IBSAT 2018 Analysis

IBSAT is a national test conducted by ICFAI Foundation for admission to IBS colleges.
IBSAT exam will be conducted on December 22 & 23, 2018 (online & offline). The exam is expected to be on similar lines as 2017 i.e. moderate level of difficulty.
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 section breakup is:
SectionNumber of Questions
Verbal Ability50
Reading Comprehension30
Quantitative Aptitude30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 
Verbal Ability
Verbal ability section has easy questions. Vocabulary questions were slightly on the higher pedestal but the grammar part was supposedly easier.
Reading Comprehension
There were 2 passages with 8 questions each and two passage with 9 &5 questions. The passages were on an average contain between 500- 600 words. While some questions were direct and factual, some were inferential and take time to answer.
Quantitative Ability
The Quantitative Ability section has 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.