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Top MBA entrance exams in India include CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT, CMAT, IIFT, MAT, MAH CET, IBSAT, etc. MBA aspirants who are planning to pursue the course in the 2024 academic session must know all about these top MBA entrance exams. Since, appearing for these exams is mandatory for admission to the MBA/PGDM courses, aspirants must gather all the information about these tests and then choose the one which is most convenient for them. For example, if an aspirant is aiming for IIMs, then they must appear for the CAT but if an aspirant is aiming for a Tier-2 private MBA college, then they should appear for CMAT or MAT. 

IIM administered CAT is the most popular entrance exam for MBA in India as over 1,200 MBA colleges select candidates for admission on the basis of marks obtained in this exam. Following CAT, the second most popular MBA entrance exam is CMAT conducted by the NTA. CMAT score is accepted by 1,000 MBA colleges across India. Third most popular MBA entrance exam is XAT which is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. XAT score is accepted by over 800 MBA colleges in India. 

Apart from these exams, there are more than 50 entrance tests for admission to the top MBA colleges in India. The MBA entrance exams in India are conducted at three different levels.

  • National level: Most popular among them are CATCMAT and MAT
  • State level: Most popular among them are MAH-CET, TSICET, APICET, KMAT and TANCET 
  • University/College level: Some prominent entrance tests include XATSNAP, IIFT Exam and IRMASAT

Top MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, MAT, IIFT, SNAP, TISSNET, IBSAT, CMAT, etc. for 2024 academic session will be conducted between November 2023 and April 2024. MBA aspirants can also choose from MAT, ATMA, MAH-CET, GMAT, OJEE, KMAT, APICET, TSICET and other state level entrance exams from February to May 2024.

 Read below to know which MBA exams you can take in the coming months, their registration process, eligibility, fees, syllabus, pattern and preparation strategy. This information will help you in deciding which entrance exam for MBA you can take this year and which MBA colleges you can apply to. 

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