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IBSAT 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

IBSAT 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:52 PM IST | #IBSAT

ICFAI Business School will release the IBSAT 2025 notification along with the registration form probably in the first week of July 2025. ICFAI Business School conducts IBS Aptitude Test for admission into the PGDM/ MBA program. IBSAT 2025 will be held in the last week of December 2025. Read this article by Careers360 to know all the details about the IBSAT exam such as exam date, eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, pattern, and preparation tips.

IBSAT 2025 Overview

Exam Name

IBSAT 2025

IBSAT 2025 Full Form

ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test

IBSAT 2025 Conducting Body

ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education

Frequency

Once a year.

IBSAT 2025 Exam Date

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 Exam Mode

Home proctored mode.

IBSAT 2025 Exam Medium

English

IBSAT 2025 Registration Fees

Rs. 1800

IBSAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with the medium of instruction as English.


Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score.


Final-year graduation students are also eligible to apply.

IBSAT 2025 Syllabus

  • Verbal Ability

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

IBSAT 2025 Exam Duration

120 minutes (2 hours)

Total Marks

140

Number of Sections in the IBSAT 2025 Exam

Four


  1. Verbal Ability

  2. Quantitative Aptitude

  3. Reading Comprehension

  4. Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

Total Number of Questions

140

Exam Type

Objective (MCQs)

Marking Scheme

1 mark for every right answer marked

No negative marking

IBSAT 2025 Answer Key Date

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 Objection Window

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 Result Date

To be announced

Colleges Accepting IBSAT 2025 Score

IBS Hyderabad, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Pune, Manav Rachna Faridabad, JKBS Gurgaon, GIBS Bangalore, VYASA Bangalore, and others.

IBSAT 2025 official website

https://admissions.ibsindia.org

IBSAT 2025 Exam Date

IBSAT 2025 Event

Date

IBSAT 2025 Registration

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 National Mock Test

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 Admit Card Release

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 Exam slot booking

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 Exam

To be announced

IBSAT Result Announcement

To be announced

IBSAT 2025 Important Topics, Best Books, and Tips (Video Guide)

IBSAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Check the eligibility criteria for IBSAT 2025 before you decide to begin the registration process. It is important because the IBSAT 2025 Registration fee is nonrefundable in any case. The IBSAT 2025 eligibility criteria are summed up in the bullet points below.

  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with the medium of instruction as English.

  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria for English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score.

  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on a 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis). For eligibility criterion, the aggregate percentage of marks secured in all the subjects of all the years shall be taken into account.

  • Applicants in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations /viva/assignments/backlogs) before the specified date.

For graduate candidates whose degree results have not yet been declared, the admission will remain provisional until they produce mark sheets and degree certificates establishing their eligibility.

IBSAT 2025 Registration

The registration dates for IBSAT 2025 will be announced by the exam officials. Registrations for the IBSAT 2025 exam are expected to commence from the last week of July. Candidates can refer to the steps below to complete the registration process for IBSAT 2025.

How to Register for IBSAT 2025

  1. Visit the official IBSAT 2025 website https://admissions.ibsindia.org.

  2. Locate and click on the tab labeled “Apply Now”.

  3. The IBSAT 2025 registration window will open up.

  4. Enter the required details.

  5. Click on submit to create login credentials.

  6. You will receive login credentials on the email ID entered. If not, check the spam folder.

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IBSAT 2025 Application Form

Candidates on receiving their login credentials can begin to fill out the application form. The application form will require official academic details and scanned documents. Make sure to have all the essential documents nearby before starting the application process.

Steps for filling out the IBSAT 2025 Application Form

  1. Visit the official IBSAT 2025 website.

  2. Enter the login credentials.

  3. Proceed to fill out the IBSAT 2025 application form.

  4. Enter the academic and personal details.

  5. Upload scanned documents. Make sure to upload the documents with the right file format and size.

  6. Review the entire IBSAT 2025 application form.

  7. Once reviewed, proceed toward the IBSAT 2025 application fee payment.

  8. Download the application form and payment invoice for future reference.

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IBSAT 2025 Syllabus

The syllabus for the IBSAT 2025 exam is spread across four sections namely, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation, and Reading Comprehension. Questions for every section are well-curated from a vast array of topics. A detailed syllabus breakup with important topics for each section is given below.

IBSAT 2025 Exam sections

IBSAT 2025 Important Topics

Verbal Ability

  • Comprehension of passage

  • Syllogisms

  • English Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Incorrect Words

  • English Usage

  • Sentence Completion

  • Contextual Usage

  • Analogies

  • Vocabulary

  • Replace the missing words

  • Para Jumble

  • Idioms

  • One-word Substitution

  • Different usage of the same word

  • Fill in the Blanks

Reading Comprehension

This section contains a passage. 30 questions will be asked based on your understanding of the passage.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System

  • Work, Pipes, and Cisterns

  • Discount

  • Average

  • Arithmetic Progression

  • Time and Work

  • Percentage

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Co-ordinate Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Probability

  • Instalment payments

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Quadratic and linear equation

  • Profit & Loss

  • Allegation & mixtures

  • Time-Speed-Distance

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

  • Tables

  • Data Interpretation

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Cause and effects

  • Graphs representing area

  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion

  • Pie-Chart

  • Venn diagram

  • Critical-Reasoning

  • Visual reasoning

  • Bar-Graphs

  • Column graphs

  • Statements and Conclusions

  • Matrix arrangements

  • Linear Arrangements

  • Line Charts

  • Syllogisms

IBSAT 2025 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be familiar with the latest IBSAT 2025 exam pattern. It solidifies their preparation and introduces them to the difficulty level. It is crucial to allocate the necessary time to each section of the exam. Careers360 has provided the candidates with the latest IBSAT 2025 exam pattern. It can be referred to from the table below.

IBSAT 2025 Exam Mode

Home Proctored Test

IBSAT 2025 Exam sections

4

Verbal Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

Reading Comprehension

IBSAT 2025 Exam Type

Objective (MCQs)

IBSAT 2025 Total Questions

140

IBSAT 2025 Total Marks

140

IBSAT 2025 Marking Scheme

1 mark for every right answer.

No negative marking.

IBSAT 2025 Preparation Tips

Preparation for IBSAT 2025 should not be a daunting task for candidates. Considering the IBSAT 2025 exam to be relatively easy and the latest exam pattern, even a three-month preparation window is enough to score well in the IBSAT 2025. Still, if you want to speed up the preparation process, you can follow these quick preparation tips curated by our experts.

Quick IBSAT 2025 exam tips

  • Cover up all the IBSAT 2025 important topics listed above.

  • Prepare every section according to its weightage in the IBSAT 2025 exam.

  • Start practicing IBSAT 2025 Mock tests available online.

  • Prepare the IBSAT PYQs very well.

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IBSAT 2025 Sectional Weightage

All four sections hold different weightages in the IBSAT 2025 exam. Knowing the sectional weightage can help candidates to emphasize the sections accordingly. The marks-wise sectional weightage for each section in the IBSAT 2025 exam is provided in the table below.

IBSAT 2025 exam sections

IBSAT 2025 Sectional weightage (markswise)

Verbal Ability

50

Reading Comprehension

30

Quantitative Aptitude

30

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

30

IBSAT 2025 Books

Right books can be a saviour especially when candidates have to prepare for several competitive MBA exams within a short period. IBSAT though not so hyped exam is easy to deal with. Candidates can use the books for each subject listed below to make their preparation more effective and time-saving.

IBSAT 2025 subjects

IBSAT 2025 Best books

Verbal Ability

  • English Proficiency by IMS India

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

  • Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh

Reading Comprehension

  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback by Wilfred Funck & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster

  • Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT/Bank PO/SSC by Bharat Patodi and Aditya Choudhary

  • CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Gautam Puri

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude by Abhijit Guha

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma/Arihant Publications

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

  • Data Interpretation MBA Entrance by Jaiswal

  • Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency by Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha

IBSAT 2025 Mock Tests

Mock Tests are a great way to keep a check on your preparation level while at the same time improving your time management skills. Various online platforms provide free as well as paid IBSAT 2025 Mock Tests. Apart from these, a nationwide Mock Test will be conducted by the IBSAT 2025 exam conducting authority. The date for the mock test will be announced by the exam officials. Registered candidates can log in to the official website and take the official IBSAT 2025 Mock Test on the date and time specified by the exam officials.

IBSAT 2025 PYQs

Every candidate must go through and solve IBSAT PYQs at least once before the actual examination. Previous year questions are a great way to analyze the difficulty level of each section. If possible, get hands-on a paper-back edition of 5 to 10 years of IBSAT previous year question papers. If not, then download the IBSAT PYQs given below through a direct PDF link.

IBSAT exam year

IBSAT PYQs link to download PDF

2018

IBSAT 2018 PYQs link direct download PDF

2017

IBSAT 2017 PYQs link direct download PDF

IBSAT 2025 Admit Card

The IBSAT 2025 Admit Card is an important document to carry out on the day of the IBSAT 2025 examination. The IBSAT 2025 admit card will be available on the official website as stated in the IBSAT 2025 notification. The candidates will be able to download the IBSAT 2025 admit card by logging into the exam portal using the previously generated login credentials.

How to download the IBSAT 2025 Admit Card

  1. Visit the official IBSAT 2025 website.

  2. Login to the portal by entering login credentials.

  3. A new window will open prompting the candidate to enter the application number and date of birth.

  4. Now, book a slot for the IBSAT 2025 exam by choosing a city, exam centre, date, and time for the IBSAT 2025 test.

  5. Once done, a new page displaying the IBSAT 2025 admit card will appear.

  6. Download the IBSAT 2025 admit card.

NOTE: Candidate will only be allowed to book a slot for the IBSAT 2025 once. Therefore, candidates are advised to choose all the mentioned details carefully.

IBSAT 2025 Score vs Percentile (expected)

The IBSAT 2025 score will be released by the exam officials soon after the IBSAT 2025 is conducted successfully. The IBSAT 2025 score will be available to all the candidates on the official website. The IBSAT score obtained by the candidates will determine if they get shortlisted for further rounds of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). In terms of percentile generally, candidates with 70 or above are called for further rounds.

IBSAT 2025 Result

ICFAI will announce the IBSAT 2025 result a few weeks after the IBSAT 2025 exam. The result will be declared through the official IBSAT 2025 website only. Candidates will be able to view and download the IBSAT 2025 result by logging in to the exam portal with the help of login credentials like application number and password.

How to check and download the IBSAT result 2025

  1. Visit the IBSAT 2025 official website.

  2. Find and click on the tab or notification indicating the IBSAT 2025 result.

  3. The IBSAT 2025 result window will open up. Put in your login credentials (IBSAT 2025 Application Number and Password).

  4. A new page will appear. It will display the IBSAT 2025 result.

  5. Download and take a printout for future use in the selection and admission process.

The IBSAT 2025 result will hold a validity of 1 year only.

IBSAT 2025 Selection Process

The candidates clearing the required cutoff and percentile score will be eligible for the selection process. The cutoff score will vary from college to college. The selection process will include two rounds Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Final shortlisting of candidates will be done based on their performance in all three rounds. All the rounds will have their weightage in the final selection process. The weightage of each round in terms of overall percentage is presented in the table below.

IBSAT 2025 round

Weightage in the IBSAT 2025 selection process

Group Discussion

25%

Personal Interview

25%

Previous academic records

50%

Based on the overall performance the participating colleges will release a final merit list. Candidates securing a spot in this final merit list will be allowed to make further proceedings concerning the IBSAT 2025 admission process.

IBSAT 2025 Cutoff

All the participating colleges will release their respective IBSAT 2025 cutoff lists. Candidates meeting the required cutoff score will be eligible to move one step closer to their desired college. Factors like exam difficulty, number of candidates, and total seats offered by individual colleges will play a crucial role in determining the cutoff for IBSAT 2025.

Following the previous cutoff trends Careers360 has brought to you the expected IBSAT cutoff for the year 2025. Check out the expected IBSAT 2025 cutoff for different colleges below.

IBS Campus Name

IBSAT 2025 cutoff score (expected)

IBS Hyderabad

75-80

IBS Mumbai

72-78

IBS Gurgaon

65-70

IBS Bengaluru

68-75

IBS Dehradun

59-65

IBS Jaipur

55-60

IBS Ahmedabad

62-68

IBS Kolkata

60-68

Colleges accepting IBSAT 2025 score

All the IBS Campuses across India will accept a valid IBSAT 2025 score for admissions to their MBA and PGDM courses offered under various specializations. A few other colleges also accept IBSAT scores. A list of colleges along with the course fees for an MBA is displayed in the table below. Candidates can check this list and decide for themselves which college would be suitable for them.

IBSAT 2025 score accepting colleges

MBA course fee (INR)

IBS Ahmedabad

9.09 Lakhs

IBS Bangalore

12.06 Lakhs

IBS Dehradun

6.03 Lakhs

IBS Gurgaon

9.09 Lakhs

IBS Hyderabad

16.02 Lakhs

IBS Jaipur

6.03 Lakhs

IBS Kolkata

9.09 Lakhs

IBS Mumbai

9.09 Lakhs

IBS Pune

9.09 Lakhs

Saraswat Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

1.2 Lakhs

Anjaneya University, Raipur

1.25 Lakhs

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Can I take IBSAT 2025 from home?

IBSAT 2025 will be conducted in a home-proctored mode. Candidates can take up the IBSAT 2025 remotely also. Candidates are advised to have a strong internet connection and a compatible device fulfilling all the software requirements needed.

2. What is the IBSAT mock test?

The IBSAT mock test is an official mock test conducted nationwide by the official IBSAT exam authorities. Candidates who have successfully registered can take the IBSAT mock test. It will be conducted before the actual IBSAT 2025 exam.

3. How many times IBSAT is conducted in a year?

IBSAT is conducted once every year by ICFAI. It is an entrance test for all the candidates seeking admission to MBA courses offered by IBS campuses under different specializations all over India.

4. Is IBSAT easy to crack?

The difficulty level of IBSAT is considered quite moderate. Compared with other national MBA entrance exams like CAT/XAT/NMAT, it is much easier. With decent preparation and the right approach, IBSAT can be cracked easily.

5. What is a good score in IBSAT?

Considering the previous IBSAT cutoff trends of different colleges, a score anywhere between 75-85 can be considered to be a good score. With this score, candidates can expect a callback from top IBS campuses for Group Discussions and Personal Interviews.

6. Does IBSAT have a sectional cutoff?

It is something that does not apply to all colleges and is not a centralized norm. However, few colleges do give a preference to sectional cutoffs. Also considering the difficulty level, scoring par the sectional cutoff will be easy. There has been no official release in terms of sectional cutoff.

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IBSAT 2021 is scheduled on December 25, 2021 and December 26, 2021. The examination will be conducted in online mode. You do not have to book the slot to attend IBSAT 2021 examination. The examination center, date and time will be allotted to you and it will be given on the admit card. You need to attend the examination as per the details given on the admit card. The admit card will be soon released on the official website. You can download the admit card on the official website: ibsindia.org (https://general.ibsindia.org/mba-pgpm/index.asp?utm_source=google&utm_medium=IBSAT-Sitelink&utm_campaign=IBSAT2021Search&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&gclid=CjwKCAiAh_GNBhAHEiwAjOh3ZLO-1PvdD8J0Niclcqx4SSJRs4WvB-cB6seYvqriDJT6YlI8ntRIwxoCWQEQAvD_BwE#about)

IBSAT is a home proctored exam and it will held in the last week of December. You should check your admit card and email that whether you have received login credentials or not. In order to give this exam you must have username and password. At the test day they will be sending you the test link and you will have to login with your username and password. If you do not have login credentials then contact their team as soon as possible but only after checking your mail and admit card properly. They will thoroughly guide you everything.

Hello  Aspirant.

Hope you are doing well.

NMAT = The National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) in Philippines is a national level examination pre-requisite by the applicant for entry to any medical school in the Philippines.

MAT = Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as MAT exam is conducted by the All India Management Association. Through this test, thousands of applicants bag admission to the top-tier B-schools of the country. It takes place 4 times a year.

IIFT = IIFT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted annually by National Testing Agency (NTA), for admission to its MBA (https://www.bing.com/search?q=MBA&filters=sid%3a75c75897-cd4a-8192-85b0-c7f302150a81&form=ENTLNK) (IB) program.

SNAP = SNAP entrance exam, commonly known as Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is an MBA level entrance exam that is attempted by almost 2 lakh students all over India to secure admission in the Symbiosis Business Schools. SNAP Test is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU). There are a total of 16 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated with SIU.

CMAT = The CMAT exam is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Till 2018, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

IBSAT = The full form for IBSAT is ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT). It is one of the most popular and prominent university level entrance examinations for pursuing MBA, PGPM & PhD (part-time/full-time) programs in India. IBSAT 2021 is an entrance test which is conducted by ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education.

XAT = Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level MBA entrance test conducted by Xavier Labor Relation Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur on the behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI).

GOOD LUCK, STAY MOTIVATED AND HOPE THIS HELPS.

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hello krantiswaroop1435

I hope you are doing good .As per your query, I am sorry to tell you that once you are shortlisted , it would be very difficult to change of campus. Shortlisting of all campuses is done almost at same time . So if they changed your seats to other campus, then vacant seat will be wasted and that will be their loss of fees.However, you can give a try with a geniune reason and may be change your seats if someone else(very rare chane but you can try)



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