In the present date, the MBA has become very popular with students as it provides a high paying career and works in the corporate sector. To pursue an MBA, you have to go through various entrance exams. There are more than 40 entrance exams in India that are conducted to get admission into the colleges providing MBA. These entrance exams conducted on a national level, state level, and university level. Below is provided the list of top 20 entrance exams that allows you to get admitted to a good MBA college.
CAT (Common Admission Test) is the most popular exam for MBA in India. It is an online mode exam conducted on a national level by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and its score is accepted by more than 500 B-schools and MBA colleges and all 20 IIMs.
|Registration Starts||August 7, 2019|
|Registration Ends||September 18, 2019|
|Exam Date||November 24, 2019|
|Result Declaration||2nd week of January 2020 (tentative)|Check the Eligibility criteria for CAT, Click here
CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) is also a highly popular exam for MBA aspirants. It is an online-based exam conducted on a national level by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and its score is accepted by more than 400 MBA colleges.
|Registration Starts||November 2, 2019|
|Registration Ends||December 7, 2019|
|Exam Date||January 28, 2020|
|Result Declaration||February 8, 2020|To know the cut-off and preparation tips for CMAT, click here
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is conducted on a national level by the All India Management Association (AIMA) and its score is accepted by more than 400 MBA institutions. MAT is held four times every year in the month of February, May, September, and December through both online and offline mode.
For September Session:
For December Session:
|Registration Starts||June 17, 2019|
August 25, 2019(PBT)
September 8, 2019(CBT)
September 21, 2019(PBT)
September 14, 2019(CBT)
|Result Declaration||On or after September 28, 2019|
|Registration Starts||October 2019|
|Registration Ends||December 10, 2019(CBT)|
|Exam Date||December 2019|
|Result Declaration||December 2019|Check out the steps to clear MAT easily here
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is conducted on a national level by Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur through online mode and its score is accepted by all the Xavier Institutions and more than 100 other MBA
|Registration Starts||August 25, 2019|
|Registration Ends||December 5, 2019|
|Exam Date||January 5, 2020|
|Result Declaration||January 14, 2020 (Tentative)|To know about XAT registration process, click here
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is an international level of entrance exam for the study of Management in various institutions worldwide. It is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This is an online-based exam and can be given during any time of the year.
SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) is conducted on a national level by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. This online-based entrance exam gives you admission to 15 Symbiosis institutes present in the country.
|Registration Starts||August 16, 2019|
|Registration Ends||November 23, 2019|
|Exam Date||December 15, 2019|
|Result Declaration||January 10, 2020|Click here to know about the eligibility criteria for SNAP
NMAT is a management exam is conducted on a national level by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This exam's score is considered by several MBA colleges across the country. The exam will be conducted on the period of October - December through the online method.
|Registration Starts||July 2, 2019|
|Registration Ends||October 3, 2019|
|Exam Date||October 4, 2019 – December 17, 2019|
|Result Declaration||3rd week of January 2020|To know how different is NMAT from CAT, click here
ATMA or AIMS test is conducted on a national level by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) and is accepted by more than 300 MBA colleges. The exam is done both online and offline mode and is held four times a year in the month of February, May, July, and December.
|Registration Starts||November 27, 2019|
|Registration Ends||December 18, 2019|
|Exam Date||December 23, 2019|
|Result Declaration||December 27, 2019|
IBSAT (ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test) is an online-based University level entrance exam conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. The score of this exam is used to get admission to nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses present in the country.
|Registration Starts||1st July 2019|
|Registration Ends||12th December 2019|
|Exam Date||22nd & 23rd December 2019|
|Result Declaration||27 December 2019|
The MICA Admission Test (MICAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. The exam is conducted two times per year in the month of February and December through the online method.
|Event (December Session)||Date|
|Registration Starts||August 23, 2019|
|Registration Ends||November 20, 2019|
|Exam Date||December 2, 2019|
|Result Declaration||December 19, 2019|
IRMASAT is a university level entrance exam conducted by IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand) to get admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) at Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). The exam is going to be held in the 1st week of February via online mode.
|Registration Starts||September 20, 2019|
|Registration Ends||December 31, 2019|
|Exam Date||February 1st week, 2020|
|Result Declaration||March 15, 2020 (Tentative)|
KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) is a state-level entrance to get admission to various MBA colleges in the state of Karnataka. The exam is conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) in offline mode. The exam is conducted twice a year in the month of February and July.
|Event (February Session)||Date (Tentative)|
|Registration Starts||1st week of November 2019|
|Registration Ends||Last week of January 2020|
|Exam Date||3rd week of February 2020|
|Result Declaration||4th week of February 2020|To know details about the filling of application of KMAT, click here
The Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT) is a university-level entrance exam to get admission in the HPU for various MBA programs. It is conducted by the university itself through offline mode.
|Registration Starts||April 1, 2020|
|Registration Ends||May 5, 2020|
|Exam Date||May 26, 2020|
|Result Declaration||June 9, 2020|
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) entrance exam is an offline based university level entrance exam conducted by the IIFT to get admission in the university itself.
|Registration Starts||September 9, 2019|
|Registration Ends||October 25, 2019|
|Exam Date||December 1, 2019|
|Result Declaration||December 11, 2019|
JEMAT (Joint Entrance Management Aptitude Test) is conducted by the West Bengal University and is a university-level entrance exam. This exam grants admission into various management courses at West Bengal University. The exam will be held in the month of July via offline.
|Event ||Date (Tentative)|
|Registration Starts||June 2020|
|Registration Ends||June 2020|
|Exam Date||July 2020|
|Result Declaration||August 2020|
MPMET (Madhya Pradesh Management Entrance Test) is conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board to give admission to various MBA colleges in Madhya Pradesh. It is a state-level entrance exam given in offline mode which will be held in the month of January.
|Registration Starts||October 11, 2019|
|Registration Ends||November 11, 2019|
|Exam Date||January 17 – January 24, 2020|
|Result Declaration||June 28, 2020|
SRM Joint Entrance Exam Management (SRMJEEM) is a university-level entrance exam conducted by SRM Institute of Science & Technology for admission in MBA programs at SRM university of Haryana and Sikkim. The exam is conducted in online mode and will be held in the month of May.
|Event ||Date (Tentative)|
|Registration Starts||October/ November 2019|
|Registration Ends||April 2020|
|Exam Date||Last week of May 2020|
|Result Declaration||Last week of May or 1st week of June 2020 |
S P Jain Aptitude Test (SPJAT) is a university-level entrance exam which is conducted by SP Jain School of Global Management which offers admission in Master of Global Business (MGB) and Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA). It is conducted four-time every year in the month of April, May, June, and July. It is an offline mode examination and grants admission in various MBA courses in the University itself.
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Management Entrance Test (UPESMET) is a university-level entrance exam conducted by the UPES University. The candidates can get admission to various MBA courses at the University of UPES. The exam mode is offline and will be conducted in the month of March.
|Event ||Date (Tentative)|
|Registration Starts||1st week of January 2020|
|Registration Ends||2nd week of January 2020|
|Exam Date||Last week of March 2020|
|Result Declaration||Last week of March – 1st week of April 2020|
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Management Aptitude Test (BUMAT) is a university-level entrance exam conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University to grant admissions in various MBA programs in the University. It is a national level entrance exam conducted via offline mode.
|Registration Starts||February 1, 2020|
|Registration Ends||May 30, 2020|
|Exam Date||June 2, 2020|
|Result Declaration||June 15, 2020|
These are the most popular MBA entrance exams conducted in India. The candidate must prepare accordingly for the entrance exam he/she is going to attend.