IBSAT Application Process

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The ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test also commonly known as IBSAT is one of the most sought examinations for students willing to pursue Management courses. It is organised by the IBS Hyderabad for admission to IBS colleges across India. The applications for the 2022-2023 session are over and the exam has also been conducted. Those who are looking forward to applying for IBSAT in the next session can refer to this blog for the complete IBSAT application process. 

IBSATICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test 
Conducting Body  Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)
CourseMBA and PhD
Level of ExamGraduate; National-level
Mode of examOnline
Colleges 9 Colleges and Universities
Language English
Number of Questions140
Date of Written Exam24-December-2022 and 25-December-2022
Exam FeesINR 1800
Official Websitehttps://admissions.ibsindia.org

Latest Updates

The ICFAI has recently announced that those candidates who were not given the examination on 24 December 2022 – 25 December 2022 can give the examinations between 03 February 2023 to 05 February 2023. One can look for IBSAT Online Test and book the slots of their choice for the test. 

IBSAT 2022-2023 Application Process – Important Dates 

The important dates related to the IBSAT 2022 Application Process are given below. The candidates willing to apply this year can use these dates as references for the upcoming application cycle of 2023-2024. 

Application starts01-07-2022
Last date to apply21-12-2022
Starting of Admit card release 04-11-2022
Exam Date24-December-2022 and 25-December-2022
Result for Written Exam 29-12-2022
GD & PI23-12-2023 to 04-03-2023
Final Result First week of March 2023

IBSAT 2023 – Application Process

The application process starts with the release of official notification and IBSAT Application forms. The application forms for all the courses including MBA, PGPM, and PhD are the same. The same forms are available at IBS Bengaluru, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Jaipur, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune. The forms for PhD program are only available at IBS Hyderabad. 

The forms can be purchased from any one of the marketing offices in physical form or can be downloaded online from the official website. This blog covers submitting the form both online and offline. The cost of the IBSAT Application Form is INR 1800 whether purchased online or offline. 

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How to Apply for IBSAT 2023?

The process to apply for IBSAT Examination can be done online or offline. Here are the detailed procedures to apply online as well as offline. 

IBSAT 2023 Online Application

The IBSAT 2023 online application can be submitted in the following manner. The candidate should make sure that the process of application is complete before the deadline. 

  1. Visit the official website of ICFAI. 
  2. Click the option that says ‘Apply to IBS’. 
  3. Fill out the complete application form with proper details. 
  4. Pay the application fee online using Net Banking, Debit Card or Credit Card. 
  5. An IBS Bulletin will be sent to all the applicants within one week.
  6.  Also, right after the registration is complete the candidates will be sent an email with a registration ID and Password. 
  7. The candidates then have to log in using the credentials given in the email and change the password. 
  8. Then fill out the rest of the details in the application form. 
  9. Preview the application form and download a soft copy of the same. 
  10. Submit the application. 

IBSAT 2023 Offline Registration

The IBSAT application in offline mode does not require any registration. The candidates can follow the given steps to submit an offline application. 

  1. The candidates first have to purchase a hard copy of the IBSAT 2023 application form from the nearest IBS Marketing Branch. The form costs INR 1800 offline as well. 
  2. The application number and password in the offline application form are attached to the form as a scratch card. 
  3. The candidates then have to log in using the same application number and password and change their password. 
  4. The details required are to be filled and the form must be downloaded before submission. 

Documents Required for the IBSAT Application Process

The various documents and details that the candidate must keep handy at the time of the IBSAT Application Process are given below. 

  1. Candidate’s email ID. 
  2. Details of Education.
  3. Debit or Credit Card. 
  4. A valid identity proof like Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card and Passport. 
  5. A softcopy of the Passport size photographs and Signature. 

IBSAT 2023 Application Guidelines

The important guidelines mentioned on the IBS website for the filling of the application form are given here for the candidates to refer to before filling out the IBSAT 2023 Application Form. 

  1. The candidates need to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the IBSAT Exam 2023. An IBS voucher which is also available on the IBS website has the most recent eligibility criteria. 
  2. The candidates must make sure to enter a valid email address, contact number and address while filling out the application form. 
  3. The mark sheets of previous qualifications should be kept handy and it is wise to calculate percentages of exams whose marks are not given in percentages. 
  4. GPAs and CGPAs also have to be converted into Percentages. 
  5. The application process can be completed in 20-30 minutes. 
  6. On changing the password with valid guidelines the candidate will be directed to the login page once again and after logging in with the new password the candidate will land on the next step in their application process. 
  7. The name and other personal details entered in the application form should be in synchronisation with the educational documents. 
  8. After the application form is filled and the candidate clicks on ‘Proceed’, the filled application form is available for preview. If the candidate wishes to make any changes the candidate should click on ‘Back’ if the information is right they may click on ‘Submit’. 
  9. The attached photo should be under 25 KB or 140 – 160 Pixels. 
  10. The candidates must also clearly specify their mode of admission chosen which can be through CAT, GMAT, XAT, NMAT by GMAC Scores. UGC Net Scores are acceptable in the case of PhD students. 

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What is the selection process for IBSAT?

The selection process for IBSAT involves a primary screening of candidates based on their entrance examination scores. The process is followed by a group discussion and a personal interview. 

What is the official website of IBSAT?

The official website of the IBSAT Exam is https://admissions.ibsindia.org. The candidates can visit the site for the IBSAT application form, IBSAT Information Bulletin, IBSAT Admit Card and IBSAT results. 

How to apply for IBSAT?

To apply for IBSAT Examination the candidate can visit the nearby IBS Marketing Centre for offline registration or register online on the IBS website. 

Can IBSAT Exam be given from home?

Yes, the IBSAT Examination has to be given from home. The candidates must show their Admit Cards on the screen to the examiner on the date and time of their examination. 

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