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Update on
November 21, 2019

 

MBA Entrance exams dates for MBA admission 2020 have already been announced. The schedule of National level MBA entrance exams has begun in October 2019 with NMAT exam dates and will continue till February 2020. The national level MBA exam MAT of December 2019 and February 2020 will offer opportunities for MBA admission 2020 in the MBA colleges in India. 

 

Apart from the dates of eight popular national level MBA entrance exams in MBA Exam Calendar, like CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, MAT, ATMA, CMAT, the state level and Institute specific MBA entrance exams dates of IIFT 2020, TISS NET 2020 and IBSAT 2019 have also been announced and will be held for MBA admission 2020 batch in December 2019 and January 2020. 

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SPJIMR Mumbai - PGDM 2020, Last date Nov 22

MDI Gurgaon - PGP 2020, Last date Nov 22

IMI New Delhi PGDM Admissions 2020-22 Open

IMT Ghaziabad- MBA & PGDM 2020, Last date Nov 22

FORE NEW DELHI, PGDM ADMISSIONS-2020

Great Lakes Chennai, Gurgaon,  PGPM 2020-21

SIMSR Mumbai, PGDM Admissions 2020 Open

MICA Ahmedabad, Admissions 2020 Open

IFMR GSB, Krea University, MBA 2020-22

LBSIM Delhi, PGDM Admissions 2020 Open

WE School Mumbai, Bangalore, PGDM 2020-22

IBSAT 2019 Registration Open: Last date - Dec 12

SDA Bocconi Asia Center, IMB Batch 2020-22

Sri Balaji University Pune, Admissions 2020 Open

 

MBA Entrance Exam

Top 15 MBA Entrance Exams 2020
There are national and state level MBA exams available for MBA admission 2020. Schedule of all the National MBA entrance exam dates for MBA admission 2020 has been announced. The Schedule for state level MBA entrance exam dates 2020 shall be announced from January 2020 onwards. 

National MBA Exams
CAT 2019, XAT 2020, NMAT 2019, SNAP 2019, CMAT 2020
MBA Entrance Exam dates are from October 4 2019 to January 24, 2020
Institutes’ Own Entrance Exams
IIFT 2020, TISSNET 2020, IBSAT 2019, KIITEE 2020, MICAT 2020
MBA Entrance Exam dates are from December 1, 2019 to February 2020
State Level MBA Exams
MAH CET 2020, PGCET 2020, TANCET 2020, TSICET 2020, KMAT 2020
Entrance Exam dates are from March 7, 2020 to July 25, 2020

Following are the top fifteen MBA exams in 2019 and 2020 that will offer MBA admission 2020 in top MBA colleges in India. These MBA exams include the National level MBA Exams, Institute level MBA test and State level MBA exams for admission 2020:

 

  1. National MBA Entrance Exams
Name of the National MBA Exams
Date of Exam
Top MBA colleges accepting Exam Score
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019
November 24, 2019
IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT
Xavier Aptitude Test - XAT 2020
January 5, 2020
XLRI, SPJIMR, XIMB, IMT, TAPMI
NMAT by GMAC 2019
Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
NMIMS, ISB-APPBA, SPJIMR-PGMPW, TAPMI-Mu Sigma, XUB, VIT Vellor, SD Bacconi Asia Centre
SNAP 2019
December 15, 2019
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM & 12 Other Symbiosis colleges
CMAT 2020
January 24, 2020
GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Jaipuria, N L Dalmia
  1. Institute Level MBA Entrance Exams
Name of the MBA Entrance Exams
Date of Exam
Top MBA Institute Conducting its Admission Test
IIFT MBA (IB) 2020 Entrance Exam
December 1, 2019
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2020
January 12, 2020
Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) all campuses
IBSAT 2019
December 21 & 22, 2019
9 ICFAI B-Schools
MICAT 2019 & 2020
December 2019 & February 2020
MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2020
January 18-20, 2020 
KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
  1. State MBA Entrance Exams
Name of State Level MBA Entrance Exams
Date of Exam
Top MBA College Accepting Exam Score
MAH-MBA CET 2020
March 7 & 8, 2020
JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR
Karnataka PGCET 2020
July 11, 2020
AIMS Bangalore, IBA, Adarsh, GIBS, IIBS, ISB&M and all the colleges affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU Karnataka
TANCET 2020
June 13, 2020
Anna University, Tamilnadu, Madras University, SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Josephs School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore
TS ICET 2020
May 15 & 16, 2020
Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU);
Satavahana University (SU)
KMAT 2020
July 19, 2020
IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti 

MBA Entrance Exams Calendar for MBA admission 2020
The MBA entrance exam dates and the last date to apply for MBA entrance exam for national level MBA entrance exams leading to admission to MBA 2020-22 batch have been extended for number of exams. IIMs extended the CAT 2019 MBA entrance exam last date to September 25, 2019 from the learlier last date of September 18; NMAT 2019 had a long window of 3 months before the last date to apply got over. IIFT also extended the last date for its MBA (IB) 2020-22 batch entrance exam to November 3, 2019 from the earlier last date of October 25. MAT MBA entrance exam last date for each MAT exam is invariably extended by AIMA. Following are the revised last date for each MBA entrance exam.

MBA Entrance Exams
MBA Entrance Exams 2019 & 20 Dates
MBA Entrance Exam Last Date to Apply
November 24, 2019
September 18, 2019
January 5, 2020
November 30, 2019
December 1, 2019
November 3, 2019
Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
October 3, 2019
December 15, 2019
November 23, 2019
January 24, 2020
November 30, 2019
MAT 2019 Dec (Paper Based)
December 8, 2019
December 1, 2019
MAT 2019 Dec (Computer Based)
December 14, 2019
December 6, 2019
December 21 & 22, 2019
December 12, 2019
January 4, 2020
November 25, 2019
IRMASAT 2020 (Now part of GD-PI)
February 2020 (Last Week)
December 31, 2019
December 7, 2019
November 25, 2019

The largest MBA entrance exams for MBA admission 2020 IIM-CAT 2019 exam date is Nov 24, 2019, IIFT 2019 is on December 1, 2019; XLRI-XAT 2020 on January 5, 2020 and NMAT 2019 exam dates which start on October 4 will be over on December 17, 2019. The registration and application process for CAT 2019, IIFT 2019, NMAT 2019, XAT 2019 has started and the last dates to apply will close as shared above.

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TAPMI Manipal, PGDM Admissions 2020

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, MBA

BIMTECH Greater Noida, PGDM- 2020-22

SDMIMD Mysore, PGDM-2020-22

IRMA Anand, PGDRM Admissions 2020 Open

GIM Goa, PGDM 2020-22, Last date Dec15

MDI Murshidabad, PGP Admission 2020

SIBM Bangalore, MBA Admission 2020

SOIL Gurgaon, PGDM Admissions 2020 Open

 IBA Bangalore, PGDM 20-22(20th Batch)

DSB, VIPS-TC Delhi, PGDM Admission 2020

Lexicon Pune, PGDM/Global MBA 2020

Opportunities for MBA admission 2020 in IIMs, XLRI, Symbiosis, FMS, NMIMS, IIFT, and other top MBA colleges have started with the beginning of application process of the MBA entrance exams. All the national level MBA entrance exams dates 2019 for MBA admission 2020 are now announced and the application process for the major exams has started from July 2019 along with the commencement of the registration process.

 

MBA Entrance Exams & the Score Accepting Colleges
MBA 2020 entrance exam dates are announced along with the release of MBA entrance exams 2019 and 2020 notifications by the respective exam conducting authority. There are National Level, State Level and Institute Level MBA Entrance Exams leading to MBA admission in more than 3000 MBA colleges in India. Following are the MBA colleges corresponding to them are the different MBA Entrance Exams scores of which are accepted by these colleges. It may be noted that the MBA entrance exams dates and schedule 2019 for some of the National level entrance tests like CAT, IIFT, CMAT, NMAT by GMAC, MAT, ATMA change from exam to exam, the MBA exam dates for few other MBA exams like SNAP, XAT are traditionally fixed and are rarely changed. 

MBA Entrance Exams
Top Institutes Accepting Exam Score
20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, IMT, TAPMI + 500 Others
XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB + 140 Others
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD,  + 13 Other top Symbiosis Institutes
NMIMS Mumbai + 20 other MBA colleges & Universities
3 Campuses of IIFT at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada 
All the Institutes and Universities offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes
IBS Hyderabad & all the other 8 campuses of ICFAI B-Schools
300 MBA/PGDM colleges across India
More than 200 MBA/PGDM colleges in India
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and all its campuses
IRMA Anand
MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management KIIT School of Management; KIIT School of Rural Management

While National level MBA entrance exams are held from October with the beginning of NMAT exam date, almost all the national level MBA entrance exams are over in the month of February with MAT and ATMA exam dates. The state level MAHCET, TS-ICET, AP-ICET, PGCET, KMAT, TANCET exam dates fall in the months of March, May, June and July. The schedule for these MBA entrance exams is announced in January/February onwards. 

 

The largest MBA entrance for MBA admission 2020 IIM-CAT 2019 exam date is Nov 24, 2019, IIFT 2019 exam date is December 1, 2019; XLRI-XAT 2020 exam date is January 5, 2020 and NMAT 2019 exam dates which started on October 4 will be over on December 17, 2019.

 

Cost of MBA Entrance Exams Application Form 2020
The MBA entrance exam fee for the upcoming MBA entrance tests has gone up for some exams while for many other MBA entrance exams, the MBA entrance exam cost has been kept at last year level. The table below shares the cost of MBA entrance exam application form for each exam:

MBA Entrance Exams
MBA Entrance Exam Fee (General category)
MBA Entrance Exam Fee (Reserved category)
Rs.1900/-
Rs.950/-
Rs.1700/-
Rs.1700/-
Rs.2000/-
Rs.1000/-
Rs.2000/-
Rs.2000/-
Rs.1750/-
Rs.1750/-
Rs.1400/-
Rs. 700/-
Rs.1550/-
Rs.1550/-
Rs.1800/-
Rs.1800/-
Rs.1030/-
Rs. 500/-
Rs.1985/-
Rs.1985/-
KIITEE Management 2020 Rs.1250/- Rs.1250/-

It may be noted that if you appear in all the above MBA entrance exams, the cost of MBA entrance tests is around Rs.18,000/-. To avoid such a high MBA entrance exam fee, you may choose the preferred MBA entrance exams the scores of which are accepted by more MBA colleges. For example, CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT, MAT are the larger national level MBA entrance exams and cover more than 1000 MBA colleges accepting their exam score. This way you could reduce the burden of the MBA entrance exam cost. 

Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 28-07-2019 06:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 07-08-2019 10:00 AM to 18-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 25-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 23-10-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 24-11-2019 09:30 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 07-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 23-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 23-08-2019 10:00 AM to 30-11-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 01-12-2019 10:00 AM to 10-12-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 20-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 05-01-2020 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 21-08-2019 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 09-09-2019 06:00 PM to 03-11-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 18-11-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 01-12-2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 11-12-2019 09:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 02-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 16-08-2019 10:00 AM to 23-11-2019 11:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 02-12-2019 10:00 AM to 15-12-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 15-12-2019 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Tentative)
    Result: 10-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 01-11-2019 10:00 AM to 30-11-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 24-12-2019 10:00 AM to 28-01-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 28-01-2020 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 03-02-2020 06:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 14-01-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Registration – Online: 14-01-2020 10:00 AM to 18-02-2020 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 01-03-2020 10:00 AM to 08-03-2020 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 07-03-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative), 08-03-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Result: 31-03-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 02-07-2019 10:00 AM to 03-10-2019 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Offline: 04-10-2019 10:00 AM to 14-10-2019 05:00 PM
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-10-2019 10:00 AM to 17-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 21-02-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 07-03-2019 10:00 AM to 29-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 18-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 15-05-2019 10:00 AM to 24-05-2019 05:45 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 23-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm), 24-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 13-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 29-05-2019 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM to 26-06-2019 05:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 11-07-2019 04:00 PM to 21-07-2019 03:30 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-07-2019 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 22-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 08-05-2019 10:00 AM to 25-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 22-06-2019 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 05-07-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 25-05-2019 10:00 AM to 25-07-2019 11:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 01-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 15-08-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 15-11-2019 10:00 AM to 03-02-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 05-02-2020 10:00 AM to 09-02-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 09-02-2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 13-02-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 10-10-2019 10:00 AM to 06-12-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Offline: 10-10-2019 10:00 AM to 01-12-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 02-12-2019 11:15 AM to 14-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 14-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 08-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 28-12-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 01-07-2019 10:00 AM to 12-12-2019 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-12-2019 10:00 AM to 22-12-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 05-01-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Notification date: 11-10-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 18-10-2019 05:00 PM to 25-11-2019 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 18-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-01-2020 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 04-03-2020 06:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 23-09-2019 10:00 AM to 25-11-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 03-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 07-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 23-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Late Registration – Online: 31-12-2019 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-02-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 16-11-2019 10:00 AM to 13-01-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Offline: 16-11-2019 11:45 PM to 13-01-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 18-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 19-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 20-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 25-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 13-03-2019 10:00 AM to 14-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 10-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-05-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Notification date: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 05-06-2019 10:00 AM to 22-06-2019 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 28-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-07-2019 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Confirm), 06-07-2019 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 16-07-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 22-01-2019 10:00 AM to 29-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 07-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 11-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm), 12-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 24-01-2019 10:00 AM to 21-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 24-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-05-2019 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 14-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 08-12-2018 10:00 AM to 08-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 11-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 15-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 16-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 15-11-2018 10:00 AM to 15-02-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 24-02-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 21-02-2019 10:00 AM to 27-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 29-05-2019 10:00 AM to 02-06-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-06-2019 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 07-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 20-02-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 27-02-2019 10:00 AM to 27-03-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 15-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 26-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 06-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 05-06-2019 10:00 AM to 22-06-2019 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 30-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-07-2019 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Confirm), 06-07-2019 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 10-07-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)