IBSAT 2017 Overview

Exam Type:
University Level
Format:
Online/CBT
Language:
English

IBSAT is an aptitude test conducted by the ICFAI University Group, for students seeking admission into its post graduate management programmes. IBSAT scores will be accepted by 9 IBS campuses which are situated in Hyderabad, Mumbai Jaipur, Dehradun, Kolkata, Pune, Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. It is a two-hour Computer-based Test (CBT) conducted across 95 test centres all over India. It tests the applicant's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, vocabulary, analytical reasoning & reading comprehension

The application process for IBSAT 2017 has already begun from July 1. The candidates who aspire to pursue MBA from IBS business school must apply for the exam before the last date.

The ICFAI University, DehradunThe ICFAI University, Jaipur and The ICFAI Foundation accept IBSAT 2017 / GAT, NMAT by GMAMC 2017 / CAT 2017 scores for admission to the following programmes:

IBSAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of this postgraduate management exam have been prescribed by ICFAI Business School. All the candidates applying for this exam must fulfil the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2017 otherwise they will be disqualified at the time of admission. The eligibility norms are as follows:

IBSAT Eligibility Norms for 2 years of Management Programme

  • Candidate must  have completed graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above mark
  • The medium of instruction must be  English.
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of regular education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis.
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2018.
  • Applicants in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations/viva/assignments) before May 31, 2018. The admission will remain provisional until they produce marks sheets and degree certificates establishing their eligibility. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2018. 

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria for PhD Programmes

  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English   

                                                                             And                  

  • Post Graduation in Management (full time with specialization in Marketing/ Finance/ Human Resource Management/ Operations from a UGC approved University) with 55% and above marks                                                                                             

                                                                               Or

  • Post graduation (full-time)in Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics, Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a recognized University in India or abroad with 55% and above marks

                                                                               Or

  • A Professional qualification like CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS with 55% and above marks.
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of regular education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis).
  • Applicants who have completed their graduation/ Post graduation on one-time sitting basis or on part time, distance mode or online mode are not eligible for the PhD program of IBS Hyderabad.
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation and/ or post graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2018.
  • Eligibility criteria will be checked from August, 2018 onwards. Hence, the onus of ensuring that they satisfy the eligibility criteria rests solely with the candidates.

 

For detailed information on IBSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria, read more

 

IBSAT 2017 Application Details

Candidates can purchase application voucher (IBSAT 2017 Bulletin) either through Online or Offline mode as follows by paying an amount of 1800 INR.

Online

  • Visit the official website for ICFAI admissions i.e. www.ibsindia.org
  • After successful transaction, candidates will receive a mail with details of the application number and password
  • Candidates will have to log in using those credentials and fill the IBSAT application form.

Offline

  • Offline Application Vouchers are available at IBS Marketing Branches available on the website of ICFAI University
  • On purchase of Application Voucher, you will receive a scratch card containing application number and password
  • All the candidates will have to fill the form using those credentials and they must follow all the instructions while filling up the form.

For detailed information on IBSAT 2016 Application Process, read more

 

Application fees detail

The application form is common for admission to MBA/PGPM programme at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses and PhD programme (full-time/part-time) at IBS Hyderabad campus.

The Application Voucher (IBSAT 2017 Bulletin) can be availed on the payment of 1800 INR for both online and offline mode of application.

Exam Pattern

IBSAT Exam Pattern

  • IBSAT is an objective type multiple-choice test.
  • There are 4 sections in the test – Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation.
  • Total 125 questions are asked that to be completed in two hours.

IBSAT 2017 Counselling/Interview

Candidates who have qualified the IBSAT exam based on IBSAT / NMAT by GMAC/ CAT score are called for the selection process at IBS. Applicants with a minimum score of 60% in CAT/NMAT by GMAC or who will score at least 500 in GMAT will be shortlisted for the selection rounds. The selection process comprises of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The final selection is based on past academic record and performance of the candidates in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

For detailed information on IBSAT 2017 Results, read more

IBSAT 2017 Exam Syllabus

Candidates appearing for IBSAT must study all the basics of –

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy
  • Reading Comprehension

Exam Pattern of IBSAT 2017​

Sections

No. of Questions

Verbal Ability

50

Reading Comprehension

25

Quantitative Aptitude

25

Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation

25

Total

125

 

Detailed Syllabus of IBSAT 2017​

Verbal Ability

In this section candidate’s command over English language and vocabulary will be evaluated. Below are the topics which can be asked in the IBSAT exam 2017:

  • Comprehension of passage
  • Syllogisms
  • English Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • English Usage
  • Sentence completion
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Vocabulary
  • Replace the missing words
  • Incorrect words
  • Para Jumble
  • Reading Comprehensions

Quantitative Aptitude

This section will test the mathematical ability and candidate’s capability to deal with numbers. Below are the topics from which question can be asked in the IBSAT test:

  • Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra
  • Averages
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • HCF – LCM
  • Profit & Loss
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Time-Speed-Distance – Work and time
  • Geometric Progression
  • Number system
  • Geometric mean
  • Harmonic mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Number Base System
  • BODMAS
  • Mensuration
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Set Theory
  • Venn Diagram
  • Instalment Payments
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Probability
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Topics like Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Logarithm
  • Calendar
  • Maxima & Minima Progression
  • Surds & Indices and Complex numbers

Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation

There will be question-based on complex problems. Here are the topics which will be covered in this section:

  • Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables·      
  • Identifying valid inferences
  • Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments – Statements and conclusions·      
  • Cause and Effect
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Visual reasoning
  • Assumption-Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Probably false
  • Definitely true
  • Definitely false kind of statement
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Graphs can be Column graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Data Interpretation based on text
  • Identifying Probability
  • Line charts
  • Pie Chart
  • Graphs representing Area
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Syllogisms
  • Functions
  • Identifying relationship among group of people
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Coding and decoding
  • Sequencing
  • Identifying next number in series
  • Venn diagram
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Family tree

For detailed information on IBSAT 2017 Exam Syllabus, read more

IBSAT 2017 Exam Centres

IBSAT 2017 will be conducted in various cities across the country. Candidates will have to select the examination centre during the period of slot-booking. IBSAT exam cities will be distributed in 5 zones. Candidates will be able to choose the test centres as per their convenience.

Applicants can check the list of exam centres here. It must be noted that it is prepared on the basis of last year’s list, so there may be few differences in the exam centres of IBSAT 2017.

IBSAT Exam Centres 2017: East

State

City-Test Centre

 

Bihar

 

Patna 1

Patna 2

Muzaffarpur

 

Jharkhand

 

Ranchi

Jamshedpur

Dhanbad

 

Assam

Guwahati

Dibrugarh

Meghalaya

Shillong

 

          Orissa

Cuttack

Bhubaneshwar 1

Bhubaneshwar 2

Rourkela

 

West Bengal

 

Kolkata 1

Kolkata 2

Durgapur

Siliguri

IBSAT Test Centres 2017: West

State

City-Test Centre

 

Gujarat

 

Ahmedabad

Baroda

Surat

Rajkot

 

 

 

Maharashtra

 

Mumbai - Dadar

Mumbai - Andheri 1

Mumbai - Andheri 2

Mumbai - Borivali

Mumbai - Thane 1

Mumbai - Thane 2

Mumbai - Nashik

Pune

Nagpur

IBSAT Test Cities 2017: North

State

City-Test Centre

Chandigarh

Chandigarh 34

        

Haryana

 

Ambala

Hissar

Karnal

Rohtak

Himachal Pradesh

 

Mandi

Shimla

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu

 

 

NCR

 

Delhi-Paschim Vihar

Delhi-Southextension

Delhi-Vivek-Vihar

Noida

Delhi-Pusa Road

Faridabad

Ghaziabad

Gurgaon

Greater Noida

Punjab

 

Ludhiana

Jalandhar

 

 

 

Rajasthan

 

Jaipur

Jodhpur

Udaipur

Alwar

Kota

Ajmer

 

 

 

 

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

Lucknow

Agra

Kanpur

Allahabad

Meerut

Varanasi

Aligarh

Bareilly

Gorakhpur

Moradabad

 

Uttarakhand

 

Dehradun

Haridwar

Haldwani

IBSAT Exam Cities 2017: South

 

State

City-Test Centre

 

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Rajahmundry

Tirupati

 

 

Karnataka

 

Bangalore 1

Bangalore 2

Belgaum

Mangalore

Mysore

 

 

Kerala

 

Kochi

Kozhikode

Thrissur

Trivandrum

 

Tamil Nadu

 

Chennai

Coimbatore

Madurai

 

 

Telengana

 

 

Hyderabad 1

Hyderabad 2

Secunderabad

Warangal

Khammam

IBSAT Exam Centres 2017: Central

             State         

City-Test Centre

Chhattisgarh

 

Raipur

Bhilai

Madhya Pradesh

 

Bhopal

Indore

Gwalior

Jabalpur

 

IBSAT Cut-off for Top MBA Colleges

After the declaration of IBSAT 2017 result, all the IBS campuses will declare their own cut-off marks. Candidates who will score minimum cut-off score will be called for the further admission process. IBSAT cut-off may vary from college to college.

IBSAT 2017 Contact Details

IBS Admission Office

Plot No. 65, Nagarjuna Hills

Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500082

Telangana

Ph: 040 - 23440963 

E-mail: ibsat@ibsindia.org

Telephone Board: 040 – 23440963
Toll Free: 1800 425 55 66 77
Email: ibsat@ibsindia.org