India has more than 50 MBA entrance tests every year. Some tests are held at a national level, some at the regional level and some at institute level. Most of these exams are attempted by a small fraction of MBA candidates. Read to know more about the MBA Entrance Exams 2018 India and find the list of its top entrance exams here. This is the schedule of various entrance exams for admission to the respective affiliated institutes in India and abroad or recruitment to participating organizations. Keep checking this page for official announcements, dates, payment details and more.
MBA Entrance Exams 2018 India All MBA Entry Test Online Preparation Syllabus date
1. For some exams the official notification is not yet released. For such exams (marked with *), the dates are predicted based on the previous year.
2. We have mentioned the earliest date applicable in each category. Click on exam name for more dates and other details.
Complete list of MBA Entry Exams 2018 which organized National & State Level entrance exams.
National Level Exams
One of most biggest and popular Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance exam which is conducted by the IIMs on the rotation basis. For the year 2018, it will be conducted by the IIM, Lucknow. It is organized for admission in 19 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and different B-schools situated across the country. CAT scores are used for admission by 20 IIMs and various other management institutes across the country. More than two lakh students appear for the exam each year. Every year, CAT application form will be available from the month of August.
CAT exam primarily consists of four segments: Verbal, Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. These segments are accordingly grouped into sections. CAT has three sections:
- Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
- Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
- Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)
CAT 2018 registration application form with test dates schedule also here at.
All India Management Association (AIMA) is the conducting authority that organizes Management Aptitude Test (MAT) every year. MAT exam will be held four times in a year usually in the month of February, May, September and December. This exam is conducted through paper based or computer based test. The application form will be provided via online & offline mode. Conducted by exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), MAT is held four times a year – February, May, September and December. The exam is held in both online (computer-based) and offline (written) mode.
Held for 150 minutes, the test has 200 questions. The aspirant is tested in the following five areas:
- Indian and Global Environment
- Language Comprehension
- Data Analysis and Sufficiency
- Mathematical Skills
- Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
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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. Candidates can fill the XAT application form from the month of September.
Traditionally, XAT is held on the first Sunday of the year (January). XAT scores are accepted by more than 100 management institutes.
XAT tests the candidate on four fronts:
- Quantitative Ability
- English Language & Logical Reasoning
- Decision Making
- GK & Essay
However, essay section is used only after candidates have been shortlisted for XLRI courses. Test duration is 170 minutes.
XAT 2018 Registration online with application form submission dates test schedule also here.
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance test which is supervised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Second largest management entrance examination of the country. 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. The application form will be provided from the November.
CMAT is a computer-based exam (held for 180 minutes) and tests the candidate’s aptitude in four main sections:
- Quantitative technique
- Logical reasoning
- Language comprehension
- General Awareness
CMAT Registration 2018 application form Test dates complete schedule also be managed here.
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is the main organizing body that organizes Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Candidate can 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.
GMAT Registration 2018 application form submission with test pattern syllabus here at.
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is the university level exam conducts by the Symbiosis University. The online registration will be started from the month of August 2018. It is a pen paper based exam. SNAP is held for admission in management programmes of constituent institutions under Symbiosis University.
SNAP scores are primarily used for admission to 15 institutes under Symbiosis International University. However, many other MBA colleges use SNAP scores for admission. SNAP is held in December and the registrations go on till November. SNAP test is a computer-based exam and held for two hours. It tests a candidates:
- General English
- Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
- General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
- Analytical & Logical Reasoning
SNAP Registration 2018 online and applications submission test dates schedule here at.
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is one of the most famous university in Cochin which was founded in the year of 1971. MBA programme online registration will be commenced from month of January 2018. Candidates who seek admission in CUSAT MBA programme, they will be shortlisted through CMAT 2018/MAT 2018/CAT 2018 score, group discussion & personal interviews.
CUSAT Application Form 2018 with registration online guide official dates here.
Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) or NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is a postgraduate university level entrance test. This entrance test is 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).
The computer-based exam is held over a 75-day testing window, between October and December. Candidates need to attempt 120 MCQs in 120 minutes.
NMAT has various candidate-friendly options. For instance, candidates can appear for the exam a total of three times and the best of three scores will be used for admission.
The exam has three main sections:
- Language Skills
- Quantitative Skills
- Logical Reasoning
NMAT Registration 2018 online apply procedure test pattern dates schedule also here.
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.
IBSAT test scores are used for admission to MBA and PhD programs at nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
IBSAT is held over a period of 15 days wherein the candidate can book a slot as per convenience. The computer-based test (CBT) tests the applicant’s ability in the following:
- Verbal Ability
- Reading Comprehension
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
IBSAT 2018 Registration online test pattern syllabus guide with test dates.
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 is held in the month of December, February, May & July.
ATMA scores are used for admission in by several management programmes. Held for three hours, ATMA tests a candidate on the following areas:
- Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1
- Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 2
- Quantitative Skills Part 1
- Quantitative Skills Part 2
- Verbal Skills Part 1
- Verbal Skills Part 2
ATMA Registration 2018 online apply and pattern of test here.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the trending institutions all across the country for imparting management education. It is a national level entrance test. The application form will be available in the month of August 2018. The Institution organizes IIFT entrance exam for admission in MBA (International Business) program at Kolkata & New Delhi campus.
IIFT test is conducted in November for two hours and consists of 200 multiple choice questions. It tests a candidate’s aptitude in the following areas:
- English Comprehension
- General Knowledge & Awareness
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Analysis
IIFT Registration 2018 online apply procedure with syllabus pattern.
Delhi University Admission 2018
The Delhi University also known as University of Delhi is the premier university of the country. Those candidates interested to pursue MBA, they have to fill the admission form that will be available in the month of November 2018. On the basis of the CAT score, group discussion and personal interview, candidate will get shortlisted for admission in MBA programme.
DU Admission Form 2018 registration online guide here at.
IPU CET 2018
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 can get the application form in the month of January 2018. The exam is conducted in offline mode. This university conducts separate CET exam for various courses.
IPU CET 2018 Application Form registration online guide for all candidates.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a public university of Uttar Pradesh that is funded by the Government of India. The university conducts university level entrance exam for admission in various programmes of the university. Candidate can register for management course in the month of January 2018. The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
AMU Application Form 2018 registration online guide is here at.
Allahabad University 2018
University of Allahabad which is also referred as Allahabad University is one of the trending university of Uttar Pradesh. The university organizes its own admission test for admission in different programmes. MBA (MONIBRA) Admission Test 2018 will be conducted for admission in management programme offered by the university. After qualifying admission test, student has to qualify in group discussion & personal interviews rounds.
Allahabad University Application Form 2018 registration online available just here.
Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is a national level entrance test which is organized by the ten Central Universities of India together. It is organized for admission into UG, PG & Ph.D courses in various fields of management, engineering, arts, etc. CUCET application form can be filled from the month of April 2018.
CUCET 2018 Application Form with registration online guide syllabus pattern.
Pondicherry University 2018
Pondicherry University is a central university that was 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.
Pondicherry University Application Form 2018 registration apply online procedure.
The PES University conducts a university level entrance exam called as PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT). PESSAT exam is organized to get admission in various undergraduate & postgraduate programmes of the university. Candidates can fill the application form in the month of October 2018. The entrance exam will be organized via computer based mode.
PESSAT Application Form 2018 apply online registration preparation pattern syllabus guide.
BVP CET 2018
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 2018 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 will be available in the month of March 2018.
BVP CET 2018 Application Form online apply test dates and pattern syllabus.
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 is written based & will be asked in English Language.
SAAT 2018 Application Form syllabus pattern schedule dates official.
MU OET 2018
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 will be selected on the basis of their past academic record, management test score and performance in the GD & PI rounds.
Manipal Application Form 2018 test syllabus schedule dates pattern details.
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 are offered by the constituent college of the university. The application form will be provided from the month of December 2018. KIITEE is also a national-level computer-based MBA entrance test. The exam is conducted by KIIT University in January every year. The exam scores are primarily used for admission for two programmes:
- MBA at KIIT School of Management (offered at KIIT University)
- MBA (Rural Management) (KIIT School of Rural Management)
Candidates need to answer 150 questions in 150 minutes. There are four sections in the exam:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Analytical Reasoning
- General Knowledge
- Issue of Social concern
KIITEE Application Form 2018 official registration online preparing pattern syllabus.
LPU NEST 2018
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. The application will be available in the month of November 2018.
PTU Exam 2018
Punjab Technical University (PTU) is the most famous university of India. The University will not be organized any entrance exam. The admission into MBA programme will be based on the score of CMAT 2018 examination. If the seats are remain vacant after filling the seats through CMAT scores, then the admission will be made on the inter-se-merit of the qualifying examination.
PTU 2018 Application Form online apply with test dates pattern syllabus guide.
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. Online registration will be opened in the month of September 2018.
Candidates first need to apply with CAT, XAT and GMAT (2012 onwards). All applicants will be called for MICAT entrance test which is held in December.
Held over 125 minutes, MICAT has two sections:
- Section 1 assesses the candidates’ analytical skills, logical skills, verbal skills, divergent thinking, written communication skills and general awareness.
- Section 2 consists of a Psychometric Test.
VMOU Admission 2018
VMOU Admission 2018 shall be administrated by the Vardhman Mahaveer Open University. This university organizes entrance exam for providing admissions into various UG, PG and other programmes in the field of management, science, computer application, etc. The application form will be available in the month of January 2018.
AIMA UGAT 2018
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. Candidates can fill the application form from the month of November 2018.
Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand offers admissions to students into Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellowship Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). Admissions will be done through CAT 2018/XAT 2018 scores. The application form will be released in the month of October 2018.
IRMA uses CAT scores for shortlisting candidates in the first round. Shortlisted candidates are then called for IRMA written test on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”.
Candidates need to answer 40 questions in 80 minutes.
NMIMS NPAT 2018
NMIMS NPAT (NMIMS Programs After Twelfth) is a university level exam which is organized for providing admission in various UG & integrated UG courses in various fields. Students can get admission in MBA Tech (B.Tech + MBA), MBA Pharma Tech (B.Pharm + MBA) & other courses. The online registration will be started from the month of January 2018.
IMU CET 2018
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.
IMU CET 2018 Application Form online registration patter test dates syllabus download.
Lucknow University 2018
Lucknow University conducts entrance exam for providing admission in various UG & PG courses offered in management, science, law & other fields. It is a university level examination which will be conducted in the month of July 2018. The application form will be released in the month of May 2018.
Lucknow University Admission Form 2018 download with registration test dates schedule also.
BHU Admission 2018
Banaras Hindu University offers UG, PG and Diploma/Certificate programmes in various disciplines. Candidates have to qualify the entrance test organized by the university to get admission. This university offers MBA course in Agribusiness specializations. The application form will be available from the month of February 2018.
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) MBA
OJEE is a state-level MBA entrance test conducted by the Government of Orissa. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA courses in Odisha. The exam is conducted in the month of April-May.
OJEE is a written test where candidates need to attempt 120 questions in 120 minutes. The exam has four sections to be attempted in two hours:
- Verbal reasoning
- Analytical reasoning
- General Knowledge
- Computer and Business fundamentals
Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET)
TISSNET is an institute-level exam 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.
A computer-based exam, TISSNET asks questions related to Social Sensitivity, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Knowledge on Contemporary issues. The exam is held for 100 minutes (1 hour & 40 minutes).
HP University Management Aptitude Test (HPU-MAT)
HPU MAT is an institute-level entrance examination conducted for admission to Himachal Pradesh University Business School and and HPU Regional Center, Dharamshala. The last exam was held in May 2015. The entrance test has four sections:
- English Comprehension
- Business Environment
- Arithmetic Comprehension & Data Interpretation
State Level Exams
KMAT Karnataka 2018
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 will be available in the month of May 2018. This exam is held for admissions in the Karnataka state into professional courses that are MBA, PGDM and MCA.
Conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), KMAT scores are used for admission by more than 169 colleges across the state.
Candidates need to attempt 120 questions in 120 minutes. The test consists of the following sections:
- Language Comprehension
- Mathematical Skills
- Basic Aptitude
Karnataka PGCET 2018
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 can 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.
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Application Form download registration apply guide test dates schedule MAH CET 2018
MAH CET 2018
Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra is the main organizing authority which conducts the MAH CET exam. MAH CET 2018 will be organized only through pen & paper mode in multiple sessions. This entrance exam is conducted for admission in first year of MBA/MMS/ PGDBM/PGDM programmes. Online registration will be started from the month of February 2018.
MAH CET is generally held in the month of March. Candidates need to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes.
The exam two sections:
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
- Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning.
MAH CET 2018 Application Form registration procedure with test pattern subjects syllabus.
AP ICET 2018
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 get admission into MBA and MCA regular courses offered by various universities & colleges of Andhra Pradesh state.
APICET is a paper-based entrance test. Candidates need to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes.
The exam consist of three sections:
- Mathematical Ability
- Analytical Ability
AP ICET 2018 Application Form online apply last date test dates guide.
TS ICET 2018
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.
TSICET is a state-level written MBA entrance test. It was held for the first time in May 2015. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA courses in the state of Telangana.
No of sections in the exam:
- Analytical Ability
- Mathematical Ability
- Communication Ability
TS ICET 2018 Application Form apply procedure test pattern syllabus guide.
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 is held in offline mode. Online registration will be started from the month of March 2018.
TANCET is a state-level written entrance examination conducted for admission to MBA courses in the state of Tamil Nadu. The exam was conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
The exam, held in May, is for two hours (100 questions) and tests the candidates ability in:
- Analysis of Business Situations
- Reading Comprehension
- Quantitative Ability
- Data Sufficiency
- English Usage
TANCET 2018 Application Form apply procedure guide with pattern syllabus information.
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh is the conducting body of state level entrance exam called UPTU entrance exam. UPTU entrance exam is also stand as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE 2018). The exam will be held via computer based mode. UPSEE is organized for admission in first year of B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Pharm, BFA, MBA, MCA, BHMCT, BFAD, MAM, etc.
UPSEE 2018 application form registration guide test pattern syllabus.
KMAT Kerala 2018
MG University, Kerala 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. April and November session.
MBA Entrance Exam 2018 Dates & Schedule
|Exam Name||Form Availability||Form Submission (Last Date)||Exam Date|
|IBPS CWE (CLERICAL) – Mains||12-Sep-18||03-Oct-18||20-Jan-19|
|IBPS CWE (CLERICAL) – Prelims||12-Sep-18||03-Oct-18||08-Dec-18|
|IBPS CWE (PO) – Mains||16-Aug-18||05-Sep-18||18-Nov-18|
|IBPS CWE (PO) – Prelims||16-Aug-18||05-Sep-18||13-Oct-18|
|IBPS CWE RRB – Mains*||24-Jul-18||14-Jul-18||11-Aug-18|
|IBPS CWE RRB – Prelims||27-Jul-17||14-Aug-17||09-Sep-17|
|IBPS CWE SO – Mains*||16-Nov-18||02-Dec-18||27-Jan-19|
|IBPS CWE SO – Prelims*||16-Nov-18||02-Dec-18||29-Dec-18|
|RBI Assistant – Mains*||22-Nov-17||23-Dec-17||13-Jan-18|
|RBI Assistant – Preliminary*||01-Nov-17||22-Nov-17||23-Dec-17|
|RBI Grade B Officer – Mains||03-May-17||23-May-17||07-Jul-17|
|RBI Grade B Officer – Prelims||03-May-17||23-May-17||17-Jun-17|
|SBI (PO) – Mains||07-Feb-17||06-Mar-17||04-Jun-17|
|SBI (PO) – Prelims||07-Feb-17||06-Mar-17||29-Apr-17|
|SBI Clerical – Mains*||05-Apr-18||25-Apr-18||25-Jun-18|
|SBI Clerical – Prelims*||20-Jan-18||10-Feb-18||22-Apr-18|
|UPSC Civil Services (Main)||07-Feb-18||06-Mar-18||01-Oct-18|
|UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary)||07-Feb-18||06-Mar-18||03-Jun-18|