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List of MBA Entrance Exams in India 2021-22 - Schedule, Application, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Participating Colleges

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: December 02, 2021

The schedule of popular MBA entrance exams will help you keep track of all the important dates. MBA entrance examinations are usually conducted between September and February every year. Check the list of MBA entrance exams in India 2021.

MBA Entrance Exams Schedule

PGDM and MBA are the two programmes that 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. There are 8 main national-level MBA entrance exams in India. These are CAT, CMAT, MAT, GMAT, NMAT, XAT, SNAP and ATMA. Many state-level exams are also conducted such as MAH MBA CET, KMAT, AP ICET, TS ICET etc. by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana respectively.

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 2021 Percentile Predictor, XAT 2021 Percentile Predictor, etc.

Also Read: Scope of Pursuing an MBA after Engineering

List of MBA Entrance Examinations 2021 - 22

CollegeDekho brings you the list of MBA entrance examinations that will be conducted from 2020 to 2021.

Name of the Exam

Conducting Body

Exam Date

Application Open

Application Close



Indian Institute of Management

November 28, 2021

August 4, 2021

September 22, 2021

2nd week of January 2022


Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)

November 28, 2021

July 6, 2021

November 24, 2021

December 6, 2021


Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

October 14 - December 27, 2021

August 3, 2021

November 15, 2021

3rd Week of February 2021

IIFT Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

December 5, 2021

September 2, 2021

October 25, 2021

Last week of December 2021

MAT December 2021

All India Management Association (AIMA)

PBT: December 5, 2021

CBT Phase 1: November 21, 2021

CBT Phase 2: December 19, 2021

IBT: November 27 - December 18, 2021

Ongoing for CBT Phase 2 and IBT

PBT: December 2, 2021

CBT Phase 1: November 14, 2021

CBT Phase 2: December 12, 2021

IBT: November 24 - December 15, 2021


CMAT 2022

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

January 2022

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022


Xavier School of Management

January 2, 2022

August 10, 2021

December 10, 2021

3rd week of January 2022


Symbiosis International University (SIU)

December 19, 2021

January 8, 2022

January 16, 2022

August 31, 2021

November 30, 2021

February 1, 2022

ATMA July 2021

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

July 26, 2021

June 1, 2021

July 18, 2021

July 30, 2021

ATMA September 2021

September 7, 2021
(2 pm to 5 pm)
August 15, 2021September 5, 2021September 15, 2021


Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

MICAT I: December 4, 2021

MICAT II: January 29, 2022

MICAT I: October 2021

MICAT II: November 23, 2021

MICAT I: November 20, 2021

MICAT II: January 16, 2022

MICAT I: December 21, 2021

MICAT II: February 18, 2022


ICFAI Business School

December 25 & 26, 2021

July 1, 2021

December 16, 2021

1st week of January 2022



May 25 - 27, 2021

December 10, 2020

May 22, 2021

May 29, 2021


June 17 - 19, 2021

May 23, 2021

June 11, 2021

June 21, 2021


July 17 & 18, 2021





August 17 - 19, 2021OpenTBATBA


Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra

September 16, 17 & 18, 2021

June 22, 2021

July 19, 2021

October 29, 2021


State Council for Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh

September 17 & 18, 2021

July 15, 2021

August 14, 2021

September 30, 2021


State Council for Higher Education, Telangana

August 19 and 20, 2021

April 7, 2021

August 16, 2021

September 17, 2021


Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board

September 5, 2021

April 14, 2021

July 30, 2021

September 28, 2021


Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)

February 18 - 28, 2022

November 10, 2021

January 15, 2022

March 2022


Tata Institute of Social Sciences

February 2022

3rd week of November 2021

January 2022



Anna University (Tamil Nadu)

February 2022

1st week of January 2022

Last week of January 2022

3rd week of March 2022

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

*MAT is conducted four times a year - in September, December, February and May.

**ATMA is usually conducted 4 times every year. However, in 2017 and 2018, it was conducted five times.

Application Form for MBA Entrance Exams 2021

The following links can be checked for details about how to fill the application form for MBA entrance exams in India 2021.

CAT 2021 Application Form

KMAT 2021 Application Form

NMAT 2021 Application Form

IIFT 2021 Application Form

MAT 2021 Application Form

CMAT 2021 Application Form

XAT 2022 Application Form

SNAP 2021 Application Form

ATMA 2021 Application Form

MICAT 2021 Application Form

IBSAT 2021 Application Form

KIITEE MBA 2021 Application Form

MAH MBA/ MMS 2021 Application Form

AP ICET 2021 Application Form

TS ICET 2021 Application Form

OJEE MBA 2021 Application Form

IRMA SAT 2021 Application Form

TISSNET 2021 Application Form

TANCET 2021 Application Form


Exam Pattern for MBA Entrance Exams 2021

The following links can be checked for details about how to fill the application form for MBA entrance exams in India 2021.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

KMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

NMAT by GMAC 2021 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

XAT 2022 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern

ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern

IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

KIITEE MBA 2021 Exam Pattern

MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 Exam Pattern

AP ICET 2021 Exam Pattern

TS ICET 2021 Exam Pattern

OJEE MBA 2021 Exam Pattern

IRMASAT 2021 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern


Syllabus for MBA Entrance Exams 2021

The following links can be checked for details about how to fill the application form for MBA entrance exams in India 2021.

CAT 2021 Syllabus

KMAT 2021 Syllabus

NMAT by GMAC 2021 Syllabus

IIFT 2021 Syllabus

MAT 2021 Syllabus

CMAT 2021 Syllabus

XAT 2022 Syllabus

SNAP 2021 Syllabus

ATMA 2021 Syllabus

MICAT 2021 Syllabus

IBSAT 2021 Syllabus

KIITEE MBA 2021 Syllabus

MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 Syllabus

APICET 2021 Syllabus

TSICET 2021 Syllabus

OJEE MBA 2021 Syllabus

IRMA SAT 2021 Syllabus

TISSNET 2021 Syllabus

TANCET 2021 Syllabus


Participating Colleges of 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.

Participating Colleges of Top 5 National MBA Entrance Exams


Top Participating Colleges

Common Admission Test (CAT)

All IIMs, MDI Gurgaon, IIFM Bhopal, TAPMI Manipal, IMI Delhi etc.


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.

Participating Colleges of Top 5 State Level MBA Entrance Exams


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


Conducting Institute

IIFT MBA Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade


KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar


MICA Ahmedabad


Symbiosis Institutes including SIBM, SIMS, SCIT etc. Full list and cut-off.


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. You can also fill our common application form or call on our toll-free number for free student counselling.

We wish you all the best for your future!

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