How to Crack GD/PI of IBS Hyderabad

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: January 05, 2024 04:43 pm IST | IBSAT

GD-PI play an essential role in shortlisting the final candidates for IBS admission 2024 for the MBA and PGPM courses. To know about the tips and tricks to secure high marks in GD and PI for IBS 2024 Admissions have a look at this article.


How to Crack GD/PI of IBS Hyderabad

The 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 ended on December 20, 2023, while the IBSAT 2023 exam dates were December 23 and 24, 2023. IBSAT Result 2023 was announced on December 27, 2023

Candidates aspiring to qualify IBSAT 2023 will have to go through Group Discussion and Personal Interview as the next admission steps. The IBSAT 2023 selection process will be held online from February 10 to 18, 2024. Selection Briefings for IBSAT 2023 will start in February 2024.

Also Read:MBA Colleges Accepting IBSAT 2023 Score

Important Dates for IBS Hyderabad Admissions 2024

Below mentioned are the IBS Hyderabad Admissions 2024 -



Last date to register for IBS Hyderabad

December 20, 2023 (Closed)

CAT 2023

November 26, 2023

IBSAT 2023

December 23 & 24, 2023

NMAT by GMAC 2023

October 10 - December 19, 2023

IBSAT Result 2023 announcement

December 27, 2023

Selection briefing

January 2024

Commencement of the selection Process

February 10-18, 2024

IBS 2023 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 2023
  2. IBSAT exam
  3. Briefing of Selection(Merit list declaration)
  4. Group Discussion
  5. Personal Interview

Parameters for Admissions at IBS Hyderabad 2023 Final Merit List

Parameters for Admissions at IBS Hyderabad 2021 Final Merit List

IBS Admission 2024 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 2024. To be well prepared for these two rounds, one must be thorough with studies from the beginning itself. A few GD-PI 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.

5. Speak First or End it

Candidates initiating the discussion or concluding it get 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 2024 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 composed instead of trying to be over-confident or nervous. Try to showcase your knowledge only when and where it is required. Staying natural will 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: IBSAT 2023 Last Minute Tips

4. Prepare Some Common Answers

To clear IBS PI 2023, 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.​

Also Read:Success Tips for IBSAT 2023

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” 

  • Click on the link showing “IBS Admissions”

  • Click on apply online as shown in the picture below

  • Fill in all the details and click on submit button

  • 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. 

Also Read:
Common Questions Asked in Personal Interview (PI) for MBA Admissions

IBS Hyderabad Fees 2024

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




INR 16.02 in total

IBS Admission 2023 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?

It is a good exercise to practise and prepare for as many questions as possible, the more the better.

We hope these tips will help you in some form or the other. To stay updated on the IBSAT 2023 Exam follow the given links:

IBSAT 2023 BooksIBSAT 2023 Mock Test
IBSAT 2023 Exam AnalysisIBSAT 2023 Answer Key

Those who have any doubts related to IBSAT 2023 may ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone. Keep following CollegeDekho to stay Updated.


What is the selection process of IBS?

The selection process of IBS is divided into four steps i.e registering for IBSAT exam, appearing for IBSAT exam, Merit list declaration and appearing for GD/ PI round.

What is the eligibility criteria for MBA admission at IBS Hyderabad?

Candidates applying for MBA admission at IBS Hyderabad must have completed graduation in any discipline with at least 50% marks. Besides this, they must have studied English in graduation.

What is the fee of IBS Hyderabad?

The annual fee of IBS Hyderabad is INR 7 lakh. Apart from the annual fee, candidates will also have to pay an amount of INR 10,000 as refundable caution money.

What are the important questions for the PI round of IBS admission?

Some of the important questions for PI round of IBS admission are “What are your goals?”, “How can an MBA or PGPM benefit you?”, “What are your weaknesses?” and “Elaborate your Work Experience.”

How can I apply for MBA admission at IBS Hyderabad?

You can apply for MBA admission at IBS Hyderabad by filling the application form of IBSAT available on the official website of IBS Hyderabad. You will have to choose “IBS Hyderabad” in the application form.

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