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IBA- Institute of Business Administration

1. IBA Admissions Test Prep for 2021 - Join our Courses  

Call us NOW on the numbers below to register for these courses. 

DHA Phase 4 : 021-35893385 / 35388455 / 35386815

Gulshan Branch: 021-34989588 / 34993726 / 34993996 / 0321-9289588

Bahadurabad Branch: 021-34911161/ 0303-2267893

North Nazimabad Branch 1: 021-36634284 / 36631160 / 0321-2333114

North Nazimabad Branch 2: 021-36641888/ 021-36641889/ 03332867446-7

 

2. IBA Test Dates for Spring & Fall 2020    

Course Spring 2019 Fall 2020 (Round 1) Fall 2020 (Round 2)
Undergrad Programs 
BBA   Feb 9, 2020 July 5, 2020
BS Accounting & Finance   Feb 9, 2020 July 5, 2020
BS Economics   Feb 9, 2020 July 5, 2020
BS Social Science   Feb 9, 2020 July 5, 2020
BS Computer Science   March 8, 2020 July 26, 2020
BS Eco & Math   March 8, 2020 July 26, 2020
Graduate & Post Graduate Programs
Spring 2020   Fall . 2020
MBA (Morn / Evening)     April 19, 2020
MS Management     July 19, 2020
MBA Executive 1 Dec 2019   July 19, 2020
MS (Comp Sc. / Math / Journalism) 1 Dec 2019   July 19, 2020
MS (Management / Economics / Islamic Banking & Finance)     July 19, 2020
PhD (Computer Science) 1 Dec 2019   July 19, 2020
PhD (Economics / Mathematics) 1 Dec 2019   July 19, 2020
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>Link to Test Dates for 2020 admissions in IBA Website:

1. Undergraduate admission dates: Click here

2. Graduate admission dates (Spring): Click here

3. Graduate admission dates (Fall): Click here

(Disclaimer: IBA's test dates are subject to change without notice. For confirming the test dates, please visit www.iba.edu.pk or call 021-111-422-422 or 111-677-677)

 

3. About IBA

The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, is one of Pakistan's leading business schools. It was established in April 1955 in collaboration with the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. Later, it was associated with the University of Southern California. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) set up various facilities at the Institute.

The IBA has two campuses - one at the Karachi University (commonly known as the IBA University Campus) and one at Garden Road (known as the IBA City Campus).

 

4. Programs Offered

Undergraduate Programs

BBA

BBA Entrepreneurship

BS Economics

BS Computer Science

BS Economics & Mathematics

BS Accounting & Finance

BS Social Sciences

Graduate Programs

MS Mathematics Leading to PhD

MBA

Executive MBA

MS Computer Science

MS Economics (Evening) Program - Phasing out

MS Economics (Morning) / MS Leading to PhD (Economics) Program

Postgraduate Programs

PhD Computer Science

PhD Economics

(www.iba.edu.pk

 

5. Admission Criteria

Undergraduate Programs

Applicants to the BBA Program must have completed their:

Higher Secondary School Certificate with a minimum of 65% marks;

A' Levels with a minimum of 2 'B's and 1 'C' in three principal subjects such that there should be no grade less than a 'C' across the three principal subjects. No credit is applicable for any subsidiary, general, or advanced supplementary paper;

OR

American / Canadian High School Diploma with a minimum of 80% or an International Baccalaureate with at least 25 points out of 45. All other degree holders must provide an equivalency certificate from IBCC.

Applicants to the BS Programs (CS, Economics & Mathematics) must have completed their:

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Pre-Engineering) with a minimum of 60% marks

OR

Higher Secondary School Certificate (General Group with Mathematics) with a minimum of 60% marks

OR

A' Levels with a minimum of 1 'B' and 2 'C's in three principal subjects (including Mathematics) such that there should be no grade less than a 'C' across the three principal subjects. No credit is applicable for any subsidiary, general, or advanced supplementary paper

OR

American / Canadian High School Diploma with a minimum of 80% or an International Baccalaureate with at least 24 points out of 45. All other degree holders must provide an equivalency certificate from IBCC.

Applicants to the BS Programs (Accounting & Finance, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts) must have completed their:

Higher Secondary School Certificate with a minimum of 60% marks

OR

A' Levels with a minimum of 1 'B' and 2 'C's in three principal subjects such that there should be no grade less than a 'C' across the three principal subjects. No credit is applicable for any subsidiary, general, or advanced supplementary paper

OR

American / Canadian High School Diploma with a minimum of 80% or an International Baccalaureate with at least 24 points out of 45. All other degree holders must provide an equivalency certificate from IBCC.

Graduate Programs

Applicants to the MBA, MBA (Evening) and MS Programs must have:

IBA BBA graduates applying for admission to MBA program, with a CGPA of 2.5 or above (Three years' work experience in case of EMBA) are exempted from the IBA test.

A minimum of 16 years of education (culminating in a master degree or equivalent) out of which 4 years should have been spent in an HEC recognized university / degree awarding institute with 2.5 CGPA or 60% in the last degree (whichever is applicable). Candidates with work experience will be preferred.

Work experience is not required for the MBA or MS Program. For details, see the work experience requirement given below.

A minimum of 60% aggregate marks in the last degree where applicable; provided numerical scores of each subject are mentioned in the mark sheet.

OR

A minimum of 2.50 CGPA on a scale of 4.00 in the last degree where applicable; provided letter grades of each subject are mentioned in the mark sheet.(IBA, BBA graduates must also meet this requirement)

Applicants to the PhD Program must have:

MS / M.Phil / Equivalent in relevant subjects from HEC recognized local / foreign universities.

A minimum 60% aggregate marks in the last degree

OR

A minimum of 3.0 CGPA on a scale of 4.00 in the last degree where applicable.

PhD candidates will also have to fulfill more specific requirements laid out by the respective departments.

*All other degree holders must provide an equivalency certificate from HEC (www.hec.gov.pk).

Applicants to the EMBA Programs must have:

16 years of education (culminating in BS / BBA / BE / MA / M.Com / LLB / MBBS etc.) and 3 years of experience gained after completing education.

OR

Qualified Chartered Accountants with 2 years of post-qualification work experience.

OR

Qualified ACCA upon completion of three years of post ACCA work experience For details, see Work Experience Requirement given follow. Holders of professional degrees / certificates (BE, MBBS, LLB, CPA, CA, ACCA, etc.) are encouraged to apply for MBA / Masters Programs. The Institute also admits, without any prerequisite, visiting students in single courses depending upon the availability of seats.

*All equivalency claims shall be evaluated by the HEC (www.hec.gov.pk).

 

6. Work Experience Requirement (for Graduate Programs)

For applicants of MBA Program:

Work experience requirement for admission to IBA's MBA program is preferred. Work experience comprises post qualification work experience in multinationals, large domestic corporations, and large family business. For self employed and smaller family businesses the 'Work Evaluation Committee' will decide if the experience is acceptable for admission to IBA. The work evaluation committee will consist of a member of the Admission Committee, Director MBA Program and an IBA alumnus with at least 10 years work experience.

For applicants of EMBA Program:

Experience requirement for admission to IBA's Executive MBA programs will comprise 3 years work experience (for those having 16 years of education) and 6 years of work experience (for those having 14 years of education). For self employed and smaller family businesses the 'Work Evaluation Committee' will decide if the experience is acceptable for admission to IBA. This committee will consist of a member of the Admission Committee, Director EMBA Program and an IBA alumnus with at least 10 years of work experience. This work requirement will only be considered after applicants have obtained 16 / 14 years of education as stipulated in the foregoing paragraphs. The education requirement should meet the criteria established by HEC.

For applicants of 18 Months MBA Program (Morning):

Holders of BBA degree from HEC recognized institutions will complete their Full time MBA in 18 months instead of 24 months (as in the case of Non BBAs). IBA BBA graduates with the CGPA of 2.5 and having two years work experience after their BBA degree are not required to appear in Aptitude Test but will have to participate in Interview, Group discussion and Essay submission activities.

 

7. Exemptions from the Admission Tests

The following are exempted from appearing in the IBA Aptitude Test:

BBA program - SAT I

- A score of 630 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

- A score of 640 (out of 800) in Mathematics

- An average score of 6 (out of 8) on each of three dimensions for Essay (Reading, Analysis, and Writing)

BS-SS program - SAT I

- A score of 600 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

- A score of 600 (out of 800) in Mathematics

- An average score of 6 (out of 8) on each of three dimensions for Essay (Reading, Analysis, and Writing)

BS-AF program - SAT I

- A score of 630 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

- A score of 640 (out of 800) in Mathematics

- Scores of Essay are not required for the purposes of admission, however may preferably be submitted for placement in English courses subsequent to admission

BS-CS and BS-EM program - SAT I

- A score of 600 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

- A score of 640 (out of 800) in Mathematics

- Scores of Essay are not required for the purposes of admission, however may preferably be submitted for placement in English courses subsequent to admission

- SAT II : A score of 650 (out of 800) in SAT II (Subject Test) in Mathematics

BBA program - ACT

- A Composite Score of 29 (out of 36)

- An English / Writing Score of 25 (out of 36)

BSSS program - ACT

- A Composite Score of 28 (out of 36)

- An English / Writing Score of 25 (out of 36)

BSAF, BSCS and BSEM program - ACT

- A Composite Score of 28 (out of 36)

- Score of English / Writing is not required for the purposes of admission, however may preferably be submitted for placement in English courses subsequent to admission

Graduate & Post Graduate Programs

  • Candidates applying for admission to MBA /EMBA Program and having a minimum score of 600 in GMAT.
  • Candidates applying for admission to MS / PhD (Computer Science / Mathematics / Economics) Programs and having a minimum score of 650 in quantitative section of GRE (International) or 160 in quantitative section of Revised GRE (International).
  • IBA BBA graduates applying for admission to MBA program, with a CGPA of 2.5 or above and having two years work experience (Three years work experience in case of EMBA).
  • Candidates seeking exemption from Aptitude Test are however required to appear in the interview and group discussion activity as per the schedule issued for other candidates. They are also required to pay the admission processing fee in any bank branch designated by IBA.

For more information on these programs and the IBA admission criteria, please visit the link http://iba.edu.pk/AdmissionPolicy.php

 

8. Admissions to IBA

The admission process is composed of three main steps:

1. Aptitude Test

2. Interview

3. Group Discussion

(Anees Hussain prepares students for all the three steps above)

 

9. Test Preparation at Anees Hussain

Our IBA test preparation program is the most popular of all our programs. And there is a good reason: We have prepared an overwhelming majority of students obtaining admission to the IBA every year. At Anees Hussain we focus on motivating students by making education fun, yet competitive.

The IBA course is conducted in a classroom format. Students from different walks of life come together and work as a group towards a single goal. Our environment facilitates learning via teacher-student interaction, study groups and individual attention for weaker students.

Our program not only offers a comprehensive preparation for the aptitude test, covering all sections namely Math, English, and General Knowledge, but also extensive Interview and Group Discussion preparation, which means that our students are the best prepared.

Our program not only offers a comprehensive preparation for the aptitude test, covering all sections namely Math, English, and General Knowledge, but also extensive Interview and Group Discussion preparation, which means that our students are the best prepared.

Salient features of our methodology:

Diagnostic Test

Timed class activities

Teacher Evaluations

Full-length Tests

Actual Past Paper Practice

 

10. Material

Our expertise in test preparation is facilitated by the years of hard work put into our study material. It has been selected and compiled from a variety of sources, including work sheets developed on each subject by Anees Hussain himself, regular up-to-date books from the different publishers and re-creations of the actual tests themselves.

 

11. About the Test

In an effort to deter test preparation, IBA has consistently changed its test pattern each year and does not provide a sample paper with the prospectus. Hence, students applying to the college have no idea of what to expect in the test. We prepare our students for over 16 different sections in Math, Verbal, General Knowledge and IQ, providing students a comprehensive coverage of all areas that may be tested. Our experience in the IBA test pattern and consistent recreation of old IBA tests has ensured our position as the NUMBER ONE test preparation center for IBA.

 

12. Success Rate  

  • Over 290 Students admitted to IBA+LUMS in 2019
  • Over 700 Students admitted to CBM+ SZABIST in 2019
  • Over 1600 Students admitted to IBA in the last 6 years

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13. Course Details & Class Timings

For Class schedules for IBA admissions, please call our centers below at:

DHA Phase 4 : 021-35893385 / 35388455 / 35386815

Gulshan Branch: 021-34989588 / 34993726 / 34993996 / 0321-9289588

Bahadurabad Branch: 021-34911161 / 0303-2267893

North Nazimabad Branch 1: 021-36634284 / 36631160 / 0321-2333114

North Nazimabad Branch 2: 021-36641888/ 021-36641889/ 03332867446-7

 
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