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Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

The question patterns of the admission tests for IBA, DU (EMBA), NSU, MIST and BIBM are very similar.
These examinations test the students on the skills of basic English and Mathematics. Testing questions
on students’ General Knowledge and Analytical Ability are also present in some cases.

The English section contains questions on Basic Grammar, Vocabulary, Word Analogy, Reading
Comprehension and Essay writing. Most questions in this segment follow the format and standard of the
internationally popular English Proficiency tests, e. g. GMAT, GRE and TOEFL.

In the Mathematics section of these admission exams, questions on basic Algebra, Arithmetic, and basic
Geometry, following the standard and content of SSC and GMAT (Reasoning Test), appear.

Questions on the students’ Analytical Ability are similar to that of former GMAT & GRE examinations.
These questions test the students’ capabilities of reasoning and manipulating paradoxical situations that
have practical or life-like contexts.

Mentors’ Mba Admission Test Program

The admission tests of Executive MBA(DU), MBA(NSU & other Private Universities) and MBM(BIBM) are
almost of same pattern. Besides Banks, multinationals and renowned private companies conduce
written selection tests that are primarily like that of the MBA admission test.

We have two types of preparation plan.

01 Regular Course Duration : 4/5 months

02 Crash Course Duration : 2 months


IBA (Institute of Business Administration) was found in 1966 in collaboration with the Indiana University,
Bloomington, USA and its MBA program has been widely recognized at home and abroad. MBA students
have to complete 20 courses. A regular MBA student needs at least 4 semesters (2 years). While an
Evening Program (part-time) student can take the opportunity of completing the courses within 8 years
from the date of admission.

Total Courses and Duration

MBA students are required to complete a total of 20 courses in 4-6 semesters (2 to 8) to earn a MBA
degree. A 3-month Internship has to be completed in an organization. The institute is well recognised
abroad, students with good standing may transfer their credits to many reputed universities around the

Admission Test Contents

Mathematics (GMAT Standard), English Language and Communication (GMAT & GRE Standard),
Aptitude and analytical ability (GMAT & GRE Standard).

Question pattern of IBA Admission Test:

Level 1:

Part 1: Multiple Choice Questions 90 min

Section 1 Language & Communication 30 Qs

Section 2 Mathematics 30 Qs

Section 3 Analytical Ability 30 Qs

Part 2: Written Communication skill 30 min

Level 2:

Part 1: Written Communication skill 20 min

Part 2: Verbal & Non-verbal Communication skill 30 min


The Evening MBA Program (EMBA) was started under Business Studies Faculty in February 2002. At
present 360 students are being admitted per.
DU enrolls EMBA student for each of its two semesters: April-May and Oct-Nov and conducts admission
test before each semester.

Question pattern of EMBA Admission Test:

Total Time: 120 min

Section 1 Language & Communication 30 Qs

Section 2 Logical Reasoning, Critical analysis & Mathematics 50 Qs


The MBA program of the School of Business aims at developing managers and leaders of the 21st
century. It is a flexible and career oriented program designed to meet the needs of the professionals in
the computer world. The MBA program has been designed following the guidelines of the American
(Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest accreditation body of body of business
schools in USA. It is global, computer oriented, fast track, and competitively priced. The program is open
to all College graduates. Classes are held four days a week (Sun-Wed) starting at 6 p.m. in the evening.
The timing helps full-time professionals to attend the class.

NSU enrolls student for each of its three semesters: Fall (Sep-Dec), spring (Jan-April) and summer (May-
Aug), and conducts admission test before each semester.

Question pattern of NSU Admission Test:

Section 1 English 25 Qs 20 min

Section 2 English (Reading) 20 Qs 20 min

Section 3 Data Sufficiency25 Qs 25 min

Section 4 Qty. Aptitude 30 Qs 40 min

Section 5 Writing 01 Q 20 min


MIST came into existence on 19 April 1998. All the academic programs of MIST are affiliated with the
University of Dhaka. MIST follows the syllabus of IBA, DU for the MBA program. Minimum qualification
required to apply for admission to MBA is a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any field including
business, engineering, agriculture or medicine. A student must have at least 8(eight) points calculated as
below and having no 3rd division or class in his/her academic career. Admission test will be held in
English out of total 100 marks. Subject wise distributions are, Mathematics (40 marks), English (30
marks) and General Aptitude (30 marks).
Classes of academic year normally start in the 1st week of February.

Question pattern of MIST Admission Test:

Total Time: 100 min

Section 1 English Language & Communication 30 Qs

Section 2 Mathematics 40 Qs

Section 3 General Aptitude 10 MCQ & 2 Essay Type


Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) offers a two-year full time Masters in Bank
Management (MBM) Program (affiliated with the National University), which comprises 6 terms. Each
term has duration of 4 months. The MBM program is a professional postgraduate program for bank
officers and others who plan career in banking and allied fields. MBM degree program required 78 credit
hours of study.

BIBM is expecting to introduce Evening MBM Program from May 2006.

BIBM enrolls student for one semester in a year (Nov-Dec) and conducts admission test before each

Question pattern of BIBM Admission Test:

Total Time: 100 min

Section 1 English Proficiency 25 Qs

Section 2 Mathematics 25 Qs

Section 3 Analytical 30 Qs

Section 4 Essay Writing 01 Q


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