About IBSAT 2021
ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad will conduct IBSAT 2021 exam in CBT mode tentatively in the last week of December for admission into MBA/ PGDM courses in their 9 campuses. IBSAT 2021 registration will start from the first week of July and will continue till the third week of December 2021. As per eligibility criteria of IBSAT, candidates must have completed their graduation in any discipline from a recognised institute/university with at least 50 percent aggregate marks. However, candidates who wish to apply to admission in ICFAI affiliated colleges on the basis of CAT/NMAT by GMAC/GMAT can fill the IBSAT application form till January 31, 2021. After closing of IBSAT 2021 registration window, authorities will release IBSAT admit card in online mode. Candidates can also appear for the national mock test of IBSAT 2021 till the third week of November. The computer-based test of two hours duration had objective-type questions from areas like Verbal Ability, Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency and Reasoning Ability. After the declaration of IBSAT 2021 results, selected candidates will have to appear for the IBSAT selection procedure, followed by the release of a list of students qualifying for admission in the nine IBS campuses across India. After the declaration of IBSAT 2021 results, selected candidates will have to appear for the IBSAT selection procedure, followed by the release of a list of students qualifying for admission in the nine IBS campuses across India.
What is IBSAT exam?
IBSAT is one of the popular examinations for post-graduate management entrance. IBSAT is conducted for admission to various campuses of IBS. IBSAT is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education every year. The exam assess various skills of the candidates.
Official IBSAT contact details:
IBSAT 2021 official website- ibsindia.org
Helpline number- 040 – 23440963
Address: IBS Admissions Office
65, Nagarjuna Hills
Hyderabad – 500082
IBSAT 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||IBS Aptitude Test|
|Short Exam Name||IBSAT|
|Conducting Body||ICFAI Business School|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Offline / Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1800 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education specifies the IBSAT eligibility criteria for aspirants who wish to appear for IBS Aptitude Test 2021. Before filling the application form, it is crucial that applicants check the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2021.
Highlights of IBSAT 2021 eligibility criteria
- Applicants must have completed their graduation in any discipline from a recognised institute/university, where the medium of instruction is English.
- They must have secured at least 50 per cent aggregate marks at their Bachelor’s level.
- It is compulsory to have a minimum of 15 years of overall education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis) to appear for IBSAT 2021.
- If the medium of instruction is any other language than English, then candidates can submit TOEFL, NELT or IELTS score by May 31, 2022.
- Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IBSAT 2021, all they need to complete their graduation on or before May 31, 2021 and submit the documents related to graduation by November 1, 2021.
- Age limit – No age bar to apply for IBSAT 2021 as per the eligibility criteria.
Mode of Application : Offline and Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Other
The IBSAT 2021 registration form will be available tentatively from the first week of July. The deadline to fill the IBSAT 2021 application form will be third week of December. Candidates can register themselves on the official website of IBS and complete the application in online mode. An application fee of Rs. 1800 had to be paid using any of the various payment modes available at the time of filling the form. Additionally, the IBSAT application form 2021 can also be completed in offline mode by purchasing it from IBS centres.
Guidelines to fill IBSAT 2021 Application Form
- Candidates have to enter their personal details (like name, DOB, contact information like mobile number, email address, residential address, etc.) and academic details like educational qualifications while filling the IBSAT application form.
- Recent passport size coloured photograph in the prescribed format must be uploaded.
- Specify the exam whose score will be used to apply for the programme (either through IBSAT or GMAT, CAT or NMAT by GMAC).
- Check if all the information entered is accurate and click on ‘I Agree.’
- View all the information entered and schedule the IBSAT 2021 exam.
|OBC, General, SC, ST||Offline, Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1800|
IBSAT 2021 Syllabus
IBSAT 2021 exam pattern states that it is a computer-based test of two hours. As per the exam pattern prescribed by ICFAI Foundation, the management aptitude test will carry 140 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) divided into four sections.
IBSAT Exam Pattern 2021
Name of the Sections
Number of Questions
Data adequacy & data interpretation
Marking scheme: Each correct answer will be awarded one mark. There is no negative marking for an incorrect response. Thus, the IBSAT 2021 exam will be marked out of a total of 140 marks.
ICFAI does not release an official syllabus for IBSAT 2021. However, based on previous years’ question papers, here are the most common topics from which questions will be raised in the exam:
Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy
Bar graphs, Column graphs, Data Interpretation, Critical Reasoning, Logical reasoning, Data sufficiency etc.
Three reading comprehension passages with 25 direct questions seeking factual answers.
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.
ICFAI will also offer a mock test for candidates appearing in the exam to help them get accustomed to the exam pattern of IBSAT 2021.
IBSAT 2021 Mock Test
ICFAI Business School has released IBSAT 2021 national mock tests for candidates appearing in the test to help them get accustomed to each section of the online exam. The IBSAT national mock test will be available from the second week of October to third week of November. The IBSAT mock tests will be available for free on the official website of IBS. Taking the mock tests proved to be highly helpful for aspirants as they can familiarise themselves with the actual exam pattern of IBSAT.
Eligibility Criteria of IBSAT Mock Test 2021-
Candidate must be a legal resident of India.
Candidate must be a major according to the age limit.
Candidate must have a valid email address and internet access.
Candidate must have passed graduation from 2018-2021 or should be appearing in 2021.
Aadhar card is necessary for NE states Government photo ID card.
The admit card of IBSAT 2021 will be available in online mode tentatively in the third week of December 2021. Only registered candidates will be able to download the IBSAT 2021 admit card or hall ticket from the official website of IBS. To download the admit card of IBSAT 2021, candidates will have to enter the login ID and Date of Birth sent to the registered email address. It will be important to carry the printed copy of the admit card to the exam centre on test day, failing which candidates were barred from appearing in the exam.
Details mentioned on IBSAT Admit Card 2021
• Candidates’ full name and signature
• Candidates’ photograph
• Test date and venue
• IBSAT roll number
• Examination day instructions
Apart from the admit card of IBSAT 2021, candidates must carry along a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhaar card, voter ID, driving license etc. to the exam centre.
IBSAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- IBSAT 2021 admit card
- Valid photo ID proof (any one - Aadhar card/voter ID/ driving license/passport etc.)
The result of IBSAT 2021 will be available tentatively in the last week of December. To check the result, which will be announced in online mode only, candidates must login with their user ID and date of birth of the IBSAT account. Post the IBSAT 2021 result, all the IBS institutes will announce their cutoffs and prepare a list of shortlisted candidates for selection rounds. The selection briefings will take place from the second week of January to third week of January 2021. Post this, the process of selection will commence.
Post the announcement of result, the nine IBS institutes will declare the IBSAT 2021 cutoff lists. This list will have the names of qualifying candidates who have secured the minimum marks or percentile required to get shortlisted for the selection process. The cutoff of IBSAT 2021 will vary from institute to institute. Candidates can check the expected cutoffs below:
IBSAT Cutoff 2021 (Expected)
This will be followed by the selection procedure of IBSAT 2021 which will be held at IBS Hyderabad.
The selection procedure of IBSAT 2021 is a two-step process. In the first step, candidates have to appear for the IBS Aptitude Test. After the declaration of IBSAT result, the nine IBS institutes will shortlist candidates on the basis of their own cut-offs. Shortlisted candidates will be called for IBS selection briefings or a series of focused seminars which will offer an insight into the programmes at IBS.
As part of the second step of IBSAT 2021 selection procedure, IBS Hyderabad will conduct Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) at its campus from February/March. Factors such as candidates’ academic performance and work experience will also be taken into consideration, besides the IBSAT score, while preparing the final merit list.
Weightage for IBSAT Final Merit List
Weightage (in %)
Past academic records of Students
Group discussion (GD)
Personal Interview (PI)
The final merit list or admission list of IBSAT 2021 will be tentatively declared in the last week of March 2022.
IBSAT 2021 Counselling Centers
Documents Required at Counselling
- IBSAT 2021 score card
- IBSAT 2021 admit card
- Valid photo ID proof
- Class X marksheet - original and photocopy
- Class XII marksheet - original and photocopy
- Graduation/bachelor's degree - original and photocopy
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:What are the programs offered by IBS?
IBS offers the following Programs:
- 2-years MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Jaipur and IBS Dehradun
- 2-years PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) at 6 IBS campuses- (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Pune)
- 4- years Ph.D program (Full time/ Part time) at IBS Hyderabad
Question:What is the cost of the IBSAT Application?
The application cost is Rs.1800/-
Question:Is there any Mock Test for IBSAT?
Yes, the mock tests is provided for the candidates prior exam, so that candidates can get familiarize with the IBSAT test. The national level IBSAT mock tests is available on the official website.
Question:Is there any financial assistance for IBS Programs?
Candidates selected for IBS Program avail educational loans from Public/ Private sector banks.
- AVANSE Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
- CREDILLA Financial Services
Question:In case of any queries whom do I contact?
For any queries on IBSAT 2021, candidates can contact on the following address, email and telephone numbers:
IBS Admissions Office
65, Nagarjuna Hills
Hyderabad – 500082
Telephone Board: 040 – 23440963
Toll Free:1800 425 55 66 77
Question:Is IBSAT 2021 exam pattern similar to CAT?
IBSAT 2021 will be conducted for a duration of two hours. The paper will be divided into four sections viz., Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation.
IBSAT paper has 140 questions in total which are multiple choice questions
Verbal Ability : 50
Reading Comprehension : 30
Quantitative Aptitude : 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation : 30
Question:What is the last date to apply with CAT/NMAT by GMAC or GMAT scores?
The last date to apply with CAT/NMAT by GMAC or GMAT scores is January 31, 2021
Question:When will be the IBSAT 2021 result announced?
IBSAT 2021 result will be available in the last week of December.
Question:Where will be the IBSAT 2021 selection procedure conducted?
IBSAT 2021 selection process will be conducted at IBS Hyderabad campus in February/March 2022.
Question:What are the rounds included in selection process?
The selection process of IBSAT 2021 will comprise of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)
Question:Is IBSAT the common entrance test for all IBS campuses?
Yes, IBSAT is conducted for admission to all programs of IBS at 80 test centers all over India. IBSAT 2021 test will be scheduled to be held in the last week of December 2021.
Questions related to IBSAT
i got 77.007 percentile in ibsat and ive been shortlisted for ibs bangalore campus. with this percentile can i get ibs hyderbad? ive kept the campus tranfer mail to the admission team.
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)
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future
i got 77 percentile in ibsat, i want to tranferr my campus from ibs bangalore to ibs hyderbad ,is it possible?
Your marks is quite good in IBSAT examination. It's mainly higher education entrance examination.
Campus changing is possible. If you stay nearby the ibs campus. But i would suggest you to visit the campus in physically and request them, I'm sure, they will help you in change of the campus or ask the admission counsellor of IBS. I think the admission counsellor will help you out from this.
All the best.
ive been shortlisted for ibs bangalore. so i want to know the full info about it, is it a good b school or not?
Hi, hope you’re doing well.
IBS Bengaluru is a decent private b-school to pursue an MBA, especially for Marketing and Finance. Ranked as 14th best B-school by Business India and 26th all over India by Careers 360, IBS holds a reasonable brand value which can help you in both placements and career prospects.
Placements and ROI: During 2020, placement percentage was 92%. The highest package to be offered was Rs 12 LPA and average CTC was Rs 6.42 LPA. IBS has developed strong relations with over 4000 companies in India. Companies like Deloitte, KPMG, HCL. Wipro, Zomato, Google, Oracle, Aditya Birla Group are active recruiters for this b-school.
There is a course fees of Rs 4.05 Lakhs per annum. You can expect a decent ROI , considering fees and average CTC.
Also, for better employability and career prospects, it provides career management support through strong industry interface, career library, career counseling and internship guidance to its students.
Faculty: Faculty is highly experienced. Their permanent professors are majorly PHD holders with 10+ years of industry experience. They have published many books, written several cases, and research papers. Some (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sreeja-bhattacharyya-8070404/) professors have even 20- 25 years of corporate experience and IBS has retained them for over 15+ years. Also, faculty actively engages in research and conducts training programs for practicing managers.
IBS also has visiting faculty members from IIMs and other top institutes.
Accommodation: There is no on-campus accommodation for students. The accommodations provided are off-campus separately for girls and boys.
Exposure: MBA, for many, is not limited to curriculum but also provides experiential learning. IBS focuses on leadership development through various clubs activities, fests, extra curricular activities, curricular activities, assignment programs, sports activities and management opportunities. Industry leaders are also invited to the clubs to deliver talks on contemporary issues.
IBS makes sure to maintain the gender, social, cultural and experiential diversity which can provide you better exposure for peer to peer learning.
It has also partnered with various national and international firms (IBM, Microsoft, SAP and others) to provide training in IT, business analysis, research and better industry networking opportunities.
However, competition and high intellect students are limited in comparison to other top b-schools of India.
Infrastructure: IBS provides a well stocked library with access to 26000 books and 3,000 CDs, campus with WiFi-connectivity and well equipped Sports Activities Center.
Soft Skills training: As part of IBS curriculum, it does provide holistic development and good learning experience to students. There’s a great focus on personality development and soft skills through various classes, training and group discussion.
IBS Bengaluru is a good choice to consider for an MBA. However, if you have prospects to score better in CAT/ CMAT/ GMAT or other entrance exams, you can even look out for MBA from IIMs, NMIMS, Symbiosis and other leading institutions next year. They can provide a great competitive environment, growth opportunities and industry exposure.
Most importantly, your growth will be defined by your efforts, learnings and initiatives, and not merely by a good institute. You may even proceed with IBS and make best use of opportunities and facilities provided.
I hope this information helps you! In case of any further information, please visit https://www.careers360.com/colleges/ibs-business-school-bangalore
All the best!
i got 77 percentile in ibsat, what are the chances of getting ibs hyderabad campus?with that percentile i got ibs bangalore, can i transferr my campus to ibs hyderabad?
The percentile cut-off for IBS Hyderabad is usually around 90 percentile and above. All the other aspirants of IBS Hyderabad who score below the stipulated cut-off marks are put into the waiting list. After the seats are offered to all the candidates fulfilling the cut-off, if there are any more seats left in the batch, that is when the waiting list candidates are offered the seats. You can put up a mail to the Admissions Department requesting your transfer to the IBS Hyderabad campus. If any seats get vacant, the admissions department will definitely get back to you.
To get more information about IBS Hyderabad, you can go through this link provided: https://www.careers360.com/colleges/ibs-business-school-hyderabad
Hope this information helps you in making an informed decision.
All the best!
List of b--schools accept IBSAT scores
Some of the Business Schools accepting the IBSAT scores are:
- IBS Business School, Hyderabad
- IBS Business School, Mumbai
- IBS Business School, Bangalore
- IBS Business School, Gurgaon
- IBS Business School, Pune
- IBS Business School, Ahmedabad
- IBS Business School, Dehradun
Check the whole list and download the brochure for getting information about specific Institute: https://bschool.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-mba-colleges-in-india-accepting-ibsat