Most students are confused about which entrance exam is best for MBA.
For which exam they should prepare for?
Every management exam has its criteria and rules. The major problem that students face that the diversity in the syllabus, set of rules, and exam pattern for example if a candidate is preparing for the CAT exam will have to reshuffle his preparation for SNAP, XAT, or GMAT due to the difference in the exam pattern of each test.
Let’s find out the detail about top management entrance exams and how to prepare for each of the exams.
Picking the right exam is not easy –
Picking the right entrance exam is not as easy as it might seem. There are several criteria that a candidate has to think to seek admission. Because every management institute and B-schools in India accept different MBA entrance exam scores and ranks.
This creates confusion in the mind of MBA aspirants.
Here is the list of top entrance exams that you must appear in 2021.
CAT exam is considered to be the best exam among all. It is conducted by 20 IIMs on a rolling basis.
CAT exam is generally conducted in November each year and Each year 2-3 lakh candidates appear for this exam. It is considered to be one of the toughest exams.
This year IIM-KOZHIKODE has been taken the responsibility of conducting their exam. So if we talk about the score of this exam is not just accepted by IIMs, but also by other top non- IIMs such as FMS (Delhi), MDI (Gurgaon), IITs (PAN INDIA), IMI (Delhi) among other popular institutes.
Eligibility – Any person with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university is eligible to appear for CAT.
- Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension
- Data interpretation and logical reasoning
- Quantitative Aptitude
MAT 2020 (MANAGEMENT APTITUDE TEST)
This MAT exam is conducted by AIMA (All India management association), MAT is a popular MBA entrance exam. It is conducted four times a year in February, May, September, and December.
MAT scores are widely accepted by many business schools and universities across INDIA for the selection procedure.
Eligibility – Any person with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university is eligible to appear for MAT.
Exam Syllabus – Language comprehension, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, mathematical skills, Indian and global environment.
This is the key reason for the popularity of the MAT is its exam pattern. Because it provides a choice to candidates either appearing for an offline test or an online one depending upon the feasibility.
XAT 2020 (Xaviers Admission test)
It is conducted by XLRI, It is one of the oldest MBA entrance exams in India. XLRI conducts this exam annually in January across the country. More than 70 odd B-school accept scores of XAT, as its primary admission criteria are also GD/PI rounds for selection for the institutes.
Eligibility – Any person with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university is eligible to appear for XAT.
- Part 1 – verbal and logical reasoning, Decision making, Quantitative ability & Data interpretation.
- Part 2 -General knowledge, total questions(part 1&2).
The financial aspect is very important while choosing the right entrance examination. So, while CAT is the right choice while picking up the right one. It is also called the mother of all entrance examinations. All big institutes of India including 20 IIMs, MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi, and others accept the CAT score. And also, if you want to take up XAT, in addition to XLRI, the XAT score is accepted by 140 other B-schools in India, which makes it an ideal match.