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ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test

IBSAT is a Management Aptitude Test which is conducted by ICFAI Foundation, Hyderabad for Higher Educational Qualification. IBSAT entrance exam conducted to offer admission to MBA or PGPM programs. IBSAT is a university-level examination that offers admission to the various ICFAI business schools all over the country. The IBSAT is a two-hour computer-based exam of multiple-choice questions. In the first week of July, the IBSAT 2021 notification is expected to be issued. The IBSAT is a computer-based test that takes place in December over a two-day period. Last year, the exam was proctored online or administered as an Internet-based Test (IBT). To prevent public gatherings, this action was taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic. IBSAT is scheduled to be conducted in IBT mode again this year. The IBSAT entrance exam is held by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education for those seeking admission to MBA/PhD programmes at IBS Hyderabad, the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, MBA at IBS Dehradun, the ICFAI University, Dehradun, and IBS Jaipur, the ICFAI University, Jaipur, and PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBSAT The primary goal of the IBSAT is to assess applicants' skill in data analysis, quantitative techniques, vocabulary, data adequacy, reading comprehension, and logical thinking, all of which are required for MBA and PhD programmes at all nine IBS campuses.

The organising body, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The IBSAT paper is a computer-based test of 140 multiple-choice questions. The IBSAT entrance exam is two hours long and lasts 120 minutes. Candidates can obtain IBSAT application forms in the form of an IBSAT newsletter, which can be purchased online for INR 1800/-.


Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test
Organized by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad               
Category University Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Official Website
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Online
Total Questions 180 Questions
Negative marking yes
Languages English
Exam pattern "60 Question Each in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Number of Seats 1550
No. of Participating Colleges 79
Score Validity One year


Important Dates: IBSAT 2021

Events  Dates 
IBSAT Application Form  July 1 - December 16, 2020
IBSAT Exam Dates December 26 & December 27, 2020
IBSAT Result 2020                            1st Week of January 2021
IBSAT Selection Briefings January 09 to January 17 2021
IBSAT Interview and Group Discussion  -
MBA/ PGPM Program During February/March 2021


IBSAT 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should fulfil all the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2021 before applying for the exam.

Management Program eligibility criteria:

PhD. Program in Management eligibility criteria:

Full-Time PhD. Program in Economics Eligibility Criteria


IBSAT Application Form Process:


IBSAT 2021: Admit Card


IBSAT 2021: Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Online
Language English only
Number of Questions    140
Type of Questions           Objective Type
Duration                2 hours
Marking Scheme +1 for the correct answer
Negative marking No


Some important points to know before IBSAT 2021

Comprehension 1 9 questions
Comprehension 2 5 questions
Comprehension 3 8 questions
Comprehension 4 8 questions


IBSAT: Syllabus

Subjects Questions Total Marks Duration
Verbal Ability 50 50 2 Hr.
Reading Comprehension 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Data Adequacy/ Sufficiency and Data Interpretation 30 30
Total 140 140 120 Minutes


IBSAT 2021: Admission Process

For IBSAT 2021, there are few selection rounds that will take place in January. Candidates who cross the cut-off will be sent a call letter for the selection process.

Stage 1: Registration

Stage 2: Selection program session

Stage 3: Group discussion round

Stage 4- Personal Interview


IBSAT: Exam Test Centers

Exam Center Exam Center Exam Center Exam Center
Bhilai                     Guwahati                              Patna    Varanasi
Bhubhaneshwar Dhanbad Cuttak Siliguri
- Indore Gwalior Bhopal
Thrissur Hyderabad          Warangal Goa                       
Chandigarh           Dehradun            Kota
Lucknow              Ajmer Ambala  
Agra       Kanpur Meerut Allahabad
Gwalior                  Delhi        Haldwani             Noida
Gurgaon Faridabad Ghaziabad Alwar
Greater Noida Ludhiana Jhalandar Jaipur
Aligarh Bareilly Gorakhpur Moradabad
Mandi Shimla Jammu Jodhpur
Hissar Karnal Rohtak Udaipur
Ranchi Trivandrum Coimbatore Madurai
Tirupati Bangalore Karnool Vijaywada
Vishakhapatnam Rajahmundry Mangalore Mysore
Khammam Kochi Kozhikode Chennai
Aurangabad Bhopal Nanded Haridwar             
Rourkela Kolkata Jorhat Durgapur
Jamshedpur Raipur Bhilai Jabalpur
Raipur   Nashik Vadodara Indore
Dibrugarh Ahmedabad Pune Kolapur
Muzzafarpur Rajkot Surat Mumbai


IBSAT 2021 Answer Key

Candidates who took the entrance exam will be given access to the IBSAT 2021 answer key. After the exam has been completed, the answer key for IBSAT 2020 will be made available. ICFAI business school administers the IBSAT for entry to its management programmes. The conducting body is in charge of distributing the answer key. Candidates who took the exam should go to the IBSAT's official website to download the answer key. Some private coaching institutes may also release the IBSAT 2021 answer key. Candidates can get an idea of their likely score/marks by using the IBSAT 2021 answer key before the official result is published.


Steps to Get the IBSAT 2021 Answer Key

Candidates will download the IBSAT 2021 answer key by following the steps outlined below.


Results of IBSAT

The aim of the IBSAT is to assess candidates' ability in English Vocabulary, Qualitative Ability, Written and Verbal Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Candidates will be shortlisted for the IBSAT Selection Procedure, which involves a Group Discussion (GD) and a Personal Interview, based on their IBSAT results (PI). The final IBSAT result, which includes the candidates' GD/PI round ratings, will be released in March 2021. The final result is calculated after factors such as the candidate's academic record, job experience, and so on are taken into account.


Steps to Get Your IBSAT Results


Steps to Check the IBSAT Cutoff