IBSAT 2025: Application Form (Released), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

IBSAT 2024-2025 Application Form has been released through online mode. Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India (ICFAI) is the conducting authority of IBSAT exam. ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is the university level entrance examination conducting every year.

How many times IBSAT is conducted in a year? Once a year !!!! Get Admission procedure also….

IBSAT Exam Date || IBSAT Admission Procedure 

Entrance exam is conducted to test ability of candidates in quantitate techniques, analytical reasoning, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

IBSAT 2025

It is a proctored online aptitude test conducted by the ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education Hyderabad (a deemed-to-be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956). This exam is conducted to test students ability in quantitate techniques, analytical reasoning, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

The ICFAI Foundation, accept scores from IBSAT 2024 and alternatively the scores of CAT/NMAT by GMAC™/XAT/GMAT™ (from 2022 onwards) for admission to the following programs:

  • MBA program offered by IBS Hyderabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur.
  • PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) program offered by IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune.

IBSAT 2024 Notifications – Application Released

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All you need to know about IBSAT 2025

Candidates can go through the section below to know complete information related to IBSAT 2025 exam such as application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, pattern, etc.

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IBSAT 2025 Overview

Exam NameICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT)
Conducting AuthorityICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
Exam CategoryPost Graduate
LevelUniversity level
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Courses AvailableMBA, PGPM
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Home Proctored Mode
LanguageEnglish only

IBSAT 2025 Exam Dates

Candidates can check given section to know IBSAT 2025 exam dates:

EventsDates 2025 (Announced)
Online application form1st July 2024
Last Date to submit3rd week of December 2024
Slot booking/ Admit card availabilityafter successful registration
IBSAT 2025 Exam28-29th December 2024
Result published1st week of January 2025
Selection Process2nd week of February 2025
Result for selection process2nd week of March 2025

IBSAT 2025 Application Form

Candidates can check section below to know IBSAT 2025 application form:

  • The IBSAT 2025 application form has been released from 1st July 2024.
  • Candidates can fill and submit application form through online mode, offline method can be accepted.
  • Candidates have to purchase IBSAT 2025 form from IBS Marketing branches, from the nearest branches.
  • Before proceeding to fill registration form, candidates must fulfill eligibility criteria from below.
  • Start filling application form with details such as academic qualification, personal details, communicational details, etc.
  • Upload the scanned documents such as passport size photograph & signature in prescribed format.
  • Complete the procedure by submitting the prescribed amount of application fee.
  • Candidates are advised to recheck and review all the filled details in the application form.
  • The last date to submit the application form is till third week of December 2024.
  • Take a hardcopy of application form and keep it safe till the further admission procedure.

Application Fee:

  • IBSAT 2025 application fee can be submitted through online & offline both modes.
  • Credit card, debit card or net banking is the online methods to submit the fee.
  • For offline method, candidates can make payment directly through and IBS center.
  • Registration fee is of 1800/- for every candidates.
  • The submitted application fee is non-transferrable.

How to Apply for IBSAT 2025

Here we have mentioned the step-by-step procedure to fill IBSAT 2025 form:

  • Step-1: Visit the website of IBSAT (Link is given above).
  • Step-2: On the homepage, press “Apply Now” button to proceed.
  • Step-3: Start with the registration procedure by entering the basic information.
  • Step-4: Fill the application form with information such as academic qualification, personal, communication, etc.
  • Step-5: Upload requisite documents such as photograph & signature.
  • Step-6: Pay the prescribed amount of application fee using available gateways.
  • Step-7: Recheck filled details in application form and submit it.
  • Step-8: Take a hardcopy of filled application form and keep it safe till further usage.

IBSAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Here are the complete IBSAT 2025 eligibility criteria below:

  • Educational Qualification: Those applying candidates must qualify graduation with English medium.
  • Candidates must complete minimum 15 years of education (10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
  • Those candidates who will not meet with eligibility criteria for must have TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS scoresfor English medium in graduation.
  • Percentage: At least 50% marks or above marks must be scored by the candidates to be eligible.
  • Appearing: Those appearing candidates in their final year of graduation will also be eligible to apply for exam.

IBSAT 2025 Exam Pattern

To know complete IBSAT exam pattern, candidates can check the section below:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through Proctored Home Based Test.
  • Language: Exam will be available in English language only.
  • Duration: Total 2 hours will be given to solve the examination.
  • Total Questions: There will be total 140 questions asked in exam.
  • Sections: There will be 4 different sections in question paper.
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in exam.
  • Scores: Scores from 2022 onwards of GMAT/CAT/ NMAT by GMAC/ XAT will be also accepted.

Providing below are the number of questions asked in examination:

SubjectsNumber of Question
Quantitative aptitude30
Reading compression30
Data adequacy and data interpretation30
Verbal ability50

IBSAT 2025 Syllabus

Syllabus of IBSAT 2025 is released by the authority through online mode. It includes various topics from subjects which are decided by the authority. 5 sections are there in question paper such as Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy and Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

We are providing some of the topics from IBSAT 2025 syllabus:

  • Verbal Ability: Word substitution, Fill in the blanks, Syllogism, Odd man out, Jumbled paragraphs, uses of the same words, etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Instalment Payment, Profit and Loss, Venn Diagram, Arithmetic progression, coordinate geometry, Algebra,
  • Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation: Data Interpretation based on Graphs and Tables,cause and effect & Visual reasoning, linear arrangement, etc.

IBSAT Preparation Tips

Here we are providing some of the effective tips and tricks which helps to score higher in the IBSAT 2025 exam:

  • Try to spend more time on the hard topics from the syllabus.
  • On daily basis, try to solve as much as mock tests and model questions papers.
  • Take a help from internet and get better ideas to prepare for the exam.
  • Start study by making a realistic timetable that covers all the syllabus and topics.
  • Revision will be most important part to prepare for entrance exam.
  • Have a proper diet and sleep.

IBSAT 2025 Books

To prepare for the IBSAT 2025 examination, candidates can check out the most popular books below:

Quantitative AbilityNishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT from PearsonArun Sharma
Fast Track Objective ArithmeticRajesh Verma/Arihant Publications
Quantitative AptitudeAbhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsRS Aggarwal/ S Chand Publishing; Revised Edition
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and MBA Entrance ExaminationTIME
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren & Martin
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance ExaminationDinesh Khattar
Mathematics for MBA Entrance ExamsR.S. Aggarwal and S. Chand
Logical and Analytical ReasoningAshok Gupta
Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyAnanta Ashisha
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionGautam Puri

IBSAT 2025 Exam Centres

IBSAT 2025 exam will be conducted in various centers such as: Agra, Bangalore, Bhilai, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Aurangabad, Aligarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Bhopal, Allahabad, Goa, Indore, Hyderabad, Alwar, Ambala, Mumbai, Durgapur, Kochi, Chandigarh, Nashik, Dehradun, Madurai, Kolkata, Rajkot, Pune, Ranchi, Mysuru, Ranchi, Vadodara, Raipur, Gorakhpur, Halwani, Gwalior, Gurgaon, Tirupati, Patna, Haridwar, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Meerut, Noida, Udaipur, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: IBSAT 2025 application form has been released from 1st July 2024.

Answer: Yes, candidates can submit application fee through offline mode at IBS center.

Answer: Yes, appearing candidates in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.

Answer: No, IBSAT 2025 application fee once paid can not be refunded to the candidates.

Answer: No, there is no IBSAT 2025 correction facility provided by the university.

Answer: No, the IBSAT 2025 exam is conducted in English language only.

Answer: Yes, the IBSAT 2025 application form can be submitted through both offline and online method.

Answer: There are 4 different sections in IBSAT 2025 question paper.

Answer: Yes, the university offers admission through IBSAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT scores.

IBSAT 2025 Admit Card

The authority will release IBSAT 2025 admit card through online mode. It will be released in after completion the registration procedure. It will be downloaded by those candidates who will complete their registration before the deadline.

During the slot booking process, the hall ticket will be released. Login credentials will be required to enter into the website to download admit card. It will consist with the details such as candidates name, exam name, roll number, exam timing, & other exam related details.

IBSAT 2025 Result

ICFAI Business School is expected to declare the IBSAT 2025 Result in first week of January 2025. Applicants will be able to access the IBSAT 2025 result through online mode. There will be no other more than online will be available to download result.

Login credentials such as application number and password will be required to enter into the website to check result. In the form of scorecard, the result will be declared. In results,  the qualifying status of candidates and combined and category wise merit list for all applicants participating in exam will be released.

IBSAT 2025 Cut Off

IBSAT 2025 cut off will be announced by the ICFAI Business School through online mode. To qualify for further rounds of selection procedure, candidates will have to score the minimum marks required for qualifying in the IBSAT 2025 exam.

Those candidates who will clear the minimum IBS cut off will provide admission to ICFAI Business School. The scores of IBSAT will be accepted by IBS campuses all across India and each of them will have its own cut off for admission procedure.

IBSAT Campus Fee Structure

Here are the fee structure for each campus (as per last year):

CampusFee (2 year)
IBS Hyderabad17,01,000/-
IBS Bangalore (Off Campus of IFHE)13,05,000/-
IBS Ahmedabad

IBS Pune

IBS Kolkata

IBS Mumbai

IBS Gurgaon

IBS Jaipur8,01,000/-
IBS Dehradun7,02,000/-

IBSAT 2025 Selection Procedure

ICFAI Business School will organize a IBSAT 2025 selection procedure from the second week of February 2025. Those candidates who will clear the entrance exam will secure their preferred date and time slot for GD and PI rounds.

Candidate with a valid scores in IBSAT exam or CAT/ XAT/ NMAT by GMAC/GMAT will also be eligible to participate in selection procedure. Selection briefing will be done for qualified candidates in 60 cities across the country. It will include Micro Presentation & Personal Interview.

  • Micro Presentation – Selection process is a brief talk or presentation where candidates demonstrate their communication, presentation skills, and ability to think quickly on their feet.
    Candidates will have the opportunity to select one topic out of three. The format allows for 4 minutes in total: 1 minute for preparation and 3 minutes for delivering the presentation.
  • Personal Interview: In this round, each candidate will be interviewed for 5-7 minutes. The interview panel will focus on assessing the attitude and aspirations of the candidates besides evaluating their General Knowledge, communication skills, clarity of thought and expression, as well as aptitude for a career in management.

IBSAT 2025 Counselling

IBSAT 2025 counselling will be conducted for every qualified candidates in examination. It will be organized through online mode. Shortlisted candidates will undergoes a group discussion and personal interview session. Seats will be filled based on their IBSAT score, GD-PI performance and the availability of seats.

Candidates will also be required to carry some of the important documents for verification. After verifying the documents, the final admission will be given to the candidates. Check list below to know complete documents:

Required Documents: 

  • Class 10th & 12th mark sheet and certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • IBSAT 2025 Admit Card
  • IBSAT 2025 Scorecard
  • CMAT/ NMAT/ GMAC/ CAT scorecard
  • Character certificate
  • Passport size photographs

IBSAT Scholarships

ICFAI Business School (IBS) is pleased to announce scholarships worth Rs 10 Crores exclusively for top performers in the IBSAT 2024 exam, scheduled on 28th December 2024 to 29th December 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For Toppers in IBSAT Candidates who secure top ranks in IBSAT 2024
  • For Wards of IBS Alumni
  • For Physically Challenged Candidates
  • For Wards of Defence Personnel (In-service/retired) from Army, Airforce, Navy, and Paramilitary Forces.

For the class of 2027 to deserving candidates falling under the aforementioned categories, IBS aims to award 500 merit scholarships. The amount of each scholarship is Rs 2 lakh per candidate, with the flexibility of adjusting Rs 1 lakh each in the first and second term installments against the program fee.

Terms and Conditions for Scholarships

To avail the prestigious scholarships, applicants must fulfill the following terms and conditions:

  • Eligibility: Scholarships will be offered only to those applicants who have appeared for the IBSAT-2024 test scheduled on 28th December 2024 & 29th December 2024 and have successfully qualified.
  • Admission and Registration: Applicants must complete the admission process, register on the specified date, and pay the Requisite admission fee to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Applicability: The amount of scholarship awarded to candidates will be adjusted solely against the program fee and payment will not be utilized for any other purposes or fees.

Withdrawal Policy: In case student withdrawal from the program for any reason, any applicable fee refunds will be calculated after deducting the scholarship sum granted earlier.

IBSAT Campuses

Here we have provided all 9 campuses with their admission & program fee:

CampusAdmission FeeProgram Fee
IBS HyderabadRs. 80,000Rs. 16,21,000
IBS AhmedabadRs. 8,29,000
IBS GurgaonRs. 8,29,000
IBS DehradunRs. 6,22,000
IBS BengaluruRs. 12,25,000
IBS JaipurRs. 7,21,000
IBS MumbaiRs. 8,29,000
IBS KolkataRs. 8,29,000
IBS PuneRs. 8,29,000

In the above IBSA 2025 article, we have provided all updated details including application, its fee, mode, eligibility norms. We have also mentioned updated admission & campus fee with brief selection process. Students must go through the article for all exam related information.

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