ATMA 2020: Registration, Exam Date, Application Form

ATMA 2020 May exam date is postponed in view of COVID-19 pandemic. New date for ATMA online exam 2020 is June 20, 2020. Last date to apply is June 13, 2020. Exam result date is June 25, 2020. Earlier the ATMA exam date was May 24, 2020.

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is one of the popular National level MBA entrance exams in India. Exam score will be accepted for admission by 200+ MBA/PGDM colleges in India for the 2020-22 batch.

ATMA 2020 Exam Test

 

ATMA 2020 Exam: Revised Important Dates


In view of the Corona Virus pandemic The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) has postponed the ATMA May exam dates and has extended the last date to apply and the date of ATMA result declaration as under:

Activity Start Date (Revised) Last Date (Revised)
ATMA Registration February 12, 2020 June 13, 2020
Making payment of ATMA Registration Fee February 12, 2020 June 12, 2020
ATMA Registration Fee Rs.1298/ (Inclusive of GST)
Taking Reprint of ATMA Filled-in Application Form February 12, 2020 June 17, 2020
Admit Card Download June 17, 2020 June 20, 2020
ATMA Online Exam Date June 20, 2020 2 PM to 5 PM
Reporting Time at ATMA Test Centre 1 PM Test time: 2 PM to 5 PM
Result Date June 25, 2020 --

ATMA is a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to Post-Graduate Management Programs like MBA, PGDM, MCA, MMS and other management post graduate courses. It is an online objective type nationally accepted entrance test. This test is recognized by AICTE and Ministry of HRD, Government of India and is conducted across all the states in India.

 

ATMA: A Simple and Easy MBA Entrance Test


To appear in ATMA Exam, you do not require any specific prior knowledge of business or other subject areas. The Test is designed to assess the aptitude of the students for Higher Management Education and primarily consists of sections on verbal, quantitative and analytical reasoning skills.

 

ATMA is Conducted by AIMS


The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conduct ATMA exam. The test is conducted three to four times in a year in the months of February, May (this year postponed to June 20) and July.

 

ATMA is a Computer Based Test


ATMA is conducted in computer based format in single sitting on a particular date of the month. Candidates have to appear in ATMA Exam on a single day in a single session.

 

3 Hours Exam

ATMA test paper has a time duration of 3 hours. It has 180 objective type questions in MCQs form and the Question difficulty level is easy to moderate. The test paper is divided in 6 sections with 30 questions in each section. Merit Score in ATMA is calculated on the basis of all the 6 sections.

ATMA is an easier exam as compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others. Score will be valid for MBA admission 2020 in more than 200 MBA colleges in India. ATMA exam application can be submitted online only.

 

 

ATMA Exam: Highlights


ATMA is a moderate difficulty level national level MBA entrance exam. Some of the key highlights of ATMA exam are:

ATMA Exam Conducting Body Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
ATMA Exam Full Form AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
Total ATMA Exams in a Year Held in February, May (Postponed to June 2020), July/August
Number of MBA colleges under ATMA  Exam 200+
Exam Date June 20, 2020
Mode of exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
ATMA Exam Registration Fee Rs.1298/- including GST
ATMA Exam Fee Concessions 50% Fee Concession for NE States’ candidates; 25% for female candidates
ATMA Score Validity for MBA Admission One academic session
Total Questions in ATMA Exam 180
Sectional Division 6 Sections with 30 Questions in Each Section
ATMA Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Required ATMA exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges 90+
Importance of Taking exam Offers MBA admission opportunity in 2020
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
ATMA exam application process Online

 

ATMA exam score will be accepted by 200 MBA colleges in India for MBA admission. Besides, all the Maharashtra MBA colleges will accept ATMA exam score for All India category candidates. Each of the 3-4 ATMA exams offers an opportunity to improve your exam score and enhance the MBA admission chances in one of the 200 selected MBA colleges in India.

 

ATMA Exam Schedule in 2020


ATMA Test scores are accepted by the MBA colleges across the country. Test is for the students who want to pursue MBA at Post Graduation level from Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided MBA colleges in India. For MBA admission 2020, ATMA May exam (Postponed to June 20, 2020) is the last MBA entrance test. After this, ATMA exam will be held in July which will be accepted for MBA admission 2021.

ATMA Exam Month Exam Date Registration Dates
ATMA February 2020 (Over) February 9, 2020

(Exam over Result out)

Nov 15, 2019 to Feb 3, 2020 (Closed)
ATMA May 2020 (Postponed) June 20, 2020 February 12 to June 13, 2020
ATMA July 2020 Yet to be Decided by AIMS Yet to Open

AIMS released the May ATMA 2020 Notification with all the important dates and exam schedule. You need to login to ATMA Exam website to register and apply for ATMA exam. Once you have successfully paid the ATMA Registration Fees and have received confirmation email, you will receive your ATMA exam Admit Card. The ATMA Admit Card will have to be downloaded from ATMA exam website by entering your PID and password.

 

 

Exam 2020: Test Paper Pattern


2020 Test paper pattern is as given below:

ATMA Test paper Component Question Paper Highlights
Total Questions in ATMA Question paper 180
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the ATMA Exam 3 hours
Question Format All MCQs
Answer Options for each MCQ     4
ATMA Scoring pattern for Each Correct Answer     1
ATMA Exam Negative Marking Pattern 0.25 mark for each wrong answer
Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Number of Sections    6
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions Analytical Reasoning Skills-1: 30
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions Verbal Skills-1: 30
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions Quantitative Skills-1: 30
 Section-4: Name and Number of Questions Verbal Skills-2: 30
 Section-5: Name and Number of Questions Analytical Reasoning Skills-2: 30
Section-6: Name and Number of Questions Quantitative Skills-2: 30
Facility to Choose Order of Sections & Questions No, should follow pre defined order
Individual Sectional Time Limit Yes, 30 Minutes for each Section
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score PUMBA, Dy Patil, Welingkar, Christ University, NDIM, DSIMS, IPE, IESMCRC, FIIB among 100 MBA colleges

 

ATMA Exam: Salient Features


Let’s look at some of the salient features of ATMA Test:

Gateway to 100 MBA Colleges:  Exam score will be accepted by many colleges for MBA admission 2020. There are around 200 MBA colleges located across India in Delhi/NCR, Jaipur, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and other prominent cities who will accept ATMA exam score.

Some of the Top MBA colleges accepting ATMA test score are IFIM Bangalore, PUMBA Pune, Dy Patil Pune, DSIMS Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, Christ University, IPE Hyderabad, FIIB New Delhi, NDIM New Delhi among others. Read More for Top MBA colleges Accepting ATMA

Exam with More Attempts in a Year: There are 3 to 4 ATMA exams conducted for MBA admission 2020 in the months of February 2020, May 2020, and July 2020. Each subsequent ATMA exam offers an opportunity to improve your score.

Exam with Moderate Difficulty: ATMA exams have a moderate difficulty level as per the past trends. ATMA test consists of 180 questions divided in 6 sections to be solved in 3 hours.

Leads to University MBA/MMS and PGDM admission: Test takers have the opportunity to pursue MBA from Government and Private Universities; MMS from the MBA colleges in Mumbai, Pune and other cities of Maharashtra; updated PGDM programmes from well known private PGDM colleges in India.

ATMA, Similar to MAT, CMAT and other exams: ATMA exam is online computer-based test on the pattern of CMAT, MAT and other MBA entrance exams giving the opportunity to synchronise your ATMA exam preparation with other exams without much additional efforts.

Single day, Single session exam: Each of the Exams will be a single day, single session exam of three hours duration which does not require equating the scores as per the difficulty level across different sessions and the merit list is prepared straight forward like CMAT, XAT and SNAP.

 

 

Exam dates and schedule of ATMA 2020


Registration – Online: 12-02-2020 10:00 AM to 13-06-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 17-06-2020 10:00 AM to 20-06-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00 (Confirm)

Result: 25-06-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

 

ATMA May Exam Eligibility Criteria

2020 Exam is graduation in any stream. ATMA eligibility for MBA admission in a management institute depends upon the Eligibility Criteria as prescribed by the MBA college you are applying to. Last date to apply for May exam is May 18, 2020. ATMA May 2020 exam date is May 24, 2020.

 

Difference between ATMA Exam Eligibility and MBA College Eligibility

ATMA is a national level MBA entrance test leading to admission in more than 100 MBA colleges in India. So, before knowing the May Exam Eligibility, please check the eligibility criteria of the MBA colleges accepting May exam score to which you wish to apply.

AIMS have advised the ATMA test takers to check the eligibility criteria of the institutes and verify independently about the AICTE/UGC/AIU recognition of the programmes of the Institutes.

ATMA May 2020 Exam date is May 24, 2020. It will be a computer based test. The guidelines issued by AIMS in regard to May ATMA 2020 and Eligibility Criteria to appear in the May exam are not much different from other exams:

Indian Citizen: An ATMA exam applicant should be an Indian Citizen to be eligible to apply for May exam to be conducted on May 24, 2020 as computer based test for MBA admission

Recognized Bachelor’s Degree: Determining the ATMA exam eligibility, AIMS have clarified that the candidate should possess a recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification under 10+2+3 scheme in any stream.

Minimum 50% Marks: ATMA 2020 May exam eligibility prescribes that a graduate from any recognized / statutory University with a minimum of 50% marks can apply and appear in ATMA Exam 2020.

Final Year Students can Apply: As per the ATMA exam eligibility 2020, those who are in their final year of graduation, are also eligible to apply and appear in the ATMA May 2020 exam.

No Age Bar and No Work Experience Required: May Exam Eligibility criteria do not prescribe any Age Bar or any mandatory work experience to apply for ATMA 2020 exam.

 

 

Exam Registration


ATMA 2020 Exam Registration for May exam has opened on February 12, 2020. The last date to apply for ATMA exam is May 18, 2020. Exam date is May 24, 2020.

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducts all the ATMA exams. ATMA is a popular MBA entrance exam leading to admission in 200 MBA colleges in India for their MBA/MMS/PGDM Programmes.

ATMA 2020 Registration Fee is Rs.1298/- including GST. ATMA exam duration is three hours from 2 PM to 5PM. The ATMA Exam Fee includes the ATMA May 2020 exam registration fee and ATMA Exam Application Form fee.

 

Concession in ATMA Registration Fee

  • AIMS has allowed following Fee Concessions in the ATMA 2020 Exam Registration Fee:
  • 50% Fee Concession is allowed for the Students from North East States
  • 25% Fee Concession is allowed for the Female Candidates
  • ATMA May 2020 Exam Registration and ATMA Application Form can be completed simultaneously or in stages depending upon the availability of time and the information gathered by you.
  • You have to complete the ATMA exam application process online.
  • ATMA exam Registration and ATMA application form can be completed only after making payment of ATMA exam fee.

 

ATMA 2020 Exam Registration Dates


The May ATMA Exam 2020 registration dates are also the ATMA application process start and last dates. AIMS have announced the ATMA 2020 May Exam Registration and application dates. Alongwith the ATMA Registration and Fee Payment dates, all the important dates to complete the ATMA 2020 exam registration and ATMA application form are also announced by AIMS. The key dates for ATMA 2020 exam registration are:

ATMA Exam 2020 Registration Activity Important Dates
ATMA 2020 Registration Starts February 12, 2020
Last Date to Pay ATMA 2020 Registration Fee May 17, 2020
Last Date to apply for ATMA exam 2020 May 18, 2020
Last Date to reprint filled in Application Form May  19, 2020
ATMA 2020 Registration Fee Rs.1298/- (Inclusive of GST)
ATMA Registration Fee Concession - 50% Off for North East Students

- 25% Off for Female Candidates

ATMA 2020 Admit Card Download dates May 21 to 24, 2020
ATMA 2020 May exam date May 24, 2020
Reporting Time at ATMA Test Centre 1 P M
ATMA 2020 Result Date May 29, 2020

 

 

ATMA 2020 May Exam Pattern


ATMA 2020 May Exam on May 24, 2020 and subsequent ATMA 2020 exam in July 2020 will consist of uniform exam pattern. ATMA is one of the six national level MBA entrance exams, leading to admission in 100 MBA colleges.

ATMA Exam pattern is similar to other leading national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT by GMAC, CMAT among others. ATMA 2020 May exam pattern is computer based online test.

 

ATMA 2020 Pattern: Key Components


The ATMA May 2020 exam pattern, as announced by AIMS is computer based. After the ATMA May 2020 exam, there will be one more ATMA exam in July 2020, pattern of which remains similar to May ATMA exam.

ATMA 2020 May exam will consist of 180 questions with a time limit of 3 hours to solve the test paper.

In the revised ATMA exam pattern, each correct answer will get 1 positive mark while a penalty of 0.25 negative mark will be applied for each wrong answer in ATMA 2020 exam.

 

ATMA Exam Pattern: Sectional composition


The key components in ATMA exam are:

Section Section name Number of  questions Time allotted in minutes
1 Analytical Reasoning Skills -1 30 30
2 Verbal Skills-1 30 30
3 Quantitative Skills-1 30 30
4 Verbal Skills -2 30 30
5 Analytical Reasoning Skills -2 30 30
6 Quantitative Skills-2 30 30
Total 180 180

 

 

ATMA 2020 May Exam Syllabus


ATMA 2020 May exam syllabus changes with the changes in type of questions asked in ATMA Exam. However, AIMS have not changed the ATMA May 2020 exam syllabus from its earlier syllabus. Accordingly, ATMA exam syllabus for ATMA May 2020 exam to be held on May 24, 2020 and all the subsequent ATMA exams is same.

ATMA is one of the six national level MBA entrance tests leading to admission in 100 MBA colleges in India. Read More about ATMA Test 2020.

The broad outline of ATMA 2020 Exam Syllabus is based on the updated trends of questions, their sectional structure in ATMA exam syllabus.

 

ATMA Syllabus: Overall Composition


The question pattern in ATMA 2020 May exam and subsequent ATMA exams syllabus is based on MCQ format. Accordingly ATMA exam syllabus 2020 is based on following components:

ATMA Exam Syllabus Components ATMA Exam 2020 Syllabus Details
Total Questions 180
Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam 3 hours
Question Format Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Answer Options for each MCQ     4
Marks Awarded for Each Correct Answer     1
Negative Marking 0.25 mark
Overall Areas covered in ATMA Exam Syllabus Questions on Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation
Number of Sections    6

 

Section Wise Required Skills to Prepare with ATMA Syllabus

There are three major sections in ATMA 2020 Exam syllabus. Each of the three sections is further divided into two parts making ATMA exam syllabus defining key topics and questions for six sections.

Sections Number of Questions Sectional Time Limit to Solve the Questions Expected skills from ATMA Test Takers
Analytical Reasoning Skills-1 30 30 minutes Must possess the analytical skills to analyze the situation and arrive at write answers. Expected to answer questions on  Critical Reasoning, Course of Action, Statement-Inference, Strong/Weak Arguments
Verbal Skills-1 30 30 minutes Must have clarity on English language usage, grammar, vocabulary. Topics covered are Grammar, Jumbled sentences, Vocabulary, RC Passages
Quantitative Skills-1 30 30 minutes With clarity on solving Mathematics & numerical problems, you are expected to face questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math
Verbal Skills-2 30 30 minutes It is no different from part-1 of Verbal Skills. You may get more questions on RC passages, vocabulary and verbal reasoning also
Analytical Reasoning Skills-2 30 30 minutes In addition to the topics in part-1, you may expect questions based on  Coding-decoding, Strengthen/Weaken arguments Statement-Conclusion, Arrangements, Syllogisms, Data sufficiency
Quantitative Skills-2 30 30 minutes Questions on Data Interpretation are also placed in this section. Geometry, Modern Math are also major components in this section.

 

 

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CAT Cut Off 2019: Cut Off IIMs & Top MBA Colleges

CAT Cut Off 2019 for IIMs & Top MBA Colleges

CAT 2019 Cut offs for as announced by 20 IIMs for MBA admission 2020
CAT cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IMT, IMI and others accepting CAT Cut Off for MBA admission 2020
MBA Colleges Cut off that match your CAT Scores and Percentile for admission 2020

Experts after consultation with all IIMs and Top B-schools. So read carefully, and make the best use of your CAT Score.

CAT Cut off 2019

 

Top 10 IIM CAT 2019 Cut Offs for Admission 2020


All the 20 IIMs have announced their minimum CAT 2019 cut offs to shortlist the candidates for final selection round. The Cut off for IIM admission 2020 are based on latest actual data sourced from the IIMs so that you can use it with confidence. Below are shared the top 10 IIMs CAT cut offs for admission 2020:

Top 10 IIMs CAT 2019 Cut off percentile as Announced by IIM (Minimum criteria)
IIM Ahmedabad 80
IIM Bangalore 85
IIM Calcutta 85
IIM Lucknow 90
IIM Indore 90
IIM Kozhikode 90
IIM Tiruchirappalli 95
IIM Shillong 90
IIM Udaipur 95
IIM Rohtak 95

 

CAT Cut off For Top MBA Colleges


Following are the CAT cut off for top MBA colleges in India with expected CAT cut offs in the different percentile range for admission 2020.

Top B-School CAT Cutoff: CAT 80 Percentile & Above
Below are the top B-School CAT Cutoffs for admission 2020. The CAT cut offs in these MBA colleges is 80+ percentile

Top B Schools Expected CAT 2019 Cut Off Percentile Website
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) New Delhi 97 http://fms.edu/
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon 94 https://www.mdi.ac.in/
SPJIMR Mumbai 85 https://www.spjimr.org/
International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi 90 https://www.imi.edu/
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad 90 https://www.imt.edu/
K J Somaiya SIMSR Mumbai 85 https://simsr.somaiya.edu/
T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal 85 https://www.tapmi.edu.in/
FORE School of Management (FSM) New Delhi 85 https://www.fsm.ac.in/
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM) New Delhi 85 https://www.lbsim.ac.in/
Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai 80 https://www.greatlakes.edu.in/
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai 80 https://liba.edu/
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University 80 https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb/
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon 80 greatlakes.edu.in/gurgaon/
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) Greater Noida 80 https://www.bimtech.ac.in/
Christ University Bengaluru 80 christuniversity.in/
XIME Bangalore 80 https://www.xime.org/
IFIM Business School Bangalore 80 https://ifimbschool.com/
SDMIMD Mysore 80 https://www.sdmimd.ac.in/
WE School: Prince L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai 80 https://www.welingkar.org/

 

 

CAT Cut off For MBA Colleges: CAT 50 Percentile & Above


Following are some of the best MBA colleges with CAT Cut offs in percentile range of 50 and above:

B Schools Expected CAT 2019 Cut Off Percentile
School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon 75-80
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore 75-80
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi 70-75
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi 70-75
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida 70-75
IMS Ghaziabad 70-75
AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore 70-75
PES University 70-75
Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore 70-75
BIM Trichy: Bharathidasan Institute of Management 70-75
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore 70-75
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai 70-75
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 70-75
IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai 70-75
Chetna CIMR 65-70
ITM Group of Institutions 65-70

 

New IIMs CAT cut offs for Admission 2020


CAT 2019 cut offs announced by new IIMs is higher than top IIMs. However the expected CAT cut offs 2019 in new IIMs may not go as high as in top IIMs.

New & Baby IIMs IIM CAT 2019 cut off percentile

 as announced by the IIM

IIM Raipur 95
IIM Ranchi 95
IIM Kashipur 95
IIM Nagpur 90
IIM Visakhapatnam 85
IIM Amritsar 85
IIM Bodhgaya 95
IIM Jammu 90
IIM Sirmaur 90
IIM Sambalpur 95

 

 

CAT Cut offs: Difference in Admission Policy and Actual Application


CAT Cut off 2019 for IIMs and other top MBA Colleges carry two different aspects in their admission policy. For example, IIMs announce their admission policy with low CAT score cut off percentile requirement but the actual CAT score cut off percentile is much higher at the time of shortlisting. Therefore there will be a difference in MBA Colleges Cut Off 2019 as announced in their admission policy and CAT 2019 Cut Off Marks as actually applied by these B-schools at the time of shortlisting for final admission round.

CAT 2019 score cut offs in IIMs and other prominent MBA Colleges have been announced for MBA admission 2020. Although, IIM Cut off 2019 for CAT percentile score as announced by the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta among others, reflect the minimum CAT 2019 cut offs required to be considered for shortlisting, the actual CAT score cut off in all the IIMs may go much higher.

Similar is the case at FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IRMA Anand, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneswar among other MBA colleges accepting CAT Score with cut off percentiles. The actual CAT Cut Off for top MBA Colleges for MBA admission 2020 may go higher than their threshold CAT cut off requirement.

Admission to the flagship MBA/PGDM 2020-22 programmes in number of top MBA colleges is based on CAT 2019 score cut offs. CAT 2019 test takers searching for MBA admission while looking for the suitable MBA colleges where they can apply, should refer the above relevant information on how good the B-school is alongwith the idea of CAT score requirement for shortlisting.

NMAT 2020: Registration, Exam Date, Application Form

NMAT 2020 exam will be held from October 6 to December 19, 2020 at 57 exam centres in India and abroad. NMAT 2020 is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2021 in top MBA colleges including NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR, ISB, VIT, XIMB among others

GMAC, the exam conducting body for NMAT by GMAC has released the exam 2020 notification with complete schedule for 2020 Exam. NMAT 2020 exam scores will be accepted for MBA admission 2021-23 batch in NMIMS Mumbai; SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW); ISB (Certificate programme); VIT Vellore; XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India. NMAT 2020 application dates start from August 1, 2020.

NMAT exam date starts through 75 days test window commencing from October 6 to December 19, 2020.

NMAT 2020

 

 

NMAT Exam 2020: Salient Features


Some of the unique features of NMAT 2020 exam are:

  • Official prep materials (Official guide book and online practice exams) from the house of GMAC
  • Free All India Mock Tests by GMAC for the aspiring NMAT 2020 candidates
  • 75-day long testing window
  • 2 retake attempts
  • Opportunity to revise the answers
  • No negative marking
  • 70 conveniently located testing centers across 50 Cities

 

Key Description of NIMMS


Organizing Institute: Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Website: https://www.nmat.org/

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

 

NMAT Exam Highlights


One of the most important but a moderate MBA entrance exam – NMAT 2020 has following key highlights:

NMAT Exam Conducting Body Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Top MBA colleges under NMAT 2020 NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, L M Thapar
NMAT 2020 Testing window 75 days from October to December
Mode of NMAT 2020 exam Online Computer based exam
Number of Times you can Take the NMAT exam 3
NMAT Exam Application Fee Rs.2000/-
NMAT by GMAC Full Form NMIMS Management Aptitude Test by Graduate Management Admission Council
Total Questions in NMAT Exam 2020 108
Sectional Division of the Exam 3 Sections
Sectional Time Limit Yes, applied and is different for each section
Choice of determining order of sections Yes, available only once
Exam Difficulty Level Moderate as compared to CAT, XAT, SNAP
Required NMAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges 90+
Importance of Taking NMAT 2020 exam Offers opportunity to improve rank & score with 2 retakes
Exam application process Online

 

 

NMAT 2020 Important Dates


NMAT 2020 important dates for the NMAT exam are as follows:

Exam Activity Starts Last Date
Registration & Application Process August 01, 2020 October 05, 2020
Facility to choose NMAT Exam Date August 01, 2020 October 18, 2020
NMAT Late Registration dates October 06, 2020 October 16, 2020
Exam Re-scheduling Dates August 01, 2020 December 16, 2020
NMAT 2020 Exam Dates October 06, 2020 December 19, 2020
Re-take Scheduling dates October 07, 2020 December 16, 2020
NMAT Result Date  3rd Week January 2021 --
Last date for score card download  -- March 31, 2021

(All dates are tentative)

The NMAT 2020 Scorecards can be downloaded within 48 hours of giving the exam and you will be informed once Scorecard is available. The scorecards can be downloaded till Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 

NMAT 2020: How to Apply for the Exam


NMAT 2020 application process can be completed in two simple steps on the official exam website.

NMAT offers normal and late application windows. While the normal application process for the exam will close on October 5, the application process with late fee will close on October 16, 2020. GMAC the NMAT exam conducting authority usually does not extend the last date to apply for the exam.

The NMAT application & exam fee (Without late fee) is Rs.2000/-. After the last date to apply, you have to pay Rs.2500/-.

NMAT 2020 application form offers the facility to choose your own exam date during the 75 days testing window. While completing your NMAT Application form 2020, you can choose your date of the exam.

 

 

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern


NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam. This year GMAC has introduced some key changes in the 2020 exam pattern. During the last five years NMAT exam pattern had remained unchanged. NMAT offers the facility to retake the exam in case your exam score in first attempt is not satisfactory.

You can view your NMAT exam results in 48 hours of taking your exam and then decide to apply to business school or retake the test depending on your comfort with the scores you’ve obtained in your first attempt. It offers admission opportunity in 30+ MBA Colleges apart from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

NMAT 2020 exam pattern is similar to other leading national level MBA entrance exams like CAT and XAT. It will be computer based test with MCQ question types. There are 3 sections in NMAT exam. The sections are Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. All the three sections in NMAT exam are individually timed. Besides, there is no negative marking in the exam.

 

 

NMAT 2020 Exam: Composition


Section Name Number of questions Allotted time in minutes
Language Skills 36  28
Quantitative Skills 36  52
Logical Reasoning 36  40
Total 108 120

 

 

Key Changes in NMAT Exam Pattern 2020


Substantial changes in NMAT Exam are introduced by GMAC over last year NMAT exam. Key changes as compared to last year are:

NMAT Exam Components NMAT 2020 NMAT 2019
Changes in Registration Window Aug 1 to Oct 5, 2020 July 2 to Oct 3, 2019
Test Taking Window Oct 6 to Dec 19, 2020 Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
Total Question in NMAT 108 120
Change in total Questions/allotted time in Language Skills Section   36 Qs in 28 Mins   32 Qs in 22 Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Quantitative Skills Section   36 Qs in 52 Mins   48 Qs in 60 Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Logical Reasoning section   36 Qs in 40 Mins   40 Qs in 38 Mins

 

 

How to Prepare for NMAT 2020


NMAT Exam preparation 2020 can be well planned in 3-4 months. With the available preparation time, you can prepare on your own with the help of books and other study material, can opt for coaching or can carry on with a mix of both.

Prepare with Best NMAT Books

You can prepare well for NMAT exam at home with the help of NMAT Preparation Books, official guide, and other appropriate preparation Material like Mocks and previous test papers. Graduate Management Admission Council has released a comprehensive ‘NMAT by GMAC 2020 Preparation Guide’ containing syllabus, fundamentals to prepare, access to NMAT Mocks, CD to prepare, previous NMAT questions, probable NMAT questions among others.

Best NMAT Preparation books include How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’- by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay; ‘Word Power Made Easy’ – by Norman Lewis; How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill); ‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson); ‘How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education among others.

 

MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT

There are 30+ MBA colleges and universities including many top MBA colleges who will accept NMAT exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting the NMAT by GMAC score for MBA admission 2021 are:

  • NMIMS University, Mumbai
  • SPJIMR, Mumbai (PGMPW)
  • ISB Hyderabad, Mohali (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA))
  • VIT University Vellore, Chennai
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • TAPMI (Mu Sigma- TAPMI L.E.A.D Program)
  • ICFAI
  • SDA Bocconi
  • Thapar Business School
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NMAT Exam Full Form


NMAT full form is NMAT by GMAC. Earlier the NMAT full form was NMIMS Management Aptitude Test and was the abbreviated form for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Management Aptitude Test. The exam was acquired by Graduate Management Admission Council in 2015 and therefore, the NMAT has been renamed as NMAT by GMAC and as such now the NMAT exam full form is NMAT by Graduate Management Admission Council.

Prior to 2015, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai used to conduct the NMAT exclusively for admission to its MBA programmes and therefore the full form of NMAT stood as NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. Now the NMAT score is accepted by 30 institutes in India and is conducted by GMAC.

 

5 NMAT Exam Windows: Division of Dates

There are 5 NMAT windows in 2020 beginning from October 6 to December 19, 2020. They cover all the exam 2020 important dates. This system is determined on the basis of declaration of NMAT result for each window. The five windows are:

 

NMAT Window 1: October 6 to October 18, 2020

It is recommended to appear in latter part of this window as you are well aware by this time how has been the NMAT paper pattern

 

NMAT Window 2: October 19 to November 2, 2020

Your NMAT window 1 result is out now, you can decide whether to re-take the exam now. Better to take NMAT towards the end of the window

 

NMAT Window 3: November 3 to November 19, 2020

Most candidates targeting top IIMs and appearing in CAT 2020 may not prefer this window. If you appear/retake NMAT now, you may expect a very good percentile as fewer candidates are there and most of them are not top students

 

NMAT Window 4: November 18 to December 2, 2020

Two prominent exams CAT 2020 and IIFT 2021 lie in the 4th NMAT window. Very few candidates are expected to appear in this window 4 and would prefer window 5.

 

NMAT Window 5: December 3 to December 19, 2020

It will be better to appear in NMAT Window 5 towards the end of it as by this time the clarity on NMAT last leg paper pattern can be understood and after appearing in other exams, you are well prepared to take NMAT by then

 

NMAT Rescheduling


NMAT test takers have the facility to reschedule the exam in case of any exigency. In case you do not wish or cannot appear in NMAT on the original self-scheduled date, you may reschedule your NMAT exam date during the complete testing period of October 6 to December 19, 2020. The NMAT rescheduling process is available upto 72 hours prior to your original NMAT exam date. After this, the NMAT rescheduling for the original date may not be allowed.

The NMAT rescheduling fee is Rs.1100 + taxes for each instance. The NMAT fee for reschedule can be paid by means of credit card only.

 

 

NMAT 2020: Key Benefits of Taking the Exam


Let’s look at some salient features of this test.

Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMAT scores are accepted for MBA admission at NMIMS University, XIM Bhubaneswar (for some courses), VIT Vellore and 30 other well-known universities and MBA colleges.
Similar to CAT and SNAP: NMAT is an online computer-based test on the pattern of CAT, XAT, SNAP with only difference in number of questions and difficulty level.

Moderate difficulty level: NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam with 108 questions divided in three core sections of Verbal Ability, Quant and Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

No Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in NMAT. It allows you to maximise your score.

2 Retakes to improve score: NMAT offers three chances to improve your score after appearing in the exam for the first time. This gives students opportunity to do their best.

75 days Test window: NMAT exam dates have 75 days testing window and allow you to self- schedule the preferred exam date to appear in the exam. So, you can easily take the exam, without worrying for date-clash with other exams.

SNAP 2020: Registration, Preparation, Syllabus, Exam Date

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, popularly known as SNAP, is the MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to 16 Symbiosis Institutes in India. Every year around 1 lakh students from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities and even Law take SNAP Test to get into of the 2,500 MBA seats in Symbiosis colleges. Over the years, SNAP has changed its question paper pattern from paper based to computer based but to get a high percentile (90+) requires 3-4 months of serious preparation.Based on past trends, SNAP 2020 will be held on December 13, 2020 from 2PM to 4 PM as a computer based test.

This will be the fourth computer based exam in the history of Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune for MBA admission 2021 in 16 Symbiosis Institutes.

The difficulty level for the exam is expected to remain same as of last year. IMS, CL, expect a cut off between 80-85 marks that may fetch 93 to 96 percentile for SIBM Pune and SCMHRD Pune.

SIU Pune is expected to release SNAP Notification in the first week of August. Then, SNAP Registration will start by the close of second week of August 2020.

In this article, you will read all key points to plan your SNAP 2020 journey, including important dates, syllabus & pattern, how to prepare, top Symbiosis colleges, past SNAP toppers interviews and much more. You will also find important links to Free SNAP previous questions papers. So, read through till the end.

SNAP 2020 Test

 

What is SNAP Test?


SNAP full form is Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test. It is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test for admission to all the 16 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune.

The list of SNAP score accepting colleges includes some of the top MBA colleges in the country like Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune which is ranked among top 20 management institutes in MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2019.

 

Key Description of SNAP


Organizing Institute: Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune

Website: https://www.snaptest.org/

Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

 

 

SNAP Exam 2020: Highlights


One of the most important MBA entrance exams – SNAP has following key highlights:

Test Conducting Body Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune
Number of MBA colleges under SNAP 16 Symbiosis Institutes
Mode of Exam Computer Based Online Exam
Application Process Online; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for institute level Programs
Application Fee Rs.1750/-
SNAP Full Form Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes 88 to 97 for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik
Total Questions in the Exam 115
Sectional Division of Test 4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
Difficulty Level Moderate to Difficult

 

SNAP 2020 Important Dates and Schedule


All the Exam details are made available with the release of SNAP notification. The SNAP 2020 important dates will be officially announced by SIU Pune. Following are the expected dates for registration, admit card and exam:

SNAP Exam Activitiy 2020   Date
Notification Release August 2, 2020
Registration start date August 16, 2020
Last date to Apply November 22, 2020
Last date to Pay Exam Fee November 22, 2020
Admit Card download Starts December 1, 2020
Last date for Admit Card download December 13, 2020
SNAP 2020 Exam Date December 13, 2020 Sunday from 2PM to 4 PM
Result date January 10, 2021

 

 

SNAP 2020 Exam Key Changes: Exam Pattern, Sections, Question paper


Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune which conducts SNAP annually, has changed the SNAP pattern by reducing the number of questions and increasing their weightage.

In 2017, SNAP changed its exam format as Computer Based Test from earlier Paper Based Test. The very next year in 2018, SNAP pattern was changed again with introduction of special questions.

The SNAP 2019 exam structure was changed again with fewer number of questions. It is expected that the SNAP Test 2020 structure may not change further.

SNAP Details & Pattern SNAP 2020 SNAP 2019 SNAP 2018
Total Questions in SNAP Entrance Exam 115 115 130
Sectional Composition of Questions English-30; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-30; Current Affairs-20 English-30; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-30; Current Affairs-20 English-35; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-35; Current Affairs-25
Normal Questions (MCQ Type) 110 110 110
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)    5    5   20
Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions) +1 Mark for Each Correct Answer in Quant & Current Affairs sections; +1.5 Marks for English and Reasoning Sections

(110 MCQs)

+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer in Quant & Current Affairs sections; +1.5 Marks for English and Reasoning Sections

(110 MCQs)

+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer for MCQs
Scoring Pattern (Special Questions) +2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (5 Non MCQs) +2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (5 Non MCQs) +2 Marks for Non MCQs (Special questions)
Negative Marking -25% for each wrong answer -25% for each wrong answer -25% for each wrong answer
Choice of Answer Options (Normal Questions) 4 for Normal Questions only 4 for Normal Questions only 4 for all the questions
Choice of Answer Options (Special Questions) No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
Number of Test Cities 90+ 90 92

 

 

Symbiosis Admission Process: Apply for SNAP 2020 and to the Symbiosis Institutes as well


There are 16 Symbiosis MBA colleges for which SNAP test is conducted for MBA admission 2021.

The application process in Symbiosis institutes opens with the start of SNAP registration process.

You need to apply for MBA admission 2021 by paying Rs.1000 for each programme in your preferred Symbiosis institutes before they close their last date to apply.

Candidates aspiring to join MBA / MSc (CA) / MSc (SS) program offered by the Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP entrance exam 2020.

To appear in SNAP 2020 exam, one has to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of program by paying separate program registration fees.

If shortlisted, he/she would need to attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually. The registration process for the exam and institutes is now simplified. Aspirants can now complete the exam registration as well as Institute program registrations in the same portal.

 

SNAP Test 2020: What Has Not Changed?


  • No Change in Time Duration. Remains 2 Hours Computer based test
  • No Change in Number of Sections. It has 4 sections as before
  • No Change in Maximum Marks which remain 150.
  • No Change in Ratio of Negative Marking for Wrong Answer. It remains 25%

 

How to Apply for SNAP Exam 2020?


SNAP application process starts on August 16, 2020. The last date to apply for the exam is November 22, 2020. You can register online on the official SNAP 2020 Exam website and can pay the exam fee of Rs.1750/- either online or through Demand Draft. The exam registration fee includes the fee for exam application form and for registration.

Step by Step SNAP 2020 Registration Process

SNAP Registration and Application form can be filled up in four steps:

  • Step-1: Register as New User & Fill in Personal Details
  • Step-2: Make Payment of Rs.1750/- online or by DD
  • Step-3: Register for MBA programmes of preferred Symbiosis Institutes
  • Step-4: Make Payment for Symbiosis MBA Programmes Application Fee

 

 

MBA Colleges Accepting SNAP Score


16 Symbiosis MBA colleges in India accept SNAP score 2020 for MBA admission 2021. All the MBA colleges in India accepting the SNAP test score are affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune. These Symbiosis institutes offer SIU University MBA degree in different streams. The SNAP cut offs in the MBA colleges will vary from institute to institute. Apart from the overall SNAP cut offs, the SNAP accepting colleges also consider sectional SNAP cut offs in shortlisting the candidates. Following are the MBA colleges accepting SNAP score:

Sl No. SNAP Accepting MBA college & City
1 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune
2 SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune
3 SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune
4 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore
5 Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik
6 SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) Pune
7 SITM (Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management), Pune
8 SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Pune
9 SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication)Pune
10 SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology), Pune
11 SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences) Pune
12 SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) Bangalore
13 SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune
14 SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune
15 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad

 

 

How to Prepare for SNAP 2020 Exam?


SNAP Preparation guide how to start SNAP preparation at home as per the revised exam pattern, is focused on following points:

  • Check SNAP Exam Pattern: You must be aware about the Changed SNAP 2020 exam pattern
  • Read the complete SNAP 2020 Syllabus: Important topics & Changes
    Choose the best Books for SNAP preparation
  • Plan your SNAP Preparation Time and learn How to prepare for SNAP in 6 months, 3 months or 2 months?
  • Understand How to start SNAP preparation at home?
  • Make a Choice between How to prepare for SNAP with or without coaching: Pros & Cons
  • Solve SNAP Previous Test papers & Mocks: How to attempt and analyse?
    Learn Strategy to score 95+ percentile in SNAP with Tips from Toppers

 

 

SNAP 2020 Test Composition


Following will be the sectional composition of questions in SNAP 2020:

Section Normal Questions (MCQ Type) Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type) Total Questions Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 30 (+1.5 Marks for each correct answer) Nil 30 45
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 30 (+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer)  5 (+2 Marks for each Correct answer) 35 40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30 (+1.5 Marks for each correct answer) Nil 30 45
Current Affairs 20 (+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer) Nil 20 20
Total 110  5 115 150

 

 

SNAP 2020 Scoring Pattern


As against IIM-CAT exam which does not carry negative marking for Non-MCQs, SNAP 2020 scoring pattern has 25% negative marking both on MCQs and Non-MCQs. However, the maximum score awarded to the SNAP 2020 remains same at 150 marks. It may be noted that there are 110 Normal Questions and 5 Special Questions in the changed SNAP 2020 exam pattern.

The revised Scoring Pattern for SNAP 2019 is as under:

Component SNAP 2020 & SNAP 2019 SNAP 2017
Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions) +1 to +1.5 Mark for Each Correct Answer of Normal Questions (110 MCQs) +1 Mark for Each Correct Answer for all the 150 questions
Scoring Pattern (Special Questions) +2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (5 Non MCQs) None
Negative Marking -25% Mark for each wrong answer of Normal Question

-0.50 Mark for each wrong answer of Special Question

-0.25 Mark for each wrong answer of all the 150 questions

 

Composition of SNAP Exam Syllabus & Pattern

 

SNAP Exam Syllabus - Key Components SNAP Detailed Syllabus 2020 & Pattern
Total Questions 115
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam  2 hours
Type of Questions 110 MCQs
5 Non-MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs  4
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer  1 to 1.5 for MCQs

2 for Non MCQs

Negative Marking 25% for each wrong answer
Exam Difficulty Level Moderate
Number of Sections 4
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions General English, RC,VR,VA-30 (MCQs) with 1.5 Mark for each correct answer
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions Analytical & Logical Reasoning-30 (MCQs) with 1.5 mark for each correct answer
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-35 (30 MCQs and 5 Non MCQs) 1 mark for each correct MCQ and 2 Marks for each correct non-MCQ
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions Current Affairs-20 (MCQs) 1 Mark for each correct answer
Facility to Choose Order of Sections Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time Limit No

CMAT 2021: Registration, Syllabus, Pattern, Exam Date

CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency on January 24, 2021 for MBA admission 2021-23 in 1000 AICTE approved MBA/PGDM colleges.

CMAT 2021 will be a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session.

Exam CMAT 2021

CMAT Test Paper evaluates a candidate’s ability in

  • Quantitative Technique
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

areas. CMAT score will be accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, PUMBA among others.

 

What is CMAT?


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a government organized computer based national level MBA entrance examination for entry into 1000 AICTE approved management programmes (MBA/PGDM) all over India.

Till 2018, CMAT was conducted by AICTE, now the Test is conducted by the National Testing Authority (NTA) constituted by Government of India.

More than 70,000 candidates apply for CMAT every year. Last year 63,297 candidates appeared in CMAT exam and all had qualified. CMAT offers unique opportunity to all the test takers as none of them is disqualified in its result.

 

CMAT 2021


CMAT 2021 exam will be held on January 24 from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM in 109 cities and 245 test centres all over India as online computer based test.

CMAT Exam pattern will have 100 questions equally divided into 4 sections of 25 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in each section. Read this comprehensive article, prepared by MBA Exam experts, to know more about Key Facts like CMAT eligibility, registration process, exam pattern & syllabus, Admit Card Download process, how to prepare for CMAT exam, CMAT score accepting colleges, cut offs in various MBA colleges among other key details.

 

CMAT Exam Highlights


CMAT 2021 exam offers MBA admission opportunity in more than 1000 MBA colleges in India and among them are some of the prominent management institutes. It is an important but an easier MBA entrance exam. Following are the key Exam highlights and other important details:

Exam Conducting Body National testing Agency (NTA) Website
Number of MBA colleges under the Exam 1000+
Exam Date January 24, 2021
Exam Slot 9.30AM to 12.30PM
Mode of CMAT Entrance exam 2021 Online Computer Based Test
CMAT exam full form Common Management Admission Test
Score Validity for MBA Admission 2021-2022 academic session
Total Questions in Exam 100
Sectional Division of  Questions 4 Sections with 25 Questions in Each Section
Exam details section wise Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness
Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Maximum Score 400 Marks for 100 questions
Negative Marking - 1 mark for each wrong answer
Required Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges 90+
Importance of Taking the exam Top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, GIM Goa, PUMBA, among others accept CMAT exam score
Application process Online
Exam Application Fee for Boys Rs.1600/-
Application Fee for Girls Rs.1000/-
Application Fee for EWS/OBC-NCL Rs.1000/-
Application Fee for SC/ST/PwD Rs.800/-

 

Important Dates CMAT 2021:


The CMAT 2021 important dates, exam Schedule, eligibility, start and last date to apply, last date to download admit card and other exam details are as under:

Exam Activity Important Dates Remarks
Exam Registration starts November 01, 2020 Online Process
Last date to apply December 10, 2020 Online submission of Application form closed
Admit Card Download start date December 24, 2020 No Hard copy will be sent
Last date to download CMAT 2021 Admit card January 24, 2021 Download Admit Card latest by the exam date
CMAT Exam Date January 24, 2021 May change
Exam Duration 3 Hours From 9.30AM to 12.30 PM
Result Date February 5, 2021 Score card download starts in afternoon

 

CMAT Test Pattern: Duration, Sectional composition & Scoring pattern


  • CMAT test paper has a time duration of 3 hours with 100 objective type questions in MCQs form.
  • Question difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • Exam is divided in 4 sections with 25 questions in each section. The sections are Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language
  • Comprehension and General Awareness
  • Each correct answer is awarded +4 Mark
  • Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -1 mark
  • No Individual Time limit to attempt question paper. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the overall time limit of 3 hours.
  • Merit Score and percentile is calculated on the basis of all the 4 sections.
  • CMAT score card displays Actual score obtained out of 400 Marks, Sectional score obtained and the sectional and overall percentile obtained in the Exam

 

CMAT Exam Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension 25 100
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total: Sections-4 100 400

 

CMAT 2021 Syllabus: At par with other MBA entrance exams


The exam Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other national level MBA entrance exams. Past question papers and the exam pattern reveal that CMAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the exam, although the syllabus topics are same.

The syllabus is based on past exam pattern and types of questions that appear in the exam. The best way to get hands-on feel and practice on question topics covered in CMAT syllabus, is to go through the previous exam papers and attempt CMAT Mock tests.

 

MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Exam


The list of CMAT exam accepting colleges is released by AICTE as well as National Testing Agency. There are around 1000 MBA/PGDM colleges who accept the CMAT exam score for admission. Below are some of the best MBA colleges accepting CMAT exam score in India and in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad

Institute Name & Location CMAT Cut off Percentile Score
JBIMS Mumbai 99-100
SIMSREE Mumbai 85-90
K J Somaiya Mumbai 85-90
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai/Gurgaon 85-90
PUMBA Pune 85-90
GIM Goa 85-90
IFMR Chennai 80-85
BIMTECH Greater Noida 75-80
IMT Nagpur 75-80

 

MBA Colleges in Delhi Accepting CMAT

 

Institute Name & Location CMAT Cut off percentile Score
School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon 80-85
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi 80-85
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi 80-85
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida 80-85
IMS Ghaziabad 80-85
O P Jindal University, Sonepat (Delhi NCR) 75-80
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi 75-80
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi 70-75
Delhi School of Business (DSB) New Delhi 70-75
J K Business School Gurgaon 65-70

 

MBA Colleges in Mumbai Accepting CMAT

 

Institute Name & Location CMAT Cut Off Percentile score 
Prin. L. N. Welingkar WE School Mumbai 80-85
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai 80-85
Chetna CIMR 75-80
ITM Group of Institutions 70-75
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 70-75
IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai 70-75
DSIMS Mumbai 70-75
Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai 65-70
Guru Nanak GNMIMS Mumbai 65-70
Bharati Vidyapeeth`s BVIMSR Mumbai 60-65

 

MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting CMAT

 

Institute Name & Location CMAT Cut off percentile score
Christ University Bengaluru 80-85
XIME Bangalore 75-80
SDMIMD Mysore 75-80
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore 75-80
AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore 70-75
Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore 70-75
PES University, Bangalore 70-75
M S Ramaiah MSRIM Bangalore 70-75
Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) Bangalore 65-70
St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore 65-70

 

MBA Colleges in Pune Accepting CMAT

 

Institute Name & Location CMAT Cut off percentile Score
Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune 80-85
International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune 80-85
FLAME University School of Business (FLAME) Pune 75-80
National Insurance Academy (NIA) Pune 75-80
National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune 75-80
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB) Pune 75-80
MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) Pune 70-75
International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) Pune 70-75
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune 65-70
Suryadatta Institutes of Management Pune 65-70

 

MBA Colleges in Hyderabad Accepting CMAT

 

Institute Name & Location CMAT 2020 Cut off percentile score
IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School 75-80
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 75-80
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad 75-80
GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GHBS) 70-75
Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) Secunderabad 70-75
Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management Hyderabad 70-75
Gitam School of International Business (GSIB) Visakhapatnam 65-70
ICBM-School of Business Excellence (ICBM SBE) Hyderabad 60-65

 

CMAT 2021 Registration Dates


CMAT 2021 Registration date and the CMAT Application form date are the same. However, there is a difference between the CMAT 2021 registration last date and the CMAT Application Form 2021 Last Date as the CMAT 2021 application form submission will be treated as successful only after making the payment of CMAT Application Form Fees 2021.

After the CMAT Registration 2021 Last Date is over, NTA allows a grace period of one day to pay the CMAT Registration fee or the CMAT Application Form Fees 2021 which is same. CMAT Registration dates are shared below:

CMAT 2021 Registration Activity  CMAT 2021 Registration Dates
CMAT Registration start date November 1, 2020
CMAT Registration 2021 Last date December 10, 2020 till 11.50 PM
CMAT Registration Last date to Pay CMAT Application Fee December 11, 2020
CMAT Registration Fee 2021 (General category) Rs.1600/-
CMAT Registration Fee 2021 for Reserved Category Rs. 800/-
CMAT Exam Date 2021 January 24, 2021

 

 

How to Fill CMAT 2021 Application Form


  • CMAT Application form filling procedure and CMAT online registration 2021 process is shared below. However, it may be noted that the candidates have to complete the CMAT online registration 2021 before proceeding for CMAT application step wise form filling procedure.
  • Register online on the NTA-CMAT 2021 Test website (expected to commence from November 1 onwards) with basic details.
  • After completing the CMAT online registration 2021 and submitting the CMAT registration form, you will get the CMAT ID & Password.
  • Login with it and proceed to complete the CMAT application form step wise.
  • Upload your latest scanned color passport size photo at the time of CMAT online Registration 2021. (Your photograph should not be more than 3 months old).
  • Candidate must provide Correct Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address as these details cannot be changed once the
  • CMAT registration is complete. All above information is required to complete the CMAT Online Registration and application form.
  • No CMAT application form correction and change of test city requests will be entertained once candidates have completed their CMAT Online Test 2021 payment.
  • Ensure that the information you have filled in the CMAT 2021 application form is accurate.

 

 

CMAT 2021 Registration & Application Fee


CMAT 2021 Registration Fee is Rs.1600/- Details of CMAT Registration fee 2021 for each category are as under:

EXAMINATION FEE DETAIL
Applied For Boys Girls
Fee payable for CMAT - 2020 General Rs. 1600 Rs. 1000
EWS/OBC-NCL Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 800 Rs. 700
Transgender 700

Pay Examination Fee by Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Paytm Services :

The candidate has to select Net banking/Debit card/Credit card/UPI/Paytm Services option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page.

In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the candidates have to approach the concerned bank for refund of amount. However the candidate has to make another payment/transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated

 

CMAT 2021 Registration: 5 Step Process


CMAT 2021 Registration process and CMAT 2021 Application form can be completed in following five steps:

  • Apply for CMAT 2021 Online Registration
  • Fill up the CMAT 2021 Application form Online
  • Upload Scanned Photo & Signature
  • Pay the CMAT 2021 Registration Fee including Application and exam fee
  • Download the CMAT 2021 confirmation page after submission

 

 

Important Changes in CMAT exam


The key changes and features of the exam are:

Exam Details For CMAT 2021 Earlier Exams
CMAT conducting Agency National Testing Agency (NTA) All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
Testing Mode Computer Based Computer Based
Training for CMAT Test Taking Methodology/Navigation NTA training at centres across India from August 2020 onwards to train candidates to understand Test Taking Strategy AICTE published sample test taking and navigation guidelines on its website
Changes in the cost of Registration Increased to Rs.1600 Was Rs.1000
Sectional Composition No change, same 4 sections exam with 100 questions Remained same with 4 sections 100 questions
Scoring Pattern Remains same with +4 mark for each right answer +4 for each correct answer
Difficulty Level Moderate to Difficult Remained moderate to Difficult

MBA Exam 2020-2021: Entrance Exam dates and Schedule

MBA Exam 2020-2021: Exam Dates And Schedule


MBA Exam 2020-2021

Here we are giving you some important mba exam 2020-2021 entrance test date, which will be helpful for the students who are seeking to fill the form for admission in 2021 session.

CAT 2020 - Common Admission Test


Notification date: 27-07-2020 06:00 AM (Tentative)

Registration – Online: 04-08-2020 10:00 AM to 18-09-2020 05:00 PM (Tentative)

Admit Card Release: 24-10-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 29-11-2020 09:30 AM (Tentative)

Result: 05-01-2021 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

XAT 2021


Notification date: 20-08-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Registration – Online: 23-08-2020 10:00 AM to 30-11-2020 05:00 PM (Tentative)

Admit Card Release: 20-12-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 03-01-2021 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Tentative)

Result: 31-01-2021 08:00 PM (Confirm)

 

IIFT 2021


Notification date: 21-08-2020 06:00 PM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 09-09-2020 06:00 PM to 05-11-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 11-11-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-12-2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Confirm)

Result: 15-12-2020 09:00 AM (Confirm)

 

SNAP 2020


Notification date: 02-08-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 16-08-2020 10:00 AM to 22-11-2020 11:30 PM (Tentative)

Admit Card Release: 01-12-2020 10:00 AM to 13-12-2020 02:00 PM (Tentative)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 13-12-2020 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Tentative)

Result: 10-01-2021 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

CMAT 2021 - Common Management Admission Test


Registration – Online: 01-11-2020 10:00 AM to 10-12-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 24-12-2020 10:00 AM to 24-01-2021 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 24-01-2021 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Confirm)

Result: 05-02-2021 06:00 PM (Confirm)

 

MAH CET 2020


Notification date: 09-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 10-01-2020 10:00 AM to 22-02-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 01-03-2020 10:00 AM to 15-03-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 14-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 15-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 31-03-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

NMAT 2020


Registration – Online: 01-08-2020 10:00 AM to 05-10-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)

Late Registration – Online: 06-10-2020 10:00 AM to 16-10-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Late Registration – Offline: 06-10-2020 10:00 AM to 16-10-2020 05:00 PM

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-10-2020 10:00 AM to 19-12-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 22-01-2021 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

TS ICET MBA 2020


Notification date: 06-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 09-03-2020 10:00 AM to 30-04-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Late Registration – Online: 16-05-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 14-05-2020 10:00 AM to 21-05-2020 05:45 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 20-05-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 21-05-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 12-06-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

Karnataka PGCET 2019


Notification date: 29-05-2019 04:00 PM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM to 26-06-2019 05:30 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 11-07-2019 04:00 PM to 21-07-2019 03:30 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-07-2019 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)

Result: 22-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

TANCET 2020


Registration – Online: 07-01-2020 10:00 AM to 31-01-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 29-02-2020 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)

Result: 20-03-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

KMAT Karnataka 2019


Registration – Online: 25-05-2019 10:00 AM to 25-07-2019 11:30 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 01-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 15-08-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

UPESMET 2020


Registration – Online: 17-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 20-03-2020 10:00 AM to 22-03-2020 12:30 PM (Confirm)

Result: 31-03-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

ATMA 2020


Registration – Online: 12-02-2020 10:00 AM to 13-06-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 17-06-2020 10:00 AM to 20-06-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 20-06-2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Result: 25-06-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

MAT 2020: Management Aptitude Test - May Exam


Registration – Online: 05-03-2020 06:00 PM to 30-06-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 25-05-2020 04:00 PM to 01-07-2020 02:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 05-07-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 28-06-2020 05:00 PM (Tentative)

 

IBSAT 2020


Registration – Online: 01-07-2020 10:00 AM to 12-12-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 22-12-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-12-2020 10:00 AM to 22-12-2020 02:00 PM (Confirm)

Result: 05-01-2021 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

TISSNET 2021


Notification date: 11-10-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 15-10-2020 05:00 PM to 30-11-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 18-12-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 09-01-2021 02:00 PM (Confirm)

Result: 05-02-2021 06:00 PM (Confirm)

 

MICAT 2020


Registration – Online: 23-09-2019 10:00 AM to 25-11-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 03-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 07-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 23-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

IRMASAT 2020


Late Registration – Online: 31-12-2019 05:00 PM (Tentative)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-02-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

KIITEE Management 2020


Registration – Online: 16-11-2019 10:00 AM to 13-01-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)

Registration – Offline: 16-11-2019 11:45 PM to 13-01-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 18-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 19-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 20-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 25-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

About BBA


IIM Indore - IPMAT 2020


Registration – Online: 17-02-2020 10:00 AM to 20-04-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 25-07-2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Confirm)

 

DU JAT 2020


Registration – Online: 02-04-2020 10:00 AM to 30-04-2020 06:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 15-05-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 20-06-2020 12:00 PM to 04-07-2020 12:00 PM (Tentative)

 

NPAT 2020


Registration – Online: 11-12-2019 10:00 AM to 10-05-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 15-05-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 18-05-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 22-05-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 29-05-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

SET 2020 Exam


Registration – Online: 22-01-2020 10:00 AM to 10-05-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 22-04-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-05-2020 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM (Tentative)

Result: 12-05-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

Christ University


Registration – Online: 08-12-2018 10:00 AM to 08-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 11-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 15-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 16-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

Ambedkar University Delhi MBA Exam


Registration – Online: 15-11-2018 10:00 AM to 15-02-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 24-02-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)

 

ATMA-UG


Registration – Online: 21-02-2019 10:00 AM to 27-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 29-05-2019 10:00 AM to 02-06-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-06-2019 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Confirm)

Result: 07-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

AP – ICET-2019


Notification date: 20-02-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 27-02-2019 10:00 AM to 27-03-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 15-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 26-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Result: 06-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

DU UG Entrance Exam 2019


Notification date: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Registration – Online: 05-06-2019 10:00 AM to 22-06-2019 06:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 30-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-07-2019 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Confirm), 06-07-2019 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Confirm)

Result: 10-07-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

 

IP University CET 2020


Late Registration – Online: 10-04-2020 05:00 PM (Tentative)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-04-2020 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM (Tentative)

Result: 03-05-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

SRCC GBO 2020


Registration – Online: 31-12-2019 10:00 AM to 31-01-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: 23-02-2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Confirm)

Result: 20-03-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

 

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MBA Entrance Exams 2020: List of Top Exam and Important Dates

MBA entrance exams in the months of May to July 2020 offer admission opportunity for 2020-22 batch. Some of the MBA exams have been postponed due to Corona virus outbreak.

AIMA has postponed May MAT Exam 2020 schedule to the month of June 2020 due to corona virus outbreak and country wide lock down. Now, the new dates for MAT 2020 exam are June 14 for paper based test and June 21 for computer based test.

MBA entrance exams 2020

 

MBA Entrance Exams 2020


Many exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, Feb MAT, Feb ATMA, MAH CET, for Admission 2020 are over. However, still there are 8-10 important MBA entrance exams like MAT, ATMA, PGCET which will be held from May to July 2020. Check Table below.

MBA Entrance Exams for MBA Admission 2020

Here is a list of important MBA Entrance exams which will be held in coming months:

MBA Entrance Exam Exam date Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score
MAT May 2020 PBT: June 14, 2020

CBT: June 21, 2020

BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized programmes), XIME Bangalore, BIMM Pune, ISB&M Pune, SOIL Gurgaon, JIMS Rohini Delhi, Jaipuria Noida, NDIM New Delhi Read More
MAH CET 2020 March 14 & 15, 2020 JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, Welingkar, DSIMS,
TANCET 2020 February 29, 2020 Anna University, SRM University, SSN School of Management, St Josephs School of Management, PSGIM Coimbatore
Karnataka PGCET 2020 July 13 & 14, 2020 (Likely) AIMS Bangalore, IBA, Adarsh, GIBS, IIBS, ISB&M
APICET 2020 April 27, 2020 (Likely) JNTU, Kakinada; Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati; Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
TSICET 2020 May 20-21, 2020  Gitam Hyderabad, Gitam Visakhapatnam,Vishwa Vishwani Hyderabad, ICBM Hyderabad
KMAT 2020 July 26, 2020 ABBS Bangalore, IBA Bangalore, AIMIT Bangalore, Kristu Jayanti Bangalore
ATMA May 2020 May 24, 2020 Welingkar Mumbai/Bangalore, PUMBA Pune, Christ University Bangalore, N L Dalmia Mumbai, NDIM New Delhi, SOIL Gurgaon
UPES MET 2020 March 20-22, 2020 UPES Dehradun

 

May MAT 2020


May MAT for MBA admission 2020 is postponed to June 2020. Management Aptitude Test popularly known as MAT Exam is one of the most popular National level MBA entrance exams in India after CAT. The May MAT which is now June MAT 2020 offers admission opportunity in 2020 in more than 400 MBA/PGDM Colleges which are accepting MAT exam Scores. Read here all about MAT - its Registration Process, How to Prepare, College Accepting MAT and a lot more Read More

 

MAH CET 2020


MAH CET 2020 result is held up due to country wide lockdown on account of Corona virus outbreak. New Dates will be announced after the lockdwon is over. MAH CET 2020 is an important MBA entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges of Maharashtra. It’s scores are accepted by more than 330 MBA colleges including some of the best MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, among others.

 

TANCET 2020


TANCET is conducted by Anna university for MBA/MCA admission in the State of Tamilnadu. Good score in TANCET 2020 offers admission to MBA and MCA and other PG courses 2020 in the prominent colleges affiliated to Anna University, Tamil Nadu and other MBA colleges also. TANCET 2020 result has been released.

One of the key features of TANCET entrance exam is that it leads to admission in B-schools with low fee structure.

 

PGCET 2020


Karnataka PGCET is the popular MBA entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges in Karnataka. The Karnataka state and All India candidates can appear in PGCET 2020. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts the MBA PGCET 2020 exam for MBA/MCA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes. Karnataka MBA entrance exam is a moderate difficulty level test.

 

APICET 2020


Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) is conducted by the S.V. University on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education. AP-ICET 2020 is the Integrated Common Entrance Test for MBA and MCA regular Courses offered by State Universities and Professional Colleges under the Jurisdiction of A.P State Council of Higher Education for the academic session 2020-21.

 

TSICET 2020


TS ICET-2020 (Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test - TSICET) is for M.B.A. and M.C.A. courses of all the Universities in Telangana State and their affiliated colleges. TS ICET exam is conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad.

 

KMAT 2020


Karnataka KMAT 2020 Exam is important MBA/MCA entrance test for the All India category as well as Karnataka State candidates. KPPGCA, the KMAT 2020 exam conducting body conducts KMAT exam for MBA/MCA admission in 180+ institutes located in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. KMAT has remained a paper based test of moderate difficulty level.

 

ATMA 2020 May Exam


AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) 2020 is one of the popular National level MBA entrance exams in India. ATMA May 2020 exam score is accepted by 200+ MBA/PGDM colleges in India. ATMA is a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to Post-Graduate Management Programs like MBA, PGDM, MCA, MMS and other management post graduate courses. It is an online objective type nationally accepted entrance test.

 

UPES MET 2020


UPESMET 2020 is the answer to your MBA needs leading to specialized management programs in core sectors. The exam is conducted by UPES School of Business Dehradun.

MBA programs at UPES School of Business are specifically designed for core sectors with high growth. UPES University conducts its own entrance exam UPESMET for its MBA programs.

UPES conducts four UPESMET exams beginning from the month of January every year for admission in same academic session. The UPESMET-I was conducted in the month of January, UPESMET-II is in March 2020. UPESMET is computer based test of 2½ hours duration. The second UPESMET 2020 dates are March 20-22, 2020. The last date to apply online is March 17, 2020. Read More

 

MBA Entrance Exams for MBA Admission 2021


Broadly speaking, there are 9 popular National Level MBA entrance exams in India for MBA admission 2021. They are CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, ATMA and GMAT. Then are the State Level Exams like MAH CET, TANCET, PGCET, KMAT 2021 which will help you get into MBA colleges in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu etc. Some popular institute/university specific exams are IIFT, TISS NET, IBSAT, KIITEE Management and UPES MET.

 

Top MBA Entrance Exams 2021


Here are key details of Top MBA Exams for MBA admission 2021 in top MBA colleges in India. We have categorized them in three types:

  • National level MBA Exams,
  • Institute level MBA test, and
  • State level MBA exams

 

National MBA Entrance Exams

Name of the National MBA Exams for 2021-23 batch Date of Exam Top MBA colleges accepting Exam Score
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 November 29, 2020 IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT
Xavier Aptitude Test - XAT 2021 January 3, 2021 XLRI, SPJIMR, XIMB, IMT, TAPMI
NMAT by GMAC 2020 Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2020 NMIMS, ISB-APPBA, SPJIMR-PGMPW, TAPMI-Mu Sigma, XUB, VIT Vellor, SD Bacconi Asia Centre
SNAP 2020 December 13, 2020 SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM & 12 Other Symbiosis colleges
CMAT 2021 January 24, 2021 GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Jaipuria, N L Dalmia
MAT 2020 (September) PBT-September 06, 2020

CBT- September 13, 2020

SDMIMD, Jaipuria, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS, NDIM
ATMA 2020 (July) July 26, 2020 Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS
GMAT 2020 21 Available Round the year SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, FORE, LBSIM, GIM Goa

 

Institute Level MBA Entrance Exams

Name of the MBA Entrance Exams for 2021-23 batch Date of Exam Top MBA Institute Conducting its Admission Test
IIFT MBA (IB) 2021 Entrance Exam December 6, 2020 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2021 (Now TISSMAT for MA (HRM&LR) and / or MA (ODCL)) January 10, 2021 Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) all campuses
IBSAT 2020 December 19 & 20, 2020 9 ICFAI B-Schools
MICAT 2020 & 2021 December 5 2020 & January 23, 2021 MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2021 January 18-20, 2021 KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
IRMASAT 2021 February 2021, 1st week IRMA Anand

 

State MBA Entrance Exams

Name of State Level MBA Entrance Exams Date of Exam Top MBA College Accepting Exam Score
MAH CET 2021 March 2021 JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR
Karnataka PGCET 2021 July 2021 AIMS Bangalore, IBA, Adarsh, GIBS, IIBS, ISB&M and all the colleges affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU Karnataka
TANCET 2021 February 2021 Anna University, Tamilnadu, Madras University, SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Josephs School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore
TS ICET 2021 May 2021 Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU);

Satavahana University (SU)

KMAT 2021 July 2021 IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti

 

Last date to apply for MBA Entrance Exams

Following are the last dates for each MBA entrance exam.

MBA Entrance Exams MBA Entrance Exams 2020 & 2021 Dates MBA Entrance Exam Last Date to Apply
CAT 2020 November 29, 2020 September 18, 2020
XAT 2021 January 3, 2021 November 30, 2020
IIFT 2020 (For admission 2021) December 6, 2020 November 3, 2020
NMAT by GMAC 2020 Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2020 October 3, 2020
SNAP 2020 December 13, 2020 November 21, 2020
CMAT 2021 January 24, 2021 December 10, 2020
MAT 2020 May (Paper Based) May 3, 2020 April 25, 2020
MAT 2020 May (Computer Based) May 10, 2020 May 5, 2020
IBSAT 2020 December 19 & 20, 2020 December 12, 2020
TISSNET 2021 January 10, 2021 December 3, 2020
IRMASAT 2021 (Now part of GD-PI) February 2021 first week January 10, 2021
MICAT I 2020 January 23, 2021 January 15, 2021

 

MBA Colleges Accepting various Entrance Exams


Following are the MBA colleges accepting different MBA Entrance Exams scores.

MBA Entrance Exams Top Institutes Accepting Exam Score
CAT 20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, IMT, TAPMI + 500 Others
XAT XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB + 140 Others
SNAP SIBM Pune, SCMHRD,  + 13 Other top Symbiosis Institutes
NMAT by GMAC NMIMS Mumbai + 20 other MBA colleges & Universities
IIFT 3 Campuses of IIFT at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada
CMAT All the Institutes and Universities offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes
IBSAT IBS Hyderabad & all the other 8 campuses of ICFAI B-Schools
MAT 300 MBA/PGDM colleges across India
ATMA More than 200 MBA/PGDM colleges in India
TISSNET Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and all its campuses
IRMASAT IRMA Anand
MICAT MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management KIIT School of Management; KIIT School of Rural Management

 

Cost of MBA Entrance Exams Application Form


The MBA entrance exam fee for the upcoming MBA entrance tests has gone up for some exams while for many other MBA entrance exams, the MBA entrance exam cost has been kept at last year level. The table below shares the cost of MBA entrance exam application form for each exam:

MBA Entrance Exams MBA Entrance Exam Fee (General category) MBA Entrance Exam Fee (Reserved category)
CAT 2020 Rs.2000/- Rs.1000/-
XAT 2021 Rs.1700/- Rs.1700/-
IIFT 2020 Rs.2000/- Rs.1000/-
NMAT by GMAC 2020 Rs.2000/- Rs.2000/-
SNAP 2020 Rs.1750/- Rs.1750/-
CMAT 2021 Rs.1600/- Rs. 800/-
MAT 2020 May Rs.1550/- Rs.1550/-
IBSAT 2020 Rs.1800/- Rs.1800/-
TISSNET 2021 Rs.1030/- Rs. 500/-
MICAT 2021 Rs.1985/- Rs.1985/-
KIITEE Management 2021 Rs.1250/- Rs.1250/-

It may be noted that if you appear in all the above MBA entrance exams, the cost of MBA entrance tests is around Rs.18,000/-. To avoid such a high MBA entrance exam fee, you may choose the preferred MBA entrance exams the scores of which are accepted by more MBA colleges. For example, CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT, MAT are the larger national level MBA entrance exams and cover more than 1000 MBA colleges accepting their exam score. This way you could reduce the burden of the MBA entrance exam cost.

 

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XLRI: Cut Off, Fees, Courses, Ranking, Admission 2020

Xavier School of Management


XLRI Xavier School of Management (XLRI-XMS) is situated in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, and is the country's oldest business school founded by a few Jesuit Fathers in 1949.

XLRI admission- Xavier School of Management

It offers 15-month and two-year postgraduate Diplomas in Management (PGDM) with various specialisations as well as a doctoral-level fellowship programme (FPM).

The college also offers plethora of short-term management development programmes (MDPs). It was ranked number 1 amongst the country's top private B-schools by Business Today in 2018.

 

XLRI Xavier School of Management Admission Process


To apply for admission at XLRI-XMS, aspirants need to fill in an application form online and pay the registration fee online too. Once the candidate is registered, they can appear for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), an online entrance test held by the college every year in January.

The test is held in 72 cities across the country and over 150 institutes grant admission based on the candidate's XAT score. XAT consists of various components and a candidate has to perform satisfactorily in each one of them to gain admission.

The selection and eligibility criteria vary for different programmes. The college shortlists students for group discussion or/and personal interview based on their XAT score.

Candidates who apply to multiple programmes may be invited for multiple group discussions and/or interviews. Final selection is done based on an applicant's XAT score, performance in personal interview and/or group discussion, academic record, relevant work experience and extracurricular activities.

 

XLRI Xavier School of Management Placements


XLRI-XSM has an exceptional placement record and it ensures a high ROI to the students. It maintains collaborations with many well-reputed companies and organisations to provide the students with excellent employment opportunities.

The students of the 2017-19 batch enrolled in its two-year PGDM programmes achieved 100% placements.

104 recruiters participated and extended 358 international and domestic offers in the final placement process.

The average package received by the students increased to 22.35 LPA this year from 20.1 LPA in 2018. Also, the median package received was of 21 LPA while the highest was of 50 LPA from the BFSI sector.

21% of the participating students received offers from consulting firms. Also, 22% and 27% of the total offers received by the Business Management students were from the BFSI sector and sales and marketing sector respectively.

Other sectors the students were placed in include product management, analytics, business development, finance and brand management.

 

XLRI Xavier School of Management Scholarships


The students of XLRI-XSM have access to various scholarship opportunities such as:

Aditya Birla Scholarship of 1.75 lakh per year, (awarded to two deserving students).

Capital First Scholarship worth 1 lakh per year (awarded to eight meritorious students).

Pirojsha Godrej Scholarship worth Rs 25,000 is a merit-cum-need based award granted to one meritorious student from an economically weak background.

Geeta Saxena Memorial worth Rs 20,000 is awarded to a worthy student.

Many other merit-cum-need scholarships such as Alumni Scholarship, XLRI Diamond Jubilee, Vasantha Sankaran Scholarship, Naveen Jain & Distinguished Alumni Award and Kalyan Ganguly XEF Scholarship can be obtained by the students.

Established 1949
Also Known As XLRI
City Jamshedpur
Website Xavier School of Management
Accepted Exams XATGMAT
Popular Courses MBA/PGDM , Executive MBA/PGDM
Ownership Private
Total Courses 32 courses across 5 streams

 

 

XLRI Cut-Offs for Last Round


Showing Cut off values only for the years for which we have data
PGDM in Business Management, Jamshedpur

XAT
Category 2019Cut-off by %ile
General 96%ile
OBC 96%ile
SC 96%ile
ST 96%ile
PWD 96%ile
Economically Weaker Section 96%ile

 

PGDM in Human Resource Management, Jamshedpur

XAT
Category 2019Cut-off by %ile
General 96%ile
OBC 96%ile
SC 96%ile
ST 96%ile
PWD 96%ile
Economically Weaker Section 96%ile

 

PGDM in General Management, Jamshedpur

XAT
Category 2019Cut-off by %ile
General 96%ile
OBC 96%ile
SC 96%ile
ST 96%ile
PWD 96%ile
Economically Weaker Section 96%ile

 

 

Xavier School of Management Placement Highlights 2019

Particulars Salary/ Stats
Highest Salary (Domestic) 50 LPA
Average Salary (Domestic) 22.35 LPA
Median Salary (Domestic) 21 LPA
New Recruiters 24
Top Recruiting company Boston Consulting Group
Companies with highest no. of offers KPMG & Pricewaterhouse Coopers
PSUs participating companies Power Finance Corporation & GAIL

 

Salary Highlights for 2018

Particulars Salary
Highest Salary 48 LPA
Average Salary 19.61 LPA
Median Salary 18.98 LPA

 

XLRI Placement Trends 2019


In the year 2019, although the number of recruiting companies dipped in comparison to last year, the average salary package saw a hike of 11 per cent. Take a look at the table below for details.

Features 2019 2018
Total number of PPOs received 122 122
Average Salary offered 22.35 LPA 19.61  LPA
Median Salary offered 21 LPA 18.98 LPA
First-time recruiters 19 29
Number of recruiters 104 132
Number of offers made 358 370

 

XLRI Admission 2020


  • February 20, 2020: Online applications for June 2020 session will be open from March 16 to April 16, 2020
  • February 17, 2020: Executive-PGDM (General) 2020-21 final results have been published
  • February 17, 2020: The link to the interview letter is activated for PGDM-HRM/ BM programme

XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Process 2020


  • Admission to PGDM programmes offered by XLRI is done based on a valid XAT score. Selection to FPM programme is done based on XL-RAPT/ UGC NET/ JRF/ GMAT/ GRE/ GATE.
  • Merit List for XAT is released on institute’s official website
    Shortlisted candidates are called for the final selection round
  • The final selection round consists of GD-PI-WAT
  • XLRI Research Aptitude Test (XL-RAPT) is conducted by XLRI all over India for admission to Fellowship Programme in Management
  • Selection of students for the regular fellowship programme is done based on XL-RAPT score

XAT 2021: Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern

What is XAT Exam?


XAT full form is Xavier Aptitude Test. It is the Admission Test for admission to MBA/PGDM programs in XLRI and other top MBA colleges like SPJIMR Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, XIMB Bhubaneswar, TAPMI Manipal and 150 other top MBA colleges in India. XLRI will offer admission on the basis of XAT 2021 only and will not accept any other test score. There are more than 70 cities and more than 100 venues where XAT 2021 will be conducted in India.

XAT 2021 exam

 

Key Description of XAT Exam


Organizing Institute: XLRI

Website: www.xatonline.in

Social Network: Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn

 

 

XAT 2021 Exam:


Xavier Aptitude Test, popularly known as XAT, is one of the largest MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI and 150+ MBA Colleges in India.

Every year more than 1,00,000 candidates from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities, Science, Law apply and appear in XAT exam to get into of the various MBA programs offered by these top B-schools. Over the years, XAT has become an easier test but to get a high percentile (90+) in XAT requires 4-5 months of serious preparation.

Based on past trends, XAT in 2021 will be held on Sunday January 3, 2021. XAT is conducted annually by XLRI Jamshedpur and is therefore known as XLRI-XAT.

XLRI will release XAT Notification in the third week of August 2020. Immediately after the release of notification, registration process for XAT will begin. In this article, you will read all key points to plan your XAT 2021 journey, including important dates, syllabus & pattern, how to prepare, past XAT toppers interviews and much more.

You will also find important links to Free XAT Mock Tests and genuine Past XAT Test Papers released by XLRI. So, read through the article till the end.

 

XAT 2021: Key Changes in Test Pattern


Following changes have been introduced in XAT by XLRI:

  • XAT is now changed to a computer based test from paper based test
    Single slot exam
  • Test timing changed - 9.30AM to 12.30PM from 10AM to 1 PM
  • Total questions increased to 100 from 99
  • No Essay Writing test
  • NAT Questions without negative marking introduced
  • All questions are of MCQ type
  • GK section not counted for percentile calculation
  • ¼ Negative Marking for wrong answer
  • Visually impaired candidates with scribe are given additional 25 minutes to solve Part 1 of the exam
  • Marks for every correct answer : 1
  • No Negative marking for General Knowledge section in part-2
  • All the MCQ type questions have five options with one correct option

 

Xavier Aptitude Test 2021: Highlights & Key Features


Following are the salient features of XAT with details on XAT exam date 2021, XAT Notification, XAT eligibility among other key points.

Test Conducting Body Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Number of MBA colleges under XAT 150+
Mode of Exam Computer Based Online Exam
Application Process Online; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for XLRI PGDM Programs
Application Fee Rs.1700/-
XAT Full Form Xavier Aptitude Test
Cut offs for XLRI 96 to 97 XAT percentile
Total Questions in the Exam 100
Sectional Division of Test 4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section.
Section which is not counted to prepare merit for shortlisting GK
Exam Difficulty Level Moderate to Difficult

XLRI conducts XAT in the month of January every year. After releasing the XAT Notification 2021 and finalizing the XAT exam date 2021, XLRI will announce the complete schedule and all XAT 2021 important dates.

Although XLRI will accept only XAT score, the other associated top MBA colleges will accept other exam scores also. XLRI has been conducting XAT for more than 60 years. Earlier it was paper based test, but since 2018 XAT has become a computer based test

 

XLRI & Other Top MBA Colleges Cut offs, Fee, Intake


Check the fee, number of seats and programmes offered by XLRI and other MBA colleges accepting score of Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) in the table given below:

Institute Name Fee (Rs.in Lakhs)* Seats* Flagship PGDM Programme
XLRI Jamshedpur 23.60 360 PGDM-BM; PGDM-HR
SPJIMR Mumbai 17.50 276 PGDM
XIM Bhubaneswar 17.30 360 MBA
IMT Ghaziabad 19.00 180 PGDM
IRMA Anand (Gujarat) 12.10 180 PGDRM
MICA Ahmedabad 20.00 180 PGDM-C
TAPMI Manipal 16.90 285 PGDM

 

XAT 2021 Important Dates


XLRI will announce the complete XAT schedule in the third week of August 2020 with XAT application fee, XAT admit Card date, XAT result date among other XAT 2021 important dates. The tentative dates are as under:

XAT Schedule 2021 Important Dates
XAT Notification Date August 20, 2020
Date for Registration start August 23, 2020
Last date for Registration & Application submission online without late fee November 30, 2020
Registration Last date with late fee December 10, 2020
Admit Card download Start Date December 20, 2020
Last date to Download Admit Card January 3, 2021
Exam Date January 3, 2021 (9.30 AM to 12.30 PM)
Result date By January 31, 2021 (Expect on Jan 25)

 

Exam Details: Pattern, Questions, Scoring


XAT is online computer based test. The aggregate maximum marks in XAT are 100 for 100 questions divided in 4 sections. Each correct answer is awarded +1 mark and each wrong answer will attract the penalty of -0.25 mark. Total time duration for the exam is 3 hours. XAT 2021 exam pattern is as below:

Sections in Exam Number of questions Overall Time Duration
Part-1 75 Total MCQs 165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making 21 No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 28 No Sectional Time Limit
Part-2 25 Total MCQs 15 Minutes
General Knowledge 25
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2) 100

 

 

XAT Exam 2021 Eligibility


XAT eligibility criteria 2021 need only a pass in your bachelor’s degree while other exams need a particular percentage of marks. The eligibility to appear in XAT is probably the simplest one among all the National Level MBA entrance exams. Read More

 

How to Apply for XAT?


The exam registration process is online and can be completed in six simple steps at official XAT website. It starts on August 23, 2020 and will close on November 30, 2020 without late fee. Read More

 

How to Prepare for XAT?


XAT exam full form – Xavier Aptitude Test comprises 3 major sections which are very important for shortlisting and determining your merit position.

The 4th section on GK is not taken in account to determine the merit. The XAT preparation should be in accordance with revised pattern of entrance exam and as per its syllabus.

The exam calls for special preparation for Decision Making section apart from other XAT topics. You need to focus on following while preparing for XAT:

  • Follow the XAT Pattern: Thoroughly understand the structure, number and type of questions
  • Scan thoroughly XAT Syllabus
  • Decide, if you need Online XAT preparation with coaching or wish to self-prepare for the exam
  • Get best Books for XAT preparation
  • Attempt XAT Mock Tests & XAT Previous Test papers
  • Devise strategy to crack XAT with 95+ percentile

 

 

XAT Score Accepting Colleges


There are 150+ MBA colleges who will accept XAT score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting XAT score for MBA admission 2021 are:

  • XLRI Jamshedpur
  • SPJIMR Mumbai
  • IMT Ghaziabad
  • XIM Bhubaneswar
  • TAPMI Manipal
  • XIME Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai
  • BIMTECH, Greater Noida
  • FORE School of Management, New Delhi
  • GIM Goa
  • Great Lakes, Chennai
  • LIBA Chennai

 

XAT Date for Notification 2021


XAT exam information with exam date, and other related dates will be released on XAT 2021 website in August 2020 third week. XAT 2021 Notification containing exam details, exam format, exam centres and all the XAT exam dates 2021 will be released in the leading news papers also.

It is expected that around 1 lakh candidates will appear in XAT as the number of candidates going for XAT registration 2021 are expected to increase again.

Over the years the candidates applying for Xavier Aptitude Test have increased as the data for past XAT exam registration also reveal this fact.

 

XLRI-XAT: Searching for Cream of Talent


XAT MBA entrance exam attracts the cream of talent in India. The best talent of country aspires for XAT accepting colleges.

The admission to XLRI is possible only through high scores in XAT MBA entrance exam. Return on investment at XLRI is high. 2 years fee and other expenses at SPJIMR, XLRI come to around Rs.16 to 20 lakhs.

Top recruiters from India and the world eye these institutes for their placement season. The offered salary packages go as high as Rs.25 to 35 lakhs per annum to the students of XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT among others who offer admission on the basis of XAT exam scores.

 

XAT 2021: Offers Level Playing Field


XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI. XLRI believes that single testing session with same difficulty level will provide level playing field to all the XAT test takers without any discrimination.

Around 90 thousand to 1 lakh candidates explore admission opportunities in XLRI and other member and associate MBA colleges accepting XAT scores.

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT full form) is the second largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in 11 member institutes and 140 Associate institutes accepting XAT scores.

Till 2017 XAT remained a paper based test. With effect from 2018, XAT has become an online computer based test. XLRI – the XAT conducting authority has announced the XAT 2021 exam date as January 3, 2021.

The XAT date is same across the country. On a single date, the exam will be held in 46 XAT test cities in India. However, the 2 cities abroad namely, Kathmandu and Dubai are no longer the XAT test cities.

 

 

XAT in 2021: Summary


  • XAT is one of the oldest MBA entrance exams being held for last 60 years.
  • XAT date is January 3, 2021
  • XAT pattern is now changed to online computer based test
  • XAT will be of 3 hours duration from 9.30 AM to 12.30PM
  • XLRI Jamshedpur conducts XAT every year in the month of January
  • XAT question paper is divided in 4 sections
  • Only 3 sections in XAT are taken into account to calculate the XAT percentile score and XAT merit list for written exam
  • Total questions are 99 and are of MCQ type
  • There is no Essay Writing Test in 2021 XAT Test
  • Apart from XAT registration and filling up the XAT application, candidates need to apply separately to their preferred MBA colleges including XLRI, SPJIMR and others.
  • Correct answer for each MCQ in XAT will get 1 mark
  • Negative marking 0.25 (¼) for MCQs from Sl no.1 to 75
  • No negative marking for MCQs from Sl No. 76 to 100 (GK questions)
  • Each question in XAT is followed by 5 answer options.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE): GRE Subject Tests

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States and Canada.

The GRE is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test was established in 1936 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

According to ETS, the GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning.

The content of the GRE consists of certain specific

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Vocabulary Sections

The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at testing centers and institution owned or authorized by Prometric.

In the graduate school admissions process, the level of emphasis that is placed upon GRE scores varies widely between schools and departments within schools.

The importance of a GRE score can range from being a mere admission formality to an important selection factor.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) was significantly overhauled in August 2011, resulting in an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performance on the first verbal and math sections determines the difficulty of the second sections presented. Overall, the test retained the sections and many of the question types from its predecessor, but the scoring scale was changed to a 130 to 170 scale (from a 200 to 800 scale).

The cost to take the test is US$205, although ETS will reduce the fee under certain circumstances. It also provides financial aid to those GRE applicants who prove economic hardship.

ETS does not release scores that are older than five years, although graduate program policies on the acceptance of scores older than five years will vary.

 

 

Key Description of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE):


Acronym: GRE

Type: Computer-based or paper-based standardized test

Developer / Administrator:

  • Educational Testing Service
  • Knowledge / skills tested Analytical writing
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning.

Purpose: Admissions to master's and doctoral degree programs in various universities

Year Started: 1936; 84 years ago

Duration: About 3 hours and 45 minutes (includes 1-minute breaks after each section and a 10-minute break after third section)

Score / Grade Range:

  • Analytical writing: 0.0 to 6.0 (in 0.5-point increments)
  • Verbal reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1-point increments)
  • Quantitative reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1-point increments)

Score / Grade Validity: 5 years

Offered: Computer-based test: Multiple times a year (depends on availability of the test center)

Paper-Based Test: Up to 3 times a year in October, November and February

Restrictions on Attempts Computer-Based Test: Can be taken only once after 21 days from the day of exam in every year. Maximum of 5 times a year. (Applies even if candidate cancels scores on a test taken previously.)

Paper-Based Test: Can be taken as often as it is offered.

Countries / Regions: About 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries
(Paper-based test offered only in areas where computer-based testing is not available.)

Languages: English

Annual number of test takers: 584,677 (2016)

Prerequisites / Eligibility Criteria No official prerequisite. Intended for bachelor's degree graduates and undergraduate students who are about to graduate. Fluency in English assumed.

Fee: US$ 205 or INR 15491

Scores / Grades Used By: Most graduate schools in USA, and few in other countries

Website www.ets.org/gre

Social Network: LinkedIn

 

History of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)


The Graduate Record Examinations was "initiated in 1936 as a joint experiment in higher education by the graduate school deans of four Ivy League universities and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching."

The first universities to experiment the test on their students were Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University and Columbia University.

The University of Wisconsin was the first public university to ask their students to take the test in 1938. It was first given to students at the University of Iowa in 1940, where it was analysed by psychologist Dewey Stuit.

It was first taken by students at Texas Tech University in 1942. In 1943, it was taken by students at Michigan State University, where it was analyzed by Paul Dressel. It was taken by over 45,000 students applying to 500 colleges in 1948.

"Until the Educational Testing Service was established in January, 1948, the Graduate Record Examination remained a project of the Carnegie Foundation."

 

Structure of GRE Test


The computer-based Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test consists of six sections. The first section is always the analytical writing section involving separately timed issue and argument tasks.

The next five sections consist of two verbal reasoning sections, two quantitative reasoning sections, and either an experimental or research section.

These five sections may occur in any order. The experimental section does not count towards the final score but is not distinguished from the scored sections.

Unlike the computer adaptive test before August 2011, the GRE General Test is a multistage test, where the examinee's performance on earlier sections determines the difficulty of subsequent sections.

This format allows the examined person to freely move back and forth between questions within each section, and the testing software allows the user to "mark" questions within each section for later review if time remains. The entire testing procedure lasts about 3 hours 45 minutes.

One-minute breaks are offered after each section and a 10-minute break after the third section.

The paper-based GRE General Test also consists of six sections. The analytical writing is split up into two sections, one section for each issue and argument task.

The next four sections consist of two verbal and two quantitative sections in varying order. There is no experimental section on the paper-based test. This version is only available in areas where the computer-based version is unavailable.

 

Scoring of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)


An examinee can miss one or more questions on a multiple-choice section and still receive a perfect score of 170. Likewise, even if no question is answered correctly, 130 is the lowest possible score.

 

Scaled Score Percentiles: The percentiles for the current General test and the concordance with the prior format are as follows.

According to interpretive data published by ETS, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018 about 2 million people have taken the test.

Based on performance of individuals the mean and standard deviation of verbal section were 150.24 and 8.44.

Whereas, mean and standard deviation for quantitative section were 153.07 and 9.24. Analytical writing has a mean of 3.55 with a standard deviation of 0.86.

Scaled score Verbal reasoning percentile Verbal prior scale Quantitative reasoning percentile Quantitative prior scale
170 99 760–800 96 800
169 99 740–750 95 800
168 98 720–730 93 800
167 98 710 90 800
166 97 700 89 800
165 96 680–690 86 790
164 94 660–670 84 790
163 93 650 82 780
162 90 630–640 79 770
161 88 620 76 770
160 86 600–610 73 760
159 83 590 70 750
158 80 570–580 67 740
157 76 560 64 730
156 73 540–550 60 720
155 68 530 56 700–710
154 64 510–520 53 690
153 60 500 49 680
152 54 480–490 45 660–670
151 51 460–470 41 640–650
150 46 450 37 630
149 41 430–440 34 610–620
148 37 420 30 590–600
147 33 410 26 570–580
146 29 390–400 23 550–560
145 26 380 19 530–540
144 22 370 16 500–520
143 19 350–360 13 480–490
142 16 340 11 460–470
141 14 330 9 430–450
140 11 320 7 400–420
139 9 310 6 380–390
138 8 300 4 350–370
137 6 290 3 330–340
136 4 280 3 300–320
135 3 280 2 280–290
134 2 270 1 260–270
133 1 260 1 240–250
132 1 250 <1 220–230
131 1 240 <1 200–210
130 <1 200–230 <1 200

 

Analytical Writing score Writing % Below
6 99
5.5 98
5 92
4.5 81
4 57
3.5 39
3 15
2.5 7
2 2
1.5 1
1 <1
0.5 <1

"Field-wise distribution" of test takers is "limited to those who earned their college degrees up to two years before the test date."

ETS provides no score data for "non-traditional" students who have been out of school more than two years, although its own report "RR-99-16" indicated that 22% of all test takers in 1996 were over the age of 30.

 

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Subject Tests


In addition to the General Test, there are also six Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Subject Tests testing knowledge in the specific areas of

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology.

The length of each exam is 170 minutes.

In the past, subject tests were also offered in the areas of:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Revised Education
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • History
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology.

In April 1998, the Revised Education and Political Science exams were discontinued. In April 2000, the History and Sociology exams were discontinued; with Economics, Engineering, Music, and Geology being discontinued in April 2001.

The Computer Science exam was discontinued after April 2013. Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology was discontinued in December 2016.

 

GRE Score Use in Admissions


Many graduate schools in the United States require GRE results as part of the admissions process. The GRE is a standardized test intended to measure all graduates' abilities in tasks of general academic nature (regardless of their fields of specialization) and the extent to which undergraduate education has developed their verbal skills, quantitative skills, and abstract thinking.

In addition to GRE scores, admission to graduate schools depends on several other factors, such as GPA, letters of recommendation, and statements of purpose.

Furthermore, unlike other standardized admissions tests (such as the SAT, LSAT, and MCAT), the use and weight of GRE scores vary considerably not only from school to school, but also from department to department and program to program.

For instance, most business schools and economics programs require very high GRE or GMAT scores for entry, while engineering programs are known to allow more score variation.

Liberal arts programs may only consider the applicant's verbal score, while mathematics and science programs may only consider quantitative ability. Some schools use the GRE in admissions decisions, but not in funding decisions; others use it for selection of scholarship and fellowship candidates, but not for admissions.

In some cases, the GRE may be a general requirement for graduate admissions imposed by the university, while particular departments may not consider the scores at all.

Graduate schools will typically provide the average scores of previously admitted students and information about how the GRE is considered in admissions and funding decisions.

In some cases programs have hard cut off requirements for the GRE; for example, the Yale Economics PhD program requires a minimum quantitative score of 160 to apply.

The best way to ascertain how a particular school or program evaluates a GRE score in the admissions process is to contact the person in charge of graduate admissions for the specific program in question.

In February 2016, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law became the first law school to accept either the GRE or the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) from all applicants.

The college made the decision after conducting a study showing that the GRE is a valid and reliable predictor of students' first-term law school grades.

In the spring of 2017, Harvard Law School announced it was joining University of Arizona Law in accepting the GRE in addition to the LSAT from applicants to its three-year J.D. program.

 

GRE score for MBA Admission


GRE score can be used for MBA programs in some schools.

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer-adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies.

Business schools commonly use the test as one of many selection criteria for admission into an MBA program.

Starting in 2009, many business schools began accepting the GRE in lieu of a GMAT score. Policies varied widely for several years. However, as of the 2014–2015 admissions season, most business schools accept both tests equally.

Either a GMAT score or a GRE score can be submitted for an application to an MBA program. Business schools also accept either score for their other (non-MBA) Masters and Ph.D. programs.

The primary issue on which business school test acceptance policies vary is in how old a GRE or GMAT score can be before it is no longer accepted. The standard is that scores cannot be more than 5 years old (e.g., Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School.

 

Preparation of GRE Test


A variety of resources are available for those wishing to prepare for the GRE. ETS provides preparation software called PowerPrep, which contains two practice tests of retired questions, as well as further practice questions and review material. Since the software replicates both the test format and the questions used, it can be useful to predict the actual GRE scores.

ETS does not license their past questions to any other company, making them the only source for official retired material. ETS used to publish the "BIG BOOK" which contained a number of actual GRE questions; however, this publishing was abandoned. Several companies provide courses, books, and other unofficial preparation materials.

Some students taking the GRE use a test preparation company. Students who do not use these courses often rely on material from university text books, GRE preparation books, sample tests, and free web resources.

Testing Locations of GRE

While the general and subject tests are held at many undergraduate institutions, the computer-based general test can be held in over 1000 locations with appropriate technological accommodations.

In the United States, students in major cities or from large universities will usually find a nearby test center, while those in more isolated areas may have to travel a few hours to an urban or university location. Many industrialized countries also have test centers, but at times test-takers must cross country borders.

 

Criticism of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)


Bias:

Algorithmic Bias: Critics have claimed that the computer-adaptive methodology may discourage some test takers since the question difficulty changes with performance.

For example, if the test-taker is presented with remarkably easy questions halfway into the exam, they may infer that they are not performing well, which will influence their abilities as the exam continues, even though question difficulty is subjective. By contrast, standard testing methods may discourage students by giving them more difficult items earlier on.

Critics have also stated that the computer-adaptive method of placing more weight on the first several questions is biased against test takers who typically perform poorly at the beginning of a test due to stress or confusion before becoming more comfortable as the exam continues.

On the other hand, standard fixed-form tests could equally be said to be "biased" against students with less testing stamina since they would need to be approximately twice the length of an equivalent computer adaptive test to obtain a similar level of precision.

Implicit Bias: The GRE has also been subjected to the same racial bias criticisms that have been lodged against other admissions tests.

In 1998, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education noted that the mean score for black test-takers in 1996 was 389 on the verbal section, 409 on the quantitative section, and 423 on the analytic, while white test-takers averaged 496, 538, and 564, respectively.

The National Association of Test Directors Symposia in 2004 stated a belief that simple mean score differences may not constitute evidence of bias unless the populations are known to be equal in ability.

A more effective, accepted, and empirical approach is the analysis of differential test functioning, which examines the differences in item response theory curves for subgroups; the best approach for this is the DFIT framework.

 

Weak indicator of graduate school performance

The GREs are criticized for not being a true measure of whether a student will be successful in graduate school. Robert Sternberg (now of Cornell University; working at Yale University at the time of the study), a long-time critic of modern intelligence testing in general, found the GRE general test was weakly predictive of success in graduate studies in psychology.

The strongest relationship was found for the now-defunct analytical portion of the exam.

Historical susceptibility to cheating

In May 1994, Kaplan, Inc warned ETS, in hearings before a New York legislative committee, that the small question pool available to the computer-adaptive test made it vulnerable to cheating. ETS assured investigators that it was using multiple sets of questions and that the test was secure. This was later discovered to be incorrect.

In December 1994, prompted by student reports of recycled questions, then Director of GRE Programs for Kaplan, Inc and current CEO of Knewton, Jose Ferreira led a team of 22 staff members deployed to 9 U.S. cities to take the exam. Kaplan, Inc then presented ETS with 150 questions, representing 70–80% of the GRE.

According to early news releases, ETS appeared grateful to Stanley H. Kaplan, Inc for identifying the security problem.

However, on December 31, ETS sued Kaplan, Inc for violation of a federal electronic communications privacy act, copyright laws, breach of contract, fraud, and a confidentiality agreement signed by test-takers on test day.

On January 2, 1995, an agreement was reached out of court.

Additionally, in 1994, the scoring algorithm for the computer-adaptive form of the GRE was discovered to be insecure.

ETS acknowledged that Kaplan, Inc employees, led by Jose Ferreira, reverse-engineered key features of the GRE scoring algorithms. The researchers found that a test taker's performance on the first few questions of the exam had a disproportionate effect on the test taker's final score.

To preserve the integrity of scores, ETS revised its scoring and uses a more sophisticated scoring algorithm.