IBSAT 2024 | IBS MBA/PGDM Admission, Eligibility, Pattern, Cutoff, Result and Syllabus

IBSAT 2024: आईसीएफएआई बिजनेस स्कूल विभिन्न आईबीएम संस्थानों में एमबीए/पीजीडीएम कार्यक्रम में योग्य उम्मीदवारों को प्रवेश देने के लिए हर साल आईबीएसएटी 2024 आयोजित करता है। परीक्षा की तैयारी कर रहे उम्मीदवार यहां से प्रवेश परीक्षा के बारे में पूरी जानकारी देख सकते हैं। The IBSAT 2024 Exam will be conducted in Online mode.

IBSAT 2024

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IBSAT 2024 Highlights

Full Exam Name IBS Aptitude Test
Short Exam Name IBSAT
Conducting Body ICFAI Business School
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours

IBSAT 2024: Apply for MBA/PGDM Program

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) conducts the IBSAT every year. According to the previous year’s papers analysis, the level of the IBSAT exam is moderate. It is comparatively easier than other management exams including CAT, MAT, or CMAT.

MBA colleges accepting IBSAT scores

There are various institutes of ICFAI Business School all over the country that offer MBA and PGDM programs. These institutes are as follows:

  • IBS Hyderabad
  • IBS Mumbai
  • IBS Bangalore
  • IBS Gurgaon
  • IBS Ahmedabad
  • IBS Dehradun
  • IBS Pune
  • IBS Kolkata
  • IBS Jaipur

The MBA Program will be offered at 4 campuses – IBS Bangalore, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur and IBS Hyderabad. Whereas the PGPM Program will be offered at 5 IBS campuses i.e. IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai, IBS Pune.

IBSAT 2024 Schedule


Dates (Tentative)

IBSAT 2024 registration begins 01-Jul-2024
Last date of Registration Third week of December 2024
IBSAT exam slot booking Third week of October 2024
Release of IBSAT 2024 admit card Third week of October 2024
IBSAT 2024 exam Fourth week of December 2024
Announcement of result Last week of December 2024

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can apply for the IBS Aptitude Test 2024 if they fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.
  • Should have done their 15 years of education in the pattern of 10+2+3 or 10+2+4
  • Must have done their Graduation in English medium. If not from English medium, candidates need to submit TOEFL/ IELT/ IELTS score
  • Candidates in their final year can also apply.
  • There is no age bar to apply for IBSAT 2023 entrance exam.
  • Candidates can also apply through CAT, GMAT, and NMAT scores for direct admission

IBSAT Selection Process

The selection of candidates for the available seats will be based on the following process

  • IBSAT 2024
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)

IBSAT Exam Pattern

  • Total questions in IBSAT: 140 questions
  • Marking Scheme of IBSAT exam: +1 mark for the right answer. No negative marks
  • Sections in IBSAT 2024: Four
  • IBSAT exam duration: Two hours (120 Minutes)
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Medium: English (Only)
  • There is no specific time limit for any particular section, you can opt for any section at any time

IBSAT Exam Structure: Section-wise Weightage


No. of Questions

Reading Comprehension 30
Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy 30
Quantitative Ability 30
Verbal Ability 50
Total 140

IBSAT Syllabus

IBSAT Sections Topics for IBSAT
Verbal Ability
  • Usage of Parts of speech; tenses; conditional
  • Syntax of Vocabulary Usage
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Sentence Correction and Usage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Use the appropriate words
  • Cloze Test
  • Spot the Errors
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Use of Antonyms; Synonyms and idioms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Corrections of grammatical errors
  • Reading Comprehension passages
Quantitative Ability
  • 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 30 questions will be asked from passage

Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation

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

Details/Documents required for IBSAT form filling

While registering online for IBSAT 2024, the candidates must keep the following documents/details ready:

  • Valid Email ID
  • Educational details
  • Debit/Credit card
  • Aadhaar card/ Voter card/ Passport, etc
  • Photograph and signature in jpg/jpeg format and within 50kb

Procedure to Apply Online for IBSAT 2024

Candidates can apply online for the IBSAT 2024 by following these steps –

Step 1 – IBSAT Registration 

  • First of all, visit the official website of the ICFAI Business School.

IBSAT 2024

  • Then you have to click on the “Apply to IBS” tab.
  • Enter your valid email ID, mobile number, and postal address to fill out the IBSAT application form.
  • Make the IBSAT exam fee payment of the required amount.
  • After the payment, a confirmation email containing the login credentials of the IBSAT 2024 Exam will be sent to the provided email ID.

Step 2 – Filling the online IBSAT Application Form

  • After logging in to the website, the IBSAT application form will appear on your screen
  • Candidates have to enter their personal and academic details such as:
    • Name of candidate
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Address
    • Exam City
    • Identity details
  • Once the said details are entered, the candidates will have to click on the Proceed tab.

Step 3 – Editing the IBSAT application form

  • After this, check all the details. If there is any error in the details you can edit it.

Step 4 – IBSAT Application fees payment

  • After the final submission, the candidates have to pay the IBS registration fee of Rs. 1800 for the IBSAT registration process.
  • You can pay the requisite fees using:
    • Debit card
    • Net banking
    • Credit card

Step 5 – Submitting the Application Form

  • After submitting the application fees, the final payment receipt will be displayed on the screen.
  • At last, Take a printout of the IBSAT Application Form for future reference.

IBSAT Official Website – Click Here

Procedure to Apply for IBSAT in Offline Mode

Step 1: First, Buy the IBSAT application form along with the prospectus from any of the IBS campus/ designated marketing branches on payment of Rs 1,800 in cash.

Step 2: You will receive an envelope with having IBSAT prospectus on the top of which the login ID and voucher number will be printed.

Step 3: Use these credentials to log in and then register on the official website.

Step 4: On entering a valid login ID and password you will be taken to the next section, which is “Change your password”.

Step 5: Change the password and then continue to fill out the IBSAT application form.

IBSAT Admit Card

Hall Ticket for the IBS Aptitude Test will be released by the official website 2 or 3 weeks before the examination. Students appearing for the IBSAT 2024 can check the exam details like date, time venue, exam instruction, etc. in the IBSAT Call Ticket. Candidates can download the IBSAT Admit Card using their login credentials and carry it to the entrance examination.

Details mentioned in the IBSAT Admit Card

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Category
  • Candidate’s Signature & Photo
  • Gender
  • Application Form No.
  • Roll Number
  • Exam Date and Venue & Reporting Time
  • IBSAT Exam Day Instructions

In case of a discrepancy in the IBSAT Admit Card

In case of any discrepancy in the IBSAT exam admit card, you can immediately report this to the helpdesk:

Admissions Officer,

IBS Admissions Office,

Plot No. 65, Ground Floor,

Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta,

Hyderabad – 500 082, Telangana, India.

Phone: + 91–40–23440963

Toll-Free No: 1800 425 55 66 77

IBSAT Mock Test 2024

Candidates can practice for IBSAT 2024 through mock tests which are released by ICFAI Business School on the official website. By going through IBSAT 2024 candidates can familiarize themselves with the actual examination and exam environment. Apart from this, candidates can check the type of questions asked in the exam. Also, through the IBSAT Mock Test, candidates can check their preparation.

IBSAT Result

ICFAI Business School will release the IBSAT 2024 Result on the official website in the last week of December 2024. To check the IBSAT Result, candidates have to use their login credentials i.e. Application Number, Date of Birth, and captcha. After checking the IBSAT 2024 Result, if you find any discrepancy in it then contact the authorities.

IBSAT Cutoff

After the announcement of the IBSAT 2024 result, all nine campuses affiliated with ICFAI Business School will release their cutoff separately for admission. The IBSAT cutoff will be the minimum marks that a person must secure to gain admission into the ICFAI Business School’s affiliated colleges.

The minimum IBSAT 2024 cutoff scores for the further selection process are given below:

  • CAT & XAT: 60 percentile and above
  • GMAT: 500 +
  • NMAT by GMAC: 150+
  • XAT: 60 percentile and above

IBSAT Cutoff 2024 (Expected)

IBS Campus Name

IBSAT Cutoff

IBSAT cut-off for IBS Hyderabad 75-80
IBS Mumbai 72-78
IBS Gurgaon 65-70
IBS Bengaluru cut-off 68-75
IBS Dehradun 60-68
IBS Jaipur 56-64
IBS Ahmedabad cut-off 62-68
IBS Kolkata 60-68

Past Year IBSAT Exam Cutoff


IBSAT Cutoff 2022 IBSAT Cutoff 2021 IBSAT Cutoff 2020

IBSAT Cutoff 2019

IBS Mumbai 66+ 66+ 65+ 65+

IBS Bangalore

68+ 68+ 65+ 65+
IBS Hyderabad 68+ 68+ 68+ 68+
IBS Gurgaon 64+ 64+ 64+ 62+

IBSAT Exam Centers 2024



Assam Dibrugarh
Bihar Muzaffarpur
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Meghalaya Shillong
Odisha Bhubaneswar
West Bengal Durgapur
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Mumbai
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Haryana Ambala
Himachal Pradesh Mandi
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Delhi Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Punjab Jalandhar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Karnataka Bangalore
Kerala Kochi
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad

IBSAT Counselling

Candidates will be called for counseling rounds after the release of IBSAT Cut Off 2024 tentatively in January 2024. The counseling rounds will include a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview. In the counseling process, candidates will have to verify their original documents of qualification, DOB, etc. Based on counseling, the final merit list will be prepared.

Factors based on the IBSAT Final Merit List

After the declaration of IBSAT results, the following factors will be taken into account while preparing the final merit list for IBSAT 2024.

Selection criteria

The weightage (%)

Past academic record

(Class 10 mark: 10

Class 12 mark: 15

Graduation marks: 25)

Group Discussion (GD) 25
Personal Interview (PI) 25



Based on the candidates’ overall performance, the IBSAT final merit list will be prepared for the shortlisted candidates. The IBSAT 2024 merit list will be displayed probably in March 2024

IBSAT Books for Preparation

IBSAT 2024: Reading Comprehension

CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Gautam Puri
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT/XAT/ GMAT/ IIFT/ CMAT/ MAT/Bank PO/SSC Bharat Patodi and Aditya Choudhary
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

IBSAT 2024: Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Pearson Publication
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Arun Sharma
Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency

Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

Logical and Analytical Reasoning Ashok Gupta

IBSAT 2024: Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

Quantitative Ability Nishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude Abhijit Guha

FAQs Related to IBSAT 2024

Question: Can I apply for IBSAT in offline mode?

Answer: Candidates can fill out their IBSAT application form online as well as offline mode. For more details, you have to check the official IBSAT Notification 2024

Question: What are the recommended web browsers for filling in the online IBSAT form?

Answer: The following are the recommended web browsers for filling in the online IBSAT application form –

  • Google Chrome 3.0
  • Mozilla 3.0 and above
  • Safari (for iOS)
  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

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