IBSAT Exam Analysis 2020

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 29 Dec, 2020 14:10

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IBSAT 2020 Exam Analysis (Out)

IBSAT is conducted every year for admission in MBA/PGPM and PhD programme in Management offered by ICFAI University. This year, the exam was conducted on December 26 and 27, 2020. Candidates can take a look at the IBSAT 2020 exam analysis below.

IBSAT 2020 (Dec 26) Exam and Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key and Solutions

IBSAT 2020 (Dec 27) Exam and Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key and Solutions

The IBSAT 2020 Exam Analysis will allow the candidates to know the difficulty level of the exam as well as the number of questions that were asked in the exam. 

IBSAT Paper Analysis

 

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IBSAT 2019 Exam Analysis

The IBSAT 2019 pre-exam analysis is based on the previous year exam analysis due to the same IBSAT exam pattern that has been in continuation for the last 5 years. The pre-exam analysis for IBSAT 2019 will focus on in-depth analysis of the IBSAT 2019 paper and section-wise analysis of the IBSAT entrance exam which will be conducted in the month of December. 

IBSAT 2019 Section-Wise Pre-Exam Analysis

The section-wise pre-exam analysis of IBSAT 2019 is given below:

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

The questions in this section are expected to be based on line-graph, table, bar-graph other than some questions which will require intensive calculation and will be logic-based. Questions related to ratio, change of percentage are also expected in this section. 

English Usage

The questions in this section are expected to test the vocabulary and grammatical skills of the candidates. Although in the past few years, the grammar-based questions were relatively easier than the vocabulary questions, the candidates are suggested to dedicate an equal amount of time and effort for all the aspects of this section.

Quantitative Ability

For the last few years, the students faced the maximum difficulty in the IBSAT quantitative ability section. The difficulty level of this section has hovered between moderate and difficult in the previous 5 years. Questions expected in this section will be most probably from topics such as Algebra, Numbers, Modern Maths etc. 

Reading Comprehension

The reading comprehension section is expected to have 4 passages and different type of questions will be asked on the basis of the given passages. The easy and direct nature of the passages can disguise the fact that the questions asked from them may be quite tricky.

IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis

The IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis is available for all those who appeared for the examination on 22nd and 23rd December 2018. The analysis includes the exam structure, overall as well as the section-wise difficulty level of the paper, and the trends of previous years. Those who took the exam this year can now get a detailed understanding of IBSAT exam structure and type of questions asked in the exam. Apart from this, candidates can also check the expected cut-offs, key changes and whether or not there were any surprise elements.

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 break-up is given below:

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 tricky but the grammar part was easier.

Reading Comprehension

There were 2 passages, on an average between 500- 600 words. While some questions were direct and factual, some took time to answer.

Quantitative Ability

The Quantitative Ability section had a 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, the ratio between two values, etc.

Candidates may also go through the IBSAT analysis of previous years to know what has been the trend in previous years and what all one can expect in the exam in the future.

IBSAT 2017 Exam Analysis

IBSAT is a popular management entrance exam conducted by IBS Business School in a computer-based format. IBSAT is a two-hour long paper with 4 sections including Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation. As part of the exam preparation, students usually go through the previous year's paper analysis in order to get an understanding of the paper pattern, type of questions, marking scheme and the level of difficulty that students should expect in the examination. Following is the detailed analysis of IBSAT December 2017.

The exam was conducted over a period of four days from December 21-24, 2017. As per the sources, there were no glitches in the paper. In terms of difficulty level, the IBSAT question paper turned out to be more difficult as compared to last year. There were a total of 140 questions and each question had 5 options. Out of the 5 options, candidates had to pick one. For every correct answer, one mark is awarded, and there is no negative marking for wrong answers. Candidates had the liberty to access all the questions at any time during the examination.

Take a look at the break-up of sections and number of questions asked in every section.

 SectionsNo. of Questions
Sections I
 
Verbal Ability - A45
Verbal Ability - B5
Section IIReading Comprehension30
Section IIIQuantitative Ability30
Section IVData Sufficiency & Data Interpretation30

Section I: Verbal Ability - A

Since there was no negative marking, all the questions in this section could have been attempted in about 25 minutes with about 85% accuracy.

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Meaning of idiom/phrase51 Easy, 3 Medium, 1 Difficult
Synonyms of the word53 Medium, 2 Difficult
One word substitute of the given phrase51 Easy, 2 Medium, 2 Difficult
Jumbled Paragraph52 Easy, 3 Medium
Word Analogy51 Easy, 2 Medium, 2 Difficult
Double FIB52 Easy, 2 Medium, 1 Difficult
Replace the underlined part of the given sentence52 Easy, 2 Medium, 1 Difficult
Find error from four underlined parts53 Easy, 2 Medium
Antonyms53 Medium, 2 Difficult

Section I: Verbal Ability - B

In this section, students had to take a cloze test containing 5 blanks. Out of the 5 questions, three were easy, and two were moderately tough. All these questions could have been answered in about 5 minutes with about 80% accuracy.

Section II: Reading Comprehension

About 20 to 22 questions in this section could have been answered in about 30 minutes with about 80-85% accuracy.

PassageNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Problems in Argentina’s Banking System and the Fear Psychosis Created by it (600 words)86 Easy, 2 Medium
Freedom and its Responsibilities (1500+ words)83 Easy, 4 Medium, 1 Difficult
Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD (900 words)96 Easy, 2 Medium, 1 Difficult
Popularity of Shakespeare (950+ words)54 Easy, 1 Medium

Section III: Quantitative Ability

In this section, around 12-15 questions could have been answered in about 25-30 minutes. This section was more difficult as compared to last year's IBSAT.

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Numbers115 Easy, 12 Medium and 3 Difficult
Algebra2
Arithmetic17
Geometry2
Modern Math8

Section IV: Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation

With moderate difficulty level, students could have solved around 15-17 questions on Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation in 25-30 minutes.

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Numbers310 Easy, 4 Medium and 1 Difficult
Algebra3
Arithmetic4
Geometry2
Logical Reasoning3

IBSAT 2016 Exam Analysis

The IBSAT 2016 was conducted over a period of two weeks, with four slots per day. The paper comprised 140 questions that students were expected to attempt within the time duration of two hours. The test was conducted smoothly and there were no glitches. Overall, the IBSAT 2016 turned out to easier.

Take a look at the break-up of sections and number of questions asked in every section.

 SectionsNo. of Questions
Sections I
 
Verbal Ability - A45
Verbal Ability - B5
Section IIReading Comprehension30
Section IIIQuantitative Ability30
Section IVData Sufficiency & Data Interpretation30

Every question was followed by 5 options and students had to pick any one of the choices. Candidates were awarded one mark for every correct response and there was no negative marking for any incorrect answer. Candidates had the liberty to access all the questions at any time during the examination. The difficulty level of majority of the questions was easy to moderate.

Section I: Verbal Ability - A

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Meaning of idiom/phrase53 Easy & 2 Moderate
Synonyms of the word53 Easy & 2 Moderate
One word substitute of the given phrase53 Easy, 1 Moderate & 1 Tough
Jumbled Paragraph53 Easy, 1 Moderate & 1 Tough
Word Analogy53 Easy, 1 Moderate & 1 Tough
Double FIB54 Easy & 1 Moderate
Replace the underlined part of the given sentence53 Easy & 2 Moderate
Find error from four underlined parts52 Easy, 2 Medium & 1 Tough
Antonyms52 Easy, 2 Medium & 1 Tough

All the questions in this section could have been attempted in 30 minutes with about 85% accuracy.

Section I: Verbal Ability - B

In this section, students had to take a cloze test containing 5 blanks. Out of the 5 questions, three were easy, one was slightly tough and one was moderately tough. All these questions could have been answered in about 5 minutes with about 80% accuracy.

Section II: Reading Comprehension

PassageNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Tyrannosaurus rex (500 words)55 Easy
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (750 words)85 Easy, 2 Moderate & 1 Tough
Type I & Type II Diabetes (350 words)86 Easy & 2 Moderate
Archaeology (950+ words)94 Easy, 3 Moderate & 2 Tough

All the questions under each passage could have been answered in 30-35 minutes with about 80-85% accuracy.

Section III: Quantitative Ability

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Numbers524 Easy & 6 Moderate
Algebra5
Arithmetic14
Geometry2
Modern Math5

In this section, around 20 questions could have been answered in about 25-30 minutes.

Section IV: Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Numbers3Easy to Moderate
Algebra5
Arithmetic4
Geometry2
Logical Reasoning1

Data Adequacy questions and at least 2 sets on Data Interpretation could have been solved in about 25-30 minutes.

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How many questions were asked from Arithmetic were asked in IBSAT 2019?

Around 11-12 questions were asked from Arithmetic were asked in IBSAT 2019

Who can check the paper analysis of IBSAT?

Candidates who have appeared for the exam may check the paper analysis of IBSAT to know the exam structure. Besides this, candidates who are appearing for the exam may also check the paper analysis of IBSAT to get an idea about the exam difficulty.

Which section of IBSAT exam is difficult?

The quantitative aptitude section of the exam is more difficult than the other two sections since it involves calculation. Candidates should learn shortcuts techniques to solve the QA section easily.

When will the IBSAT exam analysis be updated?

IBSAT exam analysis will be updated on the exam day once the exam is conducted. You can check the paper analysis of IBSAT from here.

What is the use of IBSAT exam analysis?

IBSAT exam analysis allow the candidates to get an idea about the exam difficulty and expected cutoff of all the campuses.

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