MBA (Management) Entrance Exams

Master of Business Administration is most sought after degree in today’s work arena. Be it your family business or a plush job in MNCs, MBA is the most valued degree which develops one’s management skills.

If you are seeking admissions into the best B-schools, you will have to face some of the toughest exams held in India viz. CAT, XAT, IIFT, TISSNET, SNAP, et Cetra.

CAT – CAT is a pre-requisite for admissions into various Post-Graduate and fellow programs of 13 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). CAT score is also the gateway to other premium institutes like FMS- Delhi, MDI – Gurgaon, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research – Mumbai, IMT – Ghaziabad, TAPMI – Manipal, et cetera.

CAT is a multiple-choice question-based exam, which includes – Quantitative Aptitude; Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

This exam is held in November every year.

Other Management Entrance Exams

XAT- Xavier Aptitude test is an eminent competitive national level aptitude test held by XLRI Jamshedpur, for admission to management programme at XLRI and other XAT participating institute across the country. This exam is held in the month of January every year.

IIFT – The exam is a common entrance exam conducted for admission to MBA International Business (full-time) offered by the three campuses of IIFT. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

TISSNET – Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts this National Entrance Test for all Master programs offered by TISS. MA programs of TISS are highly sought after Master Degree courses for the candidates seeking a career in management and other branches. This exam is held in January month of each year.

SNAPSymbiosis National Aptitude Test, popular as SNAP in a national-level management entrances test, administered by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission to its institutes offering management programs.

There are various other exams held for admission to some other institutes like NMAT, MAT, CMAT, IBSAT, IRMASAT, and others. All exams are held between the months of September to February each year. All the above exams are MCQ based and cover Quantitative aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Dates Interpretative.

A general eligibility criteria for these exams is bachelor’s degree (Passed with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA for General candidates & 45% marks or equivalent CGPA for SC, ST, and Differently Abled candidates) in any discipline from a recognized college or university.