Management Entrance Exams

It won’t be wrong to say that the MBA entrance exam is one of the most preferred courses in the country, with more than 3-4 Lakh students appearing for the exam and other management entrance exams every year. In fact, in today’s date, even several experts from scientific fields as well as engineers seek to gain some sort of management knowledge and acumen. This begs the need for a collation of some of the most important exams at both the national and state levels. Mentioned below are some such management entrance exams, which are considered to be the most prestigious in the country and worldwide.

NATIONAL LEVEL




CAT



The CAT Exam is a computer-based test for graduate management programs, which is conducted once every year. This management exam follows the English language medium. CAT scores are valid for 1 whole year.

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

Indian Institute
of Management
(IIM)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

All India
(National Level)

FEES

FEES

(Rs. 2200 for
General Candidates)
(Rs. 1100 for
SC, ST, PwD)

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
A Bachelor’s Degree is compulsory, with a minimum score of 50% (General candidates)
2
For the Reserved Category students (SC/ST/OBC/PwD), the minimum score is 45%
3
Final year students are also eligible.
4
Students having CA/CS or ICWA degrees are eligible as well.

EXAM PATTERN

Strategy is extremely important when it comes to cracking this exam. Therefore, candidates need to have a basic idea about the CAT Exam pattern so that they can plan their preparation accordingly.

DURATION

2 Hours/120 minutes

1

SUBJECTS

1.Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
2.Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
3.Quantitative Ability

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

Online

3

MARKING SCHEME

1. +3 for every correct answer
2. -1 for every incorrect answer

4

IMPORTANT DATES



Candidates are requested to keep in mind the following dates. Failure to register on dates other than the ones mentioned below shall lead to cancellation of candidature.

REGISTRATION BEGINS August 4, 2021 (10:00 AM onwards)
REGISTRATION ENDS September 15, 2021 (till 05:00 PM)
ADMIT CARD DOWNLOAD October 27, 2021
ADMIT CARD DOWNLOAD October 27, 2021
EXAM DATE November 28, 2021 (Candidates can download their admit card till this date)

MAT



The MAT exam is a national-level entrance test, which is conducted 4 times every year for MBA and PGDM admissions. Students need to give this exam in the English language. This exam is given to secure admission to the top management schools in India.This is one of the most prestigious MBA entrance exams in India. Moreover, students can also appear for it as a PGDM entrance exam.

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

All India
Management
Association (AIMA)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

All India
(National Level)

FEES

FEES

For 1 Exam = Rs. 1650
For both exams = Rs. 2750
For exam other than
IBT, CBT, or PBT =
Rs. 1100 extra

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is mandatory, for all students, irrespective of category.
2
For the General Category students, the minimum score is 50%
3
For the Reserved Category students (SC/ST/OBC/PwD), the minimum score is 45%
4
Final Year students awaiting results are also eligible, given that they have written approval by college authorities that s/he has fulfilled all the requirements to get a degree.

EXAM PATTERN

It’s important that students understand this pattern of the MAT Exam, as this will go a long way in helping them prepare a study plan that will be beneficial in the future.

DURATION

150 minutes

1

SUBJECTS

1.Language and Comprehension
2.Mathematical Skills
3.Data Analysis and Sufficiency
4.Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
5.Indian and Global Environment

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

1.Computer Based Test (CBT)
2.Internet-Based Test (CBT)
3.Paper-Based Test (CBT)
There are also other modes like 2 IBT, PBT+IBT, and CBT+IBT

3

MARKING SCHEME

1. +1 for every correct answer
2. -0.25 for every incorrect answer

4

IMPORTANT DATES



Candidates are required to carefully look at all the dates for the respective modes of the exam. No application shall be entertained if sent on any date apart from the ones mentioned below.

PAPER-BASED TEST (PBT)
Online Registration Last Date 29th August 2021
Admit Card 30th August 2021
Test Date 5th September 2021
COMPUTER-BASED TEST (CBT)
Online Registration Last Date 14th August 2021
Admit Card 17th August 2021
Test Date 21st August 2021
INTERNET-BASED TEST (IBT)
Online Registration Last Date 4th September 2021
Admit Card 6th September 2021
Test Date 12th September 2021

NMAT



The NMAT Exam a.k.a the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is conducted every year in India. Students appear for this exam to seek admissions into MBA and PGDM courses in the NMIMS University as well as other popular management colleges. This exam is conducted over 3 months. Though, this is one of the most well-known MBA entrance exams in India, it's also important to know that this is also a well-known PGDM entrance exam. Students have the freedom to choose the date and time from the options given.

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

Graduate
Management Admission
Council (GMAC)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

All India
(National Level)

FEES

FEES

Early Registration = Rs.2300
Late Registration = Rs.2800
Test Retake = Rs.2300
Rescheduling =
Rs.1200

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
No maximum age limit for applying
2
Candidates should’ve completed a 3-4 years Bachelor’s course with a minimum score of at least 50% (45% for reserved category)
3
Candidates awaiting their Bachelor’s result can also apply, given that they submit a written approval by college authorities and have their final year mark sheet ready before the deadline.
4
Candidates having work experience of 2+ years will get a distinct advantage.

EXAM PATTERN

DURATION

2 Hours/120 Minutes

1

SUBJECTS

1.Language Skills
2.Logical Reasoning
3.Quantitative Skills

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

Online

3

MARKING SCHEME

1. +1 for every correct answer
2. 0 for every incorrect answer

4

IMPORTANT DATES



It’s extremely important that candidates keep in mind the following dates for each formality.

EARLY REGISTRATION 3rd August 2021 (Tuesday)10th November 2021 (Wednesday)
LATE REGISTRATION 11th November 2021 (Thursday)15th November 2021 (Monday)
SCHEDULING 3rd August 2021 (Tuesday)15th November 2021 (Wednesday)
RE-SCHEDULING 3rd August 2021 (Tuesday)24th November 2021 (Friday)
EXAM DELIVERY 14th October 2021 (Thursday)27th November 2021 (Monday)
RETAKE REGISTRATION 15th October 2021 (Friday)24th December 2021 (Friday)
RETAKE SCHEDULING 15th October 2021 (Friday)24th December 2021 (Friday)

CMAT



Conducted once every year, the CMAT Exam is an aptitude test that is organized in more than 150 cities across India. This exam covers over 1000 colleges and is one of the most important management exams in the country.

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

National Testing
Agency (NTA)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

All India
(National Level)

FEES

FEES

Males (General) = Rs. 2000
Females (General), Reserved
Category (M & F) =
Rs. 1000

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
There’s no age limit for candidates appearing for the CMAT Exam
2
Bachelor’s Degree is also mandatory, with a minimum score of 50% (General category).
3
For the Reserved Category students (SC/ST/OBC/PwD), the minimum score is 45%
4
Students in final year Graduation can apply as well, given that they show their final year mark sheet before the deadline or before the start of a new academic session

EXAM PATTERN

A good strategy can help you easily crack the exam. Therefore, a proper study plan is needed, which can be possible if the candidate understands the CMAT Exam pattern.

DURATION

For 4 sections = 3 Hours/180 Minutes
For 5 sections = 3.5 Hours/210 Minutes

1

SUBJECTS

1.Language and Comprehension
2.General Awareness
3.Logical Reasoning
4.Innovation and Entrepreneurship
5.Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

Computer-Based

3

MARKING SCHEME

1. +4 for every correct answer
2. -1 for every incorrect answer

4

IMPORTANT DATES



The following dates mentioned below are only tentative and therefore need to be taken with a grain of salt. Keep checking our website or the official CMAT website for all the up-to-date information.

NOTIFICATION 2022 20th October 2021
REGISTRATION STARTS 1st November 2021
LAST DATE TO APPLY 10th January 2022
ADMIT CARD 15th January 2022
THE LAST DATE TO DOWNLOAD 22nd January 2022
EXAM DATE 22nd January 2022
RESULT DATE 10th March 2022
EXAM TIMINGS Morning Shift = 3 Hours
Evening Shift = 3.5 Hours

SNAP



The Symbiosis International University (Deemed University) annually conducts the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP Exam) for admission to the management courses in this prestigious institute. This exam covers around 16 Symbiosis Institutes.

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

Symbiosis International
University (Pune)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

All India
(National Level)

FEES

FEES

Rs. 1750

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
The candidate must mandatorily be an Indian Citizen.
2
Foreign nationals need to have a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to be eligible
3
No age limits for appearing in the exam
4
Candidates need to compulsorily have a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university, with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for Reserved candidates)

EXAM PATTERN

DURATION

1 Hour/60 Minutes

1

SUBJECTS

1.General English
2.Analytical and Logical Reasoning
3.Quantitative Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

Computer-Based

3

MARKING SCHEME

1. +1 for every correct answer
2. -0.25 for every incorrect answer

4

IMPORTANT DATES



Registrations for SNAP 2021 are expected to begin from August 2021 week 2 (tentative). Candidates need to remember that the registration window will remain open for three months. The first exam will tentatively be conducted in the last or second last week of December 2021 while the rest of the two exams will organize in January 2020.

REGISTRATION STARTS September 2021 (3rd Week)
REGISTRATION ENDS November 2021 (last week)
PAYMENT DATE November 2021 (last week)
ADMIT CARD December 2021 (1st week)
EXAM DATE December 2021/January 2022
RESULTS January 2022 (4th week)

XAT



Every year, the Xavier Labor Relations Institute of Jamshedpur conducts the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT Exam) for admissions into MBA and PGDM courses in more than 700 colleges and universities of India. Scores of this exam are also important to secure admissions in more than 700 other B-schools.

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

XLRI Jamshedpur
(Xavier Labor
Relations Institute)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

All India
(National Level)

FEES

FEES

W/out Late Fee = Rs.1750
International candidates applying
through GMAT = Rs.5000
Indian applicants applying for
GMP via GMAT =
Rs.3000

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
Candidates need not worry about any age limit.
2
Candidates also need a Bachelor’s Degree from a valid university recognized by the Government of India
3
Minimum 50% marks required in Bachelor’s

EXAM PATTERN

DURATION

3 Hours

1

SUBJECTS

PART I- 1.Decision Making
2.Logical and Verbal Abilities
3.Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
PART II = General Knowledge

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

Online

3

MARKING SCHEME

PART I - +1 for every correct answer
-0.25 for every incorrect answer
PART II = No negative marking

4

IMPORTANT DATES



Given below are the dates that candidates are required to remember regarding the XAT exam

REGISTRATION STARTS 10th August 2021 (by 12:00 PM)
REGISTRATION ENDS 30th November 2021
ADMIT CARD DOWNLOAD 20th December 2021 onwards
EXAM DATE 2nd January 2022

ATMA



The ATMA a.k.a AIMS Test for Management Admission is a public stage test that is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) four times every year. Students who seek admission to MBA, MCA, PGDM, and PGDBA courses can appear for this exam.

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

All India Institute of
Medical Sciences
(AIIMS)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

All India
(National Level)

FEES

FEES

Rs. 1298

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
The candidate should be at least 17 years old
2
Candidates must have a score of at least 45% in 10+2, with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry, and Maths

EXAM PATTERN

DURATION

3 Hours

1

SUBJECTS

1.Analytical Reasoning
2.Verbal Ability
3.Quantitative Ability

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

Online

3

MARKING SCHEME

1. +1 for every correct answer
2. -0.25 for every incorrect answer

4

IMPORTANT DATES



Candidates are requested to strictly follow the dates and timings given below. Any inconsistencies can lead to the cancellation of candidature

REGISTRATION 15th August-4th September 2021 (10:00 AM to 05:00 PM)
FEE PAYMENT LAST DATE 4th September 2021
ADMIT CARD DOWNLOAD 8th September 2021
LAST DATE TO PRINT APPLICATION FORM 11th September 2021
EXAM MOCK/DRY RUN 11th September 2021 (10:00 AM to 05:00 PM)
EXAM DATE 12th September 2021 (02:00 PM to 05:00 PM)

GMAT



The GMAT Exam a.k.a the Graduate Management Admission Test is conducted by the GMAC for various MBA programs across 650 centres in India. Available in the English language, it assesses a number of skills (verbal, quantitative, reading, etc). The validity of GMAT scores lasts up to 5 years

CONDUCTED BY

CONDUCTED BY

Graduate Management
Admission Council
(GMAC)

EXAM LEVEL

EXAM LEVEL

Global

FEES

FEES

Registration Fee=Rs.18,565
Cancellation Fee:-
1.Before >60 days=Rs.7,426
2.Before 15-60 days=Rs.5,569
3.Before <15 days=
Rs.3713

ELIGIBILITY

It’s important that candidates keep in mind the following eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

1
Candidates of all nationalities are eligible
2
Candidates can either have a Bachelor’s degree, can be a working professional, OR be none of it. Everyone’s eligible.
3
Candidates between 13-18 years of age need a signed letter by parent/guardian. Candidates above 18 years don’t need this.

EXAM PATTERN

DURATION

3 Hours 7 Minutes

1

SUBJECTS

1.Verbal Reasoning
2.Quantitative Reasoning
3.Integrated Reasoning
4.Analytical Writing Assignment

2

MODE OF EXAMINATION

Online

3

MARKING SCHEME

Percentile scoring
No negative marking

4

IMPORTANT DATES



There are flexible test date slots for candidates not just from different countries but also in different cities in India. Candidates can schedule their examinations for the morning or the evening slots.
Check the official GMAT site to get an idea about how you can select the perfect date for the exam.

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