IBSAT 2018

IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2018 will be conducted in the third week of December 2018 in a 4 days test window. IBSAT 2018 is an important online computer based MBA entrance test conducted across India by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University) and is the gateway to MBA/PGPM 2019-21 at 9 campuses of ICFAI Business School (IBS). IBSAT 2018 exam will have a test duration of 2 hours.


IBSAT 2018 Registration Starts
July 2018, 1st week
Last Date to Apply for IBSAT 2018
December 2018, 2nd week
Last date to apply to IBS with CAT/GMAT/NMAT scores
January 2019, last week
IBSAT exam dates
December 2018, 3rd week (4 days test window)
Declaration of result
January 2019, 1st week
Selection Briefings
January 2019, 2nd week
Selection Process (Start-End dates)
February 2019, 3rd week at 40 locations


Those who wish to pursue MBA/PGPM/PhD program from one of the ICFAI B-schools, should appear for IBSAT 2018. The registration and Application process for IBSAT 2018 opens in July 2018 and will remain available till second week of December at the IBSAT 2018 website. You can apply for admission to ICFAI Business Schools (IBS B-schools) through IBSAT 2018 or with scores from 2016 onwards of CAT/GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC™.  


Programmes Offered at ICFAI B-schools

Following MBA/PGPM and Ph.D Programs are offered at the 9 campuses of IBS:

  • 2-year MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses
  • 2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) are offered at 6 IBS campuses - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune
  • 4-year Ph. D program (Full Time/Part Time) at IBS Hyderabad


IBS Hyderabad

IBS was established in 1995. IBS Hyderabad is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), which was declared a deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The programs offered at IBS Hyderabad are: Two year full time MBA program and PhD program.


IBS Dehradun
IBS Dehradun is a constituent of the ICFAI University, Dehradun. ICFAI University, Dehradun is established through an Act of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand and is recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. IBS Dehradun offers the MBA program.


IBS Jaipur
IBS Jaipur is a constituent of the ICFAI University, Jaipur. The ICFAI University, Jaipur has been notified by the Government of Rajasthan (Act No. 20 of 2011). IBS Jaipur offers the MBA program.


Other IBS Campuses 
Other IBS campuses are located at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. They offer two-year, full-time Management Programs to prepare the students and equip them for successful corporate careers. These campuses are independent professional institutions and are neither affiliated to nor are off-campus centres of any university.

Register for IBSAT exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 01-07-2018 10:00 AM to 15-12-2018 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 14:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 02-01-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

IBSAT 2018 Eligibility

To appear in IBSAT 2018, there are three major eligibility requirements prescribed by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education:


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, 2019. 

Minimum 15 years of study upto Graduation

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IBSAT 2018 Registration & Application form


IBSAT 2018 Application will be available Online and Offline from July 2018.



  • Online application will be available at  IBSAT 2018 exam website
  • After successful transaction, candidates will receive a mail/SMS with details of application number and password.


  • Offline Application will be available at the 50 IBS FTP Branches across India, to find the nearest branch at your location visit IBSAT 2018 website

How to Register

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IBSAT 2018 Admit Card

IBSAT 2018 Exam Admit card will be released on IBSAT website after successful submission of your application alongwith the IBSAT 2018 Registration and Application Fee. Candidates will be able to view and download the IBSAT 2018 Admit card till their IBSAT exam day. IBSAT 2018 is to be held in a 4 day test window in the 3rd week of December, 2018. It will be a 2 hour computer based test


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IBSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

IBSAT 2018 exam Pattern will be on following lines:

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IBSAT 2018 Exam Syllabus

The IBSAT 2018 exam syllabus consists of all important topics in 4 sections of the online test. The exam is divided into Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative  Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency sections. Interestingly, the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension are two separate sections in IBSAT exam. The number of questions in each section is shared below:


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IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis

IBSAT 2018 Analysis will be published immediately after the IBSAT exam is over in the month of December 2018. The IBSAT 2018 Exam Analysis will consist of IBSAT 2018 paper pattern, key changes, Surprise elements, expected cut offs among other features. Along with the Analysis by MBAUniverse.com experts, analysis from top coaching institutes of India like TIME, CL, IMS will also be published after the IBSAT 2018 exam is over.


The IBSAT 2018 exam analysis will also cover the section wise exam analysis with expected cut offs in ICFAI B-schools.

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IBSAT 2018 Mocks & Previous test papers

To help IBSAT 2018 aspirants prepare better, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared IBSAT 2018 Mock test based on the IBSAT previous years paper pattern & key changes in IBSAT 2018 exam pattern with answer keys and solutions. Expected Questions... Prepared by India’s Top Experts


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