IBSAT 2020 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: Section-wise Difficulty Level & Review
IBSAT 2020 Exam Analysis: ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad has successfully conducted IBSAT 2020 on December 26 and December 27, 2020 as a home proctored internet based test. Candidates can now check IBSAT exam analysis that includes the questions asked from each section and overall difficulty level of IBSAT test. As per the candidates' review, IBSAT 2020 was on the expected line, with the exam level ranging from being easy to moderate. The duration of the IBSAT exam was two hours and the question paper carried a total of 140 questions divided into four sections, namely Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation. There were 30 questions from 4 RC passages. Verbal ability section had comparatively easy questions except a few tricky ones in the Vocabulary section. Quantitative Aptitude had blended questions from arithmetic to geometry and logarithms. Data adequacy and Data Interpretation section had questions based on pi graphs, line graphs. The overall difficulty of this section could be termed as moderate. Careers360, in this article brings to you the latest IBSAT 2020 exam analysis shared by students who appeared in IBSAT exam on December 26 and December 27, 2020. Check all the details below.
Latest update -IBSAT 2020 result announced on December 30 in an online mode. Also check IBSAT 2020 cutoff here.
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IBSAT Highlights 2020
IBSAT i.e. Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) Business School Aptitude Test (BSAT)
IBS Hyderabad i.e. ICFAI Business School
Mode of exam
Total no. of questions
9 IBS Campus
IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur
IBS Pune, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai
No negative marking
IBSAT Important Dates 2020
Candidates can check the important dates and events of IBSAT 2020 in the following table in order to not miss any event.
IBSAT 2020 Important Dates
Commencement of Application process
July 1, 2020
Last date to fill the application form
December 21, 2020
Admit card of IBSAT 2020
December 17, 2020
IBSAT 2020 Exam Date
December 26 and 27, 2020
Announcement of IBSAT Result 2020
First week of January 2021
IBSAT selection procedure 2020
January 9 to 17, 2021
Key Highlights of IBSAT Exam Analysis 2020
- IBSAT 2020 exam was between easy to moderate level in terms of difficulty
- There was no sectional time limit in the IBSAT exam
- Expected IBSAT 2020 cut off for ICFAI Hyderabad to remain 80-85 percentile
- None of the questions were asked out of the IBSAT 2020 syllabus
- There were 30 questions from 4 RC passages of word limit between 500-600
- There was no negative marking in IBSAT 2020
- Most of the test takers could easily attempt 32-34 questions from each section in half an hour
- There was no surprise element observed in IBSAT question paper 2020
Exam Structure of IBSAT 2020
As per IBSAT 2020 exam pattern, there are 140 questions that had to be answered in 120 minutes (2 hours). Candidates were free to move between the sections. Each question weightage was one mark and no negative marks for incorrect answers. Following are the number of questions asked in each section.
IBSAT Exam Structure 2020
Number of Questions
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
Study of IBSAT 2020: Verbal Ability
The Verbal Ability section consisted of a total of 50 questions with the total weightage of 50 marks. In this section, questions were asked from Meaning of idiom/ phrases, Jumbled Paragraph, Synonym, Antonym, Word Analogy, Cloze Passage etc.
Meaning of idiom/phrase
Synonyms of the word
Jumbled Paragraph (4 sentences)
One word substitute of the given phrase
Find error from four underlined parts
Replace the underlined part of the given sentence
As per past year trend, those who were able to attempt the entire section with the accuracy rate of 85 percent, could easily ace this section. No negative marking scheme is applicable which means feel free to attempt all the questions. Not more than 25-27 minutes were required to solve the IBSAT Verbal Ability section.
Exam Analysis of IBSAT 2020: Reading Comprehension
The Reading Comprehension section consisted of a total of 4 passages. Each passage had an average word count of 500 to 600 words. Those who have good command over reading and understanding could ace this section in stipulated time.
Passage 1- A celestial star (500 words)
Passage 2 - Earthquake (800 words)
Passage 3 - Election and economy (800 words)
Passage 4- Ecosystem (900 words)
Those who were able to attempt 20-22 questions within a given time with the accuracy level of 80 to 85 percent can score well.
IBSAT 2020 Analysis: Quantitative Ability
Questions in the Quantitative Ability (QA) section were asked from arithmetic, geometry and analytical geometry. Most of the questions were based on distance and time, ratio of proportion, work problems, heights, progressions, likelihood, percentages, etc. Candidates good in mental calculation could attempt all the question within stipulated time.
Profit & Loss
Time and Work
Permutation - Combination
As per previous year IBSAT exam analysis, around 15 to 18 questions are considered as good attempts. Experts say not more than 25 to 30 minutes were required in the Quantitative Ability section.
IBSAT 2020 Analysis- Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
The Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation section was the most time consuming section. Candidates with strong command over logical thinking were able to solve the section with ease. Questions were asked from Caselet, Pie + Bar, Numbers, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry etc.
Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
Pie + Bar Chart (Calculations)
As per past year trend, the sectional difficulty level for Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation was moderate.
What after IBSAT Result 2020?
The IBSAT 2020 selection process will commence after the announcement of IBSAT result have been announced. The participating institutes of IBSAT 2020 will shortlist the candidates on the basis of their cut-off. The cutoff can vary from institute to organization. The shortlisted candidates must appear in the IBSAT 2020 selection process , which involves both GD and PI. The following factors will be included in the final merit list
Final Merit List Weightage
Weightage (in %)
Past academic records of Students
Group discussion (GD)
Personal Interview (PI)
IBSAT Cut Off 2020-All nine constituent institutes of ICFAI will announce their individual cut-offs for the shortlist of candidates for MBA and PGPM programs. After the declaration of result, the official cut-off will be released. Here is the previous year's cut-off for the participating IBSAT institutes.
IBSAT Cutoff (Previous year)
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Questions related to IBSAT
i got 77.007 percentile in ibsat and ive been shortlisted for ibs bangalore campus. with this percentile can i get ibs hyderbad? ive kept the campus tranfer mail to the admission team.
I hope you are doing good .As per your query, I am sorry to tell you that once you are shortlisted , it would be very difficult to change of campus. Shortlisting of all campuses is done almost at same time . So if they changed your seats to other campus, then vacant seat will be wasted and that will be their loss of fees.However, you can give a try with a geniune reason and may be change your seats if someone else(very rare chane but you can try)
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future
i got 77 percentile in ibsat, i want to tranferr my campus from ibs bangalore to ibs hyderbad ,is it possible?
Your marks is quite good in IBSAT examination. It's mainly higher education entrance examination.
Campus changing is possible. If you stay nearby the ibs campus. But i would suggest you to visit the campus in physically and request them, I'm sure, they will help you in change of the campus or ask the admission counsellor of IBS. I think the admission counsellor will help you out from this.
All the best.
ive been shortlisted for ibs bangalore. so i want to know the full info about it, is it a good b school or not?
Hi, hope you’re doing well.
IBS Bengaluru is a decent private b-school to pursue an MBA, especially for Marketing and Finance. Ranked as 14th best B-school by Business India and 26th all over India by Careers 360, IBS holds a reasonable brand value which can help you in both placements and career prospects.
Placements and ROI: During 2020, placement percentage was 92%. The highest package to be offered was Rs 12 LPA and average CTC was Rs 6.42 LPA. IBS has developed strong relations with over 4000 companies in India. Companies like Deloitte, KPMG, HCL. Wipro, Zomato, Google, Oracle, Aditya Birla Group are active recruiters for this b-school.
There is a course fees of Rs 4.05 Lakhs per annum. You can expect a decent ROI , considering fees and average CTC.
Also, for better employability and career prospects, it provides career management support through strong industry interface, career library, career counseling and internship guidance to its students.
Faculty: Faculty is highly experienced. Their permanent professors are majorly PHD holders with 10+ years of industry experience. They have published many books, written several cases, and research papers. Some (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sreeja-bhattacharyya-8070404/) professors have even 20- 25 years of corporate experience and IBS has retained them for over 15+ years. Also, faculty actively engages in research and conducts training programs for practicing managers.
IBS also has visiting faculty members from IIMs and other top institutes.
Accommodation: There is no on-campus accommodation for students. The accommodations provided are off-campus separately for girls and boys.
Exposure: MBA, for many, is not limited to curriculum but also provides experiential learning. IBS focuses on leadership development through various clubs activities, fests, extra curricular activities, curricular activities, assignment programs, sports activities and management opportunities. Industry leaders are also invited to the clubs to deliver talks on contemporary issues.
IBS makes sure to maintain the gender, social, cultural and experiential diversity which can provide you better exposure for peer to peer learning.
It has also partnered with various national and international firms (IBM, Microsoft, SAP and others) to provide training in IT, business analysis, research and better industry networking opportunities.
However, competition and high intellect students are limited in comparison to other top b-schools of India.
Infrastructure: IBS provides a well stocked library with access to 26000 books and 3,000 CDs, campus with WiFi-connectivity and well equipped Sports Activities Center.
Soft Skills training: As part of IBS curriculum, it does provide holistic development and good learning experience to students. There’s a great focus on personality development and soft skills through various classes, training and group discussion.
IBS Bengaluru is a good choice to consider for an MBA. However, if you have prospects to score better in CAT/ CMAT/ GMAT or other entrance exams, you can even look out for MBA from IIMs, NMIMS, Symbiosis and other leading institutions next year. They can provide a great competitive environment, growth opportunities and industry exposure.
Most importantly, your growth will be defined by your efforts, learnings and initiatives, and not merely by a good institute. You may even proceed with IBS and make best use of opportunities and facilities provided.
I hope this information helps you! In case of any further information, please visit https://www.careers360.com/colleges/ibs-business-school-bangalore
All the best!
i got 77 percentile in ibsat, what are the chances of getting ibs hyderabad campus?with that percentile i got ibs bangalore, can i transferr my campus to ibs hyderabad?
The percentile cut-off for IBS Hyderabad is usually around 90 percentile and above. All the other aspirants of IBS Hyderabad who score below the stipulated cut-off marks are put into the waiting list. After the seats are offered to all the candidates fulfilling the cut-off, if there are any more seats left in the batch, that is when the waiting list candidates are offered the seats. You can put up a mail to the Admissions Department requesting your transfer to the IBS Hyderabad campus. If any seats get vacant, the admissions department will definitely get back to you.
To get more information about IBS Hyderabad, you can go through this link provided: https://www.careers360.com/colleges/ibs-business-school-hyderabad
Hope this information helps you in making an informed decision.
All the best!
List of b--schools accept IBSAT scores
Some of the Business Schools accepting the IBSAT scores are:
- IBS Business School, Hyderabad
- IBS Business School, Mumbai
- IBS Business School, Bangalore
- IBS Business School, Gurgaon
- IBS Business School, Pune
- IBS Business School, Ahmedabad
- IBS Business School, Dehradun
Check the whole list and download the brochure for getting information about specific Institute: https://bschool.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-mba-colleges-in-india-accepting-ibsat