Whenever we think about the MBA, the first thing that comes in our mind is common admission test that is (CAT). Most of the business schools are in India who accepts the score of CAT for the admission of students in their college.

After CAT exam the other list of entrance exam of business schools are XAT, MAT, CMAT, SNAP, NAMT, and so on.

CAT, MAT, CMAT is the exam which rules among all because most of the best colleges like IIMs, MDI, and FMS accept only these scores.

There is almost 50 entrance exam held in India, some of them are on the national level, some of them are in the regional level, some exams are held on institute level.

Candidates should know about their aims and goals before the preparation of MBA entrance exam.

Today we will discuss the most popular entrance exam for the MBA colleges.

  1. Common admission test (CAT) 

CAT is one of the biggest as well as the popular exam which is conducted by the Indian Institute of management. Through CAT scores you can get admission in many MBA colleges including the best college of business that is IIMs. There are almost two lakh students appear for this CAT exam every year. This CAT exam has been started in the year 1950. The candidates who are going to give the CAT exam needs to attempt 100 questions in three hours that is 180 minutes. The registration of the CAT exam started in the month of August or September and exam is usually held on the month of November and December. In the year 2017, the CAT exam was held on 26th of November.

CAT exam has three sections that are:

* Quantitative Aptitude

* Data interpretation and logic reasoning

* Verbal and reading comprehension

  1. Common management admission test (CMAT)

So, the second largest exam of the country India is none another than CMAT. This exam is conducted by all India council of technical education that is AICTE which is taken by almost 1.5 lakh students. CMAT exam was started in the year 2012 and it becomes one of the largest entrance exams of management very rapidly. The score of this exam is accepted by more than 500 MBA colleges of India.

This exam is held in the month of January every year.

It is one of the computer-based exams and divided into 4 main sections that are:

* Quantitative technique

* Logical reasoning

* Language comprehension

* General awareness

3) Xavier aptitude test (XAT)

Another top management entrance exam which is based on computer and it is conducted by Xavier labor relations that are XLRI, Jamshedpur. Almost 1 lakh students give exam every year which is held on the month of January.  The duration of the XAT test is 170 minutes. Through XAT you can take admission in more than 100 management colleges of India.

The XAT exam is also divided into 4 sections that are:

* Quantitative ability

* English language and logical reasoning

* Decision making

*Gk and Essay

4) Symbiosis national aptitude (SNAP)

SNAP is the national level management entrance exam which is conducted by the symbiosis international university. Primarily its score is only used for the admission in only those 15 institutes which is under the symbiosis international university but now most of the colleges use this SNAP score for the admission.

The exam is totally computer based which is completed in 2 hours and the tests are divided into 4 section that are:

* General English

* Quantitative and data interpretation and data sufficiency

* General awareness, GK, current affairs and business scenario

* Analytical and logical reasoning



NMIMS management aptitude test is one of the important entrance tests for the MBA which is recently acquired by GMAC. The score NMAT is really very useful for taking the admission of colleges like SRM University, BRM University, VIT University, ICFAI business, NMIMS, and Ansal University.

Candidates have to attempt 120 multiple choice questions in 120 minutes.

The exam is divided into three main sections that are:

* Language skills

* Quantitative skills

* Logical reasoning

  1. Management aptitude test (MAT)

MAT is also the most famous entrance exam for the MBA College because the score of MAT is accepted by more than 600 MBA colleges which are conducted by the all India association management that is AIMA. This is only an exam which held four times in the single year i.e. the first exam is held on February and the second exam of MAT is held on May, their exam of MAT is held on September and the last that is the fourth exam of MAT is held on the month of December. This exam is held on both modes that are online as well as offline. In the exam, you have to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes only and the test is divided into 5 areas that are:

* Indian and global environment

* Language comprehension

* Data analysis and sufficiency

* Mathematical skills

* Intelligence and critical reasoning

7) Indian Institute of foreign trade (IIFT) exam

IIFT exam is one of most important exam of institute specific entrance test in management field. it is held for the admission IIFT which is held on written modes i.e with pen and paper. this exam is generally held on the month of November where almost 200 questions need to attempts in two hours. the test is divided into 4 areas and that is:

* English comprehension

* General knowledge and awareness

* Logical reasoning

* Quantitative analysis

8.) AIMS test for management admissions (ATMA)

ATMA is one most famous national level management entrance exam of business school. it is conducted in both mode that is online as well as the offline mode and held almost four times in a year that is in the month of February, may, July and also in the month of August.

The score of ATMA used in admission for many of the management programs and the exam is held for three hours and the exam is divided into the following areas:

* Analytical reasoning skills part 1

* reasoning skills part 2

* Quantitative skills part 1 and part 2

* Verbal skills part 1 and part 2

9) ICFAI business school aptitude test (IBSAT)

IBSAT is one of the famous entrance exams which is held at the institute level. The exam is conducted by the most famous foundation that is ICFAI foundation for the higher education of management. the score of the IBSAT is used for the admission in both MBA and Ph.D. programs at all the nine ICFAI business school campuses that is situated in the place like Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Dehradun, Kolkata, Pune, and Mumbai.

This is the exam which is held over of a period of 15 days on which candidate need to book their slot for their exam according to their own convenience.

IBSAT is always held on the online mode where you need to give the test on the computer in the following areas:

* Verbal ability

* reading comprehension

* Quantitative Aptitude

* Data adequacy and data interpretation.

  1. MICAT

MICAT is one of the online tests which is held for the two years of postgraduate diploma programs in the management field and communication which is also known as PGDM-C.

If you want to apply for the MICAT  then first you need to apply for the exam like CAT, XAT, GMAT from the year of 2012 then after getting enough score, you will call for the MICAT entrance which is generally held on the month of December.

The MICAT exams held on the month of December and the time of exam is 125 minutes which is held in two sections that are:

In section 1 you need to give exams in the following areas:

1) Analytical skills

2) Logical skills

3) Verbal skills

4) Divergent thinking

5) Written communication skills

6) General awareness

And in section 2 you need to give exam only on psychometric awareness.

so, above are the most important entrance exam list are given but apart from that there many exams like MAH-CET, IRMA, KIITEE MBA, OJEE, KMAT, APICET which is held on regional or institute or national level and the benefits of passing these exams is that you will get the admission in that college where you want to take the admission in management. you can give any of the entrance exams according to your entrance but CAT, MAT, XAT are really most famous entrance exam and with the help of these exam results you can get admission more than 500 colleges in management programs according to your own choice. you really need to focus on the syllabus and areas to crack these exams so, if you want to make your carrier in the management field then above information will really very for you.


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