MBA Entrance Exams

Masters of Business Administration aka MBA is the most sought after masters course in not only India but across the globe. For management analysis and strategy, various arenas of business are studied. For instance- applied statistics, business ethics, business law, managerial economics, management, marketing, and operations to name a few. MBA is a professional degree which enables a student to enter the various domains of marketplace- be it as a business analyst, entrepreneur, financial analyst, portfolio manager, market analyst, program manager, consultant, etc. Prestigious B-schools in India guarantee better placements to their students by attracting some of the best recruiters.

In order to pursue master's degree course in business management, entrance to prestigious and prominent B-schools in India takes place through various entrance exams. There are various MBA entrance exams in India. Getting into a B-school is a tough battle as India has more than 50 MBA Entrance test. Many of which are conducted at national level, others at regional level while the remaining are done at institute level. Some of which are- CAT, MAT, CMAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, ATMA, TISSNET, etc.

CAT (Common Admission Test)



Admission to premier business schools in India is done through Common Admission Test, popularly known as CAT. CAT score is accepted by most business schools in India which include - IIMs and various other management schools. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducts CAT. It is the most sought after exams in the country for entry into prestigious IIMs. CAT exam is usually held in November-December while registration for it begins in August-September. Candidates are given a time span of 180 minutes to attempt 100 questions. CAT comprises four segments - Verbal, Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning.

MAT (Management Aptitude Test)



It is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams. MAT is conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association). Candidates have to answer 200 questions in a span of 150 minutes. India and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, along with Intelligence and Critical Reasoning are five areas wherein the candidates are examined.

CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)



CMAT is conducted by AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education). It is held in January every year. In CMAT, an aspirant's aptitude in four main sections is tested- Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)



Xavier Aptitude Test is conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur. "Quantitative Ability"; "English Language and Logical Reasoning"; "Decision Making"; and "GK & Essay" are the four areas in which a candidates ability is examined.

SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)



SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International University. "General English"; "Quantitative, Data Interpretation &Data Sufficiency"; " General Awareness- GK, Current Affairs, Business Scenario"; and "Analytical & Logical Reasoning" are the areas wherein a candidates ability is tested.

IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)



Held in pen-paper mode, IIFT entrance exam is held for admission to Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. It comprises 200 MCQs and is conducted for 2 hours.

ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions)



It is held 4 times a year- Feb, May, July and August. It examines candidates on following parameters- Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1; Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 2; Quantitative Skills Part 1; Quantitative Skills Part 2, Verbal Skills Part 1, and Verbal Skills Part 2.

TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test)



Popular TISSNET is conducted by TISS for entrance to masters programs in TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderbad, Guwahati, IMHST, Chennai, MHAT, Calicut, and G-Set Ranchi.

NMAT by GMAC (Narsee Monjee Admission Test by GMAC)



NMAT scores is used for admission to NMIMS, Alliance University, SRM University, BML Munjal University, VIT University, Ansal University, and ICFAI Business School(IBS).

IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand) Admission Test



IRMA is conducted for admission to IRMA, Anand Institute. Aspirants need to answer forty questions in eighty minutes.

Last Updated on : November 14, 2017

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