Competition in Management entrance exams in India

MBA or Masters in business Administration is by far one of the most sought after career alternatives at a global level. When it comes to India, it almost an ideal choice of most graduate students. Keeping pace with this trend, there are some highly prestigious college names that students swear by and go to great lengths to prepare for an admission to these institutes. While there is a huge level of competition amongst these institutes themselves, there are a host of entrance exams that need to qualified in order to get access to any one of these popular names.

Competition in Management entrance exams in India

Some of the highly popular management institutes and business school’s in India are the various branches of the IIMs or the Indian Institute of Management, XLRI, AIMS, Symbiosis, NMIMS and ICFAI. These colleges have their specific entrance tests and usually students opt for all of them in order to secure a safe position in either one of these institutes.

The list of various entrance exams in India are:

CAT

XAT

IIFT

MICAT

SNAP

NMAT

SRCCGBO

CMAT

MAT

ATMA

MAH-CET

GMAT(for ISB-YLP)

IBSAT

While the above are highly depending on the ranking of the institute one want to apply to, there are a host of other universities and their specific entrance exams as well. Post the completion of their graduation, a student can opt for an MBA program that varies from one to two year course. It is mandatory for MBA or PGDM aspirants to apply for the management entrance tests if they want to secure their post at reputed business schools in India. There a number of coaching centers for MBA entrance exams for CAT, XAT and all the other exams, be it national level, state level, university or institute specific. These exams are conducted annually and their scores are usually an aggregate percentile. These tests are mostly online or computer based and have multiple choice questions.

The 10 most popular MBA entrance exams are:

1. Common Admission Test (CAT) - IIMs, SP Jain, IITs

2. Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

3. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

4. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)**

5. IFCAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT)

6. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

7. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

8. Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

9. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

10. Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET)