IBSAT Selection Procedure 2020, Group Discussion and Personal Interview

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    IBSAT Selection Process: Candidates qualifying IBSAT 2020/ CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC will be called for the selection process. The rounds will begin after the declaration of IBSAT Results and will span from January 11-19, 2020.  MBA/ PGPM Program selection process will start on February 22 – 29, 2020 and the Ph.D. program selection process will start on March 7 – 8, 2020

    There are four main stages in Selection Procedure of IBSAT 2020viz.

    1. Registration
    2. Selection Briefing
    3. Group Discussion
    4. Personal Interview

    On the basis of a candidate’s overall performance, a merit list will be formed containing names of all selected candidates. Weightage to academic records and work experience will also be given. Candidates will then be alloted a seat in MBA/ PGPM course in any one of the 9 IBS campuses. Check IBSAT Colleges with Fees

    Note: Candidates with a minimum score of 60% in CAT/NMAT by GMAC or having a score of 500 in GMAT will be directly shortlisted for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

    IBSAT 2020 Important Dates

    The notable dates related to the IBSAT 2020 Exam are:

    EventsRespective Dates
    IBSAT 2020 Exam DateDecember 21 & 22, 2020
    IBSAT 2020 ResultJanuary 5, 2020
    IBSAT 2020 Selection BriefingsJanuary 11-19, 2020
    IBSAT 2020 Selection ProcessFebruary 22-29, 2020

    IBSAT Cutoff 2020

    Candidates must score theminimum cutoff marks to be eligible for the shortlisting processes of various campuses of IBS. IBSAT Cutoffs will vary with IBS campuses. Various factors influence the cutoff marks such as the difficulty level of the test, the total number of exam takers and the availability of seat.

    Below is the expected IBSAT 2020 Cut off for your reference:

    IBS CollegeOpening RankClosing Rank
    IBS Hyderabad9583
    IBS Mumbai8782
    IBS Gurgaon8271
    IBS Pune8170
    IBS Bengaluru7165
    IBS Ahmedabad6560
    IBS Jaipur6358
    IBS Dehradun6255

    Stages of IBSAT Selection Process 2020

    Candidates who successfully qualify IBSAT will be shortlisted for the further process of selection. For IBSAT 2020, the selection rounds will take place from February 22- 29, 2020.

    For this session, the selection process will be conducted at IBS Hyderabad campus. For final selection of candidates, past academic record, performance in GD and PI will be considered. Candidates are advised to take admission on due dates in the allotted institution. Here are the 4 main steps of IBSAT Selection Procedure:

    Stage 1 – Registration

    • Candidates securing the minimum cutoff marks can proceed towards registering themselves for the further rounds of IBSAT Selection Process.
    • To register, you may visit the official website once the cutoff is out.
    • A link will be provided on the official website during that time.

    Stage 2- IBSAT Selection Briefings

    • Before IBSAT selection process starts, IBS conducts selection briefings in several cities across the country.
    • These briefings are like seminars that are conducted to provide the right information and guidance to candidates.
    • In IBSAT selection briefings, the experts from IBS answer all queries of candidates and also provide useful tips for GD and PI preparation.
    • A selection briefing is mainly divided into three parts –
    1. About IBS,
    2. Briefing on IBS Selection Process, and
    3. Questions and Answers
    • Candidates can choose the venue, date and time of the selection briefing as per their convenience.
    • Candidates who clear the entrance examination will be invited for selection briefings before taking part in GD and PI. After the briefings, the process of GD and PI will start.

    Stage 3 – Group Discussion

    • After selection briefings, selected candidates will be invited for group discussion at IBS Hyderabad.
    • In this round, candidates are divided into a group of 8-10 (depends on the committee) and each group is given a topic to discuss among themselves for 15-20 minutes.
    • Other than current affairs, candidates should read newspapers and business magazines on daily basis and also practice some common topics which help the candidate to clear the group discussion round.
    • Group Discussions are used to assess aspirants on their leadership skills, communication skills, tactfulness, problem-solving abilities, and ability to stay focused and get the task done in the designated time.

    Stage 4 – Personal Interview

    • Candidates who have successfully cracked the GD are called for the final selection round i.e. personal interview.
    • Personal interviews is designed to assess aspirants’ confidence, thought clarity, interpersonal and soft skills.
    • Personal Interview duration depends totally on aspirants’ answers.
    • It is mandatory for the shortlisted aspirants to appear for the all the tests of GD and PI round to be eligible for IBSAT Admission Procedure.

    Read How to Crack GD and Interview Rounds

    IBSAT 2020 Merit List

    • Once all selection rounds are completed, the conducting authority releases a final IBSAT Merit List.
    • Here, marks secured in all the stages are taken together and put in a list of descending order.
    • These students then finally proceed towards the counselling rounds and complete the admission formalities.
    • Given below are the factors that form the final merit list, along with their weightages:
    CriterionWeightage (%)
    Past academic records (PAR)Class 1040
    Class 12
    Personal Interview (PI) -30
    Group Discussion (GD) -30
    Total -100

    Documents Required for IBSAT Counselling 2020

    Given below documents are mandatory to bring at the time of taking admission/counselling:

    • Self-attested copy of graduation/12th/10th mark sheet photocopy.
    • Self-attested copy of graduation/12th/10th passing certificate photocopy.
    • Self-attested photocopy of post-graduation (if applicable).
    • Personal data form (filled by the candidate with photo affixed).
    • IBSAT Admit Card
    • IBSAT Score Card

    IBSAT Selection Process FAQs

    Ques: Which IBS campus offers MBA and which offers PGDM?

    Ans: IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur offer 2-year MBA program and IBS Hyderabad also offers 4-year Ph. D program (Full Time/Part Time).

    Ques: When will the selection process for MBA and Ph.D going to start?

    Ans: For MBA/ PGPM Program selection process will start on February 22 – 29, 2020 and the Ph.D. program selection process will start on March 7 – 8, 2020.

    Ques: What is the fee structure for PGPM course in IBS Campuses?

    Ans: The fee for the MBA program at IBS Hyderabad campus is Rs. 7.02 lakhs per annum.

    • The fee for the MBA program at IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses is Rs. 2.835 lakhs per annum.
    • The fee for the PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses is Rs.4.005 per annum.

    Ques: What is the selection process of IBSAT?

    Ans: Selection process of IBSAT includes 4 stages:

    1. Registration
    2. Selection briefing
    3. Group Discussion
    4. Personal Interview

    Ques: Which institutes accept IBSAT scores?

    Ans: Following are the institutes which accept IBSAT score:

    • IBS Ahmedabad
    • IBS Dehradun
    • IBS Hyderabad
    • IBS Kolkata
    • IBS Pune
    • IBS Bengaluru
    • IBS Gurgaon
    • IBS Jaipur
    • IBS Mumbai

    Some of the non ICFAI institutes that accept IBSAT score include: 

    • Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT), Bangalore
    • GIBS Business School, Bangalore
    • Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad
    • JK Business School, Gurgaon 
    • Vanguard Business School, Bangalore
    • Vyasa Business School, Bangalore 

    *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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