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MBA is one of the most popular postgraduation courses in India offered by 21 IIMs and over 8,100 colleges in various specialisations for students to choose from. The most prominent MBA colleges in India include the IIMs, XLRI, IIFT, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI Gurgaon, ISB Hyderabad and many others. MBA is generally offered as a full-time two-year course, though many leading MBA colleges in India offer executive MBA as well, wherein the classes are conducted only on the weekends. The most popular MBA specialisations in India are finance, marketing, international business, business analytics, human resource management and several others. 

Best MBA Colleges in India Accepting CAT (NIRF Ranking)

National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) is an initiative of the MHRD, Government of India, to rank various educational institutes in India. NIRF evaluates the institutes on parameters like research and professional practice, outreach and inclusivity, teaching, learning, and resources, peer perception, and graduation outcomes. Here is a list of MBA colleges in India accepting CAT as per NIRF ranking: - 

Best MBA Colleges in India Accepting CAT (Careers360 Ranking)

Careers360 is a leading online education platform that is committed to offering a one-stop resource for every query that students may have related to various aspects of their education. Based on its intensive research processes, Careers360 has released the following list of MBA colleges in India accepting CAT scores along with the Careers360 ranking: -

Name of the College

Careers360 Ranking 

IIM Ahmedabad

1

IIM Bangalore

2

IIM Calcutta

3

FMS Delhi

4

IIM Indore

5

IIM Kozhikode

6

XLRI Jamshedpur

7

IIM Lucknow

8

DMS IIT Delhi

9

MDI Gurgaon

10

Check out the best MBA colleges in India and its metropolitan cities - 

MBA admission process for colleges in India accepting CAT

The admission process for the best MBA colleges in India accepting CAT will vary slightly. There are various stages in the admission process that the candidates must complete. Here are some of the common steps in the admission process for the CAT accepting colleges in India accepting CAT:

  1. Complete the CAT registration process and pay the required examination fee.

  2. Appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT).  

  3. After the CAT results are announced, search for suitable institutes.

  4. Check the application deadlines for respective colleges and complete the application process before the due date. 

  5. Prepare all the essential documents pertaining to educational qualifications and work experience (if any). 

  6. Prepare for the different stages in the selection process like WAT, GD, PI. 

  7. Appear for the selection process and give your best efforts.

  8. Check your name in the result. If qualified, complete the MBA admission process before the due date.

Click on the links below for the admission process details for the best MBA colleges in India accepting CAT: -

Best MBA Colleges in India accepting CAT (Fees-wise)

One of the most important aspects that candidates must look at while determining the most prominent MBA colleges in India is the course fees.  Here is the list of MBA colleges in India accepting CAT based on their average course fees.

Name of the College

Course fees (appx)

FMS Delhi

Rs. 0.20 lakhs

IIM Bangalore

Rs. 23.00 lakhs

IIM Ahmedabad

Rs. 23.00 lakhs

FMS, BHU

Rs. 0.98 lakhs

UBS, Chandigarh

Rs. 0.79 lakhs

PUMBA, Pune

Rs. 1.29 lakhs

MSU, Baroda

Rs. 0.29 lakhs

UPES School of Business, Dehradun

Rs. 14.2 lakhs

Christ University

Rs. 7.75 lakhs

MDI Gurgaon

Rs. 18.51 lakhs

Use these free tools to get a list of colleges where you can apply for MBA admission based on your entrance exam score. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long is the duration of the MBA course in India?

A. Normally, the duration of a full-time MBA course in India is that of two years. The duration of executive MBAs differs across institutes and can last anywhere from ten months to one year.

Q. How many times is CAT conducted every year?

A. CAT MBA entrance exam is conducted once every year in the month of November/December, with examination centres present across India.

Q. Which are the best two MBA colleges in India accepting CAT scores as per NIRF?

A. IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore are the leading MBA colleges in India accepting CAT scores as per the NIRF.

Q. Which are the most popular MBA specialisations at the leading business schools in India?

A. The most popular MBA specialisations in India are finance, marketing, international business, human resources, data analytics and several other specialisations. 

Q. How long will it take me to prepare for CAT?

A. The time required to prepare for CAT varies across candidates. Generally, it is recommended that you start the CAT preparation at least six to ten months in advance.

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