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Top MBA Entrance Exams 2022-23

Applications for XAT, SNAP, IBSAT, MAT, ATMA, and GMAT are open or going to be open soon; CAT and NMAT are Closed. Here below is the updated information on the top MBA entrance exams to be held in 2022 and 2023 for the MBA admissions 2022-23. This article at a glance will tell you about the top MBA entrance exams, last date, Exam date, and Exam Fee.

Schedule of Most Popular Entrance Exams in India with fee:

MBA Entrance ExamLast Date to ApplyExam DateMore Details
CAT 2022September 14, 2022November 27, 2022Check Details
NMAT 2022October 10, 2022October 14 to December 27, 2022Check Details
SNAP 2022November 24, 202210,18,23 December 2022Check Details
XAT 2023November 20, 2022January 08, 2023Check Details
IIFT 2022November 14, 2022December 18, 2022Check Details
CMAT 2023February 24, 2023 (Expected)First Week of April 2023 (Expected)Check Details
IBSAT 2022December 16, 2022December 24 & 25, 2022Check Details
MAT Dec 2022PBT: December 05, 2022
CBT: Nov 15, 2022 
IBT:   Dec 13, 2022
PBT: December 11, 2022
CBT: November 17 & December 15, 2022
IBT: December 18, 2022 (Expected)
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MAH CET 2022May 11, 2022September 23, 25, 2022
TSICET 2023To be announcedTo be announced
Karnataka PGCET 2022October 29, 2022November 20, 2022 (Expected)
Karnataka KMAT 2022To be announcedTo be announced

As of date the CAT registration for CAT 2022 got closed on September 14, 2022, and IIFT 2022 got closed on 5th October. Registration for NMAT 2022 is also closed on 10th October 2022, while Registration for SNAP will close on Nov 24, 2022. Registration for XAT 2023 will remain open till November 20th, 2021.

The Registration date for CMAT 2023 has still not been announced and is expected to close by the last week of February 2023.

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Name of Top Entrance Exams for Admission to Top MBA/PGDM Colleges in India:

There are broadly three kinds of Top MBA/PGDM entrance exams in India depending on the approval.

  1. AICTE approved MBA/ PGDM Entrance Exams:
    i) CAT
    ii) XAT
    iii) CMAT
    iv) ATMA
    v) GMAT
  2. Institution Specific Top Entrance Exams but not valid to AICTE approved colleges.
    i) NMAT
    ii) IBSAT
    iii) IIFT
    iv) TISS NET
    v) KIITEE
    vi) PGCET
    vii) KMAT
    viii) MICAT 2022
  3. State Level Top MBA Entrance Exams.
    i) MAH CET
    ii) TANCET
    iii) APICET

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AICTE approved MBA/ PGDM Entrance Exams, (National Level):

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The details of  Top MBA colleges accepting AICTE approved MBA  entrance Exam dates and schedule is given below. The list is not conclusive.

Name of AICTE Approved ExamMBA Entrance Exam DateTop MBA Colleges Accepting Exam
CAT 2022November 27, 2022  IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, TAXILA, IMT & More
XAT 2023January 08, 2023  XLRI, XIMB, K J SOMIYA, IMT, TAPMI
CMAT 2023April, 2023 (Expected)GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Taxila
MAT 2022 (December)PBT: December 11, 2022
CBT: November 17 & December 15, 2022
IBT: December 18, 2022 (Expected)
IPE Hyderabad, Taxila, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS, NDIM
ATMA 2023  (February)last week of February 2023 (Expected)Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS
GMAT 2022Available Round the YearIIMs, SPJain, XIMB, TAPMI, FORE, BSIM IMI, IMT

Institute-Specific Entrance Exams for MBA:

The following are the top University or top Institution specific exams conducted by that institute for MBA admissions. A score of a few of the exams is also accepted by other top Business Schools. Exam dates and the name of the accepting institutes are given below:

Name of the Institute-Specific MBA Entrance Exam
Exam DatesTop MBA Institute Accepting Exam score
IIFT MBA (IB) 2023 Entrance ExamDecember 18, 2022IIFT Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2023February 20, 2022Tata Institute of Social Science all campuses
IBSAT 2022December 24 & 25, 2022ICFAI B-Schools Total 9
MICAT 2022 & 2023December 3 2022 & January 28, 2023MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2023January 2023, 3rd week (Expected)KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
IRMASAT 2023To be AnnouncedIRMA Anand 
NMATOctober 14 to December 27, 2022NMIMS, ISB, SPJIMR, TAPMI, XUB, VIT, SD Bocconi
SNAP 202210,18,23 December 2022SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM & ALL Other Symbiosis colleges.

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State Universities Entrance Exams

These exams are conducted by particular state governments for admission to state Universities. 

State Level MBA Entrance ExamProbable Dates of MBA Entrance ExamMBA College Accepting Exam Score
MAH CET 2022September 23, 25, 2022JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR
Karnataka PGCET 2022 November 20, 2022 (Expected)IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti
TANCET 2022May 14, 2022Anna University, Tamilnadu, Madras University, SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Josephs School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore
TS ICET 2022To be Announced Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU); Satavahana University
KMAT 2022To be AnnouncedIBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti

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Top MBA Colleges Accepting various Entrance Exams:

The following are the top MBA colleges accepting various MBA/PGDM Entrance Exam scores. 

MBA/PGDM Entrance ExamsTop MBA Colleges Accepting Test Score
SNAPSIBM Pune, SCMHRD, All Symbiosis Colleges
NMATNMIMS and  18 other MBA colleges & Universities
IIFTAll campuses IIFT at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada
CMATGreat Lakes, BIMTECH, GIM, TAXILA, VIT and all the Institutes offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM, app 500 
IBSAT9 IBS campuses including IBS Hyderabad
MAT500 MBA/PGDM colleges across India
ATMA250 MBA/PGDM colleges in India
TISSNETTata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and all its campuses
KIITEE ManagementKIIT School of Management; KIIT School of Rural Management

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Cost of Application Form for top MBA Entrance Exams:

The application fee for the MBA entrance examinations is increasing every year. The following table gives an insight into the current application cost of different MBA entrance tests:

MBA Entrance ExamsMBA Entrance Exam Fee (General category)MBA Entrance Exam Fee (Reserved category)
CATRs. 2300/-Rs. 1150/-
XATRs. 2000/-Rs. 2000/-
IIFTRs. 2500/-Rs. 1000/-
NMAT by GMACRs. 2300/-Rs. 2300/-
SNAPRs. 1950/-Rs. 1950/-
CMATRs. 2000/-Rs. 1000/-
MAH CETRs. 1000/-`Rs. 800/-
MATRs. 1650/-Rs. 1650/-
IBSATRs. 1800/-Rs. 1800/-
TISSNETRs. 1030/-Rs. 500/-
MICATRs. 1985/-Rs. 1985/-
KIITEE ManagementRs. 1250/-Rs. 1250/-

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