IBA Entry Test Preparation Material
IBA Entry Test Preparation / Past Papers / Sample Questions
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi offers admissions in BBA, MBA, EMBA, BS (Computer Science), MS (Computer Science), MS Economics and Research Programs in Management, Economics and Computer Science.
IBA Entry Test consists of English, Mathematics, English Writing Skills (for BBA, MBA only), and Specialized Discipline Test (for MS programs only).
IBA Entry Test Preparation / Past Papers / Sample Questions
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi offers admissions in BBA, MBA, EMBA, BS (Computer Science), MS (Computer Science), MS Economics and Research Programs in Management, Economics and Computer Science.
IBA Entry Test consists of English, Mathematics, English Writing Skills (for BBA, MBA only), and Specialized Discipline Test (for MS programs only).
IBA Past Entry Test Papers
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Preparation for IBA Entry Test Mathematics Section
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Questions:
There are 3 flights available from London to Qatar, and the same 3 flights and another flight available from Qatar to London. In how many ways a man can go Qatar, and come back to London if he does not want to travel on the same flight?


Sentence Completion - Practice Questions for IBA Entry Test
Preparation Material and Sample Questions for IBA Entry Test English Section
IBA Entry Test English Section (Pattern):
IBA does not have any set pattern of Entry Test. However, the Test consists of following types of questions:
IBA Entry Test Practice Questions
SYNONYMS
(Click on a word to know its meaning)
  1. ANOMALY
    1. Normal
    2. Straight
    3. Irregularity
    4. Integrity
    5. None of these

  2. ABSTRUSE
    1. Showy
    2. Evident
    3. To prove something
    4. Skillful
    5. Concealed

  3. VACOUS
    1. Stupid
    2. Truthfulness
    3. Ravenous
    4. Dreamer
    5. Confused

  4. PRAGMATIC
    1. Practical
    2. Magnetic
    3. Liar
    4. Arrogant
    5. Uncertain

  5. PROBITY
    1. Probability
    2. Honesty
    3. Peaceful
    4. Carelessness
    5. Extraordinary

  6. MINATORY
    1. Managing
    2. Moving
    3. Threatening
    4. Cheating
    5. None of these

  7. TOUCHSTONE
    1. Very hard stone
    2. Criteria
    3. Static
    4. Comfortable
    5. Path

  8. ACRIMONIOUS
    1. Bitter
    2. Cheap
    3. Expensive
    4. Momentary
    5. Affection

  9. BROOK
    1. Friend
    2. Tolerate
    3. Enemy
    4. Polish
    5. Fraud

  10. SUCCINCT
    1. Concise
    2. Tranquil
    3. Ratify
    4. Slowly
    5. Superficial ....View Answers
Vocabulary Practice, and words from Past IBA Tests
ANTONYMS
  1. FOE
    1. Friend
    2. Enemy
    3. Foul
    4. Fail
    5. Fraud

  2. CONSENSUS
    1. Agreement
    2. Disagreement
    3. Quality
    4. Special case
    5. Bold

  3. FECKLESS
    1. Weak
    2. Careful
    3. Careless
    4. Unlucky
    5. None of these

  4. MELANCHOLY
    1. Sorrowful
    2. Happy
    3. Confused
    4. Convicted
    5. None of these

  5. EMINENT
    1. Famous
    2. Sad
    3. Imminent
    4. Happy
    5. Unknown

  6. PARTISAN
    1. Neutral
    2. Popular
    3. Biased
    4. Apart
    5. Stubborn

  7. NEPOTISM
    1. Query
    2. Favoritism
    3. Impartial
    4. Neophyte
    5. Nearness

  8. ENIGMA
    1. Mystery
    2. Postmortem
    3. Demise
    4. Understood
    5. Frightened

  9. CAPRICIOUS
    1. Intrinsic
    2. Certain
    3. Rest
    4. Shaky
    5. Copy

  10. AFFRONT
    1. Praise
    2. To insult
    3. To face
    4. Confront
    5. To remove ....View Answers
ANALOGIES
  1. ABERRATION : ANOMALY
    1. auspicious : favourable
    2. cacophony : euphony
    3. eclectic : gifted
    4. fallow : badly felt
    5. erudite : stuffed

  2. DETERIORATE : IMPROVE
    1. feckless : careless
    2. evanescent : exigent
    3. hope : hone
    4. accumulation : narrate
    5. obstinate : tractable

  3. AGGRAVATE : ALLEVIATE
    1. later : precede
    2. urbane : naive
    3. evasive : wordy
    4. feeble : worker
    5. disavow : confront

  4. VINDICTIVE: MERCY
    1. transient : fleeting
    2. elated : happy
    3. crestfallen : cognizant
    4. cajole : coax
    5. skeptical : trustfulness

  5. CALCULUS : MATHEMATICS
    1. physics : chemistry
    2. mathematics : science
    3. book : pencil
    4. college : university
    5. objective : subjective

  6. ISLAND : ARCHIPELAGO
    1. classroom : school
    2. student : teacher
    3. brook : building
    4. chary : cautious
    5. transport : transfer

  7. FOND : DOTING
    1. chide : pillory
    2. doctrine : patient
    3. strut : walk
    4. levy : bevy
    5. time : search

  8. TIGER : CARNIVOROUS
    1. lion : hungry
    2. cow : herbivorous
    3. pen : write
    4. building : impressive
    5. tree : forest

  9. TREPIDATION : FEAR
    1. baleful : tolerate
    2. ameliorate : amenable
    3. join : conjoin
    4. compliant : argumentative
    5. candid : beget

  10. STUBBORN : OBSTINATE
    1. mulish : tractable
    2. trepidation : confident
    3. impecunious : penny
    4. gloomy : morose
    5. education : school ....View Answers
Word Choice (with respect to vocabulary)
  1. I cannot concentrate, here is too much __________.
    1. detraction
    2. distraction
    3. people
    4. sound
    5. contraction

  2. It is expected that the assembly will _________ these treaties.
    1. force
    2. ratify
    3. notify
    4. signify
    5. check

  3. Oil is mostly _________ by trucks in Pakistan.
    1. transfer
    2. transmit
    3. transport
    4. travel
    5. deliver

  4. Bus _________ are going to increase.
    1. fees
    2. rates
    3. bills
    4. credits
    5. fares

  5. Pakistani __________ met his counterpart in London.
    1. console
    2. counsel
    3. councel
    4. consul
    5. council

  6. Children like to watch science __________ movies.
    1. fiction
    2. faction
    3. fraction
    4. fallacy
    5. friction

  7. This account is exempted from __________ charges.
    1. tax
    2. bevy
    3. levy
    4. interest
    5. taxation

  8. His believe that he could do this, is his __________.
    1. allusion
    2. illusion
    3. delusion
    4. depict
    5. addict

  9. You are wearing an army's uniform, but the __________ is missing.
    1. epic
    2. epoch
    3. epithet
    4. epicure
    5. epaulet

  10. University professors visit the website www.sheir.org and ___________ the data.
    1. inform
    2. appraise
    3. apprise
    4. amended
    5. commended ....View Answers
Word Choice (with respect to grammar)
  1. I am afraid __________ cats.
    1. to
    2. from
    3. of
    4. with
    5. by

  2. We did not have __________ questions for the lecturer.
    1. none
    2. any
    3. some
    4. no
    5. more

  3. Octopuses have not only large brains __________ also a well-developed nervous system.
    1. but
    2. and
    3. are
    4. and have
    5. or

  4. The manager __________ everyone go home an hour early on Friday afternoon.
    1. allowed
    2. let
    3. permitted
    4. got
    5. asked

  5. He came in Karachi __________ August 14, 2010.
    1. in
    2. on
    3. for
    4. from
    5. with

  6. Bilal is not receiving the call. He is __________ at work.
    1. already
    2. still
    3. yet
    4. looking
    5. no longer

  7. Bilal is getting __________ the car.
    1. out of
    2. out
    3. out from
    4. out through
    5. outside

  8. Saad is travelling __________ the school.
    1. to
    2. towards
    3. off
    4. through
    5. None of these

  9. They went __________ the rain.
    1. despite
    2. in spite
    3. under
    4. avoiding
    5. and enjoy

  10. I was surprised by the large __________ people who came.
    1. number of
    2. amount of
    3. sum of
    4. total of
    5. some of ....View Answers

Summary Completion

Complete the following passage with correct option

During the later years of the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation government was formed. This government (1)__________ severely from a lack of power. Each state distrusted (2)__________ and gave little authority to the central or federal government. The Articles of Confederation (3)__________ a government which could not raise money (4)__________ taxes, prevent Indian raids, or force the British out (5)__________ the United States.
    1. damaged
    2. suffered
    3. fail
    4. diminished
    5. none of these

    1. other
    2. the other
    3. others
    4. the others
    5. none of these

    1. produced
    2. made
    3. obtained
    4. elected
    5. none of these

    1. with
    2. from
    3. for
    4. to
    5. with the

    1. with
    2. from
    3. for
    4. to
    5. of ....View Answers

Reading Comprehension

Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions


Unemployment is an important index of economic slack and lost output, but it is much more than that. For the unemployed person, it is often a damaging affront to human dignity and sometimes a catastrophic blow to family life. Nor is this cost distributed in proportion to ability to bear it. It falls most heavily on the young, the semiskilled and unskilled, the black person, the older worker, and underemployed person in a low income rural area who is denied the option of securing more rewarding urban employment…. The concentrated incidence of unemployment among specific groups in the population means far greater costs to society that can be measured simply in hours of involuntary idleness or dollars of income lost. The extra costs include disruption of the careers of young people, increased juvenile delinquency, and perpetuation of conditions which breed racial discrimination in employment and otherwise deny equality of opportunity. There is another and more subtle cost. The social and economic strains of prolonged underutilization create strong pressures for cost-increasing solutions…. On the side of labor, prolonged high unemployment leads to “share-the-work” pressures for shorter hours, intensifies resistance to technological change and to rationalization of work rules. On the side of business, the weakness of markets leads to attempts to raise prices to cover high average overhead casts and to pressures for protection against foreign and domestic competition. ....View Answers
  1. According to the passage, unemployment is an index of
    1. over utilization of capacity
    2. economic slack and lost output
    3. diminished resources
    4. the employment rate
    5. under capacity

  2. While unemployment is damaging to many, it falls most heavily upon all except the
    1. black
    2. semiskilled
    3. unskilled
    4. underemployed
    5. white middle class

  3. The cost to society of unemployment can be measured by all except
    1. lost incomes
    2. idleness
    3. juvenile delinquency
    4. disruption of careers
    5. the death rate

  4. Serious unemployment leads labor groups to demand
    1. more jobs by having everyone work shorter hours
    2. higher wages to those employed
    3. “no fire” policies
    4. cost-cutting solutions
    5. higher social security payments

  5. According to the passage, a typical business reaction to a recession is to press for
    1. higher unemployment insurance
    2. protection against imports
    3. government action
    4. restrictive business practices
    5. restraint against union activity ....View Answers

Answers: Synonyms
  1. C
  2. E
  3. A
  4. A
  5. B
  6. C
  7. B
  8. A
  9. B
  10. A

Answers: Word Choice (Grammar)
  1. C
  2. B
  3. A
  4. B
  5. B
  6. B
  7. A
  8. B
  9. A
  10. A
Answers: Antonyms
  1. A
  2. B
  3. B
  4. B
  5. E
  6. A
  7. C
  8. D
  9. B
  10. A

Answers: Summary Completion
  1. B
  2. D
  3. A
  4. B
  5. E
Answers: Anologies
  1. A
  2. E
  3. A
  4. E
  5. B
  6. A
  7. A
  8. B
  9. C
  10. D

Answers: Reading Comprehension
  1. B
  2. E
  3. E
  4. A
  5. B
Answers: Word Choice (Vocabulary)
  1. B
  2. B
  3. C
  4. E
  5. D
  6. A
  7. C
  8. B
  9. E
  10. B
Sentence Completion - Practice Questions for IBA Entry Test
(Click on a word to know its meaning)
  1. I can __________ for his honesty and ability to work hard.
    1. bet
    2. promise
    3. vouch
    4. vow

  2. Job in this department __________ a lot of hard work.
    1. mean
    2. means
    3. entails
    4. curtail

  3. We cannot predict whether he will go on a picnic or not. He is so __________ .
    1. deletirious
    2. offensive
    3. feckless
    4. capricious

  4. We cannot say anything about law and order situation in this city, because the city is highly __________ .
    1. unpredictable
    2. volatile
    3. dangerous
    4. baleful

  5. He is __________ fame and money. He pursue research just as an amateur scientist.
    1. indifferent to
    2. enamoured of
    3. running for
    4. struggling for


Answers:

1. (C)
2. (C)
3. (D)
4. (B)
5. (A)