ICFAI Business School Admission Test [ IBSAT ]

By Vidhi Gautam Last Updated: December 23rd, 2020

About IBSAT 2021

IBSAT is popularly known as ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test, is a postgraduate entrance test, conducted every year by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, to provide admission to the MBA/PGDM or Ph.D. (Management) programs in 9 ICFAI B-schools.

IBSAT 2021 is going to be a home proctored mode computer-based online exam consists of 140 questions, which is divided into four sections, i.e., Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation. IBSAT 2021 will going to be conducted on 26 December 2020 and 27 December 2020.

IBSAT Exam 2021: Key Element

Attributes Details
Full-Form ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
Exam Mode Online (computer-based home proctored online exam)
Course Offered MBA/PGDM or Ph.D. (Management)
Numbers of Questions 140
Duration 120 minutes
Registration Fee 1800 INR
Language English
Exam Website

IBSAT Exam 2021: Important Dates

Important dates of IBSAT 2021 of the exam such as application form, admit card, exam, and result are listed below. Candidates must go through the dates related to the IBSAT exam by mentioned below table:

Particular Date
Registration begin 1 July 2020
Registration closes 21 December 2020
Registration fee payment closes 21 December 2020
Admit Card 17 December 2020
IBSAT Test 2021 26 December 2020
27 December 2020
Announcement of Result 5 January 2021

IBSAT Exam 2021: Registration Process

IBSAT Exam 2021 registration process commences on 1st July 2020, till 21st December 2020. Candidates who want to participate in the exam have to apply for the exam by filling the application form from online mode through the official website of the IBSAT or offline mode by purchasing the application form from the marketing offices of IBS paying the requisite fee. The registration process of IBSAT 2021 involves the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of IBSAT – Click Here
  • Fill personal information
  • Verify your email id
  • Login with registered email id from official website of IBSAT
  • Complete the registration form
  • Make Payment
  • Submit

IBSAT Exam 2021: Eligibility

Candidates who want to take admission in ICFAI Business School for the MBA/PGDM or Ph.D. program will have to take the common entrance exam conducted by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Educational Qualification. For this students have to be fit the eligibility criteria of the IBSAT 2021 issued by the exam conducting authority of ICFAI Business School. Listed below are the eligibility criteria for the IBSAT 2021 entrance exam:

  • Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognized university/institute with an aggregate of 50%.
  • Final year candidates can also apply, but their admission shall be subjected to the submission of the passing certificate of final year, i.e., a minimum of 50% marks (before November 1, 2021).
  • Candidates should have completed the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis a minimum of 15 years of education.
  • Candidates must have passed graduation in the English language.
  • Reservation of 5% is provided to the SC/ST students for appearing in the entrance (45% marks are required by them to be eligible).

IBSAT Exam 2021: Exam Layout

IBSAT 2021 exam is going to be a home proctored mode computer-based online exam. The exam is expected to hold a moderate difficulty level, and apart from this, its question paper will contain 140 questions and the question paper is divided into four sections, i.e., Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation.

  • The paper consists of MCQ questions
  • Total of 140 objective questions with 5 options for each.
  • Each correct answer will carry 1 mark
  • No marks shall be deducted for giving an incorrect answer.
Section Questions Marks
Verbal Ability 50 50
Reading Comprehension 30 30
Quantitative Ability 30 30
Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation 30 30
Total 140 140

IBSAT Exam 2021: Selection Procedure

Candidates who clears the IBSAT 2021, based on its score can apply for admission to ICFAI Business School (IBS). Candidates who cleared the IBSAT 2021 have to go through the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) for getting admission in an Institute.

The final merit list will be prepared based on the different rounds of IBSAT 2021 conducting by the exam authority of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University), i.e., IBSAT Score, GD, and PI. Based on the merit list seat allotment takes place. After this, candidates can report to the institution for acknowledging the admission.

There are four main stages in the Selection Procedure of IBSAT 2021 viz.

  • Registration
  • Selection Briefing
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview

IBSAT Exam 2021: Syllabus

IBSAT exam does not contain any official syllabus, so the candidates can use the syllabus followed by most of the management entrance exam to prepare for the IBSAT 2021.

Verbal Ability

This section of IBSAT 2021 Verbal Ability consists of 50 questions that are designed to check the potential of a candidate in expressing ideas using words in a comprehensible manner. Check below the syllabus of verbal ability for IBSAT 2021:

Verbal Ability Syllabus
Usage of Parts of speech, tenses, conditional Jumbled Sentences Syntax of Vocabulary Usage
Sentence Completion Sentence Correction and usage Use the appropriate words
Cloze Test Spot the Errors Phrasal Verbs
Antonyms, Synonyms, and idioms Corrections of grammatical errors Fill in the blanks
Reading Comprehension passages

Quantitative Ability

IBSAT 2021 Quantitative Ability gauges the ability of the candidates to solve mathematical problems on number systems, percentages, profit & loss, work & time, and so on. The section of quantitative ability consists of 30 questions. The topics covered under IBSAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability are mentioned below:

Quantitative Ability Syllabus
Algebra Permutations and Combinations Bar graph
Trigonometry Mensuration Solid Geometry
Statistics 2D and 3D Geometry Probability
Line graph Modem maths Coordinate Geometry
Mixture & Solution/Allegations Pie chart Number Systems
Average Profit & Loss Percentage
Time & Work Interest Ratio & Proportion
Man days & works

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is defined as the level of understanding a text. The section consist of 30 MCQ type questions.

Reading Comprehension Syllabus

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

Given below is the syllabus of Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation of IBSAT 2021 that consist of 30 questions:

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation Syllabus
Cause and Effect Linear arrangement Statements and Conclusion
Family tree Pie chart & Line chart Assertion & Reasons
Venn diagrams Functions Sequencing
Symbol-based problems Identifying the next number of series Graphs representing area
Course of Actions Critical Reasoning Coding and Decoding
Puzzles Matrix arrangement Syllogisms

IBSAT Exam 2021: Guidelines

IBSAT 2021 exam is an online exam that is going to be held in home proctored mode. Candidates are recommended to make the instructions clear in their mind which is listed below while appearing for the IBSAT 2021 exam.

Candidates shall required:

  • A duly functional desktop or laptop with adequate memory.
  • Undisturbed Internet connection.
  • Webcam, which should be power up throughout the exam duration.
  • Operating system of Windows 7 or more.
  • Undisturbed Power Supply.
  • Properly working microphone (USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth) and speakers.
  • IBSAT Admit Card and photo ID card for verification (without this, the test would not be started).

IBS (ICFAI) Colleges Accepting IBSAT Exam 2021

Colleges accepting the IBSAT Exam 2021 for admission in MBA/PGDM or Ph.D. courses are listed below:

  • IBS (ICFAI B-school), Hyderabad
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Pune
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Gurgaon
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Ahmedabad
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Bengaluru
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Kolkata
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Mumbai
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Dehradun
  • IBS (ICFAI B-School), Jaipur

IBSAT Exam 2021: Exam Cities

Listed below are the zone wise names of cities where the IBSAT 2021 is going to be conducted:

  • Agra
  • Ajmer
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Alwar
  • Ambala
  • Bareilly
  • Chandigarh
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Faridabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Gurgaon
  • Gwalior
  • Haridwar
  • Haldwani
  • Hissar
  • Jaipur
  • Jalandhar
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Karnal
  • Kota
  • Ludhiana
  • Mandi
  • Meerut
  • Moradabad
  • Noida
  • Rohtak
  • Shimla
  • Udaipur
  • Varanasi
  • Bhilai
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Cuttack
  • Dhanbad
  • Dibrugarh
  • Durgapur
  • Guwahati
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jorhat
  • Kolkata
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Ranchi
  • Raipur
  • Rourkela
  • Patna
  • Siliguri
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Goa
  • Hyderabad
  • Khammam
  • Kochi
  • Kozhikode
  • Kurnool
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore
  • Mysuru
  • Rajahmundry
  • Thrissur
  • Tirupati
  • Trivandrum
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Warangal
  • Ahmedabad
  • Aurangabad
  • Bhopal
  • Indore
  • Kolhapur
  • Mumbai
  • Nanded
  • Nashik
  • Pune
  • Rajkot
  • Surat
  • Vadodara

FAQ Concerning IBSAT 2021

Q1. Is there any negative marking in IBSAT 2021 exam?

A1. IBSAT 2021 does not contain any negative marking for the wrong answer.

Q2. Is calculator allowed in IBSAT 2021 exam?

A2. IBSAT is an online-based exam and thus a virtual calculator will be there.

Q3. What is the registration fee for IBSAT 2021?

A3. The IBSAT application fee for one exam is 1800 INR.

Q4. Is it easy to get into IBS Hyderabad?

A4. Yes, it's possible to get IBS Hyderabad if you pass the IBSAT entrance exam and get selected for the other rounds.

Q5. How can I check IBSAT 2021 Result?

A5. To check IBSAT 2021 Result follow the steps given below

  • Visit the official website of IBSAT – Click Here.
  • A new window will open for the IBSAT result window.
  • Enter Application Number and Password.
  • Click 'Submit'.
  • Download and print the IBSAT scorecard.

Q6. What is the pattern of the IBSAT test or it is similar to the CAT?

A6. IBSAT is an MCQ based test with a time duration of two hours. The paper is divided into four sections Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation.

IBSAT paper has 140 MCQ questions

  • Verbal Ability: 50
  • Reading Comprehension: 30
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 30
  • Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation: 30

Best wishes to all the IBSAT 2021 aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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