The IBSAT 2020 exam concluded successfully on 26 December 2020 and 27 December 2020. ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is conducted for admission into one of the top B-schools in India – ICFAI Business School. As per the appearing candidates, the exam pattern did not see any major changes owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all in all, the exam concluded without any element of surprise, peacefully. Candidates did not struggle as many of the questions asked were comparatively easy.
IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern
|Sections||Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation|
|Mode||Home-Proctored Online Test.|
|Time allotted||120 minutes, No sectional time limit|
|Number of Questions||140 Questions|
|Question Types||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Evaluation||(+)1 Mark for the correct answer and no negative marks|
The quantitative ability section of the IBSAT 2020 exam comprised of 20 questions; all of which were moderate to hard. The section has been included to measure the numerical ability and problem-solving skills of the appearing candidates. The section comprised questions from topics such as decimals, LCM&HCF, arithmetic progression, geometry, linear equations, quadratic equations, algebra, averages, percentage, ratio and proportion, profit and loss, and probability.
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
The Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency section checks the speed and calculation skills of the candidate and consisted of 30 questions, which were mostly easy to moderate. The questions were asked from topics such as bar graph, pie chart, column graph, tables, analogy, critical reasoning, analytical reasoning, symbols, ranking, sequencing, among others.
This section also included 30 questions which were mostly easy. The reading comprehension section checks the candidate’s reading and determining skills. The topics covered under this section are reading passages, grammar, and passage analysis.
Probably the most important section in the IBSAT exam, the Verbal Ability section comprised of 50 questions which were mostly moderate. This section is designed to test the command of the English language and grammar of a candidate. The topics covered under this include idioms, grammar, punctuation, synonyms, para jumble, sentence completion, analogies, replace missing words, among others.