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BBA Admission 2020: New Updates, Last Date to Apply, Top Colleges, Selection, Entrance, Eligibility

Aishwarya Bhatnagar Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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Budding young entrepreneurs usually set their foot in BBA before going for a PG Diploma or MBA degree. In India BBA is regulated by AICTE and students pursue BBA after class XII exams. There are more than 5000+ institutions recognized by UGC offering admissions in BBA.

Entrances like DU-JAT, GGSIPU-CET BBA, UGAT, NPAT BBA, etc. are conducted for aspirants. Colleges like Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), IIM Indore & Rohtak, GGSIP University, are among the top ranked institutions for pursuing BBA in India. 

Students can opt for BBA and seek enrollment in over 26,000+ seats across the country. It is a prosperous option for aspiring entrepreneurs. BBA also comes with various areas of specializations but in a handful of institutions only.

BBA Admission 2020 Highlights

Course NameBachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Duration 3 years
Course TypeFull Time / Regular Degree Program
Regulating AuthorityAICTE
Offered atDU, IIM Indore, Allahabad University, GGSIPU, Symbiosis Law School
Recognized byUGC
Total Institutions Offering BBA5,500+
Specializations OfferedFinance, Marketing, Tourism, Event Management, International Business, HR
Admission TypeEntrance & Merit
Basic EligibilityPassed 10+2 in Commerce stream
Entrances AcceptedDU-JAT / NMIMS NPAT / SET / IPU-CET / CUCET / JET / UGAT / IPMAT
Entrance Test Difficulty LevelModerate 
Applications AcceptedOnline: Admission & Entrance
Selections Merit or Entrance based + Academic Performance
Average Placement Package INR 7 LPA

BBA Admission Timeline 2020

As per the rules set by AICTE different colleges or universities release different sets of dates for application and admission process. A brief timeline for the same has been given below:

Entrance NameApplications
CommencedEnds
DU-JAT 2020June 20, 2020July 31, 2020
IPMATFebruary 17, 2020April 20, 2020
NMIMS NPAT 2020April 20, 2020May 12, 2020
GGSIPU-CETMarch 3, 2020July 31, 2020
SETJanuary 22, 2020June 30, 2020
AIMA-UGATApril 20, 2020July 15, 2020
BUMATFebruary 14, 2020July 31, 2020

New Admission Updates 2020: Top Colleges for BBA

A lot of institutions offer BBA but some of the top ranking institutions with their current admission status and other details have been compiled in the table below:

InstitutesAdmission StatusTotal FeeAcademic Session 2020
IIM IndoreEntrance: TBAINR 7+ LTBA
IIM RohtakINR 27.03 L
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), DUEntrance: September 6 to 11, 2020 Counselling: TBAINR 1.51 LMid September 2020
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVDU)Entrance: August 10, 2020 Counselling: August 27 to 29, 2020 INR 3 LSeptember 1, 2020
NMIMS MumbaiFirst Merit List: Declared Counselling: TBAINR 11.50 LSeptember 2020
SP JainCounselling: OngoingINR 13 LAugust 2020
GGSIPUTBAINR 1.85 LTBA
St. Xaviers’ College, MumbaiEntrance: July 28 to 31, 2020INR 93,000TBA
Symbiosis International University PuneEntrance: July 26, 2020INR 8.5 LAugust 2020

List of Top BBA Colleges: Ongoing Applications, Apply Now, Last Date

There are still a few institutions accepting application forms for entrance and admission to BBA. if the candidates have not applied yet, this is the last chance. Read on for more information:

College / University NameApplication Status / Last DateApplication Link
Delhi UniversityOngoing / July 31, 2020Apply Now
SP JainOngoing Apply Now
GGSIPUOngoing / July 31, 2020Apply Now
Christ UniversityOngoing / July 31, 2020Apply Now
Chandigarh UniversityOngoing Apply Now

Top BBA Colleges: Admissions Closed

The top colleges or universities which have now closed their application windows for BBA entrance and admission are as follows:

InstituteAdmission StatusLast Date
NMIMS MumbaiClosed May 12, 2020
IIM IndoreClosed April 20, 2020
St. Xaviers’ College, MumbaiClosed July 18, 2020
Allahabad UniversityClosed July 15, 2020
Jiwaji UniversityClosed July 15, 2020
Symbiosis International university PuneClosedMay 20, 2020
Central University of KarnatakaClosed June 6, 2020

Admission Criteria: Top BBA Colleges

Each institution has a certain set of selection criteria rules and regulations. Thus, there is no common ground for any two institutions to offer admissions. Find more details about the specific entrances conducted and scores accepted by the respective institution along with their admission criteria in the table below:

BBA CollegeEntrance AcceptedFinal Selection Process
IIM Indore IPMATEntrance score + WAT + PI
IIM RohtakEntrance score + WAT
Delhi UniversityDU-JATEntrance score + counselling
NMIMS MumbaiNPATEntrance score
Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed UniversityBUMATEntrance score + counselling
St. Xavier’s College, MumbaiBMS Entrance TestEntrance + counselling
SP JainSPJET / ACT / SATEntrance score + PI
Christ UniversityChrist University CETEntrance score + counselling
Symbiosis International University PuneSETEntrance score + WAT + PI
Central University of KarnatakaCUCETEntrance score + counselling
Chandigarh UniversityCU-CETEntrance score + academic performance
GGSIPUIPU-CET BBAEntrance score
Allahabad UniversityUGATEntrance score + academic performance
Jiwaji UniversityJiwaji University EntranceEntrance score + counselling
Jain UniversityJETEntrance score

How to Apply for BBA Admissions?

There is chronology to be followed for BBA Admissions 2020 in Indian Colleges or Universities. The application process includes:

  • First the student must apply for the relevant entrance exam like DU-JAT if interested in DU colleges, or NMIMS NPAT, etc.
  • The applicant then must check for admission application availability of the respective college or university.
  • Thirdly, the students must know about the last date for application submission and fee payment.
  • Fourth, students must keep the relevant details and scan documents needed to be attached with the application.
  • Finally, be well versed with the selection process and respond to corresponding calls for admission.

Step Wise Guide:

The step wise process for BBA Admissions 2020 is as follows:

Check Eligibility Criteria

Criteria varies for each college or university admission, but the common requirements are as follows:

  • Students must be Indian citizens.
  • They must not exceed the age of 21 while applying for admission.
  • Students must have passed 10+2 in a relevant stream with required subjects.
  • Those applicants appearing for their final qualifying exams are also eligible to apply.

Prerequisites for BBA Entrance Examination

The entrance exam applications are accepted online for all major institutions.

  • Candidates can apply for the respective entrance exam as accepted by the institution.
  • The syllabus is more or less based on analytical and logical reasoning with some knowledge testing based on +2 level.
  • There is a negative marking of ¼ marks per wrong answers.
  • The paper might be divided into two slots.
  • Usually MCQ type questions and paper is usually 2 hours long.

Check Institutes Accepting BBA Entrance for Admission

There are entrance exams conducted by the University only. The affiliated colleges of each university accept the entrances if they offer BBA admission. Some of these entrances are strictly conducted for BBA. Their details are:

  1. DU-JAT conducted by Delhi University, details for the entrance are:
Entrance conducted by DUDU-JAT
ApplicationsLast Date to submit July 31, 2020
Entrance onSeptember 6 to 11, 2020 (tentative)
Basic EligibilityPassed 10+2 with 60% (general & OBC)
Entrance TypeOnline 
Total Questions100 questions
Areas of Testing
  • Quantitative Ability: 25 questions
  • General English: 25 questions
  • Business & General Awareness: 25 questions
  • Reasoning & Analytical Ability: 25 questions
Negative Marking1 mark
Applications Accepted Online 
Application FeeINR 750 (general); INR 350 (reserved category)
Colleges Accepting DU-JATSSCBS, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, SGTB College, Gargi College, Lakshmibai College, Shivaji College

Find more DU Colleges accepting DU-JAT here.

  1. SET is conducted by SYmbiosis International University Pune, other details are:
Entrance NameSET
Conducted bySymbiosis International University Pune
Duration 150 minutes
Entrance onJuly 19, 2020 
Basic EligibilityPassed 10+2 with 50% aggregate
Entrance TypeOnline 
Total Questions150
Areas of Testing
  • Logical Reasoning: 30 questions
  • Legal Reasoning: 30 questions
  • Analytical Reasoning: 25 questions
  • Reading Comprehension: 30 questions
  • General knowledge: 30 questions
Negative MarkingNo 
Applications Accepted Online 
Participating CollegesSIUN, SCMS Pune, SCMS Nagpur

Read more about SET here.

  1. BUMAT is conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University. Entrance details are:
Entrance NameBUMAT
Conducted byBharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
Last Date to ApplyJuly 30, 2020
Basic Eligibility CriteriaPassed 10+2 with 45% aggregate
Entrance TypeOnline 
Duration 150 minutes
Total Questions200 questions
Areas of Testing
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • Reasoning / Logical Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
Applications AcceptedOnline 
Entrance Centres30+
Participating Colleges
  • Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Development 
  • Yashwantrao Mohite Institute of Management 
  • Institute of Management & Rural Development
  • Abhijit Kadam Institute of Management and Social Sciences

Get more information about BVDU BBA Admission here.

  1. IPMAT is conducted by IIM Indore. Its details are tabulated below:
Entrance NameIPMAT
Conducted byIIM Indore
Entrance ModeOnline (from home)
Entrance DateSeptember 7, 2020
Duration 120 minutes
Basic Eligibility CriteriaPassed 10+2 with 60% aggregate
Question TypeMCQ based
Areas of Testing
  • Quantitative Ability: 40 questions
  • Logical Reasoning: 40 questions
  • Verbal Ability: 40 questions
Negative Marking-1 
Applications AcceptedOnline 
Participating CollegesIIM Rohtak, Nirma University Ahmedabad

Click to get more information about IPMAT Entrance 2020.

  1. NPAT is conducted solely for BBA admissions. The entrance details have been elaborated in the section below:
EntranceNMIMS NPAT
Conducted byNarsee Monjee University
Entrance ModeOnline (CBT)
Duration 12o minutes
Basic Eligibility CriteriaPassed 10+2 with 50% aggregate
Total Seats1200+
Question TypeMCQ based
Total Questions120
Areas of Testing
  • General English
  • Quantitative & Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning & General Intelligence
Applications AcceptedOnline 
Participating Colleges
  • NM College of Commerce & Economics
  • Navi Mumbai College
  • Dhuli Campus
Application FeeINR 1800

Click on NMIMS NPAT 2020 for detailed information.

Check for Final Selection Criteria

Most of the colleges conduct different levels of test or interview rounds for selection for BBA Admission. The criteria can vary depending upon the choice of college.

  • One college may conduct another set WAT to test student’s knowledge. 
  • While others might just consider entrance score and academic performance score for final merit list.
  • There are also colleges like SP Jain and IIMs which conduct both WAT and PI for final selection.
  • But there are colleges who might just call students for a face to face interaction.

Offer Acceptance

In most cases students are notified via mail or through a merit list published on the official website for them to complete the final admission process for BBA.

  • Students must take their relevant documents when called for admission selection.
  • They must reach the corresponding campus / office for seat allocation.