About IBSAT 2019

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) conducted the annual ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2019 for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. IBSAT 2019 was held on December 21 and 22, 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 had 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.

IBSAT 2019 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
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 1800 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 9
Exam Duration 2 Hours

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IBSAT 2019 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

22 Feb, 2020 - 29 Feb, 2020

Selection process | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

11 Jan, 2020 - 19 Jan, 2020

Selection Briefing | Mode: Online

26 Dec, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

21 Dec, 2019 - 22 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

20 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

01 Jul, 2019 - 12 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Offline and Online

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

  • 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 2019.
  • If the medium of instruction is any other language than english, then candidates can submit TOEFL, NELT or IELTS score by May 31, 2020.
  • Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements before May 31, 2020, and submit the proof of graduation by November 1, 2020.
  • Age limit – No age bar to apply for IBSAT 2019 as per the eligibility criteria.
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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, was till December 17, 2019 (Registration closed now). Candidates could 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

  • 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 2019 exam.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, SC, General, OBC Online, Offline Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 1800

IBSAT E-books and Sample Papers

IBSAT 2019 Syllabus

Quantitative techniques

Data interpretation

Data adequacy


Analytical reasoning

Reading comprehension

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


Verbal ability




Data adequacy & data interpretation




Reading comprehension




Quantitative techniques




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:

IBSAT Syllabus                                                                                                                                         






Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy


Bar graphs, Column graphs, Data Interpretation, Critical Reasoning, Logical reasoning, Data sufficiency  etc.


Reading Comprehension


Three reading comprehension passages with 25 direct questions seeking factual answers. 


Analytical Reasoning


Reasoning questions


Quantitative Techniques


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.

IBSAT 2019 Mock Test

ICFAI Business School 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 were 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 is available from October 10 till October 30, 2019

The admit card of IBSAT 2019 was available in online mode from December 20. Only registered candidates were 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 had to enter the login ID and Date of Birth sent to the registered email address. It was 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 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.

IBSAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Assam Dibrugarh
Bihar Muzaffarpur
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Meghalaya Shillong
Odisha Bhubaneswar
West Bengal Durgapur
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Mumbai
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Haryana Ambala
Himachal Pradesh Mandi
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Delhi Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Punjab Jalandhar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Kochi
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad

Documents Required at Exam

  • IBSAT 2019 admit card
  • Valid photo ID proof (any one - Aadhar card/voter ID/ driving license/passport etc.)

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The result of IBSAT 2019 can be checked on the official website of IBS on December 26. To check the result, which was 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)


IBSAT Campus


Cut off


IBS Hyderabad




IBS Bangalore




IBS Gurgaon




IBS Mumbai




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


Selection Criteria


Weightage (in %)




Past academic records of Students


Class 10






Class 12




Group discussion (GD)




Personal Interview (PI)




Total Score




The final merit list or admission list of IBSAT 2019 will be tentatively declared on March 25, 2020.

IBSAT 2019 Counselling Centers

State City
Telangana Hyderabad

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

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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.
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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:
Admissions Officer
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 : ibsat@ibsindia.org

Questions related to IBSAT

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can any of you tell me the preference of college of ibsat?? eg ibs Mumbai, Hyderabad and etc

Masira 14th Jan, 2020


Thee best campus is the Hyderabad campus it is being one of good B- School with good ranking. According to rank it would be:
1. Hyderabad
2. Mumbai
3. Pune
4. Gurgaon

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?

Pankhuri Kumari 6th Jan, 2020

Hii Harshit!

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.

Good luck!


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.


I have Cleared IBSAT 2019 but unable to view my marks and Percentile. Only a result PDF is generated, with further selection process. How can i view my marks of the same.


Harsh, IBSAT scores are not disclosed by the exam conducting authority. It is only a qualifying test for further selection process. So you would not know your marks and percentile. You will directly have to attend the next rounds of selection. The final selection is based on the performance in Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Past Academic Records. All the best for the next round.


How can we know the IBSAT result of my son?

Masira 27th Dec, 2019

The following steps can be taken to check the result of IBSAT 2019.

-Go to the official website of IBSAT 2019
-Enter the details such as application number and password
-The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the screen
-Candidates can download the list and take a print out for future use

Kindly go through the following link for more information:

Hope this helps, Good Luck.

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