Master in Business Administration or MBA is the concept that started in the United States of America in the early twentieth century. This is a post-graduate degree in business management which falls at the backdrop of the need that American companies for scientific approaches to management. The main areas of studies in the MBA course curriculum include; Business Operations, Marketing, Managerial Economics, Business Communication, Accounting, Business Ethics, Applied Statistics etc. Of late the MBA degree has gained prominence due to its multiple benefits. MBA is an entry to a career that not only provides monetary benefits but also the opportunities to rub shoulders with industry big-wigs if promoted regularly after continuous hard-work and perseverance. MBA grooms a student to become a confident person personally as well as professionally. Prepare for MBA exams by playing games on Eduthrill and Experience the thrill of challenging people around the world on MBA Interview Questions!

MBA Exams Schedule

Common Admission Test – CAT

  • CAT Exam Notification date: 29th of July 2018
  • Registration – Online: 8th August 2018 to 19th September 2018
  • Admit Card Release: Oct 24, 2018 to Nov 25, 2018
  • CAT Exam Date Online: 25th November 2018
  • Result: Second week of January, 2019

Xavier Aptitude Test- XAT

  • Notification date: August 20, 2018
  • Registration – Online: August 20, 2018 to November 30, 2018
  • Admit Card Release: December 20, 2018 onwards
  • Exam Date Online: January 6, 2019
  • Result: January 31, 2019

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade – IIFT

  • Notification date: August 6, 2018
  • Registration – Online: August 6, 2018 to September 24, 2018
  • Admit Card Release: November 16, 2018
  • Exam Date Online: December 2, 2018
  • Result: First week of January 2019

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test- SNAP

  • Notification date: August 28, 2018
  • Registration – Online: August 28, 2018 to November 26, 2018
  • Admit Card Release: December 1, 2018
  • Exam Date : December 16, 2018
  • Result: Second week of January 2019

Common Management Admission Test- CMAT

  • Notification date: October 11, 2018
  • Registration – Online:November 1- November 26, 2018
  • Admit Card Release: January 7, 2019
  • Exam Date January 28, 2019
  • Result:February 10, 2019

Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test- NMAT

  • Registration – Online: July 03, 2018 to October 03, 2018
  • Admit Card Release: Admit Card can be downloaded after completing the registration.
  • Exam Date :October 04, 2018 to December 17, 2018
  • Result: Last week of December 2018
  • Registration – Retake: Start: October 05, 2018 End: December 14, 2018

Maharashtra MBA Common Entrance Test- MAHCET

  • Notification date:13-01-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 20-01-2018 10:00 AM to 13-02-2018 05:00 PM (Tentative)
  • Admit Card Release: 17-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-03-2018 10:00 AM(Tentative)
  • Result: 11-03-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Integrated Common Entrance Test- ICET MBA

  • Notification date: 23-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 14-03-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Admit Card Release: 14-05-2018 05:00 PM(Tentative)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online:24-04-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Result: 18-05-2018 10:00 AM(Tentative)

Post Graduate Common Entrance Test- PGCET MBA

  • Notification date: 16-05-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 17-05-2017 10:00 AM to 01-06-2017 05:30 PM (Confirm)
  • Late Registration – Online: 12-06-2017 05:00 PM(Confirm)
  • Admit Card Release: 02-06-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-07-2017 02:30 PM to04:30 PM (Confirm)
  • Result: 29-07-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Exam  – TANCET

  • Registration – Online: 29-01-2017 10:00 AM to 20-02-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 25-03-2017 02:30 PM to04:30 PM (Confirm)
  • Result: 11-04-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test- KMAT

  • Registration – Online: 20-05-2017 10:00 AM to 16-07-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Admit Card Release: 28-07-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 30-07-2017 10:00 AM(Confirm)
  • Result: 07-08-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies UPES Management Entrance Test- UPES

  • Late Registration 09-06-2017 05:00 AM(Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 11-06-2017 10:30 AM(Confirm)
  • Result: 13-06-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Agricultural Technology Management Agency- ATMA

  • Notification date: 23-12-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 04-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Admit Card Release: 09-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 11-02-2018 10:00 AM(Tentative)
  • Result: 25-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Management Aptitude Test- MAT

  • Registration – Online: 03-10-2017 10:00 AM to 01-12-2017 11:45 PM
  • Admit Card Release: 25-11-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 09-12-2017 10:00 AM(Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Offline: 03-12-2017 10:00 AM(Confirm)
  • Result: 30-12-2017 05:00 PM (Tentative)

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test- IBSAT

  • Late Registration 23-09-2017 05:00 PM(Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-12-2017 10:00 AM to 24-12-2017 02:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Result: 02-01-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test- TISSNET

  • Notification date:24-10-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online:25-11-2017 05:00 PM(Confirm)
  • Admit Card Release:18-12-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-01-2018 10:00 AM(Confirm)
  • Result:27-01-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)

MICAT 2018

  • Registration – Online:26-09-2017 10:00 AM to 30-11-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Admit Card Release:11-12-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 17-12-2017 10:00 AM(Confirm)
  • Result:03-01-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)

MICAT 2018

  • Late Registration – Online:31-12-2017 05:00 PM(Confirm)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online:04-02-2018 10:00 AM(Confirm)

MBA Exam Pattern

MBA is one of the most sought after Post Graduate Program in Business Administration. Thousands of institutes in the country offer MBA programs with specializations in diverse fields like Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Operation Management etc. Lakhs of applicants every year aspire to clear the entrance exams like: CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, NMAT, CMAT, TISS, CET etc. in order to get admission to their Dream B-School. The details and the exam patterns of such MBA exams are quite diverse. Understanding the pattern of each test will help you streamline your MBA preparation.
Topic Name Description
CAT Exam Pattern CAT examination is an online exam that is the gateway to the top MBA colleges in the country. The exam is an aptiude test that checks the logical ability of the student.
XAT Exam Pattern XAT Exam Pattern has been provided to you so that you can explore the different questions types in the exam, at a glance
MAT Exam Pattern MAT Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Colleges under MAT, MAT Registration & Notification
CMAT Exam Pattern CMAT Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Colleges under CMAT, CMAT Registration & Notification

Sample MBA Entrance Exam Questions


What will be the remainder when 784 is divided by 342?


If n2 = 12345678987654321, what is n?


If A and B are two co-prime numbers, what are their HCF and LCM?


If A : B = 2 : 3, B : C = 6 : 7 and C : D = 8 : 9, then A : B : C : D = ?


The board will ____________ claims made against teachers.


Find out the word that has a meaning opposite to the word JUSTNESS.

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Frequently Asked Questions About MBA

    1. Q1. What is the difference between MBA and PGDM program?
1 Masters in Business Administration Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
2 At the end of an MBA programmes, candidates receive a degree. At the end of PGP and PGDM course, candidates are offered a Diploma
3 MBA course curriculum is designed by the university. PGPM or PGDM courses are determined by the individual institute.
4 The core syllabus (and sometimes even elective subjects) will be pretty much same in two MBA colleges under the same university. This gives a certain flexibility to the course curriculum. Syllabus undergoes a change according to industrial requirements every year.
5 Since PGP or PGDM courses are offered by autonomous bodies, students need to be careful while taking admission. Many smaller colleges and institutes make claims or do not have proper accreditation status. MBA degrees are conferred by varsities, and hence there’s a lower chance of fraudulent claims.
6 Some experts claim most MBA courses focus more on theoretical and technical aspects of management rather than adopting a practical approach. PGP or PGDM courses have an industrial orientation and focus on skills based on market requirements.
6 It has been observed that most MBA courses have lower tuition fees as compared to PGP or PGDM courses. This may be so because mostly government approved universities offer MBA degrees. These universities receive financial aid and grants from the government, making the degree cheaper for the student. In case of a PGP or PGDM degree, students have to bear the cost of the entire programme. However, this is not an ironclad rule. There are MBA degrees which charge high tuition fees (such as IIFT).
    1. Q2. How to select an institute for full-time MBA or PGDM program?

1.Accreditations are the certificate of competence of a course in an institute. Keep the accreditations in mind to assess the areas of expertise, and the integrity of the degree being conferred. 2.The level of faculty and the curriculum structure are important aspects for choosing a college for further studies. For example, the faculties having industrial experience will give you better insight of the practical aspects of the subject. Also, compare the curriculum of different institutes. 3.Check for average placement percentage each year along with the quality of companies that visit the campus for placements. 4.Area of interest is important because getting into a dream university but in an irrelevant course makes no sense. But along with that check for geographical suitability and financial investment as per your budget.

    1. Q3. How much would it cost to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program?

Every B-school has its own fee structure. Overall, it may cost you around Rs 20,000 to Rs 15 lakhs or more to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program. Ex: Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) (Fee: INR 20,960) and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) (Fee: INR 15,50,000). Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 21.0 L Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 18.7 L Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 18.7 L Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 11.8 L

    1. Q4. What is the eligibility criteria to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program?

Candidate having Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years from any recognized university with at least 50% marks are eligible for the MBA entrance exams. Final year students can also apply.