Top MBA Exams in India: Dates, Admission, Registration

  • By Kirti Yadav
  • 29 November 2022
Top MBA Exams in India Dates, Admission, Registration

An MBA program is the doorway to a successful career. With intense competition, an MBA degree from a reputed institution can help you bag a job with a good corporate. There are many MBA exams in India. Of these, CAT, administered by IIMs, is the top entrance exam for MBA in India.

The CAT offers admission to around 1,200 premium MBA institutes in the country. CMAT, conducted by the NTA, is the second-most-popular MBA entrance exam in India offering admission to around 1,000 MBA institutes in the country. The XAT, administered by XLRI Jamshedpur, comes third on the list of best entrance exams for MBA offering admission to over 800 MBA colleges in India. 

There are more than 50 MBA exams in India conducted at three levels:

  1. National Level
  2. State Level
  3. University or College Level

Many colleges offer MBA direct admission without an entrance exam. Generally, these types of admissions are made in the management quota. But here, we will talk about the top MBA entrance exams in India with a quick look at the registration process, eligibility, syllabus, fees, and other important information.

List of Top MBA Exams in India

Entrance Exam

Application Last Date

Date of the Exam

CAT 2022

21st Sept 2022

27th November 2022

SNAP 2022

24th November 2022

10th December 2022

18th December 2022

23rd December 2022

MAT 2022

5th December 2022 (PBT)

15th November 2022 (CBT 1)

13th December 2022 (CBT 2)

21st November 2022 (IBT)

30th December 2022 (IBT)

7th December 2022 (IBT)

14th December 2022 (IBT)

11th December 2022 (PBT)

20th November 2022 (CBT 1)

17th December 2022 (CBT 2)

24th November 2022 (IBT)

3rd December 2022 (IBT)

10th December 2022 (IBT)

17th December 2022 (IBT)

CMAT 2023

To be announced

To be announced

IIFT 2023

24th November 2022

18th December 2022

XAT 2023

30th November 2022

8th January 2023

ATMA 2023 

Starting soon

25th February 2023

28th May 2023

23rd July 2023

OJEE 2022

Over

Over

IBSAT 2022

16th December 2022

24th December 2022

25th December 2022

TISSNET 2023

To be announced

To be announced

TANCET 2022

Over

Over

TSICET 2022

Over

Over

KMAT 2022

26th November 2022

4th December 2022

MAH-CET 2022

11th May 2022

23rd August 2022

24th August 2022

25th August 2022

NMAT By GMAC 2022

10th October 2022

10th October 2022 to 19th December 2022

MICAT 2022

19th November 2022 

3rd December 2023

28th January 2023

KIITEE MBA 2023

10th January 2023

15th January 2023 to 17th January 2023

APICET 2022

Over

Over

Karnataka PGCET 2022

29th October 2022

19th November 2022

20th November 2022

The Process to Register for an MBA Entrance Exam

  • Visit the official website of the conducting authority
  • Submit an online application form and provide all relevant details
  • Pay the exam fees
  • Download the admit card for the entrance exam
  • Visit the test location or log in to the exam portal on the exam date
  • Complete the test
  • Download the result
  • Fill out the application form for admission to your preferred college

Important Details About the Top MBA Exams in India

Here are some important details about the top MBA entrance exams in the country. The list includes the most popular entrance exam – CAT, and other exams for an MBA in India without CAT.

CAT

  • Offers admission to 20 IIMs and 1,000+ premium MBA colleges in India
  • The test has three sections – Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by IIMs

CMAT

  • Offers admission to 1,000+ MBA colleges in India
  • The test has five sections –  Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, General Awareness, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA)

XAT

  • Offers admission to 800+ MBA institutes in India
  • The test has four sections – Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, and General Knowledge
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur

SNAP

  • Offers admission to 16 MBA institutes under Symbiosis International University
  • The test has three sections – General English, Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the Symbiosis International University

NMAT by GMAC

  • Offers admission to 120+ MBA institutes in India
  • The test has three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

MAT

  • Offers admission to 600+ MBA institutes in India
  • The test has five sections – Language Comprehension, Indian and Global Environment, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA)

IIFT

  • Offers admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
  • The test has four sections – English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Analysis
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA)

ATMA

  • Offers admission to 500+ MBA institutes in India
  • The test has three sections – Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1 & 2, Quantitative Skills Part 1 & 2, and Verbal Skills Part 1 & 2.
  • National Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

IBSAT

  • Offers admission to nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses
  • The test has four sections – Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
  • Institute Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education

MICAT

  • Offers admission to Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad
  • The test has three sections – Psychometric Test, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning, and Descriptive Test
  • Institute Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad

MAH-CET

  • Offers admission to various management courses in the state of Maharashtra
  • The test has three sections – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical / Abstract Reasoning
  • State Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra

KIITEE

  • Offers admission to MBA programs in KIIT University and KIIT School of Rural Management
  • The test has five sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Reasoning, English, General Knowledge, and Issue of Social concern
  • Institute Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the KIIT University

OJEE

  • Offers admission to MBA various management courses in the state of Odisha
  • The test has five sections – Verbal reasoning, Analytical reasoning, General Knowledge, Comprehension, and Computer and Business fundamentals
  • State Level Test
  • Computer-based Test
  • Conducted by the Government of Orissa

If you are planning to take any of these entrance exams, you better prepare yourself. These exams have moderate to high difficulty levels with very high competition. However, do not get disheartened if you fail to qualify for CAT or other entrance exams. There are many premier colleges offering top-quality MBA programs and great placement. 

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