Admission in MBA
requires hard work because of two reasons – firstly, the entrance exams are some of the toughest in the country and secondly, the competition for MBA is exorbitantly high. So, you need to put in a lot of effort to get into a premium institute. There are different entrance examinations that can get you through to the management course. Read on below to know more.
CAT (Common Aptitude Test) is known to be one of the toughest examinations in the country. And it is this exam that you need to clear if you want to study MBA in a premium institute such as the IIMs. In fact, CAT is the first choice of every MBA aspirant. This exam tests mathematic abilities, logic and reasoning of students. You need 50 percent marks in graduation to be eligible for admission in MBA in IIMs.
All India Management Association, AIMA, conducts MAT which stands for Management Aptitude Test for admission in MBA. This exam is conducted not once, but four every year. Every institute which accepts students based on MAT score has a minimum score requirement which varies from college to college.
XLRI or Xavier Labor Research Institute conducts an exam called XAT. Besides XLRI, a lot of other business schools in India select students based on this examination. Areas which are tested are aptitude for analysis, decision making, verbal abilities, logical reasoning, data interpretation and quantitative ability. Students are also required to write an essay on a given topic. The exam duration is two hours.
GMAT, which stands for Graduate Management Aptitude Test, is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council. The specialty about this examination is that it is not specific to India. Scores are accepted by management colleges in several countries including United States of America, Europe and Canada. GMAT is supposed to be one of the easier examinations since it tests general intelligence and is not very demanding. To write GMAT, a class 12th degree is all that is needed.
Apart from these entrance examinations for admission into management institutions, there are others which are conducted on a state level. CAT scores are accepted by NITs and IITs as well. Admissions are based on rank and in accordance with the reservation and quota protocol which is to be followed in India. 50 percent of seats are reserved for special classes such as OBC, SC, ST and women. Physically handicapped and children of military men are also given special preference.