HBSAT 2020 – Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) conducts Hyderabad Business School Admission Test (HBSAT) 2020. The test is conducted every year to offer admission to MBA program. Students who have given MAT / GMAT / CAT / XAT / ATMA / NMAT are exempted from HBSAT 2020 exam. Aspirants need to register for the test online at ghbs.in. Those who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are eligible to apply for this test. Candidates are shortlisted for admission on the basis of their performance in the test/ national level score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience, and finally GD/ PI. You can read more details on GITAM HBSAT 2020 from this page.
Admission in Hyderabad Business School is a three-step process. Candidates who qualify the written test are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The final selection of the candidate is based on the aggregate of all three rounds. Check the schedule for HBSAT 2020 from the table below.
|HBSAT 2020||Dates (Expected)|
|Application form for HBSAT 2020 is released on||Sep 2019|
|HBSAT 2020 exam date||Last week of Dec 2019|
|Result of HBSAT 2020 will be announced||Dates not yet declared|
Courses Offered at GITAM HBS
The candidates are offered admission in MBA (Dula Specialization) and Executive MBA at GITAM HBS. The Institute offers specialization in the following courses:
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Marketing Management
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Business Analytics
HBSAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Candidates must check the exam pattern of HBSAT 2020 to get a rough idea about the duration of the exam, type of questions to be asked and the marking scheme.
- Duration: The entrance exam is of 1 hour 30 minutes
- Mode of Exam: Online (computer-based test)
- Total number of questions: There are a total of 100 number of MCQ type questions
- Marking Scheme: For a correct answer, candidates get 01 marks and there shall be no negative marking for an incorrect answer.
- Sections: There is a total number of 5 sections in HBSAT which are Data sufficiency; Mathematical Ability; Communication and Business Ability; English and lastly Reasoning.
Candidates can check the distribution of questions in each section from the table below.
|Name of the section||Number of Marks|
|Communication and Business Ability||20|
HBSAT 2020 Syllabus
The candidate must go through the syllabus before starting to prepare for the exam. The HBSAT Syllabus is divided into five sections as follows –
|Data Sufficiency||Mathematics||Communication & Business Aptitude||English||Reasoning|
|Data Interpretation||Profit, Loss and Discount||Strong & Weak arguments||Reading comprehension||Critical Reasoning|
|Data Sufficiency||Percentage||Statements Assumptions||Sentence jumble||Number series|
|–||Pipes and Cisterns||Statements & Inferences||Grammar||Letter series|
|–||Partnership||Logical sequence of words||Sentence completion||Series missing number|
|–||Time and Work||Analogies||Word usage||Odd one out|
|–||Time, Speed and Distances||Verbal classification||Synonyms||Blood relation|
|–||Average||Syllogism||Idioms and phrases||Clock|
|–||Age||Logical deduction||Cloze test||Matrix cubes|
|–||Ratio and proportion||Course of Action||Antonym||Coding-Decoding|
|–||Circular track||Causes and Effects||Analogy||Direction and distance test|
|–||Compound Interest||–||Homophones||Ranking test|
|–||Relative speed||–||Confusable||Sitting, Liner and Matrix Arrangements|
|–||Simple Interest||–||Migratory words||Mathematical puzzles|
|–||Algebra||–||Phrasal words||Venn Diagram|
Books for HBSAT 2020 Preparation
It is important that the aspirants must prepare from books that are highly recommended by the experts over the years. Given below is the list of few books which you can refer to prepare for HBSAT.
|RS Agarwal||Quantitative Aptitude||Buy Here|
|RS Agarwal||Reasoning||Buy Here|
|M.tyra||Magical book on quicker||Buy Here|
HBSAT 2020 Preparation Tips
Studying at Big Prestigious University is a dream of every student who wants to pursue Postgraduate MBA programs. HBSAT is one of the most important exams to enter the room of your dreams. All it needs is a candidate with clear aim, determination, will power and focus.
Some of the toppers of HBSAT and other similar exam states that stress and pressure cannot be avoided as it is the Byproduct of competitive exams. They mentioned that a month before the HBSAT you will feel yourself on brink of a nervous breakdown. However, Practice is the only key to crack the mind puzzle and smart solving skills is one of the another technique to crack the Hyderabad Business School Admission Test. Here are the few tips shared by some of the genius students –
- Start Preparing well in Advance – If you think that you’re weak in any particular section then don’t worry but please hurry up! Start your preparation in advance so as to avoid last moment traffic in your head.
- Understand the exam pattern and prioritize according to your skills.
- Do not refer too many books. It is better to follow one good book from a well-known author rather than referring to many books for the same section.
- Give as many as possible Mock Tests and analyze your performance in every section.
- Don’t be shy! Do not keep your doubts till you. share them and get it cleared.
- Make a study plan and follow it regularly- Remember, your biggest tool is consistency.
- Clear your concepts and practice shortcuts techniques of solving questions.
- Keep a holistic approach. Do not leave things for tomorrow.
HBSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
It is important that the candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria before they proceed to apply for HBSAT 2020. The eligibility criteria for this entrance exam is given below:
- Should have completed Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline by obtaining a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
- Also, candidates should have completed the higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent.
- Those who are appearing in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent are also eligible to apply for HBSAT 2020. However, such candidates need to furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by August 20, 2020.
HBSAT 2020 Application Form
The application form for HBSAT 2020 is released in both online and offline mode. In order to apply online, the candidates need to register at the official website of the Institute. In the online application, aspirants need to fill in details like personal information, educational qualifications, etc. For offline application, candidates need to download the HBSAT Application Form, take a print out of it and submit the form by post.
In order to submit the online/ offline application form for HBSAT 2020, the aspirants shall have to pay the below-given amount of the application fee:
- Rs. 700/-
Mode of payment: Candidates can pay the application fee by online mode using Credit card/ Debit card/ Netbanking in case of online application and by demand draft in case of offline application.
Document Required for HBSAT Application Form 2020
Aspirants require the following list of documents at the time of filling in details in HBSAT Application Form:
- Class 10th mark sheet
- Class 10th certificate
- Class 12th mark sheet and certificate
- Bachelor’s degree mark sheet
- Scorecard of national level test, if applicable
- Scanned image of candidate’s photo and signature
- A valid Email id
- An active mobile number
HBSAT 2020 Test Center
Last year, HBSAT was conducted at the 06 test cities across India. It is expected that HBSAT 2020 will be conducted at the following test cities:
HBSAT 2020 Admit Card
GHBS shall send the admit card for HBSAT 2020 at the candidate’s registered email id. It is issued to only those candidates who successfully submit the HBSAT Application Form Candidates must download and take a print out of the HBSAT 2020 Admit Card. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the hard copy of the admit card on the day of the test. It contains detail like the candidate’s name, date of birth, category, exam date, timings, address of the test centre, etc. Along with the HBSAT 2020 Hall ticket, candidates also need to carry a valid id proof.
HBSAT 2020 Selection Criteria
The candidates are shortlisted for admission in GITAM Hyderabad Business School for MBA Dual Specialization on the basis of the following criterion:
- HBSAT 2020 or MAT / GMAT / CAT / XAT / ATMA / NMAT
- Educational background marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience is also considered for shortlisting the candidates
- In the last stage, shortlisted candidates are called for group discussion and personal interview.
HBSAT 2020 Result
The result for HBSAT 2020 is declared online at the Institute’s official website. It is released in the form of a scorecard at the candidate login. To check the HBSAT 2020 Result, candidates need to log in by entering the necessary details. After the result for the online tets is releases, the candidates on the basis of their performance in the test, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience are then shortlisted to appear for GD-PI.
HBSAT 2020 Group Discussion and Personal Interview
The Group discussion and Personal Interview (GD-PI) round takes place on the same day. The selected candidates are called and evaluated on the basis of the qualitative, communication and managerial skills. Candidates who fail to clear GD-PI are terminated from the admission process. As the college is looking for managerial skills, candidates must show positive and leadership qualities to get selected. Students who will clear this round get admission to HBS.
HBSAT 2020 Fee Structure
Candidates can check the previous year’s fee structure for MBA Admission in GITAM HBS from the table below.
|Fee Component||1st Year||2nd Year||Total Rs.|
|On registration day before commencement|
of classes i.e, June / July 2019
|June / July / 2019 – Journal Fee||300/-||–||–|
|July / 2020 – Journal Fee||–||300/-||–|
|3,60,300/-||3,60,300/-||7,20,600/- (May Vary)|
GITAM HBS MBA Placement
GITAM HBS has an impeccable record of placement for an MBA. In the year 2019, 96% of students were placed in well-reputed companies and the highest package was 16.05 Lakh. Likewise, in the year 2018, the highest package was 12.00 Lakhs and about 90% of students were placed. Some of the companies visiting the campus for recruitment are PUMA, Blue Star, KPMG, Amazon, Axis Bank, and many more.
About Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM)
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) was established in 1980. The university offers more than 100 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral levels in Technology, Pharmacy, Science, Management, International Business, Architecture and Law. University is established on the principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Visakhapatnam is the main-campus of GITAM. The University is recognized by UGC – MHRD as category – 1 deemed to be University.
HBSAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The following are the list of questions that pop up in every candidate mind-
Q) What are the academic qualifications needed to apply for HBSAT 2020?
A) Candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s degree to apply for HBSAT 2020. A minimum of three year education after 12th grade is compulsory. Any bachelor’s program of less than 3 years is not acceptable.
Q) Does Hyderabad Business School accepts other exam scores such as CAT, MAT, etc.?
A) Yes! Students who have given MAT / GMAT / CAT / XAT / ATMA / NMAT are exempted from HBSAT 2020 exam. Their selection will be based on the above-written exam scores. Entrance Test of HBS is compulsory only for those who have not attempted any of these exams and willing to take admission in MBA program of GITAM
Q) Is there any negative marking in HBSAT?
A) No. There is no negative marking.
Q) What is the fees of application form?
A) It is expected to be Rs. 700/-
Q) I’m in the last semester of my Bachelor’s degree. Can I apply for HBSAT?
A) Yes, candidates who are in the last year of bachelor’s program are eligible to apply for HBSAT 2020. They have to provide the full eligibility certificate by the month of August. Failing to do so will lead to cancellation of their candidature.
Official Website: ghbs.in
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