IBSAT Selection Process: Counselling (Soon), Merit List

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IBSAT Selection Process

The IBSAT exam is conducted by ICFAI business school for admission to PGPM/MBA courses on the IBS campus. IBSAT 2023 will be administered in the final week of December 2023 tentatively by IBS. 

The registration process for IBSAT 2023 is only done online. Before applying, candidates must make sure they meet the required eligibility requirements. Candidates must have graduated from an accredited institution to be considered eligible for admission. In this blog, we will talk about the IBSAT selection process.

Name of ExamICFAI Business School Aptitude Test(IBSAT)
Conducting AuthorityICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
Level of ExamNational Level
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Duration of Exam2 hours
Mode of ExamComputer-Based test
Course/s  OfferedPGPM/MBA
Official Websiteibsindia.org

IBSAT Selection Process Important Dates

In order to avoid missing any deadlines or dates related to the IBSAT 2023, candidates should review the relevant dates. We have mentioned IBSAT 2023 important dates below:

EventsDates (Tentative)
IBSAT 2023 Application FormJuly 2023
IBSAT 2023 Admit CardNovember 2023
IBSAT 2023 ExamDecember 2023(last week)
IBSAT ResultDecember 2023(last week)
IBSAT Selection BriefingJanuary 2024
IBSAT 2023 Selection ProcessFebruary 2024 (last week)

IBSAT Cutoff

After the IBSAT 2023 result is declared, all the nine campuses of IBS individually release the IBSAT 2023 cut-off. The selected candidates are then called for a group discussion (GD) or Personal Interview(PI). 

Also Read: IBSAT Application Process

IBSAT Selection Stages

Candidates appearing for IBSAT 2023 must keep in mind that after giving the exam they have to go through two selection stages.

  1. Booking a Slot: Candidates who meet the IBSAT 2022 cutoff score must reserve their places to be contacted for the subsequent phases of the IBS admission process. For the selection briefing, candidates must book a slot (time, date, and city) on the IBS website. It is advised that students reserve their slots as soon as possible since the venue will be assigned based on slot availability.
  1. IBSAT Selection Briefings: the selection briefings are conducted in 54 locations by the ICFAI. Candidates are introduced to the culture of the institute in these briefings.
  1. GD/PI round: Candidates must travel to IBS institutes for the GD-PI rounds following the selection briefing. In the GD round, a group of eight to ten applicants are given a subject to discuss and are asked to articulate their opinions in detail. Members of the selection committee interview the shortlisted candidates during the PI phase. The primary objective of PI is to assess a candidate’s general knowledge, communication abilities, and mental and verbal clarity.

Also Read: IBSAT Eligibility Criteria

IBSAT Merit list

A final merit list is generated by the exam authorities after the conduction of GD and PI rounds. 

The merit list will vary for the nine campuses of IBS.  On each candidate’s IBSAT scorecard, a merit position, sectional score, and total score will be included. Candidates can access the merit list on the university website. Have a look at the following table to understand the specifications of the IBSAT 2023 Merit List.

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

IBSAT Counselling

Once the cutoff for the IBSAT 2023 Exam is declared by the conducting authorities, shortlisted candidates will be called for counselling sessions at the IBS Hyderabad campus. The IBSAT selection process encompasses the entrance test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.


What happens in IBSAT group discussions?

In the Group Discussion round, a group of eight to ten applicants are given a subject to discuss and are asked to articulate their opinions in detail.

What is the next step after getting good marks in IBSAT?

After getting good grades in IBSAT a cut-off will be generated. According to the cut-off selected students have to appear for the GD and PI.

Where can I check the final merit list for the IBSAT?

Candidates can check the final merit list of the IBSAT on the official website of ICFAI. The final merit list will be released after all the steps of the selection process are completed.

This leads to the end of this blog; we talked about the IBSAT selection process and other relevant information. Students can refer to the blog for all the information about the selection process through IBSAT. IBSAT Exam must be undertaken by those who wish to thrive in the fields of business and management.

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