About IBSAT: IBSAT is one of the most popular and prominent university level entrance examinations in India. The IBSAT 2018 Examination is an entrance test that the ICFAI Business School conducts.
Conducting body: The IBSAT exam is applicable for those who wish to pursue MBA and PGPM in B-schools that ICFAI offers. The authority for IBSAT is the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education in Hyderabad.
Accepted scores: These institutes will also accept the Graduate Management Admission Test(GMAT) (from 2016 onwards), NMAT and CAT 2018 scores for offering admission to the academic session 2018-2019.
Difficulty level: IBSAT 2018 aims at testing the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
IBSAT 2018 Mode: IBSAT 2018 Exam will be computer-based Test (Online).
Accepted By: The IBSAT 2018 scores will be accepted by The ICFAI University, Dehradun, The ICFAI University, Jaipur and The ICFAIAN Foundation for offering admission to following programs.
IBSAT 2018 Exam Summary
ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test [IBSAT]
ICFAI Business School
21st December 2018
21st December 2018
Type of Questions
MBA & PGPM
IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur
PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management)
IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai, IBS Kolkata, IBS Pune
Exam Date: IBSAT 2018 Exam will start on 21st December 2018 and end on 24th December 2018
Result Date: IBSAT 2018 Result will be announced on 2nd January 2019
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Minimum Percentage: Candidates must have completed their graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks (as calculated by respective University) with English as a medium of instruction.
Minimum Qualification: Candidates should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis) to appear for IBSAT 2018.
Syllabus: The syllabus for IBSAT 2018 Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation.
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Type: The questions in IBSAT 2018 will be of an objective category in MCQ format.
Duration and Number of Questions: The total time duration of the IBSAT 2018 exam is 120 minutes and the candidates will have to complete 120 questions having five answer options by then.
Website: In order to register for the IBSAT 2018 test, the candidates will need to access the official IBSAT site.
Payment Option: The IBSAT 2018 Application fees can be paid via net banking, credit card or debit card.
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Cities: The IBSAT 2018 Exam conducted in around 94 cities all over India.
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Issued of Admit card: All the registered IBSAT candidates who have paid the IBSAT 2018 Application form fees will be issued IBSAT Admit cards.
Availability: The IBSAT 2018 Admit Card will be available online as well as offline.
Result date: The result for IBSAT 2018 will be declared with the IBSAT result merit list on 2nd of January 2018.
Login Verification: Candidates will have to log in to their account using valid IBSAT 2018 application form number and the relevant password to access the IBSAT result
Selection: Those candidates who clear the IBSAT written test will be shortlisted further for IBSAT selection.
Organised: The process for IBSAT 2018 selection takes places across eight IBS campuses.
Address: IBS Admissions Office, #65 Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana
Phone Number: 040-23440963
SMS: IBSAT2017 to 56363
Toll Free: 1-800- 425-55 66 77 (Mon - Fri 9.30 am - 5.30 pm)
Q: What is the qualification required to get admission in MBA program through IBSAT?
Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% aggregate for admission into MBA programme.
Q: Should a candidate have a valid TOFEL/IELTS score to be eligible for IBSAT?
Candidates should have studied their Bachelor's and Master's degree in English language. If this condition is not satisfied then the candidate should produce a valid TOFEL/IELTS scorecard.
Q: What must be the qualification of a candidate to gain admission into PhD in Management?
For a candidate to get admission in PhD in Managment through IBSAT, he/she must have a Bachelor's degree (any discipline) and a Master's degree in the field of Marketing, Finance, etc. with a minimum of 55% aggregate.
Q: Are candidates called for counselling only based on IBSAT score?
No. Candidates with a valid score in GMAT, CAT, NMAT by GMAC are also called for counselling.
Q: What are the criteria considered during the selection process?
Candidates will be selected based on their score in IBSAT, group discussion and personal interview. Candidate's score in their Bachelor's and Master's degree will also be considered.
Q: How will candidates get their counselling call letter?
Candidates will receive their counselling call letter via post. It cannot be downloaded from the official website.
Q: Where does the counselling process take place?
Counselling process for IBSAT will happen in IBS campuses.
Q: What is the pattern for IBSAT?
The question paper has 4 sections. Namely, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation, Quantitative Techniques, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Ability. There are 140 multiple choice questions in total.
Q: What is the marking scheme of IBSAT?
For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded one mark and there will be no negative marking.
Q: What is the application form fee?
The application form fee for IBSAT is INR 1800.
Application form: The IBSAT 2018 application will be available from 1st July 2018 to deadline being 12th December 2018 .
Result date: The IBSAT Result will be declared on 2nd January 2019.
Selection: The IBSAT selection briefing is said to be in between 13th to 20th of January 2018
Final Selection: The final selection process is held between 17th to 26th of February 2018 and to be held at IBS Hyderabad campus.
Minimum percentage: Passed bachelor’s degree of three years from a recognized institution wherein the candidate has obtained at least 50 per cent marks to satisfy IBSAT eligibility for 2-year management program.
Years of Education: The candidate will have to have completed 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern of education for management program and 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 pattern for Ph.D. program.
All the candidates eligible and interested to appear for IBSAT 2018 need to register themselves online. In order to register for the IBSAT, the candidates will need to access the official IBSAT site.
The IBSAT 2018 application form will be available in offline and online mode on the official IBSAT website. All IBS marketing offices will offer offline IBSAT forms for admissions to all eligible candidates for IBSAT. The online registration process for IBSAT begins with filling in the basic details and academic qualification online. Begin by clicking on the admissions tab.
The offline IBSAT form must be mailed to the following address-
BS Admissions Office,
65 Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,
Documents required for IBSAT Application Process:
The detailed documents needed to be attached with IBSAT application form are:
Personal documents for address and identification.
Fee: The eligible candidates can avail IBSAT form online at a price of INR 1800 and non-refundable in a case of rejection of IBSAT application form.
Payment Option: The IBSAT fees can be paid via net banking, credit card or debit card.
Note: As per the mode of payment used the relevant IBSAT application form bank charges will be payable.
Name (as it appears in your academic records),
Date of Birth
Email ID (As all the communication will be sent through email it is mandatory to provide correct email id)
Issue of Admit card: All the registered candidates will need to pay IBSAT Application Form fees to issue the admit cards.
Availability: The IBSAT admit card will be available both online as well as offline.
Steps to download IBSAT 2018 Admit Card:
Step 1: Go to the official IBSAT website to get the IBSAT admit card, and then click on the “Existing User” tab.
Step 2: Enter the IBSAT login ID and password provided during registration and click on login.
Step 3: Click on the “Download IBSAT Admit Card” button. Save the IBSAT admit card on to the system as well take a print out.
The IBSAT exam pattern is as follows
Format: The questions will be of objective category in MCQ format.
Duration: The total time duration of the IBSAT exam is 120 minutes and the candidates will have to complete 120 questions which are having five options as the answer.
Marking Scheme: Each right answer will fetch the candidate 1 mark with no negative marking for wrong answer.
Therefore, all questions are to be attempted by the candidates.
Section wise break up of the IBSAT Paper
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency will have 30 questions for 30 marks.
Quantitative Ability will have 30 questions for 30 marks.
Reading Comprehension will have 30 questions for 30 marks.
English usage will have 30 questions for 30 marks.
The IBSAT 2018 Syllabus are as follows
Data interpretation and data sufficiency
Website: Both the result and merit list will be declared on the IBSAT 2018 website by 2nd January 2019.
Account: Candidates will have to log in to their respective account using valid IBSAT application form number and the password to access their declared IBSAT result.
Counselling: Declaration of results is followed by the counselling session.
There are more than 8 schools that are affiliated to IBSAT and they accept IBSAT score for admission. Once the IBSAT result is declared, these schools will release their cutoffs for every category. IBSAT schools also accept scores of MAT, CAT, CMAT, XAT, GMAT and NMAT of candidates to gain admissions to their schools.
Location: The process for IBSAT selection will take place across all eight IBS campuses.
Rounds: The process comprises of a personal interview and group discussion.
Qualifying Procedure: For the last leg of IBSAT examination, the candidates’ past academic records, as well as Group Discussion and Personal Interview performance will also be considered.
List of documents required for IBSAT selection process are
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Eligibility criteria: Any undergrad can apply. The entrance exam is undertaken: IBSAT Typical cutoffs: Almost 50% of applicants qualify for the gd/pi round.
The eligbility is to graduate from a U.G program and then the candidate's name in university norm, and write the entrance exam. There is an Entrance exam IBSAT and Anna university MBA entrance exam.
The process for applying to IBS is through IBSAT entrance test which is accepted in all the IBS campuses across India. The exam has a series of slot choice, which the candidate can choose as per their convenience. The test is MCQs types and has no negative marking. Once the entrance exam has cleared, the candidate has to visit the IBS Hyderabad campus for the group discussion and personal interview session, after which the final campus is allotted to the student as per their performance.
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How many college/schools are there which accept IBSAT ?
There are more than 8 schools that are affiliated to IBSAT and that accept an IBSAT 2018 score for admission, like IBS Mumbai, IBS Bangalore, etc.
Is there any other way that I could take admissions to IBS Bussiness School rather than attempting for IBSAT along with all the other exams out there?
Yes, they do.
IBS Bussiness School/The Icfaian Foundation considers the scores to IBSAT 2016/CAT, GMAT, NMAT, XAT (2014 onwards)/MAT, CMAT 2016/State Level Test Scores 2016 for admission to various Management programs in their institutes.
I want to pursue my MBA. Should I attempt the IBSAT exam?
Yes, candidates can attempt the IBSAT exam to get a MBA seat.
Who conducts the IBSAT exam?
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education conducts the IBSAT exam.
Is the IBSAT exam a State level exam?
No, the IBSAT exam is not a state level exam. It is a university level exam.
What is IBSAT?
The ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is conducted by the ICFAI Business School. The authority in charge is the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education in Hyderabad. It is a university level exam and is applicable for candidates who want to pursue their MBA and PGPM in B-schools. The IBSAT scores will be accepted by The ICFAI University, Dehradun, The ICFAI University, Jaipur and The ICFAIAN Foundation. These institutes also accept the GMAT (from 2016 onwards), NMAT and CAT 2017 scores.