MBA Entrances-National Level

IBSAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT), consisting 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.

IBSAT is conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education (Declared as a Deemed-to-be-University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956), for students seeking admission to the following programs:

2-year full time MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur and IBS Bangalore (off campus of IFHE).

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

2-year full time PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) at 5 IBS campuses - Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune

Alternatively scores from 2020 onwards of GMATTM / CAT / NMAT by GMACTM/XAT are accepted in place of IBSAT 2022. For PhD Program: IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders and UGC NET qualified candidates are exempted from IBSAT 2022.

Important Dates

  • IBSAT Application - 01 July, 2022 onwards till 16 Dec 2022
  • IBSAT Test Dates - December 24- 25, 2022
  • IBSAT Result – December 29, 2022
  • Selection Briefings - January 07 - 15, 2023
  • Selection Process MBA/ PGPM Program: February 23- March 4, 2023


For MBA/PGPM program

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 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, 2023.

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, 2023. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is December 01, 2023.

The scrutiny of eligibility criteria will commence from August 2023 onwards. Hence, the onus of ensuring that they satisfy the eligibility criteria rests solely with the candidates. Any inaccurate information, misleading information or omission may result in withdrawal of admission offer and the fee paid by the candidate is non-refundable in such instances.

Selection Process

Candidates who qualify on the basis of IBSAT/ GMATTM/ CAT/ NMAT by GMACTM /XAT will be called for the Selection process. The final selection is based on performance in Group Discussion, Personal Interview and the past academic record.

Admission decision

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

IBSAT contact details
IBS Admissions Office
# 65 Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,
Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana
Contact: 040-23440963
SMS IBSAT2021 to 7039670396

Toll Free: 1-800-425-55 66 77
(Mon - Fri 9.30 am - 5.30 pm)