IBSAT Counselling Process 2023

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IBSAT Counselling Process

IBS Aptitude Test or IBSAT is the national-level entrance examination which is conducted by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education for the admission of MBA/PGDM programmes.IBSAT scores are accepted by 9 ICFAI Business Schools which are IBS Hyderabad, IBS Mumbai, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Pune, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Jaipur and IBS Dehradun. The IBSAT Counselling Process will be conducted after the declaration of results. The shortlisted candidates are required to present at the time of the Counselling process.

In this article, the candidates will get to know about the details of the IBSAT Counselling process, Documents required for the counselling, venues, IBSAT Final Merit list and Important Dates.

Exam NameICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
Exam Short NameIBSAT
Conducting BodyICFAI Foundation For Higher Education
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Duration 120 minutes
Courses offeredMBA/PGDM
Official Websitehttps://www.ifheindia.org/

Must Read: IBSAT Notifications

IBSAT Important Dates

The counselling process for the IBSAT exam is going on. Candidates who are shortlisted for the counselling process can check the dates. The tentative dates for the IBSAT Counselling process 2023 are mentioned below:

Application form starts1 July 2022
Last Date21 December 2022
Admit CardAt the time of slot booking
Exam date24- 25 December 2022
Result30 December 2022
Selection Briefings7 to 15 January 2023
Counselling Process23rd February to 4th March 2023

Stages of Counselling Process

The candidates who have cleared the IBSAT exam or any other eligibility test will be shortlisted on the basis of the merit list. The counselling process consists of two steps which are Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Below mentioned are the steps involved in counselling process. 


When the official authorities will announce the merit list students can refer to the affiliated colleges’ cut-off and can start with the registration process. During the registration process, all the required documents will be checked and verified by the official authorities.

Selection Briefing

After the declaration of the IBS Aptitude Test Merit list, all the registered candidates have to go through the selection briefing organized by the official authorities to provide guidance and training to the students for the upcoming counselling process.

Group Discussion (GD)

Group Discussion is one of the most important steps of the IBS Aptitude Test counselling process. In the counselling process, the candidates have to appear and qualify the group discussion round to get admission to the college. During this process, the candidates will be divided into a group of 8 to 10 people. Each group will get a topic and 15 to 20 minutes time to discuss their topic among themselves.

Personal Interview (PI)

Personal Interview (PI) is the last round of the counselling process. The candidates who will qualify for the Group Discussion (GD) round will be called for this Personal Interview with the official authorities of the IBS campus. The main aim of the interview is to check the candidate’s interpersonal skills. Confidence and communication skills are also tested in the Personal Interview round.

Documents Required

The documents required by the candidates during the counselling process are as follows:

  • Class 10th mark sheet and certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet and certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • IBSAT Admit Card
  • IBSAT 2023 Scorecard
  • Character certificate
  • Passport size photograph
  • CMAT/NMAT/GMAC/CAT Scorecard

IBSAT Final Merit List

The candidates who are shortlisted for the counselling process must know the previous year’s final merit list of the exam. Below mentioned are the final merit list on the basis of the year 2022:

Group Discussion (GD)25%
Personal Interview (PI)25%
Previous Academic Records50%

IBSAT Counselling Process Venues 

The candidates appearing for the counselling process can register themself at a specific venue accordingly. The venues conducting counselling rounds are mentioned below.

  • IBS Hyderabad
  • IBS Mumbai
  • IBS Gurgaon
  • IBS Pune
  • IBS Bengaluru
  • IBS Ahmedabad
  • IBS Jaipur
  • IBS Dehradun


What are the documents required in the IBSAT Counselling process?

The documents required in the IBSAT Counselling process are mentioned below
(1) Admit card
(2) Migration certificate
(3) Character certificate
(4) Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
(5) IBSAT Scorecard.

What are the steps involved in the counselling process of IBSAT?

The steps involved in the counselling process of IBSAT are Registration, Selection Briefing, Group Discussion (GD)  and Personal Interview (PI).

When will the IBSAT Counselling Process be conducted?

The counselling process will happen after the declaration of the IBSAT Results. The selected candidates will be called for the counselling process.

In this article we have covered the information of IBSAT counselling process including dates, documents Required, and Merit List.

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