Want to take Admission in MBA? Check MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • By Sneha Dasgupta
  • 12 March 2024

Have you completed your bachelor's? Are you interested in pursuing a management program? 


Then you have come to the right place! In this article, we are going to delve into what is the eligibility for MBA in India, MBA selection criteria, what qualifications are required for the MBA and how to get admission an MBA. 

MBA stands for Master’s in Business Administration and anyone with a good graduation and MBA entrance exam score is MBA eligible. An MBA can be pursued after any stream of graduation as it is a highly versatile field with many specialisations you can choose for an MBA qualification will help you enter the corporate field armed with the right skills to take on the responsibilities of a manager.

In today’s corporate world, one needs to be on top of their game 24*7 and an MBA qualification can help you do just that. It requires one to be a quick thinker, problem solver and showman. But what is the MBA eligibility criteria to get into a management program? The minimum qualification for an MBA is that you have to be a graduate. Read on to know what other MBA qualifications are needed for admission into a management program. 

What is the required Eligibility for MBA?

The MBA eligibility is basically the requirements a candidate would need to fulfil just to apply for the program they are interested in. The MBA eligibility in no way promises admission into an MBA program. In other words, it is an essential qualification for MBA  admission into any institute. At Sunstone\\, we take the following factors into consideration to enrol a student and to grant the minimum qualification for MBA admission.

The MBA course eligibility is

  1. Graduates with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST category) or an equivalent CGPA in any discipline from a recognized university.


A graduate degree under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern under any discipline, securing at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university.


An honours degree under 10+2+4 pattern from a recognized university under UGC Act with at least 50% marks in aggregate including languages

  1. Students currently in their final year of graduation can also apply. In that case, the admission offered will be provisional.
  2. Students must have appeared in any one of the following entrance exams - CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, XAT, GMAT and some prominent State Entrances.

Note: The MBA eligibility required to take admission in the program is different from the eligibility criteria for MBA entrance exams. 

An essential qualification for admission into an MBA is the MBA entrance exams. Generally, MBA Entrance exams in India are conducted at three levels:  

National: CAT, MAT, CMAT


University/College: IIFT, SNAP, XAT, IGNOU OPENMAT

Apart from the MBA entrance exams stated above, there are many more exams like ATMA, NMAT IIFT etc. that are accepted by some institutes as MBA qualification criteria. 

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