To study at a reputed B-school, you certainly need to crack an MBA entrance test and that’s just the first step towards the admission process. After that, if you qualify the test, a lot of other things such as past academic records, performance in group discussion and personal interview is also considered. The very same goes with the SDA Bocconi Asia Center. The selection for the International Master in Business program at the institute depends on Academic Consistency, Test scores and application, Extracurricular activities, social work if any, and performance in Personal Interview. Your scores matter but so does your profile. 

Apart from conducting its own entrance test i.e. Bocconi Entrance Test for admissions, the institute also accepts the scores of various other entrance exams such as NMAT, CAT, GMAT and GRE. In this article, you are going to get to know all about the Bocconi Entrance Test and how to prepare for it. 

Bocconi Entrance Test

The Bocconi Entrance Test has a unique method of testing your potential to succeed in a work environment. It is a computer adaptive test and features a constantly updating question bank with no negative marking. It is tuned to not only judge your potential to contribute as an IMB student but also as a future business leader. 

Who can apply for Bocconi Entrance Test?

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Students can apply to the IMB program directly by taking the Bocconi Entrance test either if they don't have any other test scores or if they want to take this test if their other scores are not satisfactory.  There is no separate application or fee for Bocconi Test and it is a part of IMB application. Interested students have to just say "Yes" to Bocconi Test in the IMB application. 

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Bocconi Entrance Test - Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria of 50 percent  in 10th, 12th and Graduation each as aggregate and a 65 percent average of these three grades.

Bocconi Entrance Test - Exam Pattern

The Bocconi Test is divided into 3 broad sections. Each section has 30-35 questions and the overall test is timed at 70 minutes. The test pays specific attention to your reasoning ability in different scenarios and is relevant from a professional perspective.

Section 1 - Verbal Reasoning
This is timed at 19 minutes and is in a multiple choice question (MCQ) format. It is designed to measure your ability to analyze the logic behind the many arguments that will be presented to you in written form. You’ll be provided with a passage that gives out information on a particular topic that represents a variety of work settings and businesses. Once you’ve read the passage, you’ll be asked questions which have to be answered with either ‘True,’ ‘False’ or ‘Cannot Say’ if you don’t have relevant information to make a decision. 

Section 2 - Numerical Reasoning

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In this section, you are assessed on the ability to understand and make correct decisions or inferences from numerical or statistical data. All the questions are based on realistic workplace problems. These are also in the form of MCQs but require calculations, interpretation of graphical data and tables and you’ll be given 25 minutes to solve this set. 

Note: Calculators are allowed.

Section 3 - Inductive Reasoning

You will have 25 minutes to crack this section. The questions will test your ability to understand the relationship between various concepts without any previous assumption or acquired knowledge. It basically tests your logical reasoning and most of the questions are based on numeric and spatial patterns. 

How to prepare for Bocconi Entrance Test?

If you’ve prepared for other competitive exams like CATNMAT, and GMAT, you’ll know your way around the preparation material for the Bocconi Test. To prepare, you can practice Online as there are various mock test papers available free of cost. 

How to apply for Bocconi Entrance Test?

You can apply for the Bocconi Test when you start your IMB application. You have to select the option to give the Bocconi test and there are no additional fees for the test, other than the application fees. The admissions team at SDA Bocconi Asia Center will get back to you with the details for the test.

You can give the Bocconi Test online from anywhere in the country. However, you have to give access to the webcam as a pre-requisite for the test. 

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Is getting into SDA BOCCONI ASIA CENTER MUMBAI difficult with 7.8 CGPA in 10th, 70% in 12th and aggregate of 60% in graduation

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 23rd Nov, 2019

There are various factors that are taken into consideration for SDA Bocconi's selection process. For starter's Graduation in any discipline will do good. But on an average the Candidate's work experience is between 3-8 years. But as a fresher, if you have an impeccable Academic record, your application will be considered. And you will have to take a Language Proficiency test like TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/CPE,etc. And the applications are shortlisted considering various factors like Academic profile, Language proficiency test score, work experience and your CAT or GMAT score. GMAT is the most preferred exam here. Now though you have a good Academic profile, you need to come up with a solid Recommendation letter and an outstanding performance in the Interview to be selected for their full time MBA programme here. For more information, please visit their official website at:


I have been reading about the course not having a AICTE accredition, wont that affect the value of the course?

Tamajit Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019

Hi Pushan,

I understand that you are interested about some course at SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai and have noticed that the course is not accredited by AICTE and so to answer your question I would like to advise you that you please do not take this particular course into consideration as most of the organizations do make a note of the fact that whether the candidate has studied from an AICTE approved college or not while placements or during employment as they take this matter into significant consideration.


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