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Analysis: IBSAT 2012

In-depth and comprehensive analysis of IBSAT 2012
Analysis: IBSAT 2012

IBSAT 2012 is a computer based test unlike paper based that used to come earlier. The test is based on applicant's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, Vocabulary analytical reasoning & reading comprehension. The number of questions and marking scheme were exactly the same. The difficulty level of the paper was again easy to moderate. Overall the feel of the paper was easy and doable.

Overview of the IBSAT Paper
Time allotted 2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions 125
Total Marks 125
Marking Scheme Correct Answer: +1
Sections 4
Number of choices 5
Negative Marking NO Negative Marking
Expected cutoffs Minimum expected cut off is 80% to get into ICFAI business school. IBS-Hyderabad: 68+ IBS-Bangalore: 65+ IBS-Mumbai: 65+ IBS-Gurgaon: 62+

Overview of Different Sections
Sr. No. Sections Total Marks No. of Questions Level
1. Verbal Ability (synonyms/antonyms, Para jumbles, sentence completions, analogies, part error) 50 50 Easy to Moderate
2. Reading Comprehension 25 25 Easy
3. Quantitative 25 25 Moderate to Tough
4. Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (bar graphs, pie chart and line graphs) 25 25 Easy to Moderate
Total 125 125


SECTION I: English Usage

Evaluation:: Questions of English usage were of easy to moderate level. Para jumbles were easy. The distribution of questions was:

10 questions on synonyms and antonyms, 10 questions on Para jumbles, 10 questions on sentence completions, 5 to 8 questions on analogies, and rest were on finding error in sentences.

SECTION II: Reading Comprehension

Evaluation::The level of questions were very easy and were directly based on the information given in the passage. There were very less inference based questions.

SECTION III: Quantitative Aptitude

Evaluation::The section covered entirely every topic of quant. Level of few questions was difficult but nearly 80% of the questions were easily manageable. This section generally included basic concepts of maths.

SECTION IV: Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Evaluation::This section also covered entirely everything. Questions on data sufficiency were little tricky. Questions on Data Interpretation included bar graphs, pie chart and line graphs. The difficulty level for this was easy. Calculations were not tough and values were basically in whole numbers.

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