MBA Entrance Exams 2021: The management field is one of the fastest-growing career choices among students. Candidates who seek to build a professionally inclined career in high corporate circles naturally tend to apply for management courses. India is well noted for top B-schools that offer high-end specialised courses in disciplines related to business administration. Candidates have to write entrance exams to get a seat in good management schools. In this article, we are listing down both national and state-level MBA entrance exams that will help students build a career in management courses.
List of MBA Entrance Exams in India
National Level Exams
CAT 2021 – Common Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam conducted every year by the IIMS on a rotation basis. Candidates who achieve high qualifying scores in CAT exam stand a chance to seek admission to one of the 19 IIMs and top B Schools of the country.
MAT 2021 – Management Aptitude Test is conducted by All India Management Association every year. MAT is conducted 4 times in a year – during February, May, September and December. Exam is carried out in both online and offline modes. Applications can be accessed in the online mode.
XAT 2021 – Xavier Labor Relations Institute conducts the Xavier Aptitude Test, a national level entrance exam every year. XAT is the next popular exam after CAT to offer admissions in top B Schools of the country.
CMAT 2021 – The National Testing Agency or NTA conducts the Common Management Aptitude Test through online mode. The exam is held as per stipulations and directions of Ministry of HRD, government of India.
GMAT 2021 – Graduate Management Admission Test is conducted by the GMAC or Graduate Management Admission Council. Candidates have the flexibility to register for GMAT once within a month and avail the registration for attending the exam five times in a year. The GMAT exam can be taken up by students all round the year during all twelve months.
SNAP 2021 – The Symbiosis university conducts the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP, which is a university level exam held in the offline mode. Online registration commences in the month of August, and the entrance exam acts as a gateway to enrol for management programs of affiliated institutions under Symbiosis University.
CUSAT 2021 – Cochin University of Science and technology is one of the premier institutes of Cochin established in the year 1971. Candidates can seek admissions for CUSAT MBA program through this CMAT/ MAT/ CAT scores followed by group discussion and personal interview rounds.
NMAT 2021 – NMIMS Management Aptitude Test or NMAT is a PG level university exam conducted for offering MBA admissions and other graduate management degree programs in various institutions. The Graduate Management Aptitude Council conducts the NMAT exam.
IBSAT 2021 – ICFAI foundation for higher education in Hyderabad conducts ICFAI business school Aptitude Test of IBSAT. It is a university level entrance exam offering management admissions for various programs offered by ICFAI University and All India’s ICFAI business schools.
ATMA 2021 – AIMS Test for management admissions or ATMA is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). This national level entrance test is conducted four times a year in both offline and online modes in the months of December, February, May and July.
IIFT 2021 – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is one of the premier business schools in the country for providing business education. A national-level entrance test is organised by National Testing Agency for offering admissions to MBA in international business at Kolkata and New Delhi campuses.
Delhi University Admissions 2021 – The University of Delhi is one of the leading universities of the country. Candidates who are interested in pursuing an MBA should fill up the application forms that are available from the month of May. NTA shall hold the DUET exam officially. Candidates are shortlisted based on CAT scores, group discussions followed by personal interview round.
IPU CET 2021 – Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University organises IPU Common Entrance Test, which is a university level exam. For admissions to MBA, applications can be accessed through the online mode. University conducts different exams, depending on the courses. Exams are conducted in the offline mode.
AMU 2021 – Aligarh Muslim University, UP is a government of India funded university. It conducts university level entrance exams for various courses offered by them. In the online mode, candidates can register for management courses. The exam is held in the offline mode.
Allahabad University 2021 – Allahabad university is one of the leading universities of UP. For offering admission in different courses, the university conducts its own entrance exam. MONIBRA is the entrance exam conducted for offering admissions to management programs. Candidates who qualify in the entrance test shall further be notified for group discussion and personal interview rounds.
CUCET 2021 – Central universities of India combined conduct the Central University Common Entrance Test for offering admissions to UG/PG and PhD courses in engineering, management and law courses.
Pondicherry University 2021- Pondicherry University is a central university established by the government of India in 1985. Candidates who wish to apply for MBA admissions can submit their CAT scores. Students who qualify based on CAT scores shall be shortlisted for further group discussion and personal interview rounds.
PESSAT 2021 – PES University conducts a university level entrance exam called PES Scholastic Aptitude Test to offer admissions in various UG and PG programs. Applications can be accessed from the month of October, and exam shall take place in the online mode.
BVP CET 2021 – Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University of higher education organizes its own entrance exam for various courses. For MBA programs, BVP CET B-MAT exam is conducted for candidates looking for admissions at BVP University and its affiliated colleges. Applications are available in the online mode, and exams are conducted in the offline mode.
SAAT 2021 – Shiksha ‘O’ Anusandhaan university conducts SAAT exam for offering admission to its various courses. This national level exam offers admissions to different programs at the university and its affiliated colleges. Exam is conducted in the offline mode and paper is set in the English language.
MU OET 2021 – The Manipal University Online Entrance Test is conducted by Manipal university located in Manipal region of Karnataka. This entrance exam offers admissions for various programs such as engineering/ management/ medical etc. For MBA admissions, candidates are chosen based on their previous academic marks, management exam scores and later performance in group discussion and personal interview rounds.
KIITEE 2021– Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology conducts a university level exam called KIITEE. This exam provides a gateway for admissions into MBA, B.Tech, BCA and MCA courses offered by the university and its affiliated colleges.
LPU NEST 2021 – Lovely Professional University conducts LPU NEST, a university level scholarship exam for offering admissions into various programs like MBA, B.Tech and other courses offered by LPU.
PTU 2021 – Punjab Technical University, one of the premier institutions of India does not conduct any separate entrance exam for offering admissions at the university. MBA admissions are based on the candidate’s CMAT scores. If seats are vacant even after filling up through CMAT scores, then the remaining seats are filled up through inter-se merit considerations of qualifying exam marks.
MICAT 2021 – Mudra Institute of Communication conducts its own entrance test called MICA test for admissions into PGDM-C courses that are considered equivalent to MBA. Candidates who have attained qualifying marks in any of the national level tests namely CAT/MAT/ GMAT can only apply for MIC admissions.
VMOU Admissions 2021 – Vardhman Mahaveer Open University organised its own entrance exam for offering admission into UG/PG programs in the fields of management/ science/ computer applications etc.
AIMA UGAT 2021 – The All India Management Association organises AIMA UGAT or under graduate aptitude test, which is a national level exam for offering admissions in BBA, BHM, BCA, integrated MBA and other programs.
NMIMS NPAT 2021 – NMIMS program after twelfth is a university level exam conducted for offering UG and integrated UG admissions in MBA Tech( B.Tech+MBA), MBA Pharma Tech(B.Pharma + MBA) amongst other courses.
IMU CET 2021 – Indian Maritime University conducts a Common Entrance Test for offering UG/PG admissions in the field of marine. MBA programs are offered in port and shipping management, international transportation and logistics management.
Lucknow University 2021 – Lucknow university conducts its own admissions for UG/PG courses in management, science, law and other related fields. The university level exam is usually held in May and applications are issued from April.
BHU Admissions 2021 – Banaras Hindu University conducts a qualifying exam for offering admissions to UG/PG/ Diploma and certificate courses in different programs. The university offers MBA specialisations in Agribusiness discipline. Applications can be accessed from January 2021 onwards.
State Level Exams
- KMAT Karnataka 2021 – Karnataka Management Aptitude Test is conducted by Karnataka Private post-graduate colleges association or KPPGCA. The state-level exam offers admissions into professional courses like MBA, PGDM and MCA in Karnataka state colleges. Applications can be accessed from June onwards.
- Karnataka PGCET 2021 – The Karnataka Examinations authority or KEA conducts Karnataka PGCET, a state-level exam for offering admissions into 1st year full time/ part time MBA/ MCA/ M.Arch/ MTech/M.E, part time M.Tech and other courses.
- MAH CET 2021 – The MAH CET exam is conducted by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra through offline mode in multiple exam sessions. The state level entrance exam offers admissions for first year courses in MBA/MMS/ PGDBM/ PGDM etc. From January 2021 onwards, online registrations can be made.
- AP ICET 2021 – The Andhra university on behalf of A.P. state council of higher education conducts AP Integrated common entrance test for offering state level admissions into MBA/MCA regular courses at colleges of AP state.
- TS ICET 2021 – The Kakatiya University, Warangal on behalf of Telangana State council of higher education, Hyderabad conducts TS integrated common entrance test, a state level exam. It offers admissions for MBA/ MCA programs for all universities and colleges within Telangana state.
- TANCET 2021 – Anna university on behalf of TN government conducts the TN Common entrance test for offering admission into MBA/ MCA/ ME/M.Tech programs. Online registration begins from April, and exams are held in the offline mode.
- UPSEE 2021 – The UP State Entrance Exam or UPSEE is conducted by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam technical university. It’s a state level exam. From the year 2021 onwards, there shall be no separate UPSEE exam for engineering admissions. Admissions are offered on basis of IIT JEE Main exam scores. Exam shall be held in online mode. Admissions can be sought for first year programs of B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharma/ BFA/ MBA/MCA/ BHMCT/ BFAD/ MAM etc.
- KMAT Kerala 2021– Kerala Management Admission Test is a state level exam conducted by KUFOS. KMAT scores are considered by various government and private MBA schools and colleges. Exams are held in December as well as June sessions.