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 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.



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.



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.



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
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
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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