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20+ MBA Entrance Exams – Every MBA Aspirant Must Know

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In India presently, vocational education imparts wider platform to escalate one’s career prospects. Every engineer or a simple graduate now looks towards a professional degree in MBA. But the toughest part is the qualification of MBA Entrance exams.


Each college has a different cut-off percentage while finalizing aspirants for the MBA program and there are various entrances which pave a way to get you admission in an aluminous college.

These exams are conducted every year, and the sample for expected questions and short briefs are available on the internet, and accordingly, the books are published as well.

There is a list of the variety of exams you need to qualify for the enrolment, and we get to discuss the briefs about it.

Eligibility Criteria for the Exam

Unlike the other qualifying exams, it also has the basic eligibility criteria which need to be fulfilled before applying for the test, and that is.

You should hold a minimum of a graduate degree from a renowned registered college with an aggregate percentage of 50%. You can opt for the exam if you are an applying candidate in last year of your graduation.

Many students attempt the test while in the final year to get the brief of the standard and the type of the question.

Amongst the many exams for entrance the exams of AICTE CMAT cannot be attempted without experience, for opting to these, you need to have an experience of minimum five years before filling the application form.

The MBA entrance exams are mandatory for every MBA aspirant.

MBA Entrance Exams – For Every MBA Aspirant

There is a list of MBA qualifying exams wherein the syllabus for the exam is more or less the same. The most prominent platforms to conduct MBA Entrance exams are-

Exam Availability of form Exam date Result date Syllabus
MAT(Management Aptitude Test) November last week February second week and May last week September last week Language comprehension, quantitative aptitude, data analysis, Critical reasoning, Indian and global environment
CAT (Common admission test) September last week November last week January first week Verbal and reading comprehension, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning
XAT (Xavier Aptitude test) November last week January first week January last week Verbal ability. Logical reasoning, decision making, quantitative aptitude, data interpretation, GK
GMAT (Graduate Management aptitude test) October first week November last week December first week Writing assessment, integrated reasoning, quantitative aptitude, the verbal section
SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) Last week November The second week of December First week January Current affairs, general English, quantitative aptitude, data interpretation, verbal ability, and reasoning, reading comprehension
N-MAT (Narsee Monjee Aptitude test) The first week October Last week November Last week January Verbal ability, reading comprehension, quantitative ability, data interpretation, and data insufficiency
IBSAT (ICFAI business school admission test) The first week July Last week December Last week February Verbal ability, reading comprehension, quantitative ability, data interpretation, and data insufficiency
IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Last week September First week  December The second week of April Data interpretation, quantitative aptitude, English comprehension, logical reasoning, general awareness, verbal ability.
ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) It takes place 5 times in a year depending upon the season First and last week February, last week May, first week  July and August With 20 days of the exam Analytical reasoning, quantitative skill, verbal skill,
TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) Depends upon the course Last week May Last week June English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning
AMUCAT (Aligarh Muslim University AMU CAT) The first week February The first week May June Comprehension, quantitative aptitude, environment awareness, reasoning, data analysis
AMRITA (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) October The second week of March The second week of May Maths, reasoning, English
BMAT (Bharati Vidyapeeth Management Aptitude Test) January Last week March First week April Logical reasoning, current affairs, computer awareness, management skills, quantitative aptitude
FMS (Faculty of Management Studies) Same as CAT Same as CAT Same as CAT Same as CAT
AP-ICET (AP ICET 2015 – Integrated Common Entrance Test) First week March First week May The second week of may Analytical ability, mathematical ability, communication ability.
KIITEE (KIIT Entrance Examination) The first week November The second week of April The first week July Quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, English, general awareness
KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) June August first week and September second week August second week Language comprehension, mathematical skill, basic aptitude, logical reasoning
MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad Admission test) August The second week of February April/may Writing ability, aptitude test, general awareness, psychometric test.
IGNOU OPENMAT (IGNOU OPENMAT MBA Entrance Exam) March June august Reasoning, aptitude, data analysis, English, general awareness
RMAT (Rajasthan Management Aptitude Test) March may Last week June or first week of July Reasoning, aptitude, data analysis, English, general awareness
SRMCAT (SRM Common Admission Test) January Last week April The first week  may Data interpretation, quantitative aptitude, reasoning, English, general knowledge, current affairs
HPCAT (Himachal Pradesh Combined Aptitude Test) April Last week May June English, reasoning, business environment, quantitative aptitude.
TS-Icet- Telangana State – Integrated Common Entrance Test First week March the first week  may Last week may Analytical ability, mathematical ability, communication ability.
TISSNET ( Tata Institute of social science) Last week November First week January Last week January English, general awareness, logical reasoning, maths
CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) Last week October Last week January Varies not fixed Logical reasoning, general awareness, language comprehension, quantitative aptitude


Procedure for filling MBA Entrance exam form

The procedure of application is totally online. First of all, the candidate is required to register his/her account on the portal for which he is willing to apply.

On the generation of the candidate ID, you need to fill the available online form with your details before filling the application ensure that you have the scanned copy of all the required documents.

The form is divided into 3 parts. The first part takes all the necessary details from your end, in the second part you need to upload your scanned signature along with your passport size photograph once everything is filled then you will be directed to the payment page.

The cost of the form ranges from INR 1000/- to INR 3000/- depending upon the exam you are applying for.

The mode of payment is online which you can pay from your credit card, debit card, visa card or master card depending upon your choice. Once the form is filled, it will be available for review so that you can check what you have filled.

Once you attest the review page, click the submit button, and the form will be submitted the details of your payment along with the application form will be available for printout.

Test Duration

The test duration for the MBA Entrance Exam is 150 minutes to 210 minutes where you need to be available in the centre 30 minutes before, and the exam is totally online.


There is a limitation for attempting these exams and each here there is an enormous number of candidates applying for the exam to ensure that you are prepared for the exam.

If you have, a particular college in mind strike for the selective exams and undergo the sample tests for them.

Always be confident remember you only need one seat for admission so no matter how many seats are available for qualification to give your best shot.

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