The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) is a highly sought-after program that equips students with the skills and knowledge required to analyze data and make strategic business decisions. The admission process for the PGDBA program includes a written test that evaluates the candidate’s quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, data interpretation, and verbal ability.

Instructions for Computer Based Test (CBT):

1. The duration of the test is 3 hours. The test will have a total of 50 questions carrying 150 marks. Each of these questions will be a Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ). Every question will have only one correct answer.
2. You will score

► 3 marks for each correctly answered question

► 0 mark for each unattempted question, and

► -1 mark for each incorrectly answered question
3. There will be 15 questions on Verbal Ability, 5 questions on Logical Reasoning, 5 questions on Data Interpretation and Data Visualization, and 25 questions on Quantitative Aptitude.
4. Books, Charts, Graph Sheets, Tables, Calculators, Mobile Phones, Digital Diaries and Electronic Communication Gadgets/ Computing Devices etc. are NOT allowed in the Examination Hall.

### Syllabus

VERBAL ABILITY: Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/ Correction of Sentences.

LOGICAL REASONING: Logical Connectives, Statements and Conclusions, Matching, etc.

DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA VISUALIZATION: Data Driven Questions (E.g., Charts and Graphs, Tables).

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE: Sets, Combinatorics, Basic Probability Theory, Algebra (Solutions of Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Simultaneous Linear Equations, Binomial Theorem, Series, AP, GP, HP, Matrices), Euclidean Geometry, Coordinate Geometry (Lines, Circles, Conic Sections), Trigonometry (Triangles, Trigonometric Identities, Heights and Distances), Calculus (Functions, Limits, Continuity, Derivative, Maxima & Minima, Methods of Integration, Evaluation of Areas using Integration).

## PGDBA

The PGDBA is a university-level MBA entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and Indian Statistical Institute. The primary objective of this examination is to facilitate admissions into the PGDBA programs at these prestigious institutions.

## FAQs

What is the duration of the PGDBA admission test?

The duration of the PGDBA admission test is three hours.

Is there negative marking in the PGDBA admission test?

Yes, there is negative marking in the PGDBA admission test. One-third of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

What is the cutoff for the PGDBA admission test?

The cutoff for the PGDBA admission test varies from year to year. It depends on the number of applicants, the difficulty level of the test, and the number of available seats.

What is the format of the PGDBA admission test?

The PGDBA admission test is a computer-based test that consists of multiple-choice questions.

How should I prepare for the PGDBA admission test?

Candidates should prepare for the PGDBA admission test by practicing mock tests, solving previous year question papers, and brushing up on their mathematical and English language skills.