Entrance Exams Management

Hyderabad Business School Admission Test(HBSAT)


Hyderabad Business School (HBS), GITAM University has announced the exam dates for Hyderabad Business School Aptitude Test (HBSAT 2014), which will be conducted in December 2013. The online HBSAT exam will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
HBSAT is an online entrance exam, which is conducted by HBS, GITAM University for taking admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with dual specialization in Banking & International Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing Management and Operations & Supply Chain Management for the academic session 2014-15.

Important dates and Eligibility


Educational background
Applicants to the MBA Program must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline. 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, 2014.
Candidates Profile
Applicants may be from any discipline such as Engineering, Humanities, Commerce, and Economics, Medicine or any other branch of education. Candidates with relevant work experience as also fresh graduates awaiting results are welcome to apply.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

  • Candidates can obtain the brochure and application form by payment of Rs. 600/- through the following means, within the datelines specified earlier:
  • Through DD in person at GITAM University City office at Khairatabad, Hyderabad and
  • By post (enclosing DD or pay order drawn in favor of GITAM University payable at Hyderabad)


Application form
Brochure and Application Form can be obtained by payment of Rs. 600/- through the following means, within the datelines specified earlier:
Through DD in person at GITAM University City office at Khairatabad, Hyderabad
By post (enclosing DD or pay order drawn in favor of GITAM University payable at Hyderabad)
Additional Information about the institute is available at www.ghbs.in
On-line application can be accessed through http://ghbs.in/images/downloads/MBA APPLICATION FORM-2014.pdf
Admission Test
Admission is through HBSAT-2014. Candidates with valid MAT/GMAT/CAT-2013 scores are exempted from HBSAT-2014. An entrance test conducted by Hyderabad Business School, HBSAT 2014 is compulsory for those applicants who have not taken any of the other valid tests and is optional for those who already possess any of the above scores. Foreign students and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the GMAT at a test centre outside India, not earlier than November 2011, and submit such scores while applying to HBS. It may be noted that HBS uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admission and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Hyderabad Business School academic programme. 
Selection process 
Candidates who have appeared for HBSAT 2014 or furnished valid CAT/MAT/GMAT score and have applied to HBS will be shortlisted on the basis of information provided in the application form, HBSAT 2014 /CAT-2013 /MAT/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 will constitute the core components of the final stage of the selection process. The objective is to assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.
Admission Offer
A list of successful candidates will be announced on HBS’s website and offer letters will thereafter be dispatched. Successful candidates will have to pay the 1st installment of fee within two weeks of the date of offer, failing which the offer shall stand lapsed and admission offered to the next candidate on the waiting list, without any further intimation.
Fee structure
The following fee structure includes books, study material, formal attire and other common facilities. The first installment of the fee is due to be paid at the time of issue of allotment letter.

Fee Structure

Due date

Amount (Rs)

MBA I Year
First At the time of Admission


July, 2014


October, 2014



July, 2015


October, 2015


Total Fee



Mode of Payment
All the payments have to be made on or before the date mentioned. The fee can either be paid through RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) or in the form of a DD / Pay Order drawn in favor of Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University” payable at Hyderabad.

Test Centers

Besides Hyderabad, the selection process is normally conducted at other centers including Bhubaneswar, Bellary, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gulbarga, Kozhikode, Patna, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Jalpaiguri, Pune, Trivandrum, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam & Warangal. Candidates should indicate their preferred center(s) for interview in the application form. If a candidate's preferred centre is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. HBS reserves the right to change any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons.


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