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As we know that MBA is the gateway to take admission in topmost management college in India. You should have corrected and updated information about almost all the top MBA entrance exams in India; 2022. MBA is one of the most popular degrees for management studies. Certainly, for admission in a government-approved college or institution you must appear in any national or state level MBA entrance exam. 

There are seven most popular entrance exams. These exams can give you a direct pass to any one of the top MBA colleges in India. These exams are:

  1. CAT
  2. MAT
  3. GMAT
  4. XAT
  5. CMAT
  6. ATMA
  7. NMAT
  9. IBSAT
  10. MICAT
  11. MhCET
  13. IIFT
  14. SNAP
  15. PGDBA

There are several other exams that you can further divide into several other categories.  Like. State-wise MBA entrance exam, Institute wise entrance exam etc. You can find the list of more than 20 MBA entrance exams below.


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Common Admission Test (CAT)

  1. CAT Exam: – A computer-based MBA entrance exam for admission into IIMs. Several other notable business schools consider this in India. There are 20 IIMs who randomly conduct this exam.
    Other Information
    Official Website: –
    Full-Form:- Common Admission Test
    Conducting Institute:- Indian Institute of Management ( IIMs)
    Exam Syllabus:- Reading Comprehension (VARC), Verbal Ability,  Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). The course is subject to change based on trends and requirements. Download the pdf.
    Eligibility:-  Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
    Exam Pattern:- Duration of the exam is 2Hours and for PWD category 3hrs. Number of questions asked 76 and 3 marks for correct and -1 for wrong answers. Information here is subject to change please verify this at Official Website
    Registration Process:- Online 
    Registration first week of august.
    Last date of registration:- last week of September.
    Admit card:- Last week of October
    Test conducted:- Last week of November
    Result declaration:- 2nd Week of January

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

  1. XAT:- stands for Xavier Aptitude Test  is an online examination test conducted by XLRI at the country level. XAT score is used by more than 150 institutes for admission in MBA/PGDM or in similar management programs. Centers are available in almost every state of India.
    Other Information
    Official Website:- 
    Full-Form:-   Xavier Aptitude Test
    Conducting Institute:- Xavier School of Management formerly Xavier Labor Relations Institute.
    Exam Syllabus:-  
    Majorly there are 4 sections; Decision Making (DM), Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI), Verbal and logical ability (VA and LR), General Knowledge (GK).
    Eligibility:-  it depends on the institute where you are taking admission as more than institute accept XAT as primary requirement. Some basic qualifications are that students must have a three yrs of graduate degree from recognized institute,  no specific percentage or CGPA required, final year students are also eligible to appear in XAT.
    Exam Pattern:- it is a computer-based online test of two hrs. consisting of MCQs, around 100 questions are there in a paper, one mark for each correct answer.
    Registration process:-  
    Registration:- August last week.
    Last date of registration:- First week of December.
    Admit card:- Last week of December
    Test conducted:- First week of January
    Result declaration:- 3nd Week of January
    Fees:-  Entrance Exam Fees:-  INR 1700 without late fees (additional INR 300)
    INR 2000 with late fees ( additional INR 500)

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

  1. MAT:- Is a national level MBA entrance test approved by the government of India. This exam has two patterns: one is a paper based test (PBT) and another is a computer-based test (CBT). You can opt for any one, both have the same fees structure i.e INR 1550 and if you opt both it will cost INR2650. Final year students can apply for this pass from any graduate program.  The score card issued to students can be accepted by almost all major institutions but before applying for MAT students should be advised to consult with the institute Note:- Dates are subject to change which students are advised to check on the official website mentioned below.Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- Management Aptitude Test
    Conducting Institute:- All India Management Association (AIMA) 
    Exam Syllabus:- Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning & India & Global Environment
    Eligibility:- Graduates in any discipline. Final year students can also apply.
    Exam Pattern:- Computer-based exam of 2 and half hr. (150 minutes). There are two modes of conducting this exam. One is a paper based test and another is a computer-based test.
    Registration Process:-  online from the official website.
    Registration starts on:- last week of Dec.
    Last date of registration:- 2nd week of Feb. PBT and last week of January CBT.
    Admit Card:- 2nd week of Feb to 3rd week of Feb for PBT and Last week of Jan.
    Test Conducted:-  3rd week of Feb for PBT and 1st week for CBT.
    Result Declaration:- Visit official website.
    Entrance Exam Fees:-  For PBT/CBT – INR 1550 and for both – INR 2650.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

  1. GMAT:- stands for Graduate Management Admission Test is a computerized characterized test which is to test writing, analytical, quantitative, reading and verbal skills of aspirants for admission in management program. Like PGDM, MBA and other management programs. This exam is conducted by the Graduate Management Council (GMAC). There are 2300+ institutions worldwide who accept this test for admission. This test is valid till 5 yrs and there are 650+ centres across the country. Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- Graduate Management Admission Test
    Conducting Institute:- Graduate Management Council (GMAC)
    Exam Syllabus:- Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal (original order), Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
    Exam Pattern:- Exam duration is 3.5 hrs
    Registration Process:-  registration process is completely online. You need to create an account on the official website and then complete the registration. Further instructions are available on the official website mentioned above.
    Registration starts on:- there is no fixed date aspirants are suggested to check the official website.
    Last date of registration:- not fixed.
    Test Conducted:- online.
    Result Declaration:-  not fixed
    Entrance Exam Fees:-  depend on the country from where you are planning to attend the exam.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

  1. CMAT:- again this is a computer-based test which is conducted by the National Testing Agency. CMAT stands for Common Management Admission Test. This is a national level management college admission test facilitating institutions to select suitable students for management programs. The score card is valid till three years from the date of announcement of the result. Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- Common Management Admission Test
    Conducting Institute:- National Testing Agency
    Exam Syllabus:- Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:- Algebra, Time-Speed-Distance, Allegations & Mixtures, Geometry, graph, Quadratic and linear equations, etc.
    Logical Reasoning:- Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, etc.
    Language Comprehension:- Reading Comprehension, Grammar, English Usage Errors, Para jumbles, etc.
    General Awareness:- Economy, business, world, politics, sports, culture, society
    Eligibility:- Graduate in any discipline or equivalent from recognized institution. Final year students are also eligible to appear in the exam.
    Exam Pattern:- this is an online test, duration 180 minutes having a total 100 questions of 400 marks. 4 marks for each correct answer and -1 for wrong answer.
    Registration Process:-  
    Registration starts on:- first week of jan.
    Last date of registration:- second week of feb.
    Admit Card:- last week of feb.
    Test Conducted:- last week of feb.
    Result Declaration:- first week of march . 

National Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

  1. NMAT :- National Management Aptitude test is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This is a national level MBA entrance exam to take admission in finest management institutions.
    Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- National Management Aptitude Test.
    Conducting Institute:- GMAC
    Exam Syllabus:- Vocabulary, Grammar, Comprehension & Logical Reasoning
    Eligibility:- Graduation from any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
    Exam Pattern:- this is a MCQ format exam with 120 questions divided into 3 sections
    Registration Process:-  
    Registration starts on:- first week of July
    Last date of registration:- first week of Oct.
    Admit Card:- generated just after successful registration and payment. (may delayed by 2-3 days)
    Test Conducted:- first week of October to mid December
    Result Declaration:-  3rd week of January
    Entrance Exam Fees:-  INR 2500

AIMS Test for Management Admission

  1. ATMA:- stands for Aims Test for Management Admission. This is a National level test recognized by the Ministry of  HRD & AICTE. This exam is conducted by AIMS (Association of Indian Management School). This is an objective type test having aptitude assessment. There are 740 B schools who accept the admission based on ATMA.
    Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- Aims Test for Management Admission
    Conducting Institute:-  Association of Indian Management School
    Exam Syllabus:-  Analytical Reasoning Skills – I & II, Verbal Skills – I & II &  Quantitative Skills – I & II
    Eligibility:-  You should score a minimum of 50% marks in bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Final year appearing students are also eligible.
    Exam Pattern:- There are 180 questions in the exam which need to be completed before 3 hrs (30 mins for each section). Exam paper is available in 6 sections and all are MCQs. Negative marking is there.
    Registration Process:-  Online
    Registration starts on:- 3nd week of Nov.
    Last date of registration:- 1st week of Feb.
    Admit Card:- 1st week of Feb.
    Test Conducted:- 2nd week of Feb.
    Result Declaration :- 3rd week of Feb.

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP)

  1. SNAP:- Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is the online test to take admission in 16 B schools for MBA program. A candidate needs to register for the SNAP Test and also register for the Institute(s) offering her/his choice of programme(s) by paying separate registration fee for each programme. If shortlisted, s/he would then need to attend the further admission (GE-PIWAT) process conducted by each of these Institutes individually.
    Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:-  Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP)
    Conducting Institute:- Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
    Exam Syllabus:- General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
    Eligibility:- Graduate from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade( 45% for SC/ST category)
    Exam Pattern:- It is a computer-based test of 120 minutes with MCQs. 25% negative marks for each wrong answer.
    Registration Process:-  
    Registration starts on:- 3rd week of August
    Last date of registration:- last week of November
    Admit Card:- 1st week of  December
    Test Conducted:- mid December.
    Result Declaration:- 2nd week of Jan.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

  1. IIFT MBA:- This exam is conducted by NTA once a year and this is a national level exam. IIFT accepts applications online and tests and counselings are conducted offline. This exam lasts for 2 hrs. IIFT stands for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the exams are conducted by NTA i.e National Testing Agency.
    Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
    Conducting Institute:- National Testing Agency
    Exam Syllabus:- English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge And Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. For more in details follow the link
    Eligibility:- minimum of 3 yrs of bachelor’s degree from recognized university with minimum of 50% marks. (45% for ST, ST & PWD categories). No age limitations are there.
    Exam Pattern:- 2 hrs of exam having six sections. There is no fixed question limit and all the questions are MCQs. A total of 20 cities are there where the exams have been conducted.
    Registration Process:-  
    Registration starts on:- 2nd week of Sept.
    Last date of registration:- 3rd week of OCT
    Admit Card:-  3rd week of Nov.
    Result Declaration:- 2nd week of Dec.  
    Entrance Exam Fees:-  INR 1650 for online mode.

Tata Institute of  Social Science -Management Entrance Test (TISS-NET)

  1. TISS-NET:- Tata Institute of Social Sciences Management Entrance Test is a computer-based test with 100 MCQs. This is an MBA entrance exam conducted in 40 cities. Students score 1 mark for each correct answer and for every incorrect answer 0.25 will be deducted.
    Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- Tata Institute of Social Science
    Conducting Institute:- Tata Institute of Social Science
    Exam Syllabus:- Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation & Business Awareness
    Eligibility:- bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent
    Exam Pattern:-this is one hour and 40 mins exam with 100 MCQs
    Registration Process:-  
    Registration starts on:- 3rd week of DEC.
    Last date of registration:- last week of JAN.
    Admit Card:- 3rd week of JAN.
    Test Conducted:- 1st week of FEB.
    Result Declaration:- 3RD week of FEB.
    Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT)

  1. IBSAT:- Is a national level entrance test conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. This exam is held online once a year. IBSAT has 9 campuses in the country namely, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Mumbai, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Pune, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Jaipur and IBS Dehradun. 120 minutes of exam containing 140 questions in MCQ format. Course offered via this exam is MBA/PGDM.
    Other information
    Official Website:-
    Full-Form:- ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
    Conducting Institute:- ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
    Exam Syllabus:- Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation
    Eligibility:- Should have a graduation degree from a recognized institute/university with at least 50% of marks. Graduation should be from English medium and final year appearing students can also apply.
    Exam Pattern:- the exam is conducted online. 120 minutes of exam containing 140 MCQs. Language of the exam is English only.




SRCC conducts SRCC GBO exam as an initial stage for shortlisting students for admission to its PGDGBO program in Global Business Operations. This particular PGDGBO program is related to the international business management. So, students interested in international business management can appear for this exam. This exam is conducted across various cities in India.

EXAM PATTERNS- SRCC GBO exam has a total of 160 questions which can be answered in 120 minutes. It is a Computer Based test. The questions are of MCQ type. There are total four sections- Logical Ability, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Ability and English comprehension & Language Ability. For every correct answer, four marks will be awarded. For every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

EXAM SYLLUBUS- The section wise syllabus for this exam is as follows-


Quantitative Ability – Arithmetic, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Permutations, Combinations, Probability, Geometry, Logarithms, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Number Systems, and Progressions & Series.


Data Interpretation- Graphs, Caselets, Line Graphs, Pie Charts and other graphs.


Logical Reasoning – Critical Reasoning, Analogies, Clocks & Calendars, Arrangements, and directions.


English Comprehension & Language Ability- Reading Comprehension, Word Meanings, FIJs, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Parajumbles and Odd man out.


  1. MhCET – MH-CET Is the common state-level entrance test for admission to MBA programs at B-schools in Maharashtra. Colleges like JBIMS, PUMBA, SIMSREE etc. accept the score of MH-CET. Once the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of MH-CET percentiles, they have to appear for a Common Admission Process for the next stage of admission. MH-CET is approximately conducted in 50 cities. MH-CET is conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE).

EXAM PATTERN – Logical Reasonings 75Q , Quant -50Q , Visual Reasoning – 25Q , VARC – 50Q

Syllabus – The major topics covered are-


Arithmetic, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Permutations, Combinations, Probability, Geometry, Logarithms, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Number Systems, and Progressions & Series, Graphs, Caselets, Line Graphs, Visual or Image Reasoning, Pie Charts and other graphs, Critical Reasoning, Analogies, Clocks & Calendars, Arrangements, and directions, Reading Comprehension, Word Meanings, FIJs, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Parajumbles and Odd man out.


  1. PGDBA – Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) course is analytics courses in India. It is provided by three premier institutes of India – ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, and IIM Calcutta. Each institute will teach the students essential skills for excelling in the Business Analytics domain. For shortlisting students for this course, the PGDBA exam is conducted every year. It is slightly different from the other MBA entrance exams. The questions asked in this exam are from higher mathematics topics, usually studied by students of science background in class 11th and 12th. This exam consists of a total of 50 questions to be completed in three hours.

Exam pattern- This exam consists of a total of 50 questions to be completed in three hours.  For every correct answer, three marks are awarded. For every incorrect answer, one mark is deducted. There is no sectional time limit.

Quantitative Aptitude- 25Q, Data Interpretation & Reasoning 10Q , Verbal Ability – 10Q.

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