Why Must IBSAT be in your 2021 Management Entrance Exam List

IBSAT Registration: 01 July 2021 - 16 Dec 2021

Why Must IBSAT be in your 2021  Management Entrance Exam List

The ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT 2021 ) will be held on 25th-26th, December 2021 . IBSAT 2021  an online (computer-based test) exam conducted by ICFAI Business School for all programmes at IBS:

Programme Name

IBS Campus

Two-Year Full-Time MBA

Hyderabad, Dehradun and Jaipur

Two-Year Full-Time PGPM

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune

Note: Also accepted for the four-year Ph. D program (Full Time & Part Time) at IBS Hyderabad

The exam pattern for the IBSAT 2021 exam is:

IBSAT 2021  Paper Pattern

Total Questions

IBSAT 2021  Marking Scheme

Marks per Correct Answer

Total marks

Verbal Ability




Reading Comprehension




Quantitative Aptitude 




Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation







Although IBS accepts scores from 2018 onwards of GMAT®, CAT, and NMAT by GMACTM, it is still advisable to write the IBSAT 2021  exam. Here are FIVE reasons why IBSAT2021  must be in your exam list:

No Negative Marking – Chances to Score Easily

Unlike many management entrance exams, IBSAT 2021  has no negative marking. With no fear of losing marks at the back of your mind, IBSAT 2021 becomes a speed-based test. It also gives you a chance to make guesses with zero percent risk of compromising your IBSAT2021 exam score. If you make educated and calculated guesses, you can easily earn some bonus points and boost your score.

Cost-Effective Option

The cost of the IBSAT 2021  application fee is only INR 1800. This is at par with some of most of the other popular exams. Unlike a few other exams, you can apply for the courses at all the nine IBS colleges using one application form only. Also, the IBSAT mock tests are available for free on the official website. The mock tests will be released in Septembe 2021 . They are close enough (in pattern) to the actual IBSAT exam and helps you prepare well for the exam. Nominal application fee and free mock exams make IBSAT 2021  a very cost-effective exam.

Manageable Difficulty Level – Moderately Tough

The difficulty level of IBSAT 2021 exam is moderate. With good conceptual knowledge and (up to five) free mocks available for practice, you can easily work on your speed and crack IBSAT 2021 .

Opportunities in Abundance

IBSAT 2021  score is your gateway to the two-year full-time MBA and PGPM courses at all nine IBS colleges. With a case-based learning methodology and adequate industry exposure, you are transformed into a performer rather than just a management graduate. IBS provides strength and support for the research and development activities. You get ample opportunities to infuse research and analytical orientation.

Keep Your Options Open

IBSAT 2021  is a standardized national level exam which is conducted over two days and different slots. Exams like CAT and XAT come with their own set of challenges. IBSAT 2021 keeps your hopes alive and options open to pursue your dream of an MBA.

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