IBSAT 2018
Vikas Gaur, 28 Dec 2018, #IBSAT
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IBSAT 2018 - ICFAI Foundation has released the IBSAT 2018 result on December 27, 2018. The exam was held on December 22 and 23, 2018. ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education conducts its annual management entrance test ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) in online mode for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. The last date of submission of registration was December 17. Earlier, it was December 12, 2018. IBSAT 2018 will be conducted on December 22 and 23, 2018, for admission to nine IBS campuses at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Dehradun. IBSAT 2018 will be a computer-based exam (online) of two-hour duration, carrying multiple choice questions. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in IBSAT 2018 and will be called for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). In this article of Careers360, candidates who wish to appear for the exam can get all the detailed information about IBSAT 2018 such as eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, admit card, result, selection process, etc.

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IBSAT 2018 – Fast Facts

Exam Name

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test

Commonly known As


Exam Category

Post Graduate

Conducting Body

IBS Hyderabad / ICFAI Business School Hyderabad

MBA Programmes Offered by

IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses

PGDM Programmes Offered by

IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses

Exam Mode


Type of Questions

Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)

Total No. of Questions


Total No. of Sections

4 (Verbal Ability, Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques)

Negative Marking


IBSAT 2018 Important Dates

Before moving ahead, let’s have a look at the important dates of the exam. The official dates for IBSAT 2018 have been released. The table below explains all the important dates for the exam this year.

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IBSAT 2018 Schedule


Start Date

End Date

IBSAT 2018 Application Submission (closed)

July 1, 2018

December 17, 2018

IBSAT 2018 Admit Card (tentative)

Third week of December 2018

IBSAT 2018 Exam

December 22, 2018

December 23, 2018

IBSAT 2018 Results

First week of January 2019

IBSAT 2018 Selection Briefings

January 13, 2019

January 20, 2019

IBSAT 2018 Selection Process (For MBA/PGPM at IBS Hyderabad)

February 20, 2019

February 26, 2019

IBSAT 2018 Selection Process (For PhD at IBS Hyderabad)

March 17, 2019

March 20, 2019

IBSAT 2018 Final Result

March 2019

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2018

 The exam pattern of IBSAT 2018 is expected to be the same as last year. IBSAT is a computer-based test of two hours duration carrying multiple choice questions. As per the last year, IBSAT 2018 exam pattern, the test will be divided into four sections carrying 140 multiple choice questions (MCQs).

The following table shows the tentative IBSAT 2018 exam pattern, along with the total number of questions in each section.

IBSAT 2018 Exam Structure

Name of the Sections

Number of Questions

Verbal Ability


Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation


Reading Comprehension


Quantitative Techniques


Marking Scheme: Each question carries one mark and there is no negative marking for any incorrect response.

IBSAT mock tests will also be available. The IBSAT mock tests will help the candidates understand the exam. It will help candidates to learn how much time to devote to each section. 

Click here to take IBSAT 2018 Mock Test 

IBSAT Syllabus 2018

As per the officials, the IBSAT 2018 syllabus is divided into five sections. The detailed syllabus of IBSAT 2018 is mentioned below:

IBSAT Syllabus



Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy

Bar graphs, Column graphs, Critical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, etc.

Reading Comprehension

The section covers three reading comprehension passages from which the questions are asked. The questions asked in this section are direct in nature and seek factual answers. There are 25 questions asked in this section.

Analytical Reasoning

Reasoning questions

Quantitative Techniques

Algebra, Arithmetic Progression, Co-ordinate Geometry, Geometry, Percentage, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Profit & Loss, etc.


Vocabulary, Analogies, Comprehension of passage, Contextual usage, English Usage, Incorrect words, Para Jumble, Punctuation, etc.

IBSAT Admit Card 2018

Candidates would be able to download the IBSAT 2018 admit card after completing the registration process i.e. tentatively from the third week of December 2018. Aspirants will have to use their Registered Id along with their Date of Birth in the requisite format to download the IBSAT admit card 2018. The admit card carries the important details such as candidate’s name, venue details, time of the exam, etc. The admit card of IBSAT 2018 will be available only in online mode. Candidates are required to carry the printed copy of the IBSAT 2018 admit card on the exam date at the allotted exam centre. Without admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall.

IBSAT Exam Centres 2018 

IBSAT 2018 will be conducted in around 94 cities all over India. The name of the test centre, address and other information will be mentioned on the admit card. Here is the tentative list of exam centres for IBSAT 2018.

IBSAT 2018 Exam Cities

North Region

South Region

Central Region

East Region

West Region

Chandigarh 34



Patna 1





Patna 2













Bangalore 1



Mumbai - Dadar


Bangalore 2



Mumbai - Andheri 1





Mumbai - Andheri 2




Mumbai - Borivali

Delhi-Paschim Vihar



Mumbai - Thane 1

Delhi-South extension



Mumbai - Thane 2

Delhi – Vivek Vihar



Mumbai - Nashik





Delhi - Pusa Road


Kolkata 1




Kolkata 2








Greater Noida

Hyderabad 1



Hyderabad 2

























IBSAT Result 2018

The result of IBSAT 2018 has been declared on December 28, 2018, in online mode. Candidates can check the IBSAT 2018 result online with their user id and password. The participating institutes of ICFAI Foundation will announce a shortlist of candidates after the declaration of IBSAT result 2018. The selection briefings will be held from January 13-20, 2019. The selection process will be held from February 20-26, 2019 for MBA/PGPM program and March 17-20, 2019 for PhD program at IBS Hyderabad campus. 

IBSAT Cutoff 2018 

The nine affiliated institutes of ICFAI Foundation will release their individual IBSAT 2018 cutoff lists for admission to MBA programme once the result of IBSAT 2018 is announced. The minimum marks or percentile required to get shortlisted for the admission process are known as cutoff marks. The cutoff of IBSAT 2018 will vary from institute to institute. Candidates can check last year's expected IBSAT cutoff from the below-mentioned table:

IBSAT Expected Cutoff

IBSAT Campus

Cut off

IBS Gurgaon


IBS Mumbai


IBS Bangalore


IBS Hyderabad


IBSAT Selection Procedure 2018

As per the IBSAT 2018 selection process, the shortlisted candidates will have to appear for GD and PI rounds. The final merit list will be prepared by the ICFAI Foundation. The participating institutes will announce the shortlisted candidates' list in the second week of January 2019. Apart from the GD and PI, other factors such as candidates’ academic performance and work experience will also be taken into consideration while preparing the final merit list. The final merit list of IBSAT 2018 is expected to be announced in the last week of March 2019.

IBSAT Participating Institutes 2018

There are nine participating institutes which will accept IBSAT 2018 scores. The below-mentioned table brings to you the list of participating institutes of IBSAT 2018: 

IBSAT 2018 Participating Institutes

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

The candidates must fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for IBSAT 2018:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised institute/university with at least 50 percent aggregate marks (mode of education must be English).

  • Aspirants with a non-English medium in graduation will have to submit the TOEFL, NELT or IELTS score by May 31, 2019.

  • Candidates who are applying must have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).

  • Final year graduation students can also apply. They can get provisional admission, provided they complete their graduation before May 31, 2019. The last date to submit the proof of graduation would be November 1, 2019.

IBSAT Application Form 2018 

The application form of IBSAT 2018 was made available from July 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018. The IBSAT 2018 application form was available in both online and offline mode.

Online application – Candidates could fill the application form of IBSAT 2018 online. The application fee is Rs.1800. Candidates can pay the fee through a Debit Card/ Credit Card or Net Banking. Upon successful payment of application fee, the candidates will get an email with the application number and password. Applicants will be able to login through their credentials to fill the application form of IBSAT 2018. 

Offline application - Candidates can purchase the IBSAT application form 2018 by paying the application fee of Rs. 1800 from any of the IBS Marketing Branches. With the IBSAT 2018 application form, candidates also receive a scratch card containing application number and password.

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