MBA Admission 2021-22 (Started): Eligibility, Process, Entrance Exams, Top Colleges

MBA Admission 2021-22 (Started): Eligibility, Process, Entrance Exams, Top Colleges

MBA Admission 2021-22: Most of the top management colleges in India shortlist candidates for MBA admission on the basis of percentile scored in CAT, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. The admission process of top MBA colleges such as the IIMs, MDI, XLRI, SPJIMR, IIFT, IMT, FMS DU, etc. has started for the MBA admission 2022-24 batch too. Also, the online registration for top MBA entrance examinations like CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, and NMAT by GMAC for the next academic session has already commenced.

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MBA Admission 2021-2022

MBA Admission 2021-22 is currently taking place in a number of B-schools across India. Students can fill the MBA admission forms for the 2022-24 batch. Students can choose from various government and private institutions in all the states of India.

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 2022-24, admission schedule, top entrance exams, eligibility criteria, and more.

Ongoing MBA Admissions

Great Lakes ChennaiApply Online
UPESApply Online
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)Apply Online
ITM Business SchoolApply Online
JAGSOM (IFIM Business School)Apply Online
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementApply Online

To view all colleges and apply directly, visit here

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, the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) that is conducted once 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.

Related Article - Difference between PGDM and MBA

MBA Admissions Eligibility Criteria 2021-22

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 2022-24 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 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

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MBA Admissions 2021-22

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 with it. eg: KIITEE, HPU MAT

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Steps involved in MBA Admission Process 2021-22

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 2021-22 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

Exam

Top MBA Colleges

Registration & Application Dates

Entrance Exam Date

CAT 2021

20 IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, NITIE, IMT

August 4 to September 15, 2021

November 28, 2021

XAT 2022

XLRI, XIMB, XIME, IMT, TAPMI

August 10 to November 30, 2021

January 4, 2022

NMAT 2021

NMIMS, VIT, SPJIMR, XUB, ISB

August 3 to November 10, 2021

October 14 to December 27, 2021

SNAP 2021

SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBM Bangalore

August 31 to November 27, 2021

  • December 19, 2021
  • January 08, 2022
  • January 16, 2022

IIFT 2022

IIFT Delhi, Kolkata

September 1 to October 15, 2021

December 5, 2021

CMAT 2022

K J Somaiya Mumbai, GIM Goa, IFMR Chennai, Welingkar, BIMTECH

Yet to be Announced

Yet to be Announced

MAT 2021

More than 100 B-schools including Balaji University (BIMM) Pune, Jaipuria Noida, NDIM Delhi, JIMS

  • November 30, 2021 (PBT last date)
  • November 14, 2021 (CBT Phase 1 last date)
  • December 12, 2021 (CBT Phase 2 last date)
  • December 15, 2021 (IBT last date)
  • December 5, 2021 (PBT)
  • November 21, 2021 (CBT Phase 1)
  • December 19, 2021 (CBT Phase 2)
  • November 27, 2021, to December 18, 2021 (IBT)

MBA Admissions 2021-22: 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 2022-24. The admission schedule is given on the basis of colleges accepting scores of CAT 2021, XAT 2022, SNAP 2021, NMAT by GMAC.

Top IIMs accepting CAT 2021 score for MBA Admission 2021-22

IIMs

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IIM Ahmedabad

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IIM Bangalore

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IIM Calcutta

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IIM Lucknow

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IIM Indore

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IIM Kozhikode

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IIM Shillong

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IIM Raipur

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IIM Ranchi

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IIM Rohtak

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IIM Kashipur

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IIM Trichy

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IIM Jammu

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IIM Udaipur

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IIM Amritsar

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IIM Bodh Gaya

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IIM Nagpur

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IIM Sambalpur

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IIM Sirmaur

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IIM Visakhapatnam

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Also check: IIM Fees for MBA admission 2021-2022

Top Colleges (apart from IIMs) accepting CAT 2021 Score: MBA admission Schedule

Following are the top B-Schools of India that offer MBAs. Check out the expected cutoff and application form schedule for the 2022 session.

MBA College

Cut Off

Application Opening & Closing Dates

MDI Gurgaon

90+

Third week of September to the fourth week of November 2021

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras

90+

First week of January to last week of January 2022

FMS Delhi

97+

First week of October to last week of November 2021

SPJIMR, Mumbai

85+

Last week of September to last week of November 2021

XIMB, Bhubaneswar

90+

Second week of October to the second week of December 2021

IMT Ghaziabad

90

Last week of September to last week of November 2021

NITIE Mumbai

90+

First week of November 2021 to last week of January 2022

IMI New Delhi

90

Last week of September to last week of November 2021

TAPMI Manipal

85

Third week of October to last week of December 2021

Great Lakes Chennai

85

Third week of October to last week of December 2021

Also check: MBA Fees in India for admission in Top B-Schools

MBA Admission Schedule for Colleges Accepting XAT score 2022

MBA College

Cut Off

MBA Application Dates

XLRI Jamshedpur

95

To be announced

XIM Bhubaneswar

90

To be announced

IMT Ghaziabad

90

To be announced

GIM Goa

85

To be announced

XIME Bangalore

80

To be announced

MBA Admission Schedule 2021-22: Colleges accepting SNAP 2021 Score

MBA College

Cut Off

MBA Application Dates

SIBM Pune

97

To be announced

SCMHRD Pune

96

To be announced

SIIB Pune

93

To be announced

SIBM Bangalore

89

To be announced

SIBM Hyderabad

88

To be announced

SIOM Nashik

89

To be announced

MBA Admission 2021-22: Schedule for Colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC score

MBA College

Cut Off

MBA Application Dates

NMIMS Mumbai

95

To be announced

VIT Vellore

80

To be announced

SOIL Gurgaon

75

To be announced

SDA Bocconi Asia Centre, Mumbai

75

To be announced

Top Colleges in India offering Management Courses

Great Lakes Chennai

Great Lakes Gurgaon

ICFAI Dehradun

IMT Ghaziabad

UPES Dehradun

LPU Jalandhar

SRM University Chennai

GD Goenka University, Gurgaon

Chandigarh University

BML Munjal University, Gurgaon

Manipal University (MAHE)

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

IPE Hyderabad

IFIM Business School