List of MBA Entrance Exams


Admission to MBA and PGDM courses is done through an entrance exam, group discussion and interview process. There are nation-wide entrance exams conducted by IIM’s, All India Management Association as well as Association of Management Schools in India. In addition to these national exams, there are state level exams too conducted by universities and colleges for admission.

Candidates with a degree in any discipline and final year students awaiting results can take the test. Most of these tests are objective type covering areas of problem solving, verbal ability, reading comprehension, logical reasoning and data interpretation. The number of questions and patterns vary every year. Those who clear the cutoffs in the tests will be later called for group discussions and personal interviews. Some institutes conduct group tasks too. There are many coaching centers spread all over India, who guides and trains students on these MBA entrance exams. Notification of MBA entrance exams come in most of the leading national and local dailies as well as other employment newsletters.

  • CAT (Common Admission Test) –IIMs conduct the CAT. Other than the IIMS, some other B-schools that take CAT scores are NIRMA, MICA, the NITs, IMT Ghaziabad, SP Jain Mumbai, etc.
  • XAT (Xavier Admission Test) – Xavier Business schools conduct XAT. XLRI, Jamshedpur, XIM Bhubaneshwar, XIME Bangalore, Loyola Chennai, GIM Goa, etc accept XAT scores.
  • Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) – The IITs conduct JMET. Other than the IITs, IISc also accepts JMET scores for management course intake.
  • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) – The Symbiosis Institutes conduct SNAP. The major b-schools that take SNAP scores are SCMHRD, SIBM, SIIB, SITM, etc.
  • AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) – The Association of Indian Management Schools conducts the ATMA. Bangalore School of Business, Delhi Business School, IBA Noida, IILM Gurgaon, ISM Kolkata, IIMS Pune, Alliance Business School Bangalore, etc.
  • Common Entrance Test (CET) – The test is for those who are looking for admissions to colleges like KJ Somaiya, Wellingkar, Sydenham, etc. in Maharashtra.
  • Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – All India Management Aptitude Testing Service, Delhi conducts the MAT. This exam is usually conducted four times a year. The AIMA centers for Management Education across the country accept MAT scores.

There are certain business schools that conduct their own entrance exam. NMIMS conducts the NMAT. Other top b schools that do so are FMS, IIFT, TISS, etc.



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13 Responses to “List of MBA Entrance Exams”

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    Shruti Shewalkar:

    I have just given my exam and want to know whether it is possible to obtain admission for mba without giving any entrance exam and if yes which college in navi mumbai offers it?

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    lakhvinder kumar:

    i am graduate with fourty per. i want to study in mba so please tell me i am eligible for which institute and i want totake education loan and i am also belongs to sc. and i know about iipm institute is good for placement. thanku

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    Rajesh vasisth:

    i want to ask that how much exam form fill up date are left now for MBA entrance test…
    Pls tell me about this…

  5. 9

    list dates of entrance exam for Mba allover india

  6. 8

    Which entrance exam shall i take up for mba in finance

  7. 7

    i’m pursuing n appearing for final year so,
    Am i eligible for SNAP exam?

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    Ashish vyas:

    Lists and Dates of all india mba
    entrance exam 2011

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    Lists and Dates of all india mba
    entrance exam 2011

  10. 4

    help me to find out date of all entrance exam for mba,their paper pattern,etc.

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    Lists and Dates of mba entrance exam 2011

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    suman kumar:

    when mat exam conducted

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    pravin shah:

    1) i have query about MAT,in Mat exam what type of questions they ask? like maths,geometry,verbal reasoning..etc
    2) and want to know that if MAT is conducted 4 times in a year then how they procedure for the colleges who already started before exam?
    3) how many colleges accept February MAT test score?
    4) how many colleges accept May MAT test score?