MBA Admission 2021: Registration, Last Dates, Entrance Exams, Top Colleges, Cutoff

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MBA Admission 2021 Quick Updates

June 14: Registration for SPSU Udaipur MBA program are now open. Apply Now!

June 14: Register for DTU New Delhi MBA program by June 30, 2021. Apply Now!

June 11: Register for Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala MBA program by June 20, 2021. Apply Now!

June 10: Registrations for IIM Calcutta MBAEx program to start from June 30, 2021. Check Here!

June 10: Register for AIMT Noida MBA program by June 30, 2021. Apply Now!

June 10: Register for LPU Jalandhar MBA program (Schedule III) by June 25, 2021. Apply Now!

June 10: Register for RGIPT Raebareli MBA program (Phase III) by June 15, 2021. Apply Now!

June 09: Register for ICI Noida MBA in Culinary Art program by July 15, 2021. Apply Now!

June 08: Register for ATMA 2021 exam for July session by July 18, 2021. Apply Now!

June 08: Register for Central University of Jharkhand MBA program by June 27, 2021. Apply Now!

MBA Admission 2021 applications for various colleges such as JMI, New Delhi will remain open till the last week of June 2021. The application process for several top MBA colleges such as IIM, XLRI, NMIMS, etc. has already been completed. 

Students who wish to pursue the MBA Course can also check the MBA Admission 2021 Dates of the top colleges. The MBA Application form 2021 for colleges like NMIMS, IP University is also open.

For Latest Notifications on MBA Admission 2021, Check: MBA News

The MBA Admission 2021 is done on the basis of scores obtained in the MBA Entrance Exams, followed by the performance in WAT/PI in several colleges.

Entrance exams for MBA Admission 2021 in various top MBA Colleges are CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, and alike. Candidates must keep a check on the MBA Entrance Exam Schedule and must prepare accordingly.

The official notification for the CAT exam is expected to release in July 2021 and the examination will take place in November 2021. ATMA has canceled MAT 2021 exam in CBT and PBT mode due to COVID-19. The candidates can now upgrade to MAT IBT mode for the June session which is scheduled to be held from May 30 to June 13, 2021.

AIMS has announced the exam date for ATMA 2021 for the July session. It will be conducted in IBT mode on July 25, 2021, and the registrations are open till July 18, 2021.

Students aspiring to pursue MBA or PGDM from the IIMs in India or the Top MBA Colleges in India need to keep a note of the minute details regarding application and exam dates, admission process, and many more.

Also Check: Distance MBA

MBA Admission 2021: Application deadline, registration dates, last date to apply in top b schools

Top MBA Colleges: Application Deadline

The following table elucidates the MBA Admission 2021 application form dates for some of the top MBA Colleges in India.

College Exams Accepted Application Deadline
IIM Ahmedabad CAT/GMAT December 23, 2020 - January 20, 2021 (Closed)
IIM Bangalore  CAT/GMAT November 01, 2020 - January 04, 2021 (Closed)
IIM Calcutta CAT/GMAT June 30, 2021 (Open for MBAEx program)
XLRI Xavier School of Management CAT/GMAT/XAT August 23, 2020 - November 30, 2020 (Closed)
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad GRE/GMAT March 07, 2021 – April 25, 2021 (Closed)
SPJIMR, Mumbai XAT/CAT/GMAT September 28, 2020 – November 27, 2020 (Closed)
IIM Indore CAT/GMAT November 05, 2021 – December 24, 2020 (Closed)
IIM Lucknow CAT/GMAT February 05, 2021 – March 17, 2021 (Closed)
FMS Delhi CAT/GMAT January 07, 2021 – March 25, 2021 (Closed)
NMIMS  NMAT/GRE/GMAT May 16, 2021 (Closed)
IIFT Delhi IIFT/ GMAT November 2020 – December 30, 2020 (Closed)
VGSOM (IIT Kharagpur) CAT/ GMAT January 05, 2021 – February 07, 2021 (Closed)
BITS Pilani CAT/XAT/GMAT/BAAT January 25, 2021- March 07, 2021 (Closed)

MBA Admission 2021: Last Date to Apply

Although most of the IIMs have already closed their MBA applications 2021, many other top MBA colleges are still accepting MBA Admission 2021 applications for MBA as well as other types of MBA programs such as PGDM, Executive MBA, PGDM-EMP, the details of these colleges are curated in the table below:

MBA College Exam Score Accepted Application Status
Calcutta University CAT, XAT, MAT

June 25, 2021 


IP University, Delhi CAT 2020 Score

June 15, 2021



1st week of July 2021- 2nd week of December 2021 (Applications to Open Soon)

ICFAI Business School Gurgaon CAT, GMAT, NMAT, IBSAT

1st week of July 2021- 2nd week of December 2021 (Applications to Open Soon)


June 15, 2021 (Open for MBA in Insurance)



June 14, 2021 (Open)


ICFAI University Jaipur University Entrance Exam+PI

July 26, 2021 (Open)


Christ University CUET

June 27, 2021 (Session III Admissions Open)


University of Kerala KU CAT

July 17, 2021 (Open)


Applications Open



Applications Open



Applications Open


LIET Hyderabad TS ICET

Applications Open



July 9, 2021 (MBA in Design & Strategy Management Applications Open)



Applications Open



Applications Open



Applications Open



June 15, 2021 (Open)



Applications Open


SASTRA University CAT

July 31, 2021 (Open)



Applications Open



Applications Open


JMI New Delhi CAT

June 30, 2021 (Open)



Applications Open


MBA 2021 Applications Closed

MBA College Exam Score Accepted Application Status for MBA/PGDM 2021
XLRI Jamshedpur XAT, GMAT August 23, 2020 - November 30, 2020 (Closed)
XUB-Xavier University Bhubaneswar XAT, CAT, GMAT, and XGMT January 10, 2021 (Closed)
SPJIMR Mumbai CAT, XAT, GMAT Up to March 15, 2021 (Closed)
IMI Delhi CAT, XAT Up to January 27, 2021 (Closed)
IMT Ghaziabad CAT, XAT, GMAT January 04, 2021- January 30, 2021 (Closed)
KIIT SOM CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, GMAT, KIITEE MBA January 10, 2021 (Closed)
IMI Kolkata CAT, XAT, GMAT Up to 31 January 2021 (Closed)
IMI Bhubaneswar CAT, XAT, GMAT Up to 31 January 2021 (Closed)
IIM Rohtak CAT January 14, 2021 (Closed)
IIM Ranchi CAT March 20, 2021 (Closed)
TAPMI CAT and XAT October 15, 2020 to January 22, 2021 (Closed)
JBIMS Mumbai MAH-CET, CAT December 29, 2020 (Closed)
Faculty of Management Studies Delhi CAT December 2020 - January 15, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Roorkee CAT January 5- January 31, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Delhi CAT February 15, 2021- March 18, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Bombay CAT January 5- January 31, 2021 (Closed)
NITIE Mumbai CAT March 1, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Kharagpur CAT January 5- January 31, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Kanpur CAT January 5- January 31, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Dhanbad CAT Up to February 7, 2021 (Closed)
IRMA Anand CAT, XAT, IRMASAT February 2, 2021 (Closed)
BITS Pilani CAT, CMAT February 25, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Madras CAT January 5- January 31, 2021 (Closed)
GIM Goa CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT January 2021 (Closed)
Loyola Institute of Business Administration CAT, XAT January 20, 2021 (Closed)
Institute of Management, Nirma University CAT December 24, 2020- January 25, 2021 (Closed)
K J Somaiya Mumbai CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT February 7, 2021 (Closed)
Great Lakes Institute Of Management Chennai CAT, XAT January 2021 - March 10, 2021 (Closed)
FORE School of Management CAT, XAT, GMAT January 31, 2021 (Closed)
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies SNAP March 31, 2021 (Closed)
IPE Hyderabad CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA, MAT March 31, 2021 (Closed)
NIT Agartala CAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT April 06, 2021 (Closed)
MDI Gurgaon CAT, GMAT April 23, 2021 (Closed)
IFMR GSB CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA, MAT Round 2- April 20, 2021 (Closed)
NALSAR Hyderabad CAT, CMAT, XAT, GMAT April 24, 2021 (Closed)
Panjab University CAT April 30, 2021 (Closed)
ITM Navi Mumbai CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA, NMAT, MAH-CET April 30, 2021 (Closed)
Thapar University, Patiala CAT, MAT, XAT, NMAT, CMAT, GMAT April 30, 2021 (Closed)
IIHMR University, Jaipur CAT, XAT, NMAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, GMAT, IIHMR-U MAT May 7, 2021 (Closed)

MBA Entrance Exams

MBA Entrance Exams include CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT, IIFT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, MAH-CET, TISS NET, IBSAT, IRMASAT, KMAT. MBA entrance exam applications are currently going on for ATMA 2021, MAT 2021, and HPU MAT 2021 exams.

Here is a detailed schedule of MBA admission 2021 deadlines and registration dates for MBA entrance exams. The table below includes the last dates for MBA Entrance Exams 2021, along with the entrance exam syllabus and prerequisites discussed in the sections later.

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MBA Entrance Exam Schedule

Exams Registration Dates Exam Dates
CAT 2021 July 2021 November 2021
XLRI XAT 2022 2nd week of September 2021 1st week of January 2022
SNAP 2021 2nd week of August 2021 2nd week of December 2021
NMAT 2021 July 2, 2021 October 4, 2021-December 17, 2021
IIFT 2021 December 30, 2020 (Closed) January 24, 2021
CMAT 2021 March 01, 2021 (Closed) March 31, 2021
MAT 2021 June 9, 2021 (Open for IBT Mode) May 30 to June 13, 2021
ATMA 2021 July 18, 2021 (Open for July Session) July 25, 2021
MAH-CET 2021 April 2021  (Closed) May 2021
IBSAT 2021 1st week of July 2021 4th week of December 2021
IRMASAT 2021 February 2, 2021 (Closed) February 18- 19, 2021
KMAT 2021 March 17- March 28, 2021 (Closed) April 11, 2021
TISSMAT 2021 January 25, 2021 (Closed) May 08, 2021 (Exam postponed, new dates TBA)
VMOU MET 2021 February 17, 2021 (Closed) Exam postponed, new dates TBA
UPES MET 2021 May 11, 2021 (Closed) TBA
HPU MAT 2021 June 10, 2021 (Open) TBA

MBA Admission 2021 Quick Facts

  • The eligibility criteria for MBA Admission 2021 is a bachelor’s degree from any stream, with an aggregate of 50% (5% relaxation for reserved classes). 
  • Top MBA colleges will accept MBA Admission 2021 applications only if a candidate has scored 60% or more in bachelors. Know More: MBA Eligibility
  • MBA Admission 2021 registration fees vary. It can be anywhere around INR 500- 2000.
  • MBA Colleges with MBA Admission 2021 Open: Calcutta University, IP University, JMI New Delhi, ISM Ranchi.
  • MBA is a professional degree of 2-years in the stream of management offered by top colleges like IIMs, IITs, Great Lakes, Symbiosis Pune, and others. Check: Top MBA Colleges in India
  • MBA Admission 2021 Fees at all these colleges range between INR 2-30 LPA. Check: MBA Fees
  • As per academicians, only choosing the right B-School can give that edge to a career path even after a candidate scores 99% in CAT.

MBA Entrance Exam Syllabus

All of the MBA entrance exams have a different exam pattern in terms of the weightage of certain sections, number of MCQs, and marking scheme, but each MBA entrance exam has a common list of topics and subjects that are asked every year. We have curated the list of common MBA entrance exam subjects and topics below as per the latest MBA exam pattern that can be asked in MBA Admission 2021.

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems LCM and HCF Percentage Calculation
Profit and Loss Simple And Compound Interest Speed, Time, And Distance
Ratio and Proportion Linear and Quadratic Equations Binomial Theorem
Probability Geometry Trigonometry

Data Interpretation

Bar Graphs Line Graphs Pie Chart
Tables Column Graph Venn Diagrams

Logical Reasoning

Arrangements Prepositions Data Arrangement and Puzzles
Logical Sequence, Matching & Connections Number & Letters Series Clocks & Calendars
Blood Relations - -

Verbal Ability

Grammar Usage Reasoning Sentence Correction
Fill in the blanks Idioms Paragraph Summary
Facts/Inferences Meaning-Usage Match Synonyms & Antonyms

Current Affiars and GK

Constitution Government Laws History/Geography/Economics
World Leaders Science Trade
States & Capitals World Summits Famous People & Achievements

For Entrance Exam Wise Syllabus, Check:

MBA Entrance Exam Prerequisites

  • Before appearing for any MBA entrance exams for MBA Admission 2021, you should follow a set of prerequisites discussed below:
  • Prepare a list of MBA colleges you want to apply for, and the entrance exams they accept.
  • The top MBA entrance exams 2021 include: CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT, SNAP
  • Check the eligibility and MBA admission 2021 criteria for all of these MBA entrance exams. Check: MBA Eligibility article to know the eligibility criteria for different MBA entrance exams.
  • Some of the entrance exams are of the national level and are accepted by the majority of MBA colleges, while others such as MAH-CET 2021 are state-level entrance exams that will be accepted by state colleges.
  • MBA entrance exams accepted by institutes: CAT: 20 IIMs, XAT: XLRI, SNAP: 16 Symbiosis Institutes, NMAT: NMIMS.

MBA Admission Process 2021

With the announcement of the results of top MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, MAT, and IBSAT in January, the process of shortlisting candidates began at MBA colleges across India, including XAT, SIBM, SPJIMR, MDI, IMT, ICFAI, IMI, and others. Many other MBA colleges in India have also begun accepting applications for the 2021-2023 class. These institutes' MBA admission 2021 application process is entirely online. Application forms must be completed on the official websites of the respective colleges, and fees must be paid online using a credit/debit card or net banking.

Check MBA Eligibility

  • A minimum score of 50% (aggregate) in graduation from a recognized college in India.
  • Some MBA colleges grant 5% relaxation to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) while applying for MBA Admission 2021.
  • Some top MBA colleges, mainly IIMs and IITs ask for a minimum aggregate score of 60% as MBA eligibility criteria for MBA Admissions.
  • There is no age limit as of now, so final-year students can also apply.
  • In some MBA programs, such as Executive MBA, a minimum work experience of 2-3 years is required.

How to Apply for MBA Admission 2021?

MBA application process 2021 for MBA colleges is not complicated in case all the guidelines are clearly understood and followed. The steps for application are stated below:

  • Apply for admissions
  • Score well in recognized entrance exams for MBA: CAT, XAT, or MAT
  • After being shortlisted appear in WAT (Written Aptitude Tests), Group Discussions (GD), PI( Personal Interview)
  • Accept admission offer after final selection.

MBA Admission process 2021


Shortlisted candidates are invited to take part in the final selection procedure that includes WAT, PI, and GD in certain cases.

  • IIMs conduct WAT(Written Ability Test) and PI (Personal Interview) for final selections.
  • In certain IIMs GD( Group Discussions) are also conducted.

For information about the latest GD topics for MBA Admission 2021 rounds, and how to prepare for personal interview rounds check:

MBA Admission 2021: Counselling

After you have been shortlisted for final MBA admission, you are required to go through a round of admission counseling, which is nothing but submission of important documents such as certificates of previous examinations, personal ID proofs, MBA application forms.

The candidates are then asked to pay the admission fee within the scheduled date and accept the MBA college admission.

MBA Admission Process

MBA Admission Criteria 2021: Top Business Schools

Top MBA colleges follow a pattern for MBA Admission 2021. The shortlisting process is based on scores obtained by students in MBA entrance exams accepted by an institute, followed by Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and PI (Personal Interview).

Tabulated below are the details regarding MBA admission 2021 process followed by Top B-Schools in India:

MBA College Accepted Entrance Exam Final Selection Process (GD/WAT/PI)
IIM Ahmedabad CAT WAT (AWT) and PI
IIM (Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore) CAT WAT and PI
FMS CAT GD/Extempore and PI
XIM-Xavier University CAT/XAT GD/WAT and PI

MBA Colleges in India Accepting Various Entrance Exam Scores

Here is the list of top MBA colleges in India categorized on the basis of entrance exam scores they accept. You can check these links before you apply to different MBA colleges for MBA Admission 2021.

Top 10 Cues: Make or Break MBA Admission 2021

Listed below are the 10 most vital aspects of MBA colleges that you need to explore before applying for admission:

  • Check the Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admission 2021

Different MBA colleges have different eligibility criteria for MBA admission 2021, regarding entrance exams accepted and scores required. For instance, IIMs accept CAT scores whereas Symbiosis requires SNAP scores. Thus, the exams students take decide their eligibility for MBA admission 2021 in a particular B-school.

  • Select the Type of Program: MBA vs PGDM

There are many top B-Schools in India offering either MBA or PGDM courses. FMS Delhi, XLRI, and Symbiosis Pune offer PGDM courses whereas the recent IIM Act suggests IIMs will provide MBA courses. Hence, before applying students need to check the type of degrees offered by the institute of their choice. 

  • Calculate Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for MBA admission 2021 in India may range between INR 2 lakhs to 25 lakhs. The tuition fees are relatively low, however additional charges make up for the quantum of program fees. In such cases, students have to check the entire program fee, followed by the fee breakdown before applying for MBA admission 2021.

Check: MBA Colleges with Affordable Fees (1-2 lakhs per year)

  • Check Rankings and Accreditations of Universities

Some of the credible ranking systems are NIRF Rankings by the Government of India and India Today Rankings. Students can look for MBA colleges based on their rankings through these systems to decide upon.

  • Check Faculty Based on the Chosen Specialisation

Faculty is the core of an MBA program. The pedagogical effectiveness of a university is carried forward by the faculty itself. So, before applying brush through the faculty profile to ensure they have impactful experience in the chosen specialization.

  • Choose from a Preferred Set of Cities or Top Universities

The fact that MBA is a professional course, its credibility lies in upscaling employability. This means the chosen MBA college needs to be in a bustling pro-business city or industrial hub. This collaterally affects employability and increases job opportunities by four-folds.

  • Check for Alumni History

The older the management institute, the wider is its alumni base. Developing a network with alumni of a B-school helps in gaining insights, ultimately adding to career growth.

  • Evaluate Infrastructure and Facilities

The good ambiance is one of the chief factors that help create a milieu for students and adds to a great learning experience. For that, the infrastructure of classrooms, auditoriums, libraries, healthcare facilities need to be prim and proper.

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MBA Admission 2021: FAQs

Ques. What is the fee for MBA Admission 2021?

Ans. The fee ranges from INR 10- 25 lakhs in different MBA colleges for MBA course admissions.

Ques. Can I apply for MBA Admission 2021 now?

Ans. This depends on when you are reading the question. MBA session generally begins around May-June and interviews and all processes are mostly completed by May. So if this is the stage, you can check out at the college website whether you can apply now or not.

Ques. What is MBA admission process 2021?

Ans. MBA Admission process varies from college to college. Mostly it includes Entrance Exam, Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI). Many colleges ask for work experience and also consider 10th and 12th marks for the final selection.

Ques. Which is the best MBA college for direct MBA admission 2021?

Ans. To pursue a direct MBA or MBA without an entrance exam, some of the best colleges include SOIL Gurgaon, UPES Dehradun, OP Jindal Global University, etc.

Ques. Is any college good to do an MBA?

Ans. All colleges are not the same to pursue an MBA Program. Each college has its advantages or disadvantages. Students are advised to check the rankings, fee structures, and eligibility criteria before taking admission to a college.

Ques. Are MBA Entrance exams 2021 tough?

Ans. Yes, competitive exams such as CAT, GMAT, etc., are tough. It is because lakhs of people apply for the exams and hence the admission process is long and tough so that only deserving and hardworking candidates are admitted

Ques. Can I apply for MBA Admission 2021 with less than 50% marks in graduation?

Ans. Yes, if you belong to the reserved category (SC/ST/OBC)you can apply for those MBA colleges that are offering MBA Admission 2021 with a relaxation of 5% to the reserved classes.

Ques. Which top MBA College has the lowest MBA Admission 2021 fees?

Ans. FMS New Delhi is among the top MBA colleges that charge a low MBA Admission 2021 fee, around INR 41, 920.

Ques. Is GD/PI necessary for MBA Admission 2021?

Ans. Yes, GD/PI is considered a crucial part of MBA Admissions, as it tests the ability of a candidate to communicate, express his thoughts and think out of the box.

Ques. What should I do for MBA Admission 2021 in Thapar University?

Ans. Thapar University has started accepting MBA phase 3 applications for 2021 session. You can apply for MBA in Thapar University before April 30, 2021 by visiting the official website.

Ques. Is there any upcoming exam for MBA Admission 2021?

Ans. Yes, MAT PBT 2021 is scheduled to be held on May 30, 2021.

Ques. Are MBA consultants worth the fee they charge for a session to guide you for MBA Admissions 2021?

Ans. No, The article on MBA Admission 2021 and some more resources on internet are appropriate to keep you updated with the latest updates on MBA admission 2021.

Ques. When can I apply for fall MBA Admission 2021?

Ans. You can apply around the month of September 2020 since most of the colleges start their applications from September.

Ques. What is the total duration of MBA program?

Ans. MBA is of 2 years, if pursued in full-time, online or distance mode. However for part-time MBA programs and some MBA programs abroad, the duration of MBA can slightly vary.

Ques. Can I apply for MBA Admission 2021 if I am working currently?

Ans. Yes, you can apply. Infact, a few years of work experience will give you an advantage over other applicants.

Ques. Is taking MBA entrance exam mandatory for MBA Admission 2021?

Ans. Top MBA colleges belonging to tier 1 and tier 2 category conduct MBA entrance exams to offer MBA admission 2021, hence if you want to take MBA admission in a top MBA college, you have to appear for MBA entrance exams.

Ques. How are the MBA colleges conducting GD/PI for MBA admission 2021 during COVID-19?

Ans. GD/PI is being conducted online during COVID-19 as the MBA colleges are shut down. A few MBA colleges have cancelled the GD/PI round this year.

Master of Business Administration [MBA] : 167 answered questions


Ques. Is there a chance of conversion of an IMT Ghaziabad PGDM call? I have a GMAT score of 660, 10th - 91.2%, and 12th - 87.6%.

● Top Answer By Swastika Bera on 09 Jun 21

Ans. Yes, there is a chance of getting admission in IMT Ghaziabad as your 10th and 12th grades are exceptionally good. But the main concern is for the graduation percentage as it is an important criterion for the selection. The exam of GMAT is more significant than that of CAT and is also accepted throughout the world.  IMT follows the rules of NIRF, hence gives GMAT priority over CAT.  It follows all the guidelines of NIRF ranging from admissions to placements.  So, one can also score around 70-80% on GMAT for better performance and guaranteed admission. The cut-off of the best government colleges is at least 60% and for the private colleges, it is about 50% where IMT is included for both 10th and 12th classes.  But in the real scenario, no student in these institutes is below 70%. For the reservation category and to promote gender diversity, there are 55% seats reserved for the male candidates and the rest 45% for the female candidates. From the scores, 45% is included from the GMAT. Of the rest 55%, 10 % are from academics, 25% from the GD/WAT, and 20% from the personal interview or PI. Prepare well for the GD and PI. Academics is your own zone.Read more
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Ques. Which is the best course for MBA in symbiosis?

● Top Answer By Akhila Trivedi on 09 Jun 21

Ans. In the field of management education, Symbiosis Hyderabad serves as the pioneer. If your goals for the future involve enrolling for an MBA but you are not quite sure, then the institute offers a detailed description of each of the specializations of the course: MBA in Human Resource: This specialization basically entails studies in management which will further prepare you for a career in HRM. If you have an interest in enhancing your career in HR and strategy, this can be the right field for you. MBA in Marketing: This field is a popular choice among graduates and helps the students develop a strong foundation in business and marketing. The program teaches strategic work. Symbiosis’s students who are in this field are known to be working in around 35 reputed MNCs. MBA in Operations: You can be a great asset to the organization if you have completed MBA in operations. You can be the key players in throttling the organization in the achievement of your goals. This course is in great demand in the industry.  MBA in Finance: If your interest is working on numerical data, then MBA in finance is the field where you can employ your prowess to the fullest. The field is challenging but the job opportunities are in abundance where there is a lot of scope for professional and personal growth. The focus of the institute is providing high-quality education to the students. The faculty team is committed to the promotion of experiential learning for students, ensuring hands-on experience and providing industrial exposure.Read more
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Ques. Which is better to opt for, XIMB RM or XISS Finance?

● Top Answer By Shreya Manna on 09 Jun 21

Ans. According to my friends studying at XIMB RM, the college is not called XIMB RM anymore. The last batch to pass from the college with this college name was the 2015-2017 batch. It has been renamed to Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM) under the umbrella of Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar. This split has not had any impact on the branding.  If you are concerned with the quality of education and faculty, let me assure you that those have remained the same.  When it comes to rural management, you should know that it is more like a product differentiation from an actual MBA.  It is also often known as an MBA+ where you will get to explore and gain knowledge on subjects like sociology, development, planning in rural areas and many other fields. This will open up a number of opportunities for you to explore in the development sector which you perhaps would not be able to explore in other MBA courses. Categories XSRM Course Fee 13.8 lakh Highest CTC 13.2 - 17 LPA Average CTC 8-9 LPA Recruiting Companies Amul, Godrej Agrovet Limited, ITC Limited, Mapro Foods, ADM Agro Industries, Tolaram Group, etc. As far as XISS Finance is concerned, you should get in touch with a postgraduate student from that college to get to know more about it. As of now, I would suggest you go for XSRM.Read more
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Ques. What will my life be like in 10 years if I get an MBA in marketing or finance from SIBM/SIIB, Pune?

● Top Answer By Rishabh Pathak on 08 Jun 21

Ans. By understanding the perspective of your question, there shall not be a huge change if you only get an MBA done. The thing that determines it is the choices you are going to make like the firm you choose to work in, your expected salary or location or role, the work environment, and various other choices.  In 10 years, if you continue working hard, then you will probably have made 2 or 5 years of promotion. You can also simultaneously expect a major salary hike. However, considering several drawbacks such as home loans, personal expenses, family expenditure, annual vacations, and fee structure of institutions, you are expected to live a very grounded life.  You should be sure enough about what you are passionate about during pursuing MBA. Join a job sector that can lead you to a good state.  If necessary, you should also build an alternate income for other essential factors.  You should also begin pro-bono consulting during the weekends. You can also consult a startup or can choose to become a mentor or adviser or helper too. Thus, your life 10 years from now will not however result only if you particularly get an MBA from a B-school, but will take into account the choices you have made, and the hard work you were to undertake.Read more
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Ques. How good is TAPMI Manipal for PGDM? Are all the placement reports really true?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Thakur on 08 Jun 21

Ans. TAPMI is a terrific B-school, and there's a lot you'll learn. If you work hard you can definitely get good placement opportunities.  Students from such schools earn significantly well if they are in the top 20% and even in the lower spectrum. Here are the recent placement statistics for TAPMI. Average CTC 11 LPA Highest CTC 25 LPA Placement Average  100% Companies participated 139 Major Recruiters  Infosys, JP Morgan, Airtel, etc.  Finally, the above postings are CTC and get reduced in cash on hand wages by about 20–30% after all the advantages, tax, etc. Hope this gives you an idea about the placement opportunities at TAPMI.Read more
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ankur jain
What is the counselling procedure affter clearing MAT?
Diya Suresh

MAT counselling is applicable for those scoring more than the cut off and it will be consist of 2-3 rounds of Group discussions, Personal Interviews and/or Written Ability Tests.

AIMA does not conduct centralised admission process and rather institutes release their individual cut offs. Selection steps includes the following:

  • You need to register at AIMA to send MAT scores to 5 different institutes. These institutes will be selected during the filing of the application form
  • After result, you can visit the website of institutes and send them the scorecard for selection
  • If selected, you will be called for interview
  • As per the guidelines of particlar college, you will have to qualify GD/PI/WAT rounds before final selection

For more details visit MAT counselling 2020.

rinki mahapatra
Can I use score of any of these exams to get admission in Universities in US?
Diya Suresh

Usually for admissions to US and other foreign Universities, score of entrance test like GRE or GMAT is accepted for MBA admissions. The cut off for the test will however vary from one university to other. Also for english speaking countries like USA, admissions are done on the basis of TOEFL or IELTS score. 

uma goenka
All these exams are national level entrance exams?
Diya Suresh

No, but most of the management entrance test are ational level entrance tests for admissions to colleges across India. But there are certain tests conducted on state level for admissions like MAH CET conducted by Maharashtra state cell or KMAT by Karnataka state. Check details of each test including eligibility before applying for the same. Find details at MBA Admission 2021.

sourajit mukherjee
What do I need to submit during registration of IBSAT?
Diya Suresh

Registration for IBSAT can be done in both online and offline mode. You will require following documents at the time of registration:

  • A valid and active E-mail ID
  • Mobile No. and Address
  • Recent Passport size Photograph
  • Marksheets of Class X and XII
  • Marksheets of any other qualification having percentage of marks

Find more details at IBSAT 2021 registration form procedure.

dharshini rajendran
What documents are required during TISS NET counselling?
Diya Suresh

At the time of counselling, candidates need to produce following:

  • Original Mark sheets / Certificates for qualifying examination
  • Reserved category certificate, if applicable
  • Attested photocopy of qualifying examination
  • TISSNET 2020
  • Scorecard 5 photographs

Those selected for counselling will recieve an acceptance letter that can also be downloaded from the website. This acceptance letter also needs to be submitted at the time of counselling.

Find more details at TISSNET selection process.

riya gupta
How many colleges in India accept CMAT score?
Diya Suresh

There are more than 994 colleges in different parts of the country that accepts score of CMAT for admission to different management programs. Some of the colleges are listed below and for more details you can select CMAT participating colleges.

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • IIEST Howrah
  • Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Jain University, Bangalore
  • Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi

md hussain ansari
How many seats in MBA are there in XAT?
Diya Suresh

XAT exam is conducted for admission to around 180 seats at XLRI Jamshedpur and some of the other institutes across India. The exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur is a 3 hour long exam of 100 marks. The scores of the test will be accepted by around 160 institutes offering different management courses. Find more details at XAT 2022.

shubham sharma
Will all the exams will take place once in the year?
Diya Suresh

There are several MBA entrance tests that are conducted in both National and State level. The details of frequency of exams is given below:

  • NMAT – Twice in a year
  • MAT – 8 times in a year
  • ATMA – 4 times in a year

For more details visit MBA Admissions 2021.

ananya pandey
Will I get admission only in IIM by clearing CAT?
Diya Suresh

No apart from IIMs there are other popular colleges across India that accepts score of CAT exam for admissions to different management courses. Some of the participating colleges are:

  • IIT Madras
  • Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune
  • IIT New Delhi
  • Jain University, Bangalore
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • Chandigarh University and many more

Find more colleges at CAT participating colleges in India.

fauzia shahid
What is the eilgbility to give MAT?
Diya Suresh

To be eligible for MAT exam you need to follow below criterias:

  • Must have completed or in the final year of the qualifying exam i.e. Bachelor’s degree in any stream
  • There is no age limit for appearing the exam
  • Work experience is not mandatory
  • There is no limit to the number of attempts

Find more details at MAT eligibility 2021.

ankita sasmal
What is asked in Written Aptitude Test?
Diya Suresh

For most of the academic institutions, selection process for MBA includes entrance test followed by Written Aptitude Test (WAT) and Group Discussion/Personal Interview (GD/PI) for qualified candidates.

WAT basically tests a candidate’s knowledge in the specific domain or subject. It is basically an offline written test that includes questions from current affairs, business economics, finance sector, social issues, political issues, sports news et. In short it is a randon=m test of your knowledge.

Find details at MBA Admission 2021.

Can I get admission in Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies by giving CAT exam?
Diya Suresh

For admissions to MBA and other management courses, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune accepts score of SNAP entrance test. The selection criteria includes SNAP score, Personal Interview, Group Discussion and Written Aptitude Test. Usually SNAP cut off is high as 98.01 percentile. To get details visit SIBM Pune Admission 2021.

koyena biswas
Can IBSAT be given by the students of any state in India?
Diya Suresh

Yes IBSAT can be given by students of any state but the entrance exam is conducted by IBS Business School for admissions to their MBA, PGDM and Ph.D courses. You must have passed qualifying exam from english medium only to be eligible. There are other eligibility criterias as well that needs to be followed to be eligible. Find details at IBSAT 2021 eligibility criteria.

ambar ahirawar
What is the registration fees of XAT and MAT?
Diya Suresh

Registration fee for both XAT and MAT is different as follows:


  • Registration fee: INR 1750
  • Extra fee for additional program: INR 300
  • Registration fee for late submission: iNR 2000


  • PBT/CBT mode: INR 1650
  • PBT and CBT/IBT and CBT: INR 2750 
shiya devi
What is difference between MBA and PDGM?
Diya Suresh

There are few differences between the degree and diploma course as mentioned below:

  • MBA syllabus and certificate is issued by University while PGDM is offered at institutional level
  • Cost wise MBA is more affordable than PGDM
  • For MBA, UGC approval at University level is required for conduct which is not required for PGDM
  • Those wishing to be entrepreneur finds PGDM more suitable than MBA degree
Is WAT is compulsory to get admission in all these entrance exams?
Diya Suresh

Most of the institutes including IIMs conduct WAT for final selection process, however the selection process might vary from one institute to other. There are colleges like SPJIMR, MDI, FMS etc. that does not conduct WAT for admissions. For 2021, owing to pandemic several IIMs has ruled out WAT procedure. Find more details at MBA admission 2021.

deep jyoti das
Can I give CAT after completing BSc?
Diya Suresh

Yes candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree or in the final year of the qualifying exam can appear for the entrance test on condition that they have at least 50% marks at UG level (45% for reserved category) and the institution is recognised by UGC. 

The registration process will tentatively begin from 1st week of August 2021. For details visit CAT 2021 eligibility criteria.

sunny pandey
Is MAH CET a national level entrance level exam?
Diya Suresh

No MAH CET is not a National level entrance test but a state level entrance test for admission to various courses in institutes of Maharashtra. The exam is conducted by DTE Maharashtra in online mode. More than 330 colleges cross Maharashtra participates in the selection process. You will get details at official website of MAH CEor visit MAH CET 2021.

sadim ansari
Will IIM Madras accept only CAT for admission in MBA program?
Diya Suresh

IIM accepts CAT score for admisison to different management scores. There is no IIM in Madras but there is IIT. CAT is an annual entrance test conducted by different IIMs for admission to courses like MBA, PGDM etc. However, other than CAT, equivalent entrance test score will also be accepted for admissions.

sheetal chib
What is syllabus of TISS NET?
Diya Suresh

The questions in the exam will be based on 3 sections namely General Awareness, English Proficiency and Maths & Logical reasoning. There will be 100 MCQ type questions carrying 1 mark each.

  • General Awareness have 40 questions on static GK and current affairs mostly from social and economics topics
  • English Proficiency will have 30 questions
  • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning section will have 30 questions from quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability and data interpretation

Find more details at TISSNET Syllabus 2021.

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