Top MBA colleges accepting CAT/ XAT/ SNAP/ MAT/ NMAT/ CMAT score

Here's a list of top MBA colleges in India where one can apply for MBA admission through CAT/ XAT/ SNAP/ MAT/ CMAT score.

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Prerna Goel | Jun 28, 2021 - 2:38 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The entrance exam session for MBA admission 2021-22 is about to pitch in. Every year lakhs of aspirants register themselves for various MBA entrance exams, the most popular ones being CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, SNAP, NMAT and so on. The first step for any aspirant who wishes to enrol for an MBA is to shortlist a few top management colleges that can help them accomplish their career goals.

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Many top-notch MBA colleges like IIMs, FMS, XLRI offer not only unparalleled education but also attract recruiters offering the best packages in India. The MBA admission process for most of the institutes is similar i.e. MBA entrance test followed by group discussion (GD) or written ability test (WAT) and personal interview (PI). While some institutes conduct their own admission test, others accept scores of some specific MBA entrance exams.

Selecting top MBA College in India: 10 key parameters

  • Rankings and accreditation

  • Quality of faculty

  • Pedagogy and curriculum

  • Placement records

  • Fee structure

  • Legacy and alumni base

  • Infrastructure and facilities

  • International Exposure

  • Location

  • General MBA or Specialized MBA

List of top MBA colleges to apply through CAT/ XAT/ SNAP/ MAT/ NMAT/ CMAT

MBA entrance exam

Name of top MBA colleges accepting the score

Common Admission Test (CAT)

  • All 20 IIMs

  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), New Delhi

  • SPJIMR, Mumbai

  • Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

  • Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

  • IMI, New Delhi

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

  • XLRI Jamshedpur

  • XIM Bhubaneswar

  • IMT Ghaziabad


  • TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

  • SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune

  • SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune

  • SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune

  • SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore

  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

  • BIMTECH Greater Noida

  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

  • Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research

  • IPE Hyderabad

  • IMT Nagpur

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

  • Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Bhubaneswar

  • Xavier School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar

  • IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

  • SIMSREE Mumbai

  • IPE Hyderabad

  • NIT Warangal

  • XIME Bangalore

  • BIT Mesra

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