MBA Entrances-National Level


IBSAT is an online aptitude test conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education (a deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC act 1956), for students seeking admission to the MBA / PhD programs of IBS Hyderabad.

IBSAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and consists of multiple choice questions. IBSAT is of 2 hours duration and is aimed at testing the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension

GMAT/NMAT by GMACTM/CAT scores (from 2016 onwards) are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2018. Candidates with GMAT®, NMAT by GMACTM or CAT scores are exempted from IBSAT 2018.

MBA program offered by IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur.

PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) program offered by IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru,IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses 2 hrs Computer based test with Multiple choice questions

IBSAT paper has 140 questions in total which are multiple choice questions

  • Verbal Ability : 50
  • Reading Comprehension : 30
  • Quantitative Aptitude : 30
  • Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation : 30

Areas tested:

Quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks (as calculated by respective University) with medium of instruction as English.

All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis)

Applicants in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations / viva / assignments) before May 31, 2019. The admission will remain provisional until they produce marks sheets and degree certificates establishing their eligibility. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2019.

Selection Process

Candidates who have qualified based on scores of IBSAT2017/GMAT®/CAT/NMAT by GMACTM are called for the selection process at IBS Hyderabad in February 2019. The selection process comprises of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Admission decision:

The final selection is based on past academic record and performance of the candidates in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Important Dates:

Application Submission July 01 – December 12 , 2018
Test December 22 - 23 , 2018
Results 1 week of January , 2019
Selection Briefings January 13 – 20 , 2019
Selection Process MBA/ PGPM Program: February 20-26, 2019 at IBS Hyderabad