Management  Entrance Exams For MBA or PGDBM

About Management Entrance Exam

Management is a broad field of study with a variety of employment opportunities for qualified candidates. After earning a management degree, you may apply for different types of jobs, including a chief executive, sales manager, marketing manager and human resources manager.


The CAT Test is the most famous of the annual IIM entrance tests. Many hopefuls aspire to obtain an MBA from a reputable institution. CAT Exam is required for applicants applying for admission to MBA programs.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is most renowned national-level entrance test, allowing candidates to gain admission to senior management institutes. There is no wonder that it is the country’s largest MBA entrance exam. This Common Admission Test is administered on a rotating basis by the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management).

The CAT Exam is generally scheduled to take place in November. It is a computer-based exam given in 156 cities across India.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum of 50% accumulation or equivalent CGPA (45% aggregate for SC, ST, and PWD/DA categories).

Candidates who have completed a graduate qualification (CA/CS/ICWA) with the required percentage are also eligible to take the CAT.

Candidates in their final year of a bachelor’s degree/equivalent credential who are awaiting their results are also able to qualify for the CAT  exam.


The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a National Scale Entrance Examination for admittance to the country’s Management Program(s). This Test enables AICTE-affiliated partaking institutions to identify appropriate graduate applicants for admission to Management Courses.

The NTA administer the CMAT. The CMAT is a three-hour computer-based online test that assesses candidates’ abilities in areas such as Quantitative Ability, Logical Ability, verbal fluency, general awareness, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

CMAT is a three-hour computer-based exam. It is made up of objective questions divided into five sections. In the exam, each section is given equal weightage. However, there are no separate time limits for each section. CMAT is primarily a mix of easy and moderate-level questions designed to assess MBA aspirants’ overall aptitude.

Any students with a Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to take the exam. They must have a three-year degree in any discipline. Final year students are also eligible to appear the exam

It is significant to mention that the exact eligibility requirements may vary depending on the specific MBA/PGDM program or B-school. For more information, please visit the respective B-schools’ official websites.


The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level MBA entrance test administered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for enrollment in management initiatives at its associated institutes and many other private B schools. SNAP is only held once a year, in December/January.

SNAP is a computer-based test that is divided into three sections. It is divided in three sections.

Section 1: General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Ability

Section 2: Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Section 3: Analytical and Logical Reasoning


The Graduate Management Admission Council administers the NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test) (GMAC). Every year, over 50,000 people take the NMAT. NMAT results are accepted by a number of top business schools in India, Morocco, South Africa, the Philippines, and Nigeria. It is one of the few entry exams in India that is designed in accordance with international standards. NMAT, created by the same people who created the GMAT exam, employs an evaluation method that brings out the best in applicants.

NMAT has been administered in two modes since 2020: computer-based at test centres and faraway online proctored at home. By selecting the retake alternatives, a candidate can appear three times in one testing year.

Vocabulary Knowledge, Numerical Skills, and Logical Reasoning are the three sections of the NMAT. Each section has a different time limit. Candidates must complete each section’s queries within the assigned section time. You can proceed to the next segment once you have finished the previous one. However, once you have submitted a section or its time limit has expired, you will be unable to return to it.

The NMAT pattern changed in 2020, with the total number of questions reduced from 120 to 108, and the sectional time restrictions adjusted accordingly.


Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes.

MAT exam is conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM/PGP programmes offered by over 700 B-Schools in India. The exam is conducted multiple times in four phases – February, May, September and December.

MAT  assess the aspiring candidates across 5 sections, that include, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment.


Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai conducts TISSNET exam generally in  Februaryevery year. TISS-NET is a university-level entrance examination conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) for the pursuit of admission into its BA/MA/Ph. D. programs..

There will be 100 questions carrying 1 marks each.

There will be 3 sections. First section is of General Awareness 40 Questions,Maths 15 Question Logical Reasoning 15 Question, and English 30 Question.

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI member colleges, over 1,000 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programmes.

Top B-schools Accepting XAT 2023 Score for MBA Admission include XLRI, XIMB, IMI, IMT, TAPMI, K J Somaiya, LBSIM among others

  • Now XAT has 100 MCQ type and 1 Descriptive Questions
  • Question paper with 4 sections with MCQs and 1 section with Essay Writing Test
  • The GK Section with 25 questions is not counted for percentile calculation
  • Marks for every correct answer : +1
  • – 0.25 Negative Marking for wrong answer
  • No Negative marking for General Knowledge and Essay writing section in part-2 of question paper
  • All the MCQ type questions have five options with one correct option
  • Essay shall be evaluated after the candidate is shortlisted for the interview.
  • -0.10 Negative marks are awarded for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted question


The CUET PG exam will be given twice a year, and it will cover a total of 27 subjects. Candidates who are planning on taking the entrance exam and intend to do so to gain admission to one of the colleges affiliated with the universities participating in the exam are required to be familiar with every aspect of the CUET  Syllabus. The CUET (PG) will be held in English and Hindi (Bilingual), except for papers on language and Sahitya.

CUET PG Exam Pattern

The CUET PG  exam consists of multiple-choice questions, with a total of one hundred.
The question paper for the CUET 2022 will be given to candidates for 2 hours
Each correct response will result in the candidates receiving 4 points, while each incorrect answer will lose 1 point. There will be no awarding or deducting points for questions left unanswered or blank

In General test subjects will be Maths, Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Management Exams After 12th

CUET (CHRIST University Entrance Test)

Christ University Bangalore conducts its test every year for its different courses. Main subjects they test is Maths , English, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.

The  Common  University  Entrance Test (CUET (UG) – 2022) is being introduced for admission into all UG Programmes in all Central Universities The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates across the country, especially those from rural and other remote areas and help establish better connect with the Universities. A single examination  enables the Candidates to cover a wide outreach and be part of the admissions process to various Central Universities.

CUET  Question Paper consists of objective-type questions. Candidates can attempt the entrance test in 13 languages namely, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu.

As per CUET Exam Pattern , CUET consists of the following four sections.

  • Section IA – 13 Languages
  • Section IB – 20 Languages
  • Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects
  • Section III – General Test

However, choosing an option from each section is not mandatory. Candidates should make sure that their choices are matching the requirements of their desired universities.

In Section 1 of Language test students can solve any 40 question out of 50 question within 45 Minute.

In General Test students have to attempt any 60 question out of 75 Question in 60 minutes.



The IPMAT stands for Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test. Many IIMs  hold their own IPMAT to accept students to their 5-year Integrated Management Programme.This exam is for those young brains who are in 12th or have clear their 12th exams.

IIM Indore administers its own IPMAT, IIM Ranchi accepts IPMAT Indore scores as well as SAT scores, IIM Rohtak administers its own IPMAT, and IIM Bodh Gaya and Jammu jointly administer the JIPMAT. And we expect same pattern from other IIMs

Each exam assesses test takers’ understanding and aptitude in three sections. IPMAT tests, Quantitative Ability into two sections: MCQs and Short Answers, as well as Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Moreover in few IIMs they check ability in Logical Reasoning also

For educators, the IPM course has become a credible option in addition to Engineering, Law, and Medicine over the years. A student wishing to start a career in management no longer needs to deviate from his path by studying engineering or law. IPM distinguishes itself in relation to the environment it provides and the time it allows a student to consider and plan her/her life in order to align actuality with her aspirations.

JIPMAT  exam

JIPMAT exam is an undergraduate level entrance test conducted for admission to the five-year Integrated Programme in Management offered by IIM Bodh Gaya and IIM Jammu. Since the course aims to produce successful managers, the entrance exam is structured to assess the communication skill and analytical ability of the candidates. The JIPMAT exam pattern is similar to the structure of other BBA entrance exams. As per the JIPMAT exam pattern, there are 100 multiple choice questions designed based on the topics as per the JIPMAT syllabus. Candidates need to answer these questions within a duration of 150 minutes. The computer-based test has questions in English medium with four marks for each correct response and one mark deduction for incorrect response. The test will be in 3 sections.

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension


The SET exam is a gateway for admissions to undergraduate courses such as Management, Law, Engineering, Economics, Mass Communication, Computer Studies and Liberal Arts. Earlier, the exam was also conducted for B.Sc Culinary Arts but this exam was scrapped in the year 2021 for this course.

Symbiosis International University administers the Symbiosis Entrance Test online for admittance to all programs at its Pune , Noida and other campuses .The SET  entrance exam will include questions from the sections Analytical and Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Quantitative Skills, and General English.


NPAT BBA exam is the official entrance test, conducted by NMIMS Mumbai University for admission to BBA, BBA + MBA and other Undergraduate and Integrated Degree Programs offered by NMIMS.

NPAT is a computer-based test for various undergraduate programs, including but not limited to BBA, B.Com (Hons.), BSc. Finance and BSc. Economics.

Verbal Skills, Numerical Skills, and Logical Reasoning are the three sections of the NMAT. Each section has a different time limit. Candidates must complete each section’s queries within the assigned section time. You can proceed to the next segment once you have finished the previous one. However, once you have submitted a section or its time limit has expired, you will be unable to return to it.

Candidates can take NPAT in three attempts, that is two extra attempts after the main exam. However, there must be a gap of 20 days between two attempts of NPAT. NMIMS will consider the best of three scores for the admission process.