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Top MBA Entrance Exams 2023-24

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 2023 and 2024 for the MBA admissions 2023-24. 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 2023September 13, 2023November 26, 2023Check Details
NMAT 2023October 12, 2023October 10 to December 19, 2023Check Details
SNAP 2023November 23, 202310,17,22 December 2023Check Details
XAT 2023December, 2023January 07, 2024Check Details
IIFT 2024Ongoing27 Oct 2023 – 6 Dec 2023Check Details
CMAT 2024Feb 2024 – Mar 2024May, 2024Check Details
IBSAT 2023December 16, 2023December 23 & 24, 2023Check Details
MAT Dec 2023PBT: December 05, 2023
CBT: Nov 28, 2023 
IBT:   Dec 11, 2023
PBT: December 9, 2023
CBT: December 3, 2023
IBT: December 16, 2023
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MAH CET 2024March 26, 2024March 23, 2024 – March 24, 2024
TSICET 2023To be announcedTo be announced
Karnataka PGCET 2023October, 2023September 23, 2023
September 24, 2023
Karnataka KMAT 2023November 03, 2023November 05, 2023

As of date the CAT registration for CAT 2023 closed on September 21, 2023, and IIFT 2023 registrations are ongoing. Registration for NMAT 2023 is also closed on 12th October 2023, while Registration for SNAP will close on Nov 23, 2023. Registration for XAT 2023 will remain open till December 20th, 2023.

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 2023
  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):

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

Name of AICTE Approved ExamMBA Entrance Exam DateTop MBA Colleges Accepting Exam
CAT 2023November 26, 2023  IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, TAXILA, IMT & More
XAT 2023January 07, 2024XLRI, XIMB, K J SOMIYA, IMT, TAPMI
CMAT 2024May, 2024 (Expected)GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Taxila
MAT 2023 (December)PBT: December 9, 2023
CBT: December 3, 2023
IBT: December 16, 2023
IPE Hyderabad, Taxila, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS, NDIM
ATMA 2024July 2024 (Expected)Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS
GMAT 2023To be announcedIIMs, 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 on a few of the exams is also accepted by other top Business Schools. Exam dates and the names 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 Exam27 Oct 2023 – 6 Dec 2023IIFT Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2023February 25, 2023Tata Institute of Social Science all campuses
IBSAT 2023December 23 & 24, 2023ICFAI B-Schools Total 9
MICAT 2023December 2, 2023MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2023January 2023, 3rd week (Expected)KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
IRMASAT 2023To be AnnouncedIRMA Anand 
NMATOctober 10 to December 19, 2023NMIMS, ISB, SPJIMR, TAPMI, XUB, VIT, SD Bocconi
SNAP 202310,17,22 December 2023SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM, and 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 2024March 23, 2024 – March 24, 2024JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR
Karnataka PGCET 2023September 23, 2023
September 24, 2023
IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti
TANCET 2024Third week of March, 2024Anna University, Tamilnadu, Madras University, SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Joseph School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore
TS ICET 2023To be Announced Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU); Satavahana University
KMAT 2023November 05, 2023IBA, 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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