MBA Entrance Exams 2019-20 in India - Check Schedule here

Published: | November 12, 2019
MBA Entrance Exams 2019-20 in India - Check Schedule here

The schedule of popular MBA entrance exams will help you keep track of all the important dates. MBA entrance examinations are conducted between September and February every year.

PGDM and MBA are the two programmes which are considered the most promising management degrees offered by various B-Schools across the country. The admission to top MBA colleges in India is based on the candidate's score in an MBA entrance exam that is conducted by different bodies. The MBA entrance examinations are conducted at an institutional level such as MICAT, IIFT, etc. or at a national or regional level such as CMAT, XAT, CAT, etc.

Usually, the MBA entrance exam season begins in September or October every year and continues until March of the following year. Popular national level management exams take place in the months of November, December, and January. So, if you are aspiring to appear for these exams this year, the below-detailed schedule of MBA entrance examinations will be very helpful for you! You can also estimate your score in the MBA entrance exams by using tools such as the CAT 2019 Percentile Predictor, XAT 2019 Percentile Predictor, etc.

Also Read: Scope of Pursuing an MBA after Engineering

List of MBA Entrance Examinations 2019–20:

CollegeDekho brings you the list of MBA entrance examinations that will be conducted during 2019-20.

Name of the Exam

Conducting Body

Exam Date

Application Begin Date

Application End Date

Result Date


Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (only CAT 2019)

November 24, 2019

August 5, 2019

September 24, 2019

January 7, 2020


Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

August 4, 2019

May 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

August 15, 2019


Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

October 04 to December 17, 2019

July 02, 2019

October 03, 2019

3rd Week of January 2020

IIFT Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

December 1, 2019

September 9, 2019

October 25, 2019

December 11, 2019

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)**

All India Management Association (AIMA)

September 14, 2019 (CBT) and September 21, 2019 (PBT)

June 7, 2019

September 8, 2019 (CBT) and September 16, 2019 (PBT)

September 24, 2019


All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

January 24, 2020

November 1, 2019

November 30, 2019

February 3, 2020

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

Xavier School of Management

January 5, 2020 (9.30 AM to 12.30 AM)

August 23, 2019

Fourth week of November 2019

The first week of January 2020

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Symbiosis International University (SIU)

December 15, 2019

August 16, 2019

November 23, 2019

January 10, 2020


Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMA)

Fourth week of February

Third week of January

Third week of February

The first week of March


Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

December 8, 2019

August 23, 2019

November 20, 2019

18th December 2019


ICFAI Business School

December 21 & December 22, 2019

July 1, 2019

December 12, 2019

January 5, 2020


KIIT University

Third to Fourth Week of April 2020

3rd Week November 2019

Last Week of March 2019

Last Week of April 2020


Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra

2nd week of March 2020

3rd week of January 2020

3rd week of February 2020

3rd week of March 2020

Andhra Pradesh ICET (AP ICET)

State Council for Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh

Fourth Week of April 2020

Last Week of February 2020

Last Week of March 2020

First Week of May 2020

Telangana ICET (TS ICET)

State Council for Higher Education, Telangana

Last week of May 2020

First Week of March 2020

Last Week of March 2020

Third Week of June 2020


Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board

Second Week of May 2020

First Week of February 2020

Third Week of March 2020

First Week of June 2020


Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)

First Week of February 2020

Second Week of October 2019

Third Week of January 2020

Third Week of March 2020


Tata Institute of Social Sciences

January 12, 2020

Last Week of October 2019

Second Week of December 2019

Last week of January 2020


Anna University (Tamil Nadu)

Second Week of May 2020

First Week of April 2020

Last Week of April 2020

First Week of June 2020

Also Read: CAT 2019 Important Dates: Registration, Admit Card, Entrance exam

*KMAT 2019 Results have been declared on August 21 2019! Check details here.

**MAT is conducted four times in a year - in the months of September, December, February and May. CMAT is conducted twice a year - January and May.

Top MBA Entrance Exams in India

All MBA entrance exams are not the same. Some help you get admission into colleges at the national level, some at the state level and some are conducted for MBA admissions by select institutes. Depending on the level of difficulty and competition you are willing to face, you can go for any of the three options. However, the number of colleges that you can take admission into based upon the exam results decreases as you move towards the latter.

Also Read: MBA Courses offered by IITs

Read on to find out more about the national level MBA exams, state of regional level MBA exams and institute level MBA exams that are accepted for MBA admissions in India.

Top 5 National MBA Entrance Exams

Exam Top Participating Colleges
Common Admission Test (CAT) All IIMs, MDI Gurgaon, IIFM Bhopal, TAPMI Manipal, IMI Delhi etc.
NMAT by GMAC NMIMS, Amity University, ICFAI Business School and others.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) XBS, XIME, XIMR, Loyola IBA, GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, BIMTECH etc.
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) ISBS Pune, DBS Dehradun, GLIM Chennai, JIM Noida, IISWBM etc.
Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) ISB, GLIM Gurgaon, XLRI Jamshedpur, FMS Delhi, NISM Mumbai etc.

Top 5 State Level MBA Entrance Exams

Exam Top Participating Colleges
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Anna University, PSGIM, TSM Madurai, Sona SOM Salem, SRM University Chennai etc.
Karnataka PGCET PES University, PIMS Bangalore, SJES, KJC Bangalore etc.
Maharashtra CET (MHT-CET) JBIMS Mumbai, K J Somaiya, BIMM Pune, ITM Business School etc.
Orissa Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE) KSOM, Astha School of Management, GITA Bhubaneswar, IPSAR Cuttack etc.
Andhra Pradesh ICET (AP ICET) Andhra University, IFMR, Rayalaseema University, GITAM Insitute of Management etc.

Also Read: Best MBA Colleges in South India

Top 5 Institute Level MBA Entrance Exams

Exam Conducting Institute
IIFT MBA Entrance Exam Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
KIITEE KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar
MICAT MICA Ahmedabad
SNAP Symbiosis Institutes including SIBM, SIMS, SCIT etc. Full list and cut-off.
TISSNET Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Once you have decided which MBA college in India you wish to join, you can check the MBA entrance exams it accepts for admission. Most colleges accept scorecards of multiple examinations. If you are confused about which exam you should take, you may find it helpful to go through this detailed comparison of top MBA entrance exams in India. We wish you all the best for your future!

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