IBSAT 2020 Exam - Dates (Out), Registration, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card
About IBSAT 2020
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education has issued a notification in which they have stated that IBSAT 2020 to be held in home proctored mode. Earlier, authorities has released the IBSAT 2020 national mock test on October 10. Candidates can appear for the national mock test of IBSAT 2020 till November 15, 2020. Authorities started the registration for IBSAT 2020 in online mode. Candidates can register for IBSAT 2020 till December 16. As per eligibility criteria of IBSAT, candidates must have completed their graduation in any discipline from a recognised institute/university with at least 50 per cent aggregate marks. The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) conducts the annual ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2020 for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. IBSAT 2020 will be held on December 26 and 27 in Computer Based Test (CBT). 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 2020 results, selected candidates will have to appear for the selection procedure, followed by the release of a list of students qualifying for admission in the nine IBS campuses across India.
Lates IBSAT 2020 Updates and News:
November 18, 2020- IBSAT 2020 - exam to be conducted as home proctored computer based test
July 2, 2020- IBSAT 2020 registration commences
October 5, 2020- IBSAT 2020 national mock test
IBSAT 2020 exam will be held across 80 cities. As per the exam pattern of IBSAT 2020, the question paper will be divided into four sections. There will be 30 questions in Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Data Adequancy and Quantitative Ability and 50 questions in Verbal Ability section. Before appearing for exam candidates must take IBSAT 2020 mock test to get an overview for the exam day. Also it helps candidates in getting the idea about the exam pattern and important topics for each section. IBSAT 2020 will be conducted for a duration of two hours.
IBSAT 2020 exam date is December 26 and 27. After the declaration of IBSAT 2020 result, the authorities will begin the selection process of IBSAT 2020 for admission to IBS campuses. IBSAT 2020 cutoff will be released on the basis of IBSAT result to shortlist candidates for the selection rounds. IBSAT selection process 2020 will consist of group discussion and personal interview which will be conducted considering the prevailing situation of COVID-19.
What is IBSAT exam?
IBSAT is one of the popular examinations for post-graduate management entrance. IBSAT is conducted for admission to various campuses of IBS. IBSAT is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education every year. The exam assess various skills of the candidates.
Official IBSAT contact details:
IBSAT 2020 official website- ibsindia.org
Helpline number- 040 – 23440963
Address: IBS Admissions Office
65, Nagarjuna Hills
Hyderabad – 500082
IBSAT 2020 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|
|Mode of Application||Offline / Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1800 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
IBSAT 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Jul, 2020 - 16 Dec, 2020
Application | Mode: Offline and Online Ongoing
26 Dec, 2020 - 27 Dec, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
06 Jan, 2021 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
09 Jan, 2021 - 17 Jan, 2021
Selection Process | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
01 Oct, 2020 - 15 Nov, 2020
National Mock Test | Mode: Online
The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education specifies the IBSAT eligibility criteria for aspirants who wish to appear for IBS Aptitude Test 2020. Before filling the application form, it is crucial that applicants check the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2020.
Highlights of IBSAT 2020 eligibility criteria
- Applicants must have completed their graduation 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 2020.
- If the medium of instruction is any other language than English, then candidates can submit TOEFL, NELT or IELTS score by May 31, 2021.
- Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IBSAT 2020, all they need to complete their graduation on or before May 31, 2021 and submit the documents related to graduation by November 1, 2021.
- Age limit – No age bar to apply for IBSAT 2020 as per the eligibility criteria.
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Other
The IBSAT 2020 registration form is available from July 1. The deadline to fill the IBSAT 2020 application form is December 16. 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 2020 can also be completed in offline mode by purchasing it from IBS centres.
Guidelines to fill IBSAT 2020 Application Form
- Candidates 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.
- 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 2020 exam.
|OBC, SC, General, ST||Online, Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 1800|
IBSAT 2020 Syllabus
IBSAT 2020 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 2020
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 2020 exam will be marked out of a total of 140 marks.
ICFAI does not release an official syllabus for IBSAT 2020. 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 2020.
IBSAT 2020 Mock Test
ICFAI Business School has released IBSAT 2020 national mock tests for candidates appearing in the test to help them get accustomed to each section of the online exam. The IBSAT national mock test is available from October 10 till November 15. The IBSAT mock tests is 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.
Eligibility Criteria of IBSAT Mock Test 2020-
Candidate must be a legal resident of India.
Candidate must be a major according to the age limit.
Candidate must have a valid email address and internet access.
Candidate must have passed graduation from 2017-2020 or should be appearing in 2020.
Aadhar card is necessary for NE states Government photo ID card.
The admit card of IBSAT 2020 will be available in online mode tentatively in the third week of December 2020. Only registered candidates will be able to download the IBSAT 2020 admit card or hall ticket from the official website of IBS. To download the admit card of IBSAT 2020, candidates will have to enter the login ID and Date of Birth sent to the registered email address. It will be 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 2020
• Candidates’ full name and signature
• Candidates’ photograph
• Test date and venue
• IBSAT roll number
• Examination day instructions
Apart from the admit card of IBSAT 2020, candidates must carry along a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhaar card, voter ID, driving license etc. to the exam centre.
IBSAT 2020 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- IBSAT 2020 admit card
- Valid photo ID proof (any one - Aadhar card/voter ID/ driving license/passport etc.)
The result of IBSAT 2020 can be checked on the official website of IBS probably in the first week of January 2021. 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 2020 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 9 to 17, 2021. Post this, the process of selection will commence.
Post the announcement of result, the nine IBS institutes will declare the IBSAT 2020 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 2020 will vary from institute to institute. Candidates can check the expected cutoffs below:
IBSAT Cutoff 2020 (Expected)
This will be followed by the selection procedure of IBSAT 2020 which will be held at IBS Hyderabad.
The selection procedure of IBSAT 2020 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 will shortlist candidates on the basis of their own cut-offs. Between the January 9 to 17, 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 2020 selection procedure, IBS Hyderabad will conduct Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) at its campus from February/March. 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 2020 will be tentatively declared in the last week of March 2021.
IBSAT 2020 Counselling Centers
Documents Required at Counselling
- IBSAT 2020 score card
- IBSAT 2020 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
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 is provided for the candidates prior exam, so that candidates can get familiarize with the IBSAT test. The national level IBSAT mock tests is 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.
- CREDILLA Financial Services
Question: In case of any queries whom do I contact?
For any queries on IBSAT 2020, candidates can contact on the following address, email and telephone numbers:
IBS Admissions Office
65, Nagarjuna Hills
Hyderabad – 500082
Telephone Board: 040 – 23440963
Toll Free:1800 425 55 66 77
Question: Is IBSAT 2020 exam pattern similar to CAT?
IBSAT 2020 will be conducted for a duration of two hours. The paper will be divided into four sections viz., Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation.
IBSAT paper has 140 questions in total which are multiple choice questions
Verbal Ability : 50
Reading Comprehension : 30
Quantitative Aptitude : 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation : 30
Question: What is the last date to apply with CAT/NMAT by GMAC or GMAT scores?
The last date to apply with CAT/NMAT by GMAC or GMAT scores is January 31, 2021
Question: When will be the IBSAT 2021 result announced?
IBSAT 2020 result will be announced in the first week of January 2021.
Question: Where will be the IBSAT 2020 selection procedure conducted?
IBSAT 2020 selection process will be conducted at IBS Hyderabad campus in February/March 2021.
Question: What are the rounds included in selection process?
The selection process of IBSAT 2020 will comprise of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)
Question: Is IBSAT the common entrance test for all IBS campuses?
Yes, IBSAT is conducted for admission to all programs of IBS at 80 test centers all over India. IBSAT 2020 test is scheduled to be held on December 26-27, 2020.
Questions related to IBSAT
Does ibsat mock test questions repeat in final ibsat exam? and should I go with the mock test questions practicing or according to the syllabus?
Dear Aspirant, not only ibsat, for any exam it's important to refer the syllabus first. There is no surity that the questions of mock tests will be repeated in final exam. The mock tests are just to take a glimpse of the real paper and analyse the performance on all India level. So prepare according to the syllabus firstly.
All the best and proceed accordingly.
Why isnt there a space for test centres in IBSAT form. How does this work?
You have to first register for the IBSAT exam by filling in your basic details and paying the fees. After the fees is paid your registeration will be complete and you will get an id and password on your registered email.By login with your id and password you if be transfered to the application form where you be asked to select your test center and other details.
What is the eligibility of NMAT and IBSAT
The primary and basic NMAT eligibility criteria for 2020 is
Candidates should be holding a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any recognised university. NMAT 2020 eligibility criteria have not mentioned any age bar to appear in the online exam. Candidates qualifying the NMAT exam can apply in the B-Schools of India.
Minimum Marks: Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in the bachelor’s degree.
Work Experience: The candidates having 2-3 years of work experience will be preferred.
Provisional Admission: Candidates who have given their graduation exam last year and are awaiting their results can also apply for the NMAT 2020 exam.
Maximum Attempts: Candidates can attempt the NMAT exam 2020 three times which include the ‘no shows’.
For MBA - Eligibility Criteria of IBSAT 2020
Candidates must graduate with a minimum 50% and above marks with medium of instructions in English
All candidates must have completed a minimum of 15 years of education i.e. 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis
Candidates must be from English medium in graduation. If not, then they have to submit the TOEFL/IELT/IELTS score.
Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply, but they have to complete their graduation requirements (which includes practical examinations/viva/assignments) before May 31, 2021. The admission will remain provisional until the candidates produce marks sheets and degree certificates as a proof of their eligibility. The last date for submission of proof of graduation will be November 01, 2021
Hope this helps!
will IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges??
Yes the IBSAT score is accepted for admission in IBS colleges. The exam through which you can get into IBS colleges are
- NMAT by GMAC
Please click the below link for the list of colleges that accept the IBSAT score
I have written ibsat well,and being called on first day for gd/pi ( is the interview date matters based on Ibsat score?)my gd performance is average as I took 2 chances to speak and PI was pretty good. will I be able to get Hyderabad campus?
One thing you should learn before doing MBA course is to be positive at all situation doesn't matter how difficult it is, So I suggest you to be positive for your result. What my opinion is about the selection of candidate through GD-PI process is that selection weightage is more for PI than GD, Telling about my experience I have been rejected to all those college where my interview was horrible like NIA, But I have got selected in Welingkar despite of giving average GD because of a good personal interview.
So don't take tension be positive for your result.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
All the best.