The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) will conduct the annual ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2019 for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. IBSAT 2019 will be held in the third week of December 2019 across 94 cities in India. 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 will have objective-type questions from areas like Verbal Ability, Quantitative Techniques and Reasoning Ability. After the declaration of IBSAT 2019 results, selected candidates shall be invited for the selection procedure, followed by the release of a list of students qualifying for admission in the nine IBS campuses across India.
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Jul, 2019 - 12 Dec, 2019
Application | Mode: Offline and Online Ongoing
20 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
21 Dec, 2019 - 22 Dec, 2019
Exam | Mode: Online
01 Jan, 2020 - 08 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
11 Jan, 2020 - 19 Jan, 2020
IBSAT 2019 selection briefings | Mode: Offline
20 Feb, 2020 - 26 Feb, 2020 (Tentative)
Counselling | Mode: Offline
22 Feb, 2020 - 29 Feb, 2020
Selection Process | Mode: Offline
25 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)
IBSAT 2019 final result - Start Date | Mode: Online
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The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education specifies the IBSAT eligibility criteria for aspirants who wish to appear for IBS Aptitude Test 2019. Before filling in the application form, it is crucial that applicants check the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2019.
Highlights of IBSAT 2019 eligibility criteria
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Other
The IBSAT 2019 registration commenced from July 1. The deadline to fill the IBSAT 2019 application form, as specified by ICFAI Foundation, the conducting body, is till December 12, 2019. 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 2019 can also be completed in offline mode by purchasing it from IBS centres.
Guidelines to fill IBSAT 2019 Application Form
IBSAT 2019 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 2019 exam will be marked out of a total of 140 marks.
ICFAI does not release an official syllabus for IBSAT 2019. 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 2019.
ICFAI Business School has released IBSAT 2019 mock tests for candidates appearing in the test to help them get accustomed to each section of the online exam. The IBSAT mock tests are available for free on the official website of IBS. Taking the mock tests will prove to be highly helpful for aspirants as they can familiarise themselves with the actual exam pattern of IBSAT. The mock tests is available from October 10 till October 30, 2019
The admit card of IBSAT 2019 will be available in online mode tentatively from December 20. Only registered candidates will be able to download the IBSAT 2019 admit card or hall ticket from the official website of IBS. To download the admit card of IBSAT 2019, candidates have to enter the login ID and Date of Birth sent to the registered email address. It is important to carry the printed copy of the admit card to the exam centre on test day, failing which candidates will be barred from appearing in the exam.
Details mentioned on IBSAT Admit Card 2019
• Candidates’ full name and signature
• Candidates’ photograph
• Test date and venue
• IBSAT roll number
• Examination day instructions
Apart from the admit card of IBSAT 2019, candidates must carry along a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhaar card, voter ID, driving license etc. to the exam centre.
The result of IBSAT 2019 can be checked on the official website of IBS tentatively in the first week of January 2020. 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 2019 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 January 11 till January 19, 2020. This will be followed by the selection process (GD/PI) February 22 till February 29, 2020.
Post the announcement of result, the nine IBS institutes will declare the IBSAT 2019 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 2019 will vary from institute to institute. Candidates can check the expected cutoffs below:
IBSAT Cutoff 2019 (Expected)
This will be followed by the selection procedure of IBSAT 2019 which will be held at IBS Hyderabad.
The selection procedure of IBSAT 2019 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 have shortlisted candidates based on their own cut-offs. Between January 11 till January 19, 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 2019 selection procedure, IBS Hyderabad will conduct Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) at its campus from February 22-29, 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 2019 will be tentatively declared on March 25, 2020.
Percentile score is depends upon performance of all candidates that have appeared in entrance EXAMINATION..So patiently wait till result gets declared..
IBSAT is an online based exam and thus a virtual calculator will be there. But the questions are asked in such a way that you can solve it without calculator and using calculator will loose your time.
Check about IBSAT exam pattern
Dear Shruti, IBSAT is the entrance examination for admission to Post graduation courses in ICFAI, a top B school. If you want to get into one of their 9 campuses of IBS, IBSAT is the entrance examination. The average packages for final placements for the year 2019 is 16.20 lakhs in Mumbai. For placement details of each Campus. please visit their official page at:
Dear Shivani, there is no option of Seat locking at any these exams that you have mentioned. Admisisons are conducted based on merit list in the selection process. Because these are Institute level entrance exams, you dont have the option of locking a seat.
SNAP: You need to appear for SNAP and score the minimum cut off to be eligible for shortlisting. The shortlisted Candidates have to appear for GE-PIWAT and the final merit list is prepared based on the performance in GE-PIWAT.
IBSAT: The process is similar to that of SNAP. Candidates need to qualify in IBSAT and secure the minimum qualifying marks. Candidates will be shortlisted based on Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
CMAT: AICTE approved Institutions that participate in CMAT will conduct the selection procedure. Candidates will have to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview based on the Institution they are interested in joining. For the selection process of CMAT, please visit our page at:
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