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Top MBA Entrance Exams 2021-22

Applications for NMAT, XAT, SNAP, IBSAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT are open; CAT, IIFT Closed. Here below is the updated information on top MBA entrance exams to be held in 2021 and 2022 for the MBA admissions during 2022. 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 2021September 22, 2021November 28, 2021Check Details
NMAT 2021November 10, 2021October 14 to December 27, 2021Check Details
SNAP 2021November 27, 2021December 19, 2021; January 8 & 16, 2022Check Details
XAT 2022November 30, 2021January 02, 2022Check Details
IIFT 2022October 25, 2021December 05, 2021Check Details
CMAT 2022January 22, 2022February 22 to 27, 2022 Check Details
IBSAT 2021December 16, 2021December 25 & 26, 2021Check Details
MAT Dec 2021PBT: November 30, 2021
CBT: Nov 14, 2021 
IBT: Nov 24 to  Dec 15, 2021
PBT: December 27, 2021
CBT: December 27, 2021
IBT: November 27 to December 18, 2021
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MAH CET 2021August 16, 2021September 16, 17 and 18, 2021
TSICET 2021August 16, 2021August 19/20, 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021September 17, 2021October 23, 2021
Karnataka KMAT 2021September 30, 2021October 2nd Week, 2021

As on date the CAT registration for CAT 2021 got closed on September 22, 2021 and IIFT 2022 got closed on 5th October. Registration for NMAT 2021 is still going on and will close on 10th Nov 2021, while Registration for SNAP will close on Nov 27, 2021. Registration for XAT 2022 will remain open till November 30th 2021.

The Registration date for CMAT 2022 has still not been announced and expected to close by last week of January 2022.

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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 2021November 28, 2021  IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, TAXILA, IMT & More
XAT 2022January 02, 202  XLRI, XIMB, K J SOMIYA, IMT, TAPMI
CMAT 2022February 22, 2022GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Taxila
MAT 2021 (December)PBT- December 5, 2021
IBT-  Nov 27 to Dec 18, 2021
CBT- Nov 21 & Dec 19, 2021
IPE Hyderabad, Taxila, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS, NDIM
ATMA 2022  (February)Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS
GMAT 2021Available 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) 2022 Entrance ExamDecember 05, 2021IIFT Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2022February 20, 2022Tata Institute of Social Science all campuses
IBSAT 2021December 25 & 26, 2021ICFAI B-Schools Total 9
MICAT 2021 & 2022December 5 2021 & January 23, 2022MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2022January 2022, 3rd week KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
IRMASAT 2022IRMA Anand 
NMATOct 14 to Dec 27, 2021NMIMS, ISB, SPJIMR, TAPMI, XUB, VIT, SD Bocconi
SNAP 2021December 19, 2021; January 8 & 16, 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 2021September 16, 17, 18 2021JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR
Karnataka PGCET 2021 November 21, 2021IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti
TANCET 2021March 20, 2021Anna 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 2021August 19/20, 2021Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU); Satavahana University
KMAT 2021November 07, 2021IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti

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Top MBA Colleges Accepting various Entrance Exams:

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

MBA/PGDM Entrance ExamsTop MBA Colleges Accepting Test Score
CATAll IIMs (20), FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, IMT, TAXILA, TAPMI, K J & 700 Others
XATXLRI, IMT, XIMB, XIME, GIM, TAPMI, FORE, LIBA & 400 Others 
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
IRMASATIRMA Anand
MICATMICA Ahmedabad
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. 2200/-Rs. 1100/-
XATRs. 1800/-Rs. 1800/-
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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