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IBSAT 2021 Exam

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 03 Mar, 2021 10:11

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All About IBSAT 2021 (Notification in July)

IBSAT 2020 selection process result has been announced on March 2, 2021 basis which students will be allotted IBS campuses. IBSAT 2021 notification is expected to be out in the first week of July and the exam is likely to be held in the fourth week of December 2021.

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education conducts the IBSAT entrance test 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 AhmedabadIBS Bengaluru,IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune. 

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 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 can only be filled by 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 2021. For PhD, IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders and UGC NET qualified candidates are exempted from appearing for IBSAT 2021. All of the important details about IBSAT 2021 such as the eligibility criteria, application process, preparation strategy, paper analysis etc. can be found here.                                                                         

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IBSAT 2021: Important Highlights

Check all the important highlights of IBSAT 2021 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 21, 2020

Admit card availability

December 22, 2020 (Released)

Date of Examination

December 26 and 27, 2020

Announcement of Result

December 30, 2020

Selection Briefings

January 09 - 17, 2021

Selection Process 

February/March 2021

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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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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