About IBSAT 2019

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 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 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.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: ICFAI Business School
Duration 2 Hours

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IBSAT 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

20 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

21 Dec, 2019 - 22 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

11 Jan, 2020 - 19 Jan, 2020

Selection Briefing | Mode: Online

22 Feb, 2020 - 29 Feb, 2020

Selection process | Mode: Online

01 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Result - final | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

01 Jul, 2019 - 12 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Offline and 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

  • 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, 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

  • 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
General, SC, ST, OBC Online, Offline Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 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 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.

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 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)


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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Questions related to IBSAT

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What is the ROI for IBS Hyderabad and is it worth preparing for IBSAT or I shld concentrate on other mba entrance exams?

Niveditha 16th Dec, 2019


IBS Hyderabad has an unique and innovative approach to business education, that focuses on providing the right knowledge, imparting the right skills for enduring success in management careers, and shaping the right attitudes.

ROI depends on your graduation background and your ability to learn and explore during your MBA study.

I think its a very expensive college and does not gives a student the justice for  the fees what they pay.They will charge you around 16–18 lakhs and will provide you with the average package of 6–7 lakhs. But here comes the catch if you have no other options left then this might be the best option for you because the quality of MBA they provide is good. The intake in IBS Hyderabad is 1200 students and there is no 100 percent guarantee of the placements.

The more you learn and connect the theory to corporate situations, it will be beneficial for you to explain your learning & understanding while your GDPI rounds during placements. Do some homework and list down the institutes and their placement data.

You can concentrate on other exams like CAT which gives you a lot many options of choosing colleges like IIMs , IIFT for MBA in foreign trade and other exams like MAT and XAT can also be written rather than IBSAT , which is considered for only ICFAI colleges.

Best luck...


in ibsat exam is logical reasoning included ??

Himanshu 15th Dec, 2019

Dear Student,

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is an online based examination of 2 hours duration carrying 140 multiple choice questions divided into 4 sections. There is no negative marking in this exam. There is no inclusion of logical reasoning section in the paper. For more information related to IBSAT - Click Here

Hope this information is helpful.
Have a great day!


i need to ask that....i gvae my cat exam this year Im not accepting much may b like 40 percentile or so....and else I have applied for ibsat. i have also applied for asian business school. please help me for like what to do for now or which college to go to based on my cat score Thanku

Loveena Gupta 15th Dec, 2019

Hy manaswee

Looking at your expected cat percentile, there is no mba college in that range.

Some of the colleges can be IILM Gurgaon and Delhi

WLC delhi, DSPSR Delhi

As you can wait for the IBSAT Exam and keep your preparations up to date for upcoming exam.

If you can clear that exam then you can get admission in colleges accepting that score. And if you have applied for some asian schools also,

Manaswee if you are prepared to go onto thosw locations and if there is a probability of your admission there then you can look for a hope.

Good luck


should i prefer IBSAT for agri business management

Karvannan sevugamurthi 13th Dec, 2019

Hi aspirant,

IBSAT means ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test. This exam is conducted for the admission of MBA like courses in IBS at national level. You should be a graduate to attend this exam. Agri business management is also comes under management studies, So you can do MBA for that. If you wish to join in IBS, you can take IBSAT exam. But yesterday is the (12.12.19) last date.

Hope it helps.

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where will I get the mock papers for ibsat

sarthak goel 11th Dec, 2019

Hello Simar,

The IBSAT National Mock Test is being conducted from October 10 to October 30, 2019. The registration process for the same has opened. Candidates who will appear in the national mock test of IBSAT, they will be able to prepare well for the entrance exam.

You may access the mock test as well as mock papers by heading to the below links:



Hope this helps


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