MBA Entrance Exams 2014

MBA Entrance Exams are conducted all over all India, every year get admission into one of the top management colleges / institutes. These are also referred as Management Entrance Exams/tests. In some Reputed Management Institutes like IIM's etc., 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Management is awarded which is considered equivalent to 2 years management degree. Management test papers are set with the aim to find out the standard of knowledge, the aptitude of the candidate and his or her ability to take admission in a management program.

MBA Entrance Exams Eligibility

The minimum requirements for almost all institutes to seek admission to their Master’s Degree / Post-Graduate Diploma in Management are -

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved categories). OR
  • Appearing at the final-year examination of a minimum three years duration of a Bachelor’s Degree, in any discipline of a statutory university in India (so recognised by the Association of Indian Universities)  OR
  • Post-Graduate candidates having at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) in either their Bachelor’s or Post-Graduate Degrees.

Note : Some institutes also require that applicants have 50% at 10th and/or 12th level. Some also have higher eligibility percentages (55-60%) at graduation level. 

List of MBA Entrance Exams 2014
AIMA MAT - AIMA Management Aptitude Test Exam
On 07-Sep-2014
ATMA - AIMS Test for Management Admissions Entrance Exam
AMU MBA Entrance Exam - Aligarh Muslim University MBA Entrance Exam
AU MBA Entrance Exam - Allahabad University MBA Entrance Exam
BVU B-MAT - Bharati Vidyapeeth University Management Aptitude Test
CUMAT - Calicut University Management Aptitude Test
CENTAC MBA ET - Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test
CAT - Common Admission Test
On 16-Nov-2014
CMAT - Common Management Admission Test
FDDI AIST - Footwear Design & Development Institute All India Selection Test
GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test
GCET - Gujarat Common Entrance Test
GJUST HSB MBA Entrance Ex - Haryana School of Business MBA Entrance Exam
HP CMAT - Himachal Pradesh Combined Management Aptitude Test
IBSAT - ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
IITD - IITD Department of Management Studies Exam
IIBF - Indian Institute of Banking & Finance Exam
IIFT Entrance Exam - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam
On 23-Nov-2014
IIIT - Indian Institute of Information Technology Entrance Exam
IMU-CET(MBA) - Indian Maritime University Combined Entrance Test
IGNOU OPENMAT - Indira Gandhi National Open University OPEN Management Admission Test
JBIMS - Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Entrance Exam
JEMAT - Joint Entrance Management Aptitude Test
KMAT - Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
On 14-Sep-2014
KAUMAT - Kerala Agricultural University Management Aptitude Test
KIITEE Management Exam - KIITEE Management Entrance Exam
LUMAT - Lucknow University Management Aptitude Test
MDI PGPM PT Entrance Exam - Management Development Institute PGPM PT Entrance Exam
MICAT - Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad Admission Test
NMAT - Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test
On 07-Oct-2014
NICMAR Entrance Exam - National Institute of Construction Management and Research Entrance Exam
NIPER JEE - NIPER Joint Entrance Exam
PU MBA (Off Campus) Entra - Panjab University MBA (Off Campus) Entrance Exam
PU MET - Punjab University Management Entrance Test
RMAT - Rajasthan Management Aptitude Test Exam
SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
On 10-Dec-2014
TANCET - Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (MBA)
UPES MET - University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Management Entrance Test
XAT - Xavier Aptitude Test
On 04-Jan-2015

MBA Entrance Exams Application Procedure

  • Most institutes advertise in all leading newspapers giving information on details regarding prospectus and application forms. On receipt of duly filled application forms, the institutes issue test admit cards which entitles the candidate to take the entrance test.
  • The Prospectus for various institutes are priced anywhere between Rs. 300/- to Rs. 1000/-. Most of the institutes include the examination fee in this price. However some may ask for additional amount as examination fee. It is advisable for students to plan out in advance with regards to exam preferences and fill up only those forms as the cost of entering in these exams is high.

MBA Entrance Exams Pattern

These may vary from Institute to Institute. Some have no Group Discussions and some include unrehearsed speech.

  1. Written Test - The first phase of selection of candidates for admission to the Masters / Post-Graduate Diploma in Management is on the basis of their performance in a Written Test. This seeks to test the aptitude of the candidates in four major areas - Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Business Data Interpretation. Some institutes also ask Business and General Awareness questions while some may include an essay writing section.

  2. Qualitative Assessment - After the entrance exam every institute shortlists candidates for qualitative assessment which mainly includes two stages.
  •   Group Discussion.
  •   Personal Interview.

This stage of selection evaluates a candidates Leadership abilities, grasping power, analytical thought process, communication skills and other personality attributes.

Final selection is based on assessment based on marks in the written exam, the Group Discussions and Personal Interview. Work experience is given additional weightage at most of the institutes.

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