IBSAT 2018: Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Admission

Candidates IBSAT 2018 Registration Can be filled till 17th December 2018 (Extended). In India, there are many numbers of applicants who want to make their career in management field by doing several courses. IBSAT exams are count in one of most best-respected management institutes in India. But it is not an easy task to get admission in this university for being a student of the same university applicants needs to qualify its entrance exam.

IBSAT Stands for  Business School Aptitude Test it is a university level management examination organized by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. Candidate wants admission in MBA/ PGPM/ Ph.D. programs, they have to appear for IBSAT exam.

This examination is conducted for selecting appropriate students for admission in MBA and PGPM programs offered by various campuses of ICFAI University. ICFAI University has campuses at Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata which except the score of IBSAT exam.

Candidate appearing IBSAT exams will be given 2 hours to complete paper and it will be the computer-based test. The exam paper will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that test the candidates on their quantitative ability, vocabulary, reading comprehension skills etc.

In this article, detail is provided to candidate IBSAT exams. Detail such as Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Dates, Syllabus Etc Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Dates, Syllabus Etc.

IBSAT Important Dates 20018

The candidates who are planning to appear for IBSAT exam must keep a track of the important dates related to the exam. This will ensure that the candidates don’t miss out on any important deadlines.

The IBSAT 2019 exam dates are given below. The official dates will be updated later on.

Events Dates
Availability of online application form 1st July 2018
Last date to access the application form 17th December 2018 (Extended)
Commencement of slot booking 1st week of July 2018
Downloading of admit card After the slot booking
Exam date 22nd & 23rd December 2018
Declaration of result 1st week of January 2019
Selection Briefings 13th – 20th January 2019
The selection process starts MBA/ PGPM Program: 20 – 26th February 2019 at IBS Hyderabad
Ph.D. Program: 17th – 20th March 2019 at IBS Hyderabad

IBSAT Selection Procedure

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 Candidate must know the selection process for IBSAT exams. The deserving candidate who scores good marks in exams will get admission. Candidate interested can download the letter of counseling from the official website. The ICFAI University offers access to management courses through the scorecard of IBSAT or CAT/NMAT/GMAT. Candidates, those qualified the examination are shortlisted for the selection process. The selection procedure has been started from the 20th February to 26th February 2018.

The candidate has to appear 3 round; selected candidate will be given admission. Candidate appearing counseling process has to bring all required documentation for verification and registration. The candidate has to submit original material if the candidate gives incorrect documents and if it found in scrutiny candidate admission will be canceled.

  • Candidates need to appear for IBSAT
  • Candidates need to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds
  • Past academic records are also considered

The final merit list will be prepared by the exam conducting authority – The ICFAI Foundation by below-mentioned tentative weight. 

IBSAT  Exam Structure

 Below is given exams structure of IBSAT exams:

Features Details
Sections 4 sections:

1.       Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

2.      Quantitative Techniques

3.      Reading Comprehension

4.      Vocabulary

Total Number of Questions 140

·         Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation – 30

·         Quantitative Techniques – 30

·         Reading Comprehension – 30

·         Vocabulary – 50

Time allotted 120 minutes
Question Types Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking Scheme There is no negative marking

Now we bring to you the syllabus or the important topics to be prepared under each section of IBSAT.

Application Form

For the next session, its entrance exam 2018-19 is going to be conducted soon. Application Process Starts from 1st July 2018 and Application Process will be Ends 12th December 2018. Desired applicants can participate in this test after submitting their IBSAT Application Form before the last date.

Before the due date fill the application if any candidate submits their application after the due date application will not be accepted. The application form will be available through the online, official portal. Fill all detail according to the given format. And upload your scanned images of photograph, signature & other required documents other details are given below.

Below is given detail of Application form:

  • Candidates can get the IBS application form through online or offline mode.
  • The online application form will be available from the website.
  • The offline application form will be issued from the marketing offices of the IBS.
  • Candidates can get the application from 1st July to 12th December 2018.
  • Candidates should fill the application form carefully. No correction will be allowed after the form submission.
  • Take a print copy of filled application form future use.

Application Fee: 

The IBSAT Registration fee is Rs. 1800/- which can be paid at the time of purchasing the application form through the IBS centers (offline mode). Candidates can also pay the registration fee at the time of filling the application form through the payment gateway using a Creditcard net banking.

Below is given detail related to application fees:

  • Students can pay the fee through Bank Challan.
  • The application fee is 1800/-.
  • Application fee can be paid through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking.

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria

There are certain eligibility conditions that the candidates must fulfill to appear for IBSAT. The candidates who fail to meet the eligibility criteria will be face difficulty at the time of admission process.

Candidate should know basic detail of IBSAT exams like for submitting TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score candidate should have studied from English medium and candidate should have completed graduation at minimum 50% marks. For more detail check out given below eligibility criteria of IBSAT exam.

  • For MBA and PGPM programmes, the candidates must have completed graduation with minimum 50% marks.
  • The students who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply.
  • The candidates must have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
  • The candidates must have studied in English medium. It is mandatory for the candidates who have not studied in the English medium to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score.

IBSAT Exam Pattern 

Before prepare for exams go through exams patter, dates and syllabus this will help candidate in studies. Below is provided table of exams papern:

S.No. IBSAT Highlights Details
1 Duration of the Test 2 hours
2 Total Number of Sections 4
3 Total Number of Questions 140
5 Negative marking for wrong question No

IBSAT Test Centers

IBSAT is conducted in several cities across the country. The candidates can select the test city as per their convenience. Here is a list of some of the major cities where the exam is conducted –

  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Bhopal
  • Lucknow
  • Patna
  • Kolkata
  • Ahmedabad
  • Pune

IBSAT Admit Card

Hall ticket /Admit card is a mandatory document if candidate fail to bring admit card at the time of exams candidate will not be allowed to write exams. It is candidate responsibility to keep their hall ticket safe till the completion of exams.

Candidate successfully submit their document for registration can only download their admit card from official site. Hall ticket contains candidate related information like candidates roll number, date of birth, name address, centre etc. Candidates are suggested to keep printed copies of hall ticket for further use.

  • Only those candidates will be able to get the admit card who have successfully submitted their online application form.
  • IBSAT Admit Cardwill be provided to students through online mode.
  • Candidates can download the IBSAT hall ticket by entering their User ID and Password.
  • The admit card will contain details like Name of the candidate, Test date, User ID / Registration Number, PWD status, etc.
  • It is mandatory to bring the admit card at the examination centre on the day of the examination.

IBSAT Admit Card can be downloaded by following the given below steps:

  • Log on to the official website of IBSAT
  • Log in using your unique User ID and password, created at the time of filling IBSAT Application Form
  • Download the IBSAT Admit Card
  • Take the printout of the same

IBSAT Result

Candidates can check their result through online, official portal of authority. Candidate can check out their IBSAT Result  from1st or 2nd week of January.T he candidate is suggested to keep printed copies of result for further use and admission process.

The candidate has to enter their application number and date of birth in official portal if candidate type wrong detail in the site the page will show error. For correct page type correct detail in it.

Candidate can save the result in phone/Laptop or can take the screenshot of result for further use. Personally, result will be not sent to any candidate or by via post.                               

  • Candidates can view their score through the login window on the official website.
  • Candidates can check the IBSAT Result in the second week of January 2019.
  • The authority may also intimate about the result to candidates individually.
  • IBSAT scorecard will be made available via online mode through the website.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the result for further use.

Follow the steps provided below to check IBSAT Result:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on “Result link”.
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth.
  • Check your IBSA

IBSAT Answer Key 2018

Through online, the official portal of authority candidate can check the answer. Candidate can estimate marks and roughly check question answer written in examination.

This will help a candidate to roughly check their marks/score of Entrance exams. This will help candidates to prepare for further steps. Answer key will be published after the examination in the official site.

Below is given detail of IBSAT answer key:

  • The answer key will contain the correct answers of the questions asked in the IBSAT
  • IBSAT answer key will be published within a week after the examination.
  • Students can get the answer key via online mode through the website.
  • Through answer key, candidates can have an idea about their performance in the examination.

Weightage for IBSAT

Weightage Weightage (in percentage)

Past academic records of Students

X 12  


XII 12
Graduation 16
Group Discussion 30
Personal Interview 30
Total Score 100

IBSAT Cutoff 2018

Alternatively, GMAT scores are also accepted by IBS. The applicants short-listed on the basis of their performance in the IBSAT Entrance test are called for the interviews.

The IBSAT scores will be made available to the participating institutions namely ICFAI Business School, ICFAI National College, ICFAI School of Financial Studies, ICFAI School of Marketing Studies and ICFAI School of Human Resource Development.

Cut- off marks will help candidate to score above cut- of marks for admission. Different college have different cut off marks. College change cut-off marks according to  candidate appearing UPCPMT marking scheme, the number of seats and difficulty level of the entrance exams. Scoring above cut-off marks is not only important, candidate past academic record, work experience is also matters in providing admission.

Factors determining the IBSAT Cut off

  • Number of candidates’ appearing for IBSAT
  • Number of candidates’ passing the IBSAT exam
  • Difficulty level of the question paper
  • Number of seats available

Below mentioned is the previous year IBSAT cut off as announced by IBS. The candidates may expect the similar cut off for IBSAT.

Tentative IBSAT Cut off 2018

S.No. IBSAT Campus Cut off
1 IBS Gurgaon 62+
2 IBS Hyderabad 68+
3 IBS Mumbai 62+
4 IBS Bangalore 65+


List of colleges that will be announcing IBSAT Cutoff

The below-mentioned participating institutes of IBSAT will declare the cutoff for IBSAT individually. This cutoff will be available on their respective official website of IBSAT participating institutes.


  • IBS Ahmadabad
  • IBS Bangalore
  • IBS Dehradun
  • IBS Gurgaon
  • IBS Hyderabad
  • IBS Jaipur
  • IBS Kolkata
  • IBS Mumbai
  • IBS Pune

How to apply for IBSAT Exam

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  • As per the information, this is a common application form which helps the applicants to get admission in MBA/PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad / IBS Bengaluru / IBS Dehradun / IBS Jaipur and IBS Kolkata campuses. To submit IBSAT 2018 Application Form with gateways will open like as Online as well as Offline.
  • In the case of Online mode applicants can fill up the Online application form from the main web portal of this university. Enter all the details in the online application form and submit it till the last date. Now pay your application fee Rs.1600/- as application fee. Enter your email ID and confirm your email. After the final submission must get its hard copy for future.
  • In the case of Offline mode candidates buy the application form from any of the marketing offices of ICFAI University by paying the application fee in cash. After filling this application form submit it at the official office of this university till the last date of apply.

IBSAT Syllabus 2018

While appearing exams paper write answer of that question which you know very well and after that write confusing question this will help you to complete paper on time.


IBSAT syllabus will contain five areas – Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy, Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

 IBSAT Syllabus is given below:

IBSAT Syllabus for Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation: This section will check the candidates’ ability to deal with complex data. The questions will be based on pie charts, bar graphs, etc. The questions should be answered on the basis of quick calculations. It is expected that the total number of questions in this section will be 30.


Below mentioned are the important topics to cover under this section:

  • Bar graphs & Column graphs
  • Critical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Pie chart
  • Tables
  • Venn – diagram
  • Visual reasoning


IBSAT Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques: This section will measure the numerical ability & problem solving skills of the candidates. It is expected that the total number of questions in this section will be 30.


Below mentioned are the important topics to cover under this section:

  • Algebra & Geometry
  • Arithmetic Progression
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • LCM & HCF
  • Percentage
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Profit & Loss
  • Quadratic and linear equation
  • Time, Speed & Distance

IBSAT Syllabus for Reading Comprehension: Candidates are required to answer the questions based on the comprehension passages in this section. This section includes 3 reading comprehension passages from which the questions are asked. The nature of the questions asked in this section are direct and seek factual answers. It is expected that the total number of questions in this section will be 30.

IBSAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability: This section will test the knowledge of English language. It is expected that the total number of questions in this section will be 50.

  • Vocabulary – 25 Questions
  • English Usage – 10 Questions
  • Cloze Test – 5 Questions
  • Grammar – 10 Questions


Below mentioned are the important topics to cover under this section:

  • Analogies
  • Comprehension of passage
  • Contextual usage & English Usage
  • Incorrect words
  • Para Jumble
  • Punctuation
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Replace the missing words
  • Sentence completion
  • Grammar & Idioms, etc.


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