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MBA Admission 2022: Registration, Last Dates, to Apply, Entrance Exams, Process & Top Colleges

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: November 29, 2021

MBA Admissions in India are done by a detailed and elaborate process, which involves an entrance exam as well as college-wise selection rounds. Check the detailed MBA Admission Process for 2022-24 here.

MBA Admission 2022: Registration, Last Dates, to Apply, Entrance Exams, Process & Top Colleges

Are you planning to pursue MBA from one of the best MBA colleges in India? If yes, you must have a complete awareness of the MBA admission process, a list of good MBA colleges, management entrance exams, and others.

Not all the business schools in India follow a similar pattern of the MBA admission process and there are different components that determine the eligibility of candidates for admission to an MBA course. In general, the top B-Schools follow a four-step process for giving admission to MBA courses. The MBA admission season generally starts from September - November and lasts until May - June. This article contains everything you need to know about MBA Admissions 2022.

MBA Admission Process 2022

The major difference between various B-Schools with regard to the MBA admission process is the acceptability of entrance test scores. The subsequent stages of the admission process such as Group Discussion/ Written Ability TestPersonal Interview are almost similar in all the top B-Schools across the country. Let us start with the MBA application process to get more insight into MBA admissions 2022.

How to Apply for MBA Course 2022

The points mentioned below give a detailed analysis of the application process for MBA 2022. Candidates aspiring to enrol in an MBA programme in the upcoming academic session must go through all the factors regarding the application process listed here.

  • 98% of MBA colleges in India accept online applications for admission to MBA courses. The online application process is very easy and all that students will have to do is visit the official website of the respective B-School.
  • The online application link will be active on the homepage of the respective B-School website with heading such as ‘Admissions 2022’, ‘Apply Now’, ‘Register Now’, ‘Online Application Form’, ‘Click Here to Register’ etc.
  • Students will have to fill in all the personal, educational, and work experience details asked in the application form.
  • Most B-schools consider the score of any of the top national or state level management entrance exams for admissions. Therefore, students need to submit the score of the entrance exam and roll number along with the online application form.
  • A valid e-mail ID and mobile number are mandatory to fill the online application.
  • Applicants can pay the prescribed application fee through the official website of the institute. The application fee payment can be done by using a Credit/ Debit Card or Net Banking.
  • There are certain B-Schools that offer direct admission to eligible candidates. These candidates can submit the online application form and wait for a call from the respective institute. The admission may be based on merit/ GD/ WAT/ PI.

Also Read: Job Opportunities after MBA in India – Career, Scope and Salary

MBA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The basic qualification required to join an MBA course in India is as follows:

  • Indian citizens as wells as international students are eligible to pursue an MBA course in India.
  • Students who wish to join an MBA course must note that a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university is mandatory to be eligible for the admission process.
  • The minimum percentage required in the Bachelor’s degree to take up an MBA course varies from 45% - 60%.
  • A valid score in any of the management entrance exams such as CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ NMAT etc.,

Entrance Exams for MBA Admissions 2022

Here is the list of popular MBA entrance exams for MBA admission along with important dates:

Name of the Exam

Registration Starting Date

Last Date to Apply

Exam Date

CAT 2021

August 4, 2021

September 22, 2021

November 28, 2021


September 2, 2021

October 25, 2021

December 5, 2021

IBSAT 2021

July 1, 2021

December 16, 2021

December 25 & 26, 2021

XAT 2022

August 10, 2021

November 30, 2021

January 2, 2022

CMAT 2022

To be Announced

To be Announced

To be Announced

SNAP 2021

August 31, 2021

November 30, 2021

Slot 1: December 19, 2021

Slot 2: January 08, 2021

Slot 3: January 16, 2021

MAT 2021 (Dec)


PBT: November 30, 2021

CBT: November 14, 2021 & December 12, 2021

IBT: November 24 to December 15, 2021

PBT: December 05, 2021

CBT: November 16, 2021 & December 19, 2021

IBT: November 27 to December 18, 2021

ATMA 2022

Last Week of December 2021

First Week of February 2021

Last Week of February 2021

KMAT Karnataka 2021

July 16, 2021

November 20, 2021

November 28, 2021


June 22, 2021

July 19, 2021
Reopened: August 12 - 16, 2021

September 16, 17, 18, 2021

AP ICET 2021

July 15, 2021

September 13, 2021

September 17 & 18, 2021

TS ICET 2021

April 7, 2021

August 16, 2021

August 19 & 20, 2021

Note: The admission dates for a few MBA entrance exams are for the year 2021 as their admission process is currently ongoing. The dates will be updated here as soon as they are out for the year 2022.

For a list of more MBA entrance exams and dates, check out the Schedule of Upcoming MBA Entrance Exams in India.

How to Get Admission in IIMs

CAT score is mandatory to get admission in IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management). You can use the CAT Percentile Predictor to estimate whether or not you will be able to meet the IIM CAT cut-off criteria basis last year's trends. More details about the IIM admission process are elaborated on below.

At present, there are 20 IIM colleges in India and almost all the institutes open and close the PG management admission process simultaneously. Usually, the admission process at IIMs begins after the announcement of CAT results. The admission process will go on for months, as the selection process involves different stages.

Apart from IIMs, FMS of Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University will also accept CAT score for admission to MBA course, and the admission process is similar to IIMs. In India, almost 3,000 business schools consider CAT score for admission to management courses at the postgraduate level.

Before understanding the admission process of IIMs, let us take a look at the list of IIMs, which are divided into three categories: -

Old IIMs

The following are the oldest Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in India which are popular for academic excellence.

New IIMs

These institutes are set up in the last five to seven years.

Baby IIMs or Newest IIMs:

These institutes are set up in recent years (3-4 years ago).

The preliminary shortlisting/ selection process of candidates in all the IIMs is similar, but the subsequent stages of the admission process are different. The preliminary stage of the selection process at IIMs is to ensure and determine a candidate’s eligibility for MBA admission in an IIM. The MBA admission process 2022 at IIMs involves the following four stages:

Stage I – Determining Eligibility for MBA Admission: A graduate from any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks at the UG level is eligible to apply for the IIM CAT entrance exam.

Stage II – Apply and Appear for CAT: All the eligible candidates must apply for the CAT exam.

Stage III – Shortlisting by IIMs for MBA Admissions: After the announcement of CAT results, IIMs will release the first shortlist for MBA admission 2019. In the process of shortlisting eligible candidates, IIMs will independently award weightage to CAT 2019 exam score, academic diversity, gender, work experience and academic profile etc., Some IIMs shortlist the candidates only on the basis of CAT score. This is also based on the CAT exam analysis.

Stage IV – Final Round of IIMs MBA Admission Process: The shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process that involves WAT (Written Ability Test)Group DiscussionPersonal Interview. Popular IIMs give higher weightage to GD/ PI than CAT score.

If your final score after the above round is higher, you will get admission to IIMs.

Note: The shortlisting/ selection criteria, weightage etc., are announced independently by the respective IIMs after the announcement of CAT results.

Also Read: How to Initiate, Lead and Conclude a Group Discussion (GD)?

MBA Admission Process in India for Other Top Colleges 2022

Almost all the other business schools follow a similar pattern of the selection process for MBA course that involves entrance test score, GD/ PI/ WAT. Here is a list of some of the business schools and their selection process.

Selection Process
Management Development Institute (MDI), GurgaonMDI Gurgaon Selection Process
International Management Institute (IMI), DelhiIMI Delhi Selection Process
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), GoaGIM Goa Selection Process
Great Lakes Institute of Management, ChennaiGLIM Chennai Selection Process
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), MumbaiJBMIS Selection Process
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), GhaziabadIMT Ghaziabad Selection Process
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), JamshedpurXLRI Jamshedpur Selection Process
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), MumbaiNITIE Mumbai Selection Process
ICFAI Business School (IBS), HyderabadIBS Hyderabad Selection Process
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New DelhiIIFT New Delhi Selection Process
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), MumbaiTISS Mumbai Selection Process
Institute of Rural Management Anand, GujratIRMA Selection Process
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, MumbaiSPJIMR Selection Process
Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad (MICA)MICA Ahmedabad Selection Process
Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), IIT BombaySJMSOM Selection Process
Jiwaji University, GwaliorJiwaji University Selection Process
Kerala Agricultural UniversityKAU Selection Process
North Bengal University, SiliguriNBU Siliguri Selection Process
Punjabi University, BhatindaPU Bhatinda Selection Process
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, HyderabadJNTU Hyderabad Selection Process
SRM University, ChennaiSRM Chennai Selection Process
VelTech University, ChennaiVelTech Chennai Selection Process
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, ChennaiHITS Chennai Selection Process
Kerala University, ThiruvananthapuramKU Thiruvananthapuram

Documents Required for MBA Admission 2022

Here is the list of all the mandatory documents required to submit/ upload while taking MBA admission:

Documents Required for MBA Admissions
  • Entrance Test Score Card and Admit Card
  • Bachelor’s degree Certificate/ Marks Sheet
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (Class 10) and Senior Secondary School Certificate (Class 12)
  • Category Certificate (If Required)
  • Identify Proof (most probably Aadhar – Xerox copy)
  • Work Experience Certificate (Only for those who have work experience)

Important Tips for MBA Admission 2022

Candidates can follow some of the important tips mentioned below to increase their chances of getting an MBA admission.

  • The candidates need to aim for getting a good score in the management entrance exam.
  • Apart from appearing for a single entrance exam, it is advisable to take multiple entrance exams to increase admission chances and enhance knowledge.
  • Do not aspire for only one top institute, you will have to make a list of top B-Schools to increase the chances of admission.
  • If you want to achieve an MBA seat in top B-School, be ready to migrate to large cities such as Bangalore, Delhi etc.,
  • Participate in Group Discussion and Personal Interview with utmost confidence. Always try to grab the opportunity to express your ideas in GD. Try to give logical explanations and answers in GD and PI.
  • Before taking admission in any institute, visit the campus to have more clarity and a better understanding of the respective institute.
  • Explore the placement record of the institute over the last three to four years.
Tips for MBA Admissions

Preparation Tips for Online GD / PI for MBA Admissions

How to Start Lead and Conclude a Group Discussion

WAT Tips & Tricks for IIMs and Top MBA Colleges

Tips to Appear for MAH MBA CET in Online Mode

Also Read: CAT Score vs Percentile

MBA Admission 2022: Application Deadline of Top MBA Colleges

The table given below provides a list of some of the leading MBA colleges in India along with their application deadline for the upcoming academic session. Candidates who seek admission to any of these colleges for the academic cycle of 2022-24 must ensure that they apply to the institute before the given deadline.

MBA College Name

Application Opens

Application Deadline

Exam Accepted

MDI, Gurgaon

September 21, 2021

November 26, 2021


XLRI, Jamshedpur

August 10, 2021

November 30, 2021


SPJIMR, Mumbai

September 25, 2021

November 26, 2021


XIM-Xavier University Bhubaneswar

August 04, 2021

September 15, 2021


ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon

July 1, 2021

December 16, 2021


ICFAI, Hyderabad

July 1, 2021

December 16, 2021


IMI, Delhi

To be Announced

To be Announced


Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

Last week of September 2021

Last week of November 2021


IMT, Ghaziabad

3rd week of September 2021

Phase 1: Last week of November 2021

Phase 2: 1st week of January 2022

Phase 3: Last week of January 2022


International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar

To be Announced

To be Announced


International Management Institute, Kolkata

To be Announced

To be Announced


T A Pai Management Institute

November 15, 2021

December 11, 2021


Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

To be Announced

To be Announced


IIT Roorkee - Department of Management Studies

1st week of January 2022

1st week of March 2022


Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi

2nd week of December 2021

2nd week of January 2022



1st week of January 2022

Last week of January 2022


IIT Delhi - Department of Management Studies

1st week of January 2022

Last week of January 2022


IIT Kharagpur - Vinod Gupta School of Management

1st week of January 2022

1st week of February 2022


NITIE, Mumbai

1st week of January 2022

March 2022


Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

Last week of January 2022

Last week of February 2022


IRMA, Anand

To be Announced

To be Announced


GIM, Goa

To be Announced

November 2021 - January 2022


IIT Madras - Department of Management Studies

1st week of January 2022

Last week of January 2022


Institute of Management, Nirma University

August 2021

December 2021


Loyola Institute of Business Administration

3rd week of October 2021

4th week of February 2022


K J Somaiya, Mumbai


January 31, 2021


Institute of Management - Christ University

October 01, 2021

January 31, 2021


BHU - Banaras Hindu University

October 01, 2021

Last week of January 2022


XISS - Xavier Institute of Social Service

October 01, 2021

2nd week of February 2022


MBA Colleges in India Accepting Top Entrance Exams

The table given below gives the list of all the top MBA colleges in India that accept the top management entrance exams like CAT, CMAT, etc. for their admission process. Click on the links to know the colleges and the exams they accept.

List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT 2021List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT 2021
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT 2021List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CAT 2021
Top B-schools that Accept CAT Percentile Below 90 other than IIMsTop Ten Non-IIM Colleges that Accept CAT Scores in India
Top MBA Colleges accepting CMAT 2022 ScoresTop Colleges Accepting AIMA UGAT 2021
Top 10 Colleges Accepting NMAT by GMAC 2021 ScoreTop MBA Colleges Accepting MAT 2021 Score
Top MBA Colleges Accepting ATMA Scores 2021List of MBA Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET 2021
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CMAT 2022List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CMAT 2022
List of MBA Colleges accepting 60-70 Percentile in CMAT 2022List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in MAT 2021
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in MAT 2021Top MBA Colleges Accepting XAT 2022 Score and Cut-Off
MBA Colleges Accepting IBSAT 2021 ScoreColleges Accepting SNAP 2021 Scores
List of MBA Colleges Accepting KMAT Kerala Rank/ ScoreTop MBA Colleges Accepting MAH MBA CET 2021 Scores

COVID-19 Effect on MBA Admissions in India 2022

Since the Coronavirus outbreak occurred during the MBA admission season 2020, the admission process suffered a major delay. This has had some repercussions in the year 2021 as well such as the delay of MAH MBA CET 2021. However, things are getting back on track for the admission year 2022. In 2021, many colleges accepted CAT and CMAT adopted alternate measures to conduct the admission process. For eg., IIMs conducted online interviews for the remaining shortlisted candidates. For the year 2022, since the COVID-19 pandemic is currently under arrest, more exams are expected to be held in an offline mode.

Will COVID-19 Have Any Impact on MBA 2022 Admissions in India

It is yet to be seen whether MBA colleges will specify alternate admission pathways for students who are currently waiting to get admission in 2022. While the basic admission criteria are expected to remain the same, we are likely to see colleges taking advantage of the online processes that were set up this year. Some colleges may also waive some requirements for MBA admissions.

In order to know about the MBA admission process 2022 during the Coronavirus outbreak, you should be aware of the application process for admission to the MBA course, MBA eligibility criteria, MBA entrance exams and MBA admission requirements. In this article, CollegeDekho has detailed the MBA admission process 2022 along with the list of some good B-Schools, entrance exams and admission requirements.

How to Take Admissions during Coronavirus Outbreak

It is natural in this scenario for students to be concerned about how to take college admissions during the coronavirus outbreak. Students can fill the Common Application Form (CAF) of CollegeDekho and apply to 500+ partner colleges through the form. Students can also take advantage of the FREE student counselling provided by CollegeDekho to ask any queries or doubts regarding the changes in the MBA admission process.

Getting admission into a good MBA college is not as hard as it is often made out to be. If you keep a steady head, plan ahead, be practical while shortlisting the colleges and courses that will be the most beneficial to you and follow the proper process, you are sure to find yourself enrolled in one of India’s top B-Schools. Remember that doing proper research will help you avoid any roadblocks that may arise in the MBA admission process.

You can fill the Common Application Form (CAF) and apply to the popular MBA colleges in India. For all admission-related inquiries, you can contact our student helpline at 1800-572-9877. CollegeDekho wishes Good Luck to all those aspiring to get MBA admission.


What are the good colleges for MBA admissions in India?

Some of the well known MBA colleges in India are IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad and ISB Hyderabad.

What is the MBA admission process for well known MBA colleges in India?

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their scores in entrance exams, qualifying degree and written ability test

What exams are conducted for MBA admissions in India?

Some of the exams conducted for MBA admissions in India are CAT, MAT, XAT and CMAT

What is the eligibility criteria for MBA admission in India?

Candidates must have cleared a bachelor’s degree in any related field to get MBA admission in India

How to apply for MBA admissions in India?

You can apply for MBA admissions in India by filling the application form available on the college website. You can the application process from the official website of the college


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