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Upcoming top MBA entrance exams for taking admission to top B-Schools in India

Published On: 26 Aug 2013 | Last Updated On: 26 Aug 2013

With growing number of MBA exams, it becomes quite a task for students to keep a track of the exam and respective application dates. Moreover, finding the list of important B-schools that accept the important management exam scores is also difficult for students.  For your convenience, Minglebox presents you with all important exam dates, their registration/application dates and the important B-Schools accepting the following scores:

Exam Name

Mode of Exam

Registration/Application Last Dates

Exam Date



August 5 - September 26, 2013

October 16 - November 11, 2013


Written and online

August 19, 2013

September 1 - (Written test)

September 7 onwards (Online test)



August 12 - November 22, 2013

January 5, 2014



July 4 - September 24, 2013

October 5 - December 18, 2013



July 3 - August 21, 2013

September 26 - 30, 2013



Not yet available (NA)

December 15, 2013



September 3, 2013

November 24, 2013



Application forms will be available till December 15, 2013

December 16, 2013 -  January 7, 2014

top B-schools accepting above mentioned MBA entrance exams are mentioned below:

1)Indian Institute of Management (IIM):

The Indian Institute of Management will conduct Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) during a 20-day testing window between October 16, 2013 and November 11, 2013. CAT 2013 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programs of 13 IIMs.

Some of the other reputed B-Schools accepting CAT scores are FMS - University of Delhi, MDI - Gurgaon, SPJIMR - Mumbai, JBIMS - University of Mumbai, Department of Management Studies (IIT Delhi), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) - Mumbai, IRMA, IMT - Ghaziabad, International Management Institute (IMI) - New Delhi, XIMB - Bhubaneswar, BIMTECH - Greater Noida, TAPMI - Manipal, LIBA - Chennai, IFIM Business School - Bangalore, XIME - Bangalore, Goa Institute of Management - Goa and many more.

For detailed information on CAT, click here.

2)Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur:

XLRI conducts XAT exam on behalf of the XAMI, which will be conducted in January 2014. XAT 2014 will be conducted for taking admission in various post graduate management courses in over 100 institutes across the country for the commencing session 2014.

top B-schools accepting XAT scores are S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) - Mumbai, Institute of Management Technology (IMT) - Ghaziabad, Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB) - Bhubaneswar, BIMTECH - Greater Noida, T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) - Manipal, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) - Chennai, IFIM Business School - Bangalore, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) - Bangalore, Goa Institute of Management - Goa and many more.

For detailed information on XAT, click here.

3)Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai:

NMIMS, Mumbai announces the dates for NMAT exam every year. NMAT is an online entrance exam held from October to December, 2013.  The online NMAT 2014 is conducted for taking admission to 2 year full time MBA, MBA in Banking, Capital Market, HR and Pharmaceutical Management at Mumbai campus and 2 year full time PGDM programs offered at Bangalore and Hyderabad campus for the commencing session 2014.

ASM's Institute of Business Management & Research (IBMR) - Pune, SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies also accept NMAT scores.

For detailed information on NMAT, click here.

4) Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune:

Symbiosis International University conducts SNAP exam, which is a common and mandatory written test for the admission to all the post-graduate programs. However, it is only the first step. In addition, a candidate has to undergo the selection process of the desired institute to qualify for the admission. These tests would enable admission for students selecting the MMC course of SIMC (Pune) and for the M.Sc. (Geoinformatics) course of SIG.

Some of the colleges accepting SNAP scores are Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development - Pune, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis Institute of International Business and many more.

For detailed information on SNAP, click here.

5)Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi:

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi announced the exam dates for IIFT MBA 2014, which will be held in November 2013. IIFT MBA is an entrance exam, which is conducted for taking admission to MBA program in International Business offered at the New Delhi and Kolkata campuses for the academic session 2014.

GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade also accepts IIFT scores.

For detailed information on IIFT, click here.

6)ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education University:

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education University announced the exam dates for online ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT 2013), which will be held in December 2013-January 2014. This test gives the students a single window opportunity to apply for 9 IBS campuses, which will be conducted over a period of 23 days.

IBSAT is an online entrance exam conducted for taking admission to the MBA/ PGPM programs offered at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program at IBS Hyderabad campus for the academic session 2013.

For detailed information on IBSAT, click here.

Above mentioned MBA entrance exams are conducted with an objective to find the aptitude of the candidate and his or her ability to take admission in a management programs.

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