About IBSAT (ICFAI Admissions)

ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is the common admission test for getting admission into the Business management programs in their different participating Business Schools spread across India.

It is an aptitude test conducted by the ICFAI University Group, for students seeking admission into its management programs. It is a two hour Computer-based Test (CBT) conducted across 95 test centers all over India. It tests the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, vocabulary, analytical reasoning & reading comprehension.

All the applicants seeking admission into the MBA/ Executive PG Programs have to appear for the IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT 2008). IBSAT consists of multiple choice questions. This is followed by a general essay test.

The IBSAT which is for 2 hours duration is aimed to test the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension. The weightage for the IBSAT is 25% in the admission process.


  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks.
  • Graduation final year students awaiting results are also eligible.

Students in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements including practical examinations / viva / assignments before April 30, 2009. Such applicants will have to produce a certificate to that effect at the time of admission. For any extension of this deadline, the applicants should apply separately, giving the schedule of their graduation examination. Extension may be granted on the basis of the circumstances of the case. The admission of applicants will however, remain provisional until they produce marksheets and a degree certificate establishing their eligibility. The last date for submitting the proof of graduation is October 01, 2009, failing which the provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled

Executive PG Program

A bachelor’s degree from any discipline, with 50% and above as calculated by respective university and 3 years or more of executive level work experience after graduation as on May 01, 2009. Age should be more than 25 years as on May 01, 2009

For the purpose of determining eligibility (for both programs) based on aggregate percentage of marks, the procedure used by the respective University in award of the degree will only be taken into consideration. All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of formal schooling (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis). Applicants who have completed their graduation on a one-time sitting basis or on a 2-year basis are not eligible.

Work experience

Applicants with work experience of 3 years and above and of age 25 years and above as on May 01, 2009 are eligible to apply for both the programs namely MBA and Executive PG Programs. If they are selected for both the programs, they can decide at a later stage which program they wish to join

Hence, such applicants who meet above criterion are advised to keep both the options open and opt for both the programs in the OMR Application Form

Selection Process

  • Admission is based on IBSAT 2012 and Interview. GMAT® scores (from 2009 onwards) and CAT 2012 scores are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2012.
  • IBS Hyderabad accepts GMAT® score of 550 and above and CAT percentile of 75 and above.
  • IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune accept GMAT® score of 500 and above and CAT percentile of 75 and above.


The Admissions Officer, IBS Head Office,
13/17, Nagarjuna Hills,
Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082
Tel: 040 – 23435301 – 305
Fax: 040 – 23435325/26.
E-mail: admissions2009@ibsat.org

Website: http://www.ibsat.org

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