IBSAT 2018 IBS Admission Test

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What is IBSAT ?

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test known as IBSAT is the University-level entrance examination conducted by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad. The examination is conducted to provide admission to Post...

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test known as IBSAT is the University-level entrance examination conducted by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad. The examination is conducted to provide admission to Post Graduate courses such as MBA/ PGPM programmes atICFAI Business Schools. The examination opens the opportunity for admission at 7 IBS Campuses across the country at Ahmedabad, Gurugram, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, and Dehradun.

IBSATis an aptitude test conducted by the ICFAI University Group, for students seeking admission into its management programs. It is a two-hour Computer-based Test (CBT) conducted across 95 test centers all over India.

IBSATis conducted by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Declared Deemed-to-be-university u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956) for students seeking admission in the following:

1.     MBA/Ph.D. programs offered by IBS Hyderabad, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education

2.     MBA Program offered by IBS Dehradun, ICFAI University, Dehradun and IBS Jaipur, ICFAI University, Jaipur

3.     PGPM offered at IBS Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

IBSAT 2018 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 01-Jul-2018
Registration Ends on 12-Dec-2018
Exam Starts on 22-Dec-2018
Exam Ends on 23-Dec-2018
Result Date 01-Jan-2019

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IBSAT 2018 Eligibility

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018:

  • The Candidate must possess a bachelor's degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks from a recognized College or University.
  • A minimum of 15 years of regular education (10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis) is mandatory for all the applicants. The students who have completed their graduation on part-time, online mode or distance mode are not eligible to sit in the exam.
  • Candidates that do not meet the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to appear in TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS exam and must submit the score by May 31, 2019.
  • Scores of GMAT/ CAT/ NMAT are acceptable in place of IBSAT 2018.
  • Ph.D.: IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders, and UGC NET candidates stand exempted from IBSAT 2018.

IBSAT 2018 Application Procedure

Steps for IBSAT 2018 Registration:

  • The IBSAT 2018 Application form will be available through Online and Offline mode
  • The Online Application Form will be available on the official website
  • The Offline Application Form is expected to be issued from the Marketing Offices of the IBS
  • The application forms will be available from the first week of July 2018 till the third week of December 2018
  • The candidates appearing for IBSAT 2018 examination must read the application form carefully. The facility of correction window is not provided by the examination conducting authority
  • The candidate must take a print out of the downloaded application form for further reference

Guidelines for IBSAT 2018: 

  • On completion of online registration and payment, an email and SMS with application number and password would be sent. The student would have to log in with those details.
  • On successful submission of an application, e-mail confirmation would be sent to the student.
  • The IBSAT Bulletin would be couriered within 7 days from the date of submission of online application form. 

The address is as follows:

IBS Admissions Office

# 65 Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,

Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana

Contact: 040-23440963

SMS IBSAT2017 to 56363

Toll Free: 1-800-425-55 66 77

(Mon - Fri 9.30 am - 5.30 pm)

E-mail: ibsat@ibsindia.org


# 6Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,
Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana
           Contact: 040-23440963
           SMS IBSAT2017 to 56363
 IBS Admissions Office
# 65 Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,
Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana
           Contact: 040-23440963
           SMS IBSAT2017 to 56363

Application Fees

The Application Fees for IBSAT 2018 will be Rs. 1800. The Application Fees can be paid through Online Modes such as Debit Card/ Credit Card and Net Banking. The candidates who will buy the application forms from the designated centres, must pay the application fees in cash.

Application Fees 1800 INR

IBSAT 2018 Admit Card

IBSAT Admit Card 2018:

  • ICFAI Business School usually uploads IBSAT admit card on its official website. 
  • ICFAI Business School does not send admit cards by post or courier.
  • IBS releases the IBSAT Admit Card 2018 well in advance from the date of exam.
  • The IBSAT Admit Card contains the personal details as well as the date, venue and time of the IBSAT exam.
  • It is mandatory to bring the IBSAT Admit Card at the center of the exam on the exam date along with a valid ID proof.

IBSAT 2018 Preparation Tips

Since the format and the kind of questions asked in IBSAT is more or less similar to other management entrance examinations, your preparation strategy should remain the same. What you can additionally do is the practice as many sample tests as possible. This helps you to get familiar with the pattern of the paper and also increases your level of confidence when you are facing the actual test.

IBSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2018:

  • IBSAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and comprising of multiple choice questions. The total time duration of the test is 2 hours. There are four sections in the test namely the Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability.
  • There are a total number of 140 questions that are distributed across 4 sections. The four sections are Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Adequacy & Interpretation.
  • IBSAT is highly balanced in terms of its difficulty level. About 50% is assigned for difficulty, while the rest is divided among difficult and moderately difficult.
  • There are 5 choices for every question with 1 mark is awarded for a right answer and nil negative marking. There is no sectional cutoff and no sectional time limits

IBSAT 2018 Syllabus

The candidates need to be aware of the syllabus of the examination to ensure a good amount of preparation.

The syllabus for IBSAT remains the same across the following portions:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative, Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation

The Verbal Ability Syllabus has about 50 questions that test a topic relating to basic usage of the language having questions from the following topics:

  1. Vocabulary (Synonyms/Antonyms, Analogies, Fill in the Blanks)
  2. General English Usage
  3. English Grammar application
  4. Jumbled Sentence

IBSAT 2018 Result

The IBSAT Result will be announced by IBS Hyderabad. The examinees who attempt IBSAT 2018 would be shortlisted on the basis of scores achieved by them. The IBSAT Examinees will also be shortlisted on the basis of their scores in NMAT, GMAT and CAT

The IBSAT Examination is held annually held to offer admissions to aspirants belonging to MBA and PGDM Courses

IBSAT Result can be checked by giving details such as application number and password.

IBSAT 2018 Selection Procedure

IBSAT Selection Procedure 2018 is mentioned below

  • Once the written exam is conducted, candidates who clear usually go through the selection briefing procedure. For final selection or admission to be determined for admission into IBS School, candidates have to clear the Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The selection process for IBSAT exam would be done in Hyderabad.
  • The IBSAT Selection Procedure, in brief, is conducted at 48 locations. The purpose of conducting the same is to keep all the shortlisted candidates informed about the various programs offered at IBS Business School. Selected candidates would be invited for the GD round in the Hyderabad Campus. Group Discussion Round entitles a discussion about a specific topic for a time of about 15-20 minutes among about 8-10 participants. Candidates should read a lot of topics on general awareness in magazines and periodicals to gain knowledge on the same. 
  • Candidates who crack Group Discussion would be called for a Personal Interview. The communication skills, confidence, and aptitude of a candidate are tested.
  • Personal Interview Round: Candidates who have cracked the Group Discussion Round are called for a Personal Interview Round. A candidate's communication skills, confidence, attitude, and aptitude is tested to help the candidate clear the round.

Documents to be Carried

Candidate needs to carry the following items along with to the test center:

Admit card – The mandatory document that needs to be carried to the test center, in absence of which the candidate will not be allowed for the test.

  • Photo Identification proof – Acceptable Identification documents are Driving license, passport, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID (Supported with a valid ATM / Debit / Credit Card with candidate's name), Employee Identification Card, or a notarized Affidavit with photo, signature, date of birth and residential address.
  • Photo identification proof should be original and valid i.e. should not be expired. The name and details in the Photo Identification proof should match with the details filled in the IBSAT application form. Photocopies of original documents will not be acceptable.

Test Centres

IBSAT 2018 will be conducted in 95 centers across India. 

Hyderabad Patna Rajkot Kottayam Nagpur
Tirupathi Bilaspur Surat Thiruvanthaputam Nanded
Vijayawada Raipur Vadodara Bhopal Nasik
Visakhapatnam Ahmedabad V V Nagar Gwalior Pune
Guwahati Goa Hissar Indore Bund Garden Road
Panipat Jamshedpur Ganga Nagar Jabalpur Erandawane
Rohtak Ranchi Mangalore Aurangabad Sangli
Jammu Bengaluru Mysore Kolhapur Faridabad
Dhanbad Malleswaram Kochi Mumbai Ghaziabad
Gurgaon Noida Ludhiana Udaipur Agra
Karol Bagh Bhubaneswar Ajmer


Naraina Vihar Rourkela Jaipur Coimbatore Bareilly
Karkardooma Amritsar Jodhpur Madurai Kanpur
Rohini Jalandhar Kota Dehradun Lucknow
Meerut Varanasi Durgapur Kolkata Howrah
Siliguri Chandigarh      

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