20 MBA entrance exams you can take in 2018-2019

When it comes to MBA entrance exams, there are some which should certainly be taken up by management aspirants. It is important to note that these exams are conducted at 3 different levels viz. National level, Regional level, and college level.

Some of the MBA Entrance exams which you can take in 2018-19 are:

1. CAT

Common Admission Test or CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). CAT scores are used for admission by 20 IIMs and various other management institutes across the country.


Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis International University. SNAP scores are primarily used for admission to 15 institutes under Symbiosis International University.

3. MAT

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is also one of the most popular MBA entrance exams whose score is accepted by more than 600 institutes for admission to management programmes. It is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA).


The second largest management entrance examination of the country, Common Management Admission Test or CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency. The exam is accepted by more than 500 MBA institutes across the country.


IIFT entrance test is held for admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). IIFT Exam score is valid for admission to IIFT only.

6. XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is a computer-based management aptitude test. It is conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur. XAT scores are accepted by XLRI, Jamshedpur and more than 100 management institutes.


AIMS Test for Management Admissions or ATMA is a national-level management entrance test. ATMA scores are used for admission in by several management programmes in over 600 MBA institutes.


ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test or IBSAT is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. IBSAT exam scores are used for admission to MBA and Ph.D. programmes at nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses.


Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test or TSICET is a state-level written MBA entrance test whose scores are used for admission to various MBA courses in the state of Telangana.

10. KMAT

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test or KMAT is a state-level entrance examination for admission to postgraduate level programmes offered by MBA colleges and B-schools in the state of Karnataka.


Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MAH-CET is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, for admission to various management courses such as MMS, PGDBM, and PGDM in various institutes in the state of Maharashtra.

12. NMAT by GMAC

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a computer-based exam, held over a 75-day testing window, between October and December. Candidates need to attempt 120 MCQs in 120 minutes.


MICAT is the online entrance test for MICA's flagship two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C). To be eligible for MICAT, candidates first need to apply with CAT, XAT, and GMAT.


IRMA Social Awareness Test or IRMASAT is conducted for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) at Institute of Rural Management, Anand.


KIITEE is a national-level computer-based test for multiple courses, one of them being MBA. The KIITEE exam is conducted by KIIT University in January every year.


Odisha Joint Entrance Exam or OJEE is conducted by the Government of Orissa. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA courses in Odisha.


Andhra Pradesh - Integrated Common Entrance Test or APICET is a conducted for admission to various B-schools and MBA colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.


Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test or TISSNET is conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences for all Masters programmes offered in TISS-Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut, and G-SET Ranchi.


Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test or TANCET is conducted for admission to MBA courses in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu.


HP University Management Aptitude Test or HPU MAT is conducted for admission to Himachal Pradesh University Business School and HPU Regional Center, Dharamshala.

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