IBSAT 2017: ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is an online management entrance exam conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. IBSAT 2017 is the entrance exam for nine IBS campuses at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Dehradun. IBSAT 2017 is a computer based exam of two hours duration, carrying multiple choice questions. IBSAT 2017 is scheduled from December 21 to 24, 2017. The application process for IBSAT 2017 began from July 1, 2017, and will end on December 12, 2017. IBS has released the online mock test for IBSAT 2017 where candidates can assess their preparation level and plan exam taking strategy. The result of IBSAT 2017 will be announced on Januray 2, 2018. This article of Careers360 brings to you the detailed information about IBSAT 2017 regarding eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, admit card, etc.
Latest: IBSAT 2017 Application Form is available now.
All about IBSAT
Exam Name: ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
Commonly known: IBSAT
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
The officials have announced the important dates of IBSAT 2017, as mentioned in the table below:
IBSAT 2017 Schedule
IBSAT 2017 Application Submission
July 1, 2017
December 12, 2017
IBSAT 2017 Exam
December 21, 2017
December 24, 2017
IBSAT 2017 Results
January 2, 2018
IBSAT 2017 Selection Briefings
January 13, 2018
January 17, 2018
IBSAT 2017 Selection Process
February 20, 2018
February 26, 2018
IBSAT 2017 Final Result
The candidates must fulfill the below mentioned eligibility criteria for IBSAT 2017:
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) from a recognised institute/ university with at least 50 percent aggregate marks with medium of instruction as English.
Aspirants not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation will have to submit the TOEFL, NELT or IELTS score by May 31, 2018.
Candidates should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
Final year graduation students can get provisional admission, provided they complete their graduation requirements before May 31, 2018. The last date to submit the proof of graduation is November 1, 2018.
The application process of IBSAT 2017 began from July 1, 2017 and will end on December 12, 2017. Aspirants can fill the IBSAT 2017 application form through online or offline mode.
Online application - The candidates will have to pay the application fee of Rs.1800 at IBSAT website through a Debit Card/ Credit Card or Net Banking for the IBSAT application form. Upon successful payment of application fee, the candidates will get an email with the application number and password. Applicants will have to login through their credentials to fill the IBSAT application form 2017.
Offline application - Candidates will have to pay Rs.1800 to buy the IBSAT application form 2017 from any of the IBS Marketing Branches. With the IBSAT 2017 application from, candidates will also get a scratch card containing application number and password.
The exam pattern of IBSAT 2017 will be on the similar lines as that of last year. IBSAT is a computer based test of two hours duration carrying multiple choice questions. As per the last year IBSAT 2017 exam pattern, the test was divided into four sections carrying 140 multiple choice questions (MCQs).
The following table reflects the tentative IBSAT 2017 Exam Pattern, along with total number of questions:
IBSAT 2017 Exam Structure
Name of the Sections
Number of Questions
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
Marking Scheme: Each question carries one mark and there is no negative marking for any wrong attempt.
IBSAT mock test is available now. With the help of IBSAT, candidates can familarize with IBSAT test. It will help candidates to learn how much time to devote on each section. It will also help to reduce exam anxiety because candidates would already have practiced in a time bound manner.
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As per the officials, the IBSAT 2017 syllabus is divided into five sections:
Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy
The detailed IBSAT 2017 syllabus is mentioned below:
Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy
Venn – diagram
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 number of questions asked in this section.
Comprehension of passage
Replace the missing words
Permutation & Combination
Profit & Loss
Quadratic and linear equation
It is expected that IBSAT 2017 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. Candidates can check the below mentioned tentative list of IBSAT 2017 exam centres:
IBSAT 2017 Exam Cities
Mumbai - Dadar
Mumbai - Andheri 1
Mumbai - Andheri 2
Mumbai - Borivali
Mumbai - Thane 1
Mumbai - Thane 2
Delhi – Vivek Vihar
Mumbai - Nashik
Delhi - Pusa Road
Candidates can download the IBSAT 2017 admit card after completing the registration process. Aspirants will have to use their Registered Id along with their Date of Birth in the requisite format to download the IBSAT admit card 2017. The admit card will have the important details such as candidate’s name, venue details, time of exam, etc. The admit card of IBSAT 2017 will be available only in online mode and the hard copy won’t be sent to candidates. They would need to carry the printed copy of the IBSAT 2017 admit card on the exam date at the allotted exam centre.
The result of IBSAT 2017 will be declared on January 2, 2018. Candidates can check their IBSAT 2017 result with their user id and password. The participating institutes of ICFAI Foundation will announce a shortlist of candidates after the declaration of IBSAT 2017 result. IBS is expected to announce the shortlist of the candidates instead of score-cards or percentile score. The selection briefings will be held between January 13 to January 17, 2018. The selected candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview between February 20, 2018 to February 26, 2018.
Once the result of IBSAT 2017 is announced, the nine affiliated institutes of ICFAI Foundation will release their individual IBSAT 2017 cutoff lists for admission to MBA programme. The cut off is the minimum mark or percentile that a candidate requires to get selected for further rounds of admission process. The cut off of IBSAT 2017 will vary from institute to institute. Candidates can check the expected IBSAT 2017 cut off from below mentioned table:
IBSAT Expected Cut off 2017
As per the IBSAT 2017 selection process, the shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. The final merit list will be prepared by The ICFAI Foundation. The participating institutes will announce the shortlisted candidates' list on January 2, 2018. The selected candidates will be called for GD and PI rounds at IBS Hyderabad between February 20 to February 26, 2018. Apart from the GD and PI, other factors such as the candidate’s academic record and work experience are also taken into consideration while preparing the final list. The final merit list of IBSAT 2017 is expected to be announced in the first week of March 2018.
There are nine participating institutes which accept IBSAT 2017 scores. The below mentioned table brings to you the list of participating institutes of IBSAT 2017, which offer MBA programme under ICFAI Foundation:
IBSAT 2017 Participating Institutes
Name of IBSAT 2017 Participating Institutes
Address:IBS Admissions Office
#65 Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,
Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana
Contact Number: 040-23440963
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