MBA Admissions via IIFT, SNAP, MAT: 5 easy MBA entrance exams that you can consider

Here is a list of easy MBA entrance exams to consider for MBA admissions at XLRI, TAPMI, FMS, SIBM Pune, etc.

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Sundararajan | Oct 28, 2022 - 12:22 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: MBA entrance exams pave the way to get admission to top B-schools across the country. Every year, more than 2 lakh aspirants prepare and attempt various MBA entrance exams, IIFT, SNAP, MAT, CMAT, and XAT, and the number keeps increasing every year. An MBA from top B-schools like IIM, XLRI, FMS, SIBM Pune, SPJIMR, and TAPMI, can take you up the corporate leadership ladder.

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The MBA admission process for most of the institutes is the same i.e. MBA entrance test is followed by Group Discussion (GD)/ Written Aptitude Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). While some institutions conduct their own management entrance exams, some accept scores from specific MBA entrance exams.

MBA Entrance Exams: Important Dates

There are numerous entrance exams for admission to MBA courses across the country. Here are the 5 easy MBA entrance exams to consider.

MBA exam

Last date to apply

Exam date


November 14, 2022

December 18, 2022


November 24, 2022

December 10, 18, and 23


PBT: December 5, 2022

CBT-1: November 15, 2022

CBT-2: December 13, 2022

IBT: December 14, 2022

PBT: December 11, 2022

CBT-1: November 17, 2022

CBT-2: December 15, 2022

IBT: Nov 24 to Dec 17, 2022


Last week of October 2022

Second week of January 2023


November 30, 2022

January 8, 2023

Top 5 Easy MBA Entrance Exams Every MBA Aspirant Should Consider

When candidates choose the MBA entrance exams they want to appear for, it is essential to identify the B-schools they prefer. Candidates should finalize their decision for MBA entrance exams based on the institutes and their accepted entrance exams. Here is a list of easy MBA entrance exams that you can consider.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade offers three campuses across India - Kolkata, Delhi, and Kakinada. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the IIFT entrance exam for admission to the above colleges based on the candidate's performance. The IIFT question paper consists of 110 MCQs in four sections. There is no section timing like XAT. The IIFT 2023 exam will be conducted on December 18, 2022.

For the first three sections - VARC, DILR, QA - three marks will be awarded for every correct answer and one mark deducted for every incorrect answer. In the GK section, 1.5 marks will be awarded for correct answers and 0.5 marks for incorrect answers.

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducts SNAP, a one-hour aptitude exam with sixty questions. As the exam is held thrice from November to January. Candidates can appear twice in a particular year. The SNAP exam has three sections (Analytical & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative, General English, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency) and a time limit for each section. As the exam has the same syllabus as CAT, no special preparation is required.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test is another popular MBA entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT offers both computer-based and offline mode exams which candidates can choose according to their preferences.

MAT has 200 questions tested from different areas of Language Comprehension, Indian and Global Environment, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Critical Reasoning, and Mathematical Skills and Intelligence.

Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT)

The Common Management Aptitude Test is the annual management entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CMAT is a multiple choice objective type test that consists of a total of four sections - Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, and General Awareness. The duration of the CMAT exam will be 3 hours.

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is another important entrance test like CAT. XAT is a 3-hour computer-based test with four sections. XAT 2023 will be conducted on January 8, 2023. The XAT exam has two parts; The first part contains Decision making, VARC, and Quant. The second part has 25 MCQs on GK and an essay question. There is no sectional cutoff for the XAT exam second part.

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