MBA Admission 2021-23
MBA Admission 2021-23:Most of the top tier-1 business schools in India have started inviting applications for MBA admissions 2021-23. The online registration for top MBA entrance examinationshas already begun. On the other hand, some of the top entrance exams like CAT, etc have closed their registration process and the exam is going to be held soon. The application process for MBA admissions through top entrance exams like CAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP will end soon. Also, the application deadline of some of the top B-Schools such as MDI, SPJIMR, IMT, etc is ending on November 27, 2020. It must be noted that only choosing the right B-school for MBA admission can give an edge to a career path even if a candidate scores 99 percentile in CAT. Let us get a detailed insight about MBA admissions 2021-23, admission schedule, top entrance exams, eligibility criteria and more.
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About MBA/PGDM: A glimpse
Master of Business Administration(MBA) is a two-year post-graduate programme that is offered in various specializations across the country and abroad. The top MBA colleges in India take admission on the basis of a national level entrance test, Common Aptitude Test( CAT) that is conducted once in every year. One can pursue MBA in various modes via regular, online or distance education. Some of the colleges also offer Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( PGDM) that is equivalent to an MBA. The basic difference between MBA and PGDM is that MBA is a degree course that can only be offered by the colleges affiliated to universities, whereas PGDM is a diploma course offered by autonomous institutes.
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MBA Admissions Eligibility Criteria 2021-23
The eligibility criteria for MBA admissions include the academic details, minimum marks required in graduation, lower and upper age limit, nationality, etc. Candidates seeking to take admission in MBA 2021-23 are required to fill a certain set of eligibility criteria which is as follows:
Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institute
Candidates in their final year are also eligible to apply for MBA admission 2021 provided they are able to submit the required proof at the time of admission
A minimum of 50% in graduation is required for open category candidates while 45 % for reserved categories
Candidates must have a valid score in any national level, state, university level entrance examination
MBA Admissions 2021-23
The admissions to all B-schools typically takes place through an entrance exam or say MBA admission test. This test can be one of the following types:
National Level Entrance Test conducted by an apex testing body or a top national management school on behalf of the other participating colleges. eg: CAT, CMAT, MAT or ATMA
State Level Entrance Test conducted by a state-level testing body or a top state B-school on behalf of the other participating colleges in that state. eg: MAH-CET, KMAT, OJEE, TANCET or APICET
Test conducted by a B-school for entrance to its own MBA programme. In some cases, these scores can be accepted as a qualifying criterion by other management schools as well. eg: IIFT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, IBSAT
Test conducted by a university for entrance to MBA programmes being offered by colleges that are affiliated to it. eg: KIITEE, HPU MAT
Steps involved in MBA Admission Process 2021-23
The MBA admission in almost every across India is carried out through shortlisting the candidates on the basis of entrance exam followed by group discussion and personal interview rounds. Let us check the different phases involved in the MBA admission process:
Phase 1: MBA entrance exam that is conducted nationally, or on a state or university level
Phase 2: Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of marks secured in the entrance exam, academic profile, work experience.
Phase 3: Conduct of WAT/GD/PI and other personality assessment tests
Phase 4: The final selection for MBA admission is done on the basis of consideration of performance in all three phases
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MBA Admission 2021-23 Application Deadline: Key National Level Entrance Exams
Candidates can check below the exam schedule of top national level entrance exams and the last date to apply for admission to MBA colleges accepting their score.
MBA Admission Schedule
Top MBA Colleges
Registration & Application Dates
Entrance Exam Date
20 IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, NITIE, IMT
Closed (August 5 to September 23, 2020)
November 29, 2020
XLRI, XIMB, XIME, IMT, TAPMI
Open till November 30, 2020
January 3, 2021
NMIMS, VIT, SPJIMR, XUB, ISB
Open till November 20, 2020 (without late fee); till November 30, 2020 (With late fee)
November 4, 2020, to January 30, 2021
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBM Bangalore
Open till November 28, 2020
December 20, 2020; January 6, 2021; January 9, 2021
IIFT Delhi, Kolkata
December 20, 2020
January 20, 2021
K J Somaiya Mumbai, GIM Goa, IFMR Chennai, Welingkar, BIMTECH
Yet to be Announced
Yet to be Announced
(Dec 2020, Feb 2021, May 2021)
More than 100 B-schools including Balaji University (BIMM) Pune, Jaipuria Noida, NDIM Delhi, JIMS
Oct 12 to Dec 11, 2020
Nov 21 to Dec 15, 2020
MBA Admissions 2021-23: Schedule for College Applications
Candidates can check below from the table, some of the top colleges and their application opening and closing dates for MBA admission 2021-23. The admission schedule is given on the basis of colleges accepting scores of CAT 2020, XAT 2021, SNAP 2020, NMAT by GMAC.
Top IIMs accepting CAT 2020 score for MBA Admission 2021-23
Top Colleges(apart from IIMs) accepting CAT 2020 Score: MBA admission Schedule 2021-23
Application Opening & Closing Dates
September 15 - November 25, 2020
January 5 - January 31, 2021
October 1 - November 15, 2020
September 25 - November 25, 2020
October 10 - December 10, 2020
September 25 - November 25, 2020
November 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
September 25 - November 25, 2020
October 20 - December 31, 2020
October 20 - December 31, 2020
MBA Admission Schedule for Colleges Accepting XAT score 2021
MBA Admission Schedule 2021-23: Colleges accepting SNAP 2020 Score
MBA Admission 2021-23: Schedule for Colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC score
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MBA Admission 2021-23
Question:What is the difference between MBA and PGDM?
The basic difference between MBA and PGDM is that MBA is a degree course that can only be offered by the colleges affiliated to universities, whereas PGDM is a diploma course offered by autonomous institutes.
Question:What is the eligibility criteria to pursue MBA?
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% percent marks in graduation in order to pursue MBA. The admission is granted on the basis of an entrance test.
Question:What are the different types of entrance tests for MBA?
There are national level entrance tests, state level, university level or the institution based MBA entrance examination.
Question:What is the minimum score/ percentile required in CAT to get into IIMs?
It depends on the candidate's profile. However, as per past year trend the minimum percentile range to getting a GD/ PI call from IIMs is 95+ percentile
Question:What is the final selection process for MBA admission after qualifying the written entrance test?
Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of marks secured in the entrance test as per the cutoff set by the college. The next step is the conduction of group discussion and personal interview after which as per the weightage and academic profile, candidates are shortlisted.
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Questions related to CAT
my sister have completed 10th gradeand she want to persuer MBA through CAT and unfortunately she dont like chemistry , what courses does she need to take now to become MBA?
First tell you sister to pursue an Undergraduate Degree after 12th be it B.Sc./BBA/B.Tech/BCA/MBBS/B.Com/BMS/BA or whatever she's interested in. Preferably an Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Commerce degree will help her, since shell ultimately pursue MBA.
In the Final Year of her graduation ask her to appear for CAT followed by MBA, or she may have a short 1-2 year Work Experience followed by MBA in some of Best Management Institutions in India.
For more information about CAT do follow the link below
My 10th number was 46%, 12th with 48%, graduaction with 55% marks. My mediam was not english, i am preparing best for cat and hope to get respectable score. Please suggest me some MBA collages that i can get into bacause most of good b-schools rejects studests based 12th & 10th score? Please help!
Basically 1 Indian Institute of Management each year conduct common admission test or CAT examination to provide admission in in IIMs and top business schools.the basic eligibility criteria for this examination is that you should have minimum 50% marks for general category in your graduation level. There are also some other Eligibility criteria s .
however they initially you are completely eligible for this examination.
You have to secure a good percentile in CAT examination . Top b schools invites candidates with their Percentiles. Then in a group discussion part and personal interview part held for final admission.
(Click on the link below to know more about CAT examination eligibility and total thing
As as your 10th and 12th marks are below 60% which can affect in interviews. However if you somehow managed to to get admission in those colleges, you might have a problem in placement time.
But but don't worry if you think that you can do you better in your life and believe that past is past don't do that again.
Here here is the list of some colleges as you preferred
- KJ Somaiya
- IIm Patna
- Goa Institute of Management
- IIM Lucknow
- XLRI (they might ask for some work experience)
Don't worry .
Try your best. Read that article that can give you some positivity
hello i have completed 12th as well as diploma and i have got admission in my ug on the basis of diploma marks and they are good as compare to my 12th marks so which marks should i feel for cat examination
See if you have good performance in Diploma which is considered as equivalent to 12th than you should go with diploma details while filling your CAT application form. The reason being is, in CAT application you have option to fill either class 12th details or diploma details so if you have completed diploma then you can opt for diploma in the CAT application form.
Also note that to apply for CAT 2021 you should either be in final year of your graduation or should have completed your graduation with 50% minimum marks . For complete details about application form of CAT 2021 kindly check out the link given below :-
Common Admission Test, in short CAT is conducted by any of the IIM in rotation every year , it is a computer-based entrance exam conducted for MBA/PGDM admissions at 20 IIMs and 1000+ B-Schools in India.
As per the new paper pattern the paper is of total 228 marks and it will consists of 76 total number of questions divided in three sections namely VARC, DILR and QA. Out of these 76 questions, 54 question will be of MCQ type and other 22 will be Non-MCQ. For every correct answer 3 marks will be awarded and on incorrect answer -1 will be deducted only from MCQs not from Non-MCQs. For complete exam pattern(latest) of CAT kindly check out the link given below :-
For CAT 2021 no exact dates are out yet but it is expected that the application process for it will start in the month of August '21 and the tentative exam date is November 28th 2021.
You can get complete information about CAT 2021 from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
when CAT form will be fill????
It's expected that by the first week of August IIM Ahmedabad will tentatively commence online registration for CAT at https://iimcat.ac.in/
the exam is expected to be conducted on 28th November, and the eligibility criteria to appear for the same is passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized University with 50% aggregate, there is relaxation of 5% for reserved categories, those in the final years too are eligible to apply, to know more details regarding this, visit our page at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-registration/amp
I got 87 % in Tenth ; 63% in XII ; 58% in BA (Arts) and 12 years work experience in defence. How much should I score in CAT to get call from IIMs.
Hello Rahul Kumar singh
I hope you are doing good .
I would like to tell you that your academic profile is good as you have 12 years of work experience but age criteria is also important factor and type of work you did. Your marks in 12th and graudation are not very good so you need to get atleast above 95percentile to get a call from baby IIMs like iim ranchi and shillong
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future