BY : Kampuzz Team

Date : 24-03-2015

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Opportunities beyond CAT

CAT is the most popular entrance exam that is conducted for the admission of students into the post graduate management courses offered by various B-Schools in the country.  A very large number of students appear for this examination but only the best students get admissions into good B-Schools through this test. The CAT cutoff for the top B-Schools is generally very high (which remains to be more than 92 percentile). The MBA aspirants who could not make it through CAT need not worry. There are other entrance exams that are conducted for the admissions to different MBA programs. XAT, MAT, NMAT, SNAP, TISSNET, IBSAT, IRMA, IIFT and CMAT are some of the other management entrance tests conducted for the MBA programs offered by various management institutes.


It is good for the candidates to apply for other exams apart from CAT as well. This will maximize the candidate’s chances of getting into a good business school.


XAT is a management entrance exam that is conducted by XLRI. The XAT score is accepted by more than 100 management institutes in India.  NMAT is an exam that is conducted by NMIMS. CMAT is a management entrance exam that is conducted twice a year. B-Schools such as JBIMS, Sydenham, IMT Nagpur and many others also use the CMAT scores for the admission procedure. MAT is another management entrance exam that is conducted by the AIMA. This exam is conducted four times in a year i.e. February, May, September and December. SNAP is another entrance exam, the scores of which are used for the admission to MBA courses offered by the 12 colleges under the Symbiosis International University. To keep the options open, MBA aspirants must apply for exams other than CAT.