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MBA Admissions in Punjab 2022: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: July 11, 2022 05:52 pm IST | LPUNEST

Get all the details about the Punjab MBA Admissions 2022 in this article. Explore MBA entrance exams, eligibility, selection process, fees and important dates of some of the best MBA colleges in Punjab region here.

MBA Admissions in Punjab 2022

MBA admissions in Punjab for the academic session 2022-24 began in February 2022 with the online application process for admission to MBA courses.  The results for PU MET will be declared soon on the official website. PU MET exam was held on May 28, 2022.

Punjab is one of the favorable destinations for pursuing an MBA course in India, as most of the B-Schools across the Punjab state accept the score of all the popular national-level management entrance exams. Certain deemed universities in Punjab such as Chandigarh University and Lovely Professional University are also popular for their management courses. Panjab University’s Institute of Advanced Management Sciences is one of the most sought-after institutes for MBA aspirants in Punjab. Private universities and Panjab University conduct separate entrances for management courses. Punjab MBA aspirants can check all the details pertaining to MBA admissions in Punjab/ Punjab MBA admissions here

Entrance Exams Accepted by Punjab MBA Colleges

CMAT and MAT scores are widely accepted across various management colleges in Punjab. Students with valid score in these exams can get admission to government and private MBA colleges across the state. Deemed universities conduct separate entrance exams for admission to management courses only for those students who do not have a valid MAT/ CAT/ CMAT score. For admissions to Panjab University’s Institute of Advanced Management Sciences accept PU MET exam score for MBA courses. The list of entrance exams applicable for MBA admissions in Punjab is listed below.

  • PU MET (Panjab University Management Entrance Test)
  • CUSAT (Chandigarh University Scholarship Aptitude Test)
  • LPU NEST (MBA) – National Entrance and Scholarship Test
  • CMAT
  • XAT
  • CAT
  • MAT
MBA Entrance Exams 2022-23 in India - Check Schedule Here

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Punjab

Basic Requirements: For MBA admissions in Punjab, the minimum qualification required is a Bachelor’s degree in any stream. The MBA applicants must have at least 50% of marks or aggregate percentage in Bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission to Punjab MBA colleges.

Entrance Exam: Students aspiring to get admission in Lovely Professional University and Chandigarh University must have a valid MAT/ CMAT score. Students who do not have a valid CMAT/ MAT score must apply for LPU NEST for LPU or CUSAT for Chandigarh University. Panjab University conducts LPU MET for PG management courses. The rest of the MBA colleges in Punjab either accept CMAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CAT scores.

Domicile Rules: Students aspiring to get admission in government management colleges in Punjab must belong to Punjab state. However, there are no domicile rules for deemed universities and private MBA colleges. 

Punjab MBA Admission Procedure and Important Dates

The MBA admission procedure in Punjab is purely based on merit, i.e., marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam, performance in GD, PI, and percentage in UG degree.

PU MET 2022 Important Dates

The PU MET 2022 important dates have not been released yet. Check out the tentative schedule of PU MET 2022 here.



PU MET 2022 online application submission commencement date

    February 14, 2022 

PU MET 2022 online registration closing date

May 9, 2022 (Closed)

Last date to deposit PU MET Challan

May 13, 2022

Last date for uploading photograph, signature

May 22, 2022 

Submission of printout of PU MET 2022 application form

May 23, 2022

Last date to download PU MET 2022 admit card

May 25, 2022

PU MET 2022 entrance exam date

May 28, 2022

PU MET 2022 results announcement date

To be announced

Important Dates of other exams for MBA Admissions in Punjab

Click on the links below for the dates of other entrance exams.

MAT 2022 Important DatesCMAT 202 Important Dates
CAT 2022 Important DatesXAT 2023 Important Dates

Punjab MBA Selection Process

PU MET 2022 Selection Process: PU MET 2022 selection process for the MBA course is based on Written Exam, i.e., PU MET (85% weightage), Group Discussion (7.5% Weightage), and Personal Interview (7.5% Weightage). The results of PU MET 2022 will be announced only after the Personal Interview and Group Discussion.

Selection Process based on Other Entrance Exams: Most colleges offer MBA admission to students based on MAT/ CMAT scores. Only some colleges may conduct GD and PI for MBA admissions. Compared to other states, the MBA admission process in Punjab is simple. These colleges reserve seats for CMAT/ MAT/ CAT/ XAT candidates under the state quota and only Punjab residents are allowed to take admission under this quota.

Direct MBA Admission/ Management Quota Admission: Candidates without a valid score in any of the above-mentioned management entrance exams could take direct admission or management quota admission. However, the fee charged under management quota admissions is higher than state quota fees.

Note: IIM Amritsar accepts only the CAT score for PG management admissions. The final selection is based on the CAT score, GD, and PI.

Punjab MBA Admission Reservation Policy

Reserved category candidates and women students will have a reservation in MBA seats that come under state quota. Panjab University strictly follows the reservation policy for MBA admissions. Private colleges are free to fill the seats under management quota and reservation policies do not apply for such admissions.

Documents Required for MBA Admission in Punjab

The following are the mandatory documents required to take an MBA admission in Punjab.

Domicile Certificate
(only for candidates applying under state quota)

Class 10 Certificate

Proof of Identity

Class 12 Certificate

Category Certificate
(applicable to reserved categories)

UG Marks Sheet and Provisional Certificate

Transfer Certificate (TC)

Score Card and Admit Card of Entrance Test

Top Private MBA Colleges in Punjab

Here is the list of some of the top private MBA colleges in Punjab.


LocationCourse Fee

PCTE Group Of Institutes

LudhianaRs. 1,83,600

Chandigarh University (CU)

ChandigarhRs. 4,50,000

Sri Sukhmani Group Of Institutions ( SSGI)

MohaliRs. 1,61,600

CT Group Of Institutions

JalandharRs. 1,74,200

Guru Kashi University (GKU)

BathindaRs. 1,80,000

Gulzar Group Of Institutes (GGI)

LudhianaRs. 1,79,200

Ludhiana Group Of Colleges (LGC)

LudhianaRs. 1,71,600

Rayat Bahra University (RBU)

MohaliRs. 3,00,000

GNA University (GNAU)

PhagwaraRs. 3,24,000 - Rs. 4,50,000

Indo Global Group Of Colleges (IGC)

MohaliRs. 1,80,000

List MBA Colleges in Punjab

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