Which MBA Entrance Tests will you be taking?

MBA Entrance Exams

A degree in Management is almost everyone’s dream graduation. The first step to admission to this program is clearing the entrance test. Which entrance tests should you take for a 2022 admission?

Tests like IIM’s CAT, XLRI’s XAT, NTA’s CMAT, and AIMA’s MAT are gateways to several B-schools across the country. There are also institute-specific tests like NMAT by GMAC for NMIMS School of Business Management, SNAP for Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, and TISSNET for Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

The tests you aim would depend mainly on two factors:

  • The program
  • The institute

Once you have narrowed down the specialty and the institute, you can plan your preparation accordingly. You need to check for the dates the tests are likely to take place. Institutes and test-conducting bodies make announcements on their websites and in the press.

A list of most of the MBA tests for 2022 admissions:

Test

Institute

Program

Tentative dates

CAT

Indian Institute of Management

PGDM

November 2021

NMAT by GMAC

S V KM’s NMIMS School of Business Management

MBA

November 2021 to February 2022

XAT

Xavier School of Management

MBA

January 2022

SNAP

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

MBA

December 2021

TISSNET

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

MA

January/February 2022

CMAT

The National Testing Agency

MBA/ MMS

December 2022

MAT

All India Management Association

MBA/PGDM

September 2021, December 2021, February 2022, and May 2022

CET

Department of Technical Education of state governments

MMS

February/March 2022

 

If you are pursuing an MBA in Finance, you best options are:

Institute

Test

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

CAT

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

CAT

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

CAT

Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi

CAT

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

IIFT NTA

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

CAT/GMAT

S V KM’s NMIMS School of Business Management, Mumbai

NMAT by GMAC

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

Mah-CET, CAT, GMAT

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

SNAP

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

CAT/NLMEE

 

If you are pursuing an MBA in Marketing, you best options are:

Institute

Test

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

CAT

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

CAT

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

CAT

Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi

CAT

S.P. Jain Institute of Managementand Research, Mumbai

CAT/GMAT

S V KM’s NMIMS School of Business Management, Mumbai

NMAT by GMAC

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

Mah-CET, CAT, GMAT

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

SNAP

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

CAT/NLMEE

IMT, Ghaziabad

CAT

 

If you are pursuing an MBA in HR, you best options are:

Institute

Test

XLRI, Jamshedpur

XAT

XLRI, Ranchi

XAT

SCM- HRD, Pune

SNAP

TISS, Mumbai

TISSNET

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

CAT

Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi

CAT

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

CAT/NLMEE

S.P. Jain Institute of Managementand Research, Mumbai

CAT/GMAT

S V KM’s NMIMS School of Business Management, Mumbai

NMAT by GMAC

ISB, Hyderabad

GMAT/GRE

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

CAT/NLMEE

IMT, Ghaziabad

CAT

 

If you are pursuing an MBA in General Management, you best options are:

Institute

Test

Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi

CAT

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

Mah-CET, CAT, GMAT

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

CAT

Indian Institute of Management,Ahmedabad

CAT

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

CAT

Department of Management Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Mah-CET

S.P. Jain Institute of Managementand Research, Mumbai

CAT/GMAT

S V KM’s NMIMS School of Business Management, Mumbai

NMAT by GMAC

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

SNAP

ISB, Hyderabad

GMAT/GRE

 

The next step

Once you have decided on the specialty and institute, you need to prepare for the relevant tests. The difficulty levels in each of the tests may vary. But most tests cover:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability
  • Logical Aptitude
  • General Awareness (some exams do not test this)

You must compile topics covered in each section and prepare accordingly. You can find general information on the web. However, professional help goes a long way in fine-tuning your preparation. You can look at joining professional test-prep institutes that specialize in training candidates for entrance tests. Most institutes offer classroom coaching, study material, mock tests, and personal coaching.

To know more about MBA Exams join, CAT Exam Discussion, GMAT Exam Discussions and XAT 2021 Exam Discussion.

All the best!

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