Programs Offered

1. What are the programs offered by IBS?

IBS offers the following Programs:

  • 2-year MBA program at IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur.
  • 4-year Ph. D program (Full Time/Part Time) at IBS Hyderabad
  • 2-year PGPM (Postgraduate Program in Management) at 6 IBS campuses – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune

2. What is the eligibility criterion for IBS programs?

For MBA/PGPM program

  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks (as calculated by respective University) with medium of instruction as English. All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2021.
  • 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, 2020.The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2021.

For Ph.D Program in Management (Full Time / Part Time)

  • 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 55% and above marks or
  • Postgraduation (full-time) in Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics and Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a UGC recognized university in India or abroad with 55% and above marks. Candidates who are offered admission are required to undertake the first year MBA courses as a prerequisite to continue in the PhD program or
  • A Professional qualification like CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS with 55% and above marks.

For Ph.D Program in Economics (Full Time)

  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English and
  • Postgraduation (full-time)in Economics or allied discipline with 55% and above marks All applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of regular education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis).
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2021.
  • Applicants who have completed their Graduation/ Post Graduation on part time, distance mode or online mode are not eligible for PhD program of IBS Hyderabad

Application Process

How to apply for the programs of IBS?

The candidates who wish to pursue MBA/PGPM/PhD program have to appear for IBSAT2020 Test scheduled in the month of December 2020 or can apply with scores from 2018 onwards of GMAT®/CAT/ NMAT by GMACTM.

Ph.D applicants: IBS Alumni/M.Phil degree holders/candidates qualified in UGC Net are exempted from IBSAT 2020. However they have to attend the selection process scheduled in March 2021. These candidates have to submit the relevant certificates for verification.

IBSAT 2020 Test

1. Where do I get the IBSAT 2020 Application?

IBSAT 2020 Application is available Online and Offline



  • Offline Applications are available at IBS Marketing Branches – For nearest branches you may visit the website
  • On purchase of application form you will receive a scratch card containing application number and password.

2.What is the cost of the Application?

The application cost is Rs.1800/-

3. Is IBSAT 2020 Test a common entrance for all programs of IBS?

Yes. IBSAT is conducted every year for admission to all programs of IBS at 95 test centers all over India. It is 2hr computer based test. IBSAT 2020 test is scheduled from December 26-27, 2020.

4.What is the pattern of IBSAT test or it is similar to the CAT or the GMAT®?

IBSAT is an aptitude test. The duration of the exam is two hours. The paper is divided into four sections Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation.

IBSAT paper has 140 questions in total which are multiple choice questions

Verbal Ability : 50
Reading Comprehension : 30
Quantitative Aptitude : 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation : 30

5.Will you provide any Mock Tests?

Yes. Mock Tests will be provided for the candidates to familiarize with IBSAT 2020 test. These mock tests will be available on from September 2020 onwards.

6.What is the last date for applying for IBSAT 2020?

The last date for applying for IBSAT 2020 is December 16, 2020.

7. What is the last date for applying with CAT/ GMAT®/ NMAT by GMACTM score?

The last date for applying with CAT / GMAT / NMAT by GMAC™ score is January 31, 2021.

8. My CAT / GMAT / NMAT test results will be announced only in January 2020. Can I still apply?

Yes, you have to apply before January 31, 2021. However, you have provision to update your scores online on or before January 31, 2021. On updation of scores, Selection process call letter will be issued in the month of January 2021.

9. When will the IBSAT 2020 results be declared?

The IBSAT 2020 results will be declared in the first week of January, 2021.

Fee Structure

What is the fee structure of IBS programs?

MBA / PGPM Program:

  • IBS Hyderabad: Rs. 7,02,000/- per annum.
  • IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur: Rs. 2,83,500/- per annum.
  • IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Kolkata, IBS Pune : Rs.4,00,500/- per annum.
  • 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 domicile certificate from the Tahsildar/MRO/ Municipality Office. The complete details will be given in student handbook.

PH.D Program:

  • PhD Program: Rs. 1.2 Lakhs per annum.
  • Full Time PhD students have to pay only Rs. 40,000 towards admission fee. They get full waiver of tuition fee of Rs. 60,000 per semester for 8 semesters subject to academic performance.

Credentials /Recognition

Does AICTE/UGC recognize IBS programs?

  • IBS Hyderabad is a constituent of IFHE (ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education), a Deemed –to-be- University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956
  • IBS Dehradun & IBS Jaipur campuses are recognized by UGC & their respective State Legislatures.
  • IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai, IBS Pune are independent professional institutes offers PGPM. They are neither affiliated to nor are off-campus centers of any university

Selection Briefings & Selection Process

1.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 9 – 17, 2021.

2.When is the selection process conducted?

MBA Program
Candidates qualified based on IBSAT2020/ CAT/GMAT®/NMAT by GMACTM are called for the Selection process at IBS Hyderabad campus scheduled from February / March 2021.

Ph.D Program
Candidates qualified based on IBSAT2020/ CAT/GMAT®/NMAT by GMACTM are called for the Selection process at IBS Hyderabad campus scheduled from month of March 2021

3.What does the selection process comprises of?

  • Group Discussion
  • Personal interview


Is hostel accommodation available for the students?

Hostel facility is available at IBS Hyderabad and IBS Jaipur only.

The MBA program at IBS Hyderabad is a fully 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.

At IBS Jaipur

Hostel facility is available at IBS Jaipur campus. The accommodation & mess charges have to be borne by the student.
Hostel facility is not available at other IBS campuses. However the campus administration will assist the students in getting a suitable off campus accommodation nearby the respective campus. The living expenses in these cities vary from Rs 10,000 – Rs 15,000 per month.

Educational Loan

Is there any financial assistance for IBS Programs?

The candidates selected for IBS Programs avail educational loans from Public / Private Sector Banks.

IBS has entered into MOUs with the following financial institutions:

  • Eduvanz Financing Pvt. Ltd
  • AVANSE Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Auxilo Finserve Pvt. Ltd.


Is placements guaranteed to IBS students?

IBS believes that the entire placement exercise is a collaborative effort between IBS and the students. While it provides guidance and support through an extensive network with potential employers, the students have the responsibility of putting in the maximum possible efforts to obtain suitable placements.

IBS has an impeccable track record of achieving good placements year on year. The best companies visit the campus every year. Placements for the year 2020 details visit



For any queries on IBSAT2020, 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.
Phone : 040-23440963
Toll Free No : 1800 425 55 66 77
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