IBSAT (Icfai Business School Admission Test)

Saturday, December 25, 2021

 IBSAT 2021

Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Cards | Exam Results

IBSAT 2021 (ICFAI Business School Admission Test) is an Entrance Exam conducted by ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education, Hyderabad. The entrance exam is a PG level exam for admission into MBA/PGPM programs offered at ICFAI Business Schools. The ICFAI Business Schools are spread all over India. Through this entrance test, the qualified students can get admitted in IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses. The test is aimed to test the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension. Students who wish to appear for IBSAT 2021 entrance exam can apply now.


IBS offers scholarship of Rs.4.00 Lakhs to Top 100 candidates in each category of IBSAT, CAT, NMAT by GMAC TM, XAT, GMAT® test scores.

Minimum scholarship eligibility cutoff scores : NMAT by GMACTM – 225 score, CAT – 80 percentile, XAT – 80 percentile, GMAT – 640 score.

IBSAT scholarships are already announced.


Last date to apply is January 31, 2022.


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 off campus of IBS Hyderabad at Bangalore.
  • 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 2019 onwards of GMAT® / CAT / NMAT by GMACTM are accepted in place of IBSAT 2021.

For PhD Program: IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders and UGC NET qualified candidates are exempted from IBSAT 2021.


IBSAT 2021 Notification

IBSAT 2021 Online Application Submissions were started on 5th July 2021. Last for the Submission of Online Applications is 16th December 2021. IBSAT 2021 Exam will be conducted on 25th & 25th December 2021.


IBSAT 2021 Important Dates

Important Dates
IBSAT 2021 Application
July 05, 2021 To Dec 16, 2021
IBSAT 2021 Test Dates
Dec 25 To Dec 26, 2021
IBSAT 2021 Result
1st week of January, 2022
Selection Briefings
January 08-16, 2022
Selection Process
MBA/PGPM Program:
During February/March 2022 at IBS Hyderabad


IBSAT 2021 Application Form

1) Candidates should visit the IBSAT official website. IBSAT 2021 to apply online or Candidates can also get the IBSAT Application from IBS Marketing offices or offline centres.

2) Candidates should fill the application form with the relevant details like personal and academic details, communication address, valid email id and mobile number etc.

3) Candidates need to upload their recent photograph with specified dimensions and size.

4) For the offline application-form candidates need to pay the application fee to get the application form.

5) Candidates who apply through online mode can pay the application fee through payment gateway (Credit / Debit Card / Internet Banking).

6) Take the printout / Xerox of the application form for future reference.

7) Schedule the slot for the exam in the given dates by logging using application number and registered password.


IBSAT 2021 Application Process


1) Valid email address and mobile number

2) Personal and academic details

3) Scanned Recent Photograph (<25KB and 140-160 Pixels)

Send the application form to 

IBS Admissions Office

65, Nagarjuna Hills


Hyderabad- 500082


Email: ibsat@ibsindia.org

Application Fee

Candidates of all categories need to pay the application fee Rs.1800/-.

Read: IBSAT 2021 Application Form


IBSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

For 2-year Management 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 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, 2022.
  • 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, 2022. 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, 2022.
  • Eligibility criteria will be checked from August, 2022 onwards. Hence, the onus of ensuring that they satisfy the eligibility criteria rests solely with the candidates.


PhD Program in Management (Full-time/Part-time)


  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English and
  • Postgraduation in Management (full time with specialization in Marketing/ Finance/ Human Resource Management/ Operations from an UGC approved University) with 55% and above marks     or
  • Postgraduation (full-time) in Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics, Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a UGC recognized University in India or abroad with 55% and above marks. Candidates who are offered admission are required to undertake the first year MBA courses as a prerequisite to continue in the PhD Program or
  • A Professional qualification like CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS with 55% and above marks.


PhD Program in Economics (Full-time)


  • Graduation with 50% and above marks and Post-graduation in Economics or allied discipline with 55% and above marks.
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of regular education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis).
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation and/ or post graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2022.
  • Eligibility criteria will be checked from August, 2022 onwards. Hence, the onus of ensuring that they satisfy the eligibility criteria rests solely with the candidates.


Know IBSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

1) Consist of 140 objective type questions.

2) The test for a total of 140 marks.

3) For every right answer, 1 mark will be awarded.

4) Subjects: There will be four subjects like; English Usage, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Sufficiency.

5) The medium of the question paper will be English only.

6) The total duration of the test is 2 hours.

7) There is no negative marking.


No. of Questions


Verbal Ability



Reading Comprehension



Quantitative Ability



Data Interpretation & Sufficiency






Follow: IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

IBSAT 2021 Admit Card

1) The admit cards of IBSAT 2021 entrance test will be available at the time of slot booking.

2) Admit Card is mandatory to enter the test centre/hall.

3) Candidates can download their hall ticket using their login id and password.

Download IBSAT 2021 Admit card

IBSAT 2021 Syllabus

The IBSAT 2021 test is based on testing the analytical reasoning, verbal reasoning, comprehension ability and data interpretation of the candidates who take the same.

Quantitative Ability : Arithmetic, Decimals, Number systems, Linear equations, Geometry, Quadratic equations, Inequations ratio and proportion, Percentage, Partnership, Averages, Algebra, Time-Speed-Distance, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Pipes and cisterns, Allegations and Mixtures, Simple and compound interties, Mensuration, Work and time, Permutation and Combination, Probability.

Reading comprehension: Reading comprehension, Grammar, Passage analysis

Data Interpretation: Analogy, Statements assumptions, Analytic reasoning, Non-verbal reasoning, Ranking, Symbols, Sequencing, Matrix arrangement, Coding and decoding.

Read IBSAT 2021 Syllabus

IBSAT 2021 Results

IBSAT 2021 entrance exam results will be released on 1st Week of January 2022. Students can find the results at the IBSAT 2021 official website. Students can apply for IBS using IBSAT 2021 scores or by using scores from 2018 of GMAT/CAT/NMAT by GMAC.

Get IBSAT Result

IBSAT 2021 Selection Process

Candidates who qualify on the basis of IBSAT/ GMAT®/ CAT/ NMAT by GMACTM will be called for Selection process at IBS Hyderabad in February/March 2022. The final selection is based on performance in Group Discussion, Personal Interview and the past academic record.

Exemptions: Candidates exempted from IBSAT 2021 are as follows

  1. i) Candidates qualified in GMAT/CAT/NMAT by GMAC (For PG applicants)

For PhD applicants:

  1. ii) IBS Alumni

    iii) M.Phil Degree holders 2021

    iv) Candidates qualified in UGC Net 2021 are exempted from IBSAT

The above-mentioned candidates should forward the scanned copy of scorecard / relevant certificate on email id ibsat@ibsindia.org

IBSAT 2021 Instructions

1) Candidate must ensure that the photograph uploaded is clearly visible.

2) Carry the admit card to the test centre or hall. If failed to produce the admit card on demand, the candidates will be not allowed to appear to the test.

3) Carry a valid identification card (Voter’s Card/PAN Card/Driving License/Aadhaar Card/Passport).

4) Candidates are advised to report to the test centre in advance to complete the formalities and security checks.

5) Candidates are not allowed inside the exam centre/hall after the commencement of the test.

6) Candidates who violate the rules are dealt as per the test centre regulations.

7) Any candidate who uses unfair means will be dealt with according to the rules & regulations of the test centre.