BBA Admission in Maharashtra 2024 - Dates, Eligibility, Application Selection, Colleges

Abhinav Chamoli

Updated On: April 16, 2024 11:40 am IST

Seeking BBA admission in Maharashtra 2024? Here's everything you need to know about the BBA admission process in Maharashtra, right from eligibility criteria to entrance exams and more!

BBA Admission in Maharashtra

BBA Admission in Maharashtra 2024 : Home to the economic capital of India, Maharashtra is a top choice for candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA course. The state is an industrial hub and is the centre of some of the best BBA colleges in India and plenty of job opportunities after BBA for graduates. There are more than 200 colleges offering BBA in Maharashtra most of which are centred in cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, etc.

Previously, these colleges did not have any centralized or common admission process. Most of the colleges offer admission based on Class 12th Merit or based on their entrance exam scores. However, according to a recent order passed by the Maharashtra state government, appearing for CET or a Common Entrance Exam is mandatory for admission to BBA courses. In this article, we take a look at the BBA admission in Maharashtra 2024 so that you can make an informed decision about choosing the right college. Right from the eligibility criteria to entrance exams and details about the top colleges, we have provided everything here for your reference. Have a look!

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BBA Admission in Maharashtra 2024: Selection Process

The BBA selection process of colleges in Maharashtra is also separate for each college. A general outline of how to get admission to BBA colleges in Maharashtra is given below.

  • Fill in the application form for the college.

  • Appear for the MAH BBA CET or CET exam conducted by individual colleges.

  • Get shortlisted based on the entrance test and Class 12th score.

  • Appear for Group Discussion and/ or Personal Interview rounds (if any).

  • Check the merit list of colleges for admission status.

  • If selected, finalize admission by paying the application fee.

  • If not, check the waitlist to try for subsequent rounds of admission.

Previously most colleges used to shortlist candidates based on Class 12th scores. However, now CET exam scores will be used to select candidates for BBA admission. While Group Discussions are rare, some colleges do conduct them but Personal Interviews are far more common. Colleges release the Merit List and the Waitlist simultaneously on their website. If any candidate on the Merit List gives up their seat or fails to take admission before the deadline, it becomes available for a Waitlisted candidate.

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Maharashtra BBA Eligibility Criteria 2024

The criteria to be eligible for BBA admissions in Maharashtra 2024 are as follows.

  • Candidate must have appeared for either MAH BBA CET or the entrance exam conducted by the BBA college.

  • The candidate must have completed Class 12th from a recognized board.
  • The candidate must have scored 50% marks in Class 12th (may vary from college to college).

  • Domicile may be required in certain cases.

Maharashtra BBA Application Process 2024

Keep the following details in mind when filling out the application form for a BBA college in Maharashtra.

  • Individual colleges release their own application forms for admission to their BBA courses.

  • Visit the official website of your college and directly fill out the application form from there.

  • Universities may release a common application form for their affiliated colleges.

  • Make sure you are filling out the right application.

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Maharashtra BBA Entrance Exams 2024

Previously, no common entrance test for BBA admissions in Maharashtra State was conducted but some colleges conducted their own entrance tests. However, the Maharashtra State government has passed an order that it is now mandatory to appear for a Common Entrance Test for BBA admission in Maharashtra. BBA colleges in Maharashtra can either choose to conduct their own entrance tests or select students based on MAH BBA CET. Here is a list of some of the BBA entrance exams conducted in Maharashtra.

Exam

Conducting Body

Eligibility Criteria

Syllabus

MAH BBA CET

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
  • Candidates must have passed 10 + 2 (HSC) or its equivalent examination (As per the AICTE APH 2024 - 2027)
  • Candidates appearing for 10 + 2 (HSC) or its equivalent examination are also eligible to
    appear for CET
  • English Language
  • Reasoning (Verbal and Arithmetic)
  • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • Computer Basics

NMIMS NPAT (National Test for Programs After Twelfth)

SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

  • 10+2 Appeared/Cleared

  • An aggregate of 60% in 10+2 or equivalent examination

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination from open or distance learning (ODL), recognized by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

  • An IB diploma awarded by a recognized board.

  • Students above 25 years are not eligible to apply for the exam

  • Proficiency in English Language

  • Quantitative & Numerical Ability

  • Reasoning & General Intelligence

SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test)

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

  • Cleared 10+2 from a recognized board with a minimum 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST category students)

  • Appeared for Class 12th exams and awaiting result

  • Completed Class 12 or equivalent examination from any Foreign Board with an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

  • General English

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Quantitative Skills

  • General Awareness

IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)

  • Cleared 10+2 from a recognized board with a minimum 50% aggregate

  • Appeared for Class 12th exams and awaiting result

  • Foreign candidates are required to submit relevant documents to prove their nationality if apply for the exam

  • Students whose age is not more than 21 years are eligible for this exam

  • General Awareness

  • Logical and Analytical Ability

  • English Language and Comprehension

  • Aptitude Relating to the field of Management and Communication Skills

IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test)

Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore)

  • Scored a minimum of 60% aggregate in 10+2 or equivalent examination in the case of the General and NC-OBC categories

  • 55% aggregate is required in the case of SC, ST, and PWD (DA) categories

  • Candidates should be a maximum of 20 years of age

  • Quantitative Ability

  • Verbal Ability


Also Read: List of BBA Entrance Exams 2024

Maharashtra BBA Selection Criteria of Top Colleges 2024

The selection criteria for some of the top BBA colleges in Maharashtra along with their available dates are given in the following table.

College

Selection Criteria

International School Of Business And Media, Nande (ISBM), Pune

Class 12th Merit

D Y Patil University School Of Management (DYPUSM), Mumbai

DYPCET + PI

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVP)

BUMAT

Amity University Mumbai

Class 12 Merit

IDRAC Business School (IDRAC), Pune

Profile + PI

Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai

NMIMS NPAT

Ajeenkya DY Patil University (ADYPU), Pune

ADYPU CET

SP Jain School Of Global Management (SPJSGM), Mumbai

SAT/ ACT/ SPJET

Alard Group Of Institutions (AGI), Pune

English Language Test + PI

Symbiosis Center for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune

SET BBA

Sandip University (SU), Nashik

Class 12 Merit

Popular BBA Specializations in Maharashtra 2024

There are a variety of BBA specializations that are offered by Maharashtra's management colleges. Some of these have been given in the following table.

International Business

Finance

Computer Application

Marketing

Event Management

Digital Marketing

Sports Management

Retail Management

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Human Resource Management


Also Read: List of Top BBA Specializations, Best BBA Courses

Maharashtra Direct BBA Admissions 2024

Taking direct BBA Admission is possible in various private colleges in Maharashtra based on the application form submitted by the candidate. Colleges may have a portion of BBA seats reserved for direct admission under the management quota. Candidates can apply for admission to these seats directly and confirm their admission after paying the required fee. More information is available at the following links.

Apply for BBA Admission in Maharashtra with Our Common Application Form (CAF)

BBA Colleges Offering Direct Admission Without Entrance Test

Overall, BBA is an excellent choice of course that can provide a great start to your management career. It is a very versatile course that can equip you with leadership skills for the future. The course takes you through a mixture of theory-based, case-study-based, and practical learning while the 3-year duration of the course means that you graduate and start your career early.

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FAQs

What is the BBA admission process in Maharashtra?

The BBA admission process in Maharashtra varies as per the college you are applying to. While many BBA colleges offer admission on the basis of entrance exam scores and Class 12th aggregate marks, some colleges offer direct admission based on academic performance. Candidates must check the requirements of a specific college before applying for BBA admission.

What are the eligibility criteria for BBA admission in Maharashtra?

The eligibility criteria for BBA admission in Maharashtra include-

  • Candidates must have passed Class 12th from a recognized board.
  • They must have scored 50% marks in Class 12th (may vary from college to college).
  • Domicile may be required in certain cases.

Which are the top BBA colleges in Maharashtra?

Some of the top BBA colleges in Maharashtra are-

  • International School Of Business And Media, Nande (ISBM), Pune
  • D Y Patil University School Of Management (DYPUSM), Mumbai
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVP)
  • Amity University Mumbai
  • IDRAC Business School (IDRAC), Pune
  • Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
  • Ajeenkya DY Patil University (ADYPU), Pune
  • SP Jain School Of Global Management (SPJSGM), Mumbai

Is there any centralized counselling for BBA admission in Maharashtra?

No, there is no centralized counselling for BBA admission in Maharashtra. The counselling/ allotment is carried out by individual colleges or universities. Candidates will have to apply for counselling conducted by the college they are applying to so it’s necessary to check the criteria beforehand.

What are the entrance exams for BBA admission in Maharashtra?

Some of the popular entrance exams for BBA admission in Maharashtra are-

  • NMIMS NPAT (National Test for Programs After Twelfth)
  • SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test)
  • IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)
  • IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test)

Before applying for any of these BBA entrance exams, candidates must check whether they are accepted by the college they are applying to.

Can I get direct BBA admission in Maharashtra?

Yes, candidates can get direct BBA admission in Maharashtra based on their academic background. Those who have passed Class 12th in any stream from a recognized board with a minimum aggregate of 50-55% are eligible to apply for direct BBA admission. UEI Global, Thakur College of Science and Commerce, SUN International Institute for Tourism and Management, SJES College of Management Studies, Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education, etc. are some of the top colleges offering direct BBA admission in Maharashtra.

Do I need to appear for MAH CET for BBA admission in Maharashtra?

No, candidates do not need to appear for MAH CET for BBA admission in Maharashtra. MAH CET exam is conducted for admission into postgraduate courses in Maharashtra colleges. For BBA admission in Maharashtra, candidates will have to appear for entrance exams like NMIMS NPAT, SET, IPU CET, IPMAT, etc.

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