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 # Himmat 2018-03-12
I am from Bagalkot, plz tell me the time duration of MBBS course in India
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0 # Mukesh 2018-03-13
In India, the present duration of MBBS course is 5.5 years, The actual course period is 4.5 years and one year of rotating internship should be completed, you can find some good MBBS colleges in Bagalkot-S. Nijalingappa Medical College & HSK Hospital & Research Centre
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0 # Harikiran 2018-03-02
Is there any age restriction applicable to apply to the B. Ed course, plz suggest good b.ed colleges in Uttar Dinajpur as well
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0 # Pallavi 2018-03-03
Most NCTE recognized institutions from across the country require that applicants must have completed at least 18 years of age in the year of admission, some b.ed colleges in Uttar Dinajpur are Maulana Abul Azad Teachers Training College
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0 # Aarush 2018-02-26
Hello, I am from Bhojpur, tell me How can I check whether a B.Ed college is approved by NCTE or not?
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0 # Pallavi 2018-02-27
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 Bhojpur- B.Ed in Bhojpur
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0 # Lakshay 2018-02-26
Hello. I am from Karauli, plz tell me What are the points to consider for selecting a B. Ed college?
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0 # Mukesh 2018-02-27
You should consider the fee structure and if you consider doing this course from other place except Karauli, you should consider hostel facilities, you shouldalso consider whether the subject in which you wish to continue this course is available in the college.
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0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hii, I am from Anekal, I would like to do B.Ed from distance, Is there any university that offers B. Ed through distance mode
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0 # Pallavi 2017-12-19
Yes, many universities from across the country including Anekal offer this course through distance mode and the prestigious of them is IGNOU, Annamalai University to name a few.
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0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hii, I want to be a good doctor, plz suggest me the best MBBS colleges in Khurda?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Its good that you are interested in medical field, get good MBBS colleges in Khurda are Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital ; Instt. Of Medical Sciences & SUM Hospital
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0 # Nishith Older than three months
Hii, I am from Deoria, I have completed 12th in science stream, looking career in engineering,Tell me about the fee details of best engineering colleges
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
hii, good to see that you are from Deoria, 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 # Tushar Older than three months
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Jodhpur
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
There are various exams for MBA i.e. CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, etc, you can give CAT for IIMs, find MBA colleges in Jodhpur here-Sikkim Manipal University - Jodhpur ; Indian Institute of Technology ; NIS Academy - Jodhpur ; Centum Learning Limited - Sri Ganganagar
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0 # Priyansh Older than three months
Hii, I am from Jorhat, plz tell me Is there any provision that one can pursue any other management degree or diploma in IIMs without appearing for any entrance test ?
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
No, for getting admission in IIMs for management course, you should have to clear entrance exam, but there are many other MBA colleges in Jorhat where without entrance you can take admission
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0 # Priyansh Older than three months
Hello, I am from Gangtok plz tell me admission to B. Ed to IGNOU is made through entrance test?
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
hii, good to know that you are from Gangtok, Yes, Admission to B. Ed in IGNOU is made through B. Ed Entrance Test, which is generally conducted during the month of October/September each year.
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