MBA in India is considered one of the most popular courses, As MBA is Professional Degree for Business & Management. But for getting admission in good MBA college or B-school depends on the entrance exam you give. There are numerous entrance exams for example: – CAT, MAT, GMAT, NMAT & many more which we will discuss in detail in this article. These exams are conducted every year to shortlist the Candidates for MBA Admissions.
Common Aptitude Test (CAT)
One of the most common & Popular Entrance Exam for Master in Business Administration is Common Aptitude Test (CAT) Organized by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) every year.
Scores of Common Aptitude Tests are used for admission by most of the IIMs and over 1000+ other management institutes across the country. Every year more than 2 Lakh Students appear for CAT examination.
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
After Common Aptitude Test (CAT), Common Management Admission Test or CMAT is considered as the second largest management entrance examination of the country and nearly 1.5 lakh candidates appear every year in this examination. Common Management Admission is a popular option among MBA aspirants after Common Aptitude Test (CAT). Score of CMAT exam is accepted by 500+ MBA Colleges & B-Schools across the country. The Common Management Admission Test or CMAT exam held every year in January.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is another Popular Entrance exam after CAT & CMAT, XAT is a computer-based management aptitude exam which is Conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur, Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is taken by approximately one lakh+ candidates every year. Scores of Xavier Aptitude Test are accepted by XLRI, Jamshedpur and 100+ other management institutes in India.
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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is Conducted by Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is Considered as a national-level management entrance examination for MBA Aspirants. Scores of Symbiosis National aptitude test (SNAP) are primarily used for admission to 15+ institutes that comes under Symbiosis International University. However, many other MBA colleges & B- Schools accept SNAP scores for admission.
Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Management Aptitude Test or MAT is among one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in the country. More than 600+ institutes in India accept the score of MAT exam for admission to management programmes. Management Aptitude Test is Conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA), Good part about MAT is that it helds four times in a year – February, May, September and December. Many Students appear in this Exam from different parts of the country.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or IIFT entrance test is specific entrance test for Particular Institute. The IIFT exam is held for admission to one of the most prestigious institute i.e. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). Scores of IIFT exam is valid for admission to Indian Institute of Foreign Trade only.
ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT)
ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test or IBSAT is an institute level entrance test held every year for specific institute. ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test or IBSAT is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. Scores of IBSAT are used for admission to MBA and PhD programmes at 9 ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses across India located in– Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
AIMS Test for Management Admissions or ATMA
AIMS Test for Management Admissions or ATMA is a national-level management entrance test for MBA Aspirants. Scores of AIMS Test for Management Admissions are used for admission in several management programmes in over 600 MBA institutes in India.
MICA Admission Test (MICAT)
MICA Admission Test or MICAT is the online entrance test for MICA’s flagship two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communications (PGDM-C) specifically for MICA Institutes. To be eligible for MICAT, candidates first need to apply with CAT, XAT and GMAT exams. Selected applicants of mentioned exams will be called for MICAT entrance test which is held in December every year.
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MAH-CET
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MAH-CET is a state-level management entrance exam that held every year. Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MAH-CET is Organized by Maharashtra Board of technical education for admission to various management courses such as MMS, PGDBM and PGDM in various institutes in the state of Maharashtra only.
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) by GMAC
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test or NMAT is also one of the important MBA entrance exams in India for getting admissions in NMIMS & few other Management Institutes in our Country . It has recently acquired by GMAC and rebranded as NMAT by GMAC.
TISSNET by TATA
TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test) is an institute-level entrance exam Organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences for all the Masters programmes offered in TISS-Institutes located in Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut, G-SET Ranchi, etc.
IRMA Social Awareness Test or IRMASAT
IRMA Social Awareness Test or IRMASAT is an institute-level entrance exam for MBA Aspirants looking for MBA Specialization in Rural Management. IRMA Social Awareness Test or IRMASAT is conducted for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) at Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat. IRMA exam is held in the month of January every year.
IRMASAT uses scores of CAT/XAT for shortlisting the candidates in the first round. Shortlisted Students are then called for IRMA written test or IRMASAT on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”.
Karnataka Management Aptitude Test or KMAT
Karnataka Management Aptitude Test or KMAT is also a state-level entrance exam for admission to post graduate level programmes offered by Management Institutes and B-schools in the state of Karnataka only. Karnataka Management Aptitude Test or KMAT exam is held thrice in the year in months of May, July and September.