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IBSAT 2019 Exam Dates Released

Updated On - March 4th 2019 by SONAL ROHATGI

IBSAT 2019 Exam Dates for this year are December 22 and 23. The entire examination schedule with the official notification has been released by ICFAI Foundation at Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks can apply online before December 12.

This year, there are 9 IBS colleges offering admission to MBA/ PGPM programs to over 8000 students. The following article talks about all the exam related events with their dates and other important information related to it.

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IBSAT Registration Dates, Steps & Eligibility

In order to register for IBSAT exam, the first step is to verify if you are an eligible candidate or not. Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can apply at from July 1, 2019. 

IBSAT Eligibility 

The eligibility varies as per the program opted by the candidate. The programs with their eligibility standards are as follows:


  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% or more aggregate.
  • Also, applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
  • Final year aspirants are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations / viva / assignments) before May 31, 2019. 

PhD Program in Management (Full-time/Part-time): 

  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% or more aggreagate.
  • Post Graduation in Management (full time with specialization in Marketing/ Finance/ Human Resource Management/ Operations from an UGC approved University) with 55% and above marks. OR 
  • Postgraduation (full-time) in Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics, Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a UGC recognized University in India or abroad with 55% and above marks.
  • PhD Program in Economics (Full-time): Graduation with 50% and above marks AND Post graduation in Economics or allied discipline with 55% and above marks

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IBSAT Application Form Dates

Release of IBSAT Official NotificationJune 30, 2019
Availability of IBSAT Application formJuly 1, 2019
Last date to Fill IBSAT Application FormDecember 12, 2019

Steps to Register for IBSAT 2019:

Step 1: Visit the official portal of IBSAT 2019 i.e.

Step 2: Click on ‘Apply Online’ link.

Step 3: First time applicants must click ‘If you are registering for the first time, please click here to go to registration form’ link.

Step 4: Complete all the four steps namely Profile, Review, Payment and Finish.

Step 5: On payment of requisite amount, a confirmation email will be sent on the registered email ID. You will receive hard copy of the IBSAT Bulletin within one week.

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IBSAT Admit Card, Exam Date & Pattern

Students who manage to register successfully will be issued their IBSAT Admit Card at the time of Slot Booking itself. The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education has scheduled the computer based examination in December 2019. 

IBSAT Admit Card & Exam Dates

Issue of IBSAT Admit Card 2019July 2019 onwards
IBSAT Exam Date 2019December 22 & 23

IBSAT Admit Card

  • The university level examination is conducted once in a year by ICFAI foundation.
  • IBSAT also known by the name of ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test.
  • There are 9 B-schools that accepts IBSAT scores.
  • Candidates failing to book a slot will not be issued their hall ticket.
  • Enter your IBSAT credentials – application number and DOB in order to access your admission ticket.
  • It is a mandatory document that acts like an Identity Proof at the time of examination.

IBSAT Exam Pattern

  • IBSAT is a Computer Based Test and consists of objective type questions (MCQs).
  • Maximum questions asked in the entrance test are 140.
  • Every question has 5 alternative responses, out of which the applicant must choose one that seems the most accurate choice.
  • The exam 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.

CheckIBSAT Exam Pattern

IBSAT Result and Selection Procedure

ICFAI will announce the results of the examination via online mode. Candidates qualifying the exam and securing the minimum cutoff marks will proceed to the further selection rounds i.e. Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Given below are all important result dates of IBSAT 2019:

Release of IBSAT 2019 Answer KeyDecember 24, 2019
Release of IBSAT 2019 Result1st week of January 2019
Release of IBSAT 2019 Scorecard1st week of January, 2019
Selection BriefingJanuary 13 – 20, 2019
Commencement of IBSAT 2019 Selection RoundsMBA/ PGPM Program: February 20 – 26, 2019
Ph.D. Program: March 17 – 20, 2019
Note: The entire selection process for all the programs will be conducted at IBS Hyderabad campus.

IBSAT Answer Key and Results/ Scorecard

  • The answer key of the examinationIBSAT will be released few days before the results are announced.
  • Visit the official website to check the answer keys and results of the examinstion.
  • With the annoucement of results, ICFAI will also issue the ISBAT score card.
  • Enter your application number, date of birth and security text to download the document.
  • Candidates will get to know their respective sectional as well as overall percentile, once IBSAT Result is officially declared.

ISBAT 2019 Selection Process

  • Candidates qualifying the examination will be called for further selection rounds viz. Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • These rounds will be conducted by ICFAI and other affiliated management institutes.
  • On the basis of scores obtained in all three selection rounds, a final merit list will be prepared. 
  • Once the list is released, it can be viewed online on the official website of IBSAT by just entering candidate’s roll number and name.
  • University will individually communicate the candidates regarding the admissions in the field of their interest in management courses.

Read more about IBSAT Selection Procedure

*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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