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MBA Entrance Exam 2024: Top Colleges, Registration, Syllabus, and Fee

Entrance exam scores are typically used to determine admission to MBA programs at leading universities. Some institutions also consider candidates’ merit and professional experience when making admissions for the 2024 intake. Candidates seeking admission to MBA programs in the academic years 2024-2026 must take either national, state, or university-level entrance exams such as the CAT, XAT, MAT, TANCET, and others.

CAT, a widely recognized national-level MBA entrance exam, is especially popular among candidates seeking admission to IIMs and other prestigious business schools. According to the most recent information, the IIFT MBA entrance exam 2024 has been cancelled. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will now consider candidates’ CAT scores during the admissions process.

The CAT exam for the 2024 MBA admission cycle will be administered by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2023.  In addition to national-level MBA entrance exams, candidates can take multiple university-level entrance exams such as XAT, IBSAT, SNAP, and so on to gain admission to MBA programs.

Exam Dates 2024

MBA Entrance ExamLast Date to ApplyExam Date
CAT 2024To be announcedTo be announced
SNAP 202423-Nov-202410-Dec-2024 17-Dec-2024 22-Dec-2024
MAT 202420-Feb-24 (PBT) 5-Mar-24 (CBT) 21-Feb-24 (IBT) 29-Feb-24 (IBT) 5-Mar-24 (IBT)25-Feb-24 (PBT) 10-Mar-24 (CBT) 24-Feb-24 (IBT) 3-Mar-24 (IBT) 8-Mar-24 (IBT)
CMAT 2024To be announcedTo be announced
IIFT 2024Admission through CATAdmission through CAT
XAT 202510-Dec-202407-Jan-2025
ATMA 202410-Feb-202518-Feb-2025
OJEE 2024To be announcedTo be announced
IBSAT 202316-Dec-2024To be announced
TISSNET 2024Admission through CUET PGAdmission through CUET PG
TANCET 2024OverOver
TSICET 2024OverOver
KMAT 202425-Oct-202408-Nov-2024
MAH-CET 2024To be announced09-Mar-2024 and 10-Mar-2024
NMAT By GMAC 202310-Oct-202410-Oct-2024 to 19-Dec-2024
MICAT 202420-Nov-2024 (MICAT I) 16-Jan-2025 (MICAT II)02-Dec-2024 (MICAT I) 27-Jan-2024 (MICAT II)
KIITEE MBA 202415-Jan-202519-Jan-2024 to 21-Jan-2024
APICET 2024OverOver
Karnataka PGCET 2024OverOver

National-Level MBA Entrance Exams 2024

National Level MBA Entrance Exam 2024MBA Exam 
CAT 2024 Not Announced Yet
XAT 20257 January 2025
CMAT 2024First week of May 2024 (tentative)
SNAP 202410, 17, 22 December 2024
TISSNET MBA 2024February 2024
IBSAT 2024To be announced
NMAT 2024To be announced
ATMA 2024To be announced
MAT 202425-Feb-24 (PBT) 10-Mar-24 (CBT) 24-Feb-24 (IBT) 3-Mar-24 (IBT) 8-Mar-24 (IBT)

Top MBA Colleges Accepting MBA Entrance Exams

Each MBA entrance exam 2024 assists candidates in obtaining admission to specific colleges or institutes offering MBA programs. The table below shows the details of the MBA entrance exam and the colleges that accept their scores for admission.

MBA Entrance Exam 2024Top Institutes Accepting Exam Scores
CAT20 IIMs, IMI, IIFT, FMS, IMT, SPJIMR, TAPMI, MDI, IITs, + 500 Others
MICATMICA Ahmedabad
SNAPSIBM Pune, SCMHRD, + 13 Other top Symbiosis Institutes
MAT300 MBA/PGDM colleges across India
KIITEE ManagementKIIT School of Rural Management, KIIT School of Management
ATMA200+ MBA/PGDM offering colleges in India
CMATBIMTECH, VIT, Great Lakes, K J Somaiya, GIM, and all Institutes/Universities offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes
NMAT by GMACNMIMS Mumbai + 20 other MBA colleges & Universities
IRMASATIRMA Anand
TISSNETTISS, Mumbai, and other campuses of TISS
IBSAT8 campuses of ICFAI B-Schools, IBS Hyderabad
XATXLRI, GIM, XIME, Great Lakes, XIMB, IMT, TAPMI, LIBA, FORE + 140 Others

MBA Entrance Exam 2024 Syllabus 

MBA Exam SectionSyllabus Topics
Data InterpretationColumn Graph Line Graphs Tables Pie Chart Venn Diagrams Bar Graphs
Verbal AbilityIdioms Fill in the blanks Paragraph Summary Synonyms & Antonyms Sentence Correction Grammar Usage Facts/Inferences
Quantitative AptitudeNumber Systems LCM and HCF Speed, Time, And Distance Percentage Calculation Profit and Loss Binomial Theorem Simple And Compound Interest Geometry Trigonometry Linear and Quadratic Equations Probability Ratio and Proportion
ReasoningLogical Reasoning Prepositions Arrangements Clocks & Calendars Number & Letters Series Meaning-Usage Match Blood Relations Logical Sequence Matching & Connections Arrangement and Puzzles
Current Affairs Constitution Science Trade History/Geography/Economics World Summits Government Laws Famous People & Achievements World Leaders States & Capitals

Entrance exam application fees

MBA Entrance ExamReserved Category FeeGeneral Category Fee
CATRs. 1150/-Rs. 2300/-
MATRs. 1900/-Rs. 1900/-
SNAPRs. 1950/-Rs. 1950/-
NMAT by GMACRs. 2800/-Rs. 2800/-
CMATRs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
XATRs. 1750/-Rs. 1750/-
MICATRs. 1985/-Rs. 1985/-
KIITEE ManagementRs. 1250/-Rs. 1250/-
TISSNETRs. 260/-Rs. 1030/-
MAH CETRs. 800/-Rs. 1000/-
IBSATRs. 1800/-Rs. 1800/-