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January 15, 2020

Latest Update: XAT 2020 Results will NOT be released today, but expected much earlier than scheduled; Check Result Date, XLRI Cut-offs

 

If you are looking for updated information on MBA Entrance Exams 2020, which are required for MBA/PGDM Admissions 2020, you are on the right page. Broadly speaking, there are 9 popular National Level MBA entrance exams in India like CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, ATMA and GMAT. Then are State Level Exams like MBA CET, TANCET, PGCET which help you get into MBA colleges in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu etc. Some popular institute/university specific exams are IIFT, TISS NET, IBSAT 2019, KIITEE Management and UPES MET. This article by MBAUniverse.com Experts will guide you on all these important MBA Exams, Last Dates, Registration process etc.

 

First, a few words about important Exams already held. CAT 2019, the most popular MBA Entrance Exam in India, was held on Nov 24. IIFT Entrance Test was held on December 1, 2019; MAT on December 8 while SNAP is scheduled on December 15 followed IBSAT 2019. 

 

In 2020, XAT Exam will be held on January 5, 2020 and CMAT will be held on January 28, 2020. MAT 2020 will be held on January 12 and UPESMET (for UPES MBA) will be held on January 27-29. There are many other MBA Entrance exams to be held in 2020. So continue reading.

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 Top MBA Entrance Exams 2020
Here are key details of Top MBA Exams for MBA admission 2020 in top MBA colleges in India. We have categorized them in three types: National level MBA Exams, Institute level MBA test and State level MBA exams.

  1. National MBA Entrance Exams
Name of the National MBA Exams
Date of Exam
Top MBA colleges accepting Exam Score
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019
November 24, 2019 
IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT
Xavier Aptitude Test - XAT 2020
January 5, 2020
XLRI, SPJIMR, XIMB, IMT, TAPMI
NMAT by GMAC 2019
Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
NMIMS, ISB-APPBA, SPJIMR-PGMPW, TAPMI-Mu Sigma, XUB, VIT Vellor, SD Bacconi Asia Centre
SNAP 2019
December 15, 2019
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM & 12 Other Symbiosis colleges
CMAT 2020
January 28, 2020
GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Jaipuria, N L Dalmia
PBT-Feb 16, 2020
CBT-Feb 2, 2020
SDMIMD, Jaipuria, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS, NDIM
ATMA 2020
February 9, 2020
Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS
GMAT 2020
Available Round the year
SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, FORE, LBSIM, GIM Goa
  1. Institute Level MBA Entrance Exams
Name of the MBA Entrance Exams
Date of Exam
Top MBA Institute Conducting its Admission Test
IIFT MBA (IB) 2020 Entrance Exam
December 1, 2019
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2020 (Now TISSMAT for MA (HRM&LR) and / or MA (ODCL))
January 4, 2020
Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) all campuses
IBSAT 2019
December 21 & 22, 2019
9 ICFAI B-Schools
MICAT 2019 & 2020
December 7 2019 & January 25, 2020
MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2020
January 18-20, 2020 
KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
IRMASAT 2020
February 2020, 1st week
IRMA Anand
UPES-MET 2020 January 27- 29, 2020 UPES Dehradun
  1. State MBA Entrance Exams
Name of State Level MBA Entrance Exams
Date of Exam
Top MBA College Accepting Exam Score
March 7 & 8, 2020
JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR
Karnataka PGCET 2020
July 11, 2020
AIMS Bangalore, IBA, Adarsh, GIBS, IIBS, ISB&M and all the colleges affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU Karnataka
TANCET 2020
June 13, 2020
Anna University, Tamilnadu, Madras University, SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Josephs School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore
TS ICET 2020
May 15 & 16, 2020
Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU);
Satavahana University (SU)
KMAT 2020
July 19, 2020
IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti 

Last date to apply for MBA Entrance Exams for MBA admission 2020
Following are the last date for each MBA entrance exam.

MBA Entrance Exams
MBA Entrance Exams 2019 & 20 Dates
MBA Entrance Exam Last Date to Apply
November 24, 2019
September 25, 2019
January 5, 2020
December 10, 2019
December 1, 2019
November 3, 2019
Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
October 3, 2019
December 15, 2019
November 23, 2019
January 28, 2020
December 10, 2019
MAT 2020 Feb (Paper Based)
February 16, 2020
February 9, 2020
MAT 2020 Feb (Computer Based)
February 2, 2020
January 26, 2020
December 21 & 22, 2019
December 12, 2019
January 4, 2020
December 3, 2019
IRMASAT 2020 (Now part of GD-PI)
February 10 to 29, 2020
January 10, 2020
January 25, 2020
January 16, 2020

MBA Colleges Accepting various Entrance Exams
Following are the MBA colleges accepting different MBA Entrance Exams scores. 

MBA Entrance Exams
Top Institutes Accepting Exam Score
20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, IMT, TAPMI + 500 Others
XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB + 140 Others
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD,  + 13 Other top Symbiosis Institutes
NMIMS Mumbai + 20 other MBA colleges & Universities
3 Campuses of IIFT at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada 
All the Institutes and Universities offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes
IBS Hyderabad & all the other 8 campuses of ICFAI B-Schools
300 MBA/PGDM colleges across India
More than 200 MBA/PGDM colleges in India
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and all its campuses
IRMA Anand
MICA Ahmedabad
KIIT School of Management; KIIT School of Rural Management

Cost of MBA Entrance Exams Application Form 2020
The MBA entrance exam fee for the upcoming MBA entrance tests has gone up for some exams while for many other MBA entrance exams, the MBA entrance exam cost has been kept at last year level. The table below shares the cost of MBA entrance exam application form for each exam:

MBA Entrance Exams
MBA Entrance Exam Fee (General category)
MBA Entrance Exam Fee (Reserved category)
Rs.1900/-
Rs.950/-
Rs.1700/-
Rs.1700/-
Rs.2000/-
Rs.1000/-
Rs.2000/-
Rs.2000/-
Rs.1750/-
Rs.1750/-
Rs.1600/-
Rs. 800/-
Rs.1550/-
Rs.1550/-
Rs.1800/-
Rs.1800/-
Rs.1030/-
Rs. 500/-
Rs.1985/-
Rs.1985/-
Rs.1250/-
Rs.1250/-

It may be noted that if you appear in all the above MBA entrance exams, the cost of MBA entrance tests is around Rs.18,000/-. To avoid such a high MBA entrance exam fee, you may choose the preferred MBA entrance exams the scores of which are accepted by more MBA colleges. For example, CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT, MAT are the larger national level MBA entrance exams and cover more than 1000 MBA colleges accepting their exam score. This way you could reduce the burden of the MBA entrance exam cost. 

 

MBA Entrance Exam

Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 28-07-2019 06:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 07-08-2019 10:00 AM to 18-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 25-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 23-10-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 24-11-2019 09:30 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 07-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 23-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 23-08-2019 10:00 AM to 10-12-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 20-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 05-01-2020 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 16-01-2020 08:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 21-08-2019 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 09-09-2019 06:00 PM to 03-11-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 18-11-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 01-12-2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 13-12-2019 09:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 02-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 16-08-2019 10:00 AM to 23-11-2019 11:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 02-12-2019 10:00 AM to 15-12-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 15-12-2019 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Tentative)
    Result: 10-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 01-11-2019 10:00 AM to 10-12-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 24-12-2019 10:00 AM to 28-01-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 28-01-2020 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 06-02-2020 06:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 09-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 10-01-2020 10:00 AM to 15-02-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 01-03-2020 10:00 AM to 15-03-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 14-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 15-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 02-07-2019 10:00 AM to 03-10-2019 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Offline: 04-10-2019 10:00 AM to 14-10-2019 05:00 PM
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-10-2019 10:00 AM to 17-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 21-02-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 07-03-2019 10:00 AM to 29-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 18-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 15-05-2019 10:00 AM to 24-05-2019 05:45 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 23-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm), 24-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 13-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 29-05-2019 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM to 26-06-2019 05:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 11-07-2019 04:00 PM to 21-07-2019 03:30 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-07-2019 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 22-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 07-01-2020 10:00 AM to 31-01-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 29-02-2020 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 20-03-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 25-05-2019 10:00 AM to 25-07-2019 11:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 01-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 15-08-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Late Registration – Online: 23-01-2020 05:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 27-01-2020 10:00 AM to 29-01-2020 12:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 05-02-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 15-11-2019 10:00 AM to 03-02-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 05-02-2020 10:00 AM to 09-02-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 09-02-2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 13-02-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 27-12-2019 10:00 AM to 26-01-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Offline: 27-12-2019 10:00 AM to 09-02-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 28-01-2020 11:15 AM to 02-02-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-02-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 16-02-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 28-02-2020 05:00 PM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 01-07-2019 10:00 AM to 17-12-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 21-12-2019 10:00 AM to 22-12-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 05-01-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Notification date: 11-10-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 18-10-2019 05:00 PM to 30-11-2019 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 18-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-01-2020 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 04-02-2020 06:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 23-09-2019 10:00 AM to 25-11-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 03-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 07-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 23-12-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Late Registration – Online: 31-12-2019 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-02-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online: 16-11-2019 10:00 AM to 13-01-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Offline: 16-11-2019 11:45 PM to 13-01-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 18-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 19-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm), 20-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 25-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 13-03-2019 10:00 AM to 14-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 10-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-05-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)
  • Notification date: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 05-06-2019 10:00 AM to 22-06-2019 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 28-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-07-2019 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Confirm), 06-07-2019 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 16-07-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 22-01-2019 10:00 AM to 29-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 07-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 11-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm), 12-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 24-01-2019 10:00 AM to 21-04-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 24-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 04-05-2019 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 14-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 08-12-2018 10:00 AM to 08-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 11-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 15-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 16-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 15-11-2018 10:00 AM to 15-02-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 24-02-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
  • Registration – Online: 21-02-2019 10:00 AM to 27-05-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 29-05-2019 10:00 AM to 02-06-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 02-06-2019 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 07-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 20-02-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 27-02-2019 10:00 AM to 27-03-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 15-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 26-04-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 06-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
  • Notification date: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 05-06-2019 10:00 AM to 22-06-2019 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 30-06-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: 06-07-2019 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Confirm), 06-07-2019 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 10-07-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)