Entrance Tests for MBA Admission

Entrance tests for MBA

The Master of Business Administration or MBA is a master’s degree in business administration, which is designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. This is one of the most coveted Post Graduate Qualifications across the world. Graduates of all types – Engineers, Science, Arts, Commerce, and Doctors – aspire to this qualification. Hence, the entrance test for MBA programs is very tough and highly competitive.

MBA entrance examination preparation requires in-depth knowledge, analytical mind, sharp memory and above all, systematic planning and preparations. Needless to say, the candidates should not attempt the preparations overnight. Since the competition is taken by the best available talent from all disciplines, meticulous and long-run preparations are required to get admitted to the programme. Although the syllabi and contents/papers in the admission/entrance test differ from university to university, there are certain common aspects that appear in most of the entrance tests in one form or the other. These aspects include tests on quantitative aptitude, reasoning, intelligence, comprehension, case analysis, relationships, word power, synonyms, antonyms, general knowledge/awareness, etc. It is therefore, essential that the candidates start preparing well in advance on all the above aspects. If one can get hold of previous year’s papers or at least the pattern, this would go a long way in guiding the candidates to prepare properly for the test.

Entrance test for MBA program can be of different types:

Common Admission Test (CAT):

Common Admission Test is a Computer Based Test conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs ) for selecting students for the Business Administration Programs. Management Aptitude Test (MAT):

Management Aptitude Test is an Entrance test for admissions into MBA programs in various top B – schools and other institutes across the India. It is conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association) New Delhi. MAT is conducted 4 times in a year.

Xavier Admission Test (XAT):

The XLRI Admission Test prominently known as XAT is an All India test conducted by XLRI ( formerly known as Xavier Labor Relations Institute ), a business school in Jamshedpur, India, as an Entrance Test for its Management Programs as well as to many other reputed Top B – Schools in the country such as XIM ( Xavier Institute of Management ) Bhubaneswar and many other reputed B – Schools.

So study hard, stay focused. Remember, the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

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