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 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.

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

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

  • 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
ST, General, SC, OBC Online, Offline Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1800

IBSAT E-books and Sample Papers

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.

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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I have got 60 questions correct out of 140question in ibsat mock test what will be my percentile?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


Percentile score is depends upon performance of all candidates that have appeared in entrance EXAMINATION..So patiently wait till result gets declared..


how many times can i attempt ibsat?

Shareef 7th Oct, 2019
There is no limitation to attempt the IBSAT examination.
It means you can write number of times.But see that you don't waste your time in one examination.
Here is the eligibility criteria for IBSAT,
  • Candidate need to hold bachelor's degree with minimum 50%
  • Students of final year are also eligible for examination
  • Candidate need to be  15 years educated student
  • Non-English graduation students  need to submit IELTS/TOEFL/NELT Score.
  • There is no age limit
  • Candidate must be an Indian

Important dates,
  • If you are last year student you need to submit proofs on or before November 1st.
  • Non- English students need to submit before 31st may

Here is the eligibility list for IBSAT.Once you possess all the criteria you are eligible for official examination.
Best of luck


Are calculators allowed in IBSAT?

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019

Hey there

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


Good luck


Is IBSAT worth giving? And what is the av. Salary we get after studying from colleges under IBSAT?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th Sep, 2019

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: https://www.ibsindia.org/final-placements/


Hey! So i have this query about the admission process in the mba/pgdm program. I have planned to give snap, ibsat, and cmat but i am confused regarding the registrations in colleges. What is the seat locking system?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th Sep, 2019

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: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cmat-selection-procedure

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