ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test 2020

Form Date: 01 Jul - 13 Dec 2019

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Jul - 13 Dec 2019

IBSAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,800
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (ICFAI)
  • Courses:MBA , PGPM
  • Streams:Management

IBSAT 2019 - Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card

IBSAT 2019 or ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2019 Application Form has been released on 01 July 2019 and the last date for applying is 12 December 2019. IBSAT is an online aptitude test conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education, Hyderabad for students seeking admission to the MBA/PGPM/PhD programs. The IBSAT 2019 Application Form is available in both Online as well as in Offline mode.

ICFAI Business Aptitude Test is the University-Level exam conducts every year. The entrants who will qualify IBSAT 2019 Entrance test, can get the admission in ICFAI affiliated different campuses in Jaipur, Hyderabad, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Dehradun.

Candidates are advised to go through the whole article below for the details regarding Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria and Admit Card.

IBSAT 2019 Important Dates

 The information about IBSAT 2019 Important Dates are given in the table below:

Application Form Starts

01 July 2019
Last Date to access Application Form

12 December 2019
Availability of Admit Cards

15 December 2019
IBSAT 2019 Exam

21 & 22 December 2019
Result Declaration 

First week of January 2020
Selection Briefings

Third week of  January 2020
Selection Process

For MBA/ PGPM Programs at IBS Hyderabad
Fourth week of February 2020 at IBS Hyderabad
For PhD Programs at IBS Hyderabad
Third week of March 2020 at IBS Hyderabad

IBSAT 2019 Application Form

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2019 Application Form has been released on 01 July 2019 and the last date to fill the form is 12 December 2019. 

Steps for Online Application is summarised below:

  • The Applicants must go through the Eligibility Criteria & Requirements before going for the registration process.
  • Click on the Register Link on IBSAT 2019 website to start the registration process.
  • Candidates can register by providing the basic information.
  • Registered Candidates will receive an email notification to their registered email id with their application number, password and the link to complete the application form.
  • Once you got registered, Log In using the Login credentials.
  • Fill in the remaining details i.e, Personal details, Education Qualifications, Choice of Examination centre and hit "Submit".
  • A summary along with the complete amount payable will be presented. You will be redirected to the payment gateway page by clicking on the "Make Payment" link.
  • Make Fee Payment via Net banking /Debit card/ Credit card.
  • On successful completion of the form and payment, the candidate can download the online application form.
  • All future communications will be done only to the registered email ID.

IBSAT 2019 Application Fee

The Application Fee for ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT 2019) for aspirants belonging to different categories is displayed in the table below:

Applicant's Category  Application Fee
Any Category  ₹ 1800/-

Mode of Payments: Application fee of IBSAT 2019 can be paid through following payments gateways.

  • Net Banking 
  • Credit cards /Debit cards

IBSAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2019 Eligibility Criteria are given below for various offered courses. Candidates should check whether they are eligible or not before applying for the exam:

  • Graduation (any discipline) with an aggregate of 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English.
  • All Entrants should have completed at least 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
  • Candidates not meeting the required eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS marks by 31 May 2020.
  • Applicants in their Last year of bachelor’s degree course are also permitted to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations/viva/ assignments) before 31 May 2020.
  • The Applicants willing to take admission to PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) Program offered by IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune have to appear for IBSAT 2019.

IBSAT 2019 Admit Cards

IBSAT 2019 Admit Cards will be releasing on 15 December 2019. Candidates can download the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2019 Hall-ticket from the official website using the Application No. & password. The candidates must have to produce IBSAT 2019 Admit Card at the test-centre for writing the exam. The IBSAT 2019 Admit card includes the following Details:

  • Name 
  • Application Number
  • Date & Time of Entrance Examination
  • Test Centre Detail

IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The IBSAT 2019 Exam is an Online Entrance examination for applicants seeking admission in MBA /PGPM /PhD courses. The Exam Pattern of ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2019 is specified in a table below:

Mode of Examination Online
Types of Questions MCQs
No. of Questions 140
Time Duration 2 Hours
No. of Sections 4: A, B, C, D
Medium of examination English
Total Marks 140
Marking Scheme 

(+) 1 for Correct Answers & No Negative Marking

Section-wise analysis of IBSAT Question Paper:



Number of questions

Maximum Score Section wise


Verbal Ability(VA)




Reading Comprehension(RC)




Quantitative Ability(QA)




Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation(DA & DI)







IBSAT 2019 Syllabus

According to the IBSAT 2019 Syllabus, candidates must prefer the CAT level to prepare for various topics. The syllabus will include various topics from the subjects of Verbal Ability(VA), Reading Comprehension(RC), Quantitative Ability(QA), Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation(DA & DI). Topics included in the syllabus of IBSAT 2019 are given below in details for various subjects:

  • Verbal Ability: Synonyms/Antonyms, Word Relation, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/one-word substitute, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Sentences.
  • Reading Comprehension(RC): 3 RCs with a word length of 500+, 1 RCs with a word length of 400+.
  • Quantitative Ability(QA): Number System, Speed, Time and Distance, Simplification & Algebra, Speed, Profit, Loss & Discount, Percentage, Permutation & Probability, Work and Time, Geometry and Mensuration, Simple interest & partnership, Time and Work, Ratio.
  • Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation(DA & DI): Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation (Pie chart), Data Interpretation (Line, Bar & Graph), Data Interpretation (Line and Table).

IBSAT 2019 Result

The result of IBSAT 2019 will be released Online. The result is scheduled to release in the first week of January 2020. The candidates can check their result by using the Log In Credentials provided during the registration process. There is no option of sending the hard copy of the scorecard through the post. The scorecard consists of the actual marks scored by the candidate in different sections.

IBSAT 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

IBSAT 2019

Conducting Body

The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education, Hyderabad


University Level Entrance Examination



Official website


Exam Mode


Exam Purpose

To offer admission in MBA /PGPM /PhD courses.


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IBSAT Important Dates

IBSAT 2020 Form Date01 Jul - 13 Dec 2019
IBSAT 2020 Exam Date22 Dec - 23 Dec 2019
Result Date27 Dec 2019

ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1Quantitative Aptitude50150
2Verbal Ability30130
3Data Interpretation30130
4Reading Comprehension30130