IBSAT 2022: Application Form (Out), Exam Date (Released), Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

IBSAT 2022 national mock test window has been extended till November 15. Candidates can appear for the IBSAT mock test online at ibsindia.org. IBSAT 2022 exam will be held on December 24 and on December 25 in CBT mode. Earlier, autorities have begun the IBSAT 2022 registration online. Candidates desiring to take admission to the MBA/PGDM program of IBS 9 campuses must appear for the IBSAT 2022 exam to appear for the admission process. IBSAT 2022 registration will end on December 16, 2022. Candidates must ensure to fulfil the prescribed IBSAT eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. 

What is IBSAT?

IBS Aptitude Test or IBSAT is a national level entrance exam conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (a deemed to be University) for admission to MBA/PGPM programmes.  IBSAT scores are accepted by nine ICFAI Business Schools (IBS), namely IBS Hyderabad, IBS Mumbai, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Pune, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Jaipur and IBS Dehradun. IBSAT is a two-hour Computer-based test (CBT) comprising multiple-choice questions. IBSAT is a computer-based test that is generally conducted over a window of two days in December. Qualified candidates will have to first attend a selection briefing round and then appear for the final selection rounds, including Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round.

IBSAT Exam 2022 Highlights

IBSAT exam is conducted once a year in online mode. The table below brings some quick facts about the exam.

Exam nameICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 
Conducting bodyICFAI Foundation For Higher Education (a deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC act 1956)
IBSAT 2022 convening bodyICFAI Business School
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration120 minutes
SyllabusVerbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
Exam Pattern140 questions in MCQ format
Exam FeesINR 1,800
Number of Applications Received Approx 25,000 in the previous years
Exam purposeAdmission into 9 Campuses of ICFAI Business School (IBS) in Hyderabad, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune & Mumbai
Course/s offeredMBA/PGPM
Exam Helpdesk No.040-23440963 
Exam Website


IBSAT Application Form 2022

The first step of the admission process begins with filling out the IBSAT 2022 application form. Candidates need to fill the application form within the slated time, as there would not be any provision for submitting the IBSAT 2022 application forms beyond the deadline. IBS aspirants will be able to apply for the IBSAT 2022 exam online. The application process will start with the creation of login ID and password and end with payment of application fee of INR 1800. IBSAT is conducted in multiple test cities across the country. 

IBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

 Candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to apply for the IBSAT 2022 exam: 

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum 50 per cent aggregate 
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation need to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score 
  • Applicants in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply  
  • Candidates with a valid score of GMATCAT and NMAT by GMAC need not appear for IBSAT and can apply for direct admission 

IBSAT Exam 2022 Dates and Events

Find below the tentative dates of IBSAT 2022 for the important events in the table below.

EventsDatesSalient Features
IBSAT notification release


The notification mentions the complete schedule for IBSAT exam
IBSAT 2022 registration starts


The registration process commenced online and can be done through the official website
Last date of application


Candidates cannot apply beyond this date
IBSAT mock test 2022

10-Aug to 15-Nov-2022

Candidates must appear for the national mock test to familiarise themselves with the exam pattern
IBSAT 2022 admit card downloadThird week of December 2022Candidates will be able to download the admit card online by logging in through application credentials
IBSAT 2022

24-Dec and 25-Dec-2022

Exam will be Computer Based Test
Result declarationLast week of December 2022IBSAT scorecards will be available on the official website
Selection briefingsSecond week of January to Third week of January 2023IBS conducts selection briefings for shortlisted students regarding GD-PI and admission 
Selection processThird week of February 2023 onwards GD-PI rounds are conducted for shortlisted candidates
Selection process ResultFirst week of March 2023Candidates who will appear for the GD/PI rounds can check their result online
IBSAT 2022 selection process registration for 8 IBS campusesMarch 2023Candidates having valid score in IBSAT or any other entrance examination (2020 onwards) will be able to register for the IBS campuses selection process. 
Selection processSecond week of April 2023Registered candidates will have to appear offline for the GD/PI rounds

IBSAT Syllabus 2022

IBS does not prescribe the exact syllabus for IBSAT 2022. However, based on the previous year question papers the topics for IBSAT 2022 syllabus is similar to that of CAT. IBSAT 2022 syllabus will be divided into four sections. To ace the exam candidates must know the important topics for IBSAT 2022. 

IBSAT Exam Pattern 2022

IBSAT 2022 exam pattern prescribes the sections, time limit and a number of questions in a question paper. As per the exam pattern of IBSAT 2022 the question paper will be divided into four sections. There will be no sectional time limit and candidates will be able to switch between sections as per their preference. IBSAT 2022 exam will be conducted for a duration of 120 minutes.

IBSAT 2022 Preparation Tips

IBSAT is a speed-based test and students need to solve 140 questions within two hours. Keeping this in mind, candidates should chalk out an IBSAT preparation timeline to cover essential topics from the syllabus. Also, they need to shortlist and refer to the best books for IBSAT preparation, five-year IBSAT sample papers and online mock tests. They must follow the below-mentioned tips while preparing for IBSAT 2022:

1. Allot three to four months to cover the IBSAT syllabus

2. Analyse self-preparation level through practice of IBSAT sample papers

3. Read each topic included in the IBSAT syllabus and simultaneously create short notes on each topic to revise them from time to time

4. Rather than randomly preparing the topics, follow a systematic plan to complete the IBSAT syllabus

5. Discuss all the doubts with peer members to clarify them and also help others in the group to clarify their doubts as well

IBSAT 2022 Admit Card

Authorities will release the IBSAT admit card soon after the registration process is over. Candidates who will have registered for the entrance exam will be able to download the admit card when released. The IBSAT 2022 admit card is expected to release week prior to the date of examination. Candidates will be able to download the hall ticket online only.

IBSAT Question Paper 2022

Candidates preparing for the IBSAT exam must download the question paper to know the exam pattern, syllabus and difficulty level over past years. IBSAT question paper helps candidates in assessing their preparation level and improves their speed and accuracy within the exam duration.

IBSAT Result 2022

IBSAT 2022 scorecard is released on the official website. In order to check the scorecard and download IBSAT 2022 result, test-takers need to log in using the hall ticket number, registration number and date of birth. Based on the scores obtained by the test takers, they will be called for successive rounds.

Based on the performance in IBSAT 2022, shortlisted candidates have to appear for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. In these rounds, candidates are judged on the basis of their optimistic outlook, leadership qualities and negotiation skills.

IBSAT Cutoff 2022

IBSAT 2022 cutoff will be released soon after the declaration of result. Candidates meeting the IBSAT cutoff 2022 will be shortlisted for the GD-PI rounds on the basis of which final admissions will be granted to the students. As per the previous year’s cutoff, the IBSAT cutoff for IBS Hyderabad is expected to be 72-78. IBSAT cutoff 2022 will be released across 8 IBS campuses- Hyderabad, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.