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MBA Admission 2023: Registration, Entrance Exams, Admission Process & Top Colleges

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: November 28, 2022 12:15 pm IST

MBA Admissions in India are done through a detailed and elaborate process, which involves an entrance exam as well as college-wise selection rounds. Check the detailed MBA Admission Process for 2023-25 here.

MBA Admission Process

Are you planning to pursue an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from IIMs or other management colleges in India? If yes, you must have a complete awareness of the MBA admission process 2023, 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 different components 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 to November and lasts until May to June. This article contains everything you need to know about MBA Admissions 2023.

Meanwhile, candidates can download the CAT 2022 Question Paper for Slot 1, Slot 2, and Slot 3, as well as the CAT exam analysis 2022, and CAT 2022 answer key, and know about the CAT cutoff 2022 for IIMs from the links below. They can also get access to the memory-based questions that will be made accessible in a PDF format.

CAT Question Paper 2022
CAT Exam Analysis 2022
CAT 2022 Answer Key
CAT Cutoff 2022 for IIMs

MBA Admission Process 2023

The major difference between various B-Schools regarding the MBA admission process is the acceptability of entrance test scores. The subsequent stages of the admission process such as Group Discussion/ Written Ability Test/ Personal 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 2023.

How to Apply for MBA Course 2023?

The points mentioned below give a detailed analysis of the application process for MBA 2023. Candidates aspiring to enroll in an MBA program 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 2023’, ‘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 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 out 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.
  • Certain B-Schools 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: Direct MBA Admission Without Entrance Exam

MBA Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for MBA admissions in India include the educational details, such as aggregate marks in Class 10th, 12th, and Graduation, lower and upper age limit, nationality, valid scores of entrance exams, and more. Candidates seeking MBA admission in the academic session 2023-25 must meet the following requirement listed below:

MBA Admission Eligibility CriterionDetails
Class 10th & 12th ScoresThose who have completed 10+2 education from a recognized board with aggregate marks of 50% can apply for MBA admissions.
Bachelor's DegreeGraduation in any stream with a 50% minimum aggregate marks from a recognized university (45% for reserved categories).
Final Year GraduationCandidates who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply for MBA admissions 2023. However, the admission will be confirmed after they provide the final degree as proof.
Entrance Exam ScoresStudents with a valid score in any of the management entrance exams such as CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ NMAT are eligible to apply for admissions.


Note: The eligibility criteria for MBA admissions vary as per the college. Make sure to check the eligibility criteria mentioned on the official website of the MBA college to which you are applying for admission.

Documents Required for MBA Admission 2023

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)
Also ReadDocuments Required for MBA Admissions

Entrance Exams for MBA Admissions 2023

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 2022

August 3, 2022September 21, 2022November 27, 2022

IIFT 2023

October 1, 2022November 24, 2022December 18, 2022 

IBSAT 2022

July 1, 2022December 16, 2022December 24 & 25, 2022

XAT 2023

August 10, 2022

November 30, 2022

January 8, 2023  

CMAT 2023

First Week of November 2023Last Week of November 2023First Week of January 2023

SNAP 2022

August 4, 2022November 24, 2022December 10, 18 & 23, 2022

ATMA 2022

June 1, 2022

June 16, 2022

July 24, 2022

KMAT Karnataka 2022

June 6, 2022November 26, 2022December 4, 2022

MAH MBA CET 2022

March 17, 2022May 11, 2022August 23, 24 & 25, 2022

AP ICET 2022

May 12, 2022June 10, 2022July 25, 2022

TS ICET 2022

April 6, 2022June 27, 2022July 27 & July 28, 2022
NMAT by GMACAugust 1, 2022October 12, 2022October 10 to December 19, 2022
MAT 2022 (December)

-

  • PBT- December 5, 2022
  • CBT 1- November 15, 2022
  • CBT 2- December 13, 2022
  • IBT- November 21, 30, December 7, 14, 2022
  • PBT- December 11, 2022
  • IBT- November 24, December 3, 10 &17, 2022
  • CBT 1- November 20, 2022
  • CBT 2- December 17, 2022


Also ReadCAT vs CMAT, NMAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT & Other MBA Entrance Exams

How to Get MBA Admission 2023 into IIMs

CAT score is mandatory to get admission into 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 scores for admission to MBA courses, and the admission process is similar to IIMs. In India, almost 3,000 business schools consider CAT scores 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 is divided into three categories: Old IIMs, New IIMs, and Baby or Newest IIMs. The oldest Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in India are popular for academic excellence. The New IIMs are set up in the last five to seven years while the Baby IIms are set up in recent years (3-4 years ago).

Old IIMs

New IIMs

Baby IIMs

IIM AhmedabadIIM UdaipurIIM Visakhapatnam
IIM BangaloreIIM TiruchirapalliIIM Sirmaur
IIM CalcuttaIIM RohtakIIM Sambalpur
IIM LucknowIIM RanchiIIM Nagpur
IIM KozhikodeIIM RaipurIIM Jammu
IIM ShillongIIM KashipurIIM Bodhgaya
IIM Indore-IIM Amritsar

Various Stages for MBA Admission 2023 into IIMs

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 2023 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 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 exam score, academic diversity, gender, work experience, academic profile, etc., Some IIMs shortlist the candidates only based on 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 which involves WAT (Written Ability Test)/ Group Discussion/ Personal Interview. Popular IIMs give higher weightage to GD/ PI than the 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.

MBA Admission Process 2023 in India for Other Top Colleges

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

College/University
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


Also ReadList of Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT 2022 Exam

MBA Admission 2023: Application Deadline for 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 2023-25 must ensure that they apply to the institute before the given deadline.

Name of the MBA College

Application Status

Exam Accepted

MDI, Gurgaon

TBA

CAT, GMAT

XLRI, Jamshedpur

TBA

XAT, GMAT

SPJIMR, Mumbai

TBA

CAT, GMAT

XIM-Xavier University Bhubaneswar

TBA

XAT, CAT, GMAT, and XGMT

ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon

TBA

CAT, GMAT, NMAT, IBSAT

ICFAI, Hyderabad

TBA

CAT, GMAT, NMAT, IBSAT

IMI, Delhi

TBA

CAT, XAT

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

TBA

SNAP

IMT, Ghaziabad

TBA

CAT, XAT, GMAT

International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar

TBA

CAT, XAT, GMAT

International Management Institute, Kolkata

TBA

CAT, XAT, GMAT

T A Pai Management Institute

TBA

CAT and XAT

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

TBA

MAH-CET, CAT

IIT Roorkee - Department of Management Studies

TBA

CAT

Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi

TBA

CAT

IIT Bombay - SJMSOM

TBA

CAT

IIT Delhi - Department of Management Studies

TBA

CAT

IIT Kharagpur - Vinod Gupta School of Management

TBA

CAT

NITIE, Mumbai

TBA

CAT

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

TBA

CAT, CMAT

IRMA, Anand

TBA

CAT, XAT, IRMASAT

GIM, Goa

TBA

CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT

IIT Madras - Department of Management Studies

TBA

CAT

Institute of Management, Nirma University

TBA

CAT

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

TBA

CAT, XAT

K J Somaiya, Mumbai

TBA

CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT

Institute of Management - Christ University

TBA

CUET

BHU - Banaras Hindu University

TBA

CAT

XISS - Xavier Institute of Social Service

TBA

CAT, XAT, CMAT

MBA Colleges in India Accepting Scores of Top Entrance Exams

The table given below gives the list of all the top MBA colleges in India that accept top management entrance exams like CAT, CMAT, XAT, NMAT by GMAC, 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 CATList of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CATList of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CAT
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 ScoresTop Colleges Accepting AIMA UGAT
Top 10 Colleges Accepting NMAT by GMAC ScoreTop MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Score
Top MBA Colleges Accepting ATMA ScoresList of MBA Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CMATList of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CMAT
List of MBA Colleges accepting 60-70 Percentile in CMATList of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in MAT
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in MATTop MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score and Cut-Off
MBA Colleges Accepting IBSAT ScoreColleges Accepting SNAP Scores
List of MBA Colleges Accepting KMAT Kerala Rank/ ScoreTop MBA Colleges Accepting MAH MBA CET Scores

Important Tips for MBA Admission 2023

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 a top B-School, be ready to migrate to large cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, etc.,
  • Participate in Group discussions and Personal Interviews 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 to 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.
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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, 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 out 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. We wish Good Luck to all those aspiring to get MBA admission in the 2023-25 batch!

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FAQs

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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