IBSAT 2020: Dec 26th Exam Analysis Released; Check Section-Wise Difficulty Level, Paper Analysis Here

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IBSAT 2020: ICFAI Business School began IBSAT 2020 from December 26. For the first time, IBSAT was held in online proctored mode, in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Check IBSAT 2020 detailed paper analysis for 26th December exam.

On December 26, IBSAT 2020 was held from 10 am to 12 noon as scheduled. The paper had 4 sections to be completed in 2 hours. However, there was no time specified for each section. 

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IBSAT 2020: Key Highlights

IBSAT Date

December 26, 2020

Medium of Instructions

English

Number of Sections

4 Sections

Question Paper Sections

Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Quantitative Aptitude and Reading Comprehension

Question Format 

MCQs

Total Number of Questions

140 

Total Marks

140 

Marks 

1 for Each Correct Answer; No Negative Marking

IBSAT 2020: Section-Wise Difficulty Level

As expected every year, IBSAT 2020 has been moderately difficult. Check detailed, section-wise difficulty levels below:

Section

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Verbal Ability

50

Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

30

Moderate

Reading Comprehension

30

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

30

Moderate

Total

140

Easy to Moderate

IBSAT 2020: Detailed Exam Analysis 

IBSAT 2020 had 4 sections of Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Quantitative Aptitude and Reading Comprehension. As discussed earlier, the overall paper level was easy to moderate. Accordingly, the idea time required to complete each section has been tabulated below corresponding to maximum number of attempts: 

Section

Good Attempts

Time Consumption (Ideal Case)

Verbal Ability

32-34

25 - 27 minutes

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

22-24

25 - 30 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

23-25

25 - 30 minutes

Reading Comprehension

22-23

25 - 28 minutes

Overall

102-110

120 minutes

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IBSAT 2020: Section-Wise Topics Covered 

The four sections in the IBSAT 2020 exam paper had 30 questions each. Each question carries 1 mark that included topics as mentioned below:

Section 1: Verbal Ability 

Idioms and Phrases

One Word Substitution

Synonyms and Antonyms

Cloze Test

Fill Ups

Error Detection

Para Jumbles

Word Analogy

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Section 2: Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Data Interpretation

Data Sufficiency

Charts 

Caselet

Number System

Tables

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude

HCF and LCM

Profit and Loss

Equations, Polynomials

Time Speed and Distance

Sets

Mensuration

Functions

Average 

Percentage

Geometry 

Time Speed and Distance

SI and CI

Analysis has been provided as per reviews from applicants. ICFAI Business School will release the answer key soon on its official website. Following which the IBSAT 2020 results will be declared.

ICFAI: Selection through IBSAT 2020

Once IBSAT 2020 results are declared, participating colleges will release their cutoffs. Based on IBSAT 2020 scores candidates will be shortlisted for GD and PI rounds. Finally, the composite scores of IBSAT, GD and PI will be considered for offering admission to deserving students. 

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