MBA Entrance Exams in India 2017 | MBA Entrance Exam Notification 2017

MBA Entrance Exams in India 2017 | MBA Entrance Exam Notification 2017

MBA Entrance Exams in India 2016 | MBA Entrance Exam Notification 2016

Have you lost in one of the MBA entrance exams in India? A popular saying reads the ‘Winners are not the people, who never fail, but people who never quit’. You might be well aware of the fact that to get your MBA admission to one among the top MBA colleges in India, it is important that you will have to clear the entrance exam, which is the ticket to the admission. Here are the details about the top MBA admission tests in India:

CAT or Common Admission Test:

This test is of course, the most popular entrance exam for MBA admission in India, which is conducted by the IIM. Not just IIMs, but many other B-Schools admit students on the basis of CAT exam score. Presently, online application process is going on for the CAT 2016 test. Every year, more than 2 lakh students appear for this test. The purpose behind this test is to assess the following skills:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Data interpretation
  • Quantitative and
  • Verbal ability

Preparation Phase for CAT is very important whether it is online or written test. Candidates always look for useful tips for CAT preparation and basic knowledge of the concepts for CAT Exams.

CMAT or Common Management Admission Test:

Being the second largest MBA entrance examination in India, this test is taken by around 1.5 lakh candidates each year. This test, which is conducted by AICTE, is relatively newer to this niche, as the first test was conducted just in the year 2016. Even though, it is relatively newer, about 500 MBA colleges in India admit students on the basis of this score. Earlier, this test was conducted twice a year, but from this year, it is expected to become a yearly test. The sections in this test include:

  • General awareness
  • Language comprehension
  • Logical reasoning and
  • Quantitative techniques

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT):

This is yet another popular MBA Entrance exam in India, conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Nearly a lakh candidates take up the test each year. Not just XLRI, the scores of XAT is accepted by more than 100 B-Schools in India. Candidates are tested on the following areas, when they take up XAT:

  • General knowledge and essay
  • Decision making
  • Logical reasoning and English language
  • Quantitative ability

SNAP or Symbiosis National Aptitude Test:

This test is conducted by Symbiosis University and as the name of this test denotes it is a national level test. It is true that this test score will be valid only for admission to one of the 13 institutes functioning under this university. However, many other colleges are also considering SNAP score for admission. Candidates are tested for their efficiency under the following sections:

  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • General knowledge and current affairs
  • Data sufficiency, interpretation and quantitative ability
  • General English


NMAT stands for NMIMS Management Aptitude Test and this test was recently acquired by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) and this is why it is renamed as NMAT by GMAC. The following institutions will admit students on the basis of this score:

  • NMIMS institute
  • Alliance University
  • SRM University
  • BML Munjal University
  • VIT University
  • Ansal University
  • ICFAI B-School

This year, this test will start on the 6th of October and will continue until the 19th of December. This is stated to be a candidate-friendly test because the test-takers will be allowed to take up the test for three times and the best scores out of the three will be considered for admission. The following skills are tested:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Quantitative skills
  • Language skills

Management Aptitude Test (MAT):

MAT is of course, one of the most popular MBA entrance exams. Nearly 600 institutions across the nation accept the score of this test, which is conducted by the All India Management Association. The special thing about this test is that it is conducted for four times a year both as computer-based and written test. Recently,The following sections are forming part of this test:

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Data Analysis and sufficiency
  • Language Comprehension and
  • Indian & global environment

IIFT Exam:

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) test is institute-based like SNAP. But, unlike SNAP, admission on the basis of this test will be offered only for IIFT, Kolkata and Delhi campuses. This test analysis the following abilities of the test takers:

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Logical reasoning
  • General awareness and knowledge
  • English comprehension


AIMS Test for Management Admissions is yet another national level examination for admission to different top MBA colleges in India. This test is conducted for analyzing the following skills of test takers:

  • Verbal skills
  • Quantitative skills
  • Analytical reasoning

State-level tests:

When the above-mentioned top MBA entrance examinations are conducted at national level, there are also state level test conducted for admission of student to the MBA colleges within the particular state. Here is a list of such state level tests:

  • Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET)
  • Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Admission Test
  • Odhisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) MBA
  • Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)
  • Andhra Pradesh - Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)
  • Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TSICET)
  • Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)
  • HP University Management Aptitude Test (HPU-MAT)
  • Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)
  • Madhya Pradesh Management Entrance Test (MP MAT)

Apart from these state-level tests, many other institute level examinations are also conducted in India.

Of course, when talking about MBA entrance exams in India, CAT exam, MAT exam and Symbiosis University SNAP Test are highly popular. However, there is another test called GMAT, which stands for Graduate Management Aptitude Test, which cannot be stated as Indian test as it is conducted all over the world and this score is taken for admission of students to universities all around the world.

Graduate Management Aptitude Test:

GMAT test constitutes the following sections:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Quantitative ability
  • Integrated reasoning
  • Analytical writing assessment

When you keep yourself aware of the exact notification period of these tests, you can apply accordingly and can get admission to your dream course without any trouble. There are good sources online from where you can get up-to-date details about the entrance exam notifications and also some useful guidelines for preparation to different MBA entrance tests can be found online.

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0 # Lakshay 2019-01-28
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0 # Jagan 2019-01-29
hii, good to see that you are from Udalguri, There are very good career opportunities in engineering, you have taken very good decision, but if we talk about fee of best colleges its depend on college to college but the range is Rs. 50,000 to 1,50,000 per year
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0 # Aayush 2019-01-21
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0 # Mukesh 2019-01-22
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0 # Lakshay 2019-01-07
Hello, I am from Idukki I have secured 8,000 rank in NEET, plz let me know whic college I can get
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0 # Pallavi 2019-01-08
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0 # Aayush 2019-01-07
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0 # Mukesh 2019-01-08
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0 # Aarav 2019-01-07
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0 # Pallavi 2019-01-08
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0 # Aarav 2018-12-24
Hello, I am from Sidhi, tell me How can I check whether a B.Ed college is approved by NCTE or not?
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0 # Pallavi 2018-12-25
Once you have decided to do your B. Ed from a particular college, you can visit the website of NCTE and can check whether the institution is under the list of approved institution,you can find here find list of NCTE approved b.ed colleges in Sidhi- B.Ed in Sidhi
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0 # Tushar Older than three months
Hii, plz suggest me What higher studies options are available after completion of MBBS in Sunamganj?
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
On completion of MBBS, for being specialised in a specific field, candidate will have to take up MD or MS course in Sunamganj with appropriate specialization.
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0 # Vaibhav Older than three months
Hii , I am from Sagar,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Sagar, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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0 # Himmat Older than three months
Hii, I am from Lahul and Spiti let me know, What is the need of NEET Phase II?
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
If a phase I test taker of Lahul and Spiti oe other places is not satisfied his/her performance in the test or if a candidate has missed out to apply for NEET, he/she can apply for phase 2 exam, It is a second chance provided to aspiring candidates.
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0 # Lakshay Older than three months
Hii, What are the career opportunities of Bachelor of Education course after my degree, also suggest some b.ed colleges in Medinipur?
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
The B. Ed course is an excellent choice for making career in teaching profession, it is very respective profession for candidates, find some good colleges for it-Nandanpur Teachers Training Institute
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