About IBSAT 2020
The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) conducted the annual ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2020 for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. IBSAT 2020 will be tentatively held in the last week of December 2020. As per eligibility criteria of IBSAT, candidates must be graduates in any discipline from a recognised institute/university with at least 50 per cent aggregate marks. The computer-based test of two hours duration had objective-type questions from areas like Verbal Ability, Quantitative Techniques and Reasoning Ability. After the declaration of IBSAT 2020 results, selected candidates will have to appear for the selection procedure, followed by the release of a list of students qualifying for admission in the nine IBS campuses across India.
IBSAT 2020 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|
IBSAT 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
04 Jul, 2020 - 12 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Application | Mode: Offline and Online
19 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
26 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Online
06 Jan, 2021 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
22 Jan, 2021 (Tentative)
Selection Process - Start Date | Mode: Online
The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education specifies the IBSAT eligibility criteria for aspirants who wish to appear for IBS Aptitude Test 2020. Before filling in the application form, it is crucial that applicants check the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2020.
Highlights of IBSAT 2020 eligibility criteria
- Applicants must be graduates 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 2020.
- If the medium of instruction is any other language than english, then candidates can submit TOEFL, NELT or IELTS score by May 31, 2021.
- Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements before May 31, 2021, and submit the proof of graduation by November 1, 2021.
- Age limit – No age bar to apply for IBSAT 2020 as per the eligibility criteria.
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Other
The IBSAT 2020 registration will be commenced from the first week of July. The deadline to fill the IBSAT 2020 application form will be the second 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 2020 can also be completed in offline mode by purchasing it from IBS centres.
Guidelines to fill IBSAT 2020 Application Form
- Candidates will 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.
- A 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 2020 exam.
|OBC, SC, ST, General||Online, Offline||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1800|
IBSAT 2020 Syllabus
IBSAT 2020 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 2019
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 2020 exam will be marked out of a total of 140 marks.
ICFAI does not release an official syllabus for IBSAT 2020. 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 2020.
IBSAT 2020 Mock Test
ICFAI Business School will release IBSAT 2020 mock tests for candidates appearing in the test to help them get accustomed to each section of the online exam. 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. The mock tests will be available from the second week of October till the last week of October 2020.
The admit card of IBSAT 2020 will be available in online mode tentatively in the third week of December 2020. Only registered candidates will be able to download the IBSAT 2020 admit card or hall ticket from the official website of IBS. To download the admit card of IBSAT 2020, 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 2020
• Candidates’ full name and signature
• Candidates’ photograph
• Test date and venue
• IBSAT roll number
• Examination day instructions
Apart from the admit card of IBSAT 2020, candidates must carry along a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhaar card, voter ID, driving license etc. to the exam centre.
IBSAT 2020 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- IBSAT 2019 admit card
- Valid photo ID proof (any one - Aadhar card/voter ID/ driving license/passport etc.)
The result of IBSAT 2020 can be checked on the official website of IBS probably in the first week of January 2021. 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 2020 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 third week of January till first week of February 2021.
Post the announcement of result, the nine IBS institutes will declare the IBSAT 2020 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 2020 will vary from institute to institute. Candidates can check the expected cutoffs below:
IBSAT Cutoff 2020 (Expected)
This will be followed by the selection procedure of IBSAT 2019 which will be held at IBS Hyderabad.
The selection procedure of IBSAT 2020 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. Between the second week of January till the third week of January 2020 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 2020 selection procedure, IBS Hyderabad will conduct Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) at its campus from third week of February to the last week of February 2020. 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 2020 will be tentatively declared in the last week of March 2021.
IBSAT 2020 Counselling Centers
Documents Required at Counselling
- IBSAT 2019 score card
- IBSAT 2019 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 will be provided for the candidates prior exam, so that candidates can get familiarize with the IBSAT test. These mock tests will be 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 IBSAT2019, candidates can contact on the following address, email and telephone numbers:
IBS Admissions Office
Plot No. 65,Ground Floor,
Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta
Hyderabad – 500 082, Telangana, India.
Phone : + 91–40–23440963
Toll Free No : 1800 425 55 66 77
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions related to IBSAT
will IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges??
Yes the IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges. The exam through which you can get into IBS colleges are
- NMAT by GMAC
Please click the below link for the list of colleges that accept the IBSAT score
I have written ibsat well,and being called on first day for gd/pi ( is the interview date matters based on Ibsat score?)my gd performance is average as I took 2 chances to speak and PI was pretty good. will I be able to get Hyderabad campus?
One thing you should learn before doing MBA course is to be positive at all situation doesn't matter how difficult it is, So I suggest you to be positive for your result. What my opinion is about the selection of candidate through GD-PI process is that selection weightage is more for PI than GD, Telling about my experience I have been rejected to all those college where my interview was horrible like NIA, But I have got selected in Welingkar despite of giving average GD because of a good personal interview.
So don't take tension be positive for your result.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
All the best.
can any of you tell me the preference of college of ibsat?? eg ibs Mumbai, Hyderabad and etc
Thee best campus is the Hyderabad campus it is being one of good B- School with good ranking. According to rank it would be:
Among all the campuses of IBS which is located in Mumbai , Pune , Gurgaon & Hyderabad premises during the the time counselling I think you should go with the option Hyderabad campus because for doing the course in the Hyderabad section will make you stand elite as well I heard from most of the aspirants that facility in the Hyderabad section is better including all the major one.
Hope this helps, Good Luck
what is cat and xat percentile cut off required for IBS?
Cutoff refers to the minimum marks a candidate should obtain to be qualified to get admissions. The cut-offs vary every year depending on different factors. You will get the details about cutoff in the link provided below and then, you can make an idea of the score needed by you.
Hope this helps.
Scored 56.86 percentile in the CAT 2019, is am I eligible for IBS PUNE and IBS Bangalore?
Yes Anirudhha, you are eligible for IBS Pune and Bangalore campus. According to the previous year trends, they accept a percentile of around 50% and above.
So you can expect a call from them. You will have group discussion and personal interview if you are called. Finally on the basis of your CAT score, GD and PI performance, the final results will be declared.