Top MBA entrance exams 2019 in India

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  • Date: 2019-03-15 19:06:54
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Top MBA entrance exams 2019 in India

The Top MBA entrance exams are CAT/ MAT / XAT / CMAT / GMAT / ATMA / NMAT / GRE, Bookmycolleges.com is providing you with all the information you need regarding the top MBA entrance exams.

In today’s time everybody is aiming to do to an MBA, therefore the need of the hour is to know which MBA exams one should give for getting into one of the top colleges in India. Masters in Business Administration I not just a degree but a professional course which makes students a better citizen and a better working professional. Therefore, Bookmycolleges.com is providing you with all the information you need regarding the top entrance exams for MBA in 2019 which are CAT/ MAT / XAT / CMAT / GMAT / ATMA / NMAT / GRE

CAT – Common Admission Test

CAT is the top entrance exam among all others and all the colleges in Indi accept CAT scores to check the aptitude of the applicant.

CAT is the most popular exam among the entrance exams for Post-Graduate Management courses. The test is considered to be one of the toughest exams in India. The test is conducted by one of the IIM’S every year on the basis of a rotation policy which they have therefore these scores are accepted in all IIM’S and almost all other Management colleges in India to select the best-suited candidate for their college.

Students from all around India who are Interested in Post-Graduate Management courses register in CAT every year, in 2018, about 2,40,338 students applied for the test, and every year the number of applicants increases by a huge number.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s Degree or any Professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with minimum percent marks or equivalent CGPA in Graduation (from any field).

Reservation Criteria

Category

Minimum score

General

50%

SC/ST/PWD/DA

45%

  • The Degree should be from a University/Institution which is recognized and approved by the governing body of Education in India i.e. the University/Institution should come under the act of parliament or pronounced to be considered as a University under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and the individuals who have finished degree prerequisites and are anticipating results can also apply.

Application fee

  • Rs.2000/- for General category
  • Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PWD
  • The application fee can be paid via debit card credit card or net banking.

 Exam Pattern

The Common Admission Test (CAT) utilizes multiple versions, of the test. Therefore, there are two types of scores involved: a raw score and a scaled score.

The raw score is calculated section-wise based on (+) 3 points for a correct answer (–) 1 for a wrong answer and no marking for unanswered questions. The raw scores are then adjusted through a process called equating, and then finally the equated raw scores are placed on a common scale or metric to ensure appropriate interpretation of the scores and this process is called scaling.

Should know points about CAT

  • It is a computer-based test which consists of 100 objective type questions.
  • There are three sections in the test mainly:
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

There is no given test format as it changes every year, here is a question paper format from last year’s exams:

Sections

Number of Questions

Marks

Quantitative Ability

34

102

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

34

102

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

32

96

It is expected that the number of questions in each section may vary.

  • A few questions in each section will be non-MCQ type questions (TITA-Type in The Answer).
  • Each question carries 3 marks and for every wrong answer, the negative marking is 1.
  • No negative marking for non-MCQ questions.
  • 60 minutes of time will be allotted for each section.
  • The test takers cannot switch between sections or move to the next section before the given time of that section finishes.
  • The order of questions is the same for all the candidates.
  • VARC
  • DI & LR
  • QA
  • A virtual calculator will be provided to students throughout the examination.
  • Percentile rankings are provided for individual sections as well as for the overall exam score.

 

NMAT - NMIMS Management Aptitude Test

NMAT stands for NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test and is conducted by the Graduate Management Council (GMAC). Approximately 88000 students appear for this exam every year.

Eligibility  

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institution with a minimum aggregate of 50% in graduation.
  • Final year students can also apply for the exam provided that they fulfil the desired criteria within the given time.

Application Form Fee

  • Rs.1900/- + applicable taxes are the registration fee
  • Rs.2000/- + applicable taxes for a late fee
  • You can pay the fee through:
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • American Express Card
  • Mobile Wallets
  • Net Banking

Exam Pattern

NMAT is an online computer-based test with 120 questions and total given time is 120 minutes. The exam syllabus and paper pattern described below:

Section

Number of Questions

Time Duration

Language Skills

32

22

Quantitative Skills

48

60

Logical Reasoning

40

38

Total

120

120

Points to remember about NMAT

  • It is an online computer-based test
  • The test duration is 120 minutes
  • Each section is individually timed the candidates must attempt these sections within the allotted time
  • No negative marking for the wrong answer
  • You can take the test three times in a given admission cycle
  • The exam offers you the liberty to choose your test date, centre and time.

 

XAT - Xavier Aptitude Test 

 XAT is also one of the most popular entrance exams in India which is accepted by Many top MBA colleges. The test is conducted by Xavier Management School- Xavier Labour Relations Institute Jamshedpur, it is conducted at National level and XAT scores are applicable in 800 colleges across India for admission in Management courses.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree of any discipline from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Student in their Final Year are also eligible to apply for the test.

Application Form Fee

  • Rs.1700/- for all categories.
  • The late fee is Rs.2000/-
  • The fee can be paid through online mode including debit card, credit card, and net banking.

Exam Pattern and should know points about XAT

  • XAT is an online computer-based exam.
  • It consists of 100 questions.
  • Essay writing which has been a part of the examination till now has been eliminated in 2019.
  • The questions are MCQ type and each MCQ is followed by 5 answer questions.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • For each wrong answer in part on the negative marking is 0.25.
  • No negative marking for part 2

Parts

Sections

Number of questions

Duration

Part 1

Verbal and Logical ability

Decision Making

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation

75

170 minutes

Part 2

General knowledge

25

40 minutes

 

CMAT – Common Management Admission Test

CMAT was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) till 2018 but from 2019 if will be conducted by NTA, National Testing Agency. It is a national level test and around 1 lakh students take the exam for admission in AICTE approved Universities or Colleges.

Eligibility

·         Candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% in graduation for general category and 45% in case of reserved categories.

·         Students in the Final year are eligible to apply for the exam

·         There is no bar for age i.e. there is no age limit to apply.

·         Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Application Form Fee

·         General and OBC Rs.1400 + bank charges.

·         SC/ST/PD/Female Rs.700 +bank charges.

·         The fees can be paid through debit card, credit card, and net banking.

Exam Pattern

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Language Comprehension

25

100

Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation

25

100

General Awareness

25

100

Total

 

400

·         CMAT is a computer-based test.

·         The time duration for the test is 3 hours.

·         The official website for its registration is https://www.nta.ac.in/Managementexam

 

MAT - Management Aptitude Test

MAT is a national level exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission in Management courses in colleges in India. The scores of this test is accepted in over 600 colleges in India and the test is held four times in a year i.e. February, May, September, and December. MAT is conducted in both online and offline mode.

Eligibility

·         The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) from a recognised institution.

·         There is no age bar, candidates of any age can apply

·         Students in their Final year graduation can also apply

Application Form Fee

For Paper-Based Test (PBT)

Rs.1550/-

For Computer Based Test (CBT)

Rs.1550/-

For Both PBT & CBT

Rs.1550/-

·         The fee can be paid through debit/credit card or net banking.

·         Registration website https://mat.aima.in/feb19

Exam Pattern

·         The exam is conducted in both online and offline mode.

·         The time duration is 150 minutes.

·         Number of questions is in the test are 200

·         Maximum marks are 200

·         Each question carries 1 mark and negative marking -0.25 for the wrong answer

There are 6 sections in the test

Sections

No. of Questions

Language and Comprehension

40

Mathematical Skills

40

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

40

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

40

Indian and Global Requirements

40

Total

200

 

GMAT - Graduate Management Aptitude Test

GMAT a computer-based online test which is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is held multiple times a year. The exams scores are applicable in approximately 2300 B-Schools and 7000 Programs.

Eligibility

·         The Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years old and if the applicant belongs to the age group of 13-17 you have to get written permission of your parent or guardian prior to scheduling the exam.

·         The candidates are not permitted to take the test for more than 8 times in total and not more than 5 times one year.

·         If you want to take the test again you must wait for at least 16 days after you have given the exam. If you have previously achieved a perfect score of 800 you have to at least wait for five years to reappear for the test.

Application/Registration Fee

·         The fee for registration is Rs.17826.25/- ($250)  

·         If you want to reschedule your exam the fee is Rs.4262.7/- ($60) after 7 days before the appointment

·         If you want to reschedule within 7 days of appointment Rs.17826.25 ($250)

·         If you wish to cancel the exam you will receive Rs.5683.6/- ($80) in a refund.

·         The exam fee can be paid through:

o   Debit/Credit cards

o   Cashier’s checks

o   Money Orders

o   Personal Checks

 

Exam Format

GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) which comprises four sections including MCQ type questions and written assessment.

The exam pattern for GMAT 2019 is as follows:

Sections

Time Duration

Number of Questions

Score Range

Analytical Writing and Assessment

30 minutes

1 (essay)

0-6

Integrated Reasoning

30 minutes

12

1-8

Quantitative Reasoning

62 minutes

31

6-51

Verbal Reasoning

65 minutes

36

6-51

Should know things about GMAT 2019

·         The test duration is 3.5 hours.

·         The result of your test will be shown you unofficially when you are done with each section.

·         Official website to register https://www.gmac.com/

·         The aspirants cannot appear in the GMAT exam, more than once in 16 days.

 

ATMA - AIMS Test for Management Admissions

ATMA stands for AIMS Test for Management Admissions. The score of ATMA is accepted in 200 high ranking MBA colleges. The Association of Indian Management School (AIMS) which conducts ATMA test for MBA admissions has a membership of 740 top Postgraduate Management colleges. ATMA scores are acknowledged by MBA colleges which are autonomous, University B-Schools offering MBA degree or private PGDM college.

AIMS conducts 5 ATMA exams each year in January, February, May, June, and August.

To help aspiring MBA students help with searching the right college for them accepting ATMA scores, BookMyCollege.com has listed the Top Colleges for MBA accepting ATMA scores with their cut-offs and fee structure.

Important information about ATMA test

•          ATMA 2019 January will be conducted on 13, January 2019 from 2 pm- 5 pm. The reporting time for the examination is 1 pm.

•          It is a computer-based online test.

•          The application fee is Rs. 1100/- excluding 18% GST (Rs. 1100 + 198 = 1298/-). The fee payment can be made through debit/credit card Payment Gateway.

•          The ATMA exam would contain 180 Questions in overall six sections. In case of a pen-paper test, each question has to be attempted in serial order unlike in computer-based test.

•          The total time which will be provided to the students will be 3 hours for writing the test. The questions will cover the following:

o          Verbal reasoning

o          English comprehension

o          Logical/Analytical reasoning

o          Quantitative Aptitude

 

GRE - Graduate Record Examination

GRE is considered the world’ largest assessment program for Graduate Admissions. More than half million individuals appear for the test in over 1000 test centres and across 160 countries every year and scores are accepted at thousands of graduate programs around the world for masters and doctoral programs.

Eligibility

·         Graduation from a recognized University/Institution

·         There are no such eligibility criteria for the exam anyone regardless of age and qualification can apply for the exam the only thing one should be concerned about is passport as the original passport is needed at the time of the exam.

Application Form Fee                                                                                 

·         The application form fee is $205 worldwide which roughly translates to Rs.13500-14500/-

·         GRE subject test costs which is roughly Rs.10000-11000/-

·         Apart from this, the candidates have to pay for special handling requests like:

o   Late registration fee Rs.1550-2550/-Standby testing Rs.1550-2550/-

o   Rescheduling fee Rs.3550-4550/-

o   Changing the test centre. Rs.3550-4550/-

o   Changing a subject in the subject test Rs.3550-4550/-

Exam Pattern

GRE is an online computer based and paper-based test both and consists of three sections majorly:

o   Analytical Writing

o   Verbal Reasoning

o   Quantitative Reasoning

The exam pattern for both computer-based and paper-based tests are as follows:

Sections

Paper-based

Computer-based

 

No. of sections

Duration

No. of sections

Duration

Analytical Writing

2 sections -2 tasks

60 minutes

1 section -2 tasks

60 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

2 section- 50 questions

70 minutes

2 section- 40 questions

60 minutes

Quantitative Reasoning

2 section- 50 questions

80 minutes

2 section- 40 questions

70 minutes

Total

 

210 minutes

 

190 minutes

You Should know things about GRE

  • The total scores are valid for 5 years after the year in which you took the exam
  • The total time given for the test is 3hours 45 minutes
  • There is no cut-off for GRE as every college has their own cut-off as per their requirements.
  • GRE in an International level examination which is held across 160 countries.

So, there you are, now you have all the information regarding entrance exams for management courses, so what are you waiting for go register now and chase your dreams.

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