ICFAI University Hyderabad has released the complete IBSAT 2022 schedule and admission process for MBA admission 2023 in all the 9 ICFAI institutes. ICFAI was the first to announce the schedule of its MBA entrance exam -IBSAT 2022 as early as on July 1, 2022 while the schedule of other top MBA entrance exams for admission 2023 was announced in August. The IBSAT 2022 registration process has started from July 1, 2022 and the exam is scheduled in the 4th week of December 2022.

All the ICFAI B-Schools will accept IBSAT 2022 score for admission 2023. Apart from IBSAT, the other important exams accepted by the ICFAI B-schools for admission 2023 include CAT (2020 onwards), XAT (2020 Onwards), NMAT by GMAC (2020 onwards), GMAT. You can register and apply online or offline for admission 2023 through IBSAT with a fee of Rs.1800/-    

ICFAI Hyderabad will conduct IBSAT 2022 Exam in the 4th week of December 2022 for admission to MBA programmes offered at 9 IBS Institutes affiliated to ICFAI University.  IBSAT 2022 registration and application process is open from July 1.

IBSAT 2022 exam will be held as computer based online test and has a moderate difficulty level. Going by the past trends, the expected cut off for admission in top IBSAT score accepting B-School – ICFAI Hyderabad may not go very high.

As revealed in the IBSAT Exam details, the IBSAT Full Form is ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test. IBSAT conducting ICFAI Foundation will confirm the IBSAT exam details with testing mode in advance. IBSAT Entrance Exam 2022 will be conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University) and the exam will have a test duration of 2 hours. Exam vouchers to apply for IBSAT are made available at all the IBS Marketing offices across the country by paying the fee in cash apart from the online application submission facility.    

Table of Contents

  1. What is IBSAT?
  2. IBSAT 2022 Highlights
  3. IBSAT 2022 Important Dates  
  4. IBSAT Exam Pattern 2022  
  5. IBSAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  6. IBSAT Registration 2022
  7. IBSAT Syllabus 2022
  8. IBSAT 2022 Preparation
  9. IBSAT 2022 Admit Card: When and How to Download?
  10. IBSAT Exam Day Guide
  11. IBSAT 2022 Score Accepting MBA Colleges
  12. IBSAT Cutoff 2022 for MBA Admission 2023
  13. IBSAT 2022 Selection Process and Criteria for MBA Admission 2023
  14. IBSAT 2022 Results
  15. IBSAT 2022 FAQs  

1. What is IBSAT? Key Points to Note

  1. IBSAT is an Online Aptitude Test Conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education (A Deemed To Be University Under Section 3 Of UGC Act 1956), For Students Seeking Admission To The MBA / PhD Programs of IBS Hyderabad, MBA Program At IBS Hyderabad (Off Campus) At Bangalore, and all other 8 ICFAI business schools
  2. IBSAT is A Computer Based Test (CBT) And Consists of Multiple Choice Questions.
  3. IBSAT is of 2 Hours Duration and is aimed at testing the Applicant’s Ability in Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Data Adequacy, Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning And Reading Comprehension.
  4. CAT/XAT/NMAT by GMAC Scores (From 2020 Onwards)/GMAT ® scores are also accepted in Place of IBSAT 2022 for MBA admission 2023 at ICFAI Business Schools.
  5. Apart from ICFAI Hyderabad, IBS Bangalore (IFHE Off-Campus), ICFAI Dehradun;  ICFAI University, Jaipur; IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai And IBS Pune will accept these exam scores for Admission to their respective MBA and PGPM programs

2. IBSAT 2022 Highlights 
With the release of IBSAT Notification, the first notification of any MBA entrance exam to be conducted in 2022 at All India level for MBA admission 2023, the registration process is also opened for IBSAT 2022. One of the important but an easier MBA entrance exam – IBSAT has following key highlights:

IBSAT Conducting BodyICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University)
IBSAT Exam Date 20224th Week of December 2022
Number of MBA colleges under IBSAT9
Mode of ExamOnline computer based test of 2 hours duration
IBSAT Entrance Exam Application FeeRs.1800/-
IBSAT Full FormICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
Total Questions in IBSAT 2022140
Sectional Division of IBSAT Exam 20224 Sections on VA, RC, QA, DADI
Number of questions in Each SectionVA-50; RC-30; QA-30; DA&DI-30
Type of Questions in IBSAT 2022MCQs
IBSAT 2022 Scoring Pattern+1 Mark for Correct answer, No negative marking
IBSAT Exam Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Importance of Taking IBSAT 2022 examOffers Admission opportunity in 9 ICFAI B-schools
IBSAT exam application processOnline & Offline

IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2022 has a 2 day test window. Some of the candidates will be allotted day one of IBSAT Exam date 2022 while others will be allotted Day 2. The last date to apply for IBSAT is 3rd week of December 2022.

3. IBSAT 2022 Important Dates 

The IBSAT 2022 important dates and IBSAT exam 2022 Schedule, eligibility, last date to apply, last date to download admit card, exam date and other IBSAT exam details are as under:

IBSAT 2022 Exam DatesIBSAT Exam 2022 Date
Registration Start DateJuly 1, 2022
Last Date to Apply December 3rd week, 2022
Admit card Download start dateDecember 3rd Week, 2022
Last Date for Admit Card downloadDecember 2022, 4th week (Applicable IBSAT exam date)
IBSAT Exam DateDecember 2022 4th Week
IBSAT Result DateJanuary 1st week 2023
IBSAT Score Card Download DateJanuary 1st week 2023 onwards
Selection Briefings (Start-End Dates)January 2nd week, 2023
Last date to apply for IBS admission with CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT scoreJanuary last week, 2023
Selection Process for MBA/PGDM (Start-End Dates)February to March 2023

4. IBSAT Exam Pattern 2022
IBSAT exam pattern 2022 remains an Online Computer Based Test of 2 hours duration and is scheduled in a testing window of  2 days in December 2022. The IBSAT question Paper is divided into four sections – Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation.  Total number of questions in the exam are 140. All the questions are of MCQ type.

4.1 IBSAT 2022 Exam Pattern: Sectional Composition
Section-wise split of IBSAT 2022 question paper is as under:  

IBSAT Exam ComponentNumber of Questions
Verbal Ability    50
Reading Comprehension30
Quantitative Aptitude   30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation30

5. IBSAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Key points in IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2022 for IBSAT 2022 Exam are:

6. IBSAT Registration 2022: Dates & Process
IBSAT 2022 Registration process is open till December third week 2022 with a registration fee of Rs.1800/-. The registration process is online as well as offline. Key Dates for IBSAT Registration 2022 and Registration Fee are shared below:

IBSAT Registration 2022 ComponentDates & Details
IBSAT Registration 2022 Process Start DateJuly 1, 2022
IBSAT 2022 Registration Process End dateDecember 3rd week, 2022
IBSAT Online Registration AvailabilityAvailable
IBSAT Offline Registration AvailabilityAvailable
IBSAT Registration FeeINR 1800

6.1 How to Login to Complete IBSAT Application Form 2022?

7. IBSAT Syllabus 2022  

The IBSAT preparation should be done as per the IBSAT syllabus. The IBSAT syllabus consists of all important topics in 4 sections of the online test. The exam is divided into Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency sections. Verbal Ability in IBSAT commands higher weightage than any of the three sections. The IBSAT exam Syllabus covers all the key topics in each of the four sections but the test questions are of moderate difficulty level.

8. IBSAT 2022 Preparation
Comparatively an easy exam, IBSAT 2022 preparation is based on your good understanding of English Language, Grammar, Vocabulary, Usage, Composition (RC Passage solving skills), good practice on Mathematics especially Arithmetic and Data Interpretation skills.

The IBSAT preparation 2022 can be done easily with other exams and if you are a working professional, you do not need to apply for long leave for IBSAT 2022 Preparation.

8.1 IBSAT 2022 Preparation Books
Best books for IBSAT exam preparation 2022 are

8.2 IBSAT 2022 Mock Test for IBSAT Preparation
IBSAT exam 2022 for MBA Admission 2023 in 9 ICFAI B-Schools, will be preceded by an IBSAT Mock Test 2022. It is a ‘National Mock Test’ to provide opportunity to the applicants to practice for actual IBSAT 2022 exam. An IBSAT 2022 Mock Test with important instructions will be released on IBSAT website for the benefit of the candidates to become familiar with the newly introduced proctored test.   

8.3 IBSAT 2022 Preparation Tips
Following are some of the IBSAT 2022 preparation tips to guide you on how you should complete your IBSAT 2022 exam preparation: 

9. IBSAT 2022 Admit Card: When and How to Download?

IBSAT 2022 Hall ticket will be released by ICFAI Foundation in December 2022, third week. The Login window for IBSAT 2022 Admit card will close on the last day of IBSAT 2022 exam. IBSAT 2022 Login should be used to view and download IBSAT Admit Card. Please note that you must download the IBSAT Hall ticket directly from official IBSAT website as no hard copy of the IBSAT admit card will be sent to you. 

10. IBSAT Exam Day Guide

11. IBSAT 2022 Score Accepting MBA Colleges
IBSAT score will be accepted for MBA admission 2023 by 9 ICFAI Business Schools (IBS) located at Hyderabad, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (IFHE Off-Campus), Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. All the 9 campuses of ICFAI business schools will accept IBSAT 2022 score for MBA admission 2023  

11.1 Programmes Offered at ICFAI B-schools
Following MBA/PGPM and Ph.D Programs are offered at the 9 campuses of IBS:

11.2 IBSAT 2022 Accepting Colleges: Key Highlights
Shared below are the details of each of the nine IBSAT 2022 score accepting MBA colleges

ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad
IBS Hyderabad was established in 1995. It is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), which was declared a deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The programs offered at IBS Hyderabad are: Two year full time MBA program and PhD program.

ICFAI Business School (IBS) Dehradun
IBS Dehradun is a constituent of the ICFAI University, Dehradun. ICFAI University, Dehradun is established through an Act of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand and is recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. IBS Dehradun offers the MBA program.

ICFAI Business School (IBS) Jaipur
IBS Jaipur is a constituent of the ICFAI University, Jaipur. The ICFAI University, Jaipur has been notified by the Government of Rajasthan (Act No. 20 of 2011). IBS Jaipur offers the MBA program.

Other ICFAI Business School (IBS) Campuses 
Other IBS campuses are located at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (IFHE off campus), Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. They offer two-year, full-time Management Programs to prepare the students and equip them for successful corporate careers.

In case of any additional programme launched by these ICFAI Business Schools, ICFAI Foundation will release a list of programmes and MBA colleges accepting IBSAT score on its official website. Those who wish to pursue MBA/PGPM/PhD program from one of the ICFAI B-schools, should appear for IBSAT 2022. The registration and Application process for IBSAT 2022 is open from July to December 2022 at the IBSAT 2022 website. You can apply for admission to ICFAI Business Schools (IBS B-schools) through IBSAT 2022 or with scores from 2020 onwards of CAT/XAT/NMAT by GMAC and GMAT

12. Expected IBSAT Cutoff 2022 for MBA Admission 2023
The Expected IBSAT 2022 exam cut offs for MBA admission 2023 in ICFAI B-schools are likely to remain as under:

MBA collegeExpected Cut off percentile
IBS (ICFAI B-school), Hyderabad75-80
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Mumbai70-75
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Gurgaon67-70
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Bengaluru (IFHE off campus)65-68
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Pune62-64
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Ahmedabad60-62
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Kolkata58-60
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Dehradun55-58
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Jaipur54-57

13. IBSAT 2022 Selection Process and Criteria for MBA Admission 2023
IBSAT 2022 Selection Process for MBA admission 2023 consists of five steps:

13.1 IBSAT Final Selection Process: Components and Weightages
IBSAT final selection process comprises Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The admission offer is based on following components.The weightage allotted to different components in the selection process are as follows.

Component of IBSAT selection ProcessWeightage Percent
Class 10 Marks10%
Class 12 Marks15%
Graduation Marks25%
Group Discussion25%
Personal Interview25%
Total Score100%

14. IBSAT 2022 Results
ICFAI Foundation will release the IBSAT 2022 Result in January first week 2023. Most likely IBSAT 2022 result will be declared on January 5 or 6, 2023. ICFAI Foundation may release the IBSAT 2022 exam result much before the pre announced result date.

The IBSAT Result trends show that IBSAT Result is declared in the forenoon and the IBSAT 2022 score card will be available for download from official IBSAT website after the IBSAT Result is declared by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), a Deemed University

14.1 How to Download IBSAT 2022 score card?

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