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IBSAT 2021 Selection Process - Counselling, GD/ PI Dates

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IBSAT 2021 Selection Procedure

ICFAI Business school has announced that the IBSAT 2021 selection process, comprising GD and PI will be conducted in February/ March 2022. Other exam dates have also been announced. Candidates will appear for IBSAT 2021 on December 25 and 26, 2021, and the results will be out in the 1st week of January 2022.

Candidates will be granted admission to ICFI University or ICFAI Business School on the basis of the marks they score in IBSAT 2021. Candidates can also register for the IBSAT 2021 Selection Process based on other entrance exam scores. Those candidates who qualify in CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC will also be directly called for the selection process. The selection briefings take place in various cities across India. Following are the four main stages in the IBSAT selection procedure:

  1. Registration

  2. Selection Briefing

  3. Group Discussion

  4. Personal Interview​​

Following are the weightages that will be used while creating the IBSAT Merit List.



Group Discussion (GD)


Personal Interview (PI)


Previous Academic Records


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All of the details about the IBSAT 2021 Selection Process can be found on this page. Check the dates, eligibility criteria, detailed admission procedure, GD/ PI details etc.

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IBSAT 2021 Selection Dates

The tentative dates for the IBSAT 2021 Selection Process can be found in the table given below.



Date of Examination

December 25 and 26, 2021

Announcement of Result

1st week of January 2022

Selection Briefings

January 8 - 16, 2022

Selection Process

February/ March 2022

Selection Process Result

To be announced

Stages of IBSAT 2021 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 at their convenience.

  • The selection briefing is organised only for 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 the 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 the candidate's leadership skills, communication skills, tactfulness, ability to solve the problem, and the 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.

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

What After IBSAT 2021 Selection Result

Once the IBSAT 2021 selection result is out, the shortlisted candidates will be allotted one or more IBS campuses according to the IBSAT cutoff and institute specific selection criteria. Post this, candidates are required to take final admission by paying a visit to the campus, paying the admission fee and then submitting the documents as specified.

Documents Required for IBSAT 2021 Selection Process

Given below are the documents required for IBSAT 2021 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).

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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 is the last round of IBSAT Selection Process?

The last round of IBSAT Selection Process is Personal Interview (PI).

Who will be selected for admission in ICFAI Business School?

Only those candidates whose name is in the merit list will selected for admission at ICFAI Business School.

Is there a common selection process for all branches of ICFAI?

Yes, there will be a common selection process for all branches of ICFAI.

How can I check the selection process of IBSAT?

You can check the selection process of IBSAT from the official website of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education.

How much weightage will be provided to the Group Discussion (GD) performance in IBSAT merit list?

30% weightage will be given to the performance in Group Discussion (GD) round.

How will the merit list of IBSAT be prepared?

The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in IBSAT/ CAT/ NMAT examination, performance in GD/ PI and academic scores.

Who can appear for IBSAT selection process?

Candidates who have cleared the IBSAT examination are eligible to appear for the IBSAT selection process.

What documents are required during IBSAT selection process?

Some of the documents required during IBSAT selection process IBSAT Score Card, IBSAT Admit Card and Self-attested copy of graduation certificate.

What are the stages for IBSAT selection process?

There are four stages of IBSAT selection process namely Registration, Selection Briefing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview??.

When will the IBSAT selection process start?

Final dates regarding IBSAT selection process have not been uploaded yet on the official website.

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