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IBSAT Exam Analysis 2018

Oct 29, 2018 17:03 IST
    IBSAT Exam Analysis 2018
    IBSAT Exam Analysis 2018

    IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis - IBS Business School shall conduct its institute level entrance exam- IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) on December 22 & 23, 2018. The IBSAT 2018 exam will be conducted in a 2 day window for admission to MBA & PGPM programme. It is a computer-based entrance test conducted in two-hour duration. The registration for IBSAT 2018 exam had commenced since July 1, 2018. Currently candidates will be able to apply for the test until December 12, 2018. Post this no applications will be accepted by the B-school. Candidates can apply for admission to IBS either through IBSAT 2018 or national entrance tests such as CAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC.

    Those who aspire to take the IBSAT 2018 exam must go through the analysis of IBSAT 2018 exam in order to become familiar with the exam structure, difficulty level and previous year trends. The analysis of IBSAT exam will be done after the exam is conducted on December 22 & 23, 2018. The IBSAT exam analysis is likely to cover various elements including IBSAT exam structure, expected cut offs, key changes and surprise elements. The IBSAT exam analysis will be updated soon after the exam is held.

    For now aspirants can go through the previous year IBSAT exam analysis to become familiar with the exam structure and what to expect in the upcoming exam.  

    Before we dig into previous year analysis of IBSAT exam, let us take you through the exam pattern of IBSAT:

    IBSAT Exam Pattern 2018

    S No

    Section

    Number of Questions

    1

    Verbal Ability

    50

    2

    Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

    30

    3

    Reading Comprehension

    30

    4

    Quantitative Techniques

    30

     

    Total

    140

    Duration

    120 Minutes

    Marking scheme

    1 mark

    Negative Marking

    No negative marking

    Number of Choices

    5

     

    Previous year IBSAT Exam Analysis (2017)

    The IBSAT 2017 exam was held in the fourth week of December, 2017 for over a period of four days. The IBSAT exam 2017 comprised 140 questions and was conducted in 2 hours duration. This time there were no sectional time limit and sectional cut-off in the IBSAT exam. This meant test takers could take their time to answer a particular question in the overall given duration.

    The entrance exam was conducted smoothly without any glitches reported. The overall difficulty level of the IBSAT 2017 exam was difficult compared to last year exam.

    Below you can find the sectional breakup of the IBSAT 2017:

    Section I- Verbal Ability

    The verbal ability section consisted of the following number of questions under each topic:

    IBSAT Exam Analysis: Verbal Ability Section

    S No.

    Topics

    Level

    No. of Qs.

    1

    Meaning of idiom/phrase

    1 Easy, 3 Medium, 1 Difficult

    5

    2

    Synonyms of the word

    3 Medium, 2 Difficult

    5

    3

    One word substitute of the given phrase

    1 Easy, 2 Medium, 2 Difficult

    5

    4

    Jumbled Paragraph (4 sentences)

    2 Easy, 3 Medium

    5

    5

    Word Analogy

    1 Easy, 2 Medium, 2 Difficult

    5

    6

    Double FIB

    2 Easy, 2 Medium, 1 Difficult

    5

    7

    Replace the underlined part of the given sentence

    2 Easy, 2 Medium, 1 Difficult

    5

    8

    Find error from four underlined parts

    3 Easy, 2 Medium

    5

    9

    Antonyms

    3 Medium, 2 Difficult

    5

    Section II- Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

    This section had 15 questions of which 12 questions were related to quantitative and three were based on reasoning. The overall difficulty level of this section was medium level.

    IBSAT Exam Analysis: Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

    S No.

    Topic

    Level

    No. of Qs.

     1

    DS – Numbers

    10 Easy, 4 Medium and 1 Difficult

    3

     2

    DS – Algebra

    3

     3

    DS – Arithmetic

    4

     4

    DS – Geometry

    2

     5

    DS – Logical Reasoning

    3

    Section III- Reading Comprehension

    The reading comprehension contained four passages; of the four passages one was the shortest with only 600 words, while the rest had over 900 words. The total number of questions in this section was 30, of which 4-5 questions were based on vocabulary while others were based on purpose or main idea.

    IBSAT Exam Analysis: Reading Comprehension

    S No.

    Passage

    Level

    No. of Qs.

    1

    Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD (900 words)

    6 Easy, 2 Medium, 1 Difficult

    9

    2

    Problems in Argentina’s Banking System and the Fear Psychosis Created by it (600 words)

    6 Easy, 2 Medium

    8

    3

    Freedom and its Responsibilities (1500+ words)

    3 Easy, 4 Medium,  1 Difficult

    8

    4

    Popularity of Shakespeare (900 words)

    4 Easy, 1 Medium

    5

    Section IV- Quantitative Techniques

    The over difficulty level of the quantitative techniques section was higher than IBSAT 2016. The maximum number of questions was on Arithmetic followed by Modern Math. Some questions were also based on other topics such as probability, work problems, progressions, percentages and time among others.

    Take a look at the section break up given below:

    IBSAT Exam Analysis: Quantitative Techniques

    S No.

    Topic

    Level

    No. of Qs.

    1

    QA – Arithmetic

    17

    15 Easy, 12 Medium and 3 Difficult

    2

    QA – Modern Math

    8

    3

    QA – Algebra

    2

    4

    QA – Geometry

    2

    5

    QA – Numbers

    1

    As you have known by now, the difficulty level of the IBSAT 2017 was moderate to difficult. Hence, the preparation of IBSAT exam 2018 should not take a toll on you. It can be said the difficulty level of IBSAT exam is increasing each year. Hence, aspiring candidates must prepare accordingly and should in sometime start taking mock tests to get familiar with the IBSAT test pattern.

    Since the IBSAT exam is a computer-based online test, candidates will get extra aid on solving the mock test papers.

    To read more such exam analysis, visit www.jagranjosh.com

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