6 MBA Exams to focus on; beyond CAT

6 MBA Exams to focus on; beyond CAT

All is not lost when one could not crack the CAT and get admission into the coveted IIMs, here are 6 Other MBA Entrance Exams that can get us admission to the Top 30 Coveted Colleges. So read on to  find what other entrances you need to appear to get into these coveted institutions.

1. XAT

XAT 2016- Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is one of the biggest national level MBA entrance exam aspired by majority of the MBA aspirants. The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India. For more than 60 years XLRI has been conducting Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) at all India level to select the most appropriate candidates for management education. The test score is being used by more than 100 institutes in the country for the admission.

Registration starts  04th SEP 2015
Last date for application / registration 30th NOV 2015
XAT 2016 Admit Cards 20th – 31st DEC 2015
Examination Date 03rd JAN 2016
XAT 2016 Result Third week of JAN 2016 

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TATA Institute of Social Sciences conducts TISSNET 2016, which is a national level post graduate entrance exam. The exam is conducted for admissions to Masters in Social Work and related programs offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISSNET scores are accepted only by TISS Mumbai only. As per the official information, the registration for the test has started and aspiring candidates can fill the application form in both online and offline modes. National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) is computer based. Exam will be conducted on 9th of January 2016 at all India level.

Last date for application / registration 8th DEC 2015
Last date for receipt of application form by post 01st DEC 2015
Examination Date 09th JAN 2016
Admit Card (will receive on respective Email ID) 02nd FEB 2016
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Mumbai 10th – 19th MAR 2016 
Announcement of Selection on TISS website (2016 – 2018) 15th APR 2016

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The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a combined Written Test for students seeking admission the Postgraduate Institutes under Symbiosis International University. However, candidates need to apply separately to the desired individual institutes. The application form is available for Rs. 1550. Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000 application fee for applying to each institute.

Last date for application / registration 30th NOV 2015
Last date for payment 30th NOV 2015
Test Date 20th DEC 2015
Result for SNAP 2015 11th JAN 2016

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The MICA Admission Test, commonly known as MICAT is an MBA entrance exam for admissions to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Communications (PGDM-C) at MICA Ahmedabad.

Event Date
MICAT 2016 Registration Opens September 10, 2015
MICAT 2016 Registration Ends December 4, 2015
Issue of MICAT 2016 Hall ticket/Admit card December 2015
MICAT 2016 (Computer-based in 14 cities) December 13, 2015
Call letters for GE & PI December 31, 2015
GE-PI (at Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai) January 16-19, 2016


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an online computer-based test conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It is a national-level admission test. CMAT was earlier held twice a year (September & February) CMAT scores are accepted by various B-schools and management colleges across India for admission into MBA, PGDM and PGP courses.

Registration Starts 03th NOV 2015
Registration Ends 10th DEC 2015
Admit Card download date 05th JAN 2016
CMAT 2016 Exam Date 17th JAN 2016
CMAT Result 2016 21st JAN 2016
Print out of Score Cards CMAT 2016 21st JAN 2016

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6. CET

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) or MH-MBA/MMS-CET is a computer-based test for admission to the first year of Two-year Full Time Post Graduate Degree Courses in MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM in the state of Maharashtra.



Usually in second week of March. Notification to be out in December 3rd week

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