February 26, 2024

If you’re looking for the most up-to-date information on MBA entrance exams for 2023 MBA admission, you’ve come to the right place. The application processes for the CAT 2022 and NMAT 2022 for MBA programs in 2023 are currently open, while the XAT 2023 and SNAP 2022 will open in the second week of August 2022. The application period for the National Testing Agency’s IIFT MBA admission exam is expected to begin in the first week of September. The registration and application processes for IBSAT 2022 and MAT Sep 2022 are already underway, while Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will open its TISSNET 2023 registration process in October and November 2022. Signing up for these tests with admission opportunities in IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, IIFT, XLRI, NMIMS, Symbiosis Pune, IBS Hyderabad, and hundreds of other top B-schools for the session 2023-24 is the first step.

The top MBA entrance exams that are now accepting applications for admission in 2023 are listed below.

MBA Exam
Registration Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Exam Date
CAT 2022
August 3, 2022 September 14, 2022 November 27, 2022
IIFT 2023
September 2, 2022 October 15, 2022 December 4, 2022
XAT 2023
August 10, 2022 November 30, 2022 January 8, 2023
TISSNET 2023 November 17, 2022 January 10, 2023 January 21, 2023
NMAT 2022 August 1, 2022 October 10, 2022 October 10 to December 19, 2022
SNAP 2022
August 31, 2022 November 30, 2022 December 18, 2022
IBSAT 2022
July 1, 2022 December 3rd week, 2022 December 2022, 4th week
CMAT 2023
November 15, 2022 January 15, 2023 February 26, 2023

 

Best MBA Admission Tests in 2022 for Admission in 2023

Here is essential information about the Top MBA Exams for 2023 admission to India’s best MBA colleges. We classified them into three groups:

  • National-level MBA Exams,
  • Institute-level MBA test
  • State-level MBA exams

1. National MBA Entrance Exams

The dates and times for the MBA exam, as well as a schedule of top MBA programs that accept the exam, are provided in the calendar below. Prospective students will be able to access notifications for entrance exams in 2023 very soon.

Name of the National MBA Exam
MBA Entrance Exam Date
Top MBA colleges accepting Exam
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022
November 27, 2022
IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT
Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT 2023
January 8, 2023
XLRI, XIMB, IMI, IMT, TAPMI, Great Lakes
NMAT by GMAC 2022
October 10 to December 19, 2022 NMIMS, K J Somaiya, XUB, VIT Vellore, SD Bacconi Asia Centre
SNAP 2022
December 18, 2022
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM & 12 Other Symbiosis colleges
CMAT 2023
February 26, 2023
GIM Goa, BIMTECH, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Jaipuria, N L Dalmia
MAT 2022 (September)
PBT- September 4, 2022
IBT- Aug 28 to Sept 17, 2022
CBT- September 18, 2022
JAGSoM, IPE Hyderabad,  Jaipuria, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS, NDIM
ATMA 2022 (July)
July 24, 2022 (Over)
Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS
GMAT 2022
Available Around the year
SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, FORE, LBSIM, GIM Goa

2. Institute Level MBA Entrance Exam

The institute-level MBA admission tests are administered by specialized management institutes. The scores of applicants who took other entrance exams may or may not be recognized by these institutes. The vast majority of these examinations are set to take place in 2022, with others in 2023. Exam notifications for some of the most prestigious MBA entrance exams, such as IIFT, TISSNET, and MICAT, are issued in September and October.

Name of the Institute-level MBA Entrance Exam
Exam Dates
Top MBA Institute Accepting Exam score
IIFT MBA (IB) 2023 Entrance Exam
December 4, 2022
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada
TISSNET 2023
January 21, 2023
Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) all campuses
IBSAT 2022
December 24 & 25, 2022
9 ICFAI B-Schools
MICAT 2022 & 2023
December 10, 2022 & January 28, 2023
MICA Ahmedabad
KIITEE Management 2023
January 2023, 3rd week
KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar
IRMASAT 2023
Will Not be Conducted
IRMA Anand
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3. State MBA Entrance Exams

The state-level MBA entrance exams are coordinated by individual state CET cells, such as the DTE Maharashtra CET Cell and the Karnataka KEA. Furthermore, private MBA entrance test conducting bodies, such as the KMAT Karnataka, coordinate state-level MBA entrance exams. These entrance exam scores are accepted for admission to MBA programs at both university business schools and private PGDM institutes. The notification of the MBA Entrance Exams for Admission 2022 has been distributed to candidates for some of these state-level exams, and the remaining exams will be distributed soon.

State-Level MBA Entrance Exam
Dates of MBA Entrance Exam
Top MBA College Accepting Exam Score
MAH CET 2022
August 23, 24 & 25, 2022
JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, N L Dalmiya, SIES, CIMR
Karnataka PGCET 2022
Not yet announced
IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti
TANCET 2023 for admission 2023
2nd week of May 2022
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 2022
July 27 & 28, 2022
Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU);
Satavahana University (SU)
KMAT 2022
To be Announced
IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti

All of the aforementioned state-level MBA entrance tests held in 2022 will provide MBA admission for the class of 2022–24.

The deadline for applying to the 2023 MBA entrance exams

Here are the final dates for each MBA entrance exam 2022/2023 leading to MBA admission 2023.

Name of the National MBA Exam
MBA Entrance Exam Dates
MBA Entrance Exam Last Date to Apply
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022
November 27, 2022
September 14, 2022
Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT 2023
January 8, 2023 November 30, 2022
NMAT by GMAC 2022
October 10 to December 19, 2022 October 10, 2022
SNAP 2022
December 18, 2022
November 30, 2022
CMAT 2023
February 26, 2023
January 15, 2023
MAT 2022 (September)
PBT- September 4, 2022
IBT- Aug 28 to Sep 17, 2022
CBT- Sept 18, 2022
PBT: Aug 29, 2022
IBT: Aug 24 to Sept 13, 2022, as per the exam date
CBT: Sep 12, 2022
ATMA 2022
Next Exam Dates to be Announced
To be Announced
GMAT 2022
Available Around the year
Available all the time

 

Cost of MBA Entrance Exams, Application Form, and Registration

Each test in the MBA entrance exam registration process costs between $12.72 and $31.80. The cost of some future MBA entrance examinations in 2022-2023 has increased; however, the cost of many other MBA entrance exams has remained unchanged from the previous year.