Hello MBA aspirants, Today in this blog I am going to tell you what all MBA entrance exams are there and also why you should appear on them?
The list will be Exhausted for instance, it includes central, institute, and state-level entrance exams.
In addition, I am also telling you what each exam specialized for like the difficulty level and also the list of colleges under the particular exams you can focus on.
Why I am doing this?
Because several times it was seen that, aspirants got good marks in their entrance but, due to lack of knowledge, it won’t get a good college.
Many MBA institutes are so smart that the playa twist here, what they are doing? Actually they put the last date of their application form 1 or 2 days prior to the exam, so the Aspirant always is in a dilemma that whether should I fill the form or not. After that majorly, it also seen aspirants take a chance and fill the form without knowing the score it’s due to they think if I didn’t get a good score it’s ok, but if they don’t fill the form and got a good score so it’s a big blunder.
Therefore for the backup they doing this thing. And for this, MBA colleges earn a lot of money through this strategy. For instance, in this scenario, my humble advice is that always focus your mock score as a base, try to attempt diff coaching class mocks so that you get a fair idea what’s your range of score.
After that try to take the average of this and fill the college form. Otherwise, it will take a lot of money through you, and at last if you did not get a college. So it’s a big loss. In other words, this is a small trick to you from me.
Now it’s time to get the list of MBA entrance exams which you should target in any year for an MBA. so let’s start……
WHICH MBA ENTRANCE EXAMS ARE THERE IN THIS LIST ARE?
- Common admission tests (CAT)
- Xavier aptitude test (XAT)
- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
- Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)
- Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
- Mudra Institute of Communications (MICAT)
- MAHARASHTRA CET (MH CET)
- Aims Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
- Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
- SOME MORE INSIGHTS
This is the Top MBA entrance exam which was conducted by IIM’s. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. And for every right answer, you will be awarded +4 and for wrong answers, it will deduct -1. Total no of questions is 100. It is a computer-based test. Every year a diff iims sets the paper for taking care of diversity and difficulty throughout the year. This exam widely accepted by iims and also any B school in India. In addition table is as per the 2019 cat paper.
|Section name||Total No of Questions||No of Mcq Questions||No of TITA Questions|
|VA (10) + RC (24)||34||27||7|
|DI(8) + LR (24)||32||24||8|
It is similarly also one of the top MBA entrance exams in India as per the popularity and difficulty in the market. This exam is conducted by Xavier itself, they have diff campuses but the main one which was XLRI Jamshedpur takes place for all of the selection process. Lots of B schools accepted this exam, this exam is just like the brother for cat. The exam accepted by XLRI, and all top- and low-level colleges (approx. 150 colleges). The table is as per the 2020 xat paper.
|Sections||No of questions||Time limit|
|Paper 1=>||75 questions||165 min|
|Verbal and logic||26 questions||NO sectional time limit|
|Decision making||21 questions||“|
|QA and DI||28 questions||“|
|Paper 2=>||25 questions||15 min|
|G k||25 questions|
|Total=>||100 questions||180 min|
It is the exam that is very difficult to understand because of the pattern, but this year when NTA takes place and totally changed the pattern it makes the quite similar to the rest of the exam. However this is an institute level exam, So no other colleges accepted their score.
|Sections||Total questions||Marks for correct||Total marks|
|VA & RC||35||3||105|
|DI & LR||30||03||90|
This is also a good exam for symbiosis league colleges. No other exam is accepted by symbiosis. There were lots of campuses are there in symbiosis league. For instance it comparatively easy than cat and xat, that’s why I advise average MBA aspirants should focus this college.
|Sections||Normal Questions||Marks per Correct||Special Questions||Marks per correct||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|General English-RC, VA, VR||34||1.5||0||0||34||51|
|QA, DI, DS||35||1||5||2||40||45|
It is the exam which also conducts by NTA, and it is a computer-based exam, the duration of the exam is 3 hours. It has 4 sections. And mostly colleges except IIM, XLRI, etc are not accepting this exam.
|Sections||No of Questions||Max Marks|
|QA & DI||25*4||100|
The MBA entrance exams which conducts by SRCC to get admission in one of the prestigious MBA colleges which was Sri Ram college of college. this college is coming under Delhi university, And it is best for international business management just like IIFT. Duration of the exam is 2 hours.
|Section||No of Questions|
|English comprehension & Verbal ability||40*4=160|
It is the exam which conducts by mica for admissions in Mudra Institute of communications, Ahmedabad. This is the best college with respect to advertising, that’s why this exam different from all, the duration of the exam is 2 hours 50 minutes. So, let’s see the exam pattern-
|Section||Sections Name||No of Questions|
|Section 1||Descriptive test||4|
|Divergent-convergent reasoning (DCR)||26|
|section 3||Psychometric test||150|
This is one of the top MBA entrance exams which was after cat most appearing aspirant’s exam. Basically, this exam is for the colleges in Maharashtra state like JBIMS. One more imp thing it is a non-negative based exam, So it’s a user-friendly exam.
|Sections||No of Questions||Marks per Questions|
This is the exam which was conducted by Aims, it is a national level exam. It is also recognized by the Ministry of HRD, that’s why it is also recognized by AICTE. As of my point, this exam is not actually the main exam but yeah it is a back-up plan. We all know that how much competition is there in every entrance exam, so somehow your day not went expected on the main exam then you have this type of exam to secure a seat, and it is also easy as compare to cat, xat, etc. Duration of the exam is 3 hours. so, let’s see the pattern—
|Sections||No of Questions||Time Allotted|
|Analytical skills 1||30||30|
|Analytical skills 2||“||“|
|Quant skills 1||“||“|
|Quant skills 2||30||30|
This is the exam which conducted by AIMA (All India management association), somehow Atma and mat are quite similar, as per difficulty, timing, and also pattern. Exam is also conducting 4 times in a year as Atma. And also, this is a national level exam, recognized by the Ministry of HRD. You can appear this exam in online as well as computer-based. The duration of this exam is 150 min.
|Sections||No of Questions||Time suggested in Min||Allotted Marks|
|DI & DS||“||35||“|
so here we come to an end our exhausted list for MBA entrance exam.
SOME MORE INSIGHTS
Always try to give as many exams as you can, so that your chance for getting a college increases drastically. One more thing that I want to tell that these are all the aptitude exams, so for this you have two option whether trying to study with your own prepare hard to crack these exams otherwise take a coaching class and starts preparing.
With self-study you have one problem that is self-discipline, you have to always focus one thing is that consistency is the key, otherwise if you not contestant that, you’re gone. because lots of people put their hard work, and also some are preparing for the last one, two, or even more than that.
you have to very much concern for your preparation. also put a time table of all these exams when it comes. Because a lot of time you forget dates and that trouble you.
At last, Thank you so much for giving your valuable time to read my blog. Thank you……
Every exam is good but the National level entrance exams(CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT) are best because every colleges accepted that.
CAT & XAT is the most toughest exams with respect to others.
It totally depends on your strength. If you are good at Quant, Logic, Verbal. Then go for self-study, otherwise take a coaching.
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