The ICFAI Business School (IBS) has started the registration process for IBSAT 2018 from July 01, 2018 onwards. The application form for IBSAT 2018 is available online at the website, The IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is a national level entrance test which is held once a year. This year, it is scheduled to be held on December 22-23, 2018. This national level entrance test is conducted to offer admission in MBA/PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses. The candidates can also apply for admission in the various campuses of ICFAI Business School through other national level test scores such as CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT. Check complete details about IBSAT 2018 from this page.

Latest: The IBSAT 2018 Application Form is now available – Apply Online

IBSAT 2018

IBS is one of the best B-schools in India, also the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad campus has been ranked number 22 as per NIRF 2018 Ranking. Check the compelete schedule for IBSAT 2018 from the table below.

IBSAT 2018 Important Dates
Registration for IBSAT 2018 starts by 01 Jul 2018
Last date to submit IBSAT 2018 Application Form 12 Dec 2018
Issuance of  Admit Card A week or two before the exam
IBSAT 2018 exam date 22-23 Dec 2018
Declaration of entrance test result 01 week of Jan 2019
Briefing for the selection will be done from 13-23 Jan 2019
Selection Process is down from 20-26 Feb 2019

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IBSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The first and foremost information that you should check is the eligibility criteria. Only proceed to apply for an entrance test if you fulfill its eligibility conditions. The eligibility criteria for admission in MBA programs as given by IBS is as follows:

  • Should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized university.
  • Must have obtained minimum 50% or above in the degree examination.
  • Should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis)
  • The medium of instruction in the graduation should be English. However, those who do not fulfill this criterion can submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2019.
  • Those in their final year of degree examination are also eligible to apply for IBSAT 2018. However, they must complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations /viva /assignments) before May 31, 2019. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2019.

IBSAT 2018 Registration

The application form for IBSAT 2018 is available in both online and offline mode. You can either apply online at the official website of IBSAT, provide personal and contact details. Then pay the requisite amount of the registration fee, after which you will get a confirmation email to the registered email id provided by you. Within one week you will receive a hard copy of the IBSAT Bulletin within one week.

Or else you can obtain IBSAT Application Form at any of the IBS Market Branches near you.

IBSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

To effectively prepare for any examination, the candidates must know the exam pattern of the test. The facets of the exam patterns are as below:

  • Mode of examination: The exam will be held online.
  • Duration of the test:  02 hours
  • Type of questions: MCQ
  • Total number of questions: 140
  • Number of sections: There will be 4 sections in the exam, for Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation.

The distribution of question in each of these sections is as follows:

Course Number of Questions
Verbal Ability 50
Reading Comprehension 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 30
Total 140

IBSAT 2018 Syllabus

IBSAT exam tests the candidate’s ability in analytical reasoning, data adequacy, data interpretation, quantitative techniques, reading comprehension and vocabulary. IBSAT Syllabus 2018 covers English language and grammar, quantitative aptitude, analytical reasoning, data adequacy & data interpretation.

Verbal Ability Quantitative Aptitude Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
Comprehension of passage Number System Tables
Syllogisms Work, Pipes, and Cisterns Data Interpretation
English Grammar Discount Data Sufficiency
Punctuation Arithmetic Progression Logical Reasoning
Incorrect words Average Cause and effects
English Usage Time and Work Graphs representing an area
Sentence completion Percentage Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
Contextual usage Algebra Pie chart
Analogies Geometry Venn – diagram
Vocabulary Coordinate Geometry Critical Reasoning
Replace the missing words Mensuration Visual reasoning
Para Jumble Probability Bar graphs
Reading Comprehensions Installment payments Column graphs
Permutation & Combination Statements and Conclusions
Quadratic and linear equation Matrix arrangements
Profit & Loss
Allegation & mixtures

IBSAT 2018 Exam Center

The IBS Aptitude Test is expected to be held in 93 test centers. These centers will be established all over India. The candidates will able to state their choices for the exam center while booking the slot. The candidates should note that they must submit the choices carefully. Once the exam center is allocated, it can not be changed.

Agra Guwahati Mumbai-Andheri
Ahmedabad Gwalior Mumbai-Mira Road
Ajmer Haldwani Mumbai-Thane
Aligarh Hardwar Muzfarpur
Allahabad Hissar Mysore
Alwar Hyderabad Nagpur
Ambala Indore Nasik
Aurangabad Jabalpur Navi Mumbai
Bangalore Jaipur Noida
Bareilly Jalandhar Patna
Baroda Jammu Pune
Belgaum Jamshedpur Raipur
Bhilai Jodhpur Rajahmundry
Bhopal Jorhat Rajkot
Bhubaneshwar Kanpur Ranchi
Chandigarh 34 Karnal Rohtak
Chennai Khammam Rourkela
Coimbatore Kochi Secunderabad
Cuttack Kolapur Shillong
Dehradun Kolkata Shimla
Delhi-Kirti Nagar Kolkata Silchar
Delhi-Okhla Kota Siliguri
Delhi-Vivek-Vihar Kozhikode Surat
Dhanbad Lucknow Thrissur
Dibrugarh Ludhiana Tirupati
Durgapur Madurai Trivandrum
Faridabad Mandi Udaipur
Ghaziabad Manglore Varanasi
Gorakhpur Meerut Vijayawada
Greater Noida Moradabad Visakhapatnam
Gurgaon Mumbai Dadar Waranga

IBSAT 2018 Mock Test

The conducting body will also provide the mock test link for IBSAT 2018. The link to avail it is also provided on this page. The candidates can avail the mock test facility to enhance their preparation and efficiency.6

IBSAT 2018 Slot Booking and Admit Card

To download the admit card of IBSAT 2018, the candidates will have to ensure that they submit the application form in the prescribed format. Also, the IBSAT Admit Card 2018 will only be generated by the system if the candidates will book a slot.

The IBSAT 2018 Slot Booking is that procedure through which, the candidates reserve a test center, day, and time. The booking will begin in the month of November / December 2018. For this, the conducting body will open a separate portal. Once the candidates have successfully booked the slot, the link to download the IBSAT 2018 Admit Card will be displayed.

IBSAT 2018 Selection Process

Candidates who will qualify the entrance test will be eligible for the selection process at IBS Hyderabad in February 2019. The selection process comprises of Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.

IBSAT Result 2018

The result of IBSAT 2018 exam will be announced online and the candidates will not receive it at their residential address. The candidates can be able to check it online at candidate’s IBSAT 2018 Login by submitting the Application Number and Password. The selected candidates will be called for the IBSAT 2018 selection procedure, which will comprise of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The final admission will be granted on the basis of merit list of IBSAT, which will be released after GD/PI round.

About ICFAI IBS and Campuses; Courses; Fee Structure

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (IFAI) is a non-profit educational society. It belongs to the state of Telangana and the headquarter of it is situated in Hyderabad. The ICFAI Business School (IBS) is the department responsible for management admissions.

IBSAT 2018 Participating Institutes – There are 11 universities under it. However, ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test is held for the intake of candidates in 9 campuses of ICFAI. These campuses are as listed below.

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

Courses – In these ICFAI IBS Institutes, MBA and PGPM courses are offered. The MBA program is only offered at Dehradun, Jaipur, and Hyderabad. Whereas, the PGPM is offered in the remaining six campuses.

IBSAT Fee Structure – The fee details for all the institutes is as mentioned, in the table below:

Campuses Fee Amount for MBA/PGPM
IBS Hyderabad Rs. 6.250 lakhs p.a
IBS Ahmedabad Rs. 3.63 lakhs p.a
IBS Bengaluru Rs. 3.63 lakhs p.a
IBS Mumbai Rs. 3.63 lakhs p.a
IBS Gurgaon Rs. 3.63 lakhs p.a
IBS Kolkata Rs. 3.63 lakhs p.a
IBS Pune Rs. 3.63 lakhs p.a
IBS Jaipur Rs. 2.55 lakhs p.a
IBS Dehradun Rs. 2.55 lakhs p.a

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