IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis

IBSAT 2018 Analysis will be published immediately after the IBSAT exam is over in the month of December 2018. The IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis will consist of IBSAT 2018 paper pattern, key changes, Surprise elements, expected cut offs among other features. Along with the Analysis by MBAUniverse.com experts, analysis from top coaching institutes of India like TIME, CL, IMS will also be published after the IBSAT 2018 exam is over.

 

The IBSAT 2018 exam analysis will also cover the section wise exam analysis with expected cut offs in ICFAI B-schools.

 

Break-Up of IBSAT 2018 Test Paper is:

Time allotted
2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions
140
Total Marks
140
Marking Scheme
+1 for each correct answer
Sections
4
Number of choices
5
Negative Marking
No

 

IBSAT 2017 Exam Analysis

The breakup of the question paper is

Time allotted
2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions
140
Total Marks
140
Marking Scheme
1
Sections
4
Number of choices
5
Negative Marking
No
 

IBSAT 2017 Official exam Analysis from ICFAI

IBSAT had 140 questions to be completed in 2 hours, distributed across 4 sections. There was no sectional cut-off and no sectional time limit in this exam. Each question carried 1 mark

The Sectional Breakup is

Section
Number of Questions
Verbal Ability
50
Reading Comprehension
30
Quantitative Aptitude
30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
30

Verbal Ability
Verbal ability section has easy questions. Vocabulary questions were slightly on the higher pedestal but the grammar part was supposedly easier.

 

Reading Comprehension
There were 2 passages with 8 questions each and two passage with 9 & 5 questions. The passages were on an average contain between 500- 600 words. While some questions were direct and factual, some were inferential and take time to answer.

 

Quantitative Ability
The Quantitative Ability section has good mixture of problems including arithmetic, geometry and analytical geometry. The questions were framed on speed, distance and time, ratio proportion, work problems, heights, progressions, probability, percentages, etc.

 

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
The Data Interpretation section was focused strongly on data adequacy and logical thinking. The paper had questions on pi graphs, line graphs etc. Few other questions were on percentage change, ratio between two values, etc. 

Similarly the sectional breakup would be

Sections
No. of Questions(IBSAT2017)
Verbal Ability
50
Reading Comprehension
30
Quantitative Ability
30
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
30
Total
140
 

Ideal number of questions to be attempted should be 33-34 questions within 25 min.

The overall difficulty level of the paper would be medium. There were all types of questions in the paper and the difficulty level seems to be evenly distributed.

33% - easy

33% -medium

33% - tough

 

Verbal Ability

Question type
Number of questions
Synonyms/Antonyms
10
Word relation
5
Error Spotting
10
Phrase Replacement/one word substitute
10
Fill in the blanks
10
Jumbled Sentences
5

 

The overall verbal ability section seemed easy. A few of the vocabulary questions were difficult but the grammar part was supposedly easier. Overall, around 33-34 marks could be achieved here by a well-prepared candidate in under 25 minutes.

 

Reading Comprehension
There are 3 passages with 8 questions each and one passage with 5 questions passage. The passages are on an average between 500- 600 words. While some questions are direct and factual, some are inferential and will take time.

level of difficulty

12 - easy

9 – Medium

10 – Difficult

 

Around 20-23 should be comfortably solved in 25 minutes in the section

 

Quantitative Ability

Question type
Number of questions
Number System
4
Simplification & algebra
4
Speed, Time and Distance
2
Profit, loss & Discount
2
Permutation & Probability
3
Work and Time
1
Percentage
1
Geometry and Mensuration
7
Simple interest & partnership
3
Time and Work
1
Ratio
2
 

The questions from quantitative ability are of moderate difficulty level. The QA section has good mixture of problems including arithmetic, geometry and analytical geometry. The questions are framed on speed, distance and time, ratio proportion, work problems, heights, progressions, probability, percentages, etc.

 

the level of difficulty

Easy – 7

Medium – 17

Difficult – 6

Ideal number of questions to be attempted would be 20 to 23.

 

Questions Breakup

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

Question type
Number of questions
Data Sufficiency
15
DI (Pie ) 
5
DI (Line+Table)
5
DI (Line)
5
 

The DI section focused strongly on data adequacy and logical thinking. The paper had questions on pi graphs, line graphs etc. Few other questions were on percentage change, ratio between two values, etc.

 

level of difficulty for this section

 

8-Easy

17-Medium

5 - Tough

 

Overall, of the 30 questions in this part, a student who has prepared well should be able to answer 18-20 of the questions correctly.