IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2020: Age, Qualifications, Reservation and Exemptions

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    ICFAI, the coordinating body of IBSAT is prescribed a set eligibility criteria for MBA/ PGPM and Ph.D. programs. Candidates meeting IBSAT Eligibility Criteria as per their preferred MBA/PGPM/PH.D programs can register online for the exam before December 12, 2020

    The basic requirement is a Bachelor’s degree taught in English medium with 50% aggregate marks. There is no age limit or reservation criteria  applicable for the selection process of IBS. Candidates qualified in GMAT/ NMAT or CAT are exempted from IBSAT. They can directly appear for GD/PI.The qualifiers of the examination will have to appear for GD and PI round for the final selection. There are 9 IBS-Schools accepting IBSAT Scores and offering more than 8000 seats. Check IBSAT Cutoff

    Read on to know more about the age limit, academic requirement, exemptions and reservation in IBSAT 2020.


    IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

    • Each degree should be in English medium. In case you do not have it, you must submit the scores of TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS.
    • For MBA program, a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 OR 10+2+5) must be completed.
    • For Ph.D. program, a minimum of 17 years of regular education must be completed.
    • Students in their final year of graduation can also apply.
    • There is no upper age limit to apply for the exam.
    • Candidates with a valid NMAT/ GMAT/ CAT Score can directly participate in IBSAT Selection Procedure.

    IBSAT Eligibility 2020

    MBA/ PGPM Programs

    MBA/ PGPM is also called 2-year management program and its eligibility requirement is given below:

    Bachelor’s Degree

    • Minimum eligibility requirement is graduation in any discipline with not less than 50% marks.
    • Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree course can also apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical exam/ viva/ assignments) before May 31, 2020. 
    • The admission for such candidates will remain provisional until they submit marksheets and degree certificates stating their eligibility. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 1, 2020. 

    Minimum 15 years of Study 

    • Applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
    • Graduates with a course of one time sitting basis or on a two years basis will not be eligible.  

    English Medium Only

    • Candidates applying for IBSAT 2020 should have studied with English as medium of instruction.
    • Applicants not meeting this criteria at undergraduate level are supposed to submit TOEFL/NELT/IELTS score by May 31, 2020.

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    Ph.D Programs

    The common eligibility for both the programs are:

    • Graduation in any discipline with 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English.
    • Candidates not meeting the criteria of English medium in graduation and/ or post graduation have to submit TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2020.

    PhD Program in Management (Full time/ Part time)

    • PG in Management (full time with specialization in Marketing/ Finance/ Human Resource Management/ Operations from an UGC approved University) with 55% and above marks. OR
    • PG (full-time) in Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics, Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a recognized University in India or abroad with 55% and above marks. OR
    • A Professional qualification like CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS with 55% and above marks.
    • Applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of regular education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis).
    • Applicants who have completed their graduation/ Post graduation on one-time sitting basis or on part time, distance mode or online mode are not eligible for PhD program of IBS Hyderabad.

    Ph.D Program in Economics (Full time)

    • Graduation with 50% and above marks and PG in Economics or Allied Discipline with at least 55% marks.
    • A minimum of 17 years of regular education i.e. on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis is must for candidates.
    • Candidates who have completed their graduation/ Post graduation on one time sitting basis or on part time, distance mode or online mode are not eligible for Ph.D program of IBS Hyderabad.
    • Medium of Instructions must be English at UG level, otherwise, applicants need to submit TOEFL/NELT/IELTS score by May 31, 2020.
    • Eligibility Criteria will be taken into consideration from August, 2020 onwards. Hence, the sole responsibility of satisfying the eligibility criteria rests solely with the candidates.

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    IBSAT 2020 Reservation Policy

    As per the conducting body, there is no defined IBSAT Reservation Criteria/ Policy for any category. There is no fixed norms followed for IBSAT Seat Allotment. 

    IBSAT Eligibility Criteria of Reserved Categories are given as under:

    • Aggregate marks requirements for every category is similar, hence even reserved category candidates must secure same marks as general category candidate.
    • The minimum marks required to appear for IBSAT 2020 is 50% for MBA/ PGPM program.
    • Application fee -INR 1800 is also the same for all the categories. There is no relaxation in the application fee for SC, ST or OBC categories.
    • IBSAT is one of the entrance exams which does not guarantee any seat to the reserved category. Every candidate is treated at par.
    • All candidates are required to fulfill all the mandatory eligibility conditions in order to gain admission in any of the IBS colleges.

    Exemption from IBSAT 2020

    There are candidates who are exempted from taking IBSAT. They are directly called upon for IBSAT Group Discussion and Personal Interview. In order to avail this facility, candidates must have a valid score in either of the following exams:

    1. CAT
    2. GMAT
    3. NMAT by GMAC
    • CAT or Common Admission Test and GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test are conducted for granting admission to candidates to the management postgraduate degree and diploma programs to various colleges all over India.Know more
    • NMAT, conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council, is yet another entrance exam which exempts a candidate from taking IBSAT 2020. Know more
    • In short, these exams are substitutes to IBSAT for admission to the management programs at 9 IBS Campuses.

    IBSAT Eligibility 2020 FAQs

    Ques: Is there any reservation for MBA courses in IBSAT 2020?

    Ans: As per the conducting body, there is no defined IBSAT Reservation Criteria / Policy for any category. There are no fixed norms followed for IBSAT Seat Allotment. IBSAT Eligibility Criteria of Reserved Categories are given as under: 

    • Aggregate marks requirements for every category is similar, hence even reserved category candidates must secure the same marks as general category candidates. 
    • The minimum marks required to appear for IBSAT 2020 is 50% for MBA / PGPM Program. 
    • Every candidate is treated at par, thus there is no reservation for candidates from any category. 

    Ques. Is there any fee relaxation for candidates from reserved backgrounds? 

    Ans. Application fee – INR 1800 is the same for all categories. There is no relaxation in the application for SC, ST, or OBC categories. 

    • All candidates are required to fulfill all the mandatory eligibility conditions in order to gain admission in any of the IBS colleges. 

    Ques: I am a final year student, am I eligible to apply for IBSAT 2020?

    Ans: Yes, you are eligible to apply for IBSAT 2020. 

    Ques: I had done my schooling and graduation in hindi medium. What all I need to do in order to apply for IBSAT 2020?

    Ans: You need to submit the scores of any of the following exam: TOEFL/NELT/IELTS.

    Ques: I have given NMAT and CAT exam, Can I apply to IBS on the basis of these scores?

    Ans: Yes, Besides IBSAT, candidates can apply on the basis of their CAT/GMAT/NMAT scores.

    Ques: Is there any age limit to appear for the test?

    Ans: No, there is no age limit to appear in IBSAT exam.

    *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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    Urvashi

    I have done MBA........ For ph.d am I eligible

    13 Aug, 2019 16:11
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Urvashi, yes, you are eligible to apply for P.hD as candidates who have done post graduation may apply for admission to this course.

    13 Aug, 2019 16:16

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