Prominent National MBA Entrance Exams / Tests in India

India has over 1800 MBA Colleges. To get into a management institute, one has to go through a selection process which includes most OR all of the following :

1. Written Test
2. Group Discussion
3. Personal Interview
4. Essay Writing
5. Psychometric Test
6. Group Task
7. Management Games

The written exam tests the aptitude of the candidate in a number of areas. It usually consists of questions related to :

1. Quantitative Ability
(Questions in Mathematics mostly from 8-9-10 standard, covering Arithmetic, Geometry, Menstruation, Algebra, Trigonometry and Co-ordinate Geometry)

2. Verbal Section -
(Questions in the area cover Grammar, Sentence Correction, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension & Verbal Analogies)

3. Data Interpretation
(Analysis of Data. Usually data is in form of tables, charts, graphs. Students are required to study them and answer the related questions)

4. Logical Reasoning/Ability
(Questions to be solved using Common Logic)

5. General Awareness.
(Questions pertaining to current/past issues (national & global), economics, general knowledge etc.

There are a large number of Entrance exams for MBA/PGDM courses in the country. Some of these exams are used by multiple institutes as a part of their admission processes. There are some management institutes which conduct their own entrance exams. Some of the reputed among them are FMS, IIFT, IRMA, MICA, Narsee Monjee, FLAME. Some others like ISB, Hyderabad take GMAT Scores.

Preparation Strategy to Crack CAT 2010-11 & other Management Entrance Test:

There is no formula or shortcut to crack the CAT Test or any other MBA Entrance Test. One should take care of the following :

1. Clear your concepts of 8-9-10 standard maths (preferably NCRT)
2. Extensive Reading on current issues, business, economics etc
3. Regular puzzle solving
4. Solve as many questions in all areas of the CAT Test. Subscribe to study material from any national coaching center or download from internet. This practice will give you the required speed needed for CAT.
5. Daily write an essay (2-3 pages) on any one topic of your choice. Try refining them after 1 month.
6. Speak English 24x7 for fluency & confidence
7. Increase your vocabulary by over 2000 words (ie memorize & then use 20 new words daily).

List of Prominent MBA Entrance Exams / Tests in India


CAT (Common Admission Test for IIMs & other 140 BSchools in India)
Entrance Exam for IIM Ahmedabad / IIM Bangalore / IIM Calcutta / IIM Indore / IIM Kashipur /
IIM Kozhikode. IIM Lucknow / IIM Raipur / IIM Ranchi / IIM Rohtak / RGIIM Shillong / IIM Tiruchirappalli /
IIM Udaipur


Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
All India Management Association


XAT Test
MBA at XLRI, XIMB, GIM Goa, LIBA and other BSchools.


Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State
Admissions to First Year of Full Time Post Graduate Courses in Management Viz.
MBA / MMS / PGDBM / PGDM for the Academic Year 2013-2014


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
(IIFT, Delhi) Entrance Test


FMS, Delhi, University of Delhi
FMS to accept CAT 2011 scores for 2012 session


JMET (Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET)
PGP in Management offered by IITs & IISc Bangalore
NOTE : Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) stands discontinued.
Admission to the Post Graduate Management Degree Programmes (MBA/M.Mgmt) for 2012 - 2014 in six IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee) and IISc (Bengaluru) will be based on CAT 2011 score in place of JMET score


for Symbiosis (Pune & Bangalore) Postgraduate Programmes


(Rajasthan Management Admission Test)


Government of Karnataka
Consortium for Conduct of PGCET-2014
Rani Channamma University, Belagavi


IBSAT (IBS Aptitude Test)
Entrance Test for ICFAI Business Schools in India


Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai


IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand)
Entrance Exam for PGP Programs in Rural Management from IRMA, Anand, XIMB etc.


(AIMS Test for Management Admissions)


Entrance Test for PGP program at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
All Indian Council for Technical Education


Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, Bhopal
Management Entrance Test (MET)


Joint Entrance Examination-2015, Odisha (OJEE-2015)


U.P. Technical University, Lucknow
State Entrance Examination UPSEE


Punjab Technical University
Entrance Test for MBA/MCA: MET & PAMCAT


Central Universities' Common Entrance Test (CUCET)


Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)


Associate of Management of MBA/MMS Institutes, Maharastra | CET


KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
KIITEE (KIIT Entrance Examination)


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