IBSAT 2017: Gateway to low cost MBA in 9 ICFAI B-schools; Last date to apply closes on December 12

IBSAT 2017 Registration
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Why to pay Rs.15 or Rs.20 lakhs to pursue MBA from a good B-school when you have the MBA 2018-20 option available in 9 ICFAI B-schools with a low fee structure of Rs.6.5 to 12.5 lakhs by appearing in IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2017
IBSAT does not have a high difficulty level and despite having a similar question pattern as that of other MBA entrance examinations, due care is taken in formation of question types

Why to pay Rs.15 or Rs.20 lakhs to pursue MBA from a good B-school when you have the MBA 2018-20 option available in 9 ICFAI B-schools with a low fee structure of Rs.6.5 to 12.5 lakhs by appearing in IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2017 in the month of December 2017.

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IBSAT 2017 is an important online computer based MBA entrance test to be conducted across India by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University). There are 9 campuses of ICFAI Business School (IBS) across the country and all of them will accept the IBSAT 2017 exam scores for admission to MBA 2018-20 batch.  The exam will be conducted in the month of December 2017 in a 4 day test window from December 21-24, 2017 and will be a 2 hour computer based test.

The last date to apply for IBSAT 2017 is December 12, 2017. You can apply for IBSAT 2017 by using the link: www.ibsindia.org/ibsat2017

IBSAT: Easier exam
IBSAT does not have a high difficulty level and despite having a similar question pattern as that of other MBA entrance examinations, due care is taken in formation of question types.

Most of the candidates applying for IBSAT 2017, have already been preparing for CAT/IIFT/ XAT/ CMAT /MAT/NMAT and by the time they go for IBSAT 2017, most of these entrance tests will be over. Since the aspirants have already prepared and appeared for different MBA/PGDM entrance test with high difficulty level, IBSAT will be much easier to crack.

MBA at IBS: Low fee structure
The fee for the MBA program at IBS Hyderabad campus is Rs. 6.25 lakhs per annum.

The fee for the MBA program at IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses is Rs. 2.55 lakhs per annum.

The fee for the PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Kolkata, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses is Rs 3.63 lakhs per annum.

Industry & peer learning at IBS campuses
IBS B-Schools offer General MBA degree as well as MBA in Financial economic and family business to their students.  These nine campuses of IBS B schools have 3000 students, 35000+ alumni with strong interface to industry, which help in continuous student industry interaction and good placement.

Most of the courses at IBS B-Schools are designed to help bridge the gap between management theory and practice. These B schools provide good academic delivery and infrastructure to its students. The two year full time management program prepares students to accept the challenges in future and equip them for successful corporate careers.

IBS MBA colleges
The 9 campuses of IBS B-schools are: IBS Hyderabad, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai, IBS Pune, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur

IBSAT 2017: An important MBA entrance exam
Those who wish to pursue MBA/PGPM/PhD program need to appear for IBSAT2017 Test scheduled in the month of December 2017. MBA program is offered by IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur. PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) program is offered by IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses.

IBSAT 2017 registration and application form can be completed till December 12 at the link http://admissions.ibsindia.org/ibsat2017/registration/

IBSAT 2017: Exam Syllabus
The online IBSAT 2017 exam syllabus consists of all important topics on Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative  Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Interestingly, the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension are two separate sections in IBSAT exam. The number of questions in each section is shared below:

Sections No. of Questions
Verbal Ability 50
Reading Comprehension 30
Quantitative Ability 30
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 30
Total 140
 
Computer based 2 hours Test
IBSAT is based on Computer Based Test (CBT) format and tests the candidate’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, analytical reasoning, vocabulary and comprehension.  It is comprehensive multiple choice question(MCQ) examination with a two hours duration.  Major share in the examination is consumed by Vocabulary (English) and reading comprehension with more than 50 percent questions and rest is divided among the other four.

IBSAT has Common Application form
The application form is common for admission to MBA/PGPM program at all the IBS B-schools namely IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai & IBS Pune campuses and PhD program (full-time/part time) at IBS Hyderabad campus.

IBSAT Bulletin can be purchased through one of the following methods by payment of Rs 1800/-.

Application forms are available in marketing offices

IBSAT/PGPM bulletin is available at IBS marketing offices. You may locate your nearest branch by clicking the above link and purchase the Bulletin by paying the requisite application fee in cash.

IBSAT Registration: How to complete
There are 4 pages in the IBSAT 2017 registration form:

Page-1: Profile requires your personal details, Current and permanent address, Mobile phone details, CAT coaching centre details among other information items. All the fields are to be filled on the first page.

Page-2: Review 

Page-3: Payment

Page-4: Finish

IBSAT Applications can be submitted both online as well as off line. However the last date of submission of completed application forms in either mode is December 12, 2017.

Read guidelines to complete the IBSAT registration and application

IBSAT Eligibility criteria
To appear in IBSAT 2017, the eligibility requirements prescribed by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education are:

Graduate in any discipline
Minimum eligibility criteria required is the graduation in any discipline with not less than 50 percent marks. The candidates in their final year of graduation are eligible to apply provided they are able to complete their graduation including any type of practical etc. examination before May 31, 2018. 

15 years of minimum education till graduation
Candidate must have gone through minimum 15 years of regular education i.e. 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis.

English Medium Education needed or submit TOEFL/NELT/IELTS scores
Candidates applying for IBSAT 2017 should ensure that they have studied with English as medium of instruction. Applicants not meeting the criteria of English as medium of instruction at undergraduate level are supposed to submit the TOEFL/NELT/IELTS score by May 31, 2018.

CAT/NMAT/GMAT scores also accepted
GMAT®/CAT/NMAT by GMACTM scores from 2015 onwards are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2017 by IBS B-schools.

Candidates with high scores in any of the above exams do not require to appear in IBSAT 2017.

However candidates should apply with their CAT 2017, NMAT by GMAC or GMAT scores by January 31, 2018. It is a good opportunity to get a good B school for those who have scored well in CAT/NMAT/GMAT.

MBA Admission Process after IBSAT 2017
IBSAT 2017 results will be announced on January 02, 2018 and based on their scores in IBSAT 2017/CAT-2017/NMAT by GMAC 2017/GMAT, the qualified candidates will be called for briefing sessions, to be held in 40 cities across India in the month of February 2018.

After the briefing sessions, the candidates shall have to present themselves for next round of selection process comprising Group Discussion and Personal Interview.Apart from the foregoing,  past academic record will also be taken into account before final selection.

IBSAT Exam Important Dates & Schedule

Application Last date December 12, 2017
Last date to apply to IBS with CAT/GMAT/NMAT scores January 31, 2018
IBSAT exam dates December 21 to 24, 2017
Declaration of result January 02, 2018
Selection Briefings January 13–17, 2018
Selection Process February 20-26, 2018 at 40 locations

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on IBSAT 2017

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XLRI – XAT 2018
Application to XAT is open till November 30 without late fee and till December 15 with late fee
MDI Gurgaon
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Gurgaon is open till November 24, 2017
SPJIMR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SPJIMR is open till November 24, 2017.
IMI New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMI New Delhi is open till December 4, 2017
IMT Ghaziabad
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMT Ghaziabad is open till November 24, 2017
TAPMI Manipal
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at TAPMI is open till January 31, 2018
XIM Bhubaneshwar
Application for MBA 2018-20 at XIM Bhubaneswar is open till December 8, 2017
SCMHRD, Pune – SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 registration is open till November 24, 2017
Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
The application for 2 years PGDM 2018-20 is open till Feb 25, 2018
Application for 1 year PGPM 2018-19 is open till Nov 30, 2017
KJ SIMSR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018
GIM Goa
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018
LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-
IBSAT 2017
Application to IBSAT 2017 is open till December 12, 2017
CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018
SIBM Hyderabad – SNAP 2017
To apply to SIBM Hyderabad, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-H in the SNAP Form
SIBM Bengaluru
To apply to SIBM Bengaluru, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-B in the SNAP Form

 

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