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Schedule of Upcoming MBA Entrance Exams in India

Published: | November 25, 2018
Schedule of Upcoming MBA Entrance Exams in India

The schedule of popular MBA entrance exams will help you keep a 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 2018 Percentile Predictor, XAT 2019 Percentile Predictor etc.

Also Read: CAT 2018 Detailed Exam Analysis

List of MBA Entrance Examinations 2018–19:

CollegeDekho brings you the list of MBA entrance examinations that will be conducted during 2018-19.

Name of the Exam

Conducting Body

Exam Date

Application Begin Date

Application End Date

Result Date


Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (only CAT 2018)

November 25, 2018

August 8, 2018

September 19, 2018

January 2019


Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

June 2019

First Week of May 2019

Third Week of May 2019

July 2019


Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

October 04 to December 17, 2018

July 03, 2018

October 03, 2018

January 2018 (Second Week)

IIFT Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

December 2, 2018

July 15, 2018

September 5, 2018

January 5, 2019

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)**

All India Management Association (AIMA)

9th December 2018 (offline) and 15th December 2018 (online)

2nd week of October 2018

30th November 2018 (offline exam) and December 07, 2018 (online exam)

December 24, 2018


All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

January 27, 2019, and May 12 to May 26, 2019

October 22, 2018 (for January Exam)

December 2018 (for January exam)

February 2019 (for January exam)

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

Xavier School of Management

6th January 2019

20th August 2018

30th November 2018

Last week of January 2019

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Symbiosis International University (SIU)

December 16, 2018

28th August 2018

26th November 2018

2nd Week of January 2019


Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMA)

4th week of February

3rd week of January

3rd week of February

1st week of March


Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

2nd December 2018

23rd August 2018

20th November 2018

18th December 2018


ICFAI Business School

December 22 & December 23, 2018

July 1, 2018

December 12, 2018

First week of January 2019


KIIT University

Last week of January 2019

September/ October 2018

January 24, 2019

First week of February 2019


Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra

2nd week of March 2019

3rd week of January 2019

2nd week of February 2019

2nd week of March 2019

Andhra Pradesh ICET (AP ICET)

State Council for Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh

May 2019

March 2019

May 2019

May 2019

Telangana ICET (TS ICET)

State Council for Higher Education, Telangana

May 2019

March 2019

May 2019

May 2019


Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board

May 2019 (Second week)

January 2019 (Last week)

March 2019 (Last week)

May 2019 (Last week)


Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)

February 2019

October 2018

January 2019

March 2019


Tata Institute of Social Sciences

19th January 2019

22nd October 2018

10th December 2018

Last week of January 2019


Anna University (Tamil Nadu)

March 2019

January 2019

February 2019

April 2019

Also Read: AP ICET MBA Exam 2019 – Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, Cut-Off

**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.

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