MBA Entrance Exams 2024: National/ University/ State Level Exam List
Presently, Management is one of the growing fields among the students to make their career in the corporate sectors of the organizations. Many top notch B-Schools in India offer specializations in different disciplines of business management. To get admission into MBA degree or other management courses, students have to appear in various entrance exams that are organized all over the nation. Here, we are providing the detailed list of MBA Entrance Exams 2024 which consist of National & State Level entrance exams.
National Level Exams
Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance exam which is conducted by the IIMs on the rotation basis.
It is organized for admission in 19 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and different B-schools situated across the country.
All India Management Association (AIMA) is the conducting authority that organizes Management Aptitude Test (MAT) every year.
MAT exam is held four times in a year usually in the month of February, May, September and December.
This exam will be conducted through paper based or computer based test. The application form will be provided via online mode.
On the behalf of XAMI, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) organizes a national level entrance exam which is known as Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT).
After CAT, XAT is one of the famous entrance tests for admission in management programmes.
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance test which is supervised by National Testing Agency (NTA).
It is organized as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. CMAT exam will be conducted through computer based online mode.
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is the main organizing body that organizes Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
Candidate will be able to register for GMAT only one time within a month & give the exam five times in a year. It is a national level entrance exam which is held all the time (12 months) in a year.
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is the university level exam conducts by the Symbiosis University. The online registration starts from August every year.
It is a pen paper based exam. SNAP is held for admission in management programmes of constituent institutions under Symbiosis University.
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is one of the most famous university in Cochin which was founded in the year of 1971.
Candidates who seek admission in CUSAT MBA programme, they are shortlisted through CMAT/ MAT/ CAT scores, group discussion & personal interviews.
Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) or NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is a postgraduate university level entrance test.
This entrance test was conducted to pursue MBA or other graduate management degree programmes in various institutions those accepting NMAT scores.
NMAT is conducted by the Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC).
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad is the main conducting authority that organizes the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT).
It is also called as ICFAI Aptitude Test. IBSAT is a university level entrance that organizes for admission in various management programmes offered by ICFAI University & all India’s ICFAI Business School.
Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducts a national level entrance exam four times in a year that is known as ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions).
This entrance exam will be organized in paper and computer based mode. It will be held in the month of December, February, May & July.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the trending institutions all across the country for imparting management education.
IIFT entrance exam has been scrapped for admission in MBA (International Business) program at Kolkata & New Delhi campus. Now CAT scores are considered for admission.
The Delhi University also known as University of Delhi. It is the premier university of the country. Those candidates interested to pursue MBA, have to fill the admission form.
On the basis of the CAT scores, group discussion and personal interview, candidate will be shortlisted for admission in MBA programme.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University organizes university level entrance exam that is known as Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET).
If candidates want to apply for MBA programme, they will get the application form through online mode. The exam will be conducted via offline mode. This university conducts separate CET exam for various courses.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a public university of Uttar Pradesh that is funded by the Government of India. Admission into various courses in provided through – Test course in which candidates will be selected through centralised admission test, Departmental Test course in which candidates will be selected through Departmental Test and Non-Test course in which applicants will be selected on the basis of their performance in the qualifying exam.
Candidate can register for management course via online mode. The application is provided through online mode.
University of Allahabad which is also referred as Allahabad University is one of the trending university of Uttar Pradesh. Earlier the university used to organise its own admission test for admission in different programmes.
AU PGAT is conducted for admission in management programme offered by the university. After qualifying admission test, student will need to qualify in group discussion & personal interviews rounds.
Common University Entrance Test (CUET PG) is a national level entrance test which is organised by NTA for admission in various PG courses in management (MBA) & other various fields.
On qualifying CUET PG, candidates can take admission in MBA in various participating universities.
Pondicherry University is a central university that is established by the Government of India in the year 1985. Candidates who desire to pursue MBA programme in the university, they have to qualify the Common Admission Test (CAT).
On the basis of the CAT scores, the university organizes group discussion and personal interview to shortlist candidates.
The PES University conducts a university level entrance exam called as PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT). PESSAT exam will be organised to get admission in various undergraduate & postgraduate programmes of the university.
The application form is provided every year through online mode. The entrance exam is organised via computer based mode.
Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University is the group of higher educational institutions that organizes its own entrance exam for admission in various courses.
The university conducts BVP CET B-MAT for those candidates seeking admission in MBA programmes offered by BVP Univesity & its affiliated institutions.
The CET will be conducted through offline mode (pen-paper based). The application form is available via online mode.
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT) is a national level entrance exam which is managed by the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University.
SAAT exam works as a gateway for those candidates looking for admission in different courses of the university & its constituent institutions. The entrance exam will be written based & asked in English Language.
Manipal University conducts its own entrance test that is known as Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU OET). This university is located in Manipal, Karnataka. This exam is held for admission in various programmes in the field of engineering, management, medical, etc.
Those candidate want to get admission in MBA programme, they are selected on the basis of their past academic record, management test score and performance in the GD & PI rounds.
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is the main conducting body that manages the university level entrance exam known as KIITEE.
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam (KIITEE) is organized for admission in MBA, B.Tech, BCA, MCA & other courses that is offered by the constituent college of the university.
LPU NEST (Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test) is a university level examination which is organized by the LPU University.
Students looking for admissions in various courses like MBA, B.Tech & others offered by LPU, can appear for this examination.
Punjab Technical University (PTU) is the most famous university of India. The University does not organize any entrance exam. The admission into MBA programme is based on the score of CMAT examination.
If the seats are remain vacant after filling the seats through CMAT scores, then the admission is made on the inter-se-merit of the qualifying examination.
MICA (Mudra Institute of Communication) conducts its own admission test known as MICA Admissions Test (MICAT). MICAT is held for admission into PGDM-C course that is equivalent to the MBA.
Only those candidates apply for this admission test who qualifies at least any one of the national level entrance exam i.e CAT/ MAT/ GMAT.
VMOU Admission is administrated by the Vardhman Mahaveer Open University. This university organizes entrance exam for providing admissions into MBA & other various UG, PG programmes in the field of management, science, computer application, etc.
AIMA (All India Management Association) organizes the AIMA UGAT (Under Graduate Aptitude Test) examination. It is a national level examination organized to screen candidates for admissions in BBA, BHM, BCA, Integrated MBA and many other courses.
NMIMS NPAT (NMIMS Programs After Twelfth) is a university level exam which will be organized for providing admission in various UG & integrated UG courses in various fields.
Students will get admission in MBA Tech (B.Tech + MBA), MBA Pharma Tech (B.Pharm + MBA) & other courses.
Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU CET) is a common entrance test which is regulated by the Indian Maritime University.
Through IMU CET exam, students will get admission in various UG & PG courses in the field of marine.
It offers MBA programme in Port and Shipping Management & International Transportation and Logistics Management.
Lucknow University conducts entrance exam for providing admission in various UG & PG courses offered in management, science, law & other fields.
The university level entrance examination is conducted every year in the month of May every year. The application form releases by online mode.
Banaras Hindu University offers UG, PG and Diploma/ Certificate programmes in various disciplines. Candidates have to qualify the CUET UG/ PG exam organised by NTA to get admission in BHU.
This university offers MBA course & various other UG/ PG courses. The application form is available from February 2024.
State Level Exams
Karnataka Private Postgraduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) is the main conducting authority that manages the state level entrance exam named Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT).
The application form is made available every year in the month of June. This exam is organised for admission into professional courses – MBA, PGDM and MCA in various institutions in the Karnataka state.
Karnataka PGCET is a state level entrance test conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Karnataka PGCET is referred to as Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test.
Candidates must appear for this exam for admission into 1st year full time /part time MBA /MCA /M.Arch /M.Tech /ME, part time M.Tech (QIP) & other courses.
Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra is the main organizing authority which conducts the MAH CET exam. MAH CET is organized only through pen & paper mode in multiple sessions.
This entrance exam will be conducted for admission in first year of MBA/MMS/ PGDBM/PGDM programmes. Online registration starts from January.
Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET) is a state level entrance exam. It is regulated by the Andhra University in behalf of A.P State Council of Higher Education.
Through AP ICET exam, candidates will get admission into MBA and MCA regular courses offered by various universities & colleges of Andhra Pradesh state.
Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TS ICET) is a state level entrance exam. On behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad, TS ICET is conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal.
This entrance exam is a gateway for admission into MBA & MCA programmes of all the universities & their affiliated institutes in Telangana State.
Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state level entrance exam that is regulated by the Anna University on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
TANCET is conducted to get admission in MBA, MCA and M.E/M.Tech degree programmes. The entrance exam helds in offline mode. Online registration starts from April.
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh offers admission into MBA & various other UG/ PG courses. Earlier, UPSEE/ UPCET entrance exam was conducted by the university for admission into numerous courses.
From the year 2022 the UPSEE exam for Engineering admission has been scrapped. Admissions are now provided based on the basis of JEE Main Scores. Likewise, for admission into MBA & other courses, CUET scores will be considered. UPSEE is organized for admission in first year of B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Pharm, BFA, MBA, MCA, BHMCT, BFAD, MAM, etc.
KUFOS organizes a state level examination named as KMAT (Kerala Management Admission Test). Various governments & private institutions of Kerala consider the KMAT score for providing admission in MBA programme. The exam will be conducted in two sessions i.e. December & June session.
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