IBS has released IBSAT 2019 Official Notification along with exam dates and application form. Candidates seeking admission in MBA or PGDM programs offered at 9 IBS campuses- Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Dehradun can apply for the exam from July 1-December 12, 2019.
Highlights of IBSAT 2019
|Exam Name||ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test|
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
|Courses Offered||MBA/PGPM and Ph.D in Management|
|IBS Campuses||Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune|
|IBS Helpline||1800 425 55 66 77|
Here, we have mentioned the Official schedule of IBSAT 2019:
|Availability of IBSAT Application Form 2019||July 1 – December 12, 2019|
|Availability of IBSAT Admit Card 2019||December, 2019|
|IBSAT Exam Dates 2019||December 21-22, 2019|
|IBSAT Result 2019||January, 2020|
|IBSAT Selection Breifings 2019||January 11 – 19, 2020|
|IBSAT Interview and Group Discussion 2019|
MBA/ PGPM Program: February 22 – 29, 2020
Ph.D. Program: March 7 – 8, 2020
The application form of IBSAT 2019 is now available at the official website of IBSAT. Management aspirants can fill in the online application until December 12, 2019. Registration can be done via online or offline mode.
Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria of IBSAT 2019 mentioned below before applying for the exam:
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|IBSAT 2019 Campuses|
Below, we are providing the complete Exam Pattern of IBSAT:
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|Verbal Ability (VA)||50||50||A cumulative duration of 2 hours|
|Reading Comprehension (RC)||30||30|
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)||30||30|
|Data Adequacy/ Sufficiency and Data Interpretation (DA/ DI)||30||30|
|IBS College||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
For IBSAT 2019, the selection rounds will take place on February 22 – 29, 2019. Candidates who score more than or equal to the cutoff marks will be sent call letter for selection process.
Stage 1- Registration
Stage 2- Selection Briefing
Stage 3- Group discussion
Stage 4- Personal Interview
Note: The final merit list is formed on the basis of marks secured in IBSAT 2019 (or MAT/CAT/GMAT/NMAT) + GD + PI + Academic Qualifications.
For this year, there are 9 IBS schools affiliated to ICFAI offering admissions via IBSAT scores. Tabulated below are the names of the schools with their fees:
|IBS MBA Colleges||Fees (INR in Lac)|
|IBS (ICFAI B-school), Hyderabad||7.02 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Pune||4.005 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Gurgaon||4.005 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Ahmedabad||4.005 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Bengaluru||4.005 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Kolkata||4.005 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Mumbai||4.005 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Dehradun||2.835 lakhs per annum|
|IBS (ICFAI B-School) Jaipur||2.835 lakhs per annum|
|MBA college||Fee (INR in lac)|
|Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT) Bangalore||4.50|
|GIBS Business School Bangalore||6.50|
|FMS- Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad||5.29|
|JK Business School, Gurgaon||5.50|
|Vanguard Business School, Bangalore||6.25|
|VYASA Business School, Bangalore||4.30|
The two year MBA/PGPM Program of IBS is designed to give graduates exposure to management skills needed for the creation of specialists who can integrate across functional areas in a dynamic organization.
|IBS Campus||Fee per Annum*|
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|IBS Hyderabad||7.02||MBA Program|
|IBS Ahmedabad||4.005||PGPM Program|
|IBS Dehradun||Domicile – 2.835|
Non-domicile – 2.835
List of banks candidates can avail educational loans for IBS MBA/PGPM programs:
Private Sector Banks & Financial Institutions
|Public Sector Banks|
|State Bank of India||Central Bank of India|
|Punjab National Bank||State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur|
|Andhra Bank||State Bank of Hyderabad|
|Axis Bank||Bank of Maharashtra|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||Bank of India|
|Bank of Baroda||UCO Bank|
|Canara Bank||Allahabad Bank|
|Corporation Bank||Syndicate Bank|
Ques. What are the courses offered through IBSAT?
Ans. IBSAT is conducted every year for admission to the following Programs:
Ques. Is IBSAT a common entrance for all programs of IBS?
Ans. Yes. IBSAT is conducted every year for admission to all programs of IBS at 95 test centers all over India. It is 2hr computer based test. IBSAT 2019 test is scheduled from December 21-22, 2019.
Ques. Will IBS provide any Mock Tests?
Ans. Yes. Mock Tests are provided for the candidates to familiarize with IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern. These mock tests are available on ibsindia.org from September 2019 onwards.
Ques. What are the specifications for the photograph to upload during IBSAT Registration?
Ans. You must upload a colored photograph, full face till the shoulder, in jpeg or gif format. The photograph size should not exceed 25KB and should be approximately 140 – 160 pixels.
Ques. What is the fee structure of IBS programs?
Ans. MBA / PGPM Program:
Ques. My score in IBSAT 2017 was 98. What are my chances of getting admission in IBS Hyderabad?
Ans. The general IBSAT cut off for 2016 was 68. The chances of admission are high but still, the performance in GD and PI play an important role.
Ques. If I have scored 22 marks in Quantitative Aptitude section out of 30 in IBSAT. Have I cleared the minimum cut off?
Ans. The sectional cut off for each section is not declared officially separately. The general IBSAT 2016 cut off was 68 so it is expected that at 22 you have qualified the minimum cut off.
Ques. If I have applied for IBS Gurgaon, and if I miss the minimum cut off for IBS Gurgaon, then will I automatically be allowed to take admission in the next IBS institute which has vacant seats?
Ans. IBSAT counselling is centralized so the admission to the next institute with available seats and as per the choices filled by you would be allotted to you.
Ques. I am currently doing B.Sc. (Home Science). I want to know if I am eligible for admission to PGPM/ MBA program?
Ans. Yes, you are eligible for the PGPM program just the minimum percentage criteria of 50% must be fulfilled.
Ques. I am from Jharkhand and I have done my class 10 from Punjab State Board. Then I shifted to Jharkhand. I want to know if I am allowed to write IBSAT exam. Does a change of state board of class 10 and class 12 will affect my eligibility?
Ans. No, this will not affect your eligibility criteria. You are allowed to write the exam. Just education must have been completed in regular mode.
Ques. I wrote class 10 exam with 7 subjects. I had written the additional exam for French language but I failed. So can I write the IBSAT exam?
Ans. Yes, it is important that the best 5 subjects are qualified with distinction and the minimum percentage in class 10 exam must be 50%.
Ques. I am 28 years old and I want to MBA. Can I write the IBSAT exam?
Ans. Yes, you are allowed to write the exam. Age is no bar for qualifying the examination.
Ques. I have filled the IBSAT application form but I am confused about the course PGPM and MBA. Can you tell me what should I choose?
Ans. The MBA program and PGPM program are both equally good. The only difference is on the certification level. Once you have completed MBA program you would be awarded a degree from a UGC recognized university. On completion of the PGPM program, students are trained in an office environment to equip them to become corporate leaders. Students applying for PGPM can apply for the part-time or distance learning MBA program from any university.
Ques. I have filled the IBSAT application form before the last date. I paid the application fee of Rs.1800 along with it. What should I do, as now the system is showing the error “application fee not paid”?
Ans. Take a snapshot of the error and send an email to the assistance email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Write down all the details of the incident and ask them for the proper guidance on the incident. Also, make a call on the helpline number 040-23440963 and seek advice on the phone number.
Ques. I have purchased the IBSAT application form in the offline mode. Would I be allowed to change the password?
Ans. Yes with the help of the password given on the voucher you can change your password. Once you have logged into the system with the ID and Password combination, the system would ask you automatically to “change your password”.
Ques. My wife is from Germany. Her age is 29 years. Can she write the IBSAT MBA exam?
Ans. Yes, she can write the exam.
Ques. Do I have to create a new email Id for IBSAT exam or the old one will be fine to work with the application process?
Ans. No need to create a new email Id for the application process. The old one is absolutely fine to work with the application process.
Ques. I filled the IBSAT application form in July 2017. I changed my password once I filled the application form successfully. I am now trying to log in but the system does not allow me to log in. What to do?
Ans. There is an option of “forgot password” that is coming on the webpage. Click on the same and then you can get your password over email your registered email ID.
Ques. I have done coaching for CAT exam. So can the same study material be used for preparing for IBSAT or some more coaching is required?
Ans. The syllabus is same for all the MBA entrance exam and the CAT coaching study material is quite good. So need to join additional coaching for the same.
Ques. I have heard that there is a change in the IBSAT exam pattern. Is it true that there are 130 questions in the IBSAT exam from this year onwards?
Ans. No, there is no change in the IBSAT exam pattern. Any changes would be officially updated on the website.
Ques. Can you give me the details of the IBSAT marking scheme along with the exam pattern?
Ans. IBSAT marking scheme is same as 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and there is no negative marking. The exam pattern is as follows: Subject Number of questions Number of marks English usage 30 30 Quantitative ability 30 30 Reading comprehension 30 30 Data Interpretation & Sufficiency 30 30 Total 120 120
Ques. I am from Hyderabad and I want to take admission in IBSAT Dehradun, so do I have to write separate exam especially for Dehradun location?
Ans. No one common exam would work for all the locations. Also, IBSAT exam is common for all the locations.
Ques. I have completed my graduation in the Hindi Language. I now want to do MBA, am I allowed to write the IBSAT exam?
Ans. Yes, you can write the exam but your fluency in the English language is compulsory which can only be proved if you have qualified the written exam of TOEFL/NELT/IELTS. The score of these exams must be submitted by 31st May 2019.
Ques. I am from an economically backward tribe. I know computers but not sure about my typing speed. What should I do to appear for IBSAT in offline?
Ans. IBSAT is a computer-based test only so there are no chances that you can give this exam in the offline mode. So try to improve your answering speed by working with the mock exams.
Ques. I am from Manipur location and I have the OBC certificate. So will I get any benefit of this claim in the seat allotment process?
Ans. No, there is no reservation as per the seat allotment process. The seat allotment would be done on the basis of merit without taking into consideration any regional or cast reservation claims.
Ques. I find that Data Sufficiency and Data adequacy syllabus are the same, then why are there different names in IBSAT exam?
Ans. There is no clear differentiation of the syllabus of data sufficiency and data adequacy. The section is designed to test the data comprehension skills of the candidate.
Ques. I am writing IBSAT 2019 exam. I appeared for IBSAT 2017 but could not qualify the exam as my score was low in Data Interpretation. What are the important topics of IBSAT exam?
Ans. The important topics are as follows: Bar graphs & Column graphs Tables Venn – diagram Critical reasoning Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning Visual reasoning Pie chart
Ques. I am weak in quantitative ability but what to do, so I excel in the section? Can you give some important topics that I can prepare for the IBSAT 2019 exam for this section?
Ans. The important highlights of the section are as follows: Time, speed and distance Quadratic and linear equation Profit & loss Probability Permutation & combination Percentage LCM & HCF Co- ordinate geometry Arithmetic progression Algebra & Geometry
Ques. I am preparing for the IBSAT exam but at some places, I can find 50 questions will be asked as opposed to 30 questions in the IBSAT exam. Is it true?
Ans. No, some websites are publishing that there are 50 questions but on IBSAT official website you can check only 30 questions will be asked. So do not fall prey to any such myths keep checking the official website.
Ques. I can check that IBSAT allows for the mock exam. How can I write the mock exam?
Ans. The mock exam can be given only if you have successfully registered for the exam. The steps to work with the Mock exam are as follows: Access the official IBSAT 2017 website. Look for the link “mock test”. Click on the link and enter the details of the name, email address, mobile number and state. Click on “submit” button and then the “mock test 1” will appear on the screen.
Ques. My official IBSAT score is different from the expected IBSAT score. How can I get a recheck done on my score?
Ans. There is no provision of revaluation of the score once it has been submitted or the result has been released officially.
Ques. Is it true that the placement quality of IBS Gurgaon is better than IBS Hyderabad?
Ans. Placements are unique for every IBS institute but the placement quality is relatively same for all the branches. Companies may differ with each institute.
Ques. I am from the Physically handicapped category, so are there any special facilities in the IBS Gurgaon for physically handicapped hostel students?
Ans. IBS has a good facility for all the students, care would be taken to give comfort to the student who has any physical disability. However, no special reservation is there in case of physically handicapped students.
Ques. I did not perform well in my PI round. How can I request for a second chance for PI in Hyderabad?
There are no second chances given in the PI round of IBSAT counselling. Kindly do not attempt it, as it students are invited on the basis of merit.
Ques. If I am from Assam. I want to know how can I get admission in IBS Dehradun?
Ans. IBSAT exam must be qualified for seeking admission in IBS Dehradun. The performance in GD, PI and IBSAT would be considered before the final merit list is released.
Ques. I want to take admission in IBS Bombay. Can you give me the details of the cut off of the top 4 IBS MBA institutes?
Ans. Yes, you can check the expected cut off from the list here: IBSAT campus Cut off IBS Gurgaon 62+ IBS Mumbai 62+ IBS Bangalore 65+ IBS Hyderabad 68+