IBSAT 2019 Analysis

IBSAT 2019 was almost similar to last year’s paper as  there were no surprises. As expected Verbal and RC section were  easy while Quant and DI were  easy to moderate. Overall feel of the paper was moderate.
Overview of the paper:
There were 140 questions (4 Sections) in all and the time allotted was 2 hrs. The four sections were as follows:
Overview of Different Sections
Sections
No. of questions
Marks per question
Total Marks
Verbal Ability
50
1
50
Reading Comprehension
30
1
30
Quantitative Aptitude
30
1
30
 DI & DS
30
1
30
Total
140
 
140
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Overview of the IBSAT
Exam Mode
Online Computer Based Test
Time allotted
2 Hrs.
Total Questions
140
Total Maximum Marks
140
Number of Sections
4
Number of choices
5
Marking Scheme
+1 for each correct answer
Negative Marking
No
SECTIONAL – ANALYSIS
SECTION I:Verbal Ability
Evaluation: Verbal section had conventional  questions ranging from vocabulary based questions to grammar based questions. Grammar part was comparatively a little easy. Vocabulary questions dominated the this section and  were easy to moderate except a few questions. Vocabulary based questions included synonyms ,antonyms, one word substitution & idiom/phrases., Grammar included error spotting ,fill in the blanks, there were questions based on jumble sentences as well. Knowledge of vocabulary and grammar fundamental would have played major role in scoring well in this section.
Good Attempt: 30 to 35 questions in about 30 minutes.
SECTION II: Reading Comprehension:
Reading section was easier, there were 30 questions and 4 passages(500-600 words). Most of the questions asked were primarily factual and direct, The time consuming ones were the inference based. Good reading speed and and level of comfort with this language would have played major role in scoring well in this section.
Good Attempt: 18 to 22 questions in about 25 minutes.
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SECTION III: Quantitative Aptitude
Evaluation: . In this section questions were based on number system, percentage, geometry,  S.I/CI ratio etc. Geometry, and  arithmetic   dominated the section. Some of them were calculation intensive. Overall the feel of the section was moderate and selection of questions was important to get hold on the paper.
Good Attempt: 21 to 24 questions in about 35 - 40 minutes.
SECTION IV: DI & DS
Evaluation: There were almost equal numberof  questions on DS and DI. DI line graph and pie graphs were there. Question in graphs required basic knowledge of % change etc. Over all feel of the section was moderate
Good Attempt: 21-23 questions in about 30 minutes.
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