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ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test 2016

ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test (IBSAT) is a yearly exam conducted for admissions to MBA/PGPM Program conducted by the ICFAI University. The IBSAT 2016 scores will be accepted at the ICFAI’s Business Schools all over India - IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses and PhD Program (full-time/part time) at IBS Hyderabad Campus.

The IBSAT 2016 will be conducted from Dec 16, 2016 To Dec 27, 2016. It is an aptitude test conducted by the ICFAI University Group, for students seeking admission into its management programs. It is a two hour Computer-based Test (CBT) conducted across 95 test centers all over India.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Eligibility:

For the 2 year Management Program - 

Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks (as calculated by respective University) with medium of instruction as English.
Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2017.
Applicants 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 May 31, 2017. The admission will remain provisional until they produce marks sheets and degree certificates establishing their eligibility. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2017.


For the PhD Program -

Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English and Post-Graduation in Management (full time with specialization in Marketing/ Finance/ Human Resource Management / Operations from an UGC approved University) with 60% and above marks OR
Post-Graduation (full time) in Economics/Commerce/Psychology/Sociology/Public Administration/Statistics/Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a recognized University in India or abroad with 60% and above marks OR
A Professional qualification like CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS with 60% and above marks.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Exam Pattern:

Test Duration & Pattern – IBSAT 2016 :

Section Number of Question Time Duration
 Verbal Ability 50 2 hours
 Reading Comprehension 25
 Quantitative Aptitude 25
 Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 25


AIMA–MAT 2016 Note:

GMAT® scores (from 2014 onwards), NMAT by GMACTM 2016 and CAT 2016 scores are also accepted in place of IBSAT 2016. Candidates with GMAT®, NMAT by GMACTM or CAT scores are exempted from IBSAT 2016.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Selection Process:

Candidates who have qualified based on IBSAT 2016/ GMAT® (2014 onwards) / NMAT by GMACTM 2016/ CAT 2016 score are called for the selection process at IBS Hyderabad in February 2017. The selection process comprises of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Venue of the exam:

Across test centers in India.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Fee Details:

Application Fee: Rs.1800/-
The fee for the MBA program at IBS Hyderabad campus is Rs.6.25 lakhs per annum.
The fee for the MBA program at IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur campuses is Rs.2.55 lakhs per annum.
The fee for the PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses is Rs.3.63 lakhs per annum.


AIMA–MAT 2016 How to Apply: Interested candidates must apply online.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Important Dates:

 IBSAT 2016 Application  July 01, 2016 To Dec 09, 2016
 IBSAT 2016 Test Dates  Dec 16, 2016 To Dec 27, 2016
 IBSAT 2016 Result  January 06, 2017
 Selection Briefings  January 20-January 30, 2017 in 40 cities
 Selection Process  MBA/PGPM Program: February 17-26, 2017 at IBS Hyderabad


AIMA–MAT 2016 Website: www.ibsindia.org


Radhika Kulkarni
Counseling Psychologist