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MBA Entrance Exams in India

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Tests Accepted for MBA in India

The basic mandatory requirement of B schools in India is usually CAT or GMAT. Overall, there are 6 nationalised tests approved by AICTE (GMAT, CAT, MAT, ATMA, NMAT, XAT and CMAT).

While the CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, etc., are accepted by only the related institution and limited B-schools, GMAT is accepted by a larger range of B-schools across India. By taking the GMAT, a candidate has an advantage of applying to business schools across the globe.

S.No. Entrance Exam Institute Eligibility Tentative Month Website
1 GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test Graduation in any Discipline ( except for people opting for early/advance admissions) All year around (365 days)- by Appoints Only https://www.mba.com/india
2 CAT Indian Institute of Management 50% in Graduation November www.catiim.in
3 IRMA Institute of Rural Management Anand 50% in Graduation November www.irma.ac.in
4 MAT All India Management Association Graduation in any Discipline September, December, February & May www.aima-ind.org
5 SNAP Symbiosis International University 50% in Graduation(regular degree) December www.snaptest.org
6 IBSAT ICFAI 50% in Graduation December www.ibsat.org
7 NMAT NMIMS 50% in Graduation December www.nmims.edu
8 XAT XLRI, Jamshedpur 50% in Graduation January www.xlri.ac.in
9 TISS Tata Institute of Social Sciences Graduation in any Discipline January www.tiss.edu
10 ATMA Association of Indian Management Studies 50% in Graduation February www.atma-aims.org
11 CMAT AICTE 50% in Graduation February www.aicte-cmat.in