How to Prepare for various MBA Entrance Exams?


There are numerous MBA entrance exams that are carried out in country every year. Students who desire to appear for these exams should prepare thoroughly as difficulty level varies for each exam. They must have a good knowledge about the pattern of the exam before they appear for it. Meticulous as well as long term preparation is needed by the students to get admitted into the programs.

List of Common MBA Entrance Exams in India

Given below are a few of the MBA entrance exams that are carried out in our country. They are:

  • AIMA Management Aptitude Test ( AIMA MAT )
  • All India Management Entrance Test (AIMET) Maharashtra
  • Combined Aptitude Test - Karnataka
  • Common Entrance Test (CET) For MBA/MMS Admissions
  • FORE School of Management
  • Government of West Bengal JEE For MBA (JEMAT)
  • Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET)
  • HP State Combined Management Aptitude Test (HP-CMAT)- Himachal Pradesh
  • IBSAT (The ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test),Hyderabad
  • ICET (Integrated Common Entrance Test),Andhra Pradesh
  • ICFAI Business School
  • IIM’s Common Admission Test ( CAT )
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade IIFT
  • Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management IISWBM
  • Institute of Petroleum Management (IPMG) Entrance Exam
  • International Institute of Management Entrance Exam
  • Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET)
  • Just Careers Common Admission Test (JC-CAT)
  • Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
  • MBA / MCA Common Entrance Test ( CET )
  • MET/PAM-CAT For Admission To MBA - Punjab
  • Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test ( NMAT )
  • National Entrance Test (NET) - Rajasthan
  • National Institute of Bank Management Entrance Exam
  • National Institute of Management Calcutta (NIMC)
  • Nirma University Institute of Management Entrance Exam
  • OMAT - Orissa
  • Post Graduate Common Entrance Test Karnataka (PGCET)
  • S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
  • School of Communication Management Studies
  • State Level Common MBA Entrance exams in India
  • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)
  • Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) - Tamilnadu
  • UPMCAT (U.P. Management & MCA Combined Admission Test)
  • Uttaranchal Joint Entrance Test UAJET
  • XLRI XAT Admission Test

General guidelines to prepare for MBA Entrance Exam

Candidates will primarily need to have a fine understanding about the importance of the test they are going to appear. They must have a good plan on how they are going to prepare for the exam. It is possible for them to practice on question papers of the preceding years, which in turn will give them an idea on what to expect for the exam. Apart from this, the students can also get guidance from their teachers as well as attend coaching centre training programs. Coaching centres like TIME, IMS and Elite offers good entrance training programs for MBA. Covering portions that are difficult for them initially and subsequently completing the easier portions will help the candidates finish their studies in time. Doing this will motivate the candidates to a great extend.

MBA Entrance Exam Pattern

The MBA question paper will include questions on topics like Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and General Awareness. The candidates will be given negative marking for every wrong answer they give and hence be careful while attempting questions on guess work.

Set up a full proof study Plan

First of all things, the candidates need to have an all inclusive study plan. Following this plan correctly will help the students achieve their all their goals. The candidates must make a plan that is easy to follow and applicable to them at all times. The main aim of the study plan must be to reduce the stress of the candidates by giving them enough time to study as well as relax.

Ladders in preparing for the Exam

The candidates must plan their time sensibly. Dividing the lessons into sections and studying them one at a time will give the students confidence and will encourage them to answer all questions. The one main problem all students face is exam nerves. Even though they study really hard, they tend to get nervous or forget what they study at the exam time. To avoid doing so, the candidates must be thoroughly relaxed when they study. They should never put a topic away to study later. Getting acquainted with their portions will only help the students the more. However, they must also remember to take their breaks. Avoiding breaks will only increase their level of stress.  For improving vocabulary power, it is good to start reading newspapers and study some new words daily.

At the time of the exam, the candidates must go from beginning to end of the questions paper carefully. It is imperative that they attend all difficult questions before they answer the easier one. This will give them more time to answer the questions.



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2 Responses to “How to Prepare for various MBA Entrance Exams?”

  1. 2

    i like to join fulltime mba. but i was only 52% in and also i don’t have time to prepare for mba entrance .whether any colleges join the student without entrance

  2. 1

    tell me about the foundation books and study material