IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis

The ICFAI foundation for higher education has successfully conducted the IBSAT management aptitude test from December 22 – 23, 2018. The exam was commenced in the online mode only.

The IBSAT is being conducted over a period of four days. There are four slots per day. The IBSAT 2018 test comprised 140 questions. The total duration of the test was 120 minutes. The test process was smooth and no glitches were reported. Overall, the test was more difficult than last year’s IBSAT.


The Sectional Breakup is


Number of Questions

Verbal Ability


Reading Comprehension


Quantitative Aptitude


Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation


Verbal Ability

Verbal ability section has easy questions. Vocabulary questions were slightly on the higher pedestal but the grammar part was supposedly easier.

Reading Comprehension

There were 2 passages with 8 questions each and two passage with 9 & 5 questions. The passages were on an average contain between 500- 600 words. While some questions were direct and factual, some were inferential and take time to answer.

Quantitative Ability

The Quantitative Ability section has good mixture of problems including arithmetic, geometry and analytical geometry. The questions were framed on speed, distance and time, ratio proportion, work problems, heights, progressions, probability, percentages, etc.

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

The Data Interpretation section was focused strongly on data adequacy and logical thinking. The paper had questions on pi graphs, line graphs etc. Few other questions were on percentage change, ratio between two values, etc.

IBSAT 2017 Answer Key

The results for the IBSAT 2017 exam results will be declared on January 2, 2018. Candidates who appeared in the IBSAT 2017 entrance exam are informed that the official IBSAT answer key is available at the official website - ibsindia.org

  • For accessing the IBSAT answer key, you will then be required to click the ‘IBSAT Answer Key 2017’ link available on the home page.
  • Applicants will be needed to provide the required credentials i.e. registration number and password.
  • You will be able to download the PDF copy of the answer key of the paper set in which you attempted the exam.
  • Additionally, you will also be able to print the copy of the answer key and use it for your reference.
  • The IBSAT 2017 answer key contains the correct answers to all the questions. When the result of IBSAT will be declared later, you can use this answer key to match the answers you attempted in the exam with the correct answers provided in the key.



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