IBSAT Cut off 2023: Check Category wise IBSAT Cut off Marks Here!

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2024 ( IBSAT )

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IBSAT 2023 cut off will be declared by IBS Hyderabad for GD-PI. In order to get shortlisted for the next rounds of the IBS selection process, all the test takers need to clear IBSAT 2023 cut-off levels. Without qualifying the minimum cut off marks published by respective IBS campuses, no test taker will be allowed to take admission in any of the MBA programmes offered at various campuses of IBS University.

After meeting the IBSAT 2023 cut off percentile, test takers get selected for the next round of the IBS admission process which is the— Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Post the GD-PI rounds, few candidates get shortlisted for the counselling process and thereby make it to the merit list. Thus, the final selection of candidates is completely based on the marks secured by the candidates in the IBSAT entrance test as well as GD and PI rounds.

IBSAT Cut Off 2023

The minimum cut–off scores for getting a GD/PI call scheduled at IBS Hyderabad is given below:

The minimum cut–off score for INR 2 lakh  scholarship eligibility criteria is

  • CAT – Top 75 candidates with a minimum score of 90 percentile and above
  • XAT – Top 25 candidates with a minimum score of 80 percentile and above
  • GMAT TM – Top 25 candidates with a minimum score of 550 and above
  • NMAT by GMAC TM – Top 100 candidates with a minimum score of 225 and above

Factors Determining IBSAT Cut-Off 2023

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education declares the IBSAT 2023 results along with score and percentile. The admission cut off is decided on the basis of the following parameters:

  • Total number of candidates appearing in the IBSAT 2023 exam
  • The overall difficulty level in IBSAT exam 2023
  • Total number of seats available at the institute

Note: Apart from the overall IBSAT cut-offs 2023, many of the IBSAT accepting colleges also consider IBSAT sectional score cut-offs.

Q:   What factors determine the IBSAT cutoff?

A:

The IBSAT 2023 results are declared along with the score and percentile. The IBS admission cut off is decided on the basis of three parameters:
1. The total number of candidates appearing in the IBSAT 2023 exam. The more the number of candidates, the higher the cut off will be.
2. The overall difficulty level in the IBSAT exam 2023. If the exam is difficult, the cut off will be lower.
3. The total number of seats available at the institute. The fewer the seats, the higher the cut off will be.
In addition to the overall IBSAT cut-offs 2023, many of the IBSAT accepting colleges also consider IBSAT sectional score cut-offs. This means that candidates must score a minimum in each section of the exam in order to be considered for admission.
For example, the IBSAT sectional cut-off for the Quant section may be 33%, while the sectional cut-off for the Verbal section may be 25%. This means that a candidate must score at least 33% in the Quant section and 25% in the Verbal section in order to be considered for admission.
The IBSAT cut offs are released by each institute separately. Candidates can check the cut offs on the official website of the institute.

 

Q:   How is IBSAT final merit list prepared?

A:

IBSAT final merit list is prepared on considering the following parameters- Group Discussion, Personal Interview and past academic records and weightage. Check the table below to know the criterias:

Components 

Weightage 

Group Discussion (GD) 

25% 

Personal Interview (PI) 

25% 

Previous Academic Records 

50%

Only candidates who will qualify the above criterias, will be offered final admission to MBA/PGDM programme of applied IBS campuses. IBSAT 2023 selection process result will be announced tentatively in April 2024.

 

IBSAT 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IBSAT 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Dec '24

IBSAT 2024 Result

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List of Colleges Accepting IBSAT Score 2023

The participating Institutes of IBSAT declares the IBSAT cut off for the current year. The cut-offs are published on the official website of respective participating institutes. Check the names of the participating institutes below:

IBSAT Accepting Colleges
IBS Mumbai IBS Hyderabad
IBS Bengaluru IBS Gurgaon
IBS Ahmedabad IBS Dehradun
IBS Jaipur IBS Pune
IBS Kolkata  

Selection Briefing through IBSAT 2023

The candidates appearing for IBSAT 2023 can crack the exam and cross the cut-offs for the selection-briefing round as well.

IBSAT Selection Process

  1. On the basis of IBSAT 2023 cutoffs, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection briefings
  2. The selection briefings comprise a series of focused seminars. The aim of these seminars is to provide the candidate with an insight into programmes and processes at IBS.
  3. The process of selection briefings is conducted online.
  4. Candidates qualified based on IBSAT 2023 cut-offs and other popular MBA entrance exams such as CAT/ GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC cut-offs are also called for the selection process at IBS Hyderabad campus
  5. The final selection process for admission to ICFAI Business consists of Group Discussion and Personal Interview

Step by Step Stages of IBS Selection Rounds

  1. Slot Booking- As mentioned above, candidates meeting IBSAT 2023 cut off marks need to book their slots to receive a call for successive rounds of IBS admission process. Slot booking requires candidates to book a slot (time, date and city) on the IBS website for a selection briefing. Allotment of the venue is based on the availability of slots thus, it is recommended that students book their slots at the earliest.
  2. Selection Briefings- The institute conducts selection briefing in 54 locations. In the selection briefing, the candidates are introduced to the institute and its culture.
  3. GD-PI Rounds- Post selection briefing, candidates need to visit IBS Hyderabad for the GD-PI rounds. In the GD round, a group of 8-10 candidates is given a topic to discuss and express their point of view precisely on the topic. In the PI round, members of the selection committee interview the shortlisted candidates. In PI, the focus is on evaluating the candidate’s general knowledge, communication skills, clarity of thought and expression.

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  1. Final Merit List- The final merit list will be prepared based on each candidate’s performance in IBSAT (or CAT/GMAT/NMAT), GD-PI and past academic performances.

Q:   What does IBSAT selection process comprise of?

A:

IBSAT selection process comprises of two rounds:

  1. Group Discussion (GD): In this round, a group consisting of 8-10 candidates is created. Then they are given some topics or case study to discuss for 15-20 minutes. This is done to test the leadership and negotiation skills of candidates. To excel in this round, candidates should read current affairs, newspapers and business magazines regularly. 
  2. Personal Interview (PI): Those who have successfully cleared the GD round are called for PI round. This PI round judges your communications skills, confidence, business aptitude and general attitude. Candidates should remain cool and calm during this final round. 

Candidates who will qualify the IBSAT or any other national level entrance exam will have to appear for the IBS selection rounds which will be conducted in February/March 2024. 

 

Q:   How to prepare for GDPI? Which are the best MBA colleges of IBSAT?

A:
Top colleges in IBSAT are: 1. IBS Business School – Hyderabad. 2. IBS Business School – Dehradun. 3. IBS Business School – Pune. 4. IBS Business School – Gurgaon. 5. IBS Business School – Bangalore. Group Discussion: You should be updated about current affairs, international events, issues affecting India and the world, etc. so that you can put forward your opinion and views when asked. You need to have patience and effective listening skills to respond effectively in a group discussion. Remember the interview panel consists of people from college management who are sitting down only to reject candidates and sort the final admission list quickly. So, even a slight mistake can cost you heavily. Personal Interview (PI): 1. Introduce yourself in a very brief and formal way. 2. Limit introduction to entirely yourself. DO NOT speak about parents, siblings and family, unless asked by the interviewer. 3. Give straight and simple answers to the questions asked by the interviewer. 4. Answer in small sentences. 5. To the point and precise answers are far better than beating around the bush. 6. Don’t try be aggressive, overconfident. And definitely, DO NOT try to impress the panel by using some cheesy mugged up lines. It won't work. 7. Dress formally.
 

IBSAT 2023 Merit List

IBSAT 2023 final merit list will be released only after the conduct of GD-PI rounds or the final selection process. Based on the performance of the candidate in the IBSAT 2022, and performance in selection rounds, a separate merit list will be prepared by each institution. A merit position, sectional score and overall marks will be mentioned on the candidates' IBSAT scorecard. In case two candidates score equal marks, the inter-se-merit will be prepared. The merit list can be accessed on the University website.

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FAQs on IBSAT Cut Offs

Check below the frequently asked questions on IBSAT cut-off

Q:   What is the expected cut-off of IBSAT for IBS Hyderabad and Mumbai campus?

A:
ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad releases the IBSAT cutoff along with the declaration of results. The minimum required IBSAT cutoff scores for getting a GD/PI call scheduled at IBS Hyderabad is given below: 1. CAT & XAT 60 percentile and above 2. GMAT 500 + 3. NMAT by GMACTM 150+ The minimum cutoff score for INR 2 Lacs scholarship eligibility criteria is 1. CAT Top 75 candidates with a minimum score of 90 percentile and above 2. XAT Top 25 candidates with a minimum score of 80 percentile and above 3. GMAT TM Top 25 candidates with a minimum score of 550 and above 4. NMAT by GMAC TM Top 100 candidates with a minimum score of 225 and above. Candidates will be able to check the updates cutoff score on release of the IBSAT score. The IBSAT 2023 results are expected to be announced in last week of December 2023.
 

Q:   What is the admission process through the IBSAT exam?

A:

The admission process through IBSAT exam at ICFAI Business School (IBS) typically involves several steps. Here's a an overview:

1. Fulfill IBSAT Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the minimum eligibility criteria set by IBS to appear for IBSAT, which may include a bachelor's degree or equivalent, a competitive entrance exam score (such as CAT/GMAT/NMAT/IBSAT), and a minimum prescribed percentage in your undergraduate studies.

2. IBS Aptitude Test: Depending on the specific IBS campus you are applying to, you may need to take an entrance exam such as CAT, GMAT, NMAT by GMAC, or IBSAT. Check the specific requirements for the campus you are interested in.

3. Application: Complete the online IBSAT 2023 application form provided by IBS, providing your personal details, academic background, entrance exam scores, and other required information. You may also need to submit essays, recommendation letters, and a resume.

4. IBS Selection Process: Shortlisted candidates are called for a selection process, which includes group discussion (GD) and  personal interview (PI) rounds. These interactions assess your communication skills, knowledge, leadership potential, and suitability for the MBA program.

5. Final Selection: After evaluating the performance in the selection process, IBS makes the final selection decisions. Successful candidates are then offered admission to the MBA program.

 

Q:   Which colleges take admission through IBSAT scores?

A:
IBS Aptitude Test also known as IBSAT is conducted for admission to MBA? PGDM programs of IBS nine campuses. Candidates having valid score in CAT/MAT/XAT/SNAP/NMAT/GMAT/MAH CET or any other state-level entrance examination are exempted from taking the IBSAT exam. Colleges accepting the IBSAT scores are the IBS nine campuses itself. Check the list of nine IBS campuses below: 1. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad 2. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Ahmedabad 3. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Mumbai 4. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Dehradun 5. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Kolkata 6. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Bangalore 7. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Gurgaon 8. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Pune 9. ICFAI Business School, Jaipur.
 

Q:   How to download IBSAT scorecard?

A:

IBSAT 2023 scorecard will be released tentatively in last week of December 2023. Only candidates who will appear for the IBSAT exam scheduled to be held in last week of December 2023 will be able to download scorecard by referring the steps mentioned below:

Step 1- Visit the official website of ICFAI Business School

Step 2- Click on the tab ‘IBSAT 2023 results’ in the notification bar

Step 3- New window will open for IBSAT 2023 results

Step 4- Enter your login credentials:

  • Application Number
  • Password

Step 5- Click on the 'Login' button to get your result

Step 6- Download and take a printout of IBSAT scorecard

 

Q:   What are the details mentioned on the IBSAT scorecard?

A:

The ICFAI Business School (IBS) releases the IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) scorecard online. On release of the IBSAT 2023 results, candidates must check for the following details mentioned on the scorecard:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Candidate’s Roll Number

  • Registration/ Application Number

  • IBSAT Total Marks

  • IBSAT Score 2023

  • Cutoff details
  • Candidate’s Photograph

  • Candidate’s Signature

IBSAT 2023 results will be announced tentatively in last week of December 2023. Candidates who will appear for the exam will be able to download the scorecard online. Candidates must ensure to check the details mentioned on the IBSAT 2023 scorecard before taking the print out.

 

Q:   What after IBSAT results?

A:

IBSAT 2023 results were announced on December 28, 2024. Candidates who will qualify the IBSAT exam or have qualified the CAT (2021 onwards), XAT (2021 onwards), NMAT by GMAC (2021 onwards) or any other national level or state-level entrance examination will have to appear for the following rounds:

  1. Selection Briefing: In this stae authorities introduces candidates to programs and IBS admission process. Candidates must appear for the IBSAT selection briefing round as per given time and date.
  2. Group Discussion: Soon after the selection briefing roun, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the IBS selection rounds- Group discussion and personal interview. In this round, a group consisting of 8-10 candidates is created. Then they are given some topics or case study to discuss for 15-20 minutes. This is done to test the leadership and negotiation skills of candidates. To excel in this round, candidates should read current affairs, newspapers and business magazines regularly. 
  3. Personal Interview: Those who will successfully clear the GD round are called for PI round. This PI round judges candidate's communications skills, confidence, business aptitude and general attitude. Candidates should remain cool and calm during this final round. 
 

Q:   Can you list Group Discussion topics asked in IBSAT selection rounds.

A:

IBSAT Group Discussion round is usually conducted for a duration of 20-25 minutes. Candidats in a group will be given a topic to discuss. The panel member will judge the candidates on the basis of their communication, non verbal and knowledge skills. Some of the IBSAT Group Dicussion topics are:

Current Affairs

  • Importance of Statue of Unity
  • Citizenship Amendment Act - What and Why
  • How will the Abrogation of Article 370 improve the situation in Kashmir  

Business and Economy  

  • Will reduced Goods & Services Tax (GST) help the Indian economy in growing faster?  
  • Cashless Economy – Is India ready for it?  
  • How can we control banking frauds to reduce NPAs?  

Social Issues 

  • Success of Swachh Bharat Mission  
  • Rural vs Urban India  
  • Environment and us  

Abstract Topics  

  • Self Motivation  
  • First impression is the last impression  
  • Ethics or Profit?
 

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