MBA / PGPM / PhD Program

  1. 1. I wish to do MBA/PGPM/Ph.D (Full Time/Part Time) program at IBS? What is the Admission Process?

    All the students who wish to pursue MBA/PGPM/Ph.D program have to appear for IBSAT-2016 scheduled in the month of December 2016 or can apply with a valid GMAT (from 2014 onwards) / CAT 2016 / NMAT by GMAC™ 2016 score.

    The students who are shortlisted based on IBSAT-2016 / GMAT (from 2014 onwards) / CAT 2016 / NMAT by GMAC™ 2016 score will be called for selection process at IBS Hyderabad.

    MBA / PGPM : 17 – 26 February, 2017

    Ph.D applicants: IBS Alumni/M.Phil degree holders/candidates qualified in UGC Net 2016 are exempted from IBSAT 2016. These candidates have to submit the relevant certificates for verification.

  2. 2. Where do I purchase the Application Voucher (IBSAT 2016 Bulletin)?

    Application Voucher (IBSAT 2016 Bulletin) may be purchased either through Online or Offline mode as follows.

    The cost of the Application Voucher (IBSAT 2016 Bulletin) is Rs 1800/-.



    • Offline Application Vouchers are available at
    • On purchase of Application Voucher you will receive a scratch card containing application number and password.
  3. 3. What is the procedure after the purchase of Application Voucher (IBSAT 2016 Bulletin)?

    • Candidates have to download the instructions for filling the online application form.The application guidelines are available on the link ibsindia.org/application-guidelines
    • Candidates have to log in with application number as login id and password using the link ibsindia.org/ibsat2016 and fill the application form.
    • For Offline applicants, the application number and the password are available on the scratch card.
    • For Online applicants, upon successful payment (Rs.1800), candidates will receive a mail giving details of application number and password.
    • IBSAT 2016 Bulletin will be dispatched to the candidates within seven days from the date of filling the online application form.
  4. 4. Where can I get information on Programs and Admission Process of IBS?

    The details are available on the website www.ibsindia.org. On filling the online application, you will receive a copy of the IBSAT bulletin containing all the details about the institution, programs and processes. It will be sent within seven days from the date of filling the online application form.

  5. 5. Is there any management quota of seats available?

    There is no management quota or NRI quota.

  6. Schedule

  7. 6. Schedule for Admissions 2017
    Application Submission July 01, 2016 – December 9,2016
    IBSAT 2016 Test dates December 16, 2016 – December 27, 2016
    IBSAT 2016 Result January 06, 2017
    Selection Briefings January 20 – January 30, 2017
    Selection Process MBA : February 17–26, 2017
    PhD : March 18-20,2017
  8. IBSAT Test:

  9. 7. Is IBSAT 2016 a common entrance for all programs of IBS?

    IBSAT is conducted every year for admission to the following Programs:

    • 2-year MBA program at IBS Hyderabad.
    • 4-year Ph. D program (Full Time) at IBS Hyderabad
    • 4-year Ph. D program (Part Time) at IBS Hyderabad
    • 2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) at 6 IBS campuses - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune
    • 2 Year MBA program of IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur
  10. 8. When is the last date for applying for IBSAT?
  11. The last date for applying for IBSAT 2016 is December 9, 2016.

  12. 9. When is the last date for applying with CAT/ GMAT / NMAT score?

    The last date for applying with CAT / GMAT / NMAT by GMAC™ score is January 31, 2017.

  13. 10. My CAT / GMAT / NMAT test results will be announced only in January 2017. Can I still apply?

    Yes, you have to apply before January 31, 2017. However, you have provision to update your scores online on or before January 31, 2017. On updation of scores, Selection
    process call letter will be issued in the month of January 2017.

  14. 11. When will the IBSAT 2016 results be declared?

    The IBSAT 2016 results will be declared on January 06, 2017.

  15. Eligibility

  16. 12. Programs & Eligibility

    ** Applicants should have studied in English Medium. Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium have to submit the TOEFL/NELTS/IELTS score by May 31, 2017.

    ** MBA / PGPM applicants should have minimum 15 years of education (10+2+3 or 10+2+4).

    ** Candidates in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for MBA / PGPM programs,provided they complete their graduation requirements including Practical examinations / viva /assignments before May 31, 2017 and submit proof of graduation by November 01, 2017.

  17. Selection Briefings

  18. 13. What is Selection Briefings?

    The selection briefings are a series of focused seminars to provide the candidate an insight into Programs and processes at IBS.

    Selection Briefings will be conducted at 40 locations from Jan 20 – Jan 30, 2017.

  19. 14. When is the selection process conducted?

    Selection process for the MBA / PGPM Program will be conducted at Hyderabad campus from February 17-26, 2017.

    Selection process for the Ph.D Program will be conducted at Hyderabad campus from

  20. 15. What does the selection process comprises of?

    The selection process comprises of the following stages:

    • Registration
    • Briefing
    • Group Discussion
    • Personal interview
  21. Fee Structure

  22. 16. What is the fee structure for the programs at IBS?

    • In addition, students have to pay Rs.10,000 as refundable Caution Deposit with the first installment of Tuition Fee.
    • The candidates selected for the MBA program of IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur who hail from the respective state will be awarded fee concession of Rs.50,000. The fee concession will be given in five equal installments. The students have to produce a domicile certificate from the Tahsildar / MRO /
      Municipality Office. The complete details will be given in student handbook.
  23. Will the students be provided with the Laptops?

    No, Laptops are not provided to students. The students are expected to bring their own Laptops when reporting at the campus.

  24. Accommodation

  25. 17. Is hostel accommodation available for the students?
    • Hostel facility is not available at IBS campuses (except at IBS Hyderabad). However campus administration will assist the students in getting a suitable off campus accommodation near by the campus. The living expenses in these cities vary from Rs 5,000 – Rs 10,000 per month.
    • At IBS Hyderabad

    • The MBA program : Residential program. The students will be allotted non-A/c Single rooms with common wash room facility. The accommodation and mess expenses have to be borne by the student.
    • Ph.D (Full Time) : Single accommodation will be provided. Married students may opt to stay outside the campus.
  26. Educational Loan:

  27. 18. Is there any financial assistance for IBS Programs?

    The candidates selected for IBS Programs avail educational loans from Public / Private Sector Banks. The maximum loan amount provided by the bank is Rs.10 to 15 Lakhs for programs in India. The loan amount will be disbursed by the bank as per the fee schedule.

    The list of banks where the students have availed educational loans in the past are:

    Private Sector Banks & Financial Institutions

    • HDFC Bank
    • CREDILLA Financial Services
    • AVANSE Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
    • Axis Bank

    Public Sector Banks

    • State Bank of India
    • Punjab National Bank
    • Andhra Bank
    • Oriental Bank of Commerce
    • Bank of Baroda
    • Canara Bank
    • Corporation Bank
    • Syndicate Bank
    • Central Bank of India
    • State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
    • State Bank of Hyderabad
    • Bank of Maharashtra
    • Bank of India
    • UCO Bank
    • Allahabad Bank
  28. IBS has entered into MOUs with the following financial institutions:

    • CREDILLA Financial Services
    • AVANSE Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
  29. 19. In cases of any queries or assistance with bank loans you may contact:

    Dr. P Venkateswarlu
    Financial Aid Cell

  30. Contact

  31. 20. In case of queries on MBA / PGPM program whom do I contact?

    For any queries on MBA / PGPM, you may contact on the following address, email and telephone numbers:

    Admissions Officer
    IBS Admissions Office

    Plot no 65, Ground Floor, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta

    Hyderabad - 500 082, Telangana, India.

    + 91-40-2344 0963

    1800 425 55 66 77


  32. 21. In case of queries on Ph.D Program whom do I contact?

    For any queries on Ph.D Program, you may contact the following person:

    Dr. Sindhuja Menon


Weightages for different components in the admission process (Class of 2019)

The weightage allotted to different components in the selection process are as follows:

Criteria Weightage (%)
Past Academic Record

X 10

XII 15

Graduation 25

Group discussion 25
Interview 25
Total score 100

Extra weightage for Girls : To improve the ratio and to encourage more girls to take admission in IBS, 5 marks will be added to all the girl candidates before preparing the merit list.