Direct MBA Admission Without Entrance Exam


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Direct MBA admission without entrance exam is offered by many MBA colleges particularly Private Universities. See list below. However, it is not possible to get direct admission in MBA in top 50 MBA colleges 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. Read this article for more information on Direct MBA admission without entrance exam.  


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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.
  • 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 Government and Private Universities like UPES, Amity University, Manav Rachna University, Shiv Nadar hold their own test number of times in a year and you can take the test any time after application.
  • Many MBA colleges like SOIL offer PGP/PGDM courses and no national exam is needed for admissions here.
  • Many colleges that are not within Top 100 B-schools offer direct MBA admission without entrance exam to complete their seats quota
  • If you are looking for direct MBA admission without entrance exam, avoid Admission Agents or Consultants! Send your query to colleges directly.

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
Programmes offered
Rs.12.56-16.50 lakhs
Rs. 3.75-7.5 lakhs
Rs.7.20 lakhs
Rs.7.50 lakhs
Rs.6.00 lakhs
Rs.10 lakhs
Rs.5.50 lakhs
Bennet University, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR)
Rs.9.28 lakhs
Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies – (MRIIRS) Faridabad
Rs. 5.29 lakhs

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. 


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
IIFT Entrance Exam
NMIMS University, Mumbai
XLRI, Jamshedpur
JBIMS, Mumbai University
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
X-GMT, XAT (CAT also accepted)
Christ University, Bangalore
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.


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 or visit College website and contact the Admission Office directly.