Admission Process to Top B-schools (Through various Management Exams)

 | June 02,2010 02:37 pm IST

In General 


The minimum requirements for almost all institutes to seek admission to their Master's Degree / Post-Graduate Diploma in Management are :


  • A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved categories) OR


  • Appearing at the final-year examination of a post 10+2 course. of minimum three years' duration, leading to an award of a Bachelor's Degree, in any discipline of a statutory university in India (so recognised by the Association of Indian Universities) OR
  • Post-Graduate applicants having at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) in either their Bachelor's or Post-Graduate Degrees.


Note: Some institutes also require that applicants have 50% at 10th and/or 12th level. Some also have higher eligibility percentages (55-60%) at graduation level.


Prospectus and Application Forms

Most institutes advertise in all leading newspapers, indicating where, when and how interested candidates may apply for prospectus and application forms. On receipt of duly filled application forms, the institutes issue test admit cards which entitles the candidate to take the entrance test.


The Prospectus for various institutes are priced anywhere between Rs. 300/- to Rs. 1000/-. Most of the institutes include the examination fee in this price. However some may ask for additional amount as examination fee. Considering the high cost of appearing for an entrance test, it is advised that students must plan out in advance about which exams they would like to take up seriously and fill up only those forms.


Written Test

The first phase of selection of candidates for admission to the Masters / Post-Graduate Diploma in Management is on the basis of their performance in a Written Test. This seeks to test the aptitude of the candidates in four major areas - Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Business Data Interpretation.

Some institutes also ask Business and General Awareness questions while some may include an essay writing section.


Group Discussion & Interview

After the entrance exam every institute shortlists candidates for qualitative assessment which mainly includes two stages. 


1- Group Discussion


2- Personal Interview


IIM Bangalore also has a test on essay writing.

SP Jain Mumbai has a Group Interview.


XLRI Jamshedpur only has an Interview and no GD.

FMS Delhi also has an extempore speech as part of the selection process.


Leadership abilities, good grasp, analytical thought process, communication skills and other personality attributes are assessed via this stage of selection.

Final selection is based on assessment based on marks in the written exam, the Group Discussions and Personal Interview. Work experience is given additional weightage at most of the institutes.


Main Examinations for Admissions to Indian B-schools

  •   Common Admission Test (CAT)
  •   Common Entrance Test (CET)
  •   Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET)
  •   Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
  •   Xavier Admission Test (XAT)
  •   AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)




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v.nagaraju on 06/21/10 at 07:10 pm

i want join mba in b-schools

sandeep patil on 08/10/10 at 12:55 pm

please i want to details of adimission for two year MBA course and in which month entrance exams

Rishabh singhal on 09/30/10 at 11:15 pm

i want to do mba please tell me which process of mba and entrence exam.

digvijay singh on 10/02/10 at 10:12 pm

i want info on mumbai B-School have evening(Regular mode)MBA/MMS program with their cut-off list.

Guest on 12/15/10 at 08:44 pm

I would like to join in ISBR.I think its one of the best B Schools in India.....

ARUN on 12/20/10 at 09:39 pm

hi i want to do mba correspondance. But i am confused which university is best for mba.

guest on 12/21/10 at 01:11 pm

Hi Arun

There are few good universities which offer correspondence MBA.
Sikkim Manipal University

Guest on 01/18/11 at 03:52 pm

I want to do mba this year. When entrance exams start. pls reply.

vineeth on 03/09/11 at 05:48 pm

can u tell best colleges offering pharma mba in india......

Abhiram on 04/02/11 at 04:24 am


I wanted to know some top bschools in India which offers MBA for those who has work experience of 2 years.

Guest on 04/07/11 at 10:23 pm

i have completed my degree in hotel management and 1 and half yr exp in hotel industry.can i apply for a part time mba and if so plz inform best part time mba institutes in mumbai?

Guest on 05/23/11 at 03:32 pm

i got the composite score of 505 marks
is this marks ok to join in the b school and could u suggest me the good colleges in hyderabad

tanking you

Guest on 08/05/11 at 11:23 pm

Does a low percentage in 10th and 12th affect my admission into top B schools.
Kindly guide me what exactly is the requirement to get into iims apart from the CAT score

Aashi on 08/08/11 at 12:21 pm

Dear Guest
Academic record certainly does matter for admission in IIMs. One should have more than 70 percent in overall academic record and more than 99 percentile in CAT, for admission in IIMs.
For admission in other leading b-schools like NITIE, IMI New Delhi, SP Jain etc the required percentage in 10th and 12th is slightly low.

Guest on 08/28/11 at 01:42 pm

plz can u guide me about MBA in hospital management from Mumbai
currently m pursuing BOTH 3rd yr.

Guest on 08/28/11 at 01:44 pm

plz can u guide me 4 pursuing MBA in hospital management from mumbai.

Akshay Kumar on 09/04/11 at 12:31 pm

plz tell me the procedure in abroad study in MBA
when will be the form submit

Akshay Kumar on 09/04/11 at 12:33 pm

when will be the form provide
and fees approx...

nidhi on 09/20/11 at 03:19 pm

i want to do correspondance mba from sikkim manipal university so please guide me and tell me about admission procedure nd please reply me