IBSAT Exam 2021, Date, Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

IBSAT Registration: 01 July 2021 - 16 Dec 2021

IBSAT 2021, IBSAT Exam dates, registrations

IBSAT 2021: Mock Test

The IBSAT 2021 exam will be conducted on 25th-26th, December 2021.  A good way to complete your last-minute revision is to write IBSAT mock tests. The IBSAT official website has links to six mock tests that students can attempt. You will be provided with an individual and overall score after you click on ‘Submit’ along with the answer key. There is no percentile calculated for the mock tests. Click here  - IBSAT Official Mock Test.

MBA aspirants who are appearing in IBSAT in coming December 2021 should ensure that they have gone through the Mock tests positively with the great strike rate and in this regard, you should be aware of that RCs are likely to be different and difficult to answer. There would be 140 questions to be answered in 120 minutes without any negative marking but please remain cautious and ensure that you are opting out for the correct answer as per your working.

What is IBSAT?

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test or popularly known as IBSAT is an online exam conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a Deemed to be University) for the various MBA and PGPM ( academic year 2022-24) courses it offers at 9 different campuses and few other MBA colleges across India. The details of the ICFAI campuses and the courses it offers are:

Program Offered  Duration IBS Campus Location
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 2 Year Dehradun, Hyderabad, Jaipur
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) 2 Year Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune

Out of 140 questions, 30 questions with equal marks will be for Reading Comprehension and aspirants should note that in IBSAT which will be conducted on December 25th-26th, 2021 there can be surprise element with a more tougher RC.

Students should know that since in businesses, communication is very vital for both internal and external customers hence, as would be Brand manager, you are also expected to be excellent in language usage, that's why you are tested in RC. 

Your vocabulary is crucial for answering correct answers in RC. Enrich your vocabulary with daily practice and read editorials of newspapers. Be concerned about RC in IBSAT 2021 as lesser attempts in RC can spoil the party. 

IBSAT 2021: About

Exam Name IBS Aptitude Test 2021
Exam Conducting Institute ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
Exam Level National Level
Courses Offered MBA and PGPM
Exam Mode Online, Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Application Mode Online & Offline
Official site http://www.ibsindia.org/admissions/
Exam Date 25th-26th, December 2021
Exam Time 10:00 AM till 12:00 Noon
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Exam Language English

Please note that apart from the IBSAT 2021 score, IBS also accepts CAT 2021, GMAT 2021 and NMAT by GMACTM 2021 scores as well.

IBSAT 2021: Important Dates



IBSAT application form date of release

1st July 2021

IBSAT registration last date

16th, December 2021

IBSAT admit card date

3rd week of December 2021

IBSAT  date

25th-26th, December 2021

IBSAT result

1st week of January 2022

Briefing about selection

8th-16th, January 2022

IBSAT Selection process starts from

February/March, 2022  

IBSAT Exam 2021: Eligibility Criteria

The three basic requirements in order to qualify for IBSAT 2021 exam and further IBSAT 2021 selection process are:

  1. Candidates must be Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks or an equivalent CGPA. Those in their final year of graduation can also apply. 
  2.  As per the AICTE guidelines, candidates must a have a minimum of 15 year (10+2+3 or 10+2+4) of total education including graduation.
  3. The candidate’s medium of education must be English, else should submit IELTS/NELT/TOEFL exam on or before May 31, 2022.

IBSAT 2021: Registration

Candidates can register for IBSAT 2021 via two modes:

  1. Online
  2. Offline

A few points to keep in mind before you start the registration for IBSAT 2021:

  1. Ensure you read the eligibility criteria behind the voucher (offline) or on the website (online).
  2. Ensure you have a valid email id, mobile number, and permanent address.
  3. Ensure you have all the relevant mark sheets for class 10th, 12th and graduation with you.

IBSAT 2021: Application Fees & Payment Details

The application fee for the IBSAT 2021 is INR 1800. Candidates can pay their fee by any one of the options stated below


For those who register offline can pay the application fee at time of purchase of the IBSAT 2021 prospectus and application from any one of the designated IBS campus or Axis bank branches.

IBS Branch Address
IBS Admission Office Plot 65, Nagarjuna Hills, Hyderabad
IBS Ahmedabad Opp. AUDA lake, Science city road, Ahmedabad
IBS Bengaluru #231 Mysore Road, Kengeri, Bangluru
IBS Dehradun Rajawala Road, Central Hope Town, Selaqui, Dehradun
IBS Gurgaon IDPL Complex, Old Delhi- Gurgaon Road, Dundahera, Gurgaon
IBS Hyderabad Dontanpalli, Shankarpally, Hyderabad
IBS Jaipur Jamdoli Agra road, Jaipur
IBS Kolkata Plot #Y1 EP Block, Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata 
IBS Kolkata Hirannadani Knowledge Park, Powai, Mumbai


For those who want to register online can pay at the time of filling the form through any one of the modes:

1.    Debit Card
2.    Credit Card
3.    Net Banking

Candidates can also get forms from IBS marketing branches and pay the fee online. Below cities that have IBS Marketing Branches:

1.    Agra                        2.    Allahabad                  3.    Ambala                    4.    Ahmedabad             5.    Bengaluru

6.    Bhopal                   7.    Baroda                       8.    Bhubaneswar          9.    Chandigarh              10.    Chennai

11.    Cochin                12.    Coimbatore              13.    New Delhi             14.    Dehradun                15.    Dibrugarh

16.    Faridabad          17.    Ghaziabad               18.    Gurgaon               19.    Guwahati                  20.    Hyderabad

21.    Indore                 22.    Jaipur                      23.    Jalandhar             24.    Jammu                      25.    Kanpur

26.    Khammam         27.    Kolkata                    28.    Lucknow               29.    Meerut                       30.    Mohali

31.    Mumbai              32.    Nagpur                     33.    Nashik                  34.    Noida                          35.    Patna

36.    Pune                  37.    Raipur                      38.    Ranchi                  39.    Udaipur                       40.    Varanasi

41.    Vijayawada        42.    Vishakhapatnam    43.    Warangal

IBSAT Exam 2021: Important Instructions

Below are important instructions and points that candidates must keep in mind before and while filling the IBSAT registration form 2021:

1.    Please read the eligibility criteria behind the voucher or on the website based on whichever mode you choose to apply.
2.    Candidates must have a valid email id, mobile number and permanent address in order to ensure seamless communication back and forth from the bank and other relevant authorities.
3.    Please make sure you have all necessary scans with you before you start filling on the form:
i.    Photo: The photo should be a good quality (full-face view) passport size photo in .gif or .jpg or .jpeg of less than 25Kb and preferably 140 to 160 pixel.
ii.    Signature: The signature must be done with a black/blue pen on a white paper and scanned and saved as .gif or .jpg or .jpeg of less than 25Kb
iii.    Exam Mark Sheet: The exam mark sheets of class 10th, 12th and Graduation should be scanned and ready to upload at the time of filling the application form.

IBSAT 2021: Admit Card

1.    The candidates can download the IBSAT hall ticket 2021 from the “Admit Card” link after they have successfully completed the registration form and paid the registration fee. The date for IBSAT 2021 admit card are yet to be announced. Keep a check on this space for latest updates. 
2.    Once you are able to download your admit card, please check all details are correctly mentioned and then take a few printouts and keep them safe. 
3.    Please make sure you take your hall ticket to the exam center
4.    Candidates will not be permitted into the exam hall without the IBSAT admit card 2021 and after the scheduled time on the date of entrance test

IBSAT 2021: Exam Pattern

IBSAT 2021 exam is a 2 hours long computer-based test and conducted in a 4-day test window. All questions are multiple-choice type and the difficulty level is easy to moderate. There is no individual sectional time limit and candidates can go back and forth while attempting questions. The good news is that there is NO NEGATIVE MARKING. 

The IBSAT  paper is divided into 4 sections with 140 questions in all. The details are as follows:


Total Questions

Marking Scheme

Marks per Correct Answer

Total Marks

Verbal Ability




Reading Comprehension




Quantitative Aptitude






Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation







IBSAT 2021: Exam Topic Coverage

The difficulty level of the exam is not very high for the IBSAT 2021. Below are details of the types of questions asked under each section:

Sections Difficulty Level Topics Covered
Verbal Ability Easy Questions are based on vocabulary and general grammar skills.
Reading Comprehension Moderate

4 passages of about 500-600 words with 5 to 9 questions in each.

The questions are either direct or inferential.

Quantitative Ability Moderate

It is a mix of arithmetic, geometry and analytical type questions. Speed and accuracy matters a lot while solving this section

Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation Easy- Moderate Questions are based mostly on logical reasoning and data interpretation skills

IBSAT 2021: Test Centers

Agra Jalandhar Patna
Ahmedabad Jammu Pune
Ajmer Jamshedpur Raipur
Aligarh Jamshedpur Rajahmundry
Allahabad Ghaziabad Rajkot
Alwar Gorakhpur Ranchi
Ambala Greater Noida Rourkela
Bangalore Gurgaon Secunderabad
Bareilly Guwahati Shillong
Baroda Gwalior Shimla
Belgaum Indore Siliguri
Bhilai Kanpur Surat
Bhopal Karnal Thrissur
Bhubaneshwar Khammam Tirupati
Chandigarh Kochi Trivandrum
Chennai Kolkata Udaipur
Coimbatore Kota Varanasi
Cuttack Kozhikode Vijayawada
Dehradun Lucknow Visakhapatnam
Delhi Ludhiana Warangal
Dhanbad Madurai  
Dibrugarh Mandi  
Durgapur Mangalore  
Faridabad Meerut  
Haldwani Moradabad  
Haridwar Mumbai  
Haridwar Muzaffarpur  
Hyderabad Mysore  
Jabalpur Nagpur  
Jaipur Noida  

1.    Candidates must report at the exam center at least 45-60 minutes before the exam starts.
2.    Candidates must carry their admit card to the exam center without fail.

IBSAT Exam 2021: Result & Counseling

The exam result for IBSAT will be declared in the 1st week of January 2022. Following which those candidates who clear the IBSAT 2020 cutoff will be shortlisted for further selection process. The final selection process is over in February/March 2022.

IBSAT 2022: Participating

Apart from the 9 ICFAI colleges, there are 6 other non ICFAI colleges that accept the IBSAT 2022 score. The details regarding the colleges and their fee structure for academic session 2022-24 are given below:

College type College name Fee (rs.in lakhs)* Admission starts
icfai business school ibs hyderabad 14.04 July 2022
  ibs pune 8,01000  
ibs gurgaon  
ibs ahmedabad
ibs bengaluru
ibs kolkata
ibs mumbai
ibs dehradun 5,67,000
ibs jaipur
non icfai mba colleges adarsh institute of management and information technology (aimit) bangalore 4.5 october 2022
  gibs business school bangalore 6.5  
fms- manav rachna international institute of research and studies, faridabad 5.29
jk business school, gurgaon 5.5
vanguard business school, bangalore 6.25
vyasa business school, bangalore 4.3

IBSAT : Contact Details

For any queries related to IBSAT 2021 exam, candidates can get in touch with the conducting authority via following means:

Contact Address:     
IBS Hyderabad, Plot No. 65, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad –500082, Telangana

Contact Email:


Contact Number:


Toll Free Number:

1800 425 55 66 77

Official Website:


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How many test centres are there for the IBSAT 2021 exam?
Ans. In total 95 test centres are available all over India. Students can select their centre from their respective zone.

Q2. When is the IBSAT 2021 exam?
Ans. IBSAT 2021 exam is scheduled in on 25th-26th, December 2021.

Q3. Is there any sectional cutoff in IBSAT 2021 exam?
Ans. No, there is no sectional cutoff in IBSAT 2021 exam.

Q4. What is the exam pattern of the IBSAT 2021 exam?
Ans. The IBSAT 2021 divided into four sections Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation. Each section has an allotted number of questions.

Verbal Ability - 50

Reading Comprehension - 30

Quantitative Aptitude - 30

Adequacy and Data Interpretation - 30

The IBSAT 2021 exam has 140 questions in total which are in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

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