Institute of Business Administration

IBA Karachi is the oldest business school in Pakistan and is stood first in public institutions in business management.

Institute of Business Administration MBA

In this era, business education is one of the most effective means that a country possesses for encountering future challenges. Being one of the leading business schools in this part of the world, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) provides a solid foundation to prepare Pakistani students to meet this challenge.

Undergraduate Admissions


The minimum academic requirement for BBA/BS Programs is a Higher Secondary Certificate with 60% marks, irrespective of any field of study pursued up to intermediate level.

A-level students must have a minimum of a one 'B' and two 'Cs' in three principal subjects; no credit is applicable for any subsidiary, general, or advanced supplementary paper.

Applicants to the BS program must have taken Mathematics.

American High School Diploma is also accepted (with a minimum of 60%) or an International Baccalaureate (at least 28 points out of 45) or other equivalent qualifications irrespective of the field of study pursued.


Admissions to all programs at the IBA are granted on merit and there are no reserved seats of any category.

The main criterion for admission is the performance of the applicant in a series of tests conducted by the IBA.

  • Initial screening is done through an aptitude test
  • The successful candidates then appear in an interview
  • Before the Interview, candidates are evaluated through group discussion. where their communication skills, confidence, maturity and leadership potential are assessed.

Test Format

In an effort to deter test preparation, IBA consistently changes 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.

Test Preparation

For the effective preparation of IBA admission Test, a prospect test taker must prepare atleast 17 sections in Math, Verbal, General Knowledge and IQ, so that a student covers all areas that may be tested.

Test Preparation Institutions

IBA test preparation is not an easy task for every institution. The institution with sound experience can help student prepare the test. In Karachi, Student Inn offer classroom courses, where as in Multan, College of Admission Tests has understanding of the test.Its website is: College of Admission Tests

Distinguishing features of the IBA

  • the induction of students through a systematic and merit-based admission process
  • training in a demanding academic environment
  • and on-time completion of study programs

Admission procedures, curricula, methods of instruction and the system of examinations at the IBA give it a unique position among leading educational institutions in Pakistan.

The IBA offers full-time business programs both at the Main and City Campus. It also offers a variety of part-time programs at the City Campus in the evenings.

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