Top MBA Entrance Exams you must consider in 2022

MBA is one of the reputed degrees and every year, thousands of candidates opt for top MBA exams to get admissions for the course. India has more than 50 MBA entrance tests. Some tests are held at a national level, some at the regional level and some at institute level. Each candidate should be aware of the choices and options available to them, early on during MBA preparation season. Besides, MBA preparation requires dedication of at least 6-7 months. Therefore, we bring to you top MBA exams you must consider in 2018. The list is provided in ascending order as per tentative schedule of exam.


When: February, May, September & December 2022 (4 times a year)

MAT is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams. More than 600 institutes accept MAT scores for admission to management programmes. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA).

The exam is held in both online (computer-based) and offline (written) mode for 150 minutes and has 200 questions. The exam includes five sections:

  • Indian and Global Environment
  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning


When: March 2022-23

MH CET is a state-level management entrance exam. The exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, for admission to various management courses such as MMS, PGDBM and PGDM in various institutes in the state of Maharashtra.

The exam includes 200 questions for 150 minutes and has two sections:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning

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When: Oct 2022

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is also one of the important MBA entrance exams. It has recently been acquired by GMAC and was rebranded as NMAT by GMAC. Scores for this exam is used for admission to Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Alliance University, SRM University, BML Munjal University, VIT University, ICFAI Business School (IBS) and Ansal University.

This online test is held over a 75-day testing window, between October and December. The exam includes 120 questions for 120 minutes. Candidates can appear for the exam a total of three times and the best of three scores will be used for admission. The exam has three main sections:

  • Language Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Logical Reasoning

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When: November 2022

The biggest and most popular entrance examination of India, CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). CAT scores are used for admission by 20 IIMs and various other management institutes across the country.

Candidates need to attempt 100 questions in 180 minutes. CAT has three sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)

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When: December 2022

IIFT entrance test is held for admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). It is held in pen and paper mode. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions and has four sections.

  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Analysis

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When: December 2022

SNAP is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis International University. SNAP scores are primarily used for admission to 15 institutes under Symbiosis International University. This computed-based exam is held for two hours and includes 4 sections.

  • General English
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning

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When: January 2023

CMAT, second largest management entrance examination of the country taken by roughly 1.5 lakh candidates. Conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), CMAT is a computer-based exam (held for 180 minutes) and tests the candidate’s aptitude in four main sections:

  • Quantitative technique
  • Logical reasoning
  • Language comprehension
  • General Awareness

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When: January 2023

XAT is a computer based management aptitude test conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur. XAT scores are accepted by more than 100 management institutes. The test of 170 minutes duration includes four sections; however, the essay section is used only after candidates have been shortlisted for XLRI courses.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • GK & Essay

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All the best!


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