Getting admission to one of the top B-Schools is the most sought after destination by candidates aspiring to pursue MBA. There are a number of examinations that test the aptitude and other logical skills of the candidates; but amongst all of these exams, some have clear monopoly of being rated as the most popular MBA entrance exams in India.
For all those who want to pursue the field of management in their career, it is essential to apprise themselves of the latest trends in the field of management. Starting off from the most basic level, it is important to know the place one should land in order to grasp the best knowledge of management. All the premium, public as well as private B-Schools, select candidates according to their performance in the all-India level B-tests.
"· Common Admission Test(CAT)
CAT remains indisputably the most profound and popular MBA entrance exam in India. It has about 2 lakh candidates applying for the test every year. This exam provides entry into the 19 premium MBA colleges in India; i.e. the IIMs. The number of seats offered by the IIMs is close to 3500, thus the competition is high and it thoroughly tests the mental abilities of the candidates. From the year 2009, CAT became purely computer based. CAT is also used by the IITs to screen candidates for admission in the MBA program offered by the selected few IITs.
"· Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
The XLRI Jamshedpur has formulated its own entrance exam, popularly known as XAT. After CAT, XAT has the highest number of candidates that appear for the test which is close to over a lakh. XAT also has a good amount of general awareness questions added to the traditional exam paper. XAT has been described as one of the toughest MBA entrance Exam in India. Due to the limited number of seats available in XLRI Jamshedpur, it is also one of the most competitive MBA entrance exam.
"· IIFT Delhi Exam
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi conducts a paper-pencil based test which is greatly popular across India as a popular MBA entrance exam. This exam is usually held in the month of November. There are two IIFT Campuses in Delhi and Kolkata, total counting for 270 seats in all. Whereas, in comparison to the few hundred seats, there are almost 60,000 candidates who apply for the test. The exam is described as tough due to its high competitiveness and pattern.
Common Management Aptitude Test also popularly called CMAT is conducted by AICTE. It provides as a basis to entry in some premium private B-Schools across India such as SIMSREE, JBIMS and Goa Institute of Management. This test is also greatly popular among MBA entrance exams in India that provide entry to top B-Schools in India.
In order to prepare for such competitive and tough exams, one needs to brush up their aptitude and verbal skills to perfection. These popular B-tests allow candidates to get their ticket to the most prominent B-Schools in India.