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ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT-2012)

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 16 Dec 2007 20 Nov 2007

Exam Details:

IBSAT-2007, the Common Aptitude Test for the Programs of Icfai Business School (IBS) namely the 2-year MBA Program at all campuses and the 1-year Executive PG Program at Hyderabad.


IBSAT is based on GMAT format with multiple choice questions and tests the applicant’s abilities in quantitative techniques, data adequacy, vocabulary, writing skills, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

                                                ICFAI Business School


IBSAT- 2007 Test Date: December 16, 2007 (Sunday)

Time: 9.30 am – 12.00 noon 
Reporting Time: 8.30 am at Test Center


109 Test Centers all over India

The applicants can choose any one of the test centers available for IBSAT® 2007. The list of all the 109 test centers is provided on page 6. Please note that requests for change of test center will not be entertained under normal circumstances. In the event of not having enough seats at the requested test center, applicants will be allotted the nearest alternative center, under intimation to them through e-mail. IBS HQ Admissions department reserves the right to add or delete a few test centers depending upon the situation. The same will be intimated on www.ibsindia.org/ibsat for the benefit of applicants.


Selection Briefings at 40 cities in Jan 2008

IBS conducts the selection briefings for the benefit of those students, who are invited to attend the interviews, at 40 cities across the country during January 2008, to clarify various aspects relating to the interview process, financial aid and placements at IBS. All shortlisted applicants are invited to attend these selection briefings along with their parents. The schedule and venues of the selection briefings will be intimated later.


Interviews at Hyderabad in Feb 2008

The applicants shortlisted on the basis of their performance in IBSAT® 2007/GMAT® score will be called for participation in the interview by IBS between February 4-18, 2008. The interview process for each applicant will be completed in one day. However applicants who opt for both programs (based on 3 years of work experience) will be required to attend interviews on two consecutive days. The interview call letters will be mailed by IBS on or before January 03, 2008.


E-Mail: All applicants are mandatorily required to indicate their e-mail ID, as all important information relating to IBSAT® 2007 will be intimated to the applicants by e-mail.


Similarly all applicants are required to send their letters/ correspondence by e-mail only to: ibsat@ibsindia.org clearly indicating their names and Application Number of IBSAT® 2007.


Strict ban against Canvassing/Recommendations:  All admissions are strictly based on merit only. There is no NRI quota or management quota or any other quota. Hence, the students and their parents are strictly advised not to resort to any canvassing, directly or indirectly, to support their applications. Canvassing in any form is strictly prohibited and will be considered as a serious disqualification.


·          To know more about ICFAI MBA Program Click here


·          To know more about ICFAI Executive PG Program Click here


For MBA Program (2008-10): A bachelor’s degree from any discipline, with 50% and above aggregate marks.


For Executive PG Program (2008-09): A bachelor’s degree from any discipline, with 50% and above aggregate marks with 3 years or more of executive level work experience after graduation. Age should be more than 25 years as on April 01, 2008.


Applicants who have work experience of 3 years and above: Such applicants are eligible to apply for both 2-year MBA Program and 1-year Executive PG Program, by indicating their choice for ‘Both’ under item 5(c) of the OMR Application Form. They will be considered for both the programs. If they are selected for both programs, they can decide at that stage which program they wish to join.


Hence such applicants with executive level work experience of 3 years and above are advised to keep both options open and mark item 5(c) in the OMR Application Form.


Applicants with the following qualifications and 3 years plus executive level work experience are exempted from IBSAT.

·          Professional qualifications like CFA, CA, CWA & C.S.

·          PG qualifications from reputed institutions like IITs / IISc / BITS / NIT / ISI, etc.

·          Legal professionals who have qualified from NLSUI, NALSAR and other National Law Schools offering 5 year law programs.

·          Any other PG Program from reputed institutions in India / abroad.


All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of formal schooling (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis) by April 30, 2008. Applicants who have completed their graduation on a one-time sitting basis or on a 2-year basis are not eligible.


Students in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements including practical examinations/viva/assignments before April 30, 2008. Such applicants will have to produce a certificate to that effect at the time of admission. For any extension of this deadline, the applicants should apply separately, giving the schedule of their graduation examination. Extension may be granted on the basis of the circumstances of the case. The admission of applicants will, however, remain provisional until they produce marksheets and a degree certificate establishing their eligibility. The last date for submitting the proof of graduation transcripts is October 01, 2008, failing which the provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled.


To know more about the IBSAT Eligibility Click here for ICFAI University Regulations.


Selection Process: The selection process comprises of IBSAT® and interviews. Applicants are required to appear and qualify the IBSAT® 2007. Alternatively, GMAT® scores are also accepted by IBS. The GMAT® code number of IBS is 7061. The applicants short-listed on the basis of their performance in the IBSAT® 2007/GMAT® score are called for the interviews. The students shortlisted for interviews will be supplied with a copy of the prospectus and the application material.

How To Apply:

All applicants are advised to adhere to the last date prescribed for the submission of the application form so that necessary arrangements can be made for conducting IBSAT® 2007. Please submit the Application Form as early as possible to improve the chances of getting the test center of your choice.


The filled in OMR Application Form should be sent to the Admissions Officer, through speed post or courier, at the following address.


The Admissions Officer
IBS HQ Admissions Department, 13/17, Nagarjuna Hills
Punjagutta, Hyderabad -500082.
Tel: 040-23435301-305

Fax: 040-23435325/26.
E-mail : ibsat@ibsindia.org


Click here to Read Guidlines to filled the OMR Application Form



Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): Applicants with GMAT scores are not required to apply through the OMR Application Form. Instead they are required to download the Personal Data Form (PDF) from the website (or request PDF from Admissions Department, Hyderabad), complete the same, attach the GMAT® score report and send it to the Admissions Officer, IBS HQ Admissions Department, #13/17, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-500082 on or before December 20, 2007.


Online Registration: Applicants interested in registering for the IBSAT® 2007 can fill up the online Registration Form available at www.ibsindia.org/ibsat and make payment of Rs.1,000 towards cost of IBSAT® 2007 Bulletin, using credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Citibank Card) through secure internet payment gateway and the Bulletin will be sent to them.


Click here for Online Registration


Applicants registering online should attach their scanned color photograph along with the online application.


Download of Application Form: Alternatively, applicants may download the Application Form, complete it and send it to The Admissions Officer, IBS HQ Admissions Department, 13/17, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500082 along with demand draft for Rs.1,000 towards cost of IBSAT® 2007 Bulletin, (demand draft should be drawn in favor of "Icfai Common Fund A/c IBSAT 2007" payable at Hyderabad) and the same will be sent to them.


Online Admit Card: All applicants who have submitted their filled in Application Form for IBSAT® 2007 are eligible to download Online Admit Cards. Students can download their Admit Cards from www.ibsindia.org/ibsat, using the application number and date of birth as user name and password respectively from November 20, 2007 onwards. The online admit card will carry the photo, name, address, roll number of the applicant, and the test date, timings and details of the test center. No hard copies of Admit Cards will be sent. The admit card is not transferable. Impersonation is a punishable offence under law.


To know ICFAI Centers for Prospectus and Counselling Click here

Important Dates:

·          Last date for receipt of completed Application Form is November 20, 2007.

·          Online Admit Cards: From November 20, 2007 onwards at www.ibsindia.org/ibsat (No hard copies will be mailed)

·          IBSAT® 2007 Test Date: December 16, 2007 (Sunday)

o         Time: 9.30 am – 12.00 noon 

o         Reporting Time: 8.30 am at Test Center

·          Dispatch of Interview call letters: January 03, 2008

·          Interviews & Admission Decision: February 4-18, 2008

·          Commencement of Classes:

o         MBA Program:

§          Preparatory Classes: April 15, 2008

§          Regular Classes: June 02, 2008

o         Executive PG Program:

§          Regular Classes: May 01, 2008 


To know more about IBSAT 2007 test Click here

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