MBA Entrance Exams

MBA Entrance Exams in India

MBA is a popular course among students from all disciplines. The course helps launch the corporate careers of the aspirants and makes them understand the nitty gritty of business and management. Every year, lakhs of aspirants register themselves for the various MBA entrance exams organised by different organisations all over the country, the most popular ones being CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, SNAP, MAH-CET and so on. The interest that these exams receive from the aspirants highlight the craze for the MBA course.

Choose your institute

The first step for any aspirant wishing to enrol in MBA is to shortlist a few institutes where he/ she wants to study. Every institute has its pros and cons and it is for the aspirant to decide which institute would give him/ her the best advantage. The aspirant should arrive at this crucial decision after carrying out proper research, which includes looking at the quality of infrastructure, quality of the faculty, quality of curriculum offered, placement record, fees, peer feedback and so on. As each institute accepts scores of different entrance exams, the candidate should have a preference list of institutes in place to know which MBA entrance exams to register for. The following list of some of the top institutes and the entrance exam scores they accept will help aspirants make their decision:

MBA Entrance Exam

Name of the institute

CAT

- All 20 IIMs

- FMS

- MDI

- SPJIMR

- IITs

- IMI

- IMT

- TAPMI

XAT

- XLRI

- SPJIMR

- IMT

- XIMB

- TA Pai Management Institute

- Goa Institute of Management

SNAP

- SIBM Pune

- SCMHRD

- Symbiosis Institutes

NMAT by GMAC

- NMIMS Mumbai

- IBS Business School

- Alliance School of Business

- GITAM Hyderabad Business School

- Amity Business School

- SRM Institute of Science and Technology

CMAT

- Great Lakes Institue of Management

- Goa Institute of Management

- XIME

- Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research

- Institute of Public Enterprise

- Birla Institute of Technology

MAT

- Birla Institute of Technology

- XIME

- National Institute of Technology

- Balaji Institute of Modern Management

- IPE

MAH CET

- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies

- ITM Business School

- K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

- PUMBA

- N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research

Important Information about MBA Entrance Exams

The candidates must acquaint themselves with the details of these exams.

Exam

Conducting Institute

Eligibility

Registration Months

Exam

Month

Result

Time

Syllabus

CAT

IIMs

- Graduate in any discipline with 50% for General and 45% for Reserved

-Final Year students may apply too

Aug- Sep

Nov

Jan

3 Hours

- Quantitative Ability

- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

XAT

Xavier School of Management

- Graduate in any discipline

-Final Year students may apply too

Aug- Nov

Jan

Jan

3.5 Hours

- Quantitative Ability

- Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

- Decision Making

- GK

- Essay Writing

SNAP

Symbiosis International University

- Graduate with 50%

-Final Year students may apply too

Aug- Nov

Dec

Jan

2 Hours

- General English

- Quantitative Aptitude

- General Awareness

- Logical and Analytical Reasoning

NMAT

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

- Graduate in any discipline with 50%

-Final Year students may apply too

Jul- Oct

Oct- Dec

Jan

2 Hours

- Language Skills

- Quantitative Skills

- Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

- Logical Reasoning

CMAT

AICTE

- Graduate in any discipline with 50%

- Final Year students may apply too

Nov

Jan

Feb

3 Hours

- Logical Reasoning

- Language Comprehension

- Quantitative Skills

- Data Interpretation

- General Awareness

MAT

AIMA

- Graduate in any discipline

Dec- Feb

Feb

Feb

2.5 Hours

- Verbal Ability

- Quantitative Skills

- Data Interpretation

- Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

- Indian and Global Environment

MAH CET

DTE Maharashtra

- Graduate in any discipline with 50%

- Final Year students may apply too

Feb

Mar

Mar

2.5 Hours

- Logical Reasoning

- Abstract Reasoning

- Quantitative Ability

- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

MBA Entrance Exam Admit Card

After the candidates have selected their preferred institutes and know which entrance exams to give for admission in those institutes, they need to register for those entrance exams within the specified time period and download the admit card. Admit Card is an important document that enables the candidates to appear for the entrance exams. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exams. The admit card has a lot of information on it. It contains details about the candidate, address of the exam venue, time of the commencement of exam, details about the exam (test system number) and so on. The admit card is made available to the aspirants online and can be downloaded.

Number of Candidates

Each year the MBA entrance exams receive a large number of registrations from candidates aspiring for a seat in the top management institutes of the country. The following list gives a fair idea about the popularity of these exams.

CAT                  XAT

SNAP                             NMAT

CMAT                              MAT

 

MAH CET

These numbers clearly reveal the popularity of the CAT exam above all other exams. This is because for any aspirant who wants to pursue MBA, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is the most preferred brand that they want to target. Over the years, the IIMs have built a formidable reputation in the market and have become synonymous with superior quality. A lot of B-schools accept CAT scores for shortlisting candidates. Other institutes are free to accept any one of the many entrance exams and proceed with the admission process.

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