Prerna Goel|Nov 26, 2021
Top 10 reasons to do MBA this year; Know about CAT, MAT, SNAP, NMAT, and other entrances
MBA is one of the most sought-after degrees as it offers a wide range of career prospects. Here are the top 10 reasons why to get an MBA in covid times along with the details of the top MBA entrance tests in India.
NEW DELHI: The unexpected shutdown in the wake of Covid-19 disrupted every sector including education and business. Despite this, the number of students enrolling in the MBA programme has risen, the major reason being the cut down in course fee as compared to the normal times. Moreover, the online MBA programmes have paved the way to pursue MBA without risking any personal or professional commitment.
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There are a plethora of perks to doing an MBA. It's a step towards career growth and paving the way into the corporate world. To get admission to top MBA colleges in India, some of the renowned entrance exams are- CAT, XAT, SNAP, MAT, NMAT, etc. Though the scope and need to do an MBA has become questionable due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, the top MBA colleges in India are showing a surge in average and highest CTC this year. Hence the MBA placements are likely to spring up again soon.
Admission through top MBA entrance exams 2021-22
Here is the list of a few top national level exams which can help candidates get into the best MBA colleges.
Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the top national entrance tests to the management programmes conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis. This annually held test is meant to provide admission to the IIMs and other premier institutes of India.
CAT 2021 Highlights
CAT admit card date
October 27, 2021
CAT exam date
November 28, 2021
CAT result declaration
Second week of January 2022
Top MBA colleges accepting CAT
IIMs and MDI, FMS, IMT Ghaziabad, etc.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level entrance test conducted by Xavier School of Management every year. More than 160 B-schools accept the XAT score for admission to the management programmes.
XAT 2022 Highlights
Last date to register for XAT 2022
November 30, 2021
Availability of XAT 2022 admit card
December 20, 2021
XAT exam date 2022
January 2, 2021
Top MBA colleges accepting XAT
XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai, XIMB, etc
All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT entrance test for admission to around 600 B-schools across India. It is a national-level entrance test four times a year i.e in the months of February, May, September, and December.
MAT 2021 Highlights
Last date of registration (December session)
November 28, 2021
Availability of MAT admit card (December session)
November 29, 2021, at 4 PM
MAT exam date 2021 for PBT (December session)
December 5, 2021
Top MBA colleges accepting MAT
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Amity Business School, Noida, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai etc
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national level entrance test conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University to provide admission into MBA programs at its 16 campuses.
SNAP 2021 Highlights
Last date for SNAP registration
November 27, 2021
Availability of SNAP 2021 admit card
December 04, 2021
SNAP exam date
SNAP result date
February 01, 2022
Top MBA colleges accepting SNAP
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, etc.
Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test (NMAT) is an international level entrance test conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) to provide admission to MBA colleges in India and abroad. Candidates can attempt NMAT three times; one main attempt and two retakes.
NMAT 2021 Highlights
NMAT 2021 registration last date
November 17, 2021
NMAT 2021 exam date
October 14 to December 27, 2021
NMAT 2021 result date
Last week of March 2022
Top MBA colleges accepting NMAT
Xavier School of Human Resource Management - Bhubaneswar, SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Alliance University, etc
Top 10 reasons to pursue MBA this year
Many popular B-schools have begun offering online MBA programmes along with distance MBA programmes. This version of MBA provides opportunity for the professional and other MBA aspirants who are unable to pursue MBA for varied reasons to rethink and join the programs.
Candidates get a global degree at a low cost as the hostel fee and other charges are eliminated this year due to the pandemic.
The MBA degree is a wonderful chance for students to meet and interact with a lot of people in and off the business world.
Candidates get exposure to the updated skillset.
MBA provides a plethora of career prospects as it offers different specializations catering to students’ varied tastes such as General Management, International Business, Accounting etc.
The MBA graduates are paid higher salaries both in the public and private sectors.
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