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


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 2020. Earlier the date of registration for CAT aspirants was September 2020. The entrance examination is held by the Indian Institute of Management( IIM) on a rotational basis. This year the CAT 2020 will be held by IIM - CALCUTTA on November 25, 2020, 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 ( ).

Notification Release29th July 2020
Online Registration commences8th August 2020
Last date for Registration 26th September 2020
Image Correction27th – 30th September 2020
Admit Card Downloading Starts24th October 2020 onwards
Mock Test3rd week of October 2020
CAT Aptitude Test25th November 2020
Cut Off ReleaseLast week of November 2020
Answer Key Release1st week of December 2020
Result Announcement 2nd week of January 2020

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, 2020. The online process of registration commenced in the mid months of 2020, 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 commencesAugust 20, 2020
Last date for RegistrationNovember 30, 2020
XAT Aptitude TestJanuary 6, 2020

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, 2020. The online registration for IIFT entrance this year ended on September 14, 2020.

Online Registration commencesAugust 6, 2020
Last date for RegistrationSeptember 14, 2020.
Date of examinationDecember 2, 2020
Admit card download DateNovember 16, 2020

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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