Analysis: 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 allotted2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions125
Total Marks125
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +1
Number of choices5
Negative MarkingNO Negative Marking
Expected cutoffsMinimum 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.SectionsTotal MarksNo. of QuestionsLevel
1.Verbal Ability (synonyms/antonyms, Para jumbles, sentence completions, analogies, part error)5050Easy to Moderate
2.Reading Comprehension2525Easy
3.Quantitative2525Moderate to Tough
4.Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (bar graphs, pie chart and line graphs)2525Easy to Moderate
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.