Hey guys! here we have compiled a list of the MBA Entrance exams, and their dates, which are going to be held for the academic session 2018.

There are various colleges which conducts their own entrance exam to shortlist candidates for admission in MBA programme, while there are some colleges which accept the score of CAT or other national management entrance exam and conducts their own entrance exam also. In the table below we have listed not only the National Level Management Entrance Exams but also University level entrance exam. Know more about MBA Entrance Exam 2018 Dates below.

MBA Entrance Exam 2018 Dates

For most, the process of admission and shortlisting the candidates is same. First, a notification/ information brochure is released, which consist fo every basic information about the test. Then application form is released, after which admit card is issued, the students then appear for the test, the result of the test is announced and the candidates are shortlisted for Interview/GD.

Check the exam dates for various MBA Entrance Exam in the table below.

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Name of the Entrance exam Application Form Release date Issuance of Admit Card Exam date Declaration of Result
Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT) 04 Aug to 20 Sep 2018 25 Oct 2018 25 Nov 2018 06 Jan 2019
Management Aptitude Test 2018 (MAT Sep) 30 Jun – 20 Aug (for PBT) and 08 Sep 2018 (for CBT)
  • 25 Aug 2018(Pen-paper based test)
  • 11 Sep 2018 (Computer based test)
  • 02 Sep 2018 (Pen-paper based test)
  • 15 Sep 2018 (Computer based test)
01st week of October 2018
UPES MET 2018 MBA Entrance Exam – Over!
  • 11 Mar 2018 (UPES MET)
  • 26 Apr 2018 (UPES MET 2)
  • 07 Mar 2018 (UPES MET 2018)
  • April 2018 (UPES MET 2)
  • 11 Mar 2018 (UPES MET 2018)
  • 26 Apr 2018 (UPES MET 2)
  • Mar 2018
  • To be declared
IIFT 2019 MBA (IB) Entrance Exam 06 Aug – 14 Sep 2018 16 Nov 2018 02 Dec 2018 01st week of Jan 2019
PIM-MAT 2018 – Over! 01 Apr 2018 03 May 2018 06 May 2018 12 May 2018
TANCET 2018 – Over! 02 Apr 2018 May 2018 20 May 2018 June 2018
Common Management Admission Test 2019 (CMAT) 22 Oct -15 Dec 2018 A week or two before the exam 27 Jan 2019 01st week of Feb 2019
SNAP 2018 – ongoing 10 Aug 2017 1 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017 28 Dec 2017
NMIMS NMAT 2018 – ongoing 04 Jul 2017 04 Jul 2017 05 Oct – 18 Dec 2017 20 Dec 2017
AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) – Over! 05 Mar 2018 24 May 2018 27 May 2018 05 Jun 2018
Maharashtra MAH MBA CET 2018 – Over! 22 Jan 2018 28 Feb 2018 10 – 11 Mar 2018 19 Mar 2018
IBSAT MBA Entrance Exam – ongoing 01 Jul – 12 Dec 2018 slot booking 22-23 Dec 2018 TBA
IPU MBA CET 2018 –Over! 19 Feb 2018 May 2018 26 May 2018 07 Jun 2018
AP-ICET 2018 – Over! 16 Mar 2018 25 Apr 2018 02 May 2018 12 May 2018
Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) – Over! May 2018 June 2018 June 2018 July 2018
PGCET MBA 2018 – Over! July 2018 August 2018 August 2018 August 2018
HPCET 2018 for MBA Program – Over! 08 Mar 2018 April 2018 13 May 2018 30 May 2018
Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University MBA HHCM 2018 – Over! May 2018 June 2018 June 2018 July 2018
WBUT Joint Entrance Management Aptitude Test (JEMAT) 2018 – Over! June 2018 July 2018 July 2018 July 2018
IRMASAT 2018 – Over! 12 Oct 2017 29 Jan 2018 04 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
MICAT 2018 – Over!
  • 26 Sep 2017 (MICAT I)
  • 03 Jan 2018 (MICAT II)
  • 11 Dec 2017 (MICAT I)
  • 10 Feb 2018 (MICAT II)
  • 17 Dec 2017 (MICAT I)
  • 17 Feb 2018 (MICAT II)
  • 03 Jan 2018 (MICAT I)
  • 28 Feb 2018 (MICAT II)
KIITEE Management 2018 – Over! 20 Nov 2017 10 Apr 2018 15 – 24 Apr 2018 05 May 2018
XAT 2019 20 Aug -30 Nov 2018 20 Dec 2018 06 Jan 2019 Last week of Jan 2019

MBA Entrance Exam 2018 Dates

CAT 2018

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) conducts Common Admission Test. It is a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. Last year, 231, 067 candidates registered for the exam and about 20 candidates scored an overall 100 percentile, out of these, 03 were non-engineers. As many as 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India accept the scores of CAT and the number of participating institutes shall be similar or more.

MAT 2018 (May)

The All India Management Association conducts the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). It is one of its kind largest test in the nation, which grants admission in over 600 B-Schools across India. The exam is held in both pen-paper and computer-based.

UPES MET 2018 MBA Entrance Exam

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, conducts UPES Management Entrance Test (UPES MET) every year. Those with minimum 50% marks in class 10th and 12th and in graduation are eligible to apply for UPES – MBA programs by taking the UPES Management Entrance Test. It is an online entrance exam. The admission is done on the basis of UPESMET Test / National Level Test + Group Discussion & Interview. 

IIFT 2018 MBA (IB) Entrance Exam

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) conducts IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance exam. The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of Written Test, Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Interview.

PIM-MAT 2018

R.A Podar Institute of the Management University of Rajasthan conducts the PIM MAT 2018 for admission in courses such as MBA & MBA(Services Management), MBA(Executive).


The Anna University is conducting the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) for admission in MBA programme. The procedure for seeking admission to MBA consist of two steps. First, appear TANCET 2018 in May 2018 and then apply for admission to the admitting authorities concerned. TANCET is a state level entrance exam.

CMAT 2018

It is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year. CMAT is a  03-hour duration computer based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

SNAP 2018

Candidates aspiring to join MBA programme offered by the institutes of Symbiosis International University have to take the common, mandatory Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test 2018. The selection of candidates is done on the basis of SNAP 2018 followed by GE-PIWAT process.


NPAT 2018 is the official entrance test for admissions to MBA (Tech.), MBA (Pharma. Tech.) Programs for the academic session 2018-19. The candidates are offered admission by constituent schools of NMIMS at Mumbai, Shirpur, Bengaluru, Indore and Navi Mumbai Campuses.

ATMA 2018

The AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is being held for admission in numerous Post-Graduate Management Programs. The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducts the entrance exam every year and its score is accepted by more than 200 high ranking institutions.

Maharashtra MAH MBA CET 2018

The Commissioner of State CET Cell is the exam conducting body for Maharashtra MAH MBA CET 2018. For 2018, a total of 106448 number of candidates registered for the entrance exam, out of which, 98606 candidates appeared for the test.

IBSAT MBA Entrance Exam

The ICFAI Business School conducts the IBSAT MBA entrance exam. The admission in MBA program offered by IBS Dehradun and IBS Jaipur. The final selection of the candidates is done on the basis of the past academic record and performance of the candidates in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


The admissions to the MBA programme in the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) are primarily done through common entrance tests (CET) conducted by the University.

AP-ICET 2018

The Sri Venkateswara University is conducting for admission in MBA programme. To qualify the entrance test, the candidates must secure 25% qualifying marks in APICET (50 out of 200), except for SC and ST category candidates.

KMAT 2018

The University of Kerala is conducting KMAT 2018 for admission in MBA programme. The exam is held two times, first in February and then second in June. Those who appeared in KMAT 2018 Feb exam can also appear for June exam to improve their scores.


The PGCET MBA is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The selection of candidates is done on the basis of their merit in the entrance examination.

HPCET 2018 for MBA Program

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conducts the HP Common Entrance Test for admission in MBA course. The candidates must possess a Graduation degree with 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST). Those in the final year of the degree examination are also eligible for the test.

Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University MBA HHCM 2018

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University is the exam conducting body for admission in MBA (Hospital & Health Care Management) course. The shortlisting of candidates is done on the basis of merit in the entrance exam, and the finally qualified candidates will then appear for GD/PI.

WBUT Joint Entrance Management Aptitude Test (JEMAT)

JEMAT 2018 is conducted by MAKAUT, WB for admission in MBA programmes in West Bengal. It is a written test will consist of objective type consisting of three sections of 2 hours. The three sections of the written test are English, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning.


The Institute of Rural Management Anand conducts IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT). for admission to PGDRM course for the academic session 2018. The selection of candidates is done on the basis of CAT 2017 / XAT 2018 and “IRMASAT”, Group Activity, and Personal Interview.

MICAT 2018

MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) which is conducted twice for selection of PGDM-C 2018-2020 batch. Better of the two MICAT Scores is considered for admission. As per the statistics provided by MICA, for MICAT-1, a total number of 4453 candidates, while for MICAT-2, 4518 number of candidates applied for PGDM-C batch 2017-19. However, only 716 number of candidates managed to qualify for GE-PI.

KIITEE Management 2018

The candidates can apply for KIITEE School of Management by through CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT scores. Secondly, by KIITEE and lastly through KIITEE Management. The selection of candidates is done on the basis of their KIITEE MGT/CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/GMAT Scores, after which the finally selected candidates have to appear in the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

IIM Indore – IPMAT 2018

IIM Indore offers admission to 5-year Integrated Programme In Management for the academic year 2018 through an entrance test. It offers admission to fill 120 seats to the IPM every year. The students have to appear and qualify in all the three tests, which are,  Aptitude Test (AT), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview.

Christ University Entrance Test

There are 93 programs offered by Christ University, and admission in MBA programmed in Christ University is given through the entrance test. The selection of candidates is done on the basis of Group Discussion (GD)/ Micro Presentation (MP), Written  Assessment (WA), Verbal Assessment(VA) and Personal Interview (PI) and finally academic performance.
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