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Pen & Paper | Institute Level Exam
Application Fee - General / SC / ST - Rs.1500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Dec 04, 2016
Admit Card Date
Jan 06, 2017
Test Date
Jan 22, 2017
Result Date
Feb 02, 2017

How to Prepare for MONIRBA MBA 2017

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart from question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on CAT quant syllabus. Here are some core topics that you can expect:

Candidates can safely ignore Trigonometry & Statistics. This topic has a maximum of one to two questions, which are generally easy. Questions related to Data Sufficiency has not been observed so far.

Logical reasoning is comparatively easier than Quant and Data Interpretation in the exam. We can expect a similar pattern in the exam 2016. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections because all the exams have the similar syllabus.

While revising GENERAL AWARENESS, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on static topics.

Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of the exam get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed the exam. Some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. 

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tidbits). 
In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK.

Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.

Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

Who is who

What is what

Science scan

Human body


Landmarks of history

The Universe

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade-related information.

Finally, practicing past years' question papers, as well as Mock Tests of various papers, are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides an opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.

MONIRBA MBA 2017 Important Instructions

  • The Form shall not be accessible at the Website after the last date of accessibility given in the Schedule.
  • Before proceeding to fill and submit the Online Application / Registration Form for MBA Admission Test , the candidate is strongly advised to carry out the following tasks for his/her own convenience:
  • Take a Print-out of this Bulletin (Information and Guidelines) and read it carefully.
  • Read thoroughly the Instructions for the filling and submission of the Online Form. Review and ensure the correctness of the details of his/her academic record at the High School and Intermediate (or equivalent) and the Graduation, for purposes of making required entries in the Online Form. Year of Graduation must be filled with EXTREME care.
  • This will be the BASIS of Deduction of marks obtained in the WRITTEN and ORAL Tests. Get his/her latest Passport-size Colour Photograph AND the signature (with Black ink on white background) scanned by Computer, so that the scanned Photograph with his/her signature can be submitted with the Online Form.
  • If the candidate does not already have an e-mail address (e-mail ID), he/she should create for himself/herself a valid e-mail ID, in order that the MBA Admission Test  Committee may send him/her significant instructions or information (as per need) by email. The candidate has to separately remit the prescribed Test Fees, for Rs. 1500/- (One thousand five hundred) in case of GEN and OBC candidate and Rs. 750/- (Rupees Seven hundred fifty) in case of SC and ST candidates by CHALLAN downloaded from university Offical website:  at nearest HDFC bank or by online submission.
  • It should be noted that the Test Fees shall not be refunded or carried over in case the application of the candidate is rejected, or his/her candidature is rendered INVALID or cancelled at any stage, or he/she does not appear wholly or partially for MBA Admission Test.


1) What is MONIRBA MBA Examination? It is conducted by whom?

Entrance Exam is conducted by the Allahabad University for admissions to two year MBA program in General and Rural Development in Motilal Nehru Institute of Research and Business Administration (MONIRBA). Allahabad University ,Master of Business Administration (MBA) Entrance Exam acronym as AU MBA .The admission to the MBA course shall be based on Admission test Comprising of Written and Oral tests.

2) I had claimed rural weight age, but don’t posses Rural weight -age certificate. What to do now?

In case you don’t have rural weight age certificate or your rural weight age certificate is not in proper format, then get your certificate from the competent authority in prescribed format. Apply for special verification if you think you won’t get certificate by the time slot allotted to you. If you unable to present rural weight age certificate during document verification process then your documents will be verified as per your Rank without Rural weight age.

3) How can I register for MONIRBA MBA examination?

Candidates need to get the application form online to register themselves for MONIRBA MBA. Applicants must check the MONIRBA MBA Important Dates.Aspirants can register for the test till December 25, 2016 (without late fee). The form will be generated online only after MONIRBA MBA Login ID and Password will be allotted to the candidate. While registering for the test, candidates are required to pay an application fee. Apply online at the Offical website.

4) What is the minimum marks should I get both in the 12th board examination and in entrance exam to avail a seat in MONIRBA (MBA)?

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 50% marks in Senior secondary exam. He/she should have a required rank in the entrance test.

5) I have secured an eligible rank in the MONIRBA (MBA) entrance examination. My aggregate percentage is 49% in qualifying examination. Can I attend counselling?

No. For admission to MBA, the eligibility is "minimum aggregate of 50% in the qualifying examination".

6) What are the various Eligibility Norms of the MONIRBA (MBA) Program?

  • The minimum qualification for admission to the MBA programme shall be graduation from a recognized Institution (Degree Course of at least three years duration with separate annual/semester examination system) from any stream.
  • Students appearing in the final year examination of the undergraduate class shall also be permitted to apply, subject to the condition that they furnish their final graduation pass result not later than the specified date.

7) What is the fee to be paid for the form?

MONIRBA MBA Registration Fee – INR /-1500/-

8) Which modes the payment can be done?

  • The candidate has to separately remit the prescribed Test Fees, for Rs. 1500/- (One thousand five hundred) only, by a Demand Draft (Bank Draft) of any national bank, drawn in favour of "Head, Motilal Nehru Institute of Research and Business Administration”, payable at Allahabad .
  • The candidate should cross the Demand Draft, and write his / her full Name, Father's Name and Application lD generated upon successful submission of the Online Registration Form, on the reverse (back) lower left-hand corner of the Demand Draft.
  • The candidate should also get Photo-copies (Xerox) made of the two sides of the Demand Draft, and keep them secure for his / her own reference and record.

9) When will the results be announced?

After 10 working days of the test.

10) I don’t have rank card, but I remember my Roll no & Rank. What should I do now?  

Download your rank card from the official web page . In the case of any difficulty Contact DV & CC Center In- charge. 

11) Am I guaranteed a seat in a college with the MONIRBA MBA Admission Test score?

NO. MONIRBA MBA Admission Test is only one of the requirements in the admission process into a course. Student’s will have to adhere to all the prerequisite of the admission.

12) Is it necessary to carry original mark sheet of Qualifying examination or marks will be verified from photocopy of mark-sheet?   

No. It’s necessary to carry original mark sheet of qualifying examination. Marks will be verified from the original mark sheet only. You must produce original mark sheet at the time document verification.

13) Where will the exam centres be formed for the exam?

a)The written test shall be held at Allahabad, Bhopal, Delhi and Kolkata. The candidate shall have the option to appear from any one of the specified centres.
b)In case the number of applicants opting for a centre is less than 25, the Institute hall have the right to cancel that centre and direct the candidates to appear from any other centre in order of preference registered by them in their application forms or as decided by the Institute.
c)The Oral tests (Group Leadership/Personal Interview) for the short-listed candidates shall be conducted only at Allahabad.
d)The Candidates shall have to make their own arrangements for travel and stay for appearing in the written and oral tests and shall not be entitled to any TA/DA.

14) How will I get the admit card (hall ticket)? .

Candidates can download the ADMIT CARD from the MONIRBA MBA Admission Test Portal around one week prior to date of conduct of test providing the unique registration ID allotted to them at the time of online submission of application form.

15) Can I change my test centre?

No ,you cannot change the test centre.

16) I do not have Main category (OBC/ SC/ ST) certificate and/ or Sub- category (AF/ FF/ HC) certificate. What should I do?

Get your certificate from the competent authority in prescribed format.

17) I have my own Domicile certificate instead of my parents certificate. Can I submit it?  

Domicile certificate of your father or mother will be required only . Your domicile certificate will not be accepted in place of your Parent domicile certificate.

18)  Is it possible to appear in counseling without qualifying MONIRBA MBA Admission Test ?

No. Only eligible candidates will be allowed to appear for the further processes .

19) Is MONIRBA MBA Admission Test result based on ranking or percentile?

The result is based on ranking.

20) What is maximum Age Eligibility Criteria ?

There is no Upper or Lower age limit.

21) What will be the medium of Online examination?

Medium of examination is English.

22) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the following details: Name of the candidate Test date Test City & Centre address User ID / Registration Number PWD/DA status.

23) I’ve lost my admit card. What should I do now ? 

You won’t be allowed to proceed for the process of document verification without admit card, so download your duplicate admit card from the official web page If you find any difficulty then contact Document Verification (DV) Center & Choice Locking Center (CC) Center In-charge.

24) If I miss the test on the scheduled date, will I be eligible for a refund?

No, you are not allowed.

25) Will there be any negative marking?

  • There shall be negative marking for wrong answers.
  • 3 (THREE) marks will be awarded for every right answer .
  • 1 (ONE) mark would be deducted for every wrong answer.

26) I am a General class candidate and got less than 40% (in the range of 30-40%) in my graduation and 45% (in the range of 40-50%) in post-graduation. Am I eligible for MONIRBA (MBA) entrance exams?

No,you are not allowed.

27)  I do not have Affidavit for Gap period. What should I do?

The Affidavit for Gap period can be arranged from a local NOTARY. If you find any difficulty in making it, Contact DV&CC Center In-charge.

28) Will the results be available online?

Yes, on official website of MONIRBA.

29) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print from January 14, 2017 (onwards). You will have to log onto the MONIRBA MBA website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission.

30) What is the mode of conduction of MONIRBA (MBA) Exam?

Offline or Pen & Paper

31) Am I allowed to carry a calculator or mobile into the test venue?

No ,you are not allowed to carry a calculator or mobile into the test venue.

32) How long is the score card valid?

The score is valid for one year only

33) What happens if I do not receive the score card before the admission process in colleges?

The candidate can either show the photocopy of the application form or admit card to the college authorities to block the seat and produce the score card later.

34) Is it possible to lock seat choices as per my Merit/ Rank? 

Yes. You will get an opportunity to lock any seat as per your merit/rank during seat choice locking process.

35) Am I guaranteed a seat in a college with the MONIRBA MBA Admission Test score?

NO. MONIRBA MBA Admission Test is only one of the requirements in the admission process into a course. Student’s will have to adhere to all the prerequisite of the admission.

36) What is the fee structure for the programs at MONIRBA MBA ?

A professional fee of Rs.19,000/- per annum, to be paid by crossed Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Director, Motilal Nehru Institute of Research and Business Administration, payable at Allahabad.
University dues in cash as follows:
1.Rs. 1,010/- per annum for Graduates from Allahabad University.
2.Rs. 1,110/- per annum for Graduates from other Universities.
3.Rs. 80/- per annum for SC/ST Graduates from Allahabad University
4.Rs. 180/- per annum for SC/ST Graduates from other Universities.
One time YEC membership fee of Rs. 30,000/- (including refundable security deposit of Rs. 5,000/-) by crossed Demand Draft in favour of The Treasurer, Young Executives Club, payable at Allahabad. The YEC membership Fee is likely to be revised.

37) What will happen if I do not have proper Income certificate of parents?   

If you submit income certificate of your parents then you will be eligible for Tuition Fee Waiver Seats also. You will not be eligible or considered for tuition waiver seats at the time of seat choice locking if you won’t be allowed to provide income certificate during document verification process. Get income certificate of your parents and in case you think that you would not get get the certificate even by Special Verification time, participate in Verification today.