This page lists the different MBA entrance exams in India carried out at the national level, state level or at the institutes’ level. MBA entrance exams are the first step towards the dream MBA college for any MBA aspirant.
These entrance tests are designed with a view to objectively measure your aptitude and the general skills as expected from a future manager/ organizer.
Here’s a look at the well-known MBA entrance exams in India that will be conducted in 2022-2023 that act as gateways to the best MBA schools in the country for admission to MBA academic session 2022-2023:
The entrance tests are of multiple-choice type, where each question is provided with multiple options / answers (generally four choices) and the candidate has to choose the right one.
Generally, the management programs are open to all the streams of study. The complexity level of the masters level management entrance test is mainly pegged at 10+2 level. However, the entrance test for bachelors level management program mainly emphasized on high school standards.
You have to make the registration fee payment through online modes only by Credit Card, Debit Card or through Net Banking.
The entrance test in Verbal Ability consists of questions based on Antonyms, Synonyms, English Usage, Sentence Sequencing, Sentence Completion, Logical Arrangements and Arguments, etc.
The entrance test in reading comprehension section consists of questions based on Passages.
The entrance test in Quantitative Ability Test section consists of the following content. Number Systems, Percentages, HCF and LCM, Ratios and Proportions, Profit & Loss, Interests, Time-Work, Time-Distance, Clocks, Calendars, Set Theory, Quadratics, Remainder Theorem, Functions, Permutations, Probability, Trigonometry etc.
The entrance test in Data Interpretation Section consists of the following topics. Charts and Tables, Graphs and Functions based problems.
The entrance test in Logical Ability Test section consists of the following content: Analogies, Logical Clustering, Mathematical Logic, Critical Reasoning, Puzzles, etc.
The entrance test in General Awareness Tests section tests the candidate’s general knowledge.
The pattern of the entrance test may vary institute to institute. Some may have or may not have all of the above sections. The number of questions per section and the marks assigned for a correct answer in each section may also vary. The pattern of the entrance tests generally changes every year.
The duration of the entrance test is generally 2 to 3 hours while the total number of questions are in the range of 150 – 250 in number. The tests are conceptualized in such a manner that only a well prepared and learned candidate will only be able to answer all the questions correctly in the given time frame.
The accuracy and speed of answering the questions are extremely important in the entrance tests as these results in the final assessment of the ability to handle the pressures.
The focus should be to maximize the overall performance, with reasonably good performance in each section. Since each section is targeted towards measuring specific skills, no section should be left un-attempted.
Further, one has to score a minimum of marks in each section to be eligible for being considered for over all ranking. While intelligent guessing is encouraged, arbitrary guessing is penalised by way of negative marks (1/4 th to 1/3 rd mark against every incorrect answer).
Some business schools / institutes adopt Group Discussions in the selection process while some do not. Students qualifying in the entrance test are invited for a Group Discussion.
This is further followed by a Personal Interview. The Group discussions are the first occasion on which the candidates meet and interact with the faculty and other members.
On an average 6 to 12 candidates are invited for this phase of the selection process for every seat offered. In a Group Discussion the candidates discuss the topic given to them with the faculty for a duration of 15 – 25 minutes.
On basis of the Group Discussion, the candidate’s ability is assessed in terms of :-
The Personal Interview process normally takes place after the group discussions. In this interview, besides the validation of the information provided by the candidate in the application form, a candidate’s suitability for the management programme is assessed on basis of various personal attributes.
Due weightage is given to a candidate’s academic performance during the selection process.
Appropriate weightage is also given to candidates having at least 6 months of full-time work experience.
Admissions to most of the Business Management Programs are carried out on the basis of interest and aptitude. Selections are done through a multi-mode procedure.