One of the most desired degrees in the current corporate generation is an MBA. With an MBA, people can expand their skills in a variety of areas, which aids in the smooth operation of a business. A number of management institutes, including the IIMs, were founded in the nation as a result of the corporate world’s need for MBA graduates.

The majority of institutions have a similar admissions procedure, which includes an MBA entrance exam, followed by a group discussion or writing ability test and a personal interview. Some institutions have their own admissions tests, while others accept the results of a particular MBA entrance exam (s). The upcoming CAT 2022 will be conducted by IIM Bangalore in November 2022.

One of the most popular entrance tests for studying for an MBA in India is the Common Admission Test or CAT exam. Candidates must pass the CAT exam in order to enrol in MBA programmes. After clearing the CAT exam, candidates can submit applications to the IIMs and India’s top business schools.

CAT Exam Overview

Description Features
Full Exam Name Common Admission Test
Short Exam Name CAT
Mode of Exam Computer-based Test (CBT)
Mode of Application Online
CAT Website
Managed by Indian Institute of Management
Level of Exam National
Languages English
Application Fee General Category – 2200

Reserved categories (Sc/St/PwD) – 1600

Exam Duration 2 Hours
Mode of Question Papers ●     MCQ (Multiple-Choice Questions)

●     Non-MCQ (TITA)

CAT 2022 Exam Date 27th November (Tentative)

Exam Dates for CAT 2022

Particulars Details
Release of Notification Last week of July, 2022
Commencement of Registration Process First week of August, 2022
Last Date for Submission of Application Form 4th week of September, 2022
Release of Admit Card 4th week of October, 2022
Mock Test First week of November, 2022
CAT 2022 Exam 27th November, 2022
Announcement of Result First week of January, 2023

Top 15 MBA Entrance Exams and Participating Colleges

The CAT exam is administered by IIMs, and the CAT scores are widely accepted by the majority of the best MBA schools. Since MBA entrance exams dates vary widely, management candidates should regularly keep track of all exam dates and updates. Candidates can check out the top MBA entrance exams in India and the participating colleges below:

CAT IIMs, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI Delhi, XLRI Jamshedpur, LIBA
MAT ITM Business School, NIT Warangal, KIIT Bhubaneswar, XIME Bangalore, SIESCOM, VIT Vellore
GMAT IMI New Delhi, MICA Ahmedabad, GIM Goa, Great Lakes Chennai, SPJIMR Mumbai
XAT XLRI Jamshedpur, LIBA, BIMTECH-Noida, MICA Ahmedabad, Great Lakes Chennai
SNAP Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, SSMC Bangalore, SRMS Bareilly
IIFT Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, Community Institute of Management Studies Bangalore, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata
NMAT Alliance University, Amity Business School, Noida, VIT University, Jindal Global Business School
TANCET PSG Tech Coimbatore, MOP Vaishnav, American College Madurai, St.Joseph’s College Chennai, KCT Business School
MAH CET Welingkar, CIMR, PUMBA, JBIMS, N.L Dalmia Institute
TISSNET Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, ATLAS SKILLTECH UNIVERSITY, MUMBAI
KMAT AIMS Institute, Alliance University, Karnataka Colleges of Management, ISBR Business School, Acharya Business School
IBSAT ICFAI B-schools, Vanguard Business School, Rachna International Institute of Research and StudiesJK Business School
PG-CET ISBR Bangalore, CMRIMS, ITM Business School, Chennai, IIBS Kolkota, BIT Bangalore
CMAT Amity University, Noida, GIM Goa, Great Lakes, Chennai, ABBS Bangalore, NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
IBSAT ICFAI Business Schools
ATMA PUMBA, IMS Ghaziabad, PSGCT, Xavier Institute of Management and Research, KIIT