IBSAT 2018

IBSAT 2018 - ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test

Last Date to Apply

12 Decemeber 2018

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About IBSAT 2018

IBSAT 2018 or the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test is being conducted every year by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. On 22 and 23 December, IBSAT will be held in a computer based mode for admission to the MBA and PGPM programmes of the various campuses of IBS. The IBS application process has started and the form is available online as well as offline mode. The last date to fill and submit IBSAT registration 2018 is 12 December.

Apart from IBSAT 2018, candidates will be granted admission on the basis of GMAT, NMAT by GMC, CAT scores. The candidates who have or are appearing in the final year of Graduation and have completed at least 15 years of education are eligible to apply. Also, the applicants must make sure that they have at least 50% aggregate marks in their Bachelor's degree. IBSAT 2018 will be held in a computer based mode and it will contain between 125 to 140 MCQs. The duration of the test is 2 hours. Go through this page for complete details on IBSAT 2018, dates, registration process, fees, result, etc.

IBSAT 2018 - Dates

The table below provides the list of IBSAT 2018 dates. Aspirants are advised to be familiar with the IBSAT important dates to avoid missing deadlines.



IBSAT Registration Started

1 July 2018

Last date to submit IBS application

12 December 2018

IBSAT Exam Date

22 – 23 December 2018

IBSAT Result 2018 Announcement

First Week of January 2019

Selection Briefing

13 – 20 January 2019

Selection Process

MBA/ PGPM Program: February 20-26, 2019 at IBS Hyderabad

PhD Program: March 17-20, 2019 at IBS Hyderabad


IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

It is important for management aspirants applying for IBSAT 2018 to make sure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria of the test. Failing to meet any of the IBSAT eligibility criteria will lead to cancellation of the candidature. Check the points below for the list of IBSAT 2018 eligibility criteria -

  • Applicant must have a minimum of 10+2+3/4 (15 Years of education background)
  • The applicant must be a graduate of a recognized University in any discipline. The candidate should have had English as the medium of instruction and should have scored at least 50% in graduation
  • Candidates who are in their graduation final year can also apply for the examination. However, the candidates must have completed all their practical examinations, viva or assignment work and the proof of the completion of the course must be submitted before 1 November 2019
  • If the interested candidate did not have English as a medium of instruction in graduation, then they have to provide their score in TOEFL/NELT/IELTS by 31 May 2019

IBSAT Registration 2018

The IBS application form is available online as well as offline. Management aspirants are advised to fill and submit the IBSAT Registration 2018 form within the end date with all the necessary details and documents. Candidates can check the IBS application process from the points given below -

  • STEP 1: Candidates have to register using their personal and contact details in the given fields
  • STEP 2: Click the submit button, a review page will open up, applicants are advised to review the information provided by them and edit it if found incorrect
  • STEP 3: Applicants have to pay the registration fees using the available payment options
  • STEP 4: On successful payment of registration form applicants will get IBSAT Login details on their registered Email Id.
  • STEP 5: IBSAT Bulletin will be dispatched to the address of the candidate within the 7 days of successful payment of the registration fee.

IBSAT Registration Form Submission

Registration Form has to be submitted only through the Online Portal. Candidates who have bought the Registration Voucher by Cash also have to submit their registration form online. IBSAT 2018 Bulletin will be dispatched to the candidates within seven days from the date of filling the online registration form.

IBSAT 2018 - Application Fee

The candidates need to pay the registration fee at the time of the filing of the registration form, The fee can be paid via online and offline modes and the IBSAT Registration Fee is Rs 1800.

IBS Fee Structure 2018

Name of the Course


Course Fee


IBS Hyderabad

Rs 12,51,000


IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur

Rs 5,11,000


IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Kolkata,
IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai, IBS Pune.

Rs 7,26,000

*Course  Fee has to be paid in Five Instalments, an additional amount of Rs.10,000 as refundable Caution Deposit has to be paid with the first instalment of Tuition Fee

IBSAT 2018 - Exam Pattern

It is important for candidates to go through the IBSAT exam pattern to understand the structure of the question paper. As per the IBSAT 2018 test pattern, the question booklet will contain Multiple Choice Questions between 125 to 140. The duration of IBSAT 2018 is 2 hours and the test will be held in a computer based mode only. Check the table below to know more about the exam pattern of IBSAT 2018 and question paper pattern -

Section  No. of Questions
Verbal Ability 50
Reading Comprehension 25 - 30
Quantitative Aptitude 25  - 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 25 - 30
Total 125 - 140


IBSAT 2018 - Syllabus

As per the IBS Syllabus 2018, the question paper will contain questions based on topics such as Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation. IBS aspirants are advised to be familiar with the IBSAT syllabus so that they don't waste time on unnecessary topics. Some of the important topics on which the questions will be based in IBSAT 2018 are as follows -

  • Verbal Ability - Incorrect words, Contextual usage, Punctuation, Analogies, English Usage, Vocabulary, Para Jumble, Comprehension of passage, etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude - Permutation & Combination, Co-ordinate Geometry, Probability, Profit & Loss,  Arithmetic Progression, Percentage, Algebra, Geometry, etc
  • Reading Comprehension - In this part, the questions will be asked about the passages provided. There will be a total of 3 passages.
  • Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation - Critical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Column graphs, Data Sufficiency, Bar graphs, Data Interpretation, etc.

IBSAT 2018 - Admit Card

Only the applicants who have successfully submitted the application form will be issued the IBSAT Application Form. Candidates are required to download IBSAT Admit Card 2018 and keep a copy of the same for future reference. IBSAT Admit Card will be required at the time of IBSAT Examination for the verification purpose, the applicants can download the admit card from the official IBSAT website after the registration process is over.

Candidates failing to carry the admit card of IBSAT 2018 to the examination hall won't be allowed to enter the exam hall and write the test. The IBSAT admit card will contain details about the candidate, the timing of the test, address of the exam centre, etc. Even after the conduct of IBSAT 2018, aspirants are advised to keep the IBS admit card safe.

IBSAT 2018 - Result

The ICFAI Business School will be releasing IBSAT result online and the shortlisted candidates will be eligible to participate in the Group DIscussion and Personal Interview round. For the GD and PI rounds of IBSAT, candidates are required to visit the IBS Hyderabad campus. The IBSAT 2018 Result will be available online and candidates are required to enter their credentials to access the same. However, the final IBSAT result will be prepared after the conclusion of the GD and PI rounds.

IBSAT 2018 Selection 

The final selection of the candidates is not only based on their performance in the written exams, GD and PI but also on their performance in their past academic records. The selection process will be conducted at the listed below campuses and the candidates will be intimated by the email registered at the time of the submission of IBSAT Registration Form.

  • IBS Ahmedabad
  • IBS Bengaluru
  • IBS Dehradun
  • IBS Gurgaon
  • IBS Jaipur
  • IBS Kolkata
  • IBS Mumbai
  • IBS Pune

The final selection of the candidates will be base done their performances in the GD PI and also the weightage from their previous year academic and educational record will be considered for the final admission. 

IBSAT 2018 - IBS Admission Offices

The following are the admission offices of ICFAI Business Schools -

ibsat offices admission

About IBSAT 2018

The ICFAI (Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India) is a not-for-profit Society. ICFAI has sponsored 11 Private Universities in different States leading to the Pan-Indian presence of ICFAI Universities. ICFAI Group is one of the largest Private Universities Groups in India.

IBSAT Exam is conducted every year to offer admission into the following Programs:

  • 2-year MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur
  • 2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) at 6 IBS campuses. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune
  • 4-year PhD program (Full Time and Part time) at IBS Hyderabad

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IBSAT 2018 Contact

IBS Admissions Office
65, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta
Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana

Telephone Board: 040 – 23440963
Toll Free:1800 425 55 66 77
Email: ibsadmissions@ibsindia.org

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