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February 26, 2021

MBA Admission 2021 - Process Open for Top B-schools; Check Last Date, Exam Accepted 
If you are looking for the latest MBA Admission updates from the Top 100 MBA Colleges in India, you are on the right page.  After release of CAT 2020 result on January 2, IITs opened their MBA admission 2021 while many top B-schools like IMI, IMT, MICA, FORE which had closed their admission process in December 2020, also reopened or extended their last date to apply.

 

MBAUniverse.com has researched all Top B-schools to share MBA/PGDM Admission 2021 Timelines, Fees, Placements, Batch Start date and much more. Remember, you must treat MBA Application Process as seriously as preparing for CAT/XAT or other MBA exams, because if you don’t apply to the right B-school, you will not get admission even if you have scored 99%ile! Also, each Application Form Fee for each MBA college admission is between Rs 1,500-2,500. If you apply to wrong college, you have wasted your time and money. So, plan your MBA Applications very carefully. Read: How to choose MBA Colleges? Check 10 Key Parameters

 

So, are you ready to explore MBA Admission 2021 with MBAUniverse.com? Read this article carefully for MBA application dates, notification, exams accepted and a lot more. We are updating this page continuously to include each and every important MBA/PGDM Admission 2021 Notification details from IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI and more. So bookmark this page. Let’s get started…! 

 

Latest MBA Admission 2021 Updates

  • MBA Admission 2021 process for IIMs is closed now.  
  • FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, XLRI, IIFT, XIMB, IRMA, IMI, IMT, FORE, MICA, TAPMI, K J Somaiya Admission processes are closed now 
  • LIBA, XIME, BIMTECH applications are open and are closing very soon…check ‘Important Alert’ below! 
  • MBA Admissions for IIT Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur, Madras are closed but are open at IIT Jodhpur.
  • Admission process for almost all Top 100 B-schools accepting CMAT & MAT are now open. Check details below. 

Important Alert! Top 10 B-schools MBA Admission 2021 Closing – Check Last Dates & Apply Now

B-school
Last Date to Apply
Exams Accepted
Application Fee, Status
SPJIMR Mumbai
November 27, 2020
CAT 2020
Rs 1500  | Closed
MDI Gurgaon
November 27, 2020
CAT 2020
Rs 3000  | Closed 
XLRI
December 10, 2020
XAT 2021
Rs 2150 |  Closed
NMIMS Mumbai 
NMAT 2021
Rs.2300 | Know More
IMT Ghaziabad
Know More
CAT 2020, XAT 2021
Rs.2000 | Know More
Great Lakes Chennai
March 10, 2021
CAT 2020, XAT 2021, CMAT 2021, GMAT
Rs.2000 | Open | Apply Now
FORE School of Management 
Know More
CAT 2020, XAT 2021, GMAT
Rs. 1650 | Know More

MBA Entrance Exams 2020-21
Now let us look at each of the top exams and MBA colleges accepting them for admission 2021 in more detail.

 

Top MBA Entrance Exams

Exam
Top MBA Colleges
Registration & Application Dates
Entrance Exam Date
20 IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, NITIE, IMT
Closed (August 5 to September 23, 2020)
November 29, 2020
XLRI, XIMB, XIME, IMT, TAPMI
Closed (December 10, 2020)
January 3, 2021
NMIMS, VIT, SPJIMR, XUB, ISB
January 31, 2021
February 2 to 8, 2021
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBM Bangalore
Closed (November 28, 2020)
December 20, 2020; January 6, 2021; January 9, 2021
IIFT Delhi, Kolkata
Closed December 30, 2020
January 24, 2021
K J Somaiya Mumbai, GIM Goa, IFMR Chennai, Welingkar, BIMTECH
January 22, 2021
February 22/27, 2021
MAT 2021
(Feb 2021)
More than 100 B-schools including Balaji University (BIMM) Pune, Jaipuria Noida, NDIM Delhi, JIMS
CBT: February 14, 2021
PBT: March 1, 2021
IBT: March 9, 2021
CBT: February 20, 2021
PBT: March 6, 2021
IBT: March 8 to 13, 2021

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research. Dates may change due to COVID 19. Read More about important MBA entrance exams

 

Let’s now understand the important application dates and expected cut offs in top MBA colleges in India so that you can apply in time.

 

Top MBA Colleges Application Form
Application Forms for top MBA Colleges Admission 2021are open now. MBAUniverse.com has researched the MBA colleges admission application form opening date and B School admission deadlines for top 100 MBA colleges with admission open with each of the exams, as below.

 

MBA Admission 2021: Admission through key National Level Exams

 

1. CAT 2020
IIM-CAT is the largest MBA entrance exam in India with more than 200 B-schools accepting its score for MBA admissions. Around 2.30 lakh candidates have applied for CAT 2020. Application form schedule for top B-schools accepting CAT exam score by percentile is as under: 

Likely Cut off percentile
Colleges
Application start date with B School Admission Deadlines
90+
IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, NITIE, IITs, IMI, IMT
August 2020 to January 27, 2021
80+
Great Lakes Chennai, TAPMI, GIM Goa, IRMA, FORE, LBSIM, BIMTECH, Welingkar
October 15, 2020 to March 10, 2021

20 IIMs: Application Dates
Do you know that IIMs do not release their separate application dates. You have to apply for them as part of CAT 2020 Application Form. CAT 2020 Registration Form contains single application form for all the 20 IIMs. So, when you fill the CAT registration and application form, you will automatically apply to IIMs without filling any separate application form or paying any extra application fee. The application was open from August 5 to September 23, 2020. It is now closed. Read more about IIM MBA Admission Process

 

Top CAT Colleges
Other than IIMs, following are the top 10 MBA colleges accepting CAT 2020 score with Cut Off Percentile for Admissions 2021. You should match your likely CAT 2020 percentile and apply to the right B-schools only. This will save you application money and a lot of effort. MBAUniverse.com will guide you with a step by step MBA application form filling process. 

MBA College
CAT Cut off percentile
Application start date with B School Admission Deadlines
97+
December 13, 2020 – January 15,, 2021 Closed
85+
September 28 – November 27, 2020 | Closed
90+
September 16 – November 27, 2020 | Closed
IIT-DelhiIIT-Bombay, Kharagpur, Madras
90+
January 5– January 31, 2021
90+
September 25, 2020 – January 10, 2021 | Closed
90
90+
January 2 - March 1, 2021 
85
September 5 – March 10, 2021 | Apply Now
85
Open | Apply Now
80
9 February, 2021 | Closed

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research. Dates may change due to COVID 19. Read More

 

Other well known MBA Colleges accepting CAT

MBA College
CAT Cut off percentile
Application start date with B School Admission Deadlines
85
October 13, 2020 – February 2, 2021 | Closed
85
October 25, 2020 – February 7, 2021 | Closed
75
Open | Apply Now
88
Open | Apply Now
Amrita School of Business Coimbatore 60-65 Open | Apply Now
VIT University Vellore MBA 60-65 Open | Apply Now
LIBA Chennai 85 Open | Apply Now
83
Open | Apply Now
75
November 1, 2020 – 15 March 2021 | Apply Now
75
September 25, 2020 – February 28, 2021 | Apply Now
75
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
85
Open | Apply Now
75
Open | Apply Now
60
Open | Apply Now
50
Open | Apply Now
50
Open | Apply Now
40
Open | Apply Now

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research. Dates may change due to COVID 19. Read More

 

2. XLRI XAT 2021
XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the Top 5 B-schools in India. It has excellent Placements and a very strong alumni body. XLRI HR program is ranked ahead of even top IIMs. XLRI conducted XAT 2021 exam on January 3, 2021 and the result for the exam was released on January 18.  XAT is accepted for admission by 150+ MBA colleges in India. But remember, you need to apply for each college separately. 

 

Top MBA colleges in XAT 2021 with expected cut offs and important application dates are as below:

MBA College
XAT Cut off Percentile
Application start date with B School Admission Deadlines
95
September 12 – December 10, 2020
90
Open | Apply Now
85
Open | Apply Now
80
October 10, 2020 – January last week, 2021 | Closed
90
85
October 15, 2020 - January 14, 2021 | Closed
85+
75
October 25, 2020 – February 28, 2021 | Apply Now
75
Open | Apply Now
75
Open | Apply Now
50
Open | Apply Now
50
Open | Apply Now
40
Open | Apply Now

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research. Dates may change due to COVID 19. Read more about XLRI and XAT 2021.

 

3. NMAT by GMAC
Global body GMAC, which conducts the GMAT exam worldwide, holds NMAT exam for MBA admission to NMIMS University and other good MBA colleges in India. The application process for NMAT exam has reopened and the last date to apply is January 31, 2021. Top colleges with application dates & expected cut offs for MBA admission 2021 are:

MBA College
NMAT Cut off Percentile/Score
MBA Application Dates
NMIMS Mumbai
95
January 18 – February 1, 2021 | Closed
85
October 15, 2020 – March 20, 2021 | Apply Now
80
December 2, 2020 - March 31, 2021 | Apply Now
IFMR GSB at KREA University, Sri City
220 (Score)
Last date for Round-1: March 15, 2021
Last Date for Round-2: April 14, 2021
75
October 15, 2020 – February 27, 2021 | Apply Now

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research. Dates may change due to COVID 19

 

Read more about NMAT 2020, including exam pattern, registration process and important dates.

 

4. SNAP 2020
Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts SNAP test for MBA admission to 16 Symbiosis institutes located across India. The application for each Symbiosis Institute needed to be submitted separately either with the SNAP exam 2020 application form or by visiting individual institute application website, by paying extra application fee.

MBA College
Cut off percentile
MBA Application Dates
97
September 24, 2020 – December 19, 2020 | Closed
96
September 24, 2020 – January 7, 2021 | Closed
93
September 24 – December 19, 2020 | Closed
89
Closed
88
Open | Apply Now
89
Open | Apply Now

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research. Dates may change due to COVID 19. Read more about SNAP 2020.

 

CMAT and MAT are two popular MBA Entrance Exams. CMAT is conducted by National Testing Agency on behalf of AICTE, the regulatory body, and MAT is conducted by AIMA, the association of Indian B-schoolsAfter taking CAT, if you also register for CMAT and MAT, it will ensure that you will be eligible for all Top 100 B-schools accept these 5 B-schools -- XLRI, IIFT, TISS, NMIMS, and Symbiosis University B-schools.

 

5. MAT 2021
MAT is one of the popular MBA entrance exams for MBA Admissions 2021. AIMA is conducting February MAT 2021 in three modes for admission 2021. Top 10 B-schools like SPJIMR, MDI, IMI, IMT don’t accept MAT. Here is a list MBA colleges accepting MAT with cut offs and application start dates: 

MBA College
Cut off percentile
MBA Application Open Dates
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
80
Open | Apply Now
75
Open | Apply Now
75
Open | Apply Now
75
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open |  Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
70
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
65
Open | Apply Now
60
Open | Apply Now
60
Open | Apply Now
60
Open | Apply Now
50
Open | Apply Now
50
Open | Apply Now

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research. Dates may change due to COVID 19. Read more about MAT 2021, including exam pattern, registration process and important dates.

 

Top College Specific MBA Admission 2021

 

1. IIFT Admission 2021
IIFT New Delhi is regarded as one of India’s Top 15 B-schools. Specific MBA Admission test is conducted by NTA for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA (IB) Admission. There are two campuses of the IIFT University – IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata. Single exam is conducted for admission to both the campuses.

 

When you register and apply for IIFT entrance exam, by default you are considered for admission to both the IIFT campuses. Important details about application dates and cut offs are:

  • Application dates: November 6, 2020 to December 30, 2020
  • Cut off: 95 Percentile for Delhi campus; 92 percentile for Kolkata campus Read More

2. TISS Admission 2021
For those MBA aspirants who are keen on MBA in Human Resource Management (HRM), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai is a dream campus. TISS will conduct TISSNET 2021 on February 20, 2021 for admission to all the Masters (M.A.) programs (considered equivalent to MBA) offered by TISS at its all the campuses. M.A. programs of Tata Institute of Social Sciences are highly sought after Masters Degree courses for the candidates seeking career in management and other branches. 

  • Application Dates: November 20, 2020 to January 25, 2021
  • Cut Off: Varies for different programmes and different campuses. It is higher at Mumbai campus Read More

3. ICFAI B-schools Admission 2021 through IBSAT 2020
IBSAT 2020 will be an online proctored MBA entrance exam which can be taken from home. It is an important MBA entrance test for MBA admission 2021 in 9 ICFAI Business Schools (IBS) located across India. IBS Hyderabad is regarded as one of Top 30 B-schools in India. IBSAT is conducted by ICFAI Foundation and the entrance exam dates for MBA admission 2021 are December 26 & 27, 2020.

  • Application Dates: July 1 2020 to December 16, 2020
  • Cut offs: Varies for 9 ICFAI B-schools in the range of 65 to 80 percentile Read More

MBA Admissions 2021 in Top Colleges: State Level Entrance Exams
In addition to National MBA Entrance exams like CAT, CMAT and NMAT, there are many State level MBA entrance exams. MAH CET, which is accepted by JBIMS Mumbai, is most important of them.

 

MAH-MBA-CET 2021
MAH CET 2021 will be conducted in March 2021 for admission to MMS/MBA/PGDM programmes in more than 330 MBA colleges in Maharashtra

  • Top Colleges: JBMIMS Mumbai, SIMSREE Mumbai, PUMBA Pune, K J Somaiya Mumbai and 300+ MBA colleges located in Maharashtra
  • Admission Dates: Through Centralized Admission Process to be conducted by DTE Maharashtra in June – July 2021.
  • When to Apply: Application dates are open from mid January 2021 to Last week of February 2021 for Mah-Cet Exam. If you wish to apply with CAT/XAT/CMAT score, applications will open in May/June 2021 for CAP. Read More

Personal Interview Round in Top MBA Colleges
All the top MBA colleges shortlist the candidates on the basis of entrance exam score for final selection round. This process begins from January in IIMs and in other top colleges in the month of February/March. There are two or three parts of Interview round depending upon the admission policy of the B-school. For example FMS Delhi interview round comprises – GD, Extempore and PI; most IIMs conduct WAT & PI while the institutes like MDI conduct GD-WAT and PI. A candidate is expected to be well prepared for this round as it is awarded high weightage in final admission process. Read More

 

MBA Admission 2020 Update
Before we close, a quick word about MBA Admission 2020. MBA Admission 2020 was much delayed due to COVID 19. Process for top MBA colleges in Maharashtra including JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA and 300+ B-schools is open till the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) by DTE Maharashtra begins. You can still apply to them. Read more

 

We hope you found above information useful to plan for your MBA Admission 2021. 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 2021 and B School Admission deadlines with MBA Application Form Dates. Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for complete MBA Admission guidance  

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