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MBA Admission 2018 is open in almost all the well-known MBA colleges in India located in preferred MBA destinations like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune. These MBA colleges accept almost all the national level entrance exam scores like CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA. Here are the MBA colleges where MBA Admissions dates are currently open, and you can apply now as per the MBA application deadlines of the respective MBA colleges.

Most of the MBA colleges with admission open and listed below have good placement record. Click here to check MBA Placement Trends and MBA/PGDM Programme Fee in MBA colleges in India.

(Updated on April 16, 2018)

MBA colleges with Admission Open 

MBA college
Exams accepted
Fees (Rs. in lakhs)
Last Date to apply 
CAT/CMAT/MAHCET
6
15-May
CAT/CMAT/MAHCET
1.36
15-May
CAT
11.5
April 20
CAT
10.5
April 23
CAT/CMAT/MAHCET for MMS
1.36 (MMS)
15-May
CAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA/MAHCET for PGDM
8.70 (PGDM)
CAT/CMAT/MAHCET
2.45
15-May
CAT, XAT, GMAT
11
15-Apr
CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/MAHCET/
KMAT/PGCET/ICET/TANCET  
  6.98
15-May
CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA  
6.5
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA
8.25
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT  
6.8
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA
9.25
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, NMAT by GMAC
7.5
15-May
CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT  
9.66
15-Apr
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT  
8
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT  
7.4
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA  
7.2
15-May
CAT, XAT, NMAT by GMAC, Own entrance exam  
14.64
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT  
 7.50
15-May
CAT, MAT, TANCET 
1.2
15-May
CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAH CET, MAT, NMAT by GMAC, SNAP, KMAT, UPES, PGCET, IBSAT, ICET, TANCET, ATMA, GMAT  
5.29
15-May

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Important Tips for MBA Admission 2018
Remember these important tips for success in your MBA Admission:

  1. Entrance Exam Score: It is only minimum eligibility criterion. You can improve your score to broaden your choice by taking May MAT 2018 and ATMA exams. Read more 
  2. MBA Admission in JBIMS & other MBA colleges in Maharashtra: Apart from JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA there are 400 MBA/MMS colleges where admission will open in May 2018 on the basis of CAT, CMAT, MAHCET scores. If you have scored well in any of these exams, you can apply after the admission notification is released by DTE Maharashtra. Read more
  3. Develop Alternatives: There are many MBA colleges who conduct their own admission test, if you have not appeared or do not wish to appear in May MAT 2018, you can explore admission chances in these B-schools. If you are sure to improve your score next year, you can also wait and appear in CAT, XAT, SNAP, CMAT, MAT to get admission in top MBA college next year. Read more 
  4. Be Mobile: Be ready to migrate to large cities like Delhi & Bangalore for better MBA colleges to get good career opportunities after completing the course. Read more 
  5. Sell yourself at GD and Personal Interview: This is the most important stage. Your participation and performance in GD-PI can give you an edge over your peers. It is better to prepare for GD round before it is too late.  Read more
  6. Campus visit: This is a must before taking Admission to know about the B-school instead of relying of everything in air. Ask the current students about the learning experience, placement, pedagogy, career prospects at the B-school
  7. Fee discounts are possible: Before proceeding for MBA admission check for the fee rebates, scholarships, and other financial assistance available at the MBA colleges. It will reduce your financial burden during the course study. Read more 
  8. Know AICTE Fee Refund rules: If you get a better MBA option after taking admission in the MBA college, you can claim for the full fee refund minus processing charges as per AICTE Fee refund rules. Read more
  9. Placement Record: Good Placement over the years is one of the important criteria to finalise the admission. Better to check past placement record and average salary of the MBA college. Read more
  10. Apply in time: Once you finalise the MBA options for admission, do not wait. Make sure to apply before the last date arrives. Many MBA colleges accepting multiple exam scores may close their admission process in a few days from now.

Top MBA colleges with Admission closed
While the MBA admission process in many MBA colleges accepting almost all the exam scores is open, most of the MBA colleges accepting only CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT scores have closed their MBA 2018-20 admission process. A list of few of such MBA colleges with admission process already closed is given below:

MBA college Exams accepted Fee (Rs. in lakhs) Last date status
Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) 
(Application for all 20 IIMs is submitted at the time of CAT exam registration in August/September)
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Kashipur, Shillong, Ranchi, Raipur, Rohtak, Trichy, Udaipur
CAT  12 to 22 Closed.
FMS New Delhi: Faculty of Management Studies CAT  0.25 Closed
SPJIMR Mumbai: SP Jain Institute of Management & Research CAT, XAT  16 Closed
MDI Gurgaon: Management Development Institute CAT  19.81 Closed
IMI Delhi: International Management Institute CAT  15.41 Closed
IMT Ghaziabad: Institute of Management Technology CAT, XAT  16.5 Closed
XLRI Jamshedpur: Xavier School of Management XAT  20 Closed
SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research CAT, XAT, CMAT 11.94 Closed
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAH CET, ATMA, GMAT 11 Closed
Xavier Institute of Management, XIMB CAT, XAT 16.7 Closed
BIMTECH Greater Noida: Birla Institute of Management Technology CAT, XAT 11 Closed
TAPMI Manipal: T A Pai Management Institute CAT, XAT 13 Closed
IRMA Anand: Institute of Rural Management CAT, XAT followed by IRMASAT 11.5 Closed
MICA Ahmedabad CAT 2017, XAT followed by MICAT 11.85 Closed
GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management CAT, XAT, CMAT   9.79  
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management - LBSIM New Delhi CAT  14.27 Closed
Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM - Chennai, Gurgaon CAT, XAT, CMAT  18.94 Closed
LIBA Chennai: Loyola Institute of Business Administration CAT 2017, XAT  11.9 Closed
IFMR Chennai: Institute For Financial Management & Research CAT, XAT, 12 Closed

To get MBA admission or PGDM Admission 2018 in top B-schools, you must take these two steps:

  • Prepare and do well in CAT 2017, XAT 2018, NMAT 2017, CMAT 2018 and other exams. The CAT 2017 exam is over now and you can not apply afresh for NMAT 2017 now as the NMAT 2017 testing window will close in a few days. Even if you have already appeared and done well in CAT 2017 or IIFT 2017, It’s important not to rely only on CAT exam or IIFT entrance test, as despite your potential, if you don’t score well in all the sections of the exams, you can lose a year. So we recommend that you, at least take 3 MBA entrance exams for MBA admission 2018.  You still have the registration and application dates open for a few entrance exams leading to MBA Admission 2018 and they are – XAT 2018 (Last date Dec 15, 2017); CMAT 2018 (Last Date Dec 18, 2017); MAT Dec 2017 (Last date – Dec 11); MAHCET 2018 (Application process to open in January 2018) 
  • Next, based on your potential scores, apply to B-schools of your choice. Top B-schools are strict with their dates, so apply within deadlines.

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