IBSAT Selection Process 2020

Abhinav Chamoli Updated On: 10 Jan, 2020 18:07 IST

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IBSAT 2020 Selection Procedure

The selection process for IBSAT 2020 is expected to commence in the month of February. After checking the IBSAT result, 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 2020/ 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 of 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​​

While preparing the final merit list, the IBSAT officials will give preference to the following:

  • 30% weightage to Group Discussion (GD)

  • 30% weightage to Personal Interview (PI)

  • 40% weightage to Previous Academic Records

IBSAT 2020 Selection Process Dates

The tentative dates for the IBSAT 2020 Selection Process can be found in the table given below.


Dates (Tentative)

Date of Examination

3rd Week of December 2020

Announcement of Result

4th Week of December 2020

Selection Briefings

2nd - 3rd Week of January 2020

Selection Process

Last Week of February 2020

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 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 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.

  • 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.

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).

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