IBSAT 2013 Analysis- Easy Difficulty Level on Expected Pattern
IBSAT 2013 has started from Monday, December 16, 2013. The computer based exam conducted by IBS Business School will be held till Tuesday, January 7, 2014. IBSAT 2013 is being conducted in 95 centers across India. On the basis of the initial days of testing, we are providing you the IBSAT 2013 analysis in detail.
According to the IBSAT 2013 analysis by T.I.M.E., the exam was easier compared to last year. There was slight change in the distribution of the questions as well. The following table will give you the highlights of the exam.
Total number of questions
Number of choices
There are 4 sections, English Usage, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Each section has 30 questions of 1 mark each.
Now let us have a look at the section wise analysis of the IBSAT 2013 exam based on the test takers’ experiences of Day 1 of the test.
Majority of the questions were on vocabulary. Out of 30 questions, 10 were on grammar which included the types like identifying the grammatically incorrect part of a sentence, replacing the underlined part of sentence with a correct phrase, to name a few. Though some of the vocabulary questions seemed to be difficult, grammar questions were on the easier side.
Ideal number of questions to be attempted would be 20 to 22 within 20 minutes.
This section had 4 Reading Comprehension passages. The passages were of moderate length, ranging from 300 to 500 words. The number of questions for the 4 passages was 8, 8, 9 and 5. Most of the questions were factual while few were inferential such as vocabulary based and suggesting the apt title for the passage.
Ideal number of questions to be attempted would be 23 to 25 within 30 minutes.
The section had a good mix of questions from Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. Most of the questions were direct and easy to solve, some required approximate answers and some of the answer choices could be eliminated as they fell beyond the conditions mentioned in the question.
T.I.M.E. mentions, “There were typos in some of t
he questions, and there were a couple of questions that did not have any answers. These left quite a few students guessing as to what the right question would have been.”
Ideal number of questions to be attempted would be 21 to 23.
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
The questions in this section were a mix of concepts and logic. T.I.M.E. states, “The answer choices in Data Sufficiency were not consistent throughout the questions - they were all jumbled up from one question to another. For example, if 'choice C' in one question was 'Both I and II together are adequate', the same in another question was 'choice A'.” The DI questions were from the usual areas namely tables, graphs etc.
Ideal number of questions to be attempted would be 18 to 20.
According to T.I.M.E., tools such as on-screen calculator, formula list, usage of Ctrl-F would make the test-taking simpler. However, vocabulary could be the key differentiator that would separate the best from the rest.
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Questions related to IBSAT
What is the eligibility of NMAT and IBSAT
The primary and basic NMAT eligibility criteria for 2020 is
Candidates should be holding a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any recognised university. NMAT 2020 eligibility criteria have not mentioned any age bar to appear in the online exam. Candidates qualifying the NMAT exam can apply in the B-Schools of India.
Minimum Marks: Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in the bachelor’s degree.
Work Experience: The candidates having 2-3 years of work experience will be preferred.
Provisional Admission: Candidates who have given their graduation exam last year and are awaiting their results can also apply for the NMAT 2020 exam.
Maximum Attempts: Candidates can attempt the NMAT exam 2020 three times which include the ‘no shows’.
For MBA - Eligibility Criteria of IBSAT 2020
Candidates must graduate with a minimum 50% and above marks with medium of instructions in English
All candidates must have completed a minimum of 15 years of education i.e. 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis
Candidates must be from English medium in graduation. If not, then they have to submit the TOEFL/IELT/IELTS score.
Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply, but they have to complete their graduation requirements (which includes practical examinations/viva/assignments) before May 31, 2021. The admission will remain provisional until the candidates produce marks sheets and degree certificates as a proof of their eligibility. The last date for submission of proof of graduation will be November 01, 2021
Hope this helps!
will IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges??
Yes the IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges. The exam through which you can get into IBS colleges are
- NMAT by GMAC
Please click the below link for the list of colleges that accept the IBSAT score
I have written ibsat well,and being called on first day for gd/pi ( is the interview date matters based on Ibsat score?)my gd performance is average as I took 2 chances to speak and PI was pretty good. will I be able to get Hyderabad campus?
One thing you should learn before doing MBA course is to be positive at all situation doesn't matter how difficult it is, So I suggest you to be positive for your result. What my opinion is about the selection of candidate through GD-PI process is that selection weightage is more for PI than GD, Telling about my experience I have been rejected to all those college where my interview was horrible like NIA, But I have got selected in Welingkar despite of giving average GD because of a good personal interview.
So don't take tension be positive for your result.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
All the best.
can any of you tell me the preference of college of ibsat?? eg ibs Mumbai, Hyderabad and etc
Thee best campus is the Hyderabad campus it is being one of good B- School with good ranking. According to rank it would be:
Among all the campuses of IBS which is located in Mumbai , Pune , Gurgaon & Hyderabad premises during the the time counselling I think you should go with the option Hyderabad campus because for doing the course in the Hyderabad section will make you stand elite as well I heard from most of the aspirants that facility in the Hyderabad section is better including all the major one.
Hope this helps, Good Luck
what is cat and xat percentile cut off required for IBS?
Cutoff refers to the minimum marks a candidate should obtain to be qualified to get admissions. The cut-offs vary every year depending on different factors. You will get the details about cutoff in the link provided below and then, you can make an idea of the score needed by you.
Hope this helps.