IBSAT 2020: Results Out, Score Card, Cut-Off, Eligibility Criteria, Preparation Tips & Highlights….

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IBSAT 2020 exam Faq's
IBSAT 2020 exam faq's

IBSAT or IBS Aptitude Test is a national-level entrance exam held by ICFAI Foundation or Higher Education, a deemed university that provides admission to MBA/PGDM programs. IBSAT scores are widely accepted across 9 ICFAI Business Schools in India. IBSAT exams are conducted every year by ICFAI Foundation.

They are, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Mumbai, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Pune, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Jaipur and IBS Dehradun.

IBSAT Exam Dates

Events Dates
Starting of Application Form Submission 1st July 2019
Last Date of Submit Application Form 17th December 2019
Date of Exam 21st & 22nd December 2019
Declaration of Result 26th December 2019
Briefing about Selection 11th – 20th January 2020
Selection Process for MBA/PGPM MBA/ PGPM Program: 22nd – 29th February 2020 at IBS Hyderabad

IBSAT Exam Highlights     

Features  Details 
Exam Name ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 
Conducting Body ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
IBSAT 2019 convening body ICFAI Business School
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Exam Syllabus Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
Exam Pattern 140 Questions in MCQs Format
Language English
Exam Fees Rs 1800/-
Number of Applications Received  Approx. 25,000 in 2018
Exam Purpose Admission into 9 Campuses of ICFAI Business School (IBS) spread across HyderabadDehradunJaipurAhmedabadGurgaonBengaluruKolkataPune & Mumbai
Course Offered MBA/PGPM
No. of Test Centres 95 
Exam Helpdesk No. 040 – 23440963 (5 lines) 
Exam Website https://admissions.ibsindia.org/IBSAT2019/registration/indexregistration.asp?src=shiksha_CM13

Important Events for IBSAT Exam

Events IBSAT 2019 Dates Salient Features
IBSAT 2019 December registrations start 01-July-2019 Registration process is online
Last Date to Apply for IBSAT 2019 17-Dec-2019 Closure of registration window was extended
Availability of Admit Card release for CBT IBSAT exam 22-Nov-2019 to 21-Dec-2019 (4:00 pm onwards) Admit card was available on the official IBSAT website
IBSAT 2019 December exam (CBT) 21-Dec-2019 and 22-Dec-2019 Was held in 95 test centres
Result declaration 26-Dec-2019 IBSAT scorecards is now available on IBSAT’s official website

IBSAT 2020 Application Form

The candidates must go through the IBSAT 2020 Application Form before applying. The details of registering the application form is as given below:

Registering of Candidates must be done online only.

Candidates can attain their application form either online or offline.

The candidates can buy the application forms offline from the IBS FTP branches. The Application Form was available only from 5th July 2019.

It is necessary and careful to enter all details of personal and academic online correctly. The detailed application form should also upload the correct scanned photo and signature as instructed in the application form guidelines.

The application form can be filled up to 17th December 2019. It is vital to take a printout for further admission processes.

The information bulletin can be bought by paying Rs. 1800/-. The application fee can be made online as well. Online applications can be paid using a debit card/credit card/net-banking also.

IBSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can read through the IBSAT 2020 eligibility criteria before filling of the Application Form:

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

Candidates must secure a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in their qualifying exam.

Candidates appearing in their final year or semester can apply.

Candidates need to have passed English as the medium of graduation.

Applicants who did not study in English medium, should submit their Scores of NELT/IELTS/TOEFL by 31st May 2020.

Candidates must complete a minimum of 15 years of regular education. 

IBSAT 2020 Application Dates

Events Dates
Starting of application form 5th July 2019
Submission of application form 17th December 2019
IBSAT 2020 exam date 21st & 22nd December 2019

Application Process for IBSAT 2020

  • Search and visit the official website.
  • Buy the Application Form online or offline.
  • In online mode, you will receive a message that indicates your application number and password.
  • Next, login using these details, your application number and password.
  • For offline mode, you need to enter your Login ID and Password.
  • Once the Login process gets over, you will be directed to change your password page.
  • You will be directed to the login page again.
  • Fill in the details of IBSAT 2020 Online Application including programme information, contact details, and past academic details.
  • Next, upload the scanned photo and Signature in JPEG or GIF Format as mentioned in the Application Form Guidelines.
  • Choose the I Agree option to the declare statements section.
  • Press Submit and your data will be saved. It will take you to the final page.


IBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

IBSAT is an online aptitude exam which will be held in the 4th Week of December 2020. IBSAT exam pattern is fixed by the ICFAI. Understanding the exam pattern is essential to develop a concrete strategy and comprehend the paper pattern.

The table below provides a better picture of the intended exam pattern:

Test Duration 2 Hours
Test Sections 4 Sections
Mode of Test Online (Computer Based Test)
Exam dates (Tentative) Third week of December, 2020
Total Questions 140
Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Scoring Pattern +1 Mark for each correct answer
Type of Questions MCQs
Negative Marking No – negative Marking
Sectional Composition of IBSAT Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension Quantitative Ability Data Interpretation
Section Wise split of Questions IBSAT Exam Component Number of Questions Verbal Ability 50 Reading Comprehension 30 Quantitative Aptitude    30 Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 30
Sectional time limit *No Sectional Time Limit.

IBSAT Cut Off Marks

IBSAT cut off marks is the base for determining minimum marks to get selected for the next rounds of the admission process. The main selection process begins after the results of IBSAT Cut off have been released.

Based on the IBSAT scores, the candidates are called for rounds like GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview). Final selection is based on IBSAT Scores, your academic records, overall profile, and work experience in months.

A few factors that affect the IBSAT Cut off marks are:

  • Number of candidates’ appearing for IBSAT
  • Number of candidates’ passing the IBSAT exam
  • Reservation Policies
  • Difficulty level of the question paper
  • Number of seats available
  • Rankings of the Participating IBS Campuses

IBSAT Exam Results

Candidates who appeared in the written examination on December 26th can download their results from the website. Candidates can check their results and download the scorecard by entering the registration ID and password in the login window. IBSAT results cum scorecard shows the overall and sectional marks obtained by the applicant in the entrance exam.

Final results of IBSAT will be declared in March 2020 after the selection process. The candidates can check their IBSAT results below:

Events Dates
IBSAT exam date 21-Dec-2019 and 22-Dec-2019
IBSAT Result announcement 26-Dec-2019
Selection Briefings 11-Jan-2020 to 19-Jan-2020
Selection Process 22-Feb-2020 to 29-Feb-2020

How to Check the IBSAT Results?

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the ‘IBSAT results in the notification bar
  • A new window will open for IBSAT result window
  • Enter your application number and password for IBSAT 2019
  • Click on ‘Submit’ button to get your result
  • Download and take a printout of IBSAT scorecard

Details on the IBSAT Result Cum Scorecard

  • Name of the candidate
  • Candidate’s Roll Number
  • Registration/ Application Number
  • IBSAT 2019 Scores (overall and sectional)
  • IBSAT 2019 Rank
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Candidate’s Signature

IBSAT Score Validity

IBSAT scores are valid only for a year. Candidates who wish to reappear for the entrance exam, must have to appear again for the IBSAT next year. IBST scores of previous year will not be considered for the next year’s admission.

IBSAT Further Rounds

Applicants who have qualified the IBSAT entrance exam with the cut off marks will be called for further rounds such as Group Discussion and Personal Interview.  It is mandatory for the candidates to appear for the rounds, lest their candidature stands cancelled.

IBSAT Preparation Tips

IBSAT aspirants have to prepare well to qualify for the entrance exam set. Applicants must devise a strategy to learn and stick to it. The planning phase consists of Prep books and study guides. Its essential to make a timeline to complete the syllabus. 

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