There are many admission tests for MBA courses? I am a bit confused about the various tests. What are the subjects of the test? When should I apply to the institutes or for the tests? I am in the second year BA Economics course. I want to start preparation early. Please help me.
Admissions to MBA courses are conducted in two stages. Firstly, there is a written test for two hours consisting of objective type questions on verbal reasoning, English comprehension, mathematical reasoning (or numerical ability), and data interpretation/sufficiency.
Moreover, some admission tests also have sections on analytical and logical deductive ability, general knowledge on business environment, and essay. Those who pass this test are called for a group discussion and interview. For final admission, your academic record, work experience, score in written test, performance in the group discussion and interview are considered. However, most institutes give very little weightage to academic results and work experience. Your score in the admission test and performance in the group discussion and interview are given maximum consideration.
There are many admission tests for MBA courses:
1. You can qualify in CAT conducted by IIMs and get admission to IIMs and several other institutions in India like TA Pai Institute of Management Studies, Nirma Institute of Management, Management Development Institute, Goa Institute of Management, etc.
2. You can qualify in MAT and get admission into several institutes all over India like Northern Institute of Integrated Learning in Management, Indian Institute of Finance, etc.
3. You can qualify in XAT and get admission into Xavier Labour Relations Institute and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.
4. You can qualify in the JMET and get admission into one of the IITs’ and in Indian Institute of Science.
5. You can qualify in CET of Maharashtra for admission to MMS courses of several institutes under Mumbai University like Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Welingkars Institute of Management Development & Research, Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research & Entrepreneurial Education, etc.
6. Several management institutes have their own admission test. For example, FMS, University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Bharatidasan Institute of Management, etc.
Admission notifications of most management institutions are published between August and December in leading newspapers of India.