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MBA Entrance Exam

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NAMTDetails GraduateJul 2019Oct 2019Apply Now
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Top MBA Entrance Exam:

The Top MBA Entrance Exam in India are listed below for the reference of all aspirants who wish to pursue business management. CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT, IIFT all of these exams are highly Popular to admission for MBA institutions like IIMs, Xavier, FMS and other more prestigious B-Schools in India. More details are provided also under each Entrance Exam for the students. B-Schools either affiliate themselves to a national level entrance exams likes CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT, IIFT, SNAP, GMAC or take their own Entrance Exams- IBSAT, MICAT etc.

1. CAT

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular national level MBA Entrance Exam which is conducted by Indian Institute of Management to admission into 20 IIMs and more than 100 B-Schools in India. More than 2.1 lakh applicants appear in the test last year. The CAT exam will conduct online computer-based, also consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) and non-MCQ type. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. The Entrance Exam has 3-time sections like 1) Quantitative Ability (QA), 2) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VA-RC) and 3) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI-LR) finally. The CAT 2019 Exam will be held in November 2019 and the result will be announced in January 2020. The shortlisted candidate will be called for further selection procedures, like Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) or both and Personal Interview (PI) rounds for the final admission.

CAT 2019 Exam

CAT 2019 ExamDates
Registrations Start- onlineAugust 2019
Last Date- Application form SubmissionSeptember 2019
Admit CardOctober 2019
CAT 2019 ExamNovember 2019
Answer KeyDecember 2019
ResultJanuary 2020

CAT- MBA Entrance Exam Pattern

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VA-RC)3410260 min
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI-LR)329660 min
Quantitative Ability (QA)3410260 min
Total100300180 min

2. XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level MBA Entrance Exam conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission offers into management programs at XLRI and XAT participating Institutions across India. More than 1 lakh candidate appear for the entrance test every year. The XAT exam will be held on 6th January 2019 in online mode computer-based only. To apply for XAT exam, applicants must have a graduate degree from a recognised institute in any discipline. XLRI Jamshedpur and around 150 B-Schools will accept the XAT score for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes across India.

Duration of the XAT Exam is 3 hours, consists of four sections РDecision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation & Quantitative Ability (DI & QA) and General Knowledge finally. Each question carries 1 mark. 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Unattended questions beyond 8 will also result in the negative marking of 0.05 marks per question.

XAT 2019 Exam

XAT 2019 ExamDates
Registrations Start- onlineAugust 2019
Last Date- Application form SubmissionNovember 2019
Admit CardDecember 2019
XAT 2019 ExamJanuary 2019
ResultJanuary 2020


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level postgraduate MBA entrance exam which will be conducted by the National Test Agency (NTA). The application process starts from 1st November 2018 to 30th November 2018. The CMAT 2019 will be conducted on 28th January; first shift- 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and second shift 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. CMAT 2019 is an online also Computer-based Exam. Duration of the exam is 3 hours also. CMAT 2019 exam consists of 100 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) equally divided into 4 Sections. Each section has 25 questions. The 4 sections are namely Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness finally. Each question award 4 marks for the correct answer and one negative mark for an incorrect answer. The CMAT score offers admission to around 500 AICT B-Schools, Universities, Colleges and also other management institutions across India.

CMAT 2019 Exam

CMAT 2019 ExamDates
Registrations Start- onlineNovember  2019
Last Date- Application form SubmissionNovember  2019
Admit CardJanuary 2020
CMAT 2019 ExamJanuary  2020
ResultFebruary 2020

CMAT MBA entrance exam pattern

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation25100
General Awareness25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100

4. MAT

Management Aptitude Test, better known as MAT is conducted by All India Management Associations (AIMA). The MAT conducts four times a year for admission to more than 650 B-Schools in India. MAT is a national level MBA entrance exam conducts in the month of February, May, September & December also. The MAT Exam is held both online РComputer Based Test (CBT) and offline РPaper Based Test (PBT) mode. The MAT 2019 exam will be conducted more than 100 cities across India. Around 25,000 applicants appear for every session. Duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.  MAT exam has a total of 200 MCQ type questions divided into  5 sections РLanguage Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, finally Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment. The AIMS has reserved seats for the candidates of SC, ST, PWD and other backward classes also.

MAT 2019 Exam

MAT 2019 ExamDates
Application Date for- CBT/PBTDecember 16, 2018
Last Date- Application form Submission- CBTFebruary 8, 2018
Last Date- Application form Submission- PBTFebruary 12, 2018
Admit Card- CBTFebruary 19, 2019
Admit Card- PBTFebruary 9, 2019
MAT 2019 Exam- CBTFebruary 23, 2019
MAT 2019 Exam- PBTFebruary 17, 2019
ResultMarch 2019

MAT 2019 MBA Entrance Exam Pattern

Subjects/SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Data Analysis & Sufficiency4040
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning4040
Mathematical Skills4040
Indian & Global Environment4040
Language Comprehension4040


NMAT full form is NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test and now the NMAT is known as ‘NMAT by GMAC’. The NMAT entrance exam conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) to offer admission to NMIMS University and 25 other Management Institutions across India. The NMAT by GMAC is conducted online computer based test. Duration of the exam is two hours and¬†NMAT by GMAC 2019 consist of 120 objective type multiple choice questions into 3 sections – Quantitive Skills, Language Skills and finally Logical Reasoning. Each question award 1 marks for the correct answer and no negative marks for the wrong answer. Selection procedure for¬†NMAT by GMAC entrance exam, all shortlisted candidate students need to appear for Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interview as per institution selection procedure to final admission also.

NMAT by GMAC 2019 Exam

NMAT 2019 ExamDates
Registrations Start- onlineJuly 2019
Last Date- Application form SubmissionOctober 2019
Admit CardOctober 2019
NMAT 2019 ExamNov-Dec 2019
ResultDec-Jan 2019

NMAT 2019 MBA Entrance Exam Pattern

Quantitive Skills4848
Language Skills3232
Logical Reasoning4040


Indian Institute of Foreign Tread (IIFT) Entrance Test is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted annually by the Indian Institute of Foreign Tread, New Delhi for Admission to IIFT MBA (IB) programme. The IIFT exam offers admission around 600 seats at Kolkata and Delhi campus. More than 55,000 applicants appear in the exam every year. IIFT 2019 application process will be started on August first week. The exam will be held in December 2019 in the offline paper-based test around 20 exam centres in India. Admission for IIFT Institutions all shortlisted candidates need to qualify Writing test, GD and PI also. Total marks for the IIFT entrance test are 100. The number of questions changing every year (last year 114 questions). The IIFT exam has six sections РGeneral Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Grammar, Vocabulary & Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation & Quantitative Analysis.

IIFT 2019 MBA Entrance Exam

IIFT 2019 ExamDates
Registrations Start- onlineAugust 2019
Last Date- Application form SubmissionSeptember 2019
Admit CardNovember 2019
IIFT 2019 ExamDecember 2019
Result & CounsellingJanuary 2020

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