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.
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
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
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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.
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.
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 -
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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.
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.
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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:
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