IBSAT Exam Analysis 2020

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Updated on
July 2, 2020

IBSAT 2020 Analysis will be published immediately after the IBSAT 2020 exam is over. IBSAT 2020 will be conducted consecutively on December 26 & 27, 2020 in separate sessions as a computer based test.

 

The IBSAT difficulty level is not very high. The IBSAT 2020 exam analysis on this page will contain following:

  • IBSAT 2020 Analysis with Difficulty level as compared to last year IBSAT
  • IBSAT Analysis Overall as well as IBSAT section wise Analysis
  • IBSAT 2020 expected cut offs for a wide range of percentile for MBA admission 2020
  • IBSAT 2020 expected cut offs for ICFAI Hyderabad and other top ICFAI colleges accepting IBSAT
  • IBSAT 2020 Analysis by MBAUniverse.com and also by top coaching institutes like Career Launcher, T.I.M.E., IMS among others

IBSAT Exam 2019 Analysis

IBSAT 2019 exam leading to MBA admission 2020 in ICFAI Business School Hyderabad and other 8 campuses of ICFAI B-schools was held on December 21 & 22, 2019 in a time duration of 2 hours as a computer based test. IBSAT 2019 had a two day testing window on December 21 and 22, 2019.

Broad analysis of IBSAT 2019 exam reveals that the exam has remained easy like last year. No surprises in IBSAT exam were reported, although a few questions in the exam were found a bit difficult by the test takers.

 

Below is shared the detailed IBSAT 2019 exam Analysis.

 

IBSAT Exam Analysis: Highlights 

  • IBSAT 2019 paper remains easy on expected pattern
  • There is no Surprise Element in the IBSAT 2019
  • Expected Cut off for ICFAI Hyderabad to remain 80-85 percentile
  • Expected cut offs for other ICFAI B-schools not to change much
  • Section wise IBSAT 2019 exam analysis reflects the moderate exam with IBSAT 2019 exam questions not going beyond the IBSAT Syllabus as outlined by ICFAI Foundation

IBSAT 2019 Test Paper: Duration & Marking Scheme
IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern on December 21, 2019 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 2019 Sectional Analysis: Break Up of Test paper

  • 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
  • All questions were of MCQ type

The Sectional breakup of IBSAT test paper is

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

Section-1: Verbal Ability
Verbal ability section had easy questions. Vocabulary questions were slightly on the higher difficulty side but the grammar part was moderate.

 

Major topics covered in VA section were:

  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Picking out the Errors in usage
  • Word relation
  • One word substitution
  • Phrases
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence correction
  • Jumbled Paragraphs

Overall the verbal ability section was on easier side. A few of the vocabulary questions were difficult but the grammar part was easier.

 

Around 32-34 marks could be scored by a well-prepared candidate in 25 minutes.

 

Section-2: Reading Comprehension
Some questions on Reading Comprehension were direct and factual, some were inferential and took time to answer.

 

Key highlights of the section were

  • 4 RC passages with 30 questions 
  • The passages were of 500- 600 words
  • Difficulty level was moderate to Difficult
  • Around 20-22 questions could be attempted with 100% accuracy in 25 minutes in the section

Section-3: Quantitative Ability
The Quantitative Ability section had good mixture of problems including arithmetic, geometry and analytical geometry. The questions were framed on ratio proportion, work problems, heights, progressions, probability, percentages, speed, distance and time

 

Major topics of the questions in the IBSAT were

  • Number system
  • Speed, Time & Distance
  • Profit & loss
  • Discount
  • Work & Time
  • Percentage
  • Ratio
  • Interest calculation
  • Simplication
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability

The questions in quantitative ability section were of moderate difficulty level. Ideal number of questions to be attempted would be 21 to 23.

  

Section-4: 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. 

 

Few other questions were based on percentage change, ratio between two values among other topics.

 

Level of difficulty for the section moderate with few difficult questions also. A student who had prepared well could answer 17-20 questions with accuracy.

 

IBSAT 2019: Overall Difficulty Level
The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. A candidate could attempt 32-34 questions in 30 minutes.  There were all types of questions in the paper and the difficulty level was evenly distributed.

 

IBSAT 2019 Cut Offs
Students’ favourite ICFAI Hyderabad is expected to have a cut off around 80-85 percentile. All the 9 ICFAI institutes will offer MBA admission 2020 on the basis of IBSAT 2019 score cut offs.   The IBSAT 2019 expected cut off in all the top ICFAI MBA colleges may go in the range of 65 to 85 IBSAT percentile.

 

ICFAI Business Schools Accepting IBSAT Exam
All the 9 campuses of ICFAI business schools accept IBSAT score for MBA admission. Following are the ICFAI B-Schools with their respective program offered by them:

  • 2-year MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses
  • 2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) is offered at 6 IBS campuses - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune
  • 4-year Ph. D program (Full Time/Part Time) at IBS Hyderabad

IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis

IBSAT 2018 paper remained easy on expected pattern. There was no Surprise Element in the exam

 

IBSAT Exam Analysis: Highlights 

  • IBSAT paper remained easy on expected pattern
  • There was no Surprise Element in the IBSAT 2018
  • Expected cut offs for top ICFAI B-schools not changed 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 Test Paper
IBSAT 2018 Exam Pattern on December 21 and 22, 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

Sectional Analysis

 

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.


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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 2018 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

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