IBSAT 2018: Know the Key facts for MBA admission 2019 in 9 ICFAI B-schools; Last date to Apply-Dec 12

IBSAT 2018 - Know the Key facts for MBA admission 2019
Wednesday, November 14 2018, 11:43 AM
IBSAT 2018 is the gateway to MBA/PGPM 2019-21 at 9 campuses of ICFAI Business School (IBS). The exam will be conducted on December 22 & 23, 2018 as computer based test. IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2018 will be conducted across India by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University). Application for IBSAT 2018 can be submitted online as well as offline latest by December 12, 2018

IBSAT 2018 leading to MBA admission 2019 in 9 ICFAI B-schools will be held on December 22 & 23, 2018 as a computer based test of two hours duration. IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2018 will be conducted across India by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University). All the nine campuses of ICFAI Business School (IBS) will accept IBSAT 2018 exam score for MBA admission 2019.

Last Date to Apply: December 12
You can apply for IBSAT 2018 online as well as offline. IBSAT application fee is Rs.1800/-. While online Registration and application can be completed at  IBSAT 2018 website, to apply offline, the IBSAT Bulletin can be purchased by payment of Rs 1800/-.  Offline Application is available at the 50 IBS FTP Branches across India. Nearest branch can be located by visiting IBS website. However, the last date to apply closes on December 12, 2018.

Those who wish to pursue MBA/PGPM/PhD program from ICFAI B-schools, should appear for IBSAT 2018 Test. 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 Eligibility criteria
To appear in IBSAT 2018, 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, 2019. 

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 2018 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, 2019.

Exam Syllabus
The online IBSAT 2018 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
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.

CAT/NMAT/GMAT scores also accepted
GMAT®/CAT/NMAT by GMACTM scores from 2016 onwards are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2018 by IBS B-schools.

Candidates with high scores in any of the above exams do not require to appear in IBSAT 2018.

However candidates should apply with their CAT 2018, NMAT by GMAC or GMAT scores by January 31, 2019. It is a good opportunity to get a good B school for those who have scored well in CAT/NMAT/GMAT.

Selection Process after the test
IBSAT 2018 results will be announced in January 2019 first week and based on their scores in IBSAT 2018/CAT-2018/NMAT by GMAC 2018/GMAT, the qualified candidates will be called for briefing sessions, to be held in 40 cities across India in the month of February 2019.

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.

Fee for MBA 2019-21 at ICFAI B-schools

IBS Hyderabad: The fee for the MBA program at IBS Hyderabad campus is Rs. 7.02 lakhs per annum.

IBS Deharadun & Jaipur: The fee for the MBA program at IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses is Rs. 2.84 lakhs per annum.

Same Fee for other 6 IBS B-schools: The fee for the PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Kolkata, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses is Rs 4.01 lakhs per annum.

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.

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, the IBSAT conducting authority is a deemed to be University. IBSAT full form is IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT).  

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.

ICFAI B-schools
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

Going by the past trends, IBSAT does not have a high difficulty level. 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 2018, have already been preparing for CAT/IIFT/ XAT/ CMAT /MAT/NMAT and by the time they go for IBSAT 2018, 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 not be difficult to crack.

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