MBA Entrance Exams 2019-20 | National Level, University Level & State Level

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most sought-after post-graduation courses in India as well as abroad which is designed to develop skills in management and business. The duration of MBA course is 2 years, which is divided into 4 semesters. Several top-level B-Schools offers MBA course in India. To get admission into MBA degree or other management courses, aspirants have to appear in various entrance exams that are organized at national, state and university level all over the nation. Here, we are providing a detailed list of MBA Entrance Exams 2019 which consist of National and State Level entrance exams.

Top Institutes offering MBA are:
  • IIT Madras, Chennai
  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
  • Amity Business School, Noida
  • NMIMS, Mumbai
  • ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
National Level Entrance Exams

CAT 2019-

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance test. It is conducted by IIM on an alternate basis. This year, the CAT exam is conducted by the IIM, Calcutta. The entrance test is conducted in 2 sessions which are organized for admission in 19 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and different B-schools situated across the country. Candidates who have a graduate degree with minimum 45% marks are eligible to appear in CAT 2019 entrance exam. Appearing candidates of the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination can also apply for this test.

MAT 2019-

Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam which is held for admissions to MBA/PGDM programs in reputed colleges. MAT exam is conducted four times a year usually in the month of February, May, September and December. The next session is planned for February 9 (offline) and February 15 (online). All India Management Association (AIMA) is the regulating body that organizes Management Aptitude Test (MAT) every year. Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree can apply online by paying the registration fee of Rs 1550. The results of MAT entrance exam are accepted by approximately 600 B-Schools in India.

XAT 2019-

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) organizes a national level entrance exam every year which is known as Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). XAT is one of the popular entrance tests for admission in management programmes. After appearing in the exam, shortlisted applicants will then proceed to further selection stages (GD, PI/ WAT), starting in March 2019. The total questions in XAT 2019 exam are 99 and as per the analysis and the difficulty level was moderate to difficult. After completion of these rounds, selected candidates will be eligible to take admission in their desired institutes.

CMAT 2019-

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance exam for admission into management programmes. Until 2018, it was held every year by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as per the instructions of the Human Resource Development Ministry (MHRD), Government of India. Now it will be conducted by the NTA. The time duration of the CMAT exam is three hours. It is a computer-based online exam which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. Graduate candidates can appear in the exams to take admission in a reputed college. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

GMAT 2019-

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is the main responsible body for organising Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). It is an international level examination. After qualifying this exam, candidates will get admission to the foreign country’s institutions and Universities. Some of the top institutions in India also accept GMAT score for admission. Candidates can apply for this exam only 5 times a year.

SNAP 2019-

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national level exam conducts by the Symbiosis University. It is is a pen paper-based exam. SNAP exam is held for admission in management programmes of constituent institutions under Symbiosis University.

CUSAT 2019-

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is the top-notch university in Cochin. It was found in the year 1971. Online registration for the MBA course will be commenced in February 2019. Candidates who wish to get admission in CUSAT MBA programme, they should be shortlisted through CMAT 2019/MAT 2019/CAT 2018 score, group discussion & personal interviews.

ATMA 2019-

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) hold a national level admission test 4 times a year which is called ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions). This exam is organized in both pen-paper and computer-based mode. The exam is always held in the month of December, February, May and July.

IIFT 2019-

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the leading educational institutions all over the globe for imparting management education. It is a national level entrance exam. The Institution conducts IIFT entrance exam for admission in management and business program at Kolkata and New Delhi campus

AMU 2019-

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a public university of Uttar Pradesh that is funded by the Government of India. The university conducts university level entrance exam for admission in various programmes of the university.

Candidate can register for management course via online mode. The exam is conducted through offline mode.

CUCET 2019-

Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is a national level admission test which is conducted by the 10 Central Universities of India together. The exam is organized for admission into UG, PG and PhD courses in various fields of management, engineering, arts, etc. CUCET registration form will start from February 2019.

SAAT 2019-

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University always conducts an entrance test named as Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT). It is a national level entrance exam. SAAT exam acts as a gateway for those aspirants who are seeking admission in different management courses of the university and its constituent institutions.


All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts an entrance examination named as AIMA UGAT (Under Graduate Aptitude Test). It is a national level admission test organized to screen candidates for admissions in BBA, BHM, BCA, Integrated MBA and many other courses.

University Level Exams

MU OET 2019-

Manipal University is a leading university in Manipal, state of Karnataka. The university conducts its own entrance test that is known as Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU OET). This exam is held for admission in various courses in the field of engineering, management, medical, etc.

Those candidates want to get admission in MBA programme, they are selected on the basis of their past academic record, management test score and performance in the Ground Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.

BHU 2019-

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) offers various UG, PG and Diploma/Certificate courses in multiple disciplines. Applicants have to appear in the entrance examination conducted by the university to get admission. This university offers an MBA course in Agribusiness discipline. The application form has been commenced from January 2019.

NMAT 2019-
  • Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) or NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is a postgraduate university level entrance test. This admission test was conducted to pursue an MBA or other graduate management degree programmes in various reputed institutions those accepting NMAT scores. NMAT exam will be directed by the Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC).
PTU Exam 2019-

Punjab Technical University (PTU) is the most prominent university in India. The University does not conduct any entrance test. The admission into the MBA course will be grant based on the score of CMAT 2019 examination. If the seats remain vacant after filling the seats through CMAT scores, then the admission is made on the inter-se-merit of the qualifying test.

IPU CET 2019-

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conducts university level entrance exam, known as Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET). If candidates want to get admission in MBA programme, they have to qualify admission test which is conducted in offline mode.

Lucknow University 2019-

Lucknow University conducts a university level entrance exam for providing admission in various UG and PG courses offered in management, science, law and other fields. This exam is conducted in the month of May 2019. The application form commences from April 2019.

Pondicherry University 2019

Pondicherry University is a central university that has been established by the Government of India in the year 1985. Candidates who aspire to pursue an MBA course at the Pondicherry University, they have to qualify the Common Admission Test (CAT). Admission will grant on the basis of the CAT scores. Only shortlisted candidates can get admission to the university.

PESSAT 2019-

PES University, formerly PES Institute of Technology, is a private university in Bengaluru, India which conducts a university level entrance exam called as PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT). PESSAT exam is held to get admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the university. The application form is released from October 2018. The entrance exam is conducted in online mode i.e computer-based mode.

IBSAT 2019-

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad is the main regulating body that conducts the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT). It is also known as an ICFAI Aptitude Test. IBSAT is a university level entrance that organizes for admission in various management programmes offered by ICFAI University and all India’s ICFAI Business School.

BVP CET 2019-

Bharti Vidyapeeth is deemed as University. It is a group of higher education institutions that organizes its own entrance exam for admission in various courses. The university organises BVP CET B-MAT 2019 exam for those applicants seeking admission in MBA programmes offered by BVP Univesity and its affiliated institutions. The CET exam is conducted in offline mode (pen-paper based).

Allahabad University 2019-

The Allahabad University which is also known as the University of Allahabad. It is one of the leading university of Uttar Pradesh. The university holds its own entrance exam for admission in different management programmes. After qualifying admission test, students have to qualify in group discussion and personal interviews rounds.

KIITEE 2019-

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is a reputed institution which offers various UG and PG courses. The college conducts its own entrance exam known as KIITEE (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam). This exam is held for admission in MBA, B.Tech, BCA, MCA and other courses which are offered by the constituent college of the university. The application form is available online from November 2018.

IMU CET 2019-

Indian Maritime University conducts its own Entrance Test named as Indian Maritime University Common  Entrance Test (IMU CET) which is a common entrance test for UG and PG courses. Those candidates who want to get admission to several UG and PG programmes, they have to appear in the IMU CET exam. This university offers an MBA programme in Port and Shipping Management & International Transportation and Logistics Management.


NMIMS NPAT (NMIMS Programs After Twelfth) is a university-level admission test which was designed for providing admission in various UG and integrated UG courses in various fields. Students can take admission in MBA Tech (B.Tech + MBA), MBA Pharma Tech (B.Pharm + MBA) and other courses through this exam.

LPU NEST 2019-

LPU NEST (Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test) is a university-level entrance examination which is conducted by the LPU University. Those students who are looking for admissions in various courses like MBA, B.Tech and others offered by LPU, should appear for this examination. The application commenced in November 2018.

VMOU Admission Test 2019-

Vardhman Mahaveer Open University conducts the university level exam for the student's admission. The exam name is VMOU 2019. This university organizes entrance exam for granting admissions into various UG, PG and other programmes in the field of management, science, computer application, etc.

MICAT 2019-

Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA) conducts its own entrance test known as MICA Admissions Test (MICAT). MICAT exam is conducted for admission into PGDM-C course. This course is equivalent to the MBA course. Only those applicants apply for this admission test who qualifies at least any one of the national level entrance exam i.e CAT/MAT/GMAT. Online registration is open from September 2018.

State Level Exams

KMAT Karnataka 2019-

KMAT 2019 is a state level examination which is conducted by Karnataka Private Postgraduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). It is the main regulated body that organises this state level entrance exam.  The application will begin in June 2019. This exam is conducted for admissions in the Karnataka state into professional courses that are MBA, PGDM and MCA.

Karnataka PGCET 2019-

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts a state level examination which is valid in only Karnataka State. The exam is Karnataka PGCE which is referred to as Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test. Candidates who want to get admission into 1st-year full time/part time MBA/MCA/M.Arch/M.Tech/ME, part-time M.Tech (QIP) and other courses they have to appear for this exam.

 MAH CET 2019-

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET 2019) is organised by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. It is the main conducting authority. MAH CET 2018 exam is organized only through pen and paper mode in multiple sessions. This entrance exam is a gateway for admission in the first year of MBA/MMS/ PGDBM/PGDM programmes. The online registration form has been commenced from January 2019.

AP ICET 2019-

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET) is a state level entrance exam which is administered by the Andhra University on behalf of A.P State Council of Higher Education. Candidates who want to get admission into MBA and MCA regular courses offered by various universities and colleges of Andhra Pradesh state, they have to appear for AP ICET exam

TS ICET 2019-

Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TS ICET) is a state level entrance exam which is conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal. This exam is held on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad, TS ICET. Aspirants who want to pursue an MBA or MCA course in a reputed college of Telangana state, they have to qualify TS ICET 2019 entrance examination.

TANCET 2019-

Anna University conducts its own admission test on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The exam name is Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET). It is a state level entrance exam that is organised by the TANCET to get admission in MBA, MCA and M.E/M. Tech degree programmes. The entrance exam is held in offline mode. Online registration will commence from April 2019

UPSEE 2019-

Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh is the managing body of state level entrance exam called UPTU entrance exam. UPTU entrance exam also known as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE 2019). The exam is held via computer-based mode. UPSEE is organized for admission in the first year of B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Pharm, BFA, MBA, MCA, BHMCT, BFAD, MAM, etc program.

 KMAT Kerala 2019-

MG University, Kerala conducts a state level examination named as KMAT (Kerala Management Admission Test). There are many governments and private institutions of Kerala consider the KMAT score for providing admission in MBA course. The exam is held in two sessions i.e. April and November month.

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