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September 22, 2022

MBA Admissions 2023: XLRI, MDI, IMT, NMIMS, SIBM Process is Open; IIMs Closed; Check Dates, Exam Accepted, Cut offs, Fee, Placements

With the XAT 2023, NMAT 2022 and SNAP 2022 Registration Process Open for some more time, MBA Admissions 2023 process at MDI Gurgaon, XLRI, IMT Ghaziabad, NMIMS, SIBM Pune, Great Lakes is open while with CAT 2022 registration closed on Sept 21, the application process for all the 20 IIMs is closed. The application for admission 2023 in other top B-schools is opening soon.

 

Most B-schools accept CAT 2022 scores (details below) and other few B-schools like XLRI, IIFT, NMIMS, SIBM accept only their own entrance exam scores. So, you have to shortlist 8-10 MBA colleges, and check exams accepted, from at least 50 good non-IIM options! But don’t sweat, help is at hand. MBAUniverse.com has researched all Top 100 B-schools in India to share MBA and PGDM Admission 2023 Timelines, Exam Accepted, Cut off, Fees, Placements and much more. So, read this article carefully to explore the best options. We are updating this page daily to include every new admission announcement. Let’s get started…!

 

Table of Contents

  1. MBA Admission 2023 Process
  2. MBA Exams for Admission into Top MBA Colleges
  3. CAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges – 20 IIMs
  4. CAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges – Top Non-IIM B-schools
  5. CAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges – IIT Department of Management Studies
  6. XAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges for MBA Admission 2023
  7. NMAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges for MBA Admission 2023
  8. IIFT MBA (IB) Admission 2023 through IIFT Entrance exam
  9. SNAP Accepting Top Symbiosis Institutes for MBA Admission 2023
  10. CMAT Accepting Colleges for MBA Admission 2023
  11. IBSAT Score Accepting Colleges for MBA Admission 2023
  12. Top Colleges Accepting MAH CET for MBA Admission

1. MBA Admission 2023: Step by Step Process
The MBA Admission 2023 process in all the B-schools requires you to follow the undernoted steps

 

Step-1: Shortlist the preferred MBA Entrance Exams and Take the Test
All the top MBA colleges accept score of one or other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP. You need to choose the right MBA entrance exam based on following parameters-

  • Leading MBA colleges accepting the respective exam score
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Your preference for MBA College and programs offered
  • Also check & match the MBA Admission Eligibility 2023 for the exam as well as for the college

Read MoreMBA Entrance Exam

 

Step-2: Shortlist Right B-schools and Apply Separately
You need to apply separately in most of the B-Schools, IIMs and IIFT do not need separate application. Details are given below:

  • For admission to SPJIMR, FMS, IMT, MDI and other top B-schools accepting CAT, you need to apply separately but for the 20 IIMs or IIFT, you need not apply separately
  • If you apply for NMAT, SNAP, XAT, CMAT, you need to apply separately through the exam registration form for MBA admission 2023 in all the MBA colleges including NMIMS, SIBM, XLRI which exclusively accept only their own exam score. 

Step-3: Appear in GD-PI-WAT process 
MBA Admission & Selection Criteria after shortlisting consists of GD-PI-WAT in some B-schools, PI-WAT in some B-schools and only GD-PI in few others. Read More: GD Topics

 

Step-4: Secure MBA Admission and Pay Your Fees
Based on your performance in MBA entrance test, academics, GD-PI-WAT, Academics, Work Experience, a merit list will be prepared by the B-school for final admission. If you are in the merit list, admission offer will be sent to you. You need to accept the admission offer and pay the admission fee by the stipulated date. Read More: MBA Admission Process

 

2. MBA Exams for Admission into Top MBA Colleges
Out of the many important MBA entrance exams, there are 7-8 most important exams, scores of which are accepted by the top MBA colleges in India. The details of top exams with MBA admission 2023 dates are given below. The registration and application dates for many of these exams are open while the notification for some of them will be released soon.

 

2.1 MBA Admission 2023 Important Dates:  Top MBA Exams
Below are the important MBA admission 2023 dates through MBA entrance exams including the start date for MBA application process and MBA Admissions Application Deadline for the important MBA entrance exams

MBA Exam
Application Dates
Exam Date
CAT 2022
Aug 3 to September 21, 2022
November 27, 2022
XAT 2023
Aug 10 to November 30, 2022
January 8, 2023
NMAT 2022
Aug 1 to Oct 10,  2022
October 10 to December 19, 2022
IIFT 2023
Sept 3rd week to Nov 1st week 2022 December 11, 2022
SNAP 2022
Aug 10 to Nov 24, 2022
December 10, 18, 23; 2022
TISSNET 2023
Nov 3rd week 2022 to Jan 1st week, 2023
January 21, 2023
CMAT 2023
Nov 3rd week 2022 to Jan 3rd week, 2023
February 26, 2023
IBSAT 2022
July 1, to December 3rd week, 2022
December 2022, 4th Week

ource: MBAUniverse.com Analysis

 

Let us know about the fee, placement, application status for MBA admission 2023 in Top MBA Colleges accepting the respective exam score

 

3. CAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges: 20 IIMs 
IIMs are the foremost among the MBA colleges accepting CAT score. One of the older IIMs conducts CAT exam for MBA admission in all the 20 IIMs every year. CAT 2022 is being conducted by IIM Bangalore for MBA admission 2023 and the score will be accepted by IIMs as well as 500+ other top MBA colleges of Non IIM category. CAT is the only entrance exam for MBA admission in IIMs and many top MBA colleges. More than 50,000 candidates are offered MBA admission based on CAT exam score in the MBA colleges in India.

 

CAT 2022

The admission process 2023 through CAT exam in all the 20 IIMs has closed on September 21, 2022. You simply had to apply for CAT 2022 and did not need to apply separately to any IIM for MBA admission 2023. But if you have missed the submission of CAT registration and application form, you will also miss the MBA admission 2023 in all the IIMs. All the 20 IIMs have their sectional and overall CAT score cut offs which go in the range of 80 to 98 percentile.

 

3.1 MBA Admission 2023 Status in IIMs: Was Open till September 21, 2022
Application process for MBA admission 2023 in IIMs has closed with the closing of last date of CAT 2022 registration date which was September 21. You can check the Fee and placements and other details about IIMs below

Institute Name
Fee (Rs. in lakhs)
Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)
IIM Ahmedabad
23.00
27.55
IIM Calcutta
23.00
34.20
IIM Bangalore
24.50
33.82
IIM Lucknow
19.25
31.03
IIM Indore
17.06
25.01
IIM Kozhikode
20.50
29.50
IIM Ranchi
17.20
16.17
IIM Shillong
18.56
23.10
IIM Tiruchirappalli
16.50
17.01
IIM Udaipur
20.05
17.50
IIM Raipur
15.49
17.73
IIM Kashipur
14.75
15.21
IIM Visakhapatnam
14.33
14.60
IIM Nagpur
13.75
14.94
IIM Sirmaur
11.75
12.74
IIM Amritsar
13.20
14.63
IIM Rohtak
19.55
16.06
IIM Bodh Gaya
12.95
12.36
IIM Sambalpur
13.03
12.64
IIM Jammu
14.82
13.53

Read More to know the CAT cut offs at IIMs 

 

4. CAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges – Top Non-IIM B-schools
Not only the IIMs, there are highly ranked and internationally accredited MBA/ PGDM colleges among the MBA colleges accepting CAT score. They include IITs offering MBA, top PGDM and University MBA colleges. Some of the prominent MBA colleges excluding IIMs which will accept CAT 2022 score percentile 90 & above for MBA admission 2023 are:  

MBA College
MBA Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
Average salary in Placement 2022 (Rs. in Lakhs)
Admission Status
FMS Delhi
1.92
32.40
Opening Soon
SPJIMR, Mumbai
19.00
32.05
Opening Soon
MDI Gurgaon
21.34
26.65
Open 
MICA Ahmedabad (Also accepts XAT)
21.00
19.01
Opening Soon
IMT Ghaziabad (Also accepts XAT)
19.53 15.28 Open | Apply Now
IMI New Delhi (Also Accepts XAT)
19.25
15.23
Open | Apply Now
IRMA Anand (Also Accepts XAT)
14.00
14.33
Opening Soon
FORE School of Management, Delhi (Also Accepts XAT)
16.98
14.04
Opening Soon
TAPMI MANIPAL (Also Accepts XAT)
16.00
12.60
Opening Soon
Great Lakes Chennai (Also Accepts XAT & CMAT) 17.15 12.50 Open | Apply Now
GIM Goa (Also Accepts XAT & CMAT)
18.07
12.02
Opening Soon

5. CAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges – IIT Department of Management Studies
MBA offered by IITs is one of the high RoI programs. The MBA admission in IITs is through CAT exam. Some of the IITs have surpassed many IIMs and other top B-schools in securing high placements over the years as detailed below  

MBA College
MBA Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
Average salary in Placement 2022 (Rs. in Lakhs)
Admission Status
SJMSoM IIT Bombay
10.08
25.93
Opens in Jan 2023
DoMS IIT Delhi
9.60
21.90
Opens in Jan 2023
VGSoM IIT Kharagpur
11.67
19.36
Opens in Jan 2023
DoMS IIT Madras
10.99
16.66
Opens in Jan 2023

6. XAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges for MBA Admission 2023
XLRI is the XAT exam conducting institute and also accepts only XAT entrance exam score for admission to its flagship PGDM and PGDM-HR programmes. XAT exam is scheduled on January 8, 2023 and XAT 2023 score accepting colleges are more than 140 apart from XLRI. Following are some of the top MBA colleges accepting XAT 2023 score for MBA admission 2023 

MBA College
MBA Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
Average salary in Placement  (Rs. in Lakhs)
Admission Status
XLRI Jamshedpur 
24.80 30.70 Open | Apply Now
XLRI Delhi NCR
24.80 27.58 Open | Apply Now
XIM Bhubaneswar (Also accepts CAT)
19.50
17.54
Open | Apply Now
XIME Bangalore (Also Accepts CAT, CMAT)
11.50
 9.07
Opening Soon
LIBA Chennai (Also Accepts CAT)
15.38
  9.00
Opening Soon

Read More: Top MBA Colleges in India accepting XAT score

 

7. NMAT Accepting Top MBA Colleges for MBA Admission 2023: NMAT Registration is Open
NMAT is conducted by GMAC every year for MBA admission to more than 30 MBA colleges in India and 10-15 MBA colleges abroad. One of the top MBA colleges in India NMIMS Mumbai accepts only NMAT exam score for MBA admission. NMAT exam is scheduled from October 10 to December 19, 2022. Following are some of the top MBA colleges accepting NMAT with their MBA admission status 2023

MBA College
MBA Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
Average salary in Placement  (Rs. in Lakhs)
Admission Status
NMIMS University Mumbai
21.90 23.07
Open
K J Somaiya, Mumbai (Also accepts XAT, CMAT & NMAT)
18.79
10.95
Opening Soon
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai
18.60
14.07
Open | Apply Now
IFMR GSB, Sri City (Chennai)
14.56
10.00
Opening Soon
SME, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
10.90
 8.70
Opening soon
VIT Vellore
 7.02
6.05
Opening soon
JGBS – O P Jindal Global University, Sonepat
11.00
7.00
Opening Soon
SOIL Gurgaon
15.33
9.80
Open | Apply Now

Read More: MBA Colleges in India accepting NMAT Score

 

8. IIFT MBA (IB) Admission 2023 through IIFT Entrance Exam
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA entrance exam is conducted by National Testing Agency exclusively for MBA (IB) admission at IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campuses. The 3rd campus at of IIFT at Kakinada offers only 5 year IPM and has not yet started offering MBA. The Cut offs go as high as 94 -96 percentile. The admission process opens with the opening of IIFT entrance exam registration date. Below is shared the IIFT MBA (IB) admission status 2023 at its campuses

MBA College
MBA Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
Average salary in Placement  (Rs. in Lakhs)
Admission Status
IIFT Delhi
18.25
25.16
Opening Soon
IIFT Kolkata
18.25
25.16
Opening Soon

9. SNAP Accepting Top Symbiosis Institutes for MBA Admission 2023
15 Symbiosis Institutes offer MBA admission on the basis of SNAP exam scores. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) every year as computer based exam. There are more than 2,500 MBA seats in Symbiosis colleges. Following are some of the top MBA colleges accepting SNAP exam with their MBA admission status 2023

 Name of Symbiosis College & Location
MBA Fee (Rs.in Lakhs)
Average Salary (Rs. In Lakhs)
Admission Status
SIBM Pune
23.32 23.06
Open
SCMHRD Pune
20.59
16.5
Open
SIBM Bangalore
18.23
10.40
Open
SIOM Nashik
14.82
11.77
Open
SIBM Hyderabad
15.51
10.52
Open

Read More: MBA Colleges in India accepting SNAP Score

 

10. CMAT Accepting Colleges for MBA Admission 2023
Top MBA Colleges accepting CMAT 2023 Scores for admission 2023 include BIMTECH Greater Noida, IMT Nagpur, Jaipuria among others. The cut offs are expected at 80 to 90 percentile. Following are some of the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT exam with their MBA admission status 2023

MBA college
Fee (Rs. In Lakhs)
Average Salary Rs. in lakhs
Admission Status
BIMTECH Greater Noida (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
13.00 9.38
Opening Soon
IMT Nagpur (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
12.12 9.98 Open | Apply Now
Prin L N Welingkar Mumbai (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
13.00
9.25
Opening Soon
IMT Hyderabad (Also accepts CAT & XAT
12.03 9.58 Open | Apply Now
ISB&M Pune (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
11.80
8.80
Opening Soon
SDMIMD Mysuru (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
11.40
8.90
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Noida (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
11.75
7.40
Opening Soon
SIES Navi Mumbai (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
  9.00
7.28
Opening Soon
IBA Bangalore (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
  8.60
7.02
Opening Soon
NDIM New Delhi (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
  9.75
6.50
Opening Soon
IPE Hyderabad (Also accepts CAT & XAT)
 8.00 
6.45 
Opening Soon
CIMP Patna
  7.65
6.50
Opening Soon

Read More: Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Score

 

11. IBSAT Score Accepting Colleges for MBA Admission 2023
More than 15 MBA colleges in India accept IBSAT exam score for MBA admission. Out of them, there are 9 ICFAI B-School campuses which accept IBSAT score for MBA admission. All these colleges are affiliated to various ICFAI Universities and offer MBA programmes. Other 6 are non-ICFAI MBA colleges. ICFAI B-Schools follow the high standards MBA education and update their curriculum as per the industry requirement. Below are some of the top MBA colleges accepting IBSAT exam with their MBA admission status 2023

MBA college Accepting IBSAT
Fee for 2 Years (Rs.in Lakhs)
Average Salary (Rs. In lakhs)
Admission Status for 2023-25 batch
IBS Hyderabad
16.02
8.79
Open
IBS Gurgaon
  9.09
6.81
Open 
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Ahmedabad
  9.09
7.91
Open 
IBS (ICFAI B-School) Mumbai
  9.09
7.14
Open

Read More: MBA Colleges in India accepting IBSAT

 

12. Top Colleges accepting MAH CET for MBA Admission
More than 330 MBA colleges in Maharashtra accept MAH CET exam score for MBA admission. The MAH CET exam for MBA admission 2022 was delayed by few months and for MBA admission 2023 MAH CET exam may also be conducted late. Total seats available for MBA admission in the MBA colleges accepting MAH CET are between 36000 - 40000. Cut offs go in the range of 70 to 99 percentile for the top MBA colleges. Following are some of the top MBA colleges accepting MAH CET exam. The admission process in all these colleges is open for MBA 2022-24 batch.  

Name of MBA college 
Fee (Rs. In lakhs)
Average salary
(Rs. In lakhs)
MBA admission 2022 status
JBIMS Mumbai
6
22.84
Open
SIMSREE Mumbai
2.36
10.84
Open
PUMBA, Pune
2.36
 6.43
Open

Read More: MBA Colleges Accepting MAH CET

 

We hope you found above information useful to plan for your MBA Admission 2023. Apart from applying to B-schools, you should read MBA Admission 2023 Preparation Tips through CAT, XAT, NMAT and other exams to understand how to prepare for the exam and score high. Each MBA entrance exam has some difference in its registration and application process, so you should read and understand the MBA Admission How to Apply process to avoid any wastage of application fee. So, go ahead and shortlist your 8-10 B-schools and start preparing for their applications.

 

MBAUniverse.com will continue to update this page with complete information with MBA Admission 2023 and B School Admission deadlines with MBA Application Form Dates. Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for complete MBA Admission guidance   

Also read these in-depth articles on:

MDI Gurgaon Admission FMS Delhi MBA Admission
NMIMS Mumbai MBA Admission Great Lakes Admission
XLRI Jamshedpur Admission SPJIMR Mumbai Admission
MICA Ahmedabad Admission FORE School of Management Admission
BIMTECH Admission K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission
XIMB MBA Admission SIBM Pune MBA Admission
SDMIMD Mysore Admission SDA Bocconi Mumbai MBA Admission
SOIL 2 Years PGDM Admission GIM Goa Admission

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