If you are an MBA aspirant and planning to write down the next entrance exam for MBA, here are few things you should know. Although, there are ‘n’ numbers of MBA entrance exams conducted in India and these exams analyse a candidate’s verbal and reasoning skills. B-schools prefer such candidates who possess critical and reasoning skills, which are the integral qualities required to become a good Manager.
This is the perfect time for you to start preparing for the MBA entrance exams if you’re dreaming about to be a Manager in near future. In India, there are many MBA entrance exams conducted every year. Some are of the National level like CAT, MAT, XAT etc. and some are of State level like – ICET, KMAT, TANCET etc. Other than these, there are GRE, GMAT & TOEFL exams which let you pursue higher studies or MBA abroad.
National Level MBA Entrance Exam 2017
|Eligibility Criteria||Exam Pattern||MBA Entrance Exam Dates|
|CAT (Common Admission Test)||A Bachelor’s degree under 10 + 2 + 3 scheme by the MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE with at least 50% marks (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (60 mins) + Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (60 mins) + Quantitative Ability (60 mins) = Total 180 Minutes||Application Procedure Starts During August-September|
|XAT (Xavier’s Aptitude Test)||The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. Minimum pass percentage required is 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)||Verbal and Logical Ability + Decision Making = 170 Mins & Essay & General Awareness (35 mins)||Registration for XAT commences from August & exam is conducted in January|
|MAT (Management Aptitude Test)||Candidate must be a Graduate in any discipline. Final year students are also eligible.||Language Comprehension (30 mins), Mathematical Skills (40 mins), Data Analysis and Sufficiency (35 mins) Intelligence and Critical Reasoning (30 mins) Indian and Global Environment (15 mins)||There are two types of test dates – Paper and Computer based. Registrations for the same starts during December.|
|CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)||Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Years duration Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category)||25 questions each from 1) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, 2) Logical Reasoning, 3) Language Comprehension, 4) General Awareness||Online Application starts from October|
|IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)||The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree||135 questions from Quantitative ability, Verbal Ability, Logic & Data Interpretation and General Awareness.||Registration for IIFT commences from July – September & the entrance exam is conducted in November.|
|ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions)||Candidate should have completed their graduation from a recognized university & should have scored a minimum of 50% of marks in aggregate.||Quantitative, Verbal & Analytical Reasoning Skills = Total 180 questions||Registrations for the Internet based online test – October and Exam to be conducted – March|
|NMAT (Narsee Monjee Admission Test) by GMAC||The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with at least 50% marks.||Language Skills, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Skills (Total 120 minutes)||Registration – July to October
Exam – November-December
|SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)||The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with at least 50% marks.||40 marks each on – 1) General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, 2) Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, 3) Current Affairs (of last 2 years) and 4) Analytical & Logical Reasoning – Total 120 minutes||Commencement of application – August
Date of Exam – December
State Level MBA Entrance Exam 2017
|Eligibility Criteria||Exam Pattern||MBA Entrance Exam Dates|
|AP – ICET (Integrated Common Entrance Test)||The applicants must be 21 years of age and must have passed their Graduation from any recognized Board /University.||200 questions from – 1) Section A – Analytical Ability (75 questions), 2) Mathematics (75 questions), 3) Communication (50 questions)||MBA application starts during February.
MBA Exam is conducted in the month of May.
|KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test)||Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Years duration Obtained at least 50% (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category)||1. Maths
2. Logical Reasoning
|Application starts from May and the exam is conducted in July.|
|TANCET (TamilNadu Common Entrance Test)||The applicants should be a Bachelor in any stream with a least 50% marks.||Questions from Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning (Total 120 minutes)||Application Forms are usually available from May and the Entrance Exam is conducted in the month of June.|
|HPCMAT (Himachal Pradesh Combined Management Aptitude Test)||Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or 45% marks in case of SC/ST candidates.||50 questions each from the 4 subjects – English Comprehension, Reasoning, Business environment, Arithmetic Comprehension and Data Interpretation||Application forms can be availed online from April and the exam is conducted during June.|
|KIITEE (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University)||The candidate must possess a graduate degree in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with at least 50% aggregate.||Quantitative Aptitude – 40 questions
Analytical Reasoning – 40 questions
English – 30 questions
General Knowledge – 20 questions
Issues of Social Concern – 20 questions
|The entrance exam is conducted in the month of January.|
Here are two major MBA entrance exams which can be magical door for you if you want to pursue MBA in abroad
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test, conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) worldwide throughout the year. More than 2,100 international colleges are offering 5900 and more programs to the GMAT qualified candidates. The total GMAT score is 800. It contains four sections namely: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Reasoning. The cost of GMAT is US$250.00. This is an international test conducted in India. However, there are several Indian B-schools who accept GMAT scores.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a computer-based uniform test. The candidates who are willing to get enrolled in international Graduate or Business Schools are required to qualify it. The test is conducted and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The exam contents are verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills. The cost to take the test is US$205.