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)||
||01st week of October 2018|
|UPES MET 2018 MBA Entrance Exam||
|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||01 Apr 2018||03 May 2018||06 May 2018||12 May 2018|
|TANCET 2018||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||10 Aug 2017||1 Dec 2017||17 Dec 2017||28 Dec 2017|
|NMIMS NMAT 2018||04 Jul 2017||04 Jul 2017||05 Oct – 18 Dec 2017||20 Dec 2017|
|AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)||05 Mar 2018||24 May 2018||27 May 2018||05 Jun 2018|
|Maharashtra MAH MBA CET 2018||22 Jan 2018||28 Feb 2018||10 – 11 Mar 2018||19 Mar 2018|
|IBSAT MBA Entrance Exam||01 Jul 2017||01 Jul 2017||21 – 24 Dec 2017||29 Dec 2017|
|IPU MBA CET 2018||19 Feb 2018||May 2018||26 May 2018||07 Jun 2018|
|AP-ICET 2018||16 Mar 2018||25 Apr 2018||02 May 2018||12 May 2018|
|Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)||May 2018||June 2018||June 2018||July 2018|
|PGCET MBA 2018||July 2018||August 2018||August 2018||August 2018|
|HPCET 2018 for MBA Program||08 Mar 2018||April 2018||13 May 2018||30 May 2018|
|Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University MBA HHCM 2018||May 2018||June 2018||June 2018||July 2018|
|WBUT Joint Entrance Management Aptitude Test (JEMAT) 2018||June 2018||July 2018||July 2018||July 2018|
|IRMASAT 2018||12 Oct 2017||29 Jan 2018||04 Feb 2018||22 Feb 2018|
|KIITEE Management 2018||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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
NMIMS NMAT 2018
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.
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.
IPU MBA CET 2018
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.
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.
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.
PGCET MBA 2018
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 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.