Narayana Business School Admission Test 2023 (NBSAT)

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The Narayana Business School Admission Test or NBSAT exam is conducted by the Narayana Business School for admissions to their PGDM/MBA programmes. It is a common two-hour entrance exam which can be taken from home as it is a proctored online test. 

In 2001, the Narayana Business School in Ahmedabad was founded. It is a private school with AICTE and UGC approval for each of its programmes. The PGDM and MBA are the two main courses which are offered by the Narayana Business School. In this blog, we will tell you all about the Narayana Business School Admission Test. 

Name of the InstituteNarayana Business School, Ahmedabad
Name of the Exam Narayana Business School Admission Test (NBSAT)
Basic Admission CriteriaEntrance and merit-based
Application ModeOnline (Proctored) 
Exam Duration 2 Hours 
Name of the EntranceNBSAT Score

Latest Updates 

Registration for NBSAT 2023 will open on December 20th and the application deadline is January 31st, 2023. The NBSAT 2023 exam will take place on February 5, 2023. The NBSAT 2023 results will be announced on 7th February 2023 and the group discussion and personal interview (GDPI) slot reservations will be open from 7th February 2023 to 9th February.

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Important Dates 2023

Students appearing for the Narayana Business School Admission Test must refer to the below dates.  

Registration starts from 20-Dec-2022Registration Starts at 04:00 PM
Registrations Closing date 31-Jan-2023Registration Ends at 12:00 PM
NBSAT Examination date05-Feb-2023Online Proctored Exam (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Result Declaration date 7-Feb-2023results are to be released on the official website for download.
Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI) Slot Booking7-Feb-2023 4 pm to 9-Feb-2023 4pmAdmission into Narayana Business School

Application Process

Narayana Business School (NBS) has launched Registration 2023 online mode on its official website – The application deadline is January 31, 2023. See below for instructions on how to complete your application for the exam.

NBSAT Application form – Important Instructions

  • The NBSAT application fee is non-refundable.
  • The email ID submitted during NBSAT registration will be used for all communications until the NBSAT registration is completed. Changing the email address is not permitted under any circumstances.

How to Fill the NBSAT Application Form 2023?

The application form is available online mode on the official website. Candidates should refer to the following steps to complete the online application form:

Step 1- Visit official website.

Step 2- Click on the ‘Apply Now’ tab and enter your name, email id, mobile number, password, state, city and course.

Step 3 – Click the “I Agree” checkbox to register for the exam.

Step 4 – Complete Your Academic Details on the NBSAT 2023 Application.

Step 5- Upload the required documents (scanned photo and signature) in the required size.

Step 6 – Pay the Rs 1,000 NBSAT application fee using a debit/credit card or internet banking. 

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Eligibility Criteria

To sit for the exam 2023, candidates must meet the exam eligibility criteria as defined by Narayana Business School (NBS). 

  • Candidates must have graduated from a recognized university/institution and have at least a 50% grade or equivalent (45% grade or equivalent for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe).
  • Candidates appearing in their final year of graduation or equivalent qualifications awaiting results are also eligible for NBSAT 2023. 
  • Candidates must have studied class 12th Mathematics/Statistics. A degree in computer applications, IT engineering, or statistics would be an added advantage for the PGDM-DS-A program.
  • Work Experience – No minimum or maximum work experience is required to apply to the NBS MBA/PGDM program. However, having work experience will be an add-on advantage that irradiates admission chances.

Exam Pattern

NBSAT 2023 exam duration is of two hours in online mode. A total of 100 questions will be asked in the areas of Quantitative Techniques (QT), Data Interpretation and Validity (DI & DA), Vocabulary and Analytical Thinking, and Reading Comprehension.

Students are advised to check out the highlights of the exam pattern and segment breakdown.

NBSAT exam modeProctored online
Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy, Vocabulary & Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension
NBSAT exam timing11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Question typeObjective (4 options for each question)
Total marks100
Negative markingNo negative marking 

Students applying for the exam should refer to the below-given table to know the section-wise breakup of marks. 

Section nameTotal no. of questionsMarks per questionTotal marks
Quantitative Techniques30130
Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy30130
Vocabulary & Analytical Reasoning20120
Reading Comprehension20120

Students should keep in mind that the admission is provisional and subject to payment by the due date, meeting the relevant program eligibility requirements, and verification in accordance with NBS regulations.

Candidates are advised to have no financial contributions required for admission to programs offered by NBS. Candidates are cautioned not to be misled by such promises/offers from individuals or outside parties.

Admit Card

Those who have finished the application process will receive their admit card from Narayana Business School (NBS). The students can apply online to register for the application process. Once registered, students will be provided admit card. 

On the day of the exam, candidates should carry their NBSAT admit card. The candidate must show their NBSAT admit card to the regulator prior to beginning the NBSAT entrance exam. Candidates must also present a valid original ID card in addition to their admit card. The NBSAT admit card includes information such as the candidate’s name, photo, test date, and instructions for the exam date.

NBSAT 2023 Results 

The results for 2023 are presented by Narayana Business School as a merit list. Aspirants can only access the results in an online manner by going to the official website. To download their scorecard, candidates must log in with their NBSAT credentials.

The institute will start determining the selection criteria for group discussion (GD) and personal interviews after the release of the results. Those who pass the entrance exam will receive an invitation to the GD and PI rounds.

How to Check Results?

Candidates can download the scorecard by referring to the instructions below:

Step 1 – Visit the Narayana Business School (NBS) Official Website –

Step 2 – Click on the NBSAT 2023 Result/Scorecard tab.

Step 3 – Enter your login information such as username and password.

Step 4 – Review your NBSAT Scorecard and click on the Downloads tab.

Step 5 – Print your NBSAT 2023 scorecard for future reference.

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Details on the Scorecard

The scorecard contains the following details:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate NBSAT Registration Number
  • Section score
  • NBSAT Total Score
  • Result status 

Selection Process

On the basis of their aggregate exam score, candidates will be shortlisted for the subsequent admissions process, which entails GD and PI. Based on their combined exam score, the cutoff for shortlisting is determined separately for each MBA/PGDM programme.

Students can refer to the below-given evaluation criteria. 

NBSAT Score (out of 100, scale down to 50 marks)50
Academic Performance & Prior Work Experience20
Group Discussion (GD) score 15
Personal Interview score 15
Total score 100

Merit lists and waitlists will be displayed on the official website of Narayana Business School (NBS). A waitlist will depend upon the vacant seats available if any. 

The candidates should know that it is mandatory to attend GD-PI for admission to all PG programs. Only candidates who attend the NBSAT+GD-PI will be considered eligible for final merit/waiting/rejection list preparation. Candidates who miss any of the components/tests will not be able to participate in the selection process.

Important Points to Remember 

The candidates applying for the NBSAT 2023 must keep in mind the below points: 

  • Candidates must register online by 10:45 am. Students should use their User ID, password and identity verification to register.
  • No candidates will be allowed to show up after 11:00 am.
  • The exam time is 120 minutes (11:00 am to 1:00 pm).
  • The NBSAT examination admissions will automatically end at 1:00 pm. 
  • No additional hours will be awarded to candidates under any circumstances.
  • Candidates who use unfair means will be disqualified from consideration for admission and will be ineligible to obtain NBSAT scores.


How can a student apply for the NBSAT exam?

Candidates willing to apply for the Narayana Business School Admission Test (NBSAT) have to visit the official website of the Narayana Business School. The students can fill out the application form online by submitting all the details required. Students are also required to pay INR 1000 as an application fee in online mode only through credit/debit card or internet banking. 

Do students also need to have any work experience to apply for this NBSAT exam?

It is not mandatory for the students to have any specific work experience, but it will favour the candidate if they have any prior work experience. 

What is the NBSAT exam for?

The Narayana Business School Admission Test (NBSAT) is conducted by the Narayana Business School (NBS) for admissions to their PGDM/MBA programmes. It is a common two-hour entrance exam which can be taken from home as it is a proctored online test. 

In this blog, we have discussed all the important details of the Narayana Business School Admission Test (NBSAT) 2023. We hope that this blog answered all your doubts about NBSAT 2023. The candidates who are interested in the Narayana Business School Admission Test (NBSAT) will find this blog useful and we hope that they can use it to commence their application process. 

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