IBSAT 2019 Exam

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All About IBSAT 2019

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education conducts the IBSAT entrance test which is an aptitude test conducted in online mode for those looking to get into MBA/PhD programmes offered at all the nine IBS campuses, which are Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Pune, Mumbai, Dehradun, Jaipur and Hyderabad. The main aim of conducting IBSAT is to analyse the applicants’ ability in data interpretation, quantitative techniques, vocabulary, data adequacy, reading comprehension and analytical reasoning required to pursue MBA or PhD programmes at all the nine IBS campuses.

The conducting body, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956, is a Deemed to be University. A Computer-Based Test, IBSAT paper comprises of 140 questions in MCQ format. The duration of the IBSAT entrance exam is 120 minutes, which is 2 hours. 

IBSAT application forms are made available to the candidates in the form of IBSAT bulletin which can be purchased online for INR 1800/-. The application forms for IBSAT are accepted of only those candidates who fulfil the minimum IBSAT eligibility criteria. Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) aspirants who will apply for IBSAT can only secure a seat at either of the IBS Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Pune and Mumbai campuses. 

From 2017 onwards, the IBSAT authorities decided to scrap the policy under which only IBSAT scores were used to grant admission to MBA and PhD aspirants in all the IBS campuses. Now candidates with a valid CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC scores are also offered admission at all the campuses of IBS.

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IBSAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The IBSAT 2019 eligibility criteria have been prescribed by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, which is the conducting body of the exam. To become eligible to apply for the exam, Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate is a must. The degree could be in any discipline from a recognised university. Candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IBS must fulfil the eligibility criteria of IBSAT. Before filling the IBSAT application form, candidates must check the IBSAT eligibility criteria ...

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IBSAT 2019 Syllabus

In order to prepare well for IBSAT 2019, candidates must go through the syllabus of IBSAT 2019 in detail. Knowing the syllabus well in advance will help aspirants plan better for the exam. IBSAT is conducted by IBS for shortlisting candidates for its management programmes. The exam is meant to evaluate students on the basis of their Vocabulary, Quantitative Ability, Data Adequacy, Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

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IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern

ICFAI Foundation prescribes the exam pattern of IBSAT 2019 for admission to various MBA/PGPM and Ph. D courses. Candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of the IBSAT exam pattern before appearing for the test. The exam pattern for IBSAT comprises of the type of questions, marking scheme, time duration and the total number of questions.

The IBSAT exam is a computer-based test carrying 140 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that must be completed within the time duration of 120 minutes. A detailed view of ...

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IBSAT 2019 Pre-Exam Analysis

The IBSAT 2019 pre-exam analysis is based on the previous year exam analysis due to the same IBSAT exam pattern that has been in continuation for the last 5 years. The pre-exam analysis for IBSAT 2019 will focus on in-depth analysis of the IBSAT 2019 paper and section-wise analysis of the IBSAT entrance exam which will be conducted in the month of December. 

IBSAT 2019 Section-Wise Pre-Exam Analysis

The section-wise pre-exam analysis of IBSAT 2019 is given below:

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How to Prepare for IBSAT 2019

Candidates who want to appear in the IBSAT 2019 entrance should be aware of the preparation strategy which should be adapted by them in order to successfully ace the entrance. Going through this section will help them know about the various tips and tricks which can turn out to be very effective in chalking out a preparation strategy. IBPS is a national level entrance examination which is conducted for the management aspirants by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. As ...

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IBSAT 2019 Participating Colleges

To become eligible for admission in any of the IBSAT 2019 participating colleges/ institute, IBSAT must qualify the entrance examination. IBSAT 2019 will be held in December 2019 and the result of IBSAT 2019 will be released in the month of January 2020. Through IBSAT 2019, candidates will get admission into the participating institutes of IBSAT, that includes campuses located in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.

The participating institutes are the colleges where the score/marks of IBSAT 2019 exam ...

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IBSAT 2019 Result

The IBSAT 2019 result will be announced on the official website of ICFAI Business School (www.ibsindia.org). Ever year, ICFAI conducts the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) for candidates seeking admission in management courses offered by the colleges of ICFAI University. The primary aim to conduct IBSAT is to test candidates’ aptitude in English Vocabulary, Qualitative Ability, Written & Verbal Skills, and Logical Reasoning. The exam for this year has already been conducted and the result has been announced as ...

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IBSAT 2019 Selection Procedure

The selection process for IBSAT 2019 is expected to commence in the month of February. Once the IBSAT result is announced, the shortlisted candidates will be invited for further admission rounds in the month of January. Candidates will be granted admission to ICFI University or ICFAI Business School on the basis of the marks they score in the IBSAT examination. Those candidates who qualify IBSAT 2019/ CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC will be directly called for the selection process. The selection ...

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IBSAT 2019 Cut-Off

IBSAT 2019 Cut-Off will release after the declaration of IBSAT 2019 Result. The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education will release the cut-off on the official website, for candidates to see their position after the result declaration. The expected date of release of the IBSAT 2019 Cut-Off is to be announced in the second week of January 2020. Whereas, the date of examination for IBSAT 2018 is planned to be conducted in December 2019 for the aspirants of MBA and PGDM courses.

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Best Books for IBSAT 2019

IBSAT 2019 is a national level examination conducted mainly for aspirants of MBA and PGDM courses for nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses situated in Dehradun, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. The IBSAT 2019 is scheduled to be conducted in December 2019 with the declaration of the result in the first week of January 2020.

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IBSAT 2019 Admit Card

IBS will issue IBSAT 2019 admit card in the month of December 2019. The next step after completing the registration process of IBSAT 2019 is to download the IBSAT admit card as soon as they are released. By entering Application Number and Date of Birth, candidates will be able to download their admit card online. Candidates who successfully complete their  IBSAT registration process (registered candidates) by filling the IBSAT application form and submitting it online, would be able to download IBSAT admit card ...

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How to Apply for IBSAT 2019

The IBSAT 2019 registration process has been started from 1st July and will end in the month of December 2019. Once the candidates register successfully for the entrance examination, they can fill the application form either in online mode or offline mode. Before filling the IBSAT application form, candidates must check the IBSAT Eligibility Criteria and other details related to the exam. ICFAI Foundation conducted the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) for admission to its MBA/PGPM and PhD programmes.

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IBSAT 2019 Answer Key

IBSAT 2019 answer key will be available for the candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam. The answer key of IBSAT 2019 will be made available once the exam has been conducted. The IBSAT 2019 is scheduled to be held in December 2019 and the answer key of the exam will be available once the exam has been conducted successfully. IBSAT 2019 is conducted by its conducting body i.e. ICFAI business school for management programs. The result of IBSAT 2019 will ...

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IBSAT 2019 Mock Test

IBSAT 2019 mock test is now available for candidates preparing to take the exam this year. The examination is scheduled to be conducted in December 2019. Candidates who have successfully applied for IBSAT 2019 may start preparing for the exam right away. Candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus of IBSAT 2019 before beginning to take the mock tests.

Aspirants of IBSAT 2019 can also access the IBSAT 2019 Mock Test on its official website. 

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IBSAT 2019 Important Dates



Application Process Start Date

1st July 2019

Application Process End Date

December 12, 2019

Admit card availability

December 14-15, 2019 (Tentative)

Date of Examination

December 21 and 22, 2019

Announcement of Result

January 2020

Selection Briefings

January 11 to 19, 2020

Selection Process 

February 22 to 29, 2020

IBSAT 2019 Exam Centers

Agra Guwahati Mumbai-Mira Road
Ahmedabad Gwalior Mumbai-Thane
Ajmer Haldwani Muzaffarpur
Aligarh Hardwar Mysore
Allahabad Hissar Nagpur
Alwar Hyderabad Nasik
Ambala Indore Navi Mumbai
Aurangabad Jabalpur Noida
Bangalore Jaipur Patna
Bareilly Jalandhar Pune
Baroda Jammu Raipur
Belgaum Jamshedpur Rajahmundry
Bhilai Jodhpur Rajkot
Bhopal Jorhat Ranchi
Bhubaneswar Kanpur Rohtak
Chandigarh Karnal Rourkela
Chennai Khammam Secunderabad
Coimbatore Kochi Shillong
Cuttack Kolapur Shimla
Dehradun Kolkata Silchar
Delhi-Kirti Nagar Kota Siliguri
Delhi-Okhla Kozhikode Surat
Delhi-Vivek-Vihar Lucknow Thrissur
Dhanbad Ludhiana Tirupati
Dibrugarh Madurai Trivandrum
Durgapur Mandi Udaipur
Faridabad Manglore Varanasi
Ghaziabad Meerut Vijayawada
Gorakhpur Moradabad Visakhapatnam
Greater Noida Mumbai Dadar Visakhapatnam
Gurgaon Mumbai-Andheri Warangal

Advantages of Appearing in IBSAT

Before applying for IBSAT entrance exam, it is very important to discuss the advantages of appearing in the IBSAT test. The IBSAT test-takers, after getting admission into their desired course and IBS campus, will have the following advantages:

  • With quality exposure to case-based learning methodology, the students are brought closer to the working mechanism of the Industry

  • Students imbibe qualities like decision-making due to constant exposure to simulation and business modelling

  • Guest lectures by Industry Experts facilitate the students with in-depth knowledge about the industry  

  • At the IBS campuses, the ultimate focus is on the overall development of the students

Stages Involved in IBSAT Exam

The IBSAT exam involves the following stages:

  1. Application process

  2. Release of IBSAT admit card

  3. IBSAT exam

  4. Result announcement

  5. Briefings about selection

  6. IBSAT selection process

IBSAT Exam Highlights

Conducting Body

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Computer-Based (Online)

Maximum Time

2 Hours

IBSAT Application Fee

INR 1800/-

The medium of IBSAT Test

English Only

Scores Accepted other than IBSAT


Important Dates

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IBSAT 2019 Important Events Dates
Registration Date 01 Jul to 12 Dec, 2019
Exam Date 21 Dec to 22 Dec, 2019
Admit Card Date 14 Dec to 15 Dec, 2019
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