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List of Non IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before & After CAT Exam

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: November 29, 2021 | CAT

CAT 2021 is around the corner and it is important to stay updated with the application dates of some of the top B-Schools. There are many B-Schools where you can apply after CAT 2021 and some of them are listed here.

List of Non IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before & After CAT Exam

CAT 2021 was conducted on November 28, 2021 and the result of CAT 2021 will be out in the second week of January 2022. Scores of CAT are accepted by IIMs and many other MBA colleges of India. You will be able to apply to all the MBA or PGDM programs of all the 20 IIMs with the help of CAT application form. There are no extra charges to apply for these IIMs. You can choose any number of courses you want to apply to IIMs. 

However, there are some top management colleges of India where you will have to apply separately by filling the application form of these B-Schools before the CAT exam. This article will help you know the list of colleges to apply to before and after CAT 2021.

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List of Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT 

All the top B-Schools of India have been divided into three main categories:

  • Colleges to apply to before CAT 2021 exam
  • Colleges to apply to after CAT 2021 but before the CAT 2021 results
  • Colleges to apply to after CAT 2021 result

You are advised to be updated with the application dates of all the top B-Schools so that you do not miss the deadline of applying to these colleges. 

Also Read:CAT 2021 Application Form Correction - Dates, Process, Guidelines

Top Colleges to Apply to After CAT 2021 Exam but before CAT 2021 Result

These colleges allow you to fill the application form after the CAT exam. However, you will have to complete the registration before the CAT result. Notifications regarding the application form will be updated on the official website of these colleges.


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Application Dates


Annual Fee

S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research


Application Closing Date: 26th November 2021 

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 16 lacs

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

INR 17 lacs

Post Graduate Management Program for Women

INR 9.7 lacs

Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP)

INR 8 lacs

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad


Application Closing Date: 25th November 2021

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 8.8 Lacs

PGDM Dual Country Programme

INR 8.8 Lacs

Executive PGDM

INR 9.8 lacs

Delhi University

Application Closing Date: --

Master of Business Administration

INR 3-4 Lacs

Also Read: How to Apply for Category Certificates (SC / ST / NC-OBC / PWD / EWS) for CAT 2021

Top Colleges to Apply to After CAT 2021 Result

You can apply to the rest of the colleges once the CAT 2021 result is declared. Some of the well known MBA colleges where you can apply for admission after the CAT 2021 result has been declared is provided below.



Annual Fee



INR 6-8 lacs

IMI New Delhi

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 8.57 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management PGDM(HRM)

INR 8.57 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Banking & Financial Services)

INR 8.57 lacs

Executive PGDM

INR 6 lacs

KIIT University Bhubaneswar


INR 2.6 lacs

Ansal University, Gurgaon


INR 4 lacs

Executive MBA

INR 3 lacs

CT Group of Institutions


INR 87,000

The ICFAI University, Dehradun


INR 2.58 lacs

Manav Rachna University, Faridabad


INR 2.3 lacs

Quantum University, Roorkee


INR 1.92 Lacs

Jagannath University, Jaipur


INR 77,500

Executive MBA

INR 77,500

Also Read:List of Documents Required for CAT 2021 Registration & Application Process

Top Colleges Accepting Scores of Other MBA Exams

There are many other colleges that accept scores of some other MBA entrance exams apart from CAT. You can consider these colleges while looking for MBA admission. 


Annual Fee

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune


Master of Business Administration

INR 10.25 lacs

MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

INR 6 lacs

Executive MBA

INR 9.4 lacs

NMIMS Mumbai


Master of Business Administration

INR 10 lacs

Executive MBA

INR 5 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 7.2 lacs

MICA, Ahmedabad


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 8.25 lacs

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Executive PGDM

INR 3.2 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma

INR 2 lacs

Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur


PGDM (Human Resource Management Programme)

INR 11.9 lacs

PGDM (Business Management Programme)

INR 11.9 lacs

PGDM (General Management Programme)

INR 21 lacs

Executive Fellow Programme in Management

INR 8.5 lacs

IIFT Delhi


MBA in International Business

INR 7.6 Lacs

Executive PGDM

INR 5.1 Lacs

Top Colleges to Apply to Before CAT 2021

There are two main colleges where you have to apply before the CAT 2021 examination, MDI Gurgaon and FMS Delhi. The application process for these colleges has to be completed before the exam. You are advised to visit the official website of these colleges to check their application dates. 


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Annual Fee

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana


Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

INR 10.8 lacs

Post Graduate Programme in Human Resources (PGP-HR)

INR 10.5 lacs

Post Graduate Programme in International Business (PGP-IB)

INR 12.5 lacs

PGDM (Executive Management Program)

INR 3.19 lacs

Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi


Master of Business Administration

INR 96,000

Executive MBA

INR 50,000 

How to Select MBA Colleges?

Since it is not possible for anyone to apply to all the MBA colleges, you are advised to shortlist the colleges wisely. You can refer to some points provided below while applying for admission at any MBA college.

  • Visit the official website of the college to know about the annual fee and courses offered by a particular college.

  • Prepare a list of the college that you have shortlisted for admission.

  • You are advised to apply to at least 2-3 colleges of each percentile range so that you do not face any difficulty once the result is declared. 

  • You can fill the application form available on the official website of the college or you can also fill our Common Application Form in order to apply for admission at these MBA colleges.

  • Some of the major factors that you may consider while selecting MBA colleges are infrastructure, location, faculty, ranking and placement offered.

Factors to consider while selecting MBA College

You can check the admission process of the selected college in order to know more about their admission process. Besides this, if you are facing any problems while selecting a good MBA college or while filling the CAT application form, you can clear your doubts by consulting our experts on the CollegeDekho QnA zone.

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