IBSAT 2024: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

IBSAT 2024: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

The IFCAI Business School (IBS) conducts an admission test for selection of candidates into its MBA, PGPM and PhD programmes. The test, known as IBSAT 2024, will be held in the month of December 2024. Complete selection process will comprise of the entrance test followed by GD and PI. Admission to the candidates will also be offered on the basis of their CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT score. Candidates who meet the eligibility can apply for the IBSAT in online mode from July 2024 (tentatively).

IBSAT 2024 Highlights 

  • Candidates who have not done graduation or post graduation from an English medium institute will be required to submit TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score.
  • Only applications submitted within the prescribed time frame will be considered for processing.
  • Exam center will be allotted to the candidates as per their choice made in application form and is subject to availability.
  • Those who fail to report on time for GD/ PI or any other event related to selection will be disqualified.
  • Last date for application varies for the candidates who wish to appear for IBSAT and those applying on the basis of CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT. Check the deadlines carefully.

IBSAT 2024 Important Dates

The official dates related to IBSAT 2024 are provided in the table below:

Activities Dates
Availability of online application form July 2024
Last date to submit the application form  December 2024
Last date to submit application with CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT score To be updated
Beginning of slot booking To be updated
Issue of admit card To be updated
Entrance exam date To be updated
Declaration of result January 2024
Date of GD/ PI To be updated
Commencement of selection process February 2024

IBSAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The program-wise eligibility criteria for appearing in the IBSAT 2024 exam are provided below:

2-year management program (MBA/ PGPM):

  • A graduation in any discipline from a recognized university scoring a minimum aggregate of 50% marks and medium of instruction as English is required.
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).

PhD program in management:

  • The candidates should have done graduation in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in aggregate and medium of instruction as English.
  • In addition to this, a full-time post graduation degree in Management with specialization in Marketing/ Finance/ Human Resource Management/ Operations from a recognized university securing no less than 55% aggregate marks is required.
  • Those with full-time post graduation in Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Statistics, Sociology, Public Administration, Mathematics or allied discipline are also eligible but they have to undertake the first year MBA courses as a prerequisite for the MBA program.
  • Applicants with a professional qualification like CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS scoring 55% aggregate marks in minimum can apply too.
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of regular education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis).

PhD program in Economics:

  • Candidates with graduation with 50% and above marks and post graduation in Economics or allied discipline with 55% and above marks are eligible.
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of regular education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis).

IBSAT 2024 Application Form

  • There will be a common application form for IBSAT 2024 for the different IBS campus. Candidates can apply for the entrance exam by visiting the official website www.ibsindia.org.
  • To obtain the application form, the candidates need to purchase application number and password.
  • For receiving these credentials online, the candidates need to submit a registration form after which they will receive application number and password via email.
  • Candidates can also purchase offline voucher and use application number given at the top of the voucher as login id and voucher no. found under the scratch area at the top of the voucher as password.
  • Personal details like name, date of birth, gender, nationality, address, etc and academic details like qualifying year passing marks, marks obtained, etc will be asked in the application form.
  • The candidates will also have to upload their photograph into the application form in jpeg or gif format of size maximum 25 KB and approximately 140-160 pixels.
  • Candidates applying for admissions on the basis of CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT will have to provide details related to the corresponding exam.
  • After providing the details as asked into the application form, the candidates can submit their applications.

Application fee:

  • The cost of the IBSAT 2024 application form will be Rs. 1800/-.
  • Payment of application fee can be done using credit card/ debit card or through net banking.

IBSAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The basic overview of IBSAT exam pattern 2024 is provided below:

  • Mode of exam: Online (Proctered Home Based Test)
  • Exam duration: 120 minutes
  • Type of questions – Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions: 140
  • Negative Marking – Not applicable
Topics No. of questions Duration
Verbal Ability 50 2 hours
Reading Comprehension 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 30
Total 140


Here is the section wise syllabus of IBSAT 2024

  • Verbal Ability – Synonyms/Antonyms, Word Relation, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/one word substitute, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Sentences
  • Reading Comprehension – Questions will be asked based on 4 unseen passages.
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Number System, Simplification & Algebra Speed, Time and Distance Profit, loss & Discount, Permutation & Probability, Work and Time, Percentage, Geometry and Mensuration, Simple interest & partnership, Time and Work, Ratio
  • Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation – Data Sufficiency Data Interpretation – Pie chart, Line & Graph,

Fee Structure of Courses

  • MBA program at IBS Hyderabad campus is Rs. 8.01 lakhs per annum
  • MBA program at IBS Bengaluru campus is Rs. 6.03 lakhs per annum
  • MBA program at IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses is Rs. 3.015 lakhs per annum.
  • PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses is Rs. 4.545 lakhs per annum.

Preparation Tips

  • Break down the syllabus into manageable chunks and create a study plan.
  • Spend time grasping the fundamentals and solving practice questions related to each topic.
  • Exam stress can impact your performance. Ensure you get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals, and exercise regularly.

Recommended Books

  • Data Interpretation MBA Entrance by Jaiswal
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency by Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan
  • Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning by Pearson Publication

Slot Booking & Admit Card

  • Successfully registered candidates can book the slot for appearing in the entrance exam based on their convenience and availability.
  • After slot booking, the candidates will be able to download their admit card for appearing in the exam.
  • A printout of the admit card along with a valid identity proof should be carried by the candidates to the exam center.
  • Entry into the examination hall is prohibited without these documents.
  • The admit card should be kept safe by the candidates till the whole selection process is over.

IBSAT 2024 Result

  • The result of the entrance exam will be declared online on the official website www.admissions.ibsindia.org.
  • To check the result, the candidates will be asked to provide their application number and password.
  • Candidates who clear the exam will be shortlisted to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.
  • A list of such candidates will be prepared and they will be invited to attend GD/ PI as per the schedule and venue decided by the authorities.

IBSAT 2024 Selection Process

  • Shortlisted candidates will have to clear the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round in order to be considered for final selection.
  • Apart from this, past academic record of the candidates will also be taken into consideration.
  • Final selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of their combined performance in aptitude test, GD & PI and past academic record.
  • Those selected will then have to get their eligibility and documents verified before they are granted final admission.
  • Admission will be granted to the candidates into the campus of their choice based on their ranking and seat availability.

Helpline Number

For any queries related to IBSAT 2024, you may contact on the following:

Address: Admissions Officer, IBS Admissions Office, Plot No. 65, Ground Floor, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500 082, Telangana, India

Phone no.: + 91–40–23440963

Toll Free no.: 1800 425 55 66 77

Email id: ibsat@ibsindia.org

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the exemptions from appearing in the IBSAT 2024 exam?

Answer: For MBA/ PGPM program, candidates who clear the CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT exam are exempted from appearing in IBSAT. IBS Alumni/ M.Phil degree holders/ candidates qualified in UGC Net are exempted from IBSAT PhD exam.

2. Is there any scholarship available for the candidates pursuing management courses from IBS?

Answer: Yes. IBS offers Campus Merit scholarship and I-LEAD Assistantships (IBS Learn, Earn & Develop).

3. Is IBSAT 2024 a difficult exam?

Answer – It is a moderately difficult exam. We can say it is easier than CMAT, XAT, and CAT.

4. How much time do I need to prepare for IBSAT 2024 exam?

Answer – At least 3 months

5. Are there any management quota seats in ICFAI colleges?

Answer: No, there are no management quota seats in ICFAI colleges.


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