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IBSAT Past 5 Years Paper Analysis and Preparation Tips

IBSAT Past 5 Years Paper Analysis and Preparation Tips

Edited By Sundararajan | Updated on Apr 13, 2024 04:12 PM IST | #IBSAT

IBSAT Past 5 Year Exam Analysis: IBS Business School will conduct the IBSAT 2024 in the last week of December 2024. The IBSAT test will be conducted in an online mode through a remote-proctored mode. If you are planning to take the exam, you must be preparing hard for it. Along with preparation, knowing the past year's trends and patterns will give you an idea of the expected features and elements of the IBSAT exam.

IBSAT Past 5 Year Exam Analysis

Earlier, the IBSAT was held in a CBT pattern, but now the IBSAT paper pattern has been changed to a proctored home-based test. Another important aspect of the exam is that it has no negative marking scheme. Hence, you can attempt as many questions as you want without the threat of a reduction in marks. In this Careers360 article, we will give you the pattern of the past 5 years and preparation tips.

Past 5 Years IBSAT Exam Analysis

The following table will share the trend of IBSAT over the past 5 years.

  • The duration of the IBSAT exam for past five years: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • The total number of Questions in IBSAT exam: 140 questions
  • Choice per Questions in IBSAT past five years: 5 options
  • Total number of sections: 4 sections
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Year

Number of Questions

Sections

IBSAT Difficulty Level

IBSAT 2023140

4 (Four)

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Moderate
IBSAT 2022140

4 (Four)

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Easy to Moderate

IBSAT 2021

140

4 (Four)

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Moderate to Difficult

IBSAT 2020

140

4 (Four)

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Moderate

IBSAT 2019

140

4 (Four)

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Easy to Moderate

IBSAT 2018

140

4 (Four)

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Easy
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As you can see, IBSAT has maintained a fairly consistent pattern for the past 5 years. Prior to that, the patterns were flexible and saw several changes. The overall difficulty level is easy to moderate, which has been maintained over the years. Now we will share with you a detailed section-wise analysis of the IBSAT exam.

Check out the IBSAT Section-wise Difficulty Level & Review

IBSAT Section Wise Analysis

As you have seen in the above table, there are four sections in the exam of equal weight. Each question carries one mark. The section-wise analysis is given as follows:

1. Verbal Ability

The English Usage questions are basically on grammar, vocabulary, etc. In IBSAT exam, most of the questions featured were in form of idioms or phrases, Jumbled Paragraphs, synonyms or antonyms, One-word substitutions, Analogies, closed passages, etc. Overall, the section was considered easy to crack if candidates were aware of the fundamental rules of grammar. The questions were about identifying the grammatically incorrect part of a sentence and replacing the underlined part of the sentence with a correct phrase. The grammar questions were easy to solve, but a few vocabulary questions were tough.

2. Reading Comprehension

The reading comprehension section had four passages with a varied number of questions. The passages were 500 to 900 words, and the questions were easy and direct in nature. However, a few questions were tricky as well.

3. Quantitative Ability

The difficulty level was a mix of moderate and tough questions. The topics included Percentages, likelihood, progressions, work problems, the ratio of proportion, distance and time, heights, etc. Very few questions can be classified as sitters, with most questions being of a moderate to high difficulty level. The quantitative part is definitely a notch higher in terms of difficulty, and a good student who prepared well should have been able to attempt around 15–18 questions correctly.

4. Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

The section saw table-based, line-graph, and bar-graph-based DI sets, and some of the questions were calculation-intensive while others were logic-based. Candidates must have experience and understanding of topics like arithmetic, numbers, algebra, and modern math. Quant-based DI and a few reasoning-based questions dominated the data sufficiency.

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IBSAT 2024 Preparation Tips

As you have known by now, the difficulty level of the IBSAT is easy to moderate. Hence, the preparation should not take much toll on you. In case you have not started taking the mock test yet, here is your chance to download the IBSAT sample paper and practice. Since the IBSAT is conducted in a proctored home-based format, you will get an added advantage by solving the sample paper online.

If you have already prepared for CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, or XAT, tackling IBSAT will not be of much difficulty for you. The difficulty level of IBSAT is lower in comparison to that of MAT, CAT, CMAT, and ATMA. The sections and syllabus are also on similar lines. Apart from practicing, revise the formulae, vocabulary, and grammar.

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IBSAT 2021 is scheduled on December 25, 2021 and December 26, 2021. The examination will be conducted in online mode. You do not have to book the slot to attend IBSAT 2021 examination. The examination center, date and time will be allotted to you and it will be given on the admit card. You need to attend the examination as per the details given on the admit card. The admit card will be soon released on the official website. You can download the admit card on the official website: ibsindia.org (https://general.ibsindia.org/mba-pgpm/index.asp?utm_source=google&utm_medium=IBSAT-Sitelink&utm_campaign=IBSAT2021Search&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&gclid=CjwKCAiAh_GNBhAHEiwAjOh3ZLO-1PvdD8J0Niclcqx4SSJRs4WvB-cB6seYvqriDJT6YlI8ntRIwxoCWQEQAvD_BwE#about)

IBSAT is a home proctored exam and it will held in the last week of December. You should check your admit card and email that whether you have received login credentials or not. In order to give this exam you must have username and password. At the test day they will be sending you the test link and you will have to login with your username and password. If you do not have login credentials then contact their team as soon as possible but only after checking your mail and admit card properly. They will thoroughly guide you everything.

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