IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

Shreyasa Vijay updated on : 13 Dec 2017

ICFAI Foundation has announced the eligibility norms for IBSAT 2017. Candidates, who are aspiring to take admission at IBS, should go through IBSAT eligibility criteria 2017.

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 – ICFAI has officially announced the eligibility criteria for IBSAT 2017 exam. The exam is conducted by ICFAI Foundation. All the candidates are required to satisfy the eligibility criteria of IBSAT in order to be eligible for application of this exam. Candidates are required to have done graduation with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Note that the students studying in the final year of graduation can also apply.

Candidates who are aspiring to apply for IBSAT are advised to have a look at the eligibility criteria.  In case, if the exam conducting body finds any candidate ineligible at any stage of the application process, it will reject the application cancelling the candidature of the candidate. Candidates can fill IBSAT application form and make the payment of application fee by 18th December 2017. ICFAI will conduct the exam from 21st December to 24th December 2017. The exam of this exam will be valid for taking admission in all the campuses of ICFAI Business School throughout the country. 

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

Aspirants who wish to apply for IBSAT exam 2017 can check the eligibility criteria here. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2017 can apply for the entrance examination. The eligibility criteria for 2 years management programme is different from that of the PhD programme.

IBSAT Eligibility Norms of 2 Year Management Programme

  • The applicant should have completed graduation with minimum 50% in any discipline from a recognised university.
  • All the candidates must have studied in English medium. Students who are not from  English medium background can meet the eligibility criteria by submitting their TOEFL/NELT/IELTS scores  till May 31, 2018
  • Final year students can also apply for IBSAT 2017. However, they must complete their graduation formalities till May 31, 2018. Provisional admission will be given to such candidates but they must submit all the required documents latest by November 1, 2018
  • Valid scores of management entrance exam such as CAT, GMAT and NMAT are also acceptable.

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria of PhD Programme

  • Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognised university that follows instructions in English medium.                                                                                                      


  • Post Graduation in Management (full time with specialisation in marketing/finance/human resource management/ operations from a UGC approved University) with 55% and above marks.


  • Post Graduate (full time) in  Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, Public Administration or any allied subject with a minimum of 55% marks from a UGC recognised University.
  • A professional qualification like CA/ CFA/ CS/ CWA with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • Students from other medium backgrounds will have to submit their TOEFL/NELT/IELTS scores in order to clear IBSAT 2017 eligibility criteria.
  • The University will authenticate the Eligibility criteria from August 2018. Thus, applicants who do not completely satisfy the criteria now should do so by then.


Candidates who have done their graduation/post graduation on one time sitting basis or part time, distance mode or online mode will not be eligible for PhD program of IBS Hyderabad

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2017: Important Dates



IBSAT registration

01 July to 18 December, 2017

IBSAT Exam will be conducted from

21 to 24 December, 2017

Result to be announced on

2 January, 2018

Selection briefing

13 to 17 January, 2018

Selection Process

20 to 26 February, 2018

IBSAT Application Form 2017

Eligible candidates can apply for IBSAT 2017 exam. The application form will be available in online and offline modes. Candidates can apply online by filling the application form and paying the application fee online. After the successful IBSAT registration, candidates will receive a confirmation email on their registered email id. IBSAT bulletin will be sent via post to the candidates who will register online.

For the candidates who want to apply offline, IBSAT bulletin can be obtained from it’s nearby marketing offices. Applicants can purchase after the cash payment of 1800 INR equivalent to the application fee. They can also find a scratch card with the application number and password. Candidates must follow all the instructions while filling the application form.

The application form is common for admission to various MBA/PGDM program at following campuses:

  • IBS Ahmedabad
  • IBS Bengaluru
  • IBS Gurgaon
  • IBS Dehradun
  • IBS Jaipur
  • IBS Kolkata
  • IBS Mumbai
  • IBS Pune
  • IBS Hyderabad for PhD  program ( full time/part time)

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2017

IBSAT 2017 will be held in computer based mode. There will be multiple choice questions. Duration of the exam will be 2 hours. The entrance test will evaluate the candidate’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, vocabulary, analytical reasoning, data adequacy and reading comprehension.

IBSAT Admit Card 2017

After the completion of registration process, candidates will be able to download their admit card of IBSAT 2017 exam. Applicants will get the admit card only after the successful payment of application fee.

Keep visiting this page for more updates on IBSAT 2017 eligibility criteria. In the case of any doubt or query regarding the eligibility norms of IBSAT 2017, comment below.

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