Top MBA Entrance Exams 2024 : Check Last Dates & Colleges

The new MBA entrance exams 2024-25 season is here and the registration process for all the colleges will be starting soon. These exams are a gateway to top B-schools in the country.

In this article, you’ll find all that you need to know about all the MBA entrances; important MBA entrance exam dates, MBA colleges accepting the exams and MBA entrance exam registrations.

MBA Entrance Dates

Given below are the important MBA entrance dates and other details that a candidate must keep in mind before starting their MBA exam preparation.

MBA Entrance Exams 

MBA Entrance exams are a gateway to top Business schools in the country. MBA has become a popular career choice for people these days, reason being the amazing RoI provided by the top Bschools, upskilling and the exponential growth. There are several exams conducted for the admission processes in different colleges. These exams might be national level, state level or institute level.

The most popular among all the MBA entrances are CAT (for IIMs and other top B-schools), XAT (XLRI Jamshedpur, XIMB), NMAT (NMIMS Mumbai), SNAP (SIBM Pune, SCMHRD), MICAT (MICA), CUET-PG (TISS Mumbai, Central Universities)

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Types of MBA Entrance Exams 2024

As discussed previously, the MBA entrance exams are broadly classified into 3 different categories. These are:

  1. National Level MBA exams : The national level entrance exams for MBA are those conducted all over India and admissions are granted to various top MBA colleges all over India. The important exams and MBA entrance dates are given below:
  2. State Level MBA exams : The state level MBA entrances are those which are conducted state-wide and provide an opportunity to pursue MBA within the respective state boundary. The important exams and MBA entrance dates are given below:
  3. Institute Level MBA Exams : Many B-schools conduct their own entrance exams for admission process. The important exams and MBA entrance dates are given below:

CAT Exam

The CAT exam is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in the country. CAT exam opens the doors to IIMs , FMS, SPJIMR and several other top B-schools in the country. More than 2 lakh aspirants take the exam every year.

MBA Entrance exam : CAT

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MBA Entrance exams

Application Forms For CAT Based Colleges

Once you fill the CAT exam form, your applications to all the 20 IIMs in the country are included. But, apart from this, you’ll have to apply separately to get calls from all the other B-schools.

Here is a list of Top B-schools and their form details.

Top B-schools to Apply For Before CAT 2024

Top B-schools to Apply For After CAT 2024

Top B-schools to Apply For After CAT 2024 Result


NMAT is the NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test. NMAT is a computer-based exam conducted by GMAC.

NMAT Details


The SNAP exam will be held three times in the month of December. The goal of SNAP preparation should be to get into SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, or one of the top 16 Symbiosis MBA programmes that accept SNAP scores.

SNAP MBA Entrance exams

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XAT Exam

XAT is the gateway to the prestigious XLRI Jamshedpur and many other top B-schools. That is why quite a few students bank on it.

XAT MBA Entrance exam

Top B-schools Accepting XAT 2024 Scores

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MICA’s entrance exam is also one of a kind with its own unique MICA exam pattern. One will be pleasantly surprised by the slightly different kinds of questions in MICAT as compared to the other MBA entrance tests.

MICAT Entrance Test

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), an aptitude test, to applicants seeking admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Every year, about 70,000 candidates take the exam.

CMAT MBA Entrance Exams

Top B-schools Accepting CMAT 2024 Scores

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CMAT MBA Entrance exams


The State Common Entrance Test Cell Maharashtra conducts the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MBA) 2024, a computer-based state-level entrance test for admission to MBA and MMS programmes.


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The Post Graduation Diploma in Business Analytics or PGDBA is a programme provided by a coalition of 3 prestigious institutions of India – IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata. This programme is dedicatedly prepared for those who want to specialise in the field of Business Analytics.

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CUET PG MBA 2024 was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CUET PG exam is an all-India level entrance exam conducted jointly by 12 central universities for admission in UG, PG, and PhD courses offered in all the participating institutions. CUET PG MBA exam is specifically conducted for general MBA admission to B-schools in India.

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MBA Entrance Exam Eligibility

The basic eligibility criteria for all MBA entrance exams are as follows:

  • A candidate must have completed their Bachelor’s degree or should be in the final year of their undergraduate.
  • A candidate must have scored 50% aggregate in Class X, XII and graduation.

MBA Entrance Exam Pattern

The exam patterns for all MBA exams are quite similar. They generally revolve around:

  • The mode of MBA exams are online.
  • Most of the MBA entrances are conducted in different slots.
  • There are 3+ sections in all of the exams.
  • The exam duration varies between 120 to 140 minutes.
  • The marking scheme also includes negative marking for every incorrect answer.

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