IBSAT Selection Process 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 31 Dec, 2018 13:06 IST

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IBSAT 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection process for IBSAT 2018 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 2018/ CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC will be directly called for the selection process. The selection briefings take place in various cities across India.

As part of the selection process, candidates will have to participate in group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI). Basis their performance in these rounds, IBS will prepare a final selection list. Following are the four main stages in IBSAT selection procedure:

  • Registration

  • Selection Briefing

  • Group Discussion

  • Personal Interview

IBSAT 2018 Selection Process Dates



Date of Examination

22nd to 23rd December 2018

Announcement of Result

1st week of January 2019

Selection Briefings

13th to 20th January 2019

Selection Process

20th-26th February 2019 at IBS Hyderabad (MBA/ PGPM Programme)

17th-20th March 2019 at IBS Hyderabad (Ph.D. Programme)

Stages of IBSAT Selection Process


  • Visit the official website once the cut-off is out.

  • A link is given on the official website during that time.

Selection Briefing:

  • Prior to the IBSAT selection process, IBS organises selection briefings in many cities across the country.

  • A selection briefing is just like a seminar, which is organised to provide the right information and guidance to candidates.

  • A selection briefing is mainly divided into 3 parts – introduction to IBS, briefing on IBS Selection Process, and questions and answers. The experts at IBS answer all the questions of candidates and provide useful tips to prepare for GD and PI.

  • Candidates can choose the venue, date and time of the selection briefing as per their convenience.

  • The selection briefing is organised only for the qualified candidates. After the briefings, the process of GD and PI will begin.

Group Discussion (GD):

  • After the selection briefing, shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD) at IBS Hyderabad campus.

  • In this round, the candidates are divided into groups of 8-10 and each group is given a topic for discussion for 15-20 minutes.

  • The Group Discussion is used to assess candidate's leadership skills, communication skills, tactfulness, ability to solve problem, and ability to stay focused and work in the specified time to assess the candidates.

Personal Interview (PI):

  • Candidates who successfully clear the GD round are called for the final selection round i.e. Personal Interview.

  • In this round, a candidate’s communication skills, level of confidence, attitude, and aptitude are tested.

  • Personal Interview totally depends on the candidate's answers.


  • The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in IBSAT (or CAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC ) + GD + PI + Academic Qualifications.

  • To be eligible for IBSAT admission procedure, it is mandatory for the shortlisted candidates to appear for the GD and PI rounds.

Documents Required for IBSAT Selection Process

  • IBSAT Admit Card

  • IBSAT Score Card

  • Self-attested copy of graduation/12th/10th mark sheet photocopy.

  • Self-attested copy of graduation/12th/10th passing certificate photocopy.

  • Self-attested photocopy of post-graduation (if applicable).

  • Personal data form (filled by the candidate with photo affixed).

FAQs on IBSAT 2018 Selection Process

1. What is Selection Briefings?

The selection briefings are a series of focused seminars to provide the candidate an insight into programmes and processes at IBS. 

2. When is the selection process conducted?

Candidates who qualify based on IBSAT/ CAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC are called for further Selection Process at IBS Hyderabad campus scheduled in the month of February.

3. What does the selection process comprise of?

  • Registration

  • Selection Briefing

  • Group Discussion

  • Personal Interview

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