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Direct MBA Admission without Entrance Exam Scores is offered by many MBA Colleges particularly Private Universities. However, it is not possible to get direct admission in MBA in IIMs or in top 10 MBA colleges like XLRI, SPJIMR or MDI without entrance exam nor is there any facility of direct MBA admission in best college with low fees like FMS, JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA among others. So, don’t be misguided by anyone promising such admissions in Top B-schools! However, many Private Universities and some B-schools do offer Direct MBA Admissions. Read this article to understand correct facts and procedure about Direct MBA admission without entrance exam.  

Regenesys Institute of Management Mumbai

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Direct MBA Admission without Entrance Exams: Key Facts

  • 20 IIMs only accept scores of CAT. The exam is held by IIMs in last week of November or first week of December.
  • According to AICTE (Ministry of HRD), PGDM B-schools have option to accept any of the 6 national tests: CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA or GMAT.
  • Top Private Universities like NMIMS and Symbiosis International University, XUB conduct their own exam.
  • Many Private Universities like UPES Dehradun, OP Jindal University, Shiv Nadar University, and Amity University hold their own test number and you can take the test any time after application. Read more & Apply to UPES Dehradun, OP Jindal University, Shiv Nadar University.
  • Many MBA colleges like SOIL offer PGP/PGDM courses and no national exam is needed for admissions here. Read more & Apply to SOIL PGP.
  • Many colleges that are not within Top 100 B-schools offer direct MBA admission without entrance exam to complete their seats quota. They guide students to take exams like MAT or ATMA to complete procedure.
  • If you are looking for direct MBA admission without entrance exam, avoid Admission Agents or Consultants. Send your query to colleges directly.
  • Remember that Exam Scores are NOT important for Admissions into B-schools ranked after Top 50. They generally give Admissions even at very low percentile. So, its better to take easy MBA Exam like MAT, CMAT or ATMA. There are many benefits. Check Exam Details here.

Top MBA Colleges offering Direct MBA Admission without Entrance Exams
To help MBA aspirants to locate and choose the MBA college offering direct MBA admission without entrance exam, list of such institutes/universities with fee is given below:

University/MBA college
Admission Status
School of Inspired Leadership – SOIL, Gurgaon
Open / Apply Now
Regenesys Institute of Management Mumbai Open / Apply Now
Open 
CII School of Logistics, Amity University, Noida
Open / Apply Now
Open 
UPES School of Business: UPES University Open / Apply Now
O P Jindal Global University Open / Apply Now
School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University, greater Noida
Open / Apply Now
GIBS Bangalore
Open / Apply Now
IIBS Bangalore
Open / Apply Now
Mody University School of Business  Open / Apply Now

So, while direct admission in MBA without entrance exam in top 50 MBA colleges in India may not be possible, there are many options. There are many MBA colleges in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad where direct MBA admission opportunity can be explored.  

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Masters' Union School of Business 1 Year MBA EDII Ahmedabad PGDM-BE Admissions 2020 Open
Jaipuria Institute of Management, PGDM 2020
IIM Kashipur, MBA Analytics Admissions 2020 UPES MBA Admissions 2020 | Apply Now
SPSU Udaipur, MBA Admissions 2020 ITM Mumbai, Admissions 2020 Open
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business, Delhi Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
IES Mumbai, PGDM Admission 2020-22 NIFM Fridabad, PGDM Admission 2020 Open

  

MBA without CAT Score
If you think that admission in MBA without CAT score is not viable or there are no colleges offering MBA without CAT score, you may not be right. In fact as there are many MBA colleges without entrance exams, similarly many top universities and colleges offer MBA without CAT score. On the contrary these top MBA colleges do not accept CAT score for MBA admission. Although they do not offer MBA without entrance exam, but they strictly offer MBA without CAT score.

 

If you did not appear in CAT exam but took other MBA entrance exams or wish to go for MBA without entrance exam and are now looking for MBA colleges without entrance exams like CAT, a list of top 10 MBA colleges and universities offering MBA without CAT score and accepting other exam score or conducting own MBA admission test, is given below:  

MBA College/University
MBA Programme Offered without CAT Score
MBA Exam Score Accepted
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Delhi/Kolkata/Kakinada
MBA (IB)
IIFT Entrance Exam
NMIMS University, Mumbai
MBA
NMAT by GMAC
XLRI, Jamshedpur
PGDM
XAT
JBIMS, Mumbai University
MMS
MAH MBA CET
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
MBA
SNAP
SCMHRD, Pune
MBA
SNAP
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
MBA
X-GMT, XAT (CAT also accepted)
Christ University, Bangalore
MBA
All National MBA entrance exams

Direct MBA admission through Management Quota
There are many MBA colleges with Management quota in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other states. In Maharashtra there are the Institute level seats. You may get direct admission in top MBA colleges through Management quota or Institute level quota seats.

 

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra has confirmed that clarified 20% institute level seats can be offered through Management Quota. The instructions issued by DTE for MBA admission through Management quota seats or Institute level seats are that the Director/Principal of the respective Un-aided Management institute shall invite applications for the seats available by giving publicity in at least two newspapers and on the website of the Institute.

 

Information brochure/prospectus of the Institute, which specifies rules of admission, should be published well before the commencement of the process of admission for the Institute Level/Minority Seats. All the information in the brochures should also be displayed on the Institute’s website for MBA admission through Management quota seats. MBA aspiring candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria shall apply directly to the Director/Principal of the respective institute for admission. 

 

Similar admission opportunities also exist in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other States. 

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Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
Nalanda University MBA in Bihar Admission 2020 JKBS Gurgaon, PGDM Admission 2020

 

Direct MBA admission to NRI/PIO/Foreign National candidates
MBA admission for NRI candidates without entrance exam or direct MBA admission for Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) candidates may be possible in many MBA colleges. There is reservation of seats also for MBA admission to Foreign nationals, NRI candidates, PIO candidates in most of the University MBA colleges and AICTE approved PGDM B-schools.

 

In the MBA colleges in Maharashtra, eligible NRI candidates may be offered MBA admission against the Institute Level Seats in Unaided Institutes.

 

The eligibility Criteria for admissions against seats for NRI/Foreign National/Foreign Student/ PIO/Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries is that they should have basic educational qualification of graduation as specified. In case they have not appeared in any entrance exam for MBA admission, they may alternately appear in CET conducted by the Association of all colleges of a particular type in the State.

 

So, if you are looking for Direct MBA Admission without Entrance Exams, there are many options. Ask MBAUniverse.com or visit College website and contact the Admission Office directly. 

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IIM Kozhikode PGP-Finance Admission 20-22 Batch IIM Kozhikode PGP- LSM Admission 20-22 Batch
Masters' Union School of Business 1 Year MBA EDII Ahmedabad PGDM-BE Admissions 2020 Open
Jaipuria Institute of Management, PGDM 2020
IIM Kashipur, MBA Analytics Admissions 2020 UPES MBA Admissions 2020 | Apply Now
SPSU Udaipur, MBA Admissions 2020 ITM Mumbai, Admissions 2020 Open
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business, Delhi Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
IES Mumbai, PGDM Admission 2020-22 NIFM Fridabad, PGDM Admission 2020 Open