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 Bschools.
BreakUp 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 cutoff 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 3334 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 3334 marks could be achieved here by a wellprepared 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 2023 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
8Easy
17Medium
5  Tough
Overall, of the 30 questions in this part, a student who has prepared well should be able to answer 1820 of the questions correctly.