MBA Admission 2022 - Dates, Process, Application Form, Entrance Exams, Top Colleges

MBA Admission 2022 - Dates, Process, Application Form, Entrance Exams, Top Colleges

MBA Admission 2022: 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 already started the MBA admission 2022-24 batch too.

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  • 31 Jan 2022:

    Many IIM's has released the first list of IIM PGP shortlist 2022.

  • 14 Jan 2022:

    Browse top MBA colleges in India/States/Cities, accepting CAT score, here.

  • 04 Jan 2022:

    CAT 2021 result have been announced on January 3. Check out CAT topper list 2021 here.

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Also, the online registration for top MBA entrance examinations like CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, and NMAT by GMAC for the next academic session will commence soon. However, candidates can apply for ATMA 2022 and MAT 2022 for which registrations are still ongoing.To view all colleges and apply directly, visit here

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MBA Admission 2022

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

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 MBA 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.

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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 2022

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

Browse Top MBA Colleges in India Accepting national-Level Entrance Exam Score: Location Wise

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Top Level Entrance Exams for MBA Admissions 2022

The admissions to all B-schools typically take 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 2022

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 2022 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


Top MBA Colleges

Registration & Application Dates

Entrance Exam Date

CAT 2022


First week of August 2022

November 28, 2022 (tentative)

XAT 2023


Second week of August 2022

January 2, 2023 ( tentative)

NMAT 2022


First week of August 2022

October to December 2022

SNAP 2022


Last week of August 2022

December 2022 and January 2023 (in multiple phases)

IIFT 2023

IIFT Delhi, Kolkata

First week of September 2022

First week of December 2022

CMAT 2023

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

January 2023

March 2023

MAT 2022

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

Last date of registration:
  • PBT-1/ CBT 1: May 9, 2022
  • PBT-2/ CBT 2: May 23, 2022
  • PBT-1: May 15, 2022
  • PBT-2: May 28, 2022

MBA Admissions 2022: 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 score for MBA Admission 2022


Admission Status

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 2022

Top Colleges (apart from IIMs) accepting CAT Exam Score: MBA admission Cutoff

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

MDI Gurgaon


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


FMS Delhi


SPJIMR, Mumbai


XIMB, Bhubaneswar


IMT Ghaziabad


NITIE Mumbai


IMI New Delhi


TAPMI Manipal


Great Lakes Chennai


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

MBA Admission cutoff for Colleges Accepting XAT score

MBA College

Cut Off

XLRI Jamshedpur


XIM Bhubaneswar


IMT Ghaziabad




XIME Bangalore


MBA Admission Cut off 2022: Colleges accepting SNAP Score

MBA College

Cut Off







SIBM Bangalore


SIBM Hyderabad


SIOM Nashik


MBA Admission 2022: Schedule for Colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC score

MBA College

Cut Off

NMIMS Mumbai


VIT Vellore


SOIL Gurgaon


SDA Bocconi Asia Centre, Mumbai


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