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Most Popular MBA Entrance Exams in India

Are you planning to do MBA in top institutes in India? If yes, then you have to know about the various popular MBA entrance examinations available in India.

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Most Popular MBA Entrance Exams in India

  1. 1. Most Popular MBA Entrance Exams in India
  2. 2. Introduction Are you planning to do MBA in top institutes in India? If yes, then you have to know about the various popular MBA entrance examinations available in India. There are different level of exams available in India namely - Common entrance exams, State specific entrance exams and Institute specific entrance exams. Most of the MBA entrance exams conducted once in a year like CAT, XAT, CMAT and some other entrance exams are conducted more than once in a year like MAT. Let us have a quick overview of all the top entrance exams.
  3. 3. Common Admission Test (CAT) The Common Admission Test or CAT is the most popular nationwide entrance test for admission into various management courses in India. The Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) use this test as the primary criteria for selecting students for admission into its reputed management courses. Besides IIMs, over 182 top business schools use the CAT as the admission criteria for admission into their management courses. The score obtained in this test is valid for one year. To write this test, you must hold a bachelor degree with at least 50% marks. Final year students are also eligible to appear. The registration usually closes in the last week of September and the exam is held in the month of November .The results are published in the month of January. Click here to get more information.
  4. 4. Management Aptitude Test The MAT test is a standardized test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) since 1988. MAT is conducted by the Centre for Management Services (CMS) division of All India Management Association (AIMA) in four times a year (in February, May, September & December). It can be taken if you want to get into a good business school in India or abroad. Next to CAT, the MAT score is the most widely accepted score in India. Over 600 business schools in India use MAT as an admission criteria. The test can either be taken in a paper-pen format or in the computer format. A registration fee of Rs 1200 is required to complete registration. Aspirants must hold bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university to write this entrance test. Final year students are also eligible to appear. Click here to get more information.
  5. 5. Xavier’s Aptitude Test (XAT) Like CAT and MAT, XAT is also an Indian nationwide entrance test used primarily by XLRI to select students for admission into its MBA programme. Though IIM does not use XAT as a criterion for admission, over 140 other Indian management institutes use XAT as a criterion for admission. You need to be a graduate to take this test. The registration closes in the first week of December and the test is conducted in January and the results are declared in the same month. Click here to get more information.
  6. 6. NMAT by GMAC NMAT by GMAC is an entrance exam conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) to select students for admissions to NMIMS University and 15 other B- schools across India. NMAT by GMAC is a computer based test usually conducts in the month of October every year. Aspirants can get the application form paying Rs. 1600; also the application varies depending upon the number of programs and campuses you are applying for. Aspirants must hold bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university to write this entrance test. Click here to get more information.
  7. 7. Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) A test that is equivalent to CAT in its challenge and rigour, the GMAT is a test you must take if you wish to do MBA abroad. It is the most popular management test and over 2100 universities in the world, including Indian universities and business schools, use GMAT scores as criteria for selecting students. Its score is valid for five years. To take this test, you must be at least 18 years of age and possess a graduate degree from any recognized university. The GMAT can be taken at any time of the year and it is an on demand test. The test can be taken once every 31 days and in one year, a candidate can take a maximum of five tests. Click here to get more information.
  8. 8. Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) CMAT is a computer based management aptitude test conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It is a standardized nationwide test that was launched by AICTE to reduce the mental and financial burden of students in giving various entrance tests. The CMAT score is accepted by all the AICTE approved colleges that offer the MBA degree. The registration starts in the second week of November and closes in the second week of December. The test is conducted usually in the second week of January and the results are published a week later than the test date. Click here to get more information.
  9. 9. Choosing the Best Entrance Test The entrance tests you are appearing depend on which universities/business schools you wish to enter. You must also consider national and international validity. You must also make sure whether the university of your choice accepts the entrance test or not. CAT will give you the passport to most of the Indian business schools and GMAT will make you eligible to do MBA abroad. Hence, it can be said that CAT and GMAT are the best entrance tests to take for admission into MBA. Tags: CAT, MAT, XAT, NMAT, GMAT, CMAT All the best!!!!!!
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