CAT

CAT is a management aptitude test. It is conducted by the IIMs to evaluate and shortlist candidates for management post graduate programme. CAT scorecards are accepted by 100s of colleges, including IIMs. It is a computer-based exam conducted over a couple slots in on a day. Approximately 2 Lakhs candidates appear for the exam every year.

CAT is a management aptitude test. It is conducted by the IIMs to evaluate and shortlist candidates for management post graduate programme. CAT scorecards are accepted by 100s of colleges, including IIMs. It is a computer-based exam conducted over a couple slots in on a day. Approximately 2 Lakhs candidates appear for the exam every year.

About CAT

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must hold the Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  • The applicant must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% marks for SC/ST and PwD candidates).

Official website: CAT Website

EXAM SCHEDULE

MBA Exams Schedule

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test- IBSAT

  • Registration-Online: July 01, 2020
  • Late Registration: Dec 16, 2020
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: December 26 – 27, 2020
  • Result: 1st week of January, 2021

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test- TISSNET

  • Notification date: 11-11-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 03-12-2020 10:00 PM(Confirm)
  • Admit Card Release: 05-2-2021
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online: 05-02-2021
  • Result: TBA

exam pattern

MBA Exam Pattern

MBA is one of the most sought after Post Graduate Program in Business Administration. Thousands of institutes in the country offer MBA programs with specializations in diverse fields like Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Operation Management etc. Lakhs of applicants every year aspire to clear the entrance exams like: CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, NMAT, CMAT, TISS, CET etc. in order to get admission to their Dream B-School. The details and the exam patterns of such MBA exams are quite diverse. Understanding the pattern of each test will help you streamline your MBA preparation.

Topic NameDescription
CAT Exam PatternCAT examination is an online exam that is the gateway to the top MBA colleges in the country. The exam is an aptiude test that checks the logical ability of the student.
XAT Exam PatternXAT Exam Pattern has been provided to you so that you can explore the different questions types in the exam, at a glance
MAT Exam PatternMAT is an MBA entrance test and like all major B-school admission tests, this exam features MCQs / Multiple Choice Questions. However, what makes it different from other B-school entrance tests is that it can be taken in both, paper-based as well as online/computer-based test formats.
CMAT Exam PatternCMAT 2021 will consist of a total of four sections viz., Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, and Language Comprehension

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Frequently Asked Questions About MBA

1. What is the difference between MBA and PGDM program?

1. What is the difference between MBA and PGDM program?

S.NoMBAPGDM/PGBM
1.Masters in Business AdministrationPost Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
2.At the end of an MBA programmes, candidates receive a degree.At the end of PGP and PGDM course, candidates are offered a Diploma
3.MBA course curriculum is designed by the university.PGPM or PGDM courses are determined by the individual institute.
4.The core syllabus (and sometimes even elective subjects) will be pretty much same in two MBA colleges under the same university.This gives a certain flexibility to the course curriculum. Syllabus undergoes a change according to industrial requirements every year.
5.Since PGP or PGDM courses are offered by autonomous bodies, students need to be careful while taking admission. Many smaller colleges and institutes make claims or do not have proper accreditation status.MBA degrees are conferred by varsities, and hence there’s a lower chance of fraudulent claims.
6.Some experts claim most MBA courses focus more on theoretical and technical aspects of management rather than adopting a practical approach.PGP or PGDM courses have an industrial orientation and focus on skills based on market requirements.
7.It has been observed that most MBA courses have lower tuition fees as compared to PGP or PGDM courses. This may be so because mostly government approved universities offer MBA degrees. These universities receive financial aid and grants from the government, making the degree cheaper for the student.In case of a PGP or PGDM degree, students have to bear the cost of the entire programme. However, this is not an ironclad rule. There are MBA degrees which charge high tuition fees (such as IIFT).

Q2. How to select an institute for full-time MBA or PGDM program?

1.Accreditations are the certificate of competence of a course in an institute. Keep the accreditations in mind to assess the areas of expertise, and the integrity of the degree being conferred. 2.The level of faculty and the curriculum structure are important aspects for choosing a college for further studies. For example, the faculties having industrial experience will give you better insight of the practical aspects of the subject. Also, compare the curriculum of different institutes. 3.Check for average placement percentage each year along with the quality of companies that visit the campus for placements. 4.Area of interest is important because getting into a dream university but in an irrelevant course makes no sense. But along with that check for geographical suitability and financial investment as per your budget.

Q3. How much would it cost to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program?

Every B-school has its own fee structure. Overall, it may cost you around Rs 20,000 to Rs 15 lakhs or more to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program. Ex: Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) (Fee: INR 20,960) and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) (Fee: INR 15,50,000). Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 21.0 L Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 18.7 L Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 18.7 L Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 11.8 L

Q4. What is the eligibility criteria to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program?

Candidate having Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years from any recognized university with at least 50% marks are eligible for the MBA entrance exams. Final year students can also apply.

Q2. How to select an institute for full-time MBA or PGDM program?

1.Accreditations are the certificate of competence of a course in an institute. Keep the accreditations in mind to assess the areas of expertise, and the integrity of the degree being conferred. 2.The level of faculty and the curriculum structure are important aspects for choosing a college for further studies. For example, the faculties having industrial experience will give you better insight of the practical aspects of the subject. Also, compare the curriculum of different institutes. 3.Check for average placement percentage each year along with the quality of companies that visit the campus for placements. 4.Area of interest is important because getting into a dream university but in an irrelevant course makes no sense. But along with that check for geographical suitability and financial investment as per your budget.

Q3. How much would it cost to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program?

Every B-school has its own fee structure. Overall, it may cost you around Rs 20,000 to Rs 15 lakhs or more to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program. Ex: Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) (Fee: INR 20,960) and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) (Fee: INR 15,50,000). Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 21.0 L Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 18.7 L Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 18.7 L Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Post Graduate Program in Management- Fees 11.8 L

Q4. What is the eligibility criteria to pursue full-time MBA or PGDM program?

Candidate having Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years from any recognized university with at least 50% marks are eligible for the MBA entrance exams. Final year students can also apply.

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