IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis

IBSAT 2018 exam leading to MBA admission 2019 in 9 campuses of ICFAI B-schools was held on December 22 and 23, 2018 in a time duration of 2 hours on each exam day as a computer based test. Below is shared the detailed IBSAT 2018 exam Analysis.

 

IBSAT Exam Analysis: Highlights 

  • IBSAT 2018 paper remains easy on expected pattern
  • There is no Surprise Element in the IBSAT 2018
  • Expected cut offs for top ICFAI B-schools not to change much
  • Section wise IBSAT 2018 exam analysis reflects the moderate exam with IBSAT 2018 exam questions not going beyond the IBSAT Syllabus as outlined by ICFAI Foundation

Break-Up of IBSAT 2018 Test Paper
IBSAT 2018 Exam Pattern on December 22 and 23, 2018 was on following lines:

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

IBSAT 2018 Sectional Analysis
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 wise test paper 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 had easy questions. Vocabulary questions were slightly on the higher pedestal but the grammar part was easier.

 

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

 

Quantitative Ability
The Quantitative Ability section had 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. 

 

IBSAT 2018: Difficulty Level

The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. A candidate could attempt 33-34 questions within 25 minutes.  There were all types of questions in the paper and the difficulty level was evenly distributed. Ideal number of questions to be attempted are 33-34 questions within 25 min.

Level of Difficulty
Number of Questions
Easy Questions
50+
Moderate Difficulty Questions
60+
Comparatively Difficult Questions
30-

Section Wise Question Composition & Difficulty Level 

 

Verbal Ability

Major topics covered with number of questions in VA section are:

Question type
Number of questions
Synonyms/Antonyms
9-10
Word relation
5-6
Error Spotting
9-10
Phrase Replacement/one word substitute
9-10
Fill in the blanks
9-10
Jumbled Sentences
5-6

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

 

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

 

Level of difficulty

12 - Easy

9 – Medium

10 – Difficult

 

Around 20-23 questions could be attempted with 100% accuracy 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 were of moderate difficulty level. The QA section had 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.

 

Level of difficulty

Easy – 7

Medium – 17

Difficult – 6

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

 

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
Topic wise breakup of questions in this section was

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 the section

8-Easy

17-Medium

5 - Tough

 

Overall, of the 30 questions in this part, a student who had prepared well could answer 18-20 questions with accuracy.

 

IBSAT 2018 Cut Offs
All the 9 ICFAI institutes will offer MBA admission 2019 on the basis of IBSAT 2018 score cut offs.   The IBSAT 2018 expected cut off in all the top ICFAI MBA colleges may go in the range of 65 to 75 IBSAT percentile.. Read More