IBSAT 2020 Exam

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 19 Nov, 2020 13:35

Registration Starts On July 01, 2020

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All About IBSAT 2020

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education conducts the IBSAT entrance test. It is an aptitude test conducted in online mode for those looking to get into MBA/PhD programmes offered by IBS Hyderabad, the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, MBA offered by IBS Dehradun, the ICFAI University, Dehradun and IBS Jaipur, the ICFAI University, Jaipur and PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) offered at IBS Ahmedabad,
IBS Bengaluru,IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune. 

Students should note that IBSAT 2020 will be conducted on December 26 and 27, 2020 and it will be a proctored online test. Candidates can take IBSAT 2020 from home.

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 2018 onwards, scores of GMAT / CAT / NMAT by GMAC are accepted instead of IBSAT 2020. For PhD, IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders and UGC NET qualified candidates are exempted from appearing for IBSAT 2020.

IBSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The IBSAT 2020 eligibility criteria have been prescribed by


IBSAT 2020 Results

The IBSAT 2020 result is expected to be announced


How to Prepare for IBSAT 2020

Candidates who want to appear in the IBSAT 2020


IBSAT Exam Pattern 2020

ICFAI Foundation prescribes the exam pattern of IBSAT 2020 for


Upcoming Management Exams :


    Exam date: 20 Dec, 2020

IBSAT 2020 Syllabus

In order to prepare well for IBSAT 2020, candidates


Best Books for IBSAT 2020

IBSAT 2020 is a national level examination conducted mainly for


How to Apply for IBSAT 2020

The IBSAT 2020 registration process has been started from 1st July


IBSAT 2020 Mock Test

The IBSAT National Mock Test 2020 has been released


IBSAT 2020 Sample Papers

Candidates appearing for the IBSAT 2020 exam are advised


IBSAT 2020 Admit Card

IBS is expected to issue the IBSAT 2020 admit card in the


IBSAT 2020 Exam Analysis

IBSAT is conducted every year for admission in MBA/PGPM


IBSAT 2020 Answer Key

IBSAT 2020 answer key will be available for the candidates


IBSAT 2020 Cut-Off

IBSAT 2020 cut-off will be released after the declaration of


IBSAT 2020 Participating Colleges

To become eligible for admission in any of the


IBSAT 2020 Selection Procedure

The selection process for IBSAT 2020 is expected to commence


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IBSAT 2020: Important Highlights

Check all the important highlights of IBSAT 2020 exam from the table provided below

Exam NameICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
Mode of examComputer-based Test
Exam LevelNational
Total Campus9 IBS Campus
Type of QuestionsMCQs
IBSAT Exam Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Marking Scheme+1 Mark for Correct answer, No negative marking
Exam Application FeeINR 1800
Courses OfferedPGPM/ MBA and Ph.D in Management 

IBSAT 2020 Important Dates



Application Process Start Date

July 1, 2020

Application Process End Date

December 16, 2020

Admit card availability

To be announced

Date of Examination

December 26 and 27, 2020

Announcement of Result

1st week of January 2021

Selection Briefings

January 09 - 17, 2021

Selection Process 

February/March 2021

IBSAT 2020 Exam Centers

AgraGuwahatiMumbai-Mira Road
AmbalaIndoreNavi Mumbai
Delhi-Kirti NagarKotaSiliguri
Greater NoidaMumbai DadarVisakhapatnam

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

IBSAT 2020 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 01 Jul to 16 Dec, 2020
Exam Date 26 Dec to 27 Dec, 2020

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Related Questions

What MBA courses are offered by ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad?

-vaishnavi kurdeUpdated on August 17, 2020 09:11 PM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad offers a full-time MBA program. The syllabus for the first and second semester will be the same for all the specialisations. After that, you can choose elective courses in Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Information Technology & Systems.  All the topics in the third and fourth semester will be covered from your selected electives. The college also offers a Post Graduate Program in Analytics and Executive MBA Program. If you own a work experience of 1 or 2 years then you can go for the Executive MBA Program.

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FAQs about IBSAT

What colleges accept IBSAT scores?

IBSAT scores are accepted by all the branches of IBS (ICFAI Business School).

What other entrance exams are accepted at IBS (ICFAI Business School )?

IBS(ICFAI Business School) also accepts scores of CAT/ GMAT and NMAT by GMAC.

How many times is IBSAT conducted?

MAT is conducted once a year. IBSAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on 26th and 27th December 2020.

What are the IBSAT exam centres?

Some of the IBSAT exam centres are Durgapur, Dhanbad Thrissur, Coimbatore, Vijayawada and Dehradun.

How many exam centres are available for IBSAT?

More than 94 exam centres are available for IBSAT entrance exam.

How can I check the important dates of IBSAT?

You can check the important dates of IBSAT from the official website of ICFAI Business School.

When will IBSAT 2020 be conducted?

IBSAT 2020 will be conducted on 26th and 27th December 2020.

Who is the conducting body of IBSAT?

IBSAT is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education.

What is the full form of IBSAT?

IBSAT is also known as IBS Aptitude Test.

What is IBSAT?

IBSAT is a common entrance exam conducted for admission to the MBA and PGDM courses offered by IFCAI University.

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