IBSAT 2020 : Registration, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern and Syllabus

    Aarushi Kalra Aarushi Kalra
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    IBSAT 2020 is an important computer-based MBA entrance test conducted online across India by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. It is tipped to be the gateway to MBA/PGPM 2021-23 at 9 campuses of ICFAI Business School. IBSAT 2020 Application forms will be out tentatively from July 2020.

    • The exam will be conducted in December 2020 in an online mode.

    • Candidates of any age can appear for IBSAT 2020 i.e. there is no age limit.

    • To be eligible you must be a graduate with 50% marks or a post graduate with 55% of the marks.

    • There are 4 sections in the exam, with a total of 140 questions to be attempted in 2 hours duration.

    Read the article below to be completely well versed with IBSAT 2020.

    IBSAT 2020 : Major Highlights

    IBSAT exam conducting bodyICFAI Foundation for Higher Education 
    Exam LevelNational
    Exam PrediocityAnnually
    Mode of ExamOnline
    Courses OfferedMBA/PGDM or Ph.D in management
    IBS Campuses9 campuses : Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune
    IBS Helpline1800 425 55 66 77

    IBSAT 2020 : Important Dates

    The official notification of IBSAT 2020 is not out yet. Below are the tentative dates based on past analysis of IBSAT.

    EventsDates (tentative)
    Availability of IBSAT 2020 Application formJuly - December 2020
    IBSAT 2020 ExamDecember 2020
    Release of Admit CardDecember 2020
    IBSAT Result 2020December 2020

    IBSAT 2020 : Application Form

    IBSAT 2020 Application forms are available in both offline and online mode.

    For offline mode:  Candidates can purchase the application form from the marketing offices of IBS by paying the application fee.

    For Online mode: Candidates first need to register at the official website of IBS with a valid name and mobile no. Post that you need to enter the academic details and upload photo and signature. At last you need to pay the fee online and submit the application.

    Application fee

    • The application fee for IBSAT 2020 is INR 1800/-. 

    • Those filling out the application form online, can pay the application fee via Credit card/ Debit Card/ Net banking.

    • If you choose the offline mode, you need to purchase the form from IBS Marketing offices by paying INR 1800/-.

    Note:There is no relaxation in the fee for any reserved category candidate.

    IBSAT 2020 : Eligibility Criteria 

    Before filling the application form for IBSAT 2020, candidates are advised to check their eligibility for the same.

    Age Limit 

    There is no age limit to apply for IBSAT 2020. That means candidate of any age can appear for the exam.


    Candidate should be a citizen of India to appear for IBSAT 2020.

    Academic Qualification for 2 year Management Program

    • Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. The medium of education should be English.

    • Candidate with Non-English medium Bachelor’s degree, will have to submit IELTS/TOEFL/NELT score.

    • Candidates in final year of graduation can also apply for IBSAT 2020.

    • Candidate must make sure that they have completed 15 years of education (10+2+3 or 10+2+4).

    • A valid NMAT/ GMAT/ CAT Score is sufficient to participate in IBSAT Selection Process 2020.

    Academic Qualification for PhD Management

    • Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and a post graduation in Management (full time with a specialization in Marketing/ Finance / Human Resource Management/ Operations) from a UGC approved University with 55% and above marks 


    • Post Graduation in Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics, Mathematics, or in any allied discipline from a UGC recognized university in India or abroad with 55% or above marks. Candidates who are offered admission have to undertake the first year MBA courses as a prerequisite to continue in the PhD program


    • A professional qualification like CFA / CA / CWA / CS with 55% aggregate marks or above

    Academic Qualification for PhD in Economics

    • Graduation with 50% aggregate and above marks AND Post Graduation in Economics or allied discipline with 55% aggregate and above marks.

    • Candidate should have completed 17 years of education (10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2)

    • Candidate with Non-English medium Bachelor’s degree, will have to submit IELTS/TOEFL/NELT score.

    IBSAT 2020 : Exam Pattern

    IBSAT 2020 will be conducted in online mode only. There are a total of 140 questions that has to be attempted in 2 hours.

    SectionsNo. of Questions
    Verbal Ability 50
    Quantitative Aptitude30
    Reading Comprehension30
    Data Adequacy and Interpretation30

    IBSAT 2020 Marking Scheme 

    • 1 mark will be awarded for each right answer. 

    • There is no provision for negative marking.

    Read about IBSAT 2020 Admit Card

    IBSAT 2020 : Syllabus 

    Some of the important topics under the 4 sections for IBSAT 2020 are :

    Verbal Ability 
    • English Grammar
    • Syllogism
    • spot the error
    • Incorrect words
    • Sentence Completion
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Incorrect words
    • Vocabulary
    • Para Jumble
    • Idioms and Phrases
    • Contextual Usage
    • Analogies
    • Replace the missing words
    • Punctuation
    • Cloze test
    • Use the appropriate words
    Quantitative Aptitude
    • Algebra
    • Mensuration
    • Time
    • Speed and Distance
    • Discount
    • Geometry
    • Inequalities
    • Mixtures and Allegations
    • Percentage
    • Probability
    • Profit and Loss
    • Number system
    • Average
    • Arithmetic progression
    • Average
    • Installment Payments
    • Time and Work
    Reading ComprehensionThis section involves 3 reading comprehension passages from which 30 questions are asked in each comprehension.
    Data Adequacy and Interpretation
    • Pie Chart
    • Bar graphs & Column graphs
    • Venn Diagrams
    • Data Interpretation
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Cause and effects
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Graphs representing area
    • Assumption- premise- Conclusion
    • Critical Reasoning
    • Matrix arrangements
    • Visual reasoning
    • Tables

    Click here to download IBSAT 2020 Practice Papers

    IBSAT 2020 : Result and Cutoff

    IBSAT 2020 Result will be declared in online mode after the completion of the exam. After the declaration of the result, the participating colleges release their cutoffs.

    Candidates are offered admission on the basis of their IBSAT score, Group Discussion(GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Click here to check IBSAT 2020 Selection Process

    IBSAT Cutoff 2020

    The cutoff will be released tentatively in the month of January 2021. Based on 2019 statistics the expected cutoff for IBSAT 2020 is :

    IBS CollegeOpening RankClosing Rank
    IBS Hyderabad9583
    IBS Mumbai8782
    IBS Gurgaon8271
    IBS Pune8170
    IBS Bangalore7165
    IBS Ahmedabad6560
    IBS Jaipur658
    IBS Dehradun6255



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