Crack GD-PI Selection Process of IBS Hyderabad (IBSAT) with These Tips!

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandPublished On: November 06, 2020 | IBSAT

GD-PI play an essential role in shortlisting the final candidates for IBS admission 2021 for the MBA and PGPM courses. To know about the tips and tricks to secure high marks in GD and PI for IBS 2021 Admissions have a look at this article.


Crack GD-PI Selection Process of IBS Hyderabad (IBSAT) with These Tips!

IBSAT exam is a popular entrance examination taken by a large number of MBA aspirants in India. It is a national level entrance exam that is required to take admission in one of the nine IBS B-Schools that are - IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai & IBS Pune. The registration process for the IBSAT Exam started in the month of July 2020 and will be open until December 2020. IBSAT 2020 Exam will be conducted on 26th and 27th December 2020 for the academic Session 2021. IBSAT Result 2020 will be released in the first week of January 2021

Candidates aspiring to qualify IBSAT 2020 will have to further go through Group Discussion and Personal Interview as the next admission steps. Final selection is based on the GD and PI rounds. The process is expected to be conducted in the month of February 2021.

Important Dates for IBS Hyderabad Admissions 2021



Last date to register for IBS Hyderabad

Dec 16, 2020

CAT 2020

Nov 29, 2020

IBSAT 2020

Dec 26 - 27, 2020

NMAT 2020

Nov 04, 2020 to Jan 30, 2021

IBSAT result announcement

First week of Jan, 2021

Selection briefing

Jan 09 - 17, 2021

Commencement of the selection Process

Feb/ Mar

IBS Admission 2021 Selection Process

The IBS Selection Process can be divided into four steps. Students aiming to study at IBS have to perform equally well at each step that is as follows:

  1. Registration to IBSAT 2020
  2. IBSAT exam
  3. Briefing of Selection(Merit list declaration)
  4. Group Discussion
  5. Personal Interview

Parameters for Admissions at IBS Hyderabad 2021 Final Merit List

Parameters for Admissions at IBS Hyderabad 2021 Final Merit List

IBS Admission 2021 Group Discussion (GD) Tips

In order to crack the IBSAT GDPI Selection Process, here are some tips for you that will come handy and help you crack IBS Admissions 2021. To be well prepared for these two rounds, one must be thorough with studies from the beginning itself. A few GDPI topics for MBA interviews can be easily covered up while studying for the test. Let's see the ways through which one can easily crack GD-PI of the IBSAT examination.

1. Basic Preparation for GDPI

Prepare well enough to crack the selection process of IBSAT. One must be prompt with current affairs, business, economics, among other relevant topics. Reading newspapers regularly helps in keeping one informed about the happenings around the world. For group discussions, one must brush up topics of concern, current affairs and shall go through a variety of discussion forums to know about different topics to study on.

2. Respect Different Views yet Stay Adamant

During Group Discussions, one must allow the other person to speak on the topic in question. Respect every opinion as you would want yours to be discussed and respected as well. It is not a good practice to interrupt somebody while he/she is speaking. Wait for your turn and either call out your group according to individual names or by numerical or alphabets.

3. Do Not Take Anything Personally

During a group discussion, there are various topics on which debate may arise. But remember, it is a discussion and not a debate. So, never take comments or views personally. Be generous and polite towards other's views. You do not have to win in the eyes of others but yourself in front of the judges.

4. Read Newspaper

To really have good arguments in a Group Discussion one must be aware of what's happening in the surrounding world. Thus, it is a good habit to read a newspaper to stay updated with current affairs and important events. Reading news related to business and economics can benefit the candidate in many ways.

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5. Speak First or End it

Candidates initiating the discussion or concluding it gets brownie points for their confident gestures. Thus, be active and prepared, if the judging panel asks for volunteers, don't hesitate to grab the opportunity.

6. Practise Everyday

Find friends with similar goals and hold a practice GD session every day, this activity will not only help you but others as well in the final GD session. This group activity will boost your confidence level.

7. Follow 3 Step Approach

To clear the IBS GD round, follow the three-step approach as soon as the topic is revealed, acquire knowledge, evaluate the topic to pick a side and convince others to come up to your side.

To know how to lead in the GD read the - Tips to Start, Lead and Conclude in GD

IBS Admissions 2021 Personal Interview (PI) Tips

During the Interview, here are a few tips to stay alert and crack it in a single go.

1. Awareness of Current Affairs

Current awareness is a part of the examination. One must be alert and aware of the topics of concern. In an interview, one could be asked about any topic, so be thorough with the news and information.

2. Be Your Natural Self

During an interview, it is advised to remain calm and compose instead of trying to be over-confident or nervous. Try to showcase your knowledge only when and where it is required. Staying natural will definitely help you to ace the interview.

3. Be Thorough with Your Resume

The interviewing panel may put across questions while assessing your resume. Hence, it is advisable to be thorough with your resume. Promptness while answering the questions will be an added advantage. Every academic project or assignment must be read thoroughly once before appearing for the interview.

Also Read:IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2021-23

4. Prepare Some Common Answers

To clear IBS PI 2020, prepare for the universal interview questions like -

  • Introduction

  • Goals

  • Strength and weakness

  • Aspirations

  • Academic Qualifications

  • Hobbies

5. Be Calm

If the interviewer places you in a difficult situation don't get uncomfortable or aggressive, try to remain calm throughout the session and be honest while answering every question.​

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IBS Hyderabad MBA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for admission at IBS Hyderabad needs to satisfy all the requirements decided by the college. The eligibility criteria for admission at IBS Hyderabad is provided below

  • Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline with at least 50% marks

  • They must have studied English in graduation. Those who have not studied English in graduation will have to appear for TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS examination

  • Final year candidates may also apply for admission at IBS Hyderabad

  • It should be noted that those who have performed well in CAT, NMAT or GMAT need not appear for IBSAT

IBS Hyderabad Application Form

Follow the steps provided below to fill the application form of IBS Hyderabad

  • Visit the official website of IBS Hyderabad. 

  • Go the admission tab and click on “apply online” 

IBS MBA Admissions

  • Click on the link showing “IBS Admissions”

IBS MBA Admission

  • Click on apply now as shown in the picture below

  • Fill all the details and click on submit button

Apply for IBS MBA Admissions

  • Make an online payment and print the payment slip for future reference

Note: Candidates who are not able to fill the application form online may visit the college to fill the application form. In that case, they will have to submit the fee via cash. They click here to apply for IBS Admissions 2020. 

IBS Hyderabad Fees 2021

Check the table provided below to know the annual fee of IBS Hyderabad




INR 7 lakh per annum

IBS Admission 2021 PI Important Questions

Here is a list of top 10 questions that can be asked by the interviewer, preparer them in advance:

  1. Introduce yourself and describe yourself

  2. What are your goals?

  3. Who is your role model?

  4. Where do you see yourself in next 5 years?

  5. What motivates you?

  6. How can an MBA or PGPM benefit you?

  7. Explain your good and bad habits.

  8. Elaborate your Work Experience.

  9. What are your weaknesses?

  10. What is your greatest achievement, so far?

Also Read:Maharastra MBA Admission Process, Selection Process, Eligibility & Important Dates

It is a good exercise to practise and prepare for as many questions as possible, the more the better. Read the article - Common PI Questions for MBA 2020 to seep up your preparation.

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We hope these tips will help you in some form or the other. To stay updated on the IBSAT 2020 Exam follow the IBSAT 2020 Result, IBSAT 2020 Books, IBSAT 2020 Mock Test, IBSAT Paper Analysis, IBSAT Answer Key, IBSAT Selection Process and IBS Counselling dates.

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