IBSAT 2018 – Important Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and More


The IBSAT 2018 exam is just around the corner as it is dated on 22 and 23 December 2018. IBSAT is conducted by ICFAI – The governing body. Candidates clearing the IBSAT selection process which consists of the entrance exam, GD and PI, will be eligible for admissions in MBA/PGMA programs. The IBSAT full form is – ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test

There are total 9 IBS campuses around the nation, namely – IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Mumbai, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Dehradun and IBS Pune.

IBSAT is an entrance exam of two hours with 140 objective type – multiple choice questions. Candidates clearing the IBSAT exam will receive an E-mail on the registered ID and will be called for the further selection process.

Here is all the information regarding the IBSAT 2018 entrance exam.

IBSAT Important Dates

As per the important dates for IBSAT 2018, the exam is scheduled on 22 and 23 December 2018 and the registration for the examination has already begun on 1 July 2018 and will conclude on 12 December 2018.



Start Date

End Date

IBSAT 2018 Registration Process with IBSAT last date to apply

July 1, 2018

December 12, 2018

IBSAT 2018 Admit Card (tentative)

12 December 2018

IBSAT Exam Date

December 22, 2018

December 23, 2018

IBSAT 2018 Results

The first week of January 2019

IBSAT 2018 Selection Briefings

January 13, 2019

January 20, 2019

IBSAT  Selection Process (For MBA/PGPM at IBS Hyderabad)

February 20, 2019

February 26, 2019

IBSAT 2018 Selection Process (For PhD at IBS Hyderabad)

March 17, 2019

March 20, 2019

IBSAT  Final Results – Selected candidates

March 2019


IBSAT Important Dates

IBSAT Registration

The IBSAT registration process started on 1 July 2018 and will continue till 12 December 2018. IBSAT registration form is available in both online and offline mode for the interested applicants. The online registration form can be accessed on the official IBSAT website, whereas, the offline registration form will be available only at IBS marketing branches. The IBSAT registration fee is 1800 for both online mode and offline mode of registration.

IBSAT Registration

IBSAT Slot Booking

All the candidates who have filled the registration form will be eligible for the slot booking process. In this process, candidates have to select the date and time slots to appear for IBSAT 2018 at notified test centres. IBSAT slot booking process will be conducted between 12 – 19 Decemebr and only after the slot booking process is complete, an admit card will be issued to the candidate.

IBSAT Admit Card

IBSAT Admit card will be released as soon as the registration process is complete on 12 December 2018. Admit card for the test serves as ID proof and no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam centre without the Admit Card. Here are the steps to download the Admit Card.

Steps to Download the IBSAT Admit Card

  • Visit the IBSAT login for admit card link which will be available once the Admit card releases.
  • Enter your login details – Application number followed by the date of birth.
  • Submit the details/credentials.
  • Download the IBSAT Admit Card
  • After download, the IBSAT admit card take two printouts of the same
  • Keep the copy of the admit card safe for further process.

IBSAT Admit Card

IBSAT Exam Pattern



Sections in IBSAT

No. of Questions


Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation



Quantitative Techniques



Reading Comprehension



Verbal Ability


Total number of questions



The exam is divided into four sections as per the IBSAT exam pattern. The four sections are – Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and Quantitative Techniques. All the sections in the IBSAT exam pattern consist of 30 questions each, except for the verbal ability section of the exam. The verbal ability section of the exam consists of 50 questions, whereas, the other sections consist of 30 questions.

IBSAT Exam Pattern

IBSAT Syllabus

Here is the IBSAT syllabus for the year 2018. The syllabus is divided as per the different sections of the exam.



IBSAT Exam Syllabus
Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
  • Bar graphs and Column graphs
  • Critical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Pie charts
  • Tables
  • Venn – diagrams
  • Visual reasoning and etc
Quantitative Techniques
  • Algebra and geometry
  • Arithmetic Progression
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Profit and Loss
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Time, Speed & Distance.
Reading Comprehension
  • Questions based on comprehension passages of English Language
Verbal Ability
  • Analogies
  • Comprehension of passage
  • Contextual usage of English
  • Incorrect words
  • Para Jumble
  • Punctuation
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Replace the missing words
  • Sentence completion
  • Grammar & Idioms, etc.

Candidates, please note that this syllabus is not exhaustive, as the exam is objective type, so, there are chances that some question might be out of the prescribed syllabus or above the usual difficulty level.

IBSAT Syllabus

IBSAT Mock Test

Every year IBSAT releases a mock test paper for the candidates to practice. Practising such mock tests will help the candidates to get a better understanding of the nature of the exam. Also, candidates will get to know their strengths and weaknesses after solving the mock test which will help them for their betterment. Here are the instructions to download the IBSAT mock test.

  • Click here to attempt the 3 mock tests provided by IBSAT
  • Now, after the link has been opened enter your name, email address and state.
  • After that, you will be able to take 3 mock test – Mock Test 1, Mock Test 2 and Mock Test 3.

IBSAT Result

IBS Hyderabad will release IBSAT Results in the first week of January in the online mode only. Candidates will be able to check the result using their credentials like application number and Password.

This year the IBSAT Exam is scheduled on 22 and 23 December 2019. After the result declaration, the participating IBSAT colleges will shortlist the candidates for the selection process which includes Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

Steps to Check the IBSAT Result

  • Candidates can visit the official website of IBSAT where the result link will be activated as soon as the result is released by the authorities.
  • Log in on the website using your credentials such as IBSAT Application number and password.
  • Then, the list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the screen in PDF form.
  • Candidates can download the file and they are advised to keep the file safe for further admission process.

IBSAT Result


Each of the IBS colleges releases its own cut off list which states the minimum percentile a candidate needs to achieve to be eligible for the second round of the selection process ( GD and PI). Here is the last year’s cut off for the candidates.

Campus 2017 2016
IBS Mumbai 65+ 65+
IBS Bangalore 65+ 65+
IBS Gurgaon 64+ 62+
IBS Hyderabad 68+ 68+

For a detailed information on IBSAT cut off the list and the expected cut off for IBSAT 2018 check out the article.


IBSAT Participating Institutes

IBSAT Colleges Programmes Offered
IBS Hyderabad MBA
IBS Bengaluru PGPM
IBS Ahmedabad PGPM
IBS Dehradun MBA
IBS Gurgaon PGPM
IBS Jaipur MBA
IBS Kolkata PGPM
Ibs Pune PGPM

IBSAT Colleges

So, this was all the information regarding the IBSAT 2018. All the aspirants for IBSAT have till 12 December 2018 to fill out the application form. Each year almost 50,000 students appear for the examination. IBSAT 2018 is your gateway to some of the most prestigious institutions in India like IBS Hyderabad, Mumbai and etc. These institutions aim at producing world-class leaders and have some big names like Amazon, Ernst and Young, Deloitte and more as their top recruiters, giving a package as high as 22 lakhs per annum. All it requires is a sheer determination from the candidate and the exam can easily be cracked.