Direct mba admission in top universities

Why to choose MBA?

Lets Know about MBA & process of getting MBA Admission :-

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a two-year postgraduate degree recognized worldwide that enables you to gain experience, networks and professional skills such as

  • Leadership.
  • Verbal communication.
  • Teamwork.

Along with personal skills such as :

  • Time Management.
  • Work ethic.
  • Confidence
  • Analytical reasoning.
  • Problem-solving.

All of which can be applied to business and management in India and abroad. The MBA degree if done in top management colleges in Bangalore will always help the students to build a better future in the management field. A top-ranking MBA college in Bangalore is always recommended for aspiring MBA students.

MBA degree programs include a variety of skill-based learning experiences, such as internships, workshops, seminars, guest lectures, and corporate discussions with industry experts that encourage dialogue, discussion, and networking. Graduating MBAs can continuously build their credibility, public image, and reputation so that they can develop into expert leaders with excellent professional reputations. Having the ability to positively influence their co-workers and society is a crucial role they play in the community.

MBA Admission specialization

  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • Lean Operations and Systems
  • Marketing
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

List of Colleges in Bangalore For MBA Admission

  • Christ University
  • CMS Business School (Jain Deemed University)
  • St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM)
  • Kristu Jayanti College
  • MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
  • Mount Carmel (Girls College)
  • PES University
  • RV Institute of Management
  • BMS College of Engineering
  • ISBR Business School
  • Krupanidhi School of Management
  • Global Institute of Business Studies
  • Dayananda Sagar University (DSU)
  • MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology
  • MS Ramaiah Institute of Management
  • IFIM College
  • GEMS  B School
  • ABBS School of Management
  • ISB & M- International School of Business & Media
  • ISME – International School of Management Excellence
  • Karnataka College of Management
  • Alliance school of Business (Alliance University)
  • Xavier School of Management
  • AIMS Institute
  • REVA University
  • Presidency College
  • Acharya Institute of Technology
  • RNS Institute
  • CMR Institute of Technology

List of MBA / PGDM Colleges in Maharashtra

  • S P  Jain Institute of Management & Research
  • S P Jain Institute of Global Management
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis International, Nagpur
  • N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research
  • Sri Balaji University
  •  International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS)
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE)
  • Welinkar Institute of Management
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Research
  • Sinhgad College of Engineering
  • DR D Y Patil College
  • MIT College of Management

Competitive exams for mba admission

MBA entrance exams in India for MBA admission :

Name of ExaminationFull Form
GMATGraduate Management Admission Test
MATManagement Aptitude Test
CMATCommon Management Admission Test 
TISSNETTata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
IBSATICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test
SNAPSymbiosis National Aptitude Test
IIFT Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
XATXavier Aptitude Test
CATCommon Admission Test
NMATThe Management Aptitude Test

National MBA Entrance Exams :

MBA Exam dates and schedule with top MBA colleges accepting exam and MBA Entrance Exam Calendar is shared below. Their Notifications for entrance exams for admission 2023 are getting released soon.

Name of the National MBA ExamMBA Entrance Exam DateTop MBA colleges accepting Exam
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022November 27, 2022  IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT 
Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT 2023January 8, 2023XLRI, XIMB, IMI, IMT, TAPMI, Great Lakes
NMAT by GMAC 2022October 10 to December 19, 2022NMIMS, K J Somaiya, XUB, VIT Vellore, SD Bacconi Asia Centre 
SNAP 2022December 10, 18, & 23; 2022SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM & 12 Other Symbiosis colleges 
CMAT 2023May 4, 2023GIM Goa, BIMTECH, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Jaipuria, N L Dalmia 
MAT 2023 (February)PBT- May 21, 2023IBT- May 7 to May 27, 2023CBT- May 14 & June 4, 2023JAGSoM, IPE Hyderabad,  Jaipuria, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS, NDIM 
ATMA 2023May 28, 2023Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS
GMAT 2023Available Round the yearSPJIMR, IMI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, FORE, LBSIM, GIM Goa  

 Institute Level MBA Entrance Exam

The institute level MBA entrance exams are conducted by the specific management institutes who may or may not accept scores of other entrance exams. Most of these exams were conducted in 2022 and some in 2023. Notifications for the top institute level MBA Entrance exams – IIFT, TISSNET, MICAT are released in September/October.

Name of the Institute level MBA Entrance ExamExam DatesTop MBA Institute Accepting Exam score
IIFT MBA (IB) 2023 Entrance ExamDecember 18, 2022Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2023February 25, 2023Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) all campuses
IBSAT 2022December 24 & 25,20229 ICFAI B-Schools
MICAT 2022 & 2023MICAT-I: Dec 3, 2022MICAT-II: Jan 28, 2023MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2023January 15 to 17, 2023 KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
IRMASAT 2023Will Not be ConductedIRMA Anand

State MBA Entrance Exams

The state level MBA entrance exams are conducted by the specific state CET cell like CET Cell of DTE Maharashtra; Karnataka KEA as well as private MBA entrance exam conducting bodies like KMAT Karnataka. The MBA colleges accepting these entrance exam scores include University B-schools and private PGDM colleges. The MBA Entrance exams for admission 2022 notification for some of these state level exams have been released while for others it will be released soon. 

State Level MBA Entrance ExamDates of MBA Entrance ExamTop MBA College Accepting Exam Score
MAH CET 2023March 25 & 26, 2023(Re-Exam on May 6)JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR 
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Not yet announcedIBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti 
TANCET 2023 for admission 2023March 25, 2023Anna 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 2023July 2023Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU);Satavahana University (SU) 
KMAT 2023To be AnnouncedIBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti 

Above State Level MBA entrance exams conducted in 2023 will offer MBA admission for 2023-25 batch

Last date to apply for MBA Entrance Exams for admission 2023

Following are the last dates for each MBA entrance exam 2023 leading to MBA admission 2023

Name of the National MBA ExamMBA Entrance Exam DatesMBA Entrance Exam Last Date to Apply
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022November 27, 2022  September 21, 2022
IIFT 2023December 18, 2022November 24, 2022
Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT 2023January 8, 2023December 11, 2022
TISSNET 2023February 25, 2023February 1, 2023
NMAT by GMAC 2022(Additional Exam)Jan 11 to 15, 2023January 10, 2023
SNAP 2022December 10, 18, 23; 2022November 24, 2022
MICAT-IIJanuary 28, 2023January 16, 2023
CMAT 2023May 4, 2023March 13, 2023
MAT 2023 (May)PBT- May 21, 2023IBT- May 7 to 27, 2023CBT- May 14 & June 4, 2023PBT: May 16, 2023IBT: May 4 to May 24, 2023   CBT: May 9 & May 30, 2023
ATMA 2023May 28, 2023May 20, 2023
GMAT 2022Available Round the yearAvailable all the time
KIITEE Management 2023January 15 to 17, 2023January 10, 2023

Top MBA Colleges Accepting MBA Entrance Exams :

Following are the top MBA colleges accepting different MBA Entrance Exams scores.   

MBA Entrance ExamsTop Institutes Accepting Exam Score
XATXLRI, IMT, XIMB, XIME, GIM, Great Lakes, TAPMI, FORE, LIBA + 140 Others 
SNAPSIBM Pune, SCMHRD,  + 13 Other top Symbiosis Institutes
NMAT by GMACNMIMS Mumbai + 20 other MBA colleges & Universities
IIFT3 Campuses of IIFT at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada 
CMATK J Somaiya, Great Lakes, BIMTECH, GIM, VIT and all the Institutes and Universities offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes
IBSATIBS Hyderabad & all the other 8 campuses of ICFAI B-Schools
MAT400 MBA/PGDM colleges across India
ATMAMore than 200 MBA/PGDM colleges in India
TISSNETTata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and all its campuses
IRMASATIRMA Anand (Will not be conducted)
KIITEE ManagementKIIT School of Management; KIIT School of Rural Management

Cost of MBA Entrance Exams Application Form
The MBA entrance exam fee for the upcoming MBA entrance tests has gone up for some exams while for many other MBA entrance exams, the MBA entrance exam cost has been kept at last year level. The table below shares the cost of MBA entrance exam application form for each exam:

MBA Entrance ExamsMBA Entrance Exam Fee (General category)MBA Entrance Exam Fee (Reserved category)
NMAT by GMACRs.2800/-Rs.2800/-
CMATRs.2000/-Rs. 1000/-
MAH CETRs.1000/-Rs. 800/-
TISSNETRs.1030/-Rs. 500/-
MICATRs.2100/-Rs. 2100/-
KIITEE ManagementRs.1250/-Rs.1250/-

It may be noted that if you appear in all the above MBA entrance exams, the cost of MBA entrance tests is around Rs.18,000/-. To avoid such a high MBA entrance exam fee, you may choose the preferred MBA entrance exams the scores of which are accepted by more MBA colleges. For example, CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT, MAT are the larger national level MBA entrance exams and cover more than 1000 MBA colleges accepting their exam score. This way you could reduce the burden of the MBA entrance exam cost.    

Let us know about some of the prominent MBA entrance Exams for MBA admission: 

  • Exams for MBA Admission 2024
    Some National level MBA entrance exams and Institute level MBA entrance exams for admission 2023 are open like MAT while most others are closed. MBA entrance exams for admission 2024 will open from July 2023 onwards
  • CAT 2023: on November 26, 2023
    Common Admission Test, popularly known as CAT, will be conducted on November 26, 2023 by IIM Lucknow.  CAT is the largest MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to 20 IIMs, FMS Delhi, IIT DoMs, SPJIMR, MDI and 500+ MBA Colleges in India.
  • XAT 2024: On January 7, 2024
    Popularly known as XAT, Xavier Aptitude Test is one of the important MBA Entrance Exams for Admission to XLRI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI and 150+ MBA Colleges in India. Every year more than 1,00,000 candidates from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities, Science, Law apply and appear in XAT exam to get into of the various MBA programs offered by these top B-schools. XAT 2024 will be held on Sunday January 7, 2024. XAT is conducted annually by XLRI Jamshedpur and is therefore known as XLRI-XAT.
  • IIFT 2024: Exam in December 2023
    IIFT entrance test for admission to MBA (IB) is conducted by National Testing Agency as computer based test. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission Test-2024 popularly known as IIFT Exam 2024, is the MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to all the three campuses of IIFT located at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. Every year around 60,000 students from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities and even Law take IIFT admission test to get admission in MBA (IB) programme at one of three campuses of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
  • NMAT 2023 from October to December 2023
    NMAT is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to admission in top MBA colleges including NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR, ISB, VIT, XIMB among other 50 institutes and universities in India. GMAC is the exam conducting body for NMAT by GMAC. NMAT exam dates are from October to December 2023. NMAT is conducted in two modes-Online proctored test and Online exam at 76 exam centres in 73 cities.
  • SNAP 2023 in December 2023
    SNAP is the mandatory MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to 15 Symbiosis Institutes in India. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, popularly known as SNAP every year as computer based test. There are more than 2,500 MBA seats in Symbiosis colleges. Over the years, SNAP has changed its question paper pattern from paper based to computer based. SNAP 2023 is scheduled as computer based test on three dates in December 2023.
  • CMAT 2023: Delayed – Exam on May 4, 2023
    Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a government organized computer based national level MBA entrance examination for entry into 1000 AICTE approved management programmes (MBA/PGDM) all over India. CMAT is conducted by National Testing Agency as computer based test.  CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, PUMBA Pune, Great Lakes Chennai, BIMTECH Greater Noida among others. CMAT 2023 exam for admission 2023 is expected in April 2023.
  • IBSAT 2023 in December 2023 on Two Dates
    IBSAT is an important online computer based MBA entrance test for MBA admission in 9 ICFAI Business Schools (IBS) located across India. IBSAT Entrance Exam 2023 is scheduled in December third or last week on two consecutive dates. The exam is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education.
  • IBSAT score is accepted for admission by ICFAI Business Schools (IBS) located at Hyderabad, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
  • MAT 2023 from May 7 to June 4, 2023
    Management Aptitude Test popularly known as MAT Exam is one of the most popular National level MBA entrance exams in India after CAT. MAT exam is held four times a year in the months of February, May, September and December. The exam leads to admission opportunity in more than 400 MBA/PGDM Colleges which are accepting MAT exam Scores. December MAT schedule for CBT, PBT and IBT is released. Read here all about MAT – its Registration Process, How to Prepare, College Accepting MAT and a lot more.
  • ATMA 2023 Exam on May 28, 2023
    AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is one of the popular National level MBA entrance exams in India. ATMA exam score is accepted by 200+ MBA/PGDM colleges in India. ATMA is a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to Post-Graduate Management Programs like MBA, PGDM, MCA, MMS and other management post graduate courses. It is an online objective type nationally accepted entrance test.
  • TISSNET 2023: Over on February 25, 2023
    TISS-NET is a computer based National Entrance Test for admission to all the Masters (M.A.) programs offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai. M.A. programs of Tata Institute of Social Sciences are highly sought after Masters Degree courses for the candidates seeking career in management and other branches. TISS conducted TISSNET 2023 exam on February 25, 2023 as a computer based test of 100 minute duration.
  • MAH CET 2023: Exam on March 25 & 26, 2023 (Re-Exam on May 6, 2023)
    MAH CET 2023 is an important MBA entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges of Maharashtra. It’s scores are accepted by more than 330 MBA colleges including some of the best MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, among others. The exam will be conducted by CET Cell Govt. of Maharashtra. Application process is closed and the exam dates were March 25 & 26, 2023. CET Cell is conducting MAH CET 2023 Reexam on May 6 for the candidates who faced Timer Glitches at various test centres.
  • PGCET 2023: Exam in October/November 2023
    Karnataka PGCET is the popular MBA entranceexam for admission to MBA colleges in Karnataka. The Karnataka state and All India candidates can appear in PGCET. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts the MBA PGCET exam for MBA/MCA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes. Karnataka MBA entrance exam is a moderate difficulty level test.
  • APICET 2023: Registration Yet to Begin
    Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) is conducted by the S.V. University on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education. AP-ICET is the Integrated Common Entrance Test for MBA and MCA regular Courses offered by State Universities and Professional Colleges under the Jurisdiction of A.P State Council of Higher Education.
  • TANCET 2023: Exam over on March 25, 2023
    TS ICET-2023 (Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test – TSICET) is for M.B.A. and M.C.A. courses of all the Universities in Telangana State and their affiliated colleges. TS ICET exam is conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad.
  • KMAT 2023
    Karnataka KMAT 2023 Exam is important MBA/MCA entrance test for the All India category as well as Karnataka State candidates. KPPGCA, the KMAT exam conducting body conducts KMAT exam for MBA/MCA admission in 180+ institutes located in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. KMAT has remained a paper based test of moderate difficulty level.
  • TANCET 2023: Exam on March 25, 2023
    TANCET is conducted by Anna university for MBA/MCA admission in the State of Tamil Nadu, TANCET 2023 exam date is March 25, 2023. Good score in TANCET 2023 will offer admission opportunity to MBA and MCA and other PG courses in the prominent colleges affiliated to Anna University, Tamil Nadu and other MBA colleges also.  One of the key features of TANCET entrance exam is that it leads to admission in B-schools with low fee structure.
  • UPES MET 2023
    UPESMET 2023 is the answer to your MBA needs leading to specialized management programs in core sectors. The exam is conducted by UPES School of Business Dehradun. MBA programs at UPES School of Business are specifically designed for core sectors with high growth. UPES University conducts its own entrance exam UPESMET for its MBA programs. UPES conducts four UPESMET exams beginning from the month of January every year for admission in same academic session.