IBSAT is an online entrance exam for admissions in MBA/PGPM programmes. IBSAT 2018 will ensure the entry in one of the nine campuses of ICFAI. Application process has been started from 1st July, 2018 and will end on 12th December, 2018. You can download the Admit cards from 3rd week of December, 2018. The ICFAI will conduct exams on 22nd and 23rd December, 2018. Results will be declared in 1st week of January, 2019. IBSAT Selection briefings will take place from 13th- 20th January, 2019. IBSAT 2018 Selection process for MBA/PGPM at IBS Hyderabad will take place from 20th – 26th February, 2019 and for PhD program, it will start from 17th – 20th March, 2019. The results for IBSAT 2018 will be announced in March, 2019.
IBSAT 2018 – Fast Facts
Exam NameICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
Commonly known AsIBSAT
Exam CategoryPost Graduate
Conducting BodyIBS Hyderabad / ICFAI Business School Hyderabad
MBA Programmes Offered byIBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses
PGDM Programmes Offered byIBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses
Exam ModeOnline
Type of QuestionsObjective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total No. of Questions140
Total No. of Sections4 (Verbal Ability, Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques)
Negative MarkingNo
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IBSAT 2018 Exam Structure
Name of the SectionsNumber of Questions
Verbal Ability50
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation30
Reading Comprehension30
Quantitative Techniques30
Marking Scheme: Each question carries one mark with no negative marking for any incorrect response.
9 participating Institutes of IBSAT 2018:
S.NoName of Participating Institutes
1.IBS Pune
2.IBS Dehradun
3.IBS Jaipur
4.IBS Hyderabad
5.IBS Mumbai
6.IBS Ahmedabad
7.IBS Bengaluru
8.IBS Gurgaon
9.IBS Kolkata
It will be a 2 hour computer based test, carrying multiple choice questions. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in IBSAT 2018 and will be called for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The candidates are closely judged on their display during the GD and PI rounds. Some of the traits that are looked for in a candidate are Optimistic outlook, Leadership qualities and negotiation skills. Those who wish to pursue MBA/PGPM/PhD program from IBS B-schools have to appear for IBSAT2018 Test scheduled in the month of December 2018. IBSAT 2018 application form is available till December 12 at www.ibsindia.org/ibsat2018. Alternatively, you can also apply with scores from 2016 onwards of CAT/GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC™. It is conducted in almost 94 cities in allover India.