List of Management Entrance Exam (MBA)-National Level

National Level

(MBA) Management is currently one of the most popular courses among students interested in pursuing a career in the corporate world. Many top-tier B-Schools in India offer specializations in many businesses (MBA) Management disciplines. Students must take a variety of entrance exams held across the country to get admission to an MBA program or other (MBA) Management courses. We have compiled a comprehensive l, list, of MBA Entrance Exams for 2021, which covers national-level exams.

The two programs that are considered the most promising (MBA) Management degrees are given, by various B-Schools around the country are the PGDM and MBA. Admission to the best MBA colleges in India is determined by a candidate’s performance on an MBA entrance exam administered by several agencies. In India, there are eight major national-level MBA entrance exams. CAT, CMAT, MAT, GMAT, NMAT, XAT, SNAP, and ATMA are some of them.

The MBA entrance exam season usually starts in September or October and lasts through March of the following year. The months of November, December, and January are popular for national-level (MBA) Management exams. So, if you’re planning to take these exams this year, the complete schedule of MBA entry exams shown below will come in handy! You can also use programs like the CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor, XAT 2021 Percentile Predictor, and others to estimate your MBA entrance exam score.

The following table lists the top MBA entrance exams that will be open for admission in 2021. Many of these tests have open registration and application dates, while the exam conducting authority has yet to give notification for some of them.


  1. Common Admission Test (CAT)

The IIMs’ CAT (Common Admission Test) is the main all-India (MBA) Management admission exam (Indian Institute of Management). Shortlisted candidates for admission to 19 IIMs in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, and Visakhapatnam are selected using the CAT Entrance Exam. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most competitive entrance exams for postgraduate business administration programs.

The CAT is India’s largest MBA entrance exam, held once a year. Many non-IIM institutes accept the CAT score for admission as well. In India, the CAT is a computer-based test. The Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI), and Logical Reasoning sections of the test determine a candidate’s score (LR). This test was started by the Indian Institutes of (MBA) Management (IIMs). It serves as a gateway to 19 Indian Institutes of (MBA) Management (IIMs) and other B-schools around the country. On a rotating basis, the IIMs conduct this national-level examination.

Important Dates

Event Dates
Start Date of Online Application 15 April 2021
Last Date of Online Application June 2021
Admit Card Download Date
CAT 2021 Exam Date 16th, 17th, and 18th of July 2021.
Result Announcement Date August 2021 

  1. Common (MBA) Management Admission Test (CMAT)

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) administers the Common (MBA) Management Admission Test (CMAT) (AICTE). The CMAT is an entrance exam for (MBA) Management programs provided by AICTE-approved institutes all over India. The AICTE-CMAT is administered twice a year to assist colleges in selecting appropriate individuals for admission.

Important Dates

Although the exact dates for CMAT 2020 have not yet been published, we have provided a list of possible possibilities. When the CMAT notification is released, these dates will be updated.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Start of Online Registration 1 November 2020
Last date to fill and submit the online application form 12 December 2020
Admit Card availability 21 December 2020
Exam Date 31 January 2021
Date of Result declaration and release of Merit List 5 February 2021

  1. Xavier Admission Test (XAT)

The Xavier Admission Test (XAT) is a national entrance exam held by the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) in Jamshedpur for admission to postgraduate (MBA) Management programs at Xavier Institutes. The test is carried out on behalf of the XAMI by XLRI. The XAT is one of India’s oldest competitive examinations.

XAT’s testing framework is developed to thoroughly assess individuals’ abilities to ensure a company’s future success. More than 100 institutes accept test scores from the XAT Exam as part of their admissions process. Apart from XLRI and other Xavier Institutes, some other well-known Top B-Schools in India, such as Loyola Institute of Business Administration in Chennai and Goa Institutes of Management, Indian Institute of Finance in New Delhi, and S P Jain Institute of (MBA) Management and Research in Mumbai, accept XAT scores.

Important Dates

Application form availability 20th August 2020
Last date for submission of the Application form 23 August 2020
Last date for making changes in the Exam City 11 December 2020
Admit card available from 27 December 2020
Examination date 5 January 2021
XAT 2020 Official Answer Key 3rd week of January 2021
Result Declaration Last week of January 2021
Beginning of Counseling Procedure To be Updated soon

  1. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP Test) is a yearly (MBA) Management entrance exam administered by Symbiosis International University for admission to MBA post-graduate programs offered by the University’s associated institutes. The SNAP test is the first step in the admissions process, following which students must submit applications to individual universities, have a clear personal encounter, and take the Writing Ability Test (WAT).

Important Dates

SNAP 2019 Registration starts from 16 August 2019
End Date for SNAP Registration 26 November 2019
Ends Date for Payment of Registration Fee 26 November 2019
Last date of payment of the registration fee November 2019
SNAP 2019 Test to be held on 15 December 2019
SNAP Result to be announced on 10 January 2020
Announcement of Shortlist for Group Exercise and Personal Interaction January 29, 2020, Tuesday
Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & WAT February 22,23 & 24th 2020 , Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Announcement of First Merit list March 5, 2020, Tuesday
Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the first merit list March 19, 2020, Tuesday
Induction and Programme Commencement June 04, 2020, Tuesday

All of the dates are provisional and will be updated as soon as the official Exam Dates are released. Students are encouraged to check the website frequently for the most up-to-date Exam Dates.

  1. Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology National Aptitude Test (APIIT NAT)

For admission into (MBA) Management, regular courses given by State Polytechnic Colleges under the jurisdiction of West Bengal State Council of Technical Education for the academic year, APIIT NAT (APIIT Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology National Aptitude Test) is required.

On behalf of APIIT NAT, the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat will host APIIT NAT 2020. APIIT NAT 2020’s Convener’s Office is located on the Haryana State Campus. Candidates who are eligible and want to apply for APIIT NAT 2020 can do so online.

Important Dates

Events Dates
Date of Commencement of Submission of Online Applications: April 2020
Last date for Submission of Online Applications Without Late Fee : May 2020
Start of Downloading Hall Tickets May 2020
Date of APIIT NAT 2020 Examination 1st week June 2020
Announcement of Final Key and APIIT NAT Results / Ranks June 2020