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List of MBA Entrance Exams and their Schedule - Check CAT, XAT, and other Entrance Exams

25 Jun, 2024

List of MBA Entrance Exams and Their Schedule

Table of Content:

  • CAT Common Aptitude Test
  • XAT Xavier Aptitude Test

According to a recent survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC ), it was concluded that four out of five companies in India hire an MBA graduate. The demand for MBA graduates in the coming months is expected to glide in the coming months. Entrance examination for MBA aspirants is held every year with thousands of candidates appearing in the examination.

While CAT is considered to be the ideal opportunity for aspirants to get enrolled in the best business schools across the country, other entrance examinations should also be given equal importance. We are enlisting the preliminary schedule of these entrance examinations;

CAT Common Aptitude Test

CAT is the prestigious entrance examination for management aspirants. The online registration date for the CAT this year has been extended till 26th September 2024. Earlier the date of registration for CAT aspirants was September 2024. The entrance examination is held by the Indian Institute of Management( IIM) on a rotational basis. This year the CAT 2024 will be held by IIM - CALCUTTA on November 25, 2024, across 147 cities in India. The examination will take place in two sessions. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of IIM ( ).

Events Date
Notification Release 29th July 2024 (Tentative)
Online Registration commences 8th August 2024 (Tentative)
Last date for Registration 26th September 2024 (Tentative)
Image Correction 27th – 30th September 2024 (Tentative)
Admit Card Downloading Starts 24th October 2024 onwards
Mock Test 3rd week of October 2024
CAT Aptitude Test 25th November 2024
Cut Off Release Last week of November 2024
Answer Key Release 1st week of December 2024
Result Announcement 2nd week of January 2024

XAT Xavier Aptitude Test

XAT is a national-level entrance examination held by Xavier School of Management. This entrance examination will be held on January 6, 2024. The online process of registration commenced in the mid months of 2024, precisely to be august 20 and aspirants can apply till November 30. The examination will be conducted on the following patterns this year ;

  • Verbal and Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge

➔ Online Registration commences: August 20, 2024 (Tentative)
➔ Last date for Registration: November 30, 2024 (Tentative)
➔ XAT Aptitude Test: January 6, 2024 (Tentative)

IIFT MBA: IIFT ( Indian Institute of Foreign Trade ) organizes its national-level entrance exam i.e. IIFT entrance exam, for admission to its MBA programs at its Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada campuses. The admit card for IIFT can be downloaded by aspirants on November 16, while the examination will take place on December 2, 2024. The online registration for IIFT entrance this year ended on September 14, 2024.

➔ Online Registration commences: August 6, 2024 (Tentative)
➔ Last date for Registration: September 14, 2024 (Tentative)
➔ Date of examination: December 2, 2024 (Tentative)
➔ Admit card download Date: November 16, 2024 (Tentative)

Important Tips For Candidates:

  • Figure out the exam pattern & syllabus by reviewing question papers of previous years.
  • Study only from decisive and reliable study materials.
  • Consider CAT books for research analysis.
  • Create your own notes on important topics.
  • Try to remain calm and healthy.
  • Resolve at least one mock test every day.
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