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IBSAT 2018: All about Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Feb 6, 2018 17:03 IST

    ICFAI Business School (IBS) is one of the best B-Schools in the country that provides excellent academic delivery and infrastructure to its students. IBS also offers innovative and globally accepted programs and great opportunities for all-round development. 100% case-based learning is another unique feature of IBS.

    Every year IBS conducts IBSAT entrance exam to shortlist candidates for its nine campuses which are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure. Alongside, it should also be noted that approximately 50,000-60,000 students appear in this exam to become associated with IBS.

    In this article, you would get to understand all the information which is necessary to become associated with IBS through IBSAT.

    Eligibility Criteria for IBSAT 2018

    Eligibility criteria is a significant aspect to consider before registering for an entrance exam. It is a preliminary short listing of those candidates who are fit to be considered for appearing in an exam. The Eligibility criteria for IBSAT is mentioned as under:

    1. Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks.
    2. All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of regular education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis). Applicants who have completed their graduation on a one-time sitting basis or on a 2-year basis are not eligible.
    3. Applicants in their final year bachelor's degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements including practical examinations / viva / assignments before May 31, 2018.

    How to Register for IBSAT 2018

    There is a common application form to register for all the campuses of IBS. Before registering yourself for the exam, make following arrangements:

    1. Keep aside a Colour photograph (Full face till the shoulders) in jpeg or gif format. The photograph size should not exceed 25KB and should be approximately 140 – 160 pixels
    2. Decide the campus preference in mind so that you do not face any ambiguity while filling the form

    To apply Through ONLINE MODE, visit the official website of the IBS BUSINESS SCHOOL

    Note: You can apply to take admission in IBS Hyderabad through any of the below mentioned test scores:

    1. IBSAT 2016 scores
    2. GMAT Scores
    3. CAT 2016 Scores
    4. NMAT 2016 by GMAC
    5. MAT 2016-17
    6. CMAT 2016
    7. XAT 2017

    Mode of Payment for IBSAT 2016

    You can make the payment for IBSAT through any of the given below mode of payment as per your convenience. For any other query related to the IBSAT 2016, you may contact the given below helpline number and seek further assistance.

    Structure and Pattern of IBSAT 2018

    Structure and pattern of paper needs to be understood well when you aim to appear in an entrance exam. The structure of an exam will equip you with all the necessary information that would aid you to crack the entrance exam within the stipulated time limit.

    For your better understanding, we have given below structure of IBSAT exam. After taking a glance at it, you would shortlist the important areas on which you need to focus your attention to get the best scores:

    IBSAT Paper Structure

    IBSAT Paper Marking Scheme

    The questions in IBSAT come majorly from 4 sections mentioned below:

    IBSAT 2018 Syllabus: Section-wise

    IBSAT is a computer-based test which comprises of 4 sections. The detailed syllabus from each of these sections is given below. 

    Verbal Ability Section

    This section aims to test the verbal aptitude of the aspirants through these topics:

    1. Reading Comprehension
    2. Verbal Reasoning
    3. Syllogisms
    4. Contextual usage
    5. Analogies
    6. Antonyms
    7. Jumbled paragraphs
    8. Sentence Correction
    9. Foreign language words used in English
    10. Sentence completion
    11. Sentence correction
    12. Idioms and Proverbs
    13. One word substitution
    14. Different usage of same word etc.

    Quantitative Aptitude Section

    This section aims to test the quantities aptitude of the aspirants through these topics:


    1. Lines
    2. Angles
    3. Triangles
    4. Spheres
    5. Rectangles
    6. Cube
    7. Cone etc.

    Arithmetic and Algebra

    1. Ratios and proportion
    2. Percentages
    3. Quadratic and linear equations Algebra
    4. Profit & Loss
    5. Averages
    6. Percentages
    7. Partnership
    8. Time-Speed-Distance
    9. Work and time
    10. Number system
    11. HCF & LCM
    12. Geometric Progression
    13. Arithmetic progression
    14. Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean and Harmonic mean
    15. Mean, Median, Mode
    16. Number Base System
    17. Mensuration
    18. Allegation & Mixtures
    19. Pipes and Cisterns
    20. Simple Interest & Compound Interest
    21. Set Theory
    22. Venn Diagram
    23. Installment Payments
    24. Partnership
    25. Clocks, Probability
    26. Permutations & Combinations
    27. Trigonometry
    28. Binomial Expansion
    29. Calendar
    30. Surds & Indices and Complex numbers.

    Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation

    This sections aims to test the data interpretation aptitude of the aspirants through these topics:

    1. Bar Chart
    2. Pie Diagrams
    3. Line Charts
    4. Mixed Charts

    Selection Process for IBSAT 2018

    It is important to understand the selection process for the entrance exam in which you have applied. If you would be aware of the selection process before-hand, then preparation would become a cake-walk.

    The selection process also means that there are various stages wherein you have high chances to get eliminated. Hence, performing at your best is the only option which you have. Here we bring for you various stages wherein your aptitude and attitude would be analyzed on several dimensions.

    List of Institutes/Colleges and Programmes under IBSAT 2018

    All the nine testing centers along with the course provided by them are mentioned as under. These institutes have a common test i.e. IBSAT and they offer admission as per the merit scored by the candidate in IBSAT along with the GD/PI which follows thereon.

    The list of institutes is as under:



    Course Offered


    IBS Hyderabad



    IBS Mumbai



    IBS Ahmedabad



    IBS Bengaluru



    IBS Gurgaon



    IBS Kolkata



    IBS Pune



    IBS Dehradun



    IBS Jaipur


    Important Dates for IBSAT 2018

    It is crucial to note the important dates of an entrance exam. These dates act as a countdown for your preparation and also help in mapping the study schedule and also enable a candidate to manage their time effectively. Take a look at the IBSAT 2018 timeline and prepare yourself for the upcoming opportunity.

    To know more about the IBSAT exam, please click here



    Registration Online

    1st July 2017 to 18th December 2017

    Exam dates & Timings

    21st December, 2017 to 24th December, 2017 (2:00PM)


    2nd January, 2018 (10:00AM)

    Fees Structure of IBS




    IBS Hyderabad campus


    Rs. 6.25 lakhs per annum.

    IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur


    Rs. 2.55 lakhs per annum

    IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru,IBS Kolkata, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai

    and IBS Pune


    Rs 3.63 lakhs per annum.

    Highlights of IBSAT 2018 Test

    1. IBSAT is a computer based test. It is conducted at 100 Test Centers across India.
    2. This test scores the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
    3. This test gives the applicants a single window opportunity to apply to 9 IBS campuses.
    4. IBS campuses are located at Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

    For more information and details regarding IBSAT 2018, keep visiting jagranjosh.com

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