IBSAT-ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) - 2019-2020

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is an online management aptitude test administered by the ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education for admissions to MBA and Post Graduate programs in Management (PGPM) courses. The test scores are used for the admissions to nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dehradun, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. It is conducted on multiple days in a single month (December).

IBSAT Eligibility and Age Criteria
  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree (minimum of three years’ duration) or equivalent degree from a recognized university / institution with at least 50% aggregate marks and above
  • Candidates will have to submit TOEFL, NELT or IELTS scores if the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation is not fulfilled
  • Applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of regular education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis)
  • Applicants studying in the final year of their degree program are also eligible to apply provided they complete their graduation requirements
  • There is no age limit for IBSAT

IBSAT Application Process
  • There are 2 modes for applying: Online and offline, as per the candidates’ convenience
  • For applying through online mode, candidates have to visit official website and fill and submit the application form
  • For offline applications, candidates have to buy the forms from any IBS marketing branches with a fee of Rs.1800
  • The mode of payment of the application fee is Rs.1800 is done through Net banking, Credit card or Debit card
  • Candidates holding a valid GMAT, CAT, NMAT by GMAC scores will be directly called for the selection process. They do not require to appear the exam

IBSAT Exam Pattern and Duration
  • IBSAT is an online Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • The exam consists of 140 multiple choice type objective questions from four different sections associated to subjects of Verbal ability, Reading comprehension, Quantitative aptitude and Data adequacy/sufficiency and Data interpretation
  • The duration of the exam is 120 minutes or 2 hours
  • Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer and there is no negative marking for wrong attempts
  • The section-wise distribution of questions is as follows:
SUBJECT NO. OF QUESTIONS
Verbal ability 50
Reading comprehension 30
Quantitative aptitude 30
Data adequacy/sufficiency and Data interpretation 30
TOTAL 140

Detailed description of each Section

  • Verbal ability – This section aims to judge aspirants based on their verbal reasoning, word power, sentence correction, etc. This needs core concepts in vocabulary and strong command of English
  • Quantitative aptitude – This analyses candidates’ ability to solve numbers and numerical calculations with speed and accuracy. It deals with basic arithmetic problems including algebra, percentage, geometry, profit and loss, probability, etc.
  • Reading comprehension – This section deals with the candidates’ comprehending and reviewing skills. There are 3 comprehension passages from which questions are asked
  • Data adequacy/sufficiency and Data interpretation – It includes questions from figure, diagrams, data interpretation, logical reasoning, diagrams, statement and conclusions, etc.

IBSAT Selection procedure
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group discussion and Personal interview rounds
  • Candidates academic results and work experience will also be taken into consideration for preparing the final merit list for admissions

IBSAT 2019-2020 Important Dates
Event Important Dates
IBSAT 2019 Application Form Start Date 01st week of Jul 2019
Last date to submit the application form 2nd week of Dec 2019
Slot Booking Start Date A week or two before the exam
Admit Card Availability As soon as slot booking is done
IBSAT 2019 Exam Date 4th week of Dec 2019
IBSAT 2019 Exam Result 1st week of Jan 2020