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IBSAT 2021 Exam Analysis


IBSAT 2021 Exam Analysis : IBSAT entrance exam in 2021 comprised of 140 questions and 4 Sections. The duration of the test was 120 minutes. Each question had five options and carried one mark each; there was no negative marking.

IBSAT Exam 2021 was conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education (Declared as a Deemed-to-be-University), for candidates seeking admission to the following programs such as 2 year MBA full time program at IBS campuses like Hyderabad, Dehradun, Jaipur, etc. 4 year Ph.D Program at IBS Hyderabad, 2 year full time PGPM at 5 IBS Campuses like Pune, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Kolkata. 

ICFAI Foundation conducted IBSAT Exam 2021 held in separate sessions on 25th and 26th December, 2021. IBSAT is the MBA entrance exam for MBA admission in some of the 9 ICFAI B-Schools spread across the country. 

In this article, we have analyzed IBSAT 2018 paper in detail. This will help MBA aspirants to gain deeper insights about IBSAT exam pattern

IBSAT 2021 Exam Analysis

Structure of IBSAT Exam Analysis 2021:

SectionNo. of Q’sDoable Q’sLevel of Difficulty
Verbal Ability5032-35Easy to Moderate
Reading Comprehension3022-24Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency3020-21Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude3022-24Moderate

IBSAT Exam Analysis 2021 Section wise detailed Analysis:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension :

IBSAT Exam Analysis 2021 for the Verbal Ability was similar on the lines as per the previous year. Overall Verbal Ability Section was Easy as compared to other sections. Grammar was on moderate level of difficulty rest questions were easy. One must try to spend approximately 25-30 minutes and not more than that. Also a good attempt of about 32-35 questions for this particular section is considerate good.

Topics which were asked in Verbal Ability Section are as follows:

• Synonyms & Antonyms

• Picking out the Errors in usage

• Word relation

• One word substitution

• Idioms & Phrases

• Fill in the blanks

• Sentence correction

• Para Jumbles, etc.

Reading Comprehension:

IBSAT Exam Analysis 2021 for Reading Comprehension Section was that many questions were factual based and direct. Some of the other questions were inference based and took some more time to answer. There were total 30 questions and 4 Reading Comprehension passages. One must try not to spend more than 25 minutes. Also a good attempt of about 22-24 questions for this particular section is considered good.

Quantitative Aptitude :

IBSAT Exam Analysis 2021 for Quantitative Aptitude Section had mixed no. of questions based upon Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, etc. The level of difficulty was moderate and with some few questions slightly on the more difficult level. Ideal attempts for this particular section is 22-24 questions and it is considered as good attempts.  

Topics which were asked in Quantitative Aptitude Section are as follows:

• Number system

• Time, Speed & Distance

• Profit & loss

• Discount

• Time & Work

• Percentage

• Ratio

• Interest calculation

• Simplification

• Algebra

• Geometry

• Mensuration

• Permutation & Combination

• Probability, etc.

Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation:

IBSAT Exam Analysis 2021 for Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Section had questions based on Data Adequacy and Logical thinking. The DI sets were based on pie charts and bar graphs, etc. Some of the other questions were based upon ratios between two values, percentage changes, etc. Overall this sections level of difficulty was moderate to difficulty. A good attempt of about 20-21 questions for this particular section is considered good.

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