6 MBA Exams to focus on beyond CAT

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6 MBA Exams to focus on beyond CAT

6 Important MBA exams other than CAT:

All is not lost when one could not crack the CAT. And get admission into the coveted IIMs. So here are 6 Other MBA Entrance Exams that can get us admission to the Top 30 Coveted Colleges. Therefore, read on to find what other MBA entrance exams other than CAT exists. Which you need to attempt to get into these coveted institutions.

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1. XAT

XAT – Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is one of the biggest national level MBA entrance exam aspired by the majority of the MBA aspirants. The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the postgraduate 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.

XAT Notification Date
August 20, 2020
The date for Registration start
August 23, 2020
Last date for Registration & Application submission online without late fee
November 30, 2020
Registration Last date with late fee
December 10, 2020
Admit Card download Start Date
December 20, 2020
Last date to Download Admit Card
January 3, 2021
Exam Date
January 3, 2021 (9.30 AM to 12.30 PM)
Result date
By January 31, 2021 (Expect on Jan 25)

Exam Date: January 3, 2021

Exam Level: Institute

Application Fees: Rs. 1700

Last date to Apply for the Exam: November 30, 2020

Mode of Examination: Online

Colleges accepting XAT: XLRI, XIMB, SPJIMR, TAPMI, IMT, etc.

Also read: Strategy for XAT decision making

2. TISSNET

Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts TISSNET, which is a national level postgraduate entrance exam. The exam is conducted for admissions to Masters in Social 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, the registration for the test has started and aspiring candidates can fill the application form in online mode. National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) is computer-based.

Events Dates
Registration start date The third week of October 2020
Online registration ends Fourth week of November 2020
Last date of submitting the offline application form First Week of December 2020
TISSNET admit cards downloading begin Second Week of December 2020
Pre-admission orientation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates Second Week of December 2020
TISSNET 2021 exam date First Week of January 2021
TISSNET 2021 Result announcement The first week of February 2021
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview dates The second week of March 2021- Fourth Week of March 2021
Displaying a list of selected candidates Third Week of April 2021

Exam Date: January 10, 2021

Exam Level: Institute

Application Fees: Rs. 1030(GEN) & Rs. 500(Reserved)

Last date to Apply for the Exam: December 3, 2020

Mode of Examination: Online

Colleges accepting TISS: All campus of TISS

Also read TISSNET Exam dates, registrations and pattern.

3. SNAP

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a combined Written Test for students seeking admission to 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.

 Events  Dates
SNAP Registrations begin The second week of August
Registrations end The third week of November
SNAP mock test Second week of October to the first week of November
Admit cards download The first week of December
SNAP exam Second Sunday of December
Answer key download The third week of December
SNAP result announcement The second week of January

Exam Date: December 13, 2020

Exam Level: Institute

Application Fees: Rs. 1750

Last date to Apply for the Exam: November 21, 2020

Mode of Examination: Online

Colleges accepting SNAP:  SIBM, SIOM, SCMHRD, and all other Symbiosis

Also read: Top Colleges through SNAP

4. MICAT

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.

MICAT I (Tentative):

Events Dates 
Application process 1st week of October 2020
Last date to submit the application form 4th week of November 2020
Admit card availability 1st week of December 2021
MICAT I exam 2nd week of December 2021
Result/ score 2nd week of December 2021
GE & PI shortlist at Ahmedabad 1st week of March 2021
GE & PI shortlist at Bangalore & Mumbai 1st week of March 2021
GE & PI shortlist at Delhi & Kolkata 2nd week of March 2021
Final result 4th week of March 2021

MICAT II (Tentative):

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application process 1st week of November 2020
Last date to submit the application form 3rd week of January 2021
Admit card availability 3rd week of January 2021
MICAT II exam 3rd week of January 2021
Result/ score 2nd week of February 2021

Also read: MICAT Syllabus, eligibility and paper pattern

5. CMAT

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.

Events Dates
CMAT 2021 registration process November 1st week to 4th week, 2020
Admit card download December 3rd week, 2020
CMAT 2021 exam January 3rd week, 2021
Answer key release January 4th week, 2021
CMAT 2021 result declaration February 1st week, 2021

Exam Date: January 24, 2021

Exam Level: National

Application Fees: Rs. 1600 (GEN) & Rs. 800 (Reserved)

Last date to Apply for the Exam: December 10, 2020

Mode of Examination: Online

Colleges accepting CMAT: JBIMS, SIMSREE, K.J Somaiya, GIM, Welingkar, IFMR, Dalmia, etc.

Also read: CMAT exam strategy

6. IIFT

IFT is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). It is usually conducted in the month of December after CAT. The exam has 200 multiple choice- questions that have to be solved within 200 minutes. It has four sections: Verbal Ability(VA), General Knowledge & Awareness(GA), Logical Reasoning(LR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA).

Exam Date: December 6, 2020

Exam Level: Institute

Application Fees: Rs. 2000(GEN), Rs. 1000(Reserved)

Last date to Apply for the Exam: November 3, 2020

Colleges accepting IIFT: IIFT Delhi, Kolkatta, and Kakinada

Mode of Examination: Paper-Based

Events
Date
IIFT Notification
August 21, 2020
Registration Start Date
September 9, 2020
Last date for Registration
October 25, 2020
Application Fee
Rs.2000/-
Last date to Submit Request for change of Test Centre
November 5, 2020
Fee for change of Exam Centre
Rs.1000/-
Admit Card Download Starts
November 11, 2020, onwards
IIFT Exam date 2021
Sunday, December 6, 2020
The last date to apply online for admission and to submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals/NRI
February 15, 2021
Exam Result Date
December 15, 2020

Also read: IIFT exam strategy

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