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IBSAT 2021 exam dates
IBSAT 2021 exam dates

IBSAT 2021 or ICFAI Business School  Aptitude Test is a national-level entrance exam held by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad a deemed university that provides admission to MBA/PGDM programs. IBSAT scores are widely accepted across 9 ICFAI Business Schools in India. They are, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Mumbai, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Pune, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Jaipur and IBS Dehradun.

IBSAT 2021 Exam Dates
IBSAT 2021 Exam Dates

IBSAT 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates
Application form release 1st July 2020
Last date to submit applications 21st December 2020
Admit card availability After slot booking (Released)
IBSAT 2021 exam date 26th – 27th December 2020
Announcement of result 30th December 2020
Selection Briefing 9th – 17th January 2021
Selection process starts from February/March 2021
 IBSAT Exam Eligibility
IBSAT Exam Eligibility

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) 

Important Events after  IBSAT Exam

Events Dates
IBSAT result announcement & scorecard downloading 30-Dec-2020
Selection Briefings 09-Jan-2021 to 17-Jan-2021
Selection Process February 2021 to March 2021
Final Selection result  To be announced

IBSAT 2021 Application Form

The candidates must go through the IBSAT 2021 Application Form before applying. The details of registering the application form are 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 01-Jul-2020.
  • 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 was to  be filled up to 16-Dec-2020. 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 2021 Correction Window
IBSAT 2021 Correction Window

IBSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can read through the IBSAT 2021 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.
  • Candidates must complete a minimum of 15 years of regular education.
IBSAT 2021
IBSAT 2021

IBSAT 2021 Application Dates

Events Dates
IBSAT registrations b 01-Jul-2020
Last date to apply 16-Dec-2020
IBSAT 2020 26-Dec-2020 to 27-Dec-2020

Application Process for IBSAT 2021

  • 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 LoginID 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 2021 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 2021 Exam
IBSAT 2021 Exam

IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

IBSAT is an online aptitude exam which was held from 26th – 27th 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 2021  Results
IBSAT 2021 Results

IBSAT 2021 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 26t h and 27th 2020 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 show the overall and sectional marks obtained by the applicant in the entrance exam.

Final results of IBSAT was declared in Last week of December 2020 after the selection process. The candidates can check their IBSAT results below:

Events Dates
IBSAT exam date 26th – 27th December 2020
IBSAT Result announcement 30-Dec-2020
Selection Briefings 9th – 17th January 2021
Selection Process February/March 2021

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 2021
  • 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 2021 Scores (overall and sectional)
  • IBSAT 2021 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  Counselling Rounds
IBSAT Counselling Rounds

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 Preparation Tips

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. 

Practise the mock tests and sample papers for getting a feel if the entrance exam. Read and learn from the experts. Plan well ahead for the exam day.

IBSAT Pattern Highlights

Section name Total Questions Marks Time Limit
Verbal Ability 50 50 No sectional limit
Reading Comprehension 30 30 No sectional limit
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 No sectional limit
Data Adequacy/Sufficiency and Data Interpretation 30 30 No sectional limit

IBSAT 2021 Takeaways for Preparation

  • All the sections need equal consideration, as fetching maximum marks is the most important task.
  • Level of difficulty varies with each section. So, proper strategy and time management is a must, in order to achieve success.
  • Taking regular Mock Tests will enhance your performance as well as speed and accuracy.
  • Verbal ability, section needs special emphasis as it carries maximum weightage.
  • Strong conceptual base in Geometry, Number System, Probability and DI with a good application orientation is the key to crack Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section.
  • Striking a right balance between speed and accuracy is all that matters to score in IBSAT.


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