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IBSAT 2017 Exam Analysis


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IBSAT is a online management aptitude test conducted by ICFAI. Exam will be held 21-24 december 2017 and result will be out on 2nd january 2018.

Here is the 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
Similarly the sectional breakup would be SectionsNo. of Questions (IBSAT 2017)
Verbal Ability 50
Reading Comprehension 30
Quantitative Ability 30
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 30
Total 140

As compared to last year exam it would be recommended to attempt 33-34 questions in 25 min. Difficulty level of the exam was moderate this year.As per our IBSAT 2017 exam analysis overall 33% of questions was easy level, 33% questions was moderate level and 33% questions was difficult level

Verbal Ability Question typeNumber 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

Overall verbal ability section was easy. Few vocabulary question was tough but the grammar part was comparatively easy. As per our IBSAT 2017 exam analysis atleast 33-34 questions can be easily attempt by a well prepared student in this section.

There was 3 passage with 8 question in each and 1 passage with 5 question. While some question was direct and factual, some are inferential and was time taking. Overall level of passages was moderate. It is highly recommended that do not touch difficult and time taking questions. Around 40% of questions was of Easy level, 30% moderate and 30% Difficult level questions each. One can easily attempt 70-75% questions in 25 minutes in this section.

Quantitative Ability Question typeNumber 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

Difficulty Level of questions was moderate to difficult.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. Around 25% of questions was of Easy level, 60% moderate and 25% Difficult level questions each. One can easily attempt 70-75% question in QA section.

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation Question typeNumber 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.
Around 30% of questions was of Easy level, 60% moderate and 20% Difficult level questions each.
Overall 75-80% question can be easily attempt in this section out of 30 question by a well prepared student.

The results will be out on 2nd January 2018

Here is the list of MBA colleges that are accepting IBSAT score-
IBS Business School, Hyderabad
IBS Business School, Mumbai
IBS Business School, Bangalore
IBS Business School, Pune
IBS Business School, Dehradun
IBS Business School, Gurgaon
IBS Business School, Ahmedabad
IBS Business School, Kolkata
IBS Business School, Jaipur
Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai
Institute for Financial Management and Research, Bangalore
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
ICFAI University, Dehradun
International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore
ICFAI University, Jharkhand
ICFAI University, Jaipur
ICFAI University, Sikkim
ICFAI University, Meghalaya
ICFAI University, Mizoram
Innovation the Business School, Khurdha
ICFAI University, Nagaland