall health of the business?

The above is not an exhaustive list of questions to answer; rather, it serves to highlight the type of questions that candidates should explore.

Module II

SEGMENT

DESCRIPTION

DURATION

CASE PRESENTATION

Analysis and absorption of the challenges and opportunities facing a business. Presentation and discussion to adjudication panel of candidate’s analysis

30 minutes for 15 questions

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