MBA Entrances-National Level

IBS offers the following Programs:

2-year MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur.

4-year Ph. D program (Full Time/Part Time) at IBS Hyderabad

2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) at 6 IBS campuses – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune

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.

The application form is common for admission to MBA/PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses and PhD program (full-time/part time) at IBS Hyderabad campus.


GMAT®/NMAT by GMACTM/CAT scores (from 2018 onwards) are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2020. Candidates with GMAT®, NMAT by GMACTM or CAT scores are exempted from IBSAT 2020.

IBSAT Paper pattern

IBSAT is an aptitude test.

This year IBSAT will be a proctored online test which can be taken by students from their homes.

  • Duration - two hours.
  • Number of qus – 140 , multiple choice questions
  • Verbal Ability : 50
  • Reading Comprehension : 30
  • Quantitative Aptitude : 30
  • Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation : 30

Important Dates

  • IBSAT 2020 Application - July 01, 2020 onwards till 16 Dec 2020
  • IBSAT 2020 Test Dates - December 26 - 27, 2020
  • IBSAT 2020 Result - 1st week of January, 2021
  • Selection Briefings - January 09 - 17, 2021
  • Selection Process MBA/ PGPM Program: February/March 2021


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).

Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2021.

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 last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2021.

Selection Process

Candidates who have qualified based on IBSAT 2020/ GMAT® /NMAT by GMACTM/CAT score are called for the selection process at IBS Hyderabad in February/March 2021. The selection process comprises of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Application Process

Course Fee

The fee for the MBA program at IBS Hyderabad campus is Rs. 7.02 lakhs per annum.

The fee for the MBA program at IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses for Domicile is Rs. 2.585 and Non Domicile is Rs.2.835 lakhs per annum.

The fee for the PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses is Rs.4.005 per annum.