IBSAT is the gateway to the nine IBS campuses in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Pune, Dehradun and Jaipur. The IBSAT exam is a computer based test conducted during a 16 day window during December 15- 30 every year. This 120 minute exam does not have negative marking for incorrect answers.

IBSAT has 140 questions distributed across 4 sections detailed below. There is no sectional cut-off and no sectional time limit in this exam.


Number of Questions

Verbal Ability


Reading Comprehension


Quantitative Aptitude


Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation



Application Submission: 5th Aug ‘15 - 30th Nov ‘15

IBSAT 2015 Test dates: 12th Dec ‘15 - 23rd Dec ‘15

IBSAT 2015 Result: 19th January ‘16

Selection Process MBA : 18th February - 26th February, ‘16


Application Fees
The cost of the Application Voucher (IBSAT 2015 Bulletin) is Rs 1600/-.
Application Voucher (IBSAT 2015 Bulletin) may be purchased either through Online or Offline mode


The IBSAT exam is of well-balanced difficulty level with about 25% easy question, 25% moderate questions and 50% difficult questions. Since the exam allows the candidate to switch between the sections, it makes it possible for the candidates to maximise their score by attempting more questions from their area of comfort.

The exam tests the students mostly on the following topics:

  • Verbal Ability : Synonyms/Antonyms, Word relation, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/one word substitute, fill in the blanks, Jumbled Sentences, Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude : Number System, Probability, Geometry and Mensuration & Data sufficiency


With 140 questions to be answered in 120 minutes, IBSAT is purely a test of speed. Since there is no negative marking, a candidate should not refrain from approximation and logical guesswork. No restraint on switching between the sections allows the candidate to spend more time on the section of his/her interest in order to maximise the marks. This is the best strategy to follow since there are no sectional cut-offs.

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