MBA entrance exam is gateway to seek entry into the domain of management. Every candidate who aims to get admission in the top B-school of India has to undergo the test of their knowledge and aptitude. There are several B-schools in every state of India, each one of them is known for its own USP. The main question that bothers every MBA aspirant is about the important MBA entrance exams for which they should appear.
Candidates are advised to take a look at the list of top MBA entrance exams for group of institutes, in some cases, individual institutes that accept the score of MBA entrance test set by them as a benchmark to test the candidates. For example, if you wish to get admission in IIMs, you need to appear for the CAT Exam, however, if you are inclined to get admission in XLRI (Jamshedpur) institute, you only need to prepare and appear for the XAT MBA entrance test.
WHAT IS CAT ?
CAT Exam (Common Admission Test) is a selection test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as a prerequisite for admissions to their business administration programs. The CAT is also prerequisite for admissions into numerous other management colleges across India, which include institutes like (SPJIMR), Faculty of Management Studies, Management Development Institute , Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), International Management Institute (IMI), and others.
CAT Exam Highlights
|Exam Name||Common Admission Test (CAT)|
|Conducting Institute||To be announced|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam schedule||Last week of November, 2021|
|Exam Fees||Rs 2,000 (General category) and Rs 1,000 (Reserved category)|
|Number of Applications||2.30 lakh|
|Exam Purpose||Admission into IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1,200 B-Schools in India|
|No. of Test Cities||156|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||1-800-209-0830 (Toll Free)|
WHAT IS MAT ?
The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test, conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), for admissions to MBA. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test.MAT is an objective test, designed to measure the candidate’s general aptitudes in language comprehension, mathematical skills, intelligence and critical reasoning, Indian and global environment.
MAT 2021 Highlights
|Name of Exam||Management Aptitude Test – MAT 2021|
|Name of Organization||All India Management Association (AIMA)|
|Level of Exam||National|
|Validity of Scores||1 year|
|Mode of Application||Online only|
|Mode of Exam||Online/Computer Based Test (CBT), Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) and Offline/Paper Based Test(PBT)|
|Courses Offered||MBA, PGDM|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Number of Exams a year||4|
|MAT Exam Centers||PBT – 41 CBT – 31|
|MAT Helpline Number||011 – 24645100
011 – 24617354
011 – 43128100
|MAT Helpline Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org|
What is XAT Exam?
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. It also provide admission in around 700 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post graduate management programmes.
XAT Exam Highlights
|Exam Name||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)|
|Conducting Body||XLRI, Jamshedpur|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Exam Pattern||100 questions in MCQ format|
|Exam Fees||Rs 1,750 (General category)|
|Exam Purpose||Admission into 800+ MBA colleges|
|No. of test takers||Nearly 95,000|
|No. of Test Cities||72|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||18002674008|
The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test that assesses the candidates’ analytical writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English. It is conducted annually. This test is taken to get admission into a graduate management program, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses in top business schools.
GMAT 2021: Key Highlights
|GMAT full form||Graduate Management Admission Test|
|Most popular for||MBA courses outside India, check 500 + colleges on Shiksha|
|Also accepted for||MS courses outside India
MBA courses in India
|Conducted by||GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)|
|Mode of Exam||Computer-based adaptive test|
|GMAT fee||US $250 (INR 18,300 approx)|
|Score Range||Min 200, Max 800|
|GMAT Contact||+91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time
Email: GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@ pearson.com
What is NMAT?
NMAT by GMAC is an MBA entrance test conducted for admission to NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies conducted NMAT. The national level entrance exam, NMAT, is conducted once a year during the 88-day test window. NMAT by GMAC score is based on the performance of candidates.
NMAT 2021 Highlights
|Exam Name||NMIMS Management Aptitude Test|
|Commonly known as||NMAT by GMAC | NMAT|
|Conducting Body||Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)|
|Frequency||Once a year (88-day test window)|
|Syllabus||Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning|
|Exam Purpose||Admission into top business schools of India such as NMIMS, SP JIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, LM Thapar, etc.|
|Number of Test Cities||46|
|Exam Helpdesk Number||0120 4397855|
Ans Broadly speaking, there are 9 popular National Level MBA entrance exams in India for MBA admission. They are CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, ATMA and GMAT. Then are the State Level Exams like MAH CET, TANCET, PGCET, KMAT 2021 which will help you get into MBA colleges in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu etc.
Ans In India, based on MBA aspirant’s feedback, CMAT is the easiest MBA entrance examination. The Common Management Admission Test or CMAT is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Ans Often referred as the gateway to the Xavier’s league, XAT is the second most popular and considered to be the toughest MBA entrance exam in India.
Ans There is nothing tough in MBA… It is depend upon your liking of your interest… MBA is Masters in Business Administration is a professional degree, To get the admission into reputed MBA College you must crack the MBA Entrance Exam. Other than that MBA’s are not that tough.