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5 Management Entrance Exams Other Than CAT

Ground Report | New Delhi: 5 Management Entrance Exams; While the Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular entrance exam for applicants applying to MBA programmes at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top B-Schools in the country, there are a variety of other entrance exams they can take.

The registration of CAT 2021 is closed now and the exam will be conducted on November 28. CAT is considered a highly competitive exam and around two-and-a-half candidates apply for this exam. There are other exams other than CAT that can provide the students with equally elite colleges for MBA. So here is the list of 5 other exams other than CAT for admission to the MBA Programme.

5 Management Entrance Exams

IIFT MBA (IB) 2022-24

MBA (International Business), flagship programme of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), is a six-trimester general management residential programme with a focus on International Business. Admission to this programme is given on the basis of IIFT MBA (IB) entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Registration for the exam is going on. The official website is

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The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admission to management programmes offered by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)-affiliated institutions across the country. Till 2018, the test was conducted by the AICTE and since 2019, the NTA is conducting the exam. CMAT 2021 is over. Details of the 2022 session of the exam will be announced at


Xavier Admission Test, or XAT, is held for admission to postgraduate management courses at over 160 institutions, including the XLRI- Xavier School of Management. Registration for the entrance exam is going on and the last date to apply is November 30. Visit for more details.

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The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is an entrance exam for admission to MBA programmes offered by institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). SNAP 2021 will take place on December 19, 2021, January 8, 2022, and January 16, 2022 and results will be out on February 1. Visit for more details. According to official information, 15 institutes accept the entrance exam scores.


Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test for admission to MBA programmes in over 600 B-schools across the country. MAT 2021 September session is over and results have been announced. For more information, visit

Apart from these, students can also consider management entrance exams like ATMA, and NMAT.

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