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HBSAT 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

The dates for Aptitude Test (HBSAT) 2023 will be announced soon, the application form is available on the official website. It is a management entry test administered by Gitam University’s Hyderabad Business School for admission to the postgraduate management department.

In 2009, GITAM Hyderabad Business School under GITAM University was founded as a business school (Deemed). HBSAT 2023 is an entrance exam administered once a year at the national level. A 2 year MBA course fee of INR 7,20,600/- will be charged at the GITAM Hyderabad Business School.

HBSAT 2023 Overview

Name of ExamHyderabad Business School Aptitude Test
Short FormHBSAT
Conducted ByGITAM Hyderabad Business School
Exam LevelNational
Exam CategoryPostgraduate (PG)
Examination ModeOnline i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Exam LanguageEnglish
Exam Duration90 Minutes
Official Websitewww.ghbs.in
Helpdesk[email protected] +91 9542424254, 8333922781 /82 /83 /84

HBSAT 2023 Exam Dates

Enrollment is a three-step procedure at the Hyderabad Business School. For the group discussion and personal interview applicants who qualify the written exam are called. The student’s final selection shall be based on an aggregate of all three rounds. In the table below, you can find the timeline for HBSAT 2023.

EventDate (Phase – I)Date (Phase – II)
Availability of online Application FormTo be notifiedApril 2023
Last date of submission of online application formTo be notifiedMay 2023
Availability of Admit CardTo be notifiedMay 2023
Date of 2023To be notifiedJune 2023
Declaration of ResultTo be notifiedJuly 2023

HBSAT 2023 Application Form

The HBSAT 2023 application form is published online mode. To apply online, applicants must login on the Institute’s official website. Candidates have to fill in information like personal details, educational credentials, etc. in the online application.

What To Keep Ready before filling the form of HBSAT 2023

  • Applicants must remember to keep information and documentation ready when filling out the HBSAT 2023 application form. This will guarantee that no hitches are faced by the applicants when filling out the HBSAT application form.
  • Net banking/credit card/debit card details.
  • A scanned photograph in compliance with the authorities’ requirements.
  • The student’s scanned signature as per the stated requirements.
  • Educational certificates of class 10th, 12th, and graduation

Web Browser Required to Fill HBSAT

To prevent any technical problem, applicants must use the following web browser to fill out the HBSAT 2023 application form:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  • Google chrome 3.0

How to Apply for HBSAT 2023?

There are two applicable HBSAT 2023 modes. Information of the registration in both modes are described below.

Online Mode:

  • First of all, applicants have to visit Gitam Hyderabad Business School’s official website.
  • Applicants must fill in the application form with all correct information such as their name, father’s name, date of birth, etc.
  • You can upload your scanned documents in the specified format and pay the registration fee online.
  • The applicants must apply the application form after payment of the application fee.

Offline Mode:

  • Candidates receive the registration form by downloading it from the official website in offline mode.
  • You need to fill out all the correct and full information in the application form and pay the application fee and send the registration form to the given address:

Coordinator – Admissions, GITAM Hyderabad Business School, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Rudraram, Patancheru Mandal, Sangareddy Dist. – 502329, Telangana India.

Application Fee

The applicants must pay the following sums of the application fee to apply for HBSAT 2023 online application form:

  • Rs. 700/-

Payment Mode: Applicants can pay the application fee using the online mode via Credit Card/Debit Card/Netbanking.

Document Required for HBSAT Application Form 2023

At the time of filling in the information of the HBSAT Application Form, candidates need the following list of documents:

  • Class 10th certificate 
  • Class 12th mark sheet and certificate 
  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • Scorecard of national level test, if applicable
  • Bachelor’s degree mark sheet 
  • Scanned image of candidate’s photo and signature
  • An active mobile number 
  • A valid Email id 

Relevant Links
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HBSAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Applicants seeking admission to Hyderabad Business School need to review the eligibility requirements provided by GITAM University for HBSAT 2023, as it is the governing body. The eligibility criteria usually comprise of the academic qualifications, the minimum aggregate percentage for admission and other entry tests at the national level approved for admission by the University.

  • Nationality: HBSAT can be attempted by both Indian and foreign nationals. It is only via the GMAT ranking that international and NRI applicants will have to apply.
  • Age Limit: There is no upper age requirement for HBSAT applications.
  • Education: Students applying for GHBS MBA admission must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognised university with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate marks. And must have passed 10+2 or equivalent, with a minimum of 50 percent marks, from a recognised university.
EducationPassed Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum of aggregate 50% marks
Age LimitNo Age Limit

HBSAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Referring to the exam pattern of HBSAT 2023, the exam will comprise of four parts and the length of the exam is 90 minutes. Overall, HBSAT 2023 will have 100 questions. The sectional composition of each section is provided here.

  • Exam Mode: HBSAT 2023 will be conducted Online Computer-based Test (CBT) on January 2023.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Exam Duration: The time provided to finish the exam will be 90 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: For every right answer 1 mark will be provided, there is no provision of negative marking.
  • Medium: The question paper will be in English.
SectionsNo. of questions
English language30
Quantitative Aptitude30
Reasoning and Intelligence20
Data Interpretation20

HBSAT 2023 Syllabus

As per the syllabus provided by the authority, candidates who wish to score better scores in the entrance examination must plan for the entrance examination. In order to get details related to the syllabus, candidates can reference to the official site.

To achieve higher marks, candidates should train themselves for the following topics:


Verbal ReasoningSyllogismsJumbled paragraphs
Sentence completionSentence correctionForeign language words used in English
Fill in the BlanksIdioms and AnalogiesSame word, different usage
One word substitutionAntonyms and SynonymsContextual usage

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

GeometryNumber SystemHCF & LCM
AlgebraRatios and ProportionWork and Time
Percentages & AveragesProfit & LossIn-equations, Quadratic and Linear equations
Geometric ProgressionPartnership (Accounts)Time-Speed-Distance
Line GraphsBar graphsPie charts/ Tabular data

Reasoning and Intelligence

Coding & DecodingMulti-dimensional arrangementsBlood Relations
Visual ReasoningCourse of ActionCritical Reasoning
Pie ChartGraphs representing AreaCalendars
ArrangementFamily treeStatement Conclusions
Strong Arguments and Weak ArgumentsNumeric gridColumn graphs

HBSAT 2023 Preparation Tips

A dream for every applicant who wants to pursue postgraduate MBA programs is studying at Major Prestigious University. One of the most essential examinations for entering the room of your dreams is HBSAT. All it takes is an applicant with a specific goal, commitment, strength and focus

  • A few of the HBSAT and other similar test toppers note that tension and stress should not be avoided because it is the by-product of competitive tests. They reported that you would feel on the verge of a nervous breakdown a month before the HBSAT.
  • The only secret to cracking the mind puzzle, however, is preparation, and one of the other strategies for cracking the Hyderabad Business School Admission Exam is smart solving skills. Here are some tips that some of the brilliant participants have provided:
  • Don’t use too many books to refer to. Instead of referencing to several books for the same chapter, it is better to follow one good book from a well-known author.
  • Recognize the pattern of the test and focus as per your abilities.
  • Start planning well ahead of time, if you think you are poor in any specific segment, don’t worry, but hurry up! Start your planning and preparation to stop the confusion in your head at the last minute.
  • Don’t be timid! Don’t keep your questions to yourself. Share them and clean them up.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as possible and evaluate the results in each segment.
  • Clear the principles and methods of solving questions for practice shortcuts.
  • Create a study plan and execute it consistently- Note, continuity is your greatest tool.

HBSAT 2023 Recommended Books for Preparation:

The below table shows the names of the books together with the name of the author that candidates may follow for exam preparation:

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Quantitative AptitudeR.S. Agarwal
ReasoningR.S. Agarwal
Magical Book on Quicker MathsM. Tyra

HBSAT Admit Card 2023

The Hyderabad Business School Admission Test 2023 admit card will be accessible on the official portal a week before the start of the exam for the different slots. Applicants must remember that only those applicants who have successfully enrolled and paid the registration fee before the final date will be given admit cards. The admit card is a required document for entrance to the examination hall. The admit card for HSBAT 2023 will include all the essential information relating to the entrance test, like

  • Date and time of exam,
  • Name of the exam centre,
  • Candidate’s personal and contact details etc.

In any event, if applicants discover a difference in the admit card, they are expected to disclose the same to the conducting authority promptly.

How to Download HBSAT 2023 Admit Card?

  • The admit card can only be downloaded by applicants from the official website.
  • There will be no admit cards sent through emails or posts.
  • Applicants must bring their admit cards to the examination centers along with valid identity proof.
    1. Go to the official GITAM Hyderabad Business School website at ghbs.in
    2. Find and select the Download Admit Card link.
    3. Submit the registration number and date of birth that are valid.
    4. Click on the Submit button 
    5. The admit card is shown on the screen.
    6. Download a print version from the same. 

The admit card will contain the following data on it—

  • Name of the applicant
  • Date of birth
  • Application ID
  • Roll Number
  • Date and Day of Examination
  • Address of the Exam center

HBSAT 2023 Exam Center

The HBSAT will be carried out in 24 separate cities. Applicants must choose the test center when filling out the form according to their choice. As per the availability of seats, Hyderabad Business School has all the rights to assign various exam centers.

The table below shows the position of the various HBSAT 2023 Exam Centers:

Test CitiesTest Cities
ChennaiNew Jalpaiguri

HBSAT Result 2023

The result of the Hyderabad Business School Admission Test 2023 will be declared shortly after the start of the exam for different slots via online mode. Applicants are expected to review and download the HBSAT 2023 scorecard via the organization’s official site. On the grounds of HBSAT 2023 and other national level MBA entry tests such as MAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/NMAT, enrollment will be completed. HBSAT 2023 is mandatory for admissions to MBA courses for applicants who have not participated in any entry examinations at the national level. Once the entry test results have been received, the admission conducting entity will shortlist the applicants on the basis of the data submitted by the applicants in their registration form for the HBSAT 2023 programme.

How to download the result of HBSAT 2023?

Students will download the HBSAT 2023 result by following the steps below:

  • Go to the Hyderabad Business School’s official website.
  • Find and Click on the Result link.
  • Submit the roll number and the birth date.
  • The result will be presented in pdf format as a scorecard.
  • For future purposes, download and print them.

The scorecard will have the following information on it-

  • Name of the applicant
  • Roll number
  • Sectional marks scored
  • Overall marks scored
  • Minimum qualifying cut off marks.

HBSAT 2023 Counselling

  • GD and PI: The eligible students in the selection process will be called for the next round, i.e. Group discussion and a personal interview at the Rudraram campus of GITAM Hyderabad Business School. The method is identical to the procedures of any B-School. Your physical presence is necessary and there will be no provision for applications to be made via Skype.
  • Final Result: The applicant’s final selection will be based on the marks acquired in HBSAT 2023, group debate, and personal interview.
  • Counseling: After the results are announced, applicants who clear the HBSAT 2023 will be called for the counseling process. Applicants would be made aware of the date of the counseling via email.
  • It is compulsory that applicants show before the Admission Committee in person for physical counseling for admission. In this regard, no relaxation of any sort is permissible.
  • At the time of counseling, the applicant must carry the following original documents (to be taken back by the applicant after verification) along with two sets of approved photocopies:
    • Class 10th mark sheet,
    • Address Proof,
    • 12th standard mark sheet,
    • Valid Score of MAT/ GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ ATMA/ NMAT,
    • Pre-final Year Mark sheets (of all semesters).
  • All the other documents should be submitted during the orientation phase and then appear before the Document Verification Committee for document verification.
  • Applicants’ seats shall be assigned to the Admission Committee in order of merit, subject to their availability, and applicants shall be required to deposit fees on the spot, either by Demand Draft, Credit/ Debit Card or in cash.
  • The seat shall be considered to be allocated only upon the payment of the fee. If the applicant fails to pay the fee on the spot, the admission shall be forfeited and the applicant next on the list of merits shall be given a seat.

Courses Offered at GITAM HBS

In the MBA (Dula Specialization) and Executive MBA at GITAM HBS, applicants are offered enrollment. The University offer specialization in the following courses:


GITAM HBS has an excellent record of placement for an MBA. In 2019, 96 percent of applicants were placed in well-reputed organizations and 16.05 Lakh was the highest package. Similarly, the maximum package was 12.00 Lakhs in the year 2018 and about 90% of applicants were placed. PUMA, Blue Star, KPMG, Amazon, Axis Bank, and many more are some of the companies visiting the campus for recruitment.


Hyderabad Business School Fee Structure

Admission Fee40,000/- 
On registration day before the commencement
of classes i.e, June / July 2023
October 20231,60,000/- 
July 20231,80,000/- 
October 20231,80,000/- 
Total3,60,000/-3,60,000/-7,20,000/- (May Vary)

About Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM)

The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) was founded in 1980. The university provides multiple programmes in Technology, Pharmacy, Science, Management, International Business, Architecture and Law at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The university is based on the values of Mahatma Gandhi. Visakhapatnam is GITAM’s primary campus. UGC-MHRD considers the university as a category-1 that is known to be a university.

Contact Details

  • Address:GITAM, Hyderabad Campus Rudraram,
    Patancheru Mandal, Sanga Reddy Dist.
    Telangana – 502329, India
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Website: ghbs.in
  • Contact: 9542424254, 8333922781 /82 /83 /84, 08455-221365.


After the declaration of results, the shortlisted candidates would have to go through the GD/PI process for final selection.

The candidate’s name, the roll number, the date and time of the test and the information of the examination centre will be included in the admit card.

In total, there are six centers, which can be checked above. There can however be a shift in the number of exam centres, depending on the authorities.

Although the dates have not been published, the admit card is normally available a week before the examination begins.

Overall, during the exam, there will be 100 questions.

There will be four parts overall: English language, numerical ability, reasoning, intelligence and data interpretation.

The application fee is Rs. 700 for filling out the application form.

You can fill up the form online as well as offline.

Applicants must have completed their Bachelor’s degree in order to fill the HBSAT 2023 form. A minimum of three years of education is compulsory after 12th grade. Any bachelor’s program of less than 3 years is not acceptable.

Yes, candidates can apply for HBSAT 2023 applications who are in the last year of the bachelor’s program. They have to provide a complete eligibility certificate by the month of August. Failing to do so will lead to the cancelation of their application.

No. No negative marking exists.

Yes Yes! The HBSAT 2023 exam exempts MAT / GMAT / CAT / XAT / ATMA / NMAT applicants. Their selection depends on the above written exam scores. The HBS Entrance Test is compulsory only for those who are willing to enter the GITAM MBA Program and have not tried any of these exams.

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