HBSAT 2012 – GITAM University, Hyderabad Business School MBA Admission

Hyderabad Business School (HBS), GITAM University, Hyderabad Campus, strives to build itself as an institution of quality management education, research, executive training development and consultancy.


To be eligible for admission to the MBA Program, the applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities for admission to post-graduate programs. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by July 10, 2012. Candidates who are unable to comply with this requirement may be asked to withdraw from the program. It is desired that candidates complete all academic requirements before joining the program to enable them to keep pace with the rigor and internal assessment schedule of the program.

Candidates Profile

Candidates for the MBA programme may be from any discipline such as Engineering, Humanities, Commerce or Economics, Medicine or any other branch of education. Candidates with relevant work experience as also fresh graduates are welcome to apply.


Application form

Brochure and Application Form can be acquired by onetime payment of Rs. 1000/- for male candidates and Rs. 600/- for female candidates through following means, within the datelines specified earlier:

• Payment through DD in person at GITAM University City office at Khairatabad

• By post (enclosing demand draft or pay order drawn in favor of GITAM University payable at Hyderabad)

• On-line application can be accessed through http://admission.ghbs.in

Admission Test

Admission to the program is through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by The Indian Institute of Management at different Centers all over the country. The CAT examination will be held between October 27 and November 23, 2011 with a break for Diwali. (Refer CAT Bulletin for further details). HBS will receive the test scores from the IIM for those candidates who have appeared in the CAT examination and have also applied to HBS for the two- year MBA program. IIM’s have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the program.

Foreign students and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) at a test centre outside India, taken not earlier than November 2009, and submit such scores while applying to HBS.

Selection process

Candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2011 examination or furnished valid GMAT score and have applied to HBS will be short listed on the basis of information provided in the application form, CAT scores (sectional and overall) or GMAT score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience. Only short listed candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process. Group discussion, personal interview besides other qualitative parameters, including and not restricted to essay writing, will constitute the core components of the final stage of the selection process. The overall objective being to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.

Important Dates:

Last date for Receipt of Applications for HBSAT: 21st January 2012
Online Test (HBSAT), GD & PI: 28th January 2012
Last date for receipt of filled in applications with MAT/GMAT/CAT – 2011 Scores: 18th February 2012
Dates for GD & PI for candidates with theses scores: 25th, 26th February 2012
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