MBA Admissions in Punjab 2021: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: October 27, 2020 | LPUNEST

Get all the details about the Punjab MBA Admissions 2021 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 2021: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

MBA admissions in Punjab for the academic session 2021-23 begin in January/ April 2021 with the online application process for admission to MBA courses. Punjab is one of the favourable 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 entrance 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 a valid score in these exams can get admission in government and private MBA colleges across the state. Deemed universities conduct separate entrance exams for admission to management courses only to those students who do not have a valid MAT/ CAT/ CMAT score. For admissions in Panjab University’s Institute of Advanced Management Sciences accept PU MET score for MBA courses. The list of entrance exams applicable for MBA admissions in Punjab is listed below.

MBA Entrance Exams 2020-21 in India - Check Schedule Here

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Punjab

Basic Requirements: For MBA admissions 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 the admission in 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 score.

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 2021 Important Dates

The PU MET 2021 important dates have not been released yet. Check out the tentative schedule of PU MET 2021 here.



PU MET 2021 online application submission commencement date

To be Announced

PU MET 2021 online registration closing date

To be Announced

Last date to deposit PU MET Challan

To be Announced

Last date to deposit PU MET fee through online mode

To be Announced

Last date for uploading photograph, signature

To be Announced

Corrections in PU MET 2021 application form

To be Announced

Submission of printout of PU MET 2021 application form

To be Announced

Last date to download PU MET 2021 admit card

To be Announced

PU MET 2021 entrance exam date

To be Announced

PU MET 2021 results announcement date

To be Announced

Note: PU MET 2021 exam will take place only in Chandigarh.

Important Dates of other exams for MBA Admissions in Punjab

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

MAT 2020 Important DatesCMAT 2021 Important Dates
CAT 2020 Important DatesXAT 2021 Important Dates

Punjab MBA Selection Process

PU MET 2021 Selection Process: PU MET 2021 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 2021 will be announced only after 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 CAT score, GD and PI.

Also Read: MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2021: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

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 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

Also Read:Documents Required for MBA Admissions: Application Form, Scanned Images

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

Also Read: MBA Admissions in Andhra Pradesh: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

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