IBSAT is a computer-based test (CBT) MBA entrance exam for MBA admission in all the ICFAI business schools located across India. The application process is common for admission to MBA/PGDM program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune. The admission to MBA/PGDM is based on IBSAT, Group Discussion, and personal interview. The test will be conducted over a two-day window duration during the last week of December. The duration of the exam will be two hours. The score will be valid for the selection process for the current academic year. The further selection process will be likely conducted during Feb/March.


  • Graduation (any discipline) with a minimum of 50% marks with medium of instruction as English can apply
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education.

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Exam Pattern

The below table gives the structure for IBSAT exam, the number of questions in each section and other details of the exam pattern as per the past trends.


of Exam
Based Test
Number of questions140
Type of questionsMultiple choice
Duration of exam2 hours with no sectional limit
Marking scheme across sectionsone mark for a correct answer
No negative marking in the exam


Test Structure as per IBSAT 2019-
of the Section
of Questions
1Reading Comprehension30
2Verbal Ability50
3Quantitative Ability30
4Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation30
There is no sectional time limit. All the questions could be accessed at any point of the time during the test.

Registration Process

Candidates interested in applying for the exam can fill the application form of IBSAT in online mode by following the below steps-

1.) Visit the official website of IBSAT. Please visit- https://www.ibsindia.org/

2.) Follow the guidelines mentioned on the official website and complete the IBSAT application process. Keep all the necessary documents required to fill the application which might be required to submit the data.

3.) Review the information before the final submission of the application form and make sure that the application data does not have any discrepancy with the data.

4.) Complete the payment process through online mode.


The application fee for the IBSAT application is Rs 1,800 for the candidates across all the categories which can be paid by using:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card 

Important Dates

IBSAT 2021 ApplicationJuly 01, 2020, to Dec 16, 2020
IBSAT 2021 Test DatesDec 26-27, 2020
IBSAT 2021 result1st week of January 2021
Intimation to shortlisted candidatesJanuary 09-17, 2021

For further information on the IBSAT registration process please visit- https://www.ibsindia.org/admissions/

Expected Cut-offs-

The below table shows the likely cut-offs as per IBSAT 2019 difficulty level. The cut-offs are subject to change as per the difficulty level of IBSAT 2020 and the applicant pool.

CampusIBSAT 2020 Expected Cut-off
IBS Hyderabad71-75
IBS Mumbai68-70
IBS Gurgaon65-67
IBS Bangalore64-66
IBS Pune60-64
IBS Dehradun54-58
IBS Jaipur53-57
IBS Ahmedabad58-62
IBS Kolkata55-60

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