IBSAT 2021 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Result

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    The IFCAI Business School (IBS) organizes an admission test for selecting the students for various MBA, PGPM and Ph.D programs. The test which is popularly known as IBSAT will be organized in the month of December 2021. The entire selection process is based on the entrance test which is followed by group discussion and personal interview as well. The admission to the students will be granted based on their CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT score and the candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply for the IBSAT online in the month of July 2021.

    The eligible students for the IFCAI 2021 will be able to fill the application from the first week of July 2021. This exam which is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Educational Qualification will allow the selected students to study in IBS affiliated campuses.

    IBSAT 2021 Exam Dates

    IBSAT 2021 Exam Dates

    Candidates can check IBSAT exam dates from the given table:

    Starting of application form1st week of July 2021
    Starting of application form2nd week of December 2021
    Availability of admit card3rd week of December 2021
    IBSAT 2021 exam date4th week of December 2021
    Announcement of result1st week of January 2022
    Briefing about selection2nd week of January 2022
    Selection process starts from4th week of February 2022

    IBSAT 2021 Registration

    IBSAT 2021 Registration

    The below-mentioned IBSAT registration details will help the students in having a better understanding:

    • The registration for the test will begin in the first week of July 2021.
    • The students can fill the application form online or in offline mode as well.
    • The candidates can purchase the application forms from the marketing offices of IBS by depositing the amount.
    • Now the candidates are supposed to fill the required details which include educational, communication and personal informal in the application form.
    • Now upload the scanned documents like photograph etc and signature the form in the mentioned format.
    • The students can fill the application form till the second week of December 2021.
    • Now the candidates can take a hardcopy of the duly filled application form and keep it safely for the future purpose.

    Application Fee:

    • The candidates can pay the payments online in case filling the form online; the payments can be made through debit card/ credit card or net banking.
    • The application form is available for INR 1800.

    IBSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    IBSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    Below-mentioned information will help the candidates to know more about IBSAT 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the application form:

    • Qualification: Candidates applying for this test must have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or institute.
    • The candidates must have completed 15 years of education (10+2+3 and 10+2+4 basis).
    • The students who have secured at least 50% marks in their qualifying examination are eligible to five this test.
    • The candidates who are in the final year of studies are also eligible to apply for this test.
    • All the candidates planning to give this exam must have completed their graduation in the English medium.
    • Candidates need to show their scorecard of GMAT/ NMAT/ CAT.

    IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

    IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

    Here we have provided details about IBSAT exam pattern:

    • The exam will be conducted in online (CBT) mode.
    • The exam will include objective type questions.
    • The entire duration of the exam is 2 hours.
    • There will be a total of 140 questions which will be asked from the students in the exam.
    • The exam will be conducted in English language.
    • The entire IBSAT 2021 question paper will be divided into four sections.
    SubjectNumber of Questions
    Quantitative aptitude30
    Data adequacy and data interpretation30
    Reading compression30
    Verbal ability50

    In the ISBAT 2021 entrance examination test, a total of 140 questions will be asked from the candidate and all of them will be multiple choice questions with five options for every question. The candidates will be given one mark each for every correct attempt while no marks will be deducted for giving an incorrect answer. There are a total of five different sections that the candidate needs to complete which include English Usage, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation & Sufficiency.

    IBSAT Exam Pattern

    IBSAT 2021 Syllabus

    IBSAT 2021 Syllabus

    Some of the important topics that can be asked in the IBSAT syllabus from the given section are mentioned below:

    Quantitative AptitudeArithmetic progression, installment payment, profit and loss, Venn diagram, algebra, coordinate geometry
    Data Adequacy and Data InterpretationLinear arrangement, what are the cause and effects, what is visual reasoning, data interpretation on the basis of graphs and tables
    Verbal AbilityUses of the same word, fill in the blanks, one word substitutions, syllogism, odd man and jumbled paragraphs

    IBSAT 2021 Selection Process

    IBSAT 2021 Selection Process

    The selection process of the IBSAT 2021 exam will be based on the test followed by. group discussion and personal interview. Also the selection will be done on the basis of the students’ score in CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT besides considering IBSAT 2021 scores.

    Once selected, the candidates must bring all the documents and the offer letter as well for the verification. In the absence of verification of the documents, the seats will not be granted to the candidates. The below-mentioned documents are needed at the time of verification process:

    • 10thand 12thmarks sheets and certificate
    • Transfer certificate
    • Migration certificate
    • IBSAT 2021 admit card
    • IBSAT 2021 score card
    • CMAT/ NMAT/ GMAC/ CAT score card
    • Character certificate
    • Passport size photographs

    Best books to prepare for IBSAT 2021 Exam

    IBSAT 2021 is a national level examination which is conducted for the students to do MBA and PGDM courses at nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses located at different places including Dehradun, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. It is the right time for the aspirants of IBSAT 2021 to start preparing so that they can avoid last minute tension and hassles. Good preparation begins by making a good study plan and timetable and most importantly following it. The candidates first need to know the syllabus and exam pattern of IBSAT 2021 before starting studying for the examination. An integral part of the preparation means studying from the right study material and books which play an important role in your exam preparation. The candidates must study from the best books for IBSAT 2021 and there are many good available in the market which can help the candidates in preparing well for IBSAT 2021.

    How can the candidates select the Best Books for IBSAT 2021?

    To select the best books for preparing for IBSAT 2021, the candidates must consider some of the below-mentioned tips which will help in choosing the right kind of book. To do so candidates must go through the pointers that will help in making the right selection for books for IBSAT 2021.

    • First of all, the candidates must check the year of publication of the book which they are planning to buy for preparing for their IBSAT exam. By choosing the books of the recent year of publication, the candidates can get familiar with the latest exam pattern and if there are any changes in the pattern of questions and topics, the candidates will get to know about them as well.
    • Also, studying from the latest edition of the books will allow the candidates to study as per the updated version of the syllabus which is finalized by the conducting authority of the exam.
    • It is advised that the candidates must take the books of renowned and well-known authors so that they can read the right and correct content that can come in the exam. By trusting the renowned authors, the candidates can be sure that they are studying the right concepts and theories which can come in the exam.
    • The candidates can also refer to the books issued by the training centers or the coaching centers as the teachers at the training centres are familiar with the exam pattern and know which books are the best for the students preparing for IBSAT 2021 exam. The books referred by the teachers are specifically designed to clear the examination, also the books issued by the coaching centers will help the candidates in having a detailed understanding of the style and pattern of the questions asked in the entrance exam.
    • The candidates must also pay detailed attention towards the sample papers, previous years’ question papers and reference materials as well which is advised by the teachers. By referring to the previous year sample papers, the candidates will not only be able to understand the exam pattern and structure accurately but will also develop a habit to practice these papers.
    • The candidates must cross-check and compare the explanation of an important section or difficult topic by referring to tow different books of different authors. This can be done in case you are planning to purchase a book of not so renowned or famous authors.
    • The candidates can also opt for the online books or e-books for preparing for IBSAT 2021 exam. The candidates can easily compare among the e-books by searching for the relevant topic on the internet.

    Some of the best books for IBSAT 2021 Preparation

    Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude:

    • Tata Magraw Hill by Arun Sharma
    • QA for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques and Shortcut methods by Abhijit Guha
    • QA for CAT from Pearson by Nishit Sinha
    • Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000+ Objective Question by Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan
    • Mathematics for MBA by R.S. Aggarwal
    • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
    Quant Books

    Best Books for Data Interpretation:

    • DI LR from Pearson by Nishit Sinha
    • TMH How to prepare for the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma
    • Data Interpretation by K. Kundan
    • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha
    data books

    Best Books for Verbal Ability:

    • English Proficiency IMS India
    • English Plus ICSE for class 10 by Xavier Pinto
    • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
    • Business English and Communication by Clark
    english books

    Some of the common Books which the candidates can refer for IBSAT Preparation

    • The Pearson Guide to MBA Entrance Examination by Edgar Thorpe
    • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination by Dinesh Khattar
    • CAT solved papers by Upkar / Pratiyogita Darpan
    • Data Interpretation MBA Entrance by Jaiswal
    • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and MBA Entrance Examination by TIME
    • Verbal Ability Guide for CAT by PT Education Ltd.
    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT and MBA Entrance Examination by TIME

    While preparing for IBSAT 2021 exam, it is important for the candidates to choose the correct study material which can further help in the overall preparations. With so many books available in the market and online as well, the students can choose the right study material for themselves.

    IBSAT 2021 Mock Test

    IBSAT 2021 Mock Test

    There are many reasons why the candidates should give mock tests. By giving the mock tests, the candidates get more familiar with the IBSAT pattern and the diversity of questions which in turn will help them in preparing for the tough competition ahead. By giving mock tests, the candidates can understand how they can productively utilize 2 hours (exam duration) and complete the exam within the fixed time period. There is no better option than doing an IBSAT mock test which will help in analysing your capability and progress in the topics which you might consider your weaker points.

    IBSAT 2021 Preparation Tips

    • Make a time table

    The candidates must make a proper time table and start practicing according to it. The students must check the complete exam pattern and syllabus. By knowing the exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus, the students can prepare accordingly for the exam as they know what is the weightage of a particular topic or chapter in the IBSAT 2021 exam.

    • Solve previous year papers

    The candidates must solve the previous year question papers and sample paper and start making short notes of the topics and revise it daily. The candidates must go through the online lectures as well and try to solve more mock tests, the more you will do mock tests, the better your understanding regarding the course and the exam will be.

    • Review toppers interview

    Also going through the topper interviews will motivate you to prepare well for the exam and you will know the ways to overpower the exam nervousness as well.

    • Pay attention to weaker areas as well

    You must divide your time equally for preparing for the different topics coming in the exam. Also paying equal attention in the weaker areas is also important. You can put extra efforts to improve areas in which you are weak by practicing previous year question papers and sample papers. The syllabus for IBSAT is somewhat similar to that of CAT, so the candidates who are preparing for the CAT exam as well can refer to the preparation books for CAT.

    • Review Your Notes

    You must prepare your own notes as well and take some time to cross-check the answers as well so that in case you miss out something more important, you can add it in your notes. Also, check the data in the quantitative techniques and important data interpretation and questions so that you can remember them for a longer period. In case if you are still finding it difficult to remember any formula or data interpretation then create fresh notes on it and mark them bold so that you can pay more emphasis on them, especially when you are doing revisions near to your exam.

    • Stay calm

    Last but not the least, you must do regular yoga and take care of your health so that you can prepare well. By staying calm and saying no to unhealthy junk food, you can feel more advice especially when you are preparing dedicatedly for the exam.

    Since IBSAT is an entrance exam organized by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, obviously the competition is also tough with thousands of aspirants giving the exam. An early start gives you so many advantages in the exam preparation and by starting preparing earlier, you can avoid last minute hassles as well. The idea is to be smart and strategic about exam preparation and with the above-mentioned information related to IBSAT 2021 exam, you can surely do well in your exams, especially when you have a year-long preparation time

    IBSAT 2021 Results

    For IBSAT exam session of 2021, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education will declare the results tentatively in the 1st week of January 2022. Important details related to the declaration of exam results will be declared on the official website at the time of occurrence of the event. Tentative IBSAT 2021 Result calendar has been provided below:

    Announcement of result1st week of January 2022
    Briefing about selection2nd week of January 2022
    Selection process starts from4th week of February 2022

    Steps to download IBSAT 2021 Results

    Candidates who will sit for IBSAT 2021 can follow the following steps to download their scorecard at the time of result declaration.

    Step 1: Visit the official website and click on apply online.

    Step 2: Enter the application number and password.

    Step 3: The list of candidates who have qualified will appear on the screen.

    Step 4: Download the list and take a print out.

    What after IBSAT 2021 Result?

    After the declaration of IBSAT 2021 Results, the selection process will begin wherein candidates will be called for further rounds of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). On the basis of the marks scored in all sections, a final merit list will be prepared which will be announced tentatively in the month of May 2022.

    IBSAT 2021 Final Merit List Criteria

    Selection Criteria

    Weightage (%)

    Past academic record

    X class marks



    XII class marks


    Graduation marks


    Group discussion


    Personal interview




    Best of luck for the exam, Stay focussed and relaxed!!!

    IBSAT 2021 FAQs

    Ques. When will IBSAT 2020 application forms will release?

    Ans. The application form will be available in the first week of July 2020.

    Ques. What is the cost of application form of IBSAT 2020?

    Ans. The application fee of IBSAT 2020 is INR 1800

    Ques. Can the password of login credentials be changed in case someone lost it?

    Ans. Yes, a candidate can change the password by tapping on the forgot password link provided below the login page.

    Ques. In which mode IBST 2020 will be conducted?

    Ans. IBSAT 2020 will be conducted through online mode, i.e. computer-based mode.

    Ques. How many questions are there in IBSAT Exam? Will there be any negative marking?

    Ans. IBSAT 2020 will comprise of total 140 questions. IBSAT 2020 will not have any negative marking. The candidate either scored full marks for the correct answer or if the answer is wrong they will score zero marks for the same.

    Ques. What is medium of IBSAT 2020 Examination?

    Ans. IBSAT 2020 will only be conducted in English language. 

    Ques. What is eligibility criteria for IBSAT 2020?

    Ans. Candidate willing to appear for IBSAT 2020 needs to have a bachelor degree with atleast 50% aggregate marks. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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