The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, applied statistics, business communication, business ethics, business law, finance, managerial economics, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply chain, and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy. But to pursue an MBA, one has to write an Entrance Exam. Especially to get a seat in IIMs and some top b-Schools which can give high boosting points to your career MBA Entrance Exams like CAT, GMAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, NMAT are mandatory. The Entrance tests I mentioned are approved by AICTE. MBA graduates have the potential to earn more salaries than regular graduate. One can get admission in MBA without entrance in some colleges but it will not be much help to his career.
List of MBA Entrance Exams
CAT Full Form: Common Admission Test
Conducting Institute: IIMs
CAT Eligibility: 50% in Graduation for General and 45% for Reserved. Final year students can also apply.
CAT Exam Pattern: CAT is an online exam. It has 3 sections with 3 hours of time resulting in 60 minutes for each section.
This is the Most common MBA entrance exam in INDIA preferred by top b-schools and IIMs.
CAT Exam Syllabus:
1. Quantitative Ability
2. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
3. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
CAT official website: www.iimcat.ac.in
XAT Full Form: Xavier Aptitude Test
Conducting Institute: Xavier School Of Management
XAT Eligibility: candidates with any bachelor degree can apply. Final year students can also apply.
XAT Exam Pattern: Now XAT is also an online exam. Exam duration is three and a half hours. The exam is divided into two parts. Duration of part 1 is two hours and twenty minutes.
After CAT, XAT MBA entrance exam is the most preferred exam by the Institutions.
XAT Exam Syllabus:
1. Quantitative Ability
2. English Language & Logical Reasoning
3. Decision Making
2. Essay Writing
XAT official website: www.xatonline.net.in
GMAT Full Form: Graduate Management Aptitude Test
Conducting Institute: GMAC
GMAT Eligibility: A degree from a reputed university is needed. There is no age limit for this exam.
GMAT Exam Pattern: There are 4 sections in this exam. Two sections have 30 minutes time and for the other 2 sections, it is 75 minutes. Total duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes. This exam pattern is different from other exams. It is a computer adaptive test. The first candidate has to answer a question if he answers it correctly then the difficulty level of the next question will be increased or it will be decreased. Higher difficulty questions have higher marks.
GMAT Exam Syllabus:
1. Analytical Writing Assessment
2. Integrated Reasoning
3. Quantitative Aptitude
4. Verbal Reasoning
GMAT official website: www.gmac.com
CMAT Full Form: Common Management Admission Test
Conducting Institute: AICTE
CMAT Eligibility: Candidates with any bachelor degree with 50% can apply. Final year students can also apply. For reserved candidates, 45% is required.
CMAT Exam Pattern: Exam duration is 3 hours. It has 100 Multiple choice questions divided into 4 sections, resulting in 25 questions in each section. For every right answer, 4 marks will be awarded and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. No negative marks for unanswered.
CMAT Exam Syllabus:
1. Logical Reasoning
2. Language Comprehension
3. Quantitative Techniques
4. Data Interpretation
5. General Awareness
CMAT official website: www.aicte-cmat.in
MAT Full Form: Management Aptitude Test
Conducting Institute: All India Management Association (AIMA)
MAT Eligibility: Any Graduate can apply
MAT Exam Pattern: It is conducted both offline and online. Exam duration is 2 and a half hours. It has 5 sections with 40 questions each with a total of 200 questions. Each section has 30 minutes time. ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
MAT Exam Syllabus:
1. Language Comprehension
2. Mathematical Skills
3. Data Analysis
4. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
5. Indian & Global Environment
MAT official website: www.aima-ind.org
ATMA Full Form: AIMS TEST FOR MANAGEMENT ADMISSIONS
Conducting Institute: AIMS
ATMA Eligibility: Graduation degree holders are eligible
ATMA Exam Pattern: Exam duration is 3 hours. It has 6 sections. Each section has its own timings. 1 mark will be given for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be taken for every wrong answer.
ATMA Exam Syllabus:
1. Analytical Reasoning Skills
2. Quantitative Skills
3. Verbal Skills
ATMA official website: www.atmaaims.com
NMAT Full Form: NMIMS Management Aptitude Test
Conducting Institute: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
NMAT Eligibility: Minimum 3 years bachelor degree with 50%
NMAT Exam Pattern: NMAT is an online based Exam with a duration of 2 hours. And there is no negative marking for wrong attempts.
NMAT Exam Syllabus:
1. Language Skills
2. Quantitative Skills
3. Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
4. Logical Reasoning
NMAT official website: www.nmat.org.in
SNAP Full Form: Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Conducting Institute: November 2019
SNAP Eligibility: Graduation with 50%, Also final year students can apply.
SNAP Exam Pattern: Duration of the exam is 2 hours. The exam is divided into 4 sections leaving 30 minutes for each section. The exam is objective type with 4 options for every question. 1 mark will be awarded for every right answer and 25% or 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
SNAP Exam Syllabus:
1. General English
2. Quantitative Aptitude
3. General Awareness
4. Logical & Analytical Reasoning
SNAP official website: www.snaptest.org
IIFT Full Form: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Conducting Institute: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
IIFT Eligibility: Any Bachelor Degree holder can apply
IIFT Exam Pattern: The exam duration is 2 hours. It has 4 sections, that means 30 minutes for each section. Total Number of questions varies from 100-140. Questions from Quantitative Ability (20 questions), Data Interpretation (20 questions), and Reading comprehension (16 questions) will be awarded 1 mark for each question and 0.75 marks for Analytical & Logical Reasoning (22 questions), Verbal Ability (20 questions). And 0.50 marks for General Awareness (25 questions). ⅓ mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.
IIFT official website: www.iift.edu
IRMA Full Form: Institute of Rural Management Anand
Conducting Institute: Institute of Rural Management Anand
IRMA Eligibility: Minimum 50% in graduation is required. Candidates must have written CAT or XAT. IRMA shortlists candidates based on those scores.
IRMA Exam Pattern: There will be a computer based test with a section named “Issues of social concern”. Candidates have to answer 40 mcq’s in a duration of 80 minutes. There is no negative marking in this exam. Each question carries 1 mark.
IRMA Exam Syllabus:
1. Rural development
3. Government policies
4. General Awareness
IRMA official website: www.irma.ac.in
MICAT Full Form: MICA Admission Test
Conducting Institute: MICA Ahmedabad
MICAT Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized university and Candidates must have appeared in at least 1 MBA Entrance Test like CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT.
MICAT Exam Pattern: Duration of the exam is 2 hours 45 minutes. Questions can be subjective or objective. No negative marking is there for Descriptive and Psychometric Test.
MICAT Exam Syllabus:
1. Verbal Ability
2. Quantitative Ability
3. General Awareness
4. Divergent and Convergent Thinking
5. Essay/Story Writing
MICAT official website: www.mica.ac.in
TISSNET Full Form: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Conducting Institute: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
TISSNET Eligibility: Any graduate from a recognized university can apply.
TISSNET Exam Pattern: Duration of the exam is 1 hour 40 minutes. The exam will have 4 sections. That means 25 minutes per each section
TISSNET Exam Syllabus:
1. Social Sensitivity
3. Logical Reasoning
4. English Proficiency
TISSNET official website: www.tiss.edu