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6 MBA Exams to focus on beyond CAT
October 29 2023

All isn't lost when one couldn't crack the CAT. and obtain admission into the coveted IIMs. So here are 6 Other MBA Entrance Exams which will get us admission to the highest 30 Coveted Colleges. Therefore, read on to seek out what other MBA entrance exams aside from the CAT exists. You would like to aim to urge into these coveted institutions. For preparation join our courses

1. XAT

XAT - Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is one of the most important national-level MBA entrance examinations aspired by the bulk of MBA aspirants. The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance examination for admission to the postgraduate programs in management courses of several management institutes everywhere in India. For quite 60 years XLRI has been conducting Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) at the least India level to pick the foremost appropriate candidates for management education. The test score is getting used by quite 100 institutes within the country for admission.


XAT Notification Date
August 9, 2022
The date for Registration start
August 10, 2022
Last date for Registration & Application submission online without a late fee
November 30, 2022
Registration Last date with late fee
Not Announced
Admit Card download Start Date
December 20, 2022
Last date to Download Admit Card
January 8, 2023
Exam Date
January 8, 2023 (2.00 PM to 05.10 PM)
Result date
January 20, 2023


Exam Date: January 8, 2023 Exam Level: Institute Application Fees: Rs. 1800 Last date to Apply for the Exam: November 30, 2022 Mode of Examination: Online Colleges accepting XAT: XLRI, XIMB, SPJIMR, TAPMI, IMT, etc. Also read: Strategy for XAT decision making



Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts TISSNET, which may be a national-level postgraduate entrance examination. The exam is conducted for admissions to Masters in welfare work and related programs offered by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISSNET scores are accepted only by TISS Mumbai only. As per the official information, registration for the test has started and Aspiring candidates can fill out the appliance form online mode. National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) is computer-based.


Events Dates
Registration start date December 2022
Online registration ends The first week of February 2023
Last date of submitting the offline application form Not Available
TISSNET admit card downloading begin Third Week of February 2023
Pre-admission orientation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates Not disclosed yet
TISSNET 2023 exam date Third/Fourth Week of February 2023
TISSNET 2023 Result announcement To be Notified
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview dates To be Notified
Displaying a list of selected candidates To be Notified


Exam Date: February 2023 Exam Level: Institute Application Fees: Rs. 1030(GEN) & Rs. 500(Reserved) Last date to Apply for the Exam: February 2023 Mode of Examination: Online Colleges accepting TISS: All campuses of TISS


 Also read TISSNET Exam dates, registrations, and patterns.


The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) may be a combined Written Test for college kids seeking admission to the Postgraduate Institutes under Symbiosis International University. However, candidates got to apply separately to the specified individual institutes. the appliance form is out there for Rs. 1550. Candidates got to pay Rs. 1000 application fee for applying to every institute.


 Events  Dates
SNAP Registrations begin August 4, 2022
Registrations end November 24, 2022
SNAP mock test October 2022
Admit cards download December 5, 2022
SNAP exam December 10, 2022
Answer key download The third week of December
SNAP result announcement January 10, 2023

Exam Date: December 10, 2022 Exam Level: Institute Application Fees: Rs. 1750 Last date to Apply for the Exam: November 24, 2022 Mode of Examination: Online Colleges accepting SNAP:  SIBM, SIOM, SCMHRD, and all other Symbiosis Also read: Top Colleges through SNAP




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

MICAT I (Tentative):

Events Dates 
Application process September 30, 2022
Last date to submit the application form November 19, 2022
Admit card availability November 30, 2022
MICAT I exam December 3, 2022
Result/ score December 21, 2022
GE & PI shortlist at Ahmedabad March 7, 2023
GE & PI shortlist at Bangalore & Mumbai March 17-18, 2023, and March 24-25, 2023
GE & PI shortlist at Delhi & Kolkata March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 2023
Final result April 2023

MICAT II (Tentative):

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application process November 22, 2022
Last date to submit the application form January 16, 2023
Admit card availability January 24, 2023
MICAT II exam January 28, 2023
Result/ score April 2023


Also read: MICAT Syllabus, eligibility and paper pattern




Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a web computer-based test conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). it's 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.


Events Dates
CMAT 2023 registration process November 15, 2022, to January 15, 2023
Admit card download February 15, 2023, to February 26, 2023
CMAT 2023 exam February 26, 2023
Answer key release Not Disclosed yet
CMAT 2023 result declaration March 10, 2023

Exam Date: February 26, 2023 Exam Level: National Application Fees: Rs. 1600 (GEN) & Rs. 800 (Reserved) Last date to Apply for the Exam: January 15, 2023 Mode of Examination: Online Colleges accepting CMAT: JBIMS, SIMSREE, K.J Somaiya, GIM, Welingkar, IFMR, Dalmia, etc.

 Also read: CMAT exam strategy




IFT is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). it's usually conducted within the month of December after CAT. The exam has 200 multiple-choice- questions that need to be solved within 200 minutes. it's four sections: Verbal Ability(VA), public knowledge & Awareness(GA), Logical Reasoning(LR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Exam Date: December 18, 2022 Exam Level: Institute Application Fees: Rs. 2500(GEN), Rs. 1250(Reserved) Last date to Apply for the Exam: November 14, 2022 Colleges accepting IIFT: IIFT Delhi, Kolkatta, and Kakinada Mode of Examination: Paper-Based


IIFT Notification
September 30, 2022
Registration Start Date
September 30, 2022
Last date for Registration
November 14, 2022
Application Fee
Last date to Submit Request for change of Test Centre
November 16-20, 2022
Fee for change of Exam Centre
Admit Card Download Starts
Last week of November 2022
IIFT Exam date 2022
Sunday, December 18, 2022
The last date to apply online for admission and to submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals/NRI
January 15, 2023, to March 15, 2023
Exam Result Date
On or before December 31, 2022

Also read: IIFT exam strategy

Anisha Mukhija

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