IBA Admission Application

Ultimate Guide to IBA Admission 2020

The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi is one of the oldest and most renowned institutions in Pakistan. With several notable alumni and linkages with many respectable global institutions, it is a highly coveted college for students looking to excel in their careers every year.

IBA Karachi Admission

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IBA conducts two rounds of admissions for all programs except BS CS and BS Econ & Math

Undergraduate Programs offered in IBA Karachi

IBA provides a variety of degree programs in its undergraduate portfolio. It is advised to do the appropriate research before deciding the program you enroll in. They are as follows:
  • ● BBA
  • ● BS Computer Science
  • ● BS Economics & Mathematics
  • ● BS Accounting & Finance
  • ● BS Economics
  • ● BS Social Sciences

Steps for Admission in IBA

  • ● Apply online
  • ● Pay application fee
  • ● Register for the aptitude test or provide proof of exemption
  • ● Participate in group discussion
  • ● Participate in interview
  • ● Meet the minimum academic requirement
  • ● Provide equivalence certificate if applicable

Admission requirements – IBA Karachi

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In order to get admission, you need the following grades:

● BBA program requirements for IBA

  • ○ Minimum of 2Bs and 1C in 3 principal subjects in A Levels
  • ○ Minimum 80% in the American/Canadian high school diploma
  • ○ Minimum 25/45 in IB

● BS Computer Science, BS Economics and Mathematics program requirements for IBA

  • ○ Minimum 60% in FSc pre-engineering
  • ○ Minimum 60% in Higher Secondary School Certificate (General group with maths)
  • ○ Minimum 1B and 2C in 3 principal subjects in A Levels (including Maths)
  • ○ Minimum 80% in the American/Canadian high school diploma
  • ○ Minimum 24/45 in IB

● BS Accounting & Finance, BS Social Sciences, BS Liberal Arts program requirements

  • ○ Minimum 60% in Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • ○ Minimum of 2Bs and 1C in 3 principal subjects in A Levels
  • ○ Minimum 80% in the American/Canadian high school diploma
  • ○ Minimum 24/45 in IB

SAT and ACT Admission Requirements for IBA

Aptitude test exemption requirements

The SAT and ACT tests are a smart way for you to get exempted from the IBA aptitude test and streamline the admission process for yourself. If you meet these requirements you are automatically exempted from the aptitude test. Additionally, if your score is very high, there is a good chance that you may get exempted from the interview and group discussion. The exemptions for each program in terms of the SAT are as follows:
Test BBABS Computer ScienceBS Economics and Maths
SAT (minimum requirements)600/800 in each of English and MathsOverall 1270/1600Essay scores not required but recommended 640/800 in Maths and 600/800 in English Essay scores not required but recommended 650/800 in SAT II Maths (Level 2)640/800 in Maths and 600/800 in English Essay scores not required but recommended 650/800 in SAT II Maths (Level 2)
ACT (minimum requirements)Composite score 29/36 English score 25/36Composite score 28/36 English score not required but recommendedComposite score 28/36 English score not required but recommended
Test BS Accounting and FinanceBS Social ScienceBS Economics
SAT (minimum requirements)600/800 in each of English and Maths Overall 1270/1600 Essay scores not required but recommended600/800 in each of English and Maths Essay scores not required but recommended600/800 in each of English and Maths Essay scores not required but recommended
ACT (minimum requirements)Composite score 28/36 English score not required but recommendedComposite score 28/36 English score 25/36Composite score 28/36 English score 25/36

IBA Admission Test

Aptitude test Pattern

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The aptitude test is modeled after the SAT I for the BBA program, and both SAT I and II Mathematics for the other degree programs. The English portion of the test aims to gauge your language proficiency and grasp over the language that will be used as the pk medium of education. The Maths portion tests basic mathematical knowledge (but not too basic) that will a prerequisite for the courses you study later on. Don’t forget to practice from the past paper which can be found at Click Here and check the syllabus at >Click Here

Interview and group discussion process for IBA admission

The interview stage is very similar to an open-ended discussion. This can include a variety of topics from your introduction to future aspirations to hobbies, perhaps even touching on your personal statement. All you need is to have basic communication skills and the ability to have a conversation with the interview to reasonably convince them that you are a worthy candidate for allocating their coveted seat to. This is also complemented by a brief discussion. If you are wondering how that’s even relevant to getting admitted, success in the workplace requires communication and collaboration with others. The group discussion essentially simulates that which you will be inevitably put in throughout your university life, when it comes to projects and class discussions. The key is to voice your opinions but in a friendly manner, as opposed to being dominating on one extreme or totally timid on the other.

International students at IBA Karachi

Foreign students who wish to pursue a full degree at IBA and visitings have to apply through the online portal, which contains an application form and the application deadlines. The admission process begins in February for the fall semester, and November for the spring semester.the admission policy is the same as that mentioned above for local students. The application fee is Rs3000 and it can be paid online, via cheque or via pay order at this address:
Institute of Business Administration,
Main Campus, University Road,
Karachi, Pakistan, 74400

Transfer policy for IBA Karachi

  • ● Credits can be transferred only from the top 100 international universities and from LUMS and KSBL
  • ● Minimum CGPA should be 3.0
  • ● Minimum CGPA should be 3.0
  • ● Course grade should be minimum B to be transferred
  • ● Transfer course grades will be included in CGPA calculation and consideration for awards
  • ● Credits transfer from one IBA degree to another can only be done if course codes are same for both degrees

Exchange semester info

Exchange students can only apply if they are enrolled in a partner university. This includes the top 100 international universities, as well as LUMS and KSBL. selected students will have to provide these documents: copy of passport, permission letter from home university, academic transcript from home university endorsed with university seal and official signatory and a passport size photograph. These documents have to be mailed at the following address:
Institute of Business Administration,
City Campus Kiyani Shaheed Road,
Karachi, Pakistan, 74400

Faqs for Admission in Institute of Business Administration Karachi 2020

Admission process

Q: Can students whose final results have not been announced apply to IBA?

A: Yes they can as long as their previous results meet the academic requirements. Admission may also be given subject to certain conditions for the final result.

Q: When does the application process begin for IBA?

A: It begins in January for Fall admissions, and October for Spring admissions.

Q: Which cities are the aptitude tests and interviews conducted in for IBA?

A: Aptitude tests are conducted in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Hyderabad. Interviews are conducted in person in Karachi, and on-call for other cities.

Q: Are revision materials provided to students to prepare for the IBA aptitude test

A: Yes, aptitude tests are based on English and Maths, and the relevant material can be found on the IBA website.

Q: Is it necessary to give the aptitude test and interviews for admission in IBA?

A: Applicants with the relevant SAT scores are exempted from the aptitude test, but the group discussion and interview stages are a must for all applicants. However, you still have to pay the application processing fee.

Q: Is the IBA prospectus/form mailed to students’ home address for admission?

A: No, but application material is present on the IBA website.

Q: What is the duration of the degree at IBA?

A: The undergraduate degree is a four year programe.

Q: Does IBA’s Admission Test have negative marking?

A: In accordance with international standards, IBA does not have a negative marking policy.

Financial Aid at IBA

Q: Does IBA offer financial aid or scholarships?

A: Merit scholarships are provided to the top 10% of students in IBA’s admission test. Additionally, needy students are also allowed to pay their fees in instalments. Students may also be given loans. Students who have successfully passed the admission process, but can’t afford their fees are always assisted financially, after scrutiny by a financial aid committee.

Q: What is the fee structure for IBA Karachi?

A: The fee structure can be accessed here: >Click Here

Summer semester at IBA

Q: When does the summer semester at IBA begin?

A: The summer begins in around the last week of May and lasts for 6 weeks, ending in mid August.

Q: Who can apply for a summer semester at IBA and how?

A: Regular and visiting students both can apply. Foreign students can also enrol in a summer semester at IBA to earn credits towards their degrees, with a letter of recommendation from their university. Students must visit the campus’s Evening Program Office to apply.

Q: Which courses are taught in the summer semester at IBA ?

A: The courses taught depend on the number of students registering for each course.

Q: How many courses can be taken in IBA’s summer semester?

A: Undergraduate students can take two courses in the summer semester.

IBA SUKKUR admission 2020

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Programs offered in IBA Sukkur

The Sukkur Institute of Business Administration is a public sector university. It is approved by Higher Education Commission.
  • ● BBA
  • ● BBA Agribusiness
  • ● BS Computer Science
  • ● BS Software Engineering
  • ● BS Accounting and Finance
  • ● BS Mathematics
  • ● BE Electrical Engineering
  • ● B.Ed Education

Program-wise academic requirements for IBA Sukkur

BBA and BS Accounting and Finance and BBA Agribusiness

  • ○ Minimum 50% in FSc
  • ○ Minimum C in three A Level subjects
  • ○ Minimum 60% in American High School Diploma
  • ○ Minimum 28/45 in IB

BS Computer Science and BS Software Engineering and BS Maths

  • ○ Minimum 50% in FSc
  • ○ Minimum C in three A Level subjects
  • ○ Minimum 60% in American High School Diploma
  • ○ Minimum 28/45 in IB

BE Electrical Engineering

  • ○ Minimum 60% in FSc

B.Ed Education

  • ○ Minimum 50% in FSc

Admission process for IBA SUKKUR 2020

Candidates can be accepted if:
  • ● Enrolling in a 6-month foundation semester and maintaining a 2.2 CGPA
  • ● Passing the aptitude test, and succeeding in the group discussion and interview

Conclusion

So there you have it, getting admitted into one of Pakistan’s top business schools hopefully does not feel too intimidating now that you have an insight into the admission process. The idea is to break it down into plausible aims to complete one by one.