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HBSAT 2020- Dates, Registrations, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

HBSAT 2020- Dates, Registrations, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Edited By Prerna Goel | Updated on Jul 17, 2020 06:44 PM IST | #HBSAT

HBSAT 2020 - Hyderabad Business School Aptitude Test i.e. HBSAT 2020 is conducted by GITAM University in online mode in various slots starting from April for admissions into Hyderabad campus into different MBA programmes. HBSAT is compulsory for admission to the institute for all those candidates who do not appear for any national level MBA entrance test such as CAT, MAT, XAT etc. Admission to MBA programme is now conducted through Gitam University online test (GOT). Candidates who wish to seek admission in the institute through HBSAT can submit their application form via online or offline mode. HBSAT 2020 is a gateway for admission into two-year full-time MBA programmes approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), UGC, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

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HBSAT 2020- Dates, Registrations, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation
HBSAT 2020- Dates, Registrations, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

HBSAT 2020 - Exam Overview

Exam name

Hyderabad Business School Admission Test 2020

Commonly Known as

HBSAT 2020

Level of Exam

University Level

Mode of Application


Programme Offered

MBA Dual Specialization, MBA Fintech

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

1 hour

Official Website

Exam Dates - HBSAT 2020

It must be noted that admission to Hyderabad Business School, Gitam University is conducted through GIM Online Test(GOT) 2020. So candidates can check the important dates of GOT below:

HBSAT 2020 - Exam Dates



Date(Phase II)
Slot I

Date(Phase II)
Slot 2

Date(Phase III)
Slot 3

Last date to submit Applications

April 18,2020

May 23,2020

June 06,2020

Release of Admit Card

To be Notified

Date of Exam

April 25,2020

May 30,2020

June 13,2020

Announcement of Results

To be Notified

Start of Counselling

To be Notified

HBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

It is necessary for students who seek admission in Hyderabad Business School to check the eligibility criteria of HBSAT 2020 set up by GITAM University as it is the conducting body. The eligibility criteria consists of the educational requirements, minimum aggregate percentage for admission and the other national level entrance tests accepted by the University for admission.

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any stream or equivalent from a recognized board, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline.

  • The graduation degree held by an applicant must be for a minimum of 3 years of education after higher senior secondary level according to the 10+2 system. Students who are currently appearing for the final year of their graduation can also apply for the entrance test given that they submit their proof of graduation before August 2020.

  • Also, candidates applying for MBA (Fintech) must have compulsorily studied Mathematics or Statistics at undergraduate level. Candidates who have already appeared for CAT/MAT/GMAT/XAT/NMAT/ATMA are exempted for appearing in HBSAT 2020. However, such candidates have the option to appear for HBSAT 2020 as well.

HBSAT 2020 Application Form

HBSAT 2020 will be conducted through Gitam Online Test(GOT). The application form of HBSAT 2020 can be filled via offline as well as online mode. Candidates are required to fill in all the details along with an application fee of Rs. 700 for successful registration for HBSAT 2020. The online application form will be available on the official website of the institution.

What To Keep Ready before filling the form of HBSAT 2020

The following details and documents have to be kept ready by the candidates before filling the application form of HBSAT 2020. This will ensure that the candidates experience no hitches while filling out the application form of HBSAT.

  • Net banking/credit card/debit card details.

  • Scanned photograph as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities.

  • Scanned signature of the candidates as per the specifications mentioned.

  • Educational certificates of class 10th, 12th and graduation

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Web Browser required to fill HBSAT

Candidates must use the following web browser to fill HBSAT 2020 application form to avoid any technical glitch:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above

  • Google chrome 3.0

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Steps to fill HBSAT Application Form 2020 Online

  • In the first section of the application form, candidates are required to fill in the details regarding their national level tests (if any).

  • Applicants are then required to enter their personal details such as name, father’s name, date of birth etc.

  • Students applying for HBSAT 2020 are also required to upload a scanned image in the prescribed format.

  • After entering in all the personal details, candidates are required to fill their educational details from SSC level to graduation.

  • Once done with these details, applicants will have to fill in 3 exam centres in order of their preference.

  • After a candidate has filled in all the required details, they can move to the payment page. Candidates will have to pay online using their credit card/debit card/net banking for successful submission of the HBSAT application form 2020.

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Steps to Fill HBSAT 2020 Application Form Offline

  • Students who want to submit the HBSAT application form 2020 offline will have to download the application form from the official website.

  • After downloading the application form applicants are required to fill in all the details in the given boxes given in the form.

  • Students then need to make the application fee payment either through cash/dd in favor of “GITAM Hyderabad Business School Receipts”.

  • Candidates are also required to attach the receipt of payment along with the application form.

  • Along with the payment receipt, candidates are also required to enclose photocopies of their X class, intermediate, graduation and national level entrance test scorecard.

  • After filling in all the details and enclosing the payment receipts and other required documents, candidates are required to send the application form through Post at

  • Coordinator - Admissions, GITAM Hyderabad Business School,

  • GITAM (Deemed to be University), Rudraram,

  • Patancheru Mandal, Sangareddy Dist. - 502329, Telangana India.

HBSAT Exam Centres 2020

The exam centres are the test cities where the candidates will have to appear for HBSAT 2020. Hyderabad Business School Entrance Test 2020 will be conducted in 6 different cities in the country which are part of HBSAT 2020 exam centres. Candidates have to fill in 3 exam centres as per their preferences from the options available at the time of filling the application form. Given below are the six exam centres where HBSAT 2020 will be conducted:

Exam Centres of HBSAT 2020







HBSAT Admit Card 2020

The admit card for Hyderabad Business School Admission Test 2020 will be available online on the official website a week before the commencement of the exam for the various slots. Students must note that admit cards will be issued to only those students who have successfully registered and paid the application fee before the last date. Admit card is a mandatory document for entry in the examination hall. HSBAT 2020 admit card will contain all the important details regarding the entrance exam such as

  • Date and time of exam,

  • Name of the exam centre,

  • Candidate’s personal and contact details etc.

In any case, if students find any discrepancy in the admit card they are required to immediately report the same to the conducting authority.

HBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

According to the exam pattern of HBSAT 2020, the exam will consist of four sections and the duration of the exam is 90 minutes. There will be overall 100 questions In HBSAT 2020. Check here the sectional distribution of each section.

Exam Pattern of HBSAT 2020


No. of questions

English language


Quantitative Aptitude


Reasoning and Intelligence


Data Interpretation




HBSAT Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of HBSAT 2020 consists of the various sections from which the questions will appear in the exam. These different sections consist of subtopics from which the candidates must study as these topics carry the maximum weightage in the exam based on the previous year’s exam papers.


Verbal Reasoning


Jumbled paragraphs

Sentence completion

Sentence correction

Foreign language words used in English

Fill in the Blanks

Idioms and Analogies

Same word, different usage

One word substitution

Antonyms and Synonyms

Contextual usage

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation


Number System



Ratios and Proportion

Work and Time

Percentages & Averages

Profit & Loss

In-equations, Quadratic and Linear equations

Geometric Progression

Partnership (Accounts)


Line Graphs

Bar graphs

Pie charts/ Tabular data

Reasoning and Intelligence

Coding & Decoding

Multi-dimensional arrangements

Blood Relations

Visual Reasoning

Course of Action

Critical Reasoning

Pie Chart

Graphs representing Area






Family tree

Statement Conclusions

Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments

Numeric grid

Column graphs

HBSAT Result 2020

The result for Hyderabad Business School Admission Test 2020 will be announced via online mode soon after the commencement of the exam for various slots. Candidates are required to check and download the HBSAT 2020 scorecard through the official website of the institution. Admissions will be conducted on the basis of HBSAT 2020 and other national level MBA entrance tests such as MAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/NMAT. For admissions in MBA courses, HBSAT 2020 is compulsory for candidates who have not appeared for any national level entrance examinations. Once the results for the entrance test are out, the admission conducting body will shortlist the candidates on the basis of information provided by candidates in their HBSAT 2020 application form.

HBSAT 2020 Selection Process

  • Candidates who have been shortlisted will then be called for the final stage of the selection process.

  • Shortlisted applicants will then have to go through group discussion and personal interview rounds beside other qualitative assessment parameters.

  • The institution will then publish a list of all the successful candidates on their official website and offer letters will be sent to the selected applicants.

  • Students who have been selected for admissions will have to pay the first installment of their tuition fee within 2 weeks to secure their seat in Hyderabad Business School.

  • The tuition fee can be paid either through RTGS or demand draft payable in favor of “GITAM Hyderabad Business School Receipts”.

HBSAT Fee Structure 2020

The fee structure of Hyderabad Business School includes the admission fee for two years, the first installment of tuition fees, journal fees, tuition fee for second semester and so on. Candidates can check the detailed description below:

Fee structure

First year (in Rs)

Second year (in Rs)

Total (in Rs)

Admission Fee




First Installment of Tuition Fee (June/July 2020)




June / July / 2020 – Journal Fee




Tuition Fee for Second Semester (October 2020)




July 2020




July 2020 Journal Fee




October 2020







7,20,600 (May vary)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. In how many phases will HBSAT 2020 be conducted?

HBSAT 2020 will be conducted in three phases.

2. What is the duration of the entrance exam?

The duration of the exam is 1 hour.

3. How will the admission be conducted?

The admission will be conducted through Gitam Online Test ( GOT) 2020 while candidates who have appeared for any other national level entrance MBA exam will be exempted from appearing in GOT 2020.

4. How can one fill the application form of GOT 2020?

The application form can be filled via both online and offline mode.

5. What is the application fee for HBSAT 2020 application form?

The application fee is Rs. 700 for filling the application form.

6. How many sections will be there in the GOT 2020 exam?

There will be overall four sections namely English language, numerical aptitude, reasoning and intelligence and data interpretation.

7. What are the total number of questions in the entrance exam?

There will be overall 100 questions in the exam.

8. When will the admit card for various slots be released?

Though the dates are not released yet but mostly the admit card is available a week before the commencement of the exam.

9. How many exam centres are in which the test will be conducted?

There are overall six centres which can be checked above. However there can be a change in the number of exam centres depending on the authorities.

10. What are the details that will be mentioned in the admit card?

The admit card will contain the name of the candidate, roll number, date and time of the exam and the exam centre details.

11. What after the declaration of the result?

After the declaration of result, the shortlisted candidates will have to go through the GD/PI process for the final selection.


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