IBSAT 2017

IBSAT IBSAT 2017 - The result of IBSAT 2017 has been declared on December 28, 2017. Earlier, the result was scheduled to be released on January 2, 2018. However, ICFAI has declared the result in advance. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check their result online using their login id and password. ICFAI conducted the IBSAT 2017 exam from December 21 to 24, 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 admissions to nine IBS campuses at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Dehradun. IBSAT 2017 was a computer-based exam of two hours duration, carrying multiple choice questions. Shortlisted candidates will be selected for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The application process for the exam had started on July 1, 2017, and ended on December 18, 2017. 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 Result Announced


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


IBSAT Important Dates 2017


The officials have announced the important dates of IBSAT 2017, as mentioned in the table below:


IBSAT 2017 Schedule


Start Date

End Date

IBSAT 2017 Application Submission

July 1, 2017

December 18, 2017

IBSAT 2017 Exam

December 21, 2017

December 24, 2017

IBSAT 2017 Results

December 28, 2017

IBSAT 2017 Selection Briefings

January 13, 2018

January 17, 2018

IBSAT 2017 Selection Process

February 20, 2018

February 26, 2018

IBSAT 2017 Final Result

March 2018

IBSAT Result 2017


The result of IBSAT 2017 has been declared on December 28, 2017 instead of 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.


IBSAT Cutoff 2017 


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 getting selected for further rounds of the 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

IBSAT Campus

Cut off

IBS Gurgaon


IBS Mumbai


IBS Bangalore


IBS Hyderabad


IBSAT Selection Procedure 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.


IBSAT Participating Institutes 2017


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

IBSAT Admit Card 2017


Candidates could download the IBSAT 2017 admit card after completing the registration process. Aspirants had 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 carries the important details such as candidate’s name, venue details, time of the exam, etc. The admit card of IBSAT 2017 was available only in online mode. Candidates needed to carry the printed copy of the IBSAT 2017 admit card on the exam date at the allotted exam centre.


IBSAT Exam Pattern 2017


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 the total number of questions:


IBSAT 2017 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 wrong attempt.


IBSAT mock test is available now. With the help of IBSAT, candidates can familiarise with IBSAT test. It will help candidates to learn how much time to devote to each section. It will also help to reduce exam anxiety because candidates would already have practised in a time-bound manner.


Click here to take IBSAT 2017 Mock Test


IBSAT Syllabus 2017


As per the officials, the IBSAT 2017 syllabus is divided into five sections:

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Vocabulary

  • Quantitative Techniques

The detailed IBSAT syllabus is mentioned below:


Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy

  • Bar graphs

  • Column graphs

  • Critical reasoning

  • Data Interpretation

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Pie chart

  • Tables

  • Venn – diagram

  • Visual reasoning

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.



  • Analogies

  • Comprehension of passage

  • Contextual usage

  • English Usage

  • Incorrect words

  • Para Jumble

  • Punctuation

  • Replace the missing words

  • Sentence completion

  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Techniques

  • Algebra

  • Arithmetic Progression

  • Co-ordinate Geometry

  • Geometry

  • Percentage

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Probability

  • Profit & Loss

  • Quadratic and linear equation

  • Time-Speed-Distance 

IBSAT Exam Centres 2017


IBSAT 2017 was conducted in around 94 cities all over India. The name of the test centre, address and other information was mentioned on the admit card. Candidates can check the below mentioned tentative list of IBSAT 2017 exam centres:


IBSAT 2017 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




Mumbai - Thane 2

Delhi – Vivek Vihar



Mumbai - Nashik





Delhi - Pusa Road


Kolkata 1




Kolkata 2








Greater Noida

Hyderabad 1



Hyderabad 2


























IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2017


The candidates must fulfil 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.

IBSAT Application Form 2017


The application process of IBSAT 2017 started from July 1, 2017, and ended on December 18, 2017. Aspirants could fill the IBSAT 2017 application form through online or offline mode.


Online application The application fee for the exam is Rs.1800. Candidates could pay the fee 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 get an email with the application number and password. Applicants could login through their credentials to fill the IBSAT application form 2017.


Offline application - Candidates had to pay Rs.1800 to buy the IBSAT application form 2017 from any of the IBS Marketing Branches. With the IBSAT 2017 application form, candidates also received a scratch card containing application number and password.


Address: IBS Admissions Office

#65 Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,

Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana


Contact Number: 040-23440963



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Is admission closed ? i have 87 %81% 75% in 10th 12th and UG. i have 72 percentile in mat also.

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As seen in the QnA section I saw answer that the cuttoff for Ibs hyderbad is 68%+ how they will calculate the percentage?

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Is ibsat itself is enough for ibs??

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Shivani sharma 17 days ago

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Yes it is enough to take admission in IBS after clear the exam you have to clear further process like GD& PI
And then they will alot you a college According to your performance.
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My CAT 27% MAT 71% NMAT 169 MARKS IBSAT QUALIFIED can i know best 5,6 colleges from which i can get a call

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Neha 2 months ago

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