IBSAT 2016: Exam Dates & Application Details

The ICFAI Foundation has invited applications for IBSAT 2016 entrance exam. IBSAT 2016 is conducted by ICFAI for admissions into MBA and PGPM programmes for IBS institutes and Ph.D programme at IBS Hyderabad campus.


The IBSAT 2016 is a gateway for obtaining admissions into 9 ICFAI Univeristy campuses in Hyderabad, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

Interested candidates can read here details about eligibility criteria, application procedure, selection procedure, important dates and more about IBSAT 2016.

Eligibility criteria:

For MBA/PGPM programme:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 15 years of education.
  • Candidates in their final year bachelor's degree can also apply.
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2017.

For Ph.D programme:

  • Candidates must have a post graduation in Management/Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics, Mathematics or in an allied discipline with minimum 60% marks as aggregate from a recognised university. Or
  • Candidate must have a professional qualification like CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS with 60% and above marks.

Note: GMAT® scores (from 2014 onwards), NMAT by GMAC 2016 and CAT 2016 scores are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2016. Candidates with GMAT® , NMAT by GMAC or CAT scores are exempted from IBSAT 2016.

How to apply:

IBSAT 2016: Exam Dates & Application Details

IBSAT 2016 Exam pattern:

  • IBSAT is conducted online only.
  • It is a computer based test with multiple choice questions.
  • Exam is for a duration of 2 hours.
  • The exam tests a candidate's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

Selection procedure:

  • Candidates who have qualified based on IBSAT 2016/ GMAT® (2014 onwards) / NMAT by GMACTM 2016/ CAT 2016 score are called for the selection process at IBS Hyderabad in February 2017.
  • The selection process comprises of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • The final selection is based on past academic record and performance of the candidates in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Important dates:

  • Start of issue of application forms: July 1, 2016
  • Last date for submitting application forms: December 9, 2016
  • Dates of IBSAT 2016 entrance exam: December 16, 2016 to December 27, 2016
  • IBSAT 2016 Results: January 6, 2017
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