IBSAT 2019

13 Dec, 2018

IBSAT 2019 – IBSAT is basically the aptitude test which is organized by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education through online mode with a purpose to offer the candidates the admission to various Ph.D. and MBA courses. This test is organized to give the candidates the opportunity to pursue the courses of MBA and Ph.D. The candidates who are aspiring to apply for the exam of IBS will have to visit the official web portal of IBS Hyderabad and register themselves for online application submission. Once the online registration procedure for IBSAT 2019 is completed, the candidates need to go ahead to fill the mandatory details in the form without any mistake or error. After that, they need to upload the documents online and then make the payment of the application fee. Once all these steps are done, the candidates will have to submit the application form for IBSAT 2019. The applicants will be selected on the grounds of their academic qualification and performance in the written exam, GD or Group Discussion and PI or Personal Interview. The authority also considers the scores of GMAT, NMAT or CAT while making the selection of the applicants for admission in various MBA courses. This content is about IBSAT 2019 exam, its important dates and events, registration and application form process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centre details, result announcement, merit list, cut off and counseling process. The applicants are suggested to go through the article sincerely and clear the concepts related to IBSAT 2019.

IBSAT 2019 Exam: An Overview

There are total nine campuses of IBS and approximately 7000 or more students are undergoing various management programs from IBS. The 9 campuses are Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, Kolkata and Dehradun. IBS 2019 exam will be held on the given date as prescribed by the ICFAI and the applicants will have to appear at the examination centre on the given time with their admit cards and other required documents.

IBSAT 2019 Important Dates

    The important dates related to IBSAT 2019 and their schedule is given below. The candidates can read the table below and get a tentative idea of IBSAT 2019 events.

    IBSAT 2019 Events Dates (Tentative)
    Start date for IBSAT 2019 Application Form First week of July 2019
    Last date for submission of application form Second week of December 2019
    Booking of slot for IBSAT 2019 exam A week or two before the exam
    Availability of Admit card After the slot booking
    IBSAT 2019 examination date Fourth week of December 2019
    Announcement of Result First week of January 2020

    IBSAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

    The applicants need to meet the eligibility requirements of the IBS if they wish to apply for IBSAT 2019 exam. In case, any of the applicants skips reading the eligibility criteria and fill the application form online, he or she will have to bear the consequences. The authority may reject the application at any stage in case the eligibility requirements are not fulfilled. IBSAT 2019 eligibility criteria that the aspirants need to go through to apply for this exam are given below:

    • The applicants need to carry the degree of graduation with at least 50% marks and the medium should be English.
    • All the candidates need to have the education of at least 15 years in the pattern of 10+2+3 or 10+2+4.
    • The candidates who do not have the English medium in the graduation will have to provide the scores of TOEFL or IELTS or NELT.

    Note that the students who are waiting to appear in the final year of graduation exam are also considered eligible for IBSAT 2019 exam.

    Online Registration for IBSAT 2019

    The availability of the IBSAT 2019 application form will be both online and offline. The candidates will have to fill the details like personal information, communication details and academic qualification and other mandatory information in the IBSAT 2019 form correctly without any error. Once the online registration is completed, the candidates will get their login id and password to access the account for IBSAT 2019 exam. If the applicants opt for filling up the online application form for IBSAT 2019, they need to enter the login credentials to upload the documents like signature image and photograph in the specified format and size.

    For those who aspire to fill the IBSAT 2019 offline application form, they need to visit the marketing branches of IBS. The candidates who have filled the form online can make the fee payment for IBSAT 2019 through debit card or net banking or credit card. On the other hand, the candidates who fill the offline application form need to pay the fee amount through cash at the IBS offices.

    IBSAT Application Fee 2019

    The applicants will have to submit the IBSAT 2019 application fee amount of Rs. 1800 through cash or online options like debit card or credit card or net banking.

    IBSAT Slot Booking 2019

    The candidates who fill the form for IBSAT 2019 online and submit the same successfully will get the chance for IBSAT slot booking. In the process of slot booking, the applicants need to opt for the date of the IBSAT 2019 exam, timing and the test centre. This slot booking for IBSAT 2019 exam will be commenced on the basis of first come and first serve. In order to book the particular slot, the applicants need to login online by entering the Application Number and the Password and then access the page of slot booking. It is mandatory for the candidates to complete the procedure of online slot booking before the date of the IBSAT 2019 exam as they will be given the access to download the hall ticket or admit card for IBSAT 2019 after booking the slot.

    IBSAT 2019 Admit Card

    The candidates should first complete the procedure for online slot booking and then visit the web portal to enter their login credentials and download the admit card for IBSAT 2019. Once it is downloaded, the applicants need to check each and every detail on the admit card right from the personal information like name, address, contact number etc to the date of the exam, timing, centre name and its address. In case of any error or discrepancy in the admit card, the candidates need to report the same to the IBS. This admit card or hall ticket is very important document and the applicants will have to take the hard copy of the same and bring it to the examination hall on the day of exam.

    Examination Centers for IBSAT 2019

    The tentative examination center names for IBSAT 2019 exam are mentioned below. This exam is expected to be conducted at the given test centers:

    Indore Ambala Mumbai-Andheri
    Ahmedabad Gwalior Mumbai-Mira Road
    Ajmer Haldwani Mumbai-Thane
    Aligarh Hardwar Muzfarpur
    Allahabad Hissar Mysore
    Alwar Hyderabad Nagpur
    Guwahati Agra 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 Mangalore Varanasi
    Gorakhpur Meerut Vijayawada
    Greater Noida Moradabad Visakhapatnam
    Gurgaon Mumbai Dadar Warangal

    IBSAT 2019 Pattern of Exam

    The pattern for IBSAT 2019 should be known to all the aspirants who have applied for this exam with a hope to get selected and pursue MBA courses. The details of the exam pattern are mentioned below:

    • Mode of the exam: It will be the Computer-based test or CBT where the applicants need to click online on the correct answer.
    • Duration of the exam: Two hours
    • Type of Questions: Objective type of Multiple Choice

    IBSAT 2019 Syllabus

    Not only the exam pattern but also the syllabus of IBSAT 2019 should be known to the applicants and then only they will be able to make their study plan and strategize the preparation methods. The syllabus of this exam contains subjects like Quantitative Aptitude, Data Adequacy, Vocabulary, Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. The applicants need to refer the books of the acclaimed authors for preparation of this exam. Apart from this, they must solve the sample papers and the question papers of previous year exams to know about the actual pattern of the questions. By solving the sample exam papers, they can also check their own speed and accuracy.

    IBSAT 2019 Result

    The authority will release the result for IBSAT 2019 exam on its website and the applicants will get the access to it when they enter their application number and password and click the submit tab. IBS will not reveal the score of IBSAT 2019 rather they will publish the merit list in the form of result. This exam is basically the qualifying test to get selected for other levels of admission tests. The candidates who will qualify all the levels of IBSAT 2019 need to make the payment of the admission fee to book their seats. The fee details will be decided by the IBS.

    IBSAT 2019 Selection Criteria

    The applicants whose selection will be done on the grounds of their CAT or GMAT or NMAT or IBSAT 2019 scores will be given the call letter by the authority to present at IBS Hyderabad for further procedure of selection which will contain the steps of GD or Group Discussion and PI or Personal Interview.  This will be conducted in the month of February 2020. The selection procedure consists of these steps:

    • Registration
    • Briefing
    • Group discussion
    • Personal interview

    Online Registration

    All the selected applicants need to make entry for the process of selection as per the prescribed schedule by the authority. The candidates will have to carry the below mentioned documents reporting when they report at the venue for selection procedure:

    • Completely filled Application Form for IBSAT 2019 with affixed photograph.
    • Self-attested mark sheet copies and the certificates of class 10th, 12th, Graduation and Post Graduation (if applicable).
    • The call letter for the process of selection and the hard copy of the confirmation page along with one photo identity proof.
    • The applicants who will successfully submit these documents will be given the admit card for selection procedure that mentions the information about the related events that will be scheduled for the day.
    • The candidates must carry this admit card till the process of selection gets over.


    The candidates will get the actual information of the programs with the help of the briefings which are basically the series of seminars organized by IBS. The candidates who wish to be present for briefing need to pick any of the time slots suitable for them and mention it on the online confirmation form for SP and SB which will be there on the official portal of IBS.

    Group Discussion

    In the process of Group Discussion, the authority will call approximately eight to ten applicants together and they will be provided the time duration of 15 minutes for the group discussion. Once the discussion will get over, the applicants will be provided the chance to quote the summary of their discussion within a minute. The main objective of GD or Group Discussion is to assess the expression of the applicants, their communication and analytical skills and group behavior.


    The final step of IBSAT 2019 selection procedure is the stage of PI or Personal Interview. The authority will ask the questions that will lay emphasis upon their aptitude, self confidence, attitude and behavior and also their career aspirations. The panel of the interviewers also assesses the skills and knowledge of the applicants’ general awareness, expressions and thinking and their sharp acumen for career growth.

    The weightage for various components in the procedure of selection are mentioned below in tabular form.

    Criteria Weightage (%)
    Past Academic Record (Class 10th- 10, Class 12th-  15, Graduation- 25) 50
    GD 25
    PI 25
    Total 100


    Hope this article will clarify your doubts regarding IBSAT 2019. For any issue, feel free to contact us.


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