All about IBSAT

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IBSAT 2016
IBSAT is an online aptitude test conducted by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC act 1956), for students seeking admission to the MBA / PhD programs of IBS Hyderabad.
IBSAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and consists of multiple choice questions. IBSAT is of 2 hours duration and is aimed at testing the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension
IBSAT is conducted every year for admission to the following Programs
• 2-year MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur
• 2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) at 6 IBS campuses – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune
• 4-year Ph. D program (Full Time) at IBS Hyderabad
• 4-year Ph. D program (Part Time) at IBS Hyderabad


How to Apply for IBSAT 2016?
The application form is common for admission to MBA/PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and 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.
Online registration for the programs is available on

Offline Application Vouchers are available at
 IBS Marketing Branches – For nearest branches you may visit the website

2 year Management Program
Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks (as calculated by respective University) with medium of instruction as English.
All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2017.
Applicants 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 May 31, 2017. The admission will remain provisional until they produce marks sheets and degree certificates establishing their eligibility. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2017.
Eligibility criteria will be checked from August, 2017 onwards. Hence, the onus of ensuring that they satisfy the eligibility criteria rests solely with the candidates.
Admission Process
GMAT® scores (from 2014 onwards), NMAT by GMACTM 2016 and CAT 2016 scores are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2016. Candidates with GMAT® , NMAT by GMACTMor CAT scores are exempted from IBSAT 2016.
The ICFAI University, Dehradun, The ICFAI University, Jaipur and The Icfaian Foundation accept IBSAT 2016 / GMAT®(from 2014 onwards) /, NMAT by GMACTM 2016 / CAT 2016 scores for admission to the following programs:
MBA program offered by IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur.
PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) program offered by IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru,
IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses.
Selection Process
Candidates who have qualified based on IBSAT 2016/ GMAT® (2014 onwards) / NMAT by GMACTM 2016/ CAT 2016 score are called for the selection process at IBS Hyderabad in February 2017. The selection process comprises of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Admission decision
The final selection is based on past academic record and performance of the candidates in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Important Dates
IBSAT 2016 Application July 01 – Dec 09, 2016
IBSAT 2016 Test Dates Dec 16 – 27, 2016
IBSAT 2016 Result January 06, 2017
Selection Briefings January 20–30, 2017 in 40 cities
Selection Process MBA/ PGPM Program: February 17-26, 2017 at IBS Hyderabad
PhD Program: March 18-20, 2017 at IBS Hyderabad

IBS Admissions Office
65, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta
Telangana, Hyderabad – 500082
Telephone Board: 040 – 23440963
Toll Free:1800 425 55 66 77
SMS: IBSAT2016 to 56363

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