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 2019-21) 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 in December 2018, 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 2018 as lesser attempts in RC can spoil the party.
IBSAT Exam 2018: About
|Exam Name||IBS Aptitude Test 2018|
|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|
|Exam Date||22nd- 23rd December 2018|
|Exam Time||10:00 AM till 12:00 Noon|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
Please note that apart from the IBSAT 2018 score, IBS also accepts CAT 2018, GMAT 2018 and NMAT by GMACTM 2018 scores as well.
IBSAT Exam 2018: Important Dates
|IBSAT 2018 Registration Start Date||1st July 2018|
|IBSAT 2018 Registration End Date||12th December 2018|
|IBSAT 2018 Exam||22nd- 23rd December 2018|
|IBSAT 2018 Result Date||January 2019|
|IBSAT 2018 Selection Process||13th - 17th January 2019; 20th - 26th January 2019|
IBSAT Exam 2018: Eligibility Criteria
The three basic requirements in order to qualify for IBSAT 2018 exam and further IBSAT 2018 selection process are:
- 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.
- 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.
- The candidate’s medium of education must be English, else should submit IELTS/NELT/TOEFL exam on or before May 31, 2019.
IBSAT Exam 2018: Registration
Candidates can register both online and offline for IBSAT 2018 examination.
IBSAT Exam 2018: Application Fees & Payment Details
The application fee for the IBSAT exam 2018 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 2018 prospectus and application from any one of the designated IBS campus or Axis bank branches.
|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:
13. New Delhi
IBSAT Exam 2018: Important Instructions
Below are important instructions and points that candidates must keep in mind before and while filling the IBSAT registration form 2018:
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 Exam 2018: Admit Card
1. The candidates can download the IBSAT hall ticket 2018 from the “Admit Card” link after they have successfully completed the registration form and paid the registration fee. The date for IBSAT 2018 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 2018 and after the scheduled time on the date of entrance test
IBSAT Exam 2018: Exam Pattern
IBSAT 2018 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 exam paper is divided into 4 sections with 140 questions in all. The details are as follows:
Marks per Correct Answer
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
IBSAT Exam 2018: Exam Topic Coverage
The difficulty level of the exam is not very high for the IBSAT exam 2018. 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.|
4 passages of about 500-600 words with 5 to 9 questions in each.
The questions are either direct or inferential.
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 Exam 2018: Test Centers
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 2018: Result & Counseling
The exam result for IBSAT exam 2018 will be declared in the 1st week of January 2019. Following which those candidates who clear the IBSAT 2018 cutoff will be shortlisted for further selection process. The final selection process is over by 26th February 2019.
IBSAT Exam 2018: Participating Colleges
Apart from the 9 ICFAI colleges, there are 6 other non ICFAI colleges that accept the IBSAT 2018 score. The details regarding the colleges and their fee structure for academic session 2019-21 are given below:
|College type||College name||Fee (rs.in lakhs)*||Admission starts|
|icfai business school||ibs hyderabad||12.5||july 2018|
|non icfai mba colleges||adarsh institute of management and information technology (aimit) bangalore||4.5||october 2018|
|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 Exam 2018: Contact Details
For any queries related to IBSAT 2018 exam, candidates can get in touch with the conducting authority via following means:
IBS Hyderabad, Plot No. 65, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad –500082, Telangana
Toll Free Number:
1800 425 55 66 77
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