MBA Entrance Tests In India

There are several prominent tests being held for admission to the important B Schools. These tests are held on different pattern and have different level of proficiency. They are:-



1 Common Admission Test (CAT)

Common Admission Test are held online since 2009 and its Computer Based Test (CBT) similar to the existing tests held for GMAT, GRE etc. Graduate in any discipline from a recognized  University ,Final year degree course students can also apply.The CBT is not adaptive test where attempting every question is mandatory. You have a choice of questions you want to answer. In CAT, candidates have to take the test only on designated venue selected by each. Candidate has register online for CAT. The test are standardized and have almost same difficulty level so that percentile performance of the student does not change irrespective of the paper he/she gets. Duration of the CAT is of two hours and 30 minutes including 15 minutes tutorials. The CAT consists of questions on   


 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension    

 Quantitative Aptitude

 Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency


2 Management  Aptitude Test (MAT)

This test is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) to measure a candidate ’s general aptitude for admission to MBA and Allied Courses. Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University, Final year degree course students can also apply. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmers. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School –National or International- can consider MAT Score as its basis of admission. Test consist of :


  Language Comprehension  Mathematical Skills

  Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  Indian and Global Environment


3 Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET)

JMET is the first process of admission to the 2 year full time Post Graduate Degree Programme in Management offered by IISC and the IITs. It is only a qualifying examination. Candidate has to apply separately to the institute of their choice. The JMET will be of 3 years duration, consisting of  120 questions. Tests consist of:


  Verbal Communication

  Logical Reasoning

  Quantitative Ability 

  Data Interpretation



Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a common written test for the admission processes of Symbiosis postgraduate institutes. These institutes are either affiliated to SIEC Deemed University or approved by AICTE. It is mandatory written test for admission into any postgraduate programme at Symbiosis. It is only first step, each institute has its own selection process.


5 Xavier Admission Test (XAT)

XAT is conducted by the The Xavier Labour Relations Institute( XLRI)

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