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MBA Entrance Exams

MBA Entrance Exams

MBA seems to be the most sought after degree today. But little do we know that this vast field of Management does not consist of only an MBA degree. It includes equivalent full-time course options like MMS, PGDBA, PGPMS, PGDBM, etc.

An entrance exam is the first step to be eligible for admission into B-Schools for MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, and so on. With a huge number of management institutions in India there are several entrance examinations conducted by different bodies. We can differentiate these tests as National level, State level, and Deemed Universities / Autonomous level.

The entrance exams primarily consist of Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving and Data Interpretation.

Management exams necessarily check a candidate on Time Management, Decision making abilities, handling pressure. Since much has been written about handling these critical factors, we will focus on the Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension part of these critical exams.

Your choice of the entrance exams from the list below would entirely depend on the institute you plan to apply to; specific institutes consider scores of specific entrance exams. These exams are generally held in the months of May and June except for CAT conducted by the IIMs which is held in the month of November.

Following are some of the prominent entrance exams in India:

Name of the Entrance Test Entrance Exam Month Form Availability URL
From To
Common Admission Test (CAT), IIM November July September
Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) February
MAH-MBA-CET February January February
All India Management Association (AIMA) – ATMA & MAT MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in
February, May, September & December
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) January September November
NMAT, NMIMS January October November
Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) December September October

GC Advantage:

The MBA training program at Growth Centre is specially geared to help you understand concepts clearly and develop the test-taking skills required to ace management entrance exams. The systematic & methodical approach also enables a participant to hone his abilities, effectively improving his/her performance in exams. The obvious outcome of which is an excellent score!!

GC provides training for CAT, CMAT, NMAT, CET, ATMA, MAT, XAT and SNAP.