Below said is the list of upcoming MBA Entrance Exams in India for admissions to academic year 2016-17.  This calendar of entrance exams for MBA includes dates, days, timing and other details of MBA entrance exam. We update schedule on regular basis. You can also subscribe news updates by mail.

List of MBA Entrance Exams in India 2016-17 is given as below:

 CMAT  Jan 16
 XAT  January 3
 MAT  February 7 & 13
 SNAP  December (Tentative)
 ATMA   February 14, May 22 & July 24
 MAH MBA CET   March
 KMAT   July or August (Tentative)
 TANCET MBA  May (Tentative)
 December (Tentative)
 December 2016 (Tentative)
 TISS  –
 IRMA  –
 IIFT  –


CMAT – JAN 16   

Date & Day: 17/01/2016. Sunday

Full form: Common Management Admission Test

Purpose: National level entrance examination for Admission to MBA nationwide to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. CMAT facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs.

Conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India

Duration: 3 Hours

Type: Online test

Who accepts CMAT Score?

All AICTE-Approved Institutions, University Departments, Constituent Colleges and Affiliated Colleges accepts CMAT score.

Please visit CMAT official website for full/updated information.

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Full form: Xavier Aptitude Test

Date & Day: 03/01/2016, Sunday

Timing: 10.00 am to 01.30 pm

Mode: Pen Paper based (Offline)

Centers: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Dubai, Kathmandu.

Please visit XAT official website for full/updated information.

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MAT – FEB 7 & 13

Full form: Management Aptitude Test

Date & Day: 07/02/2016, Sunday (Paper Based),  13/02/2016, Sunday (Computer Based)

Timing: 10.00am-12.30pm

Level: National Level Test

Purpose: To facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes.

Approved by Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD

Who accepts CMAT Score?

Any B-School – national or international

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Full form: Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

Date & Day: Not Declared yet, Probably December 2016

SNAP 2015: 20/12/2015

Test is mandatory to take admission to Symbiosis Management institutes.

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ATMA – FEB 14, MAY 22 & JULY 24

AIMS Test for Management Admissions

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MAH MBA CET – March (Tentative)

Date & Day: Not Declared yet, Probably in March 2016

Conducted by: DTE Maharashtra/Govt of Maharashtra, Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test for MBA Admission

Purpose: For admission to first year of two year full time post graduate degree courses in Management namely MBA/MMS and PGDBM/ PGDM in various institutes in Maharashtra.

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Full form: Karnataka Management Aptitude Test

Level: All India level management entrance test

Purpose: For admissions in the state of Karnataka into professional courses viz MBA. PGDM and MCA

Conducted by: Karnataka Private Post Graduate College’s Association (KPPGCA)

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Dates & Day: May 2016, Sunday

Full Form: Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, Anna University, Chennai

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Full Form: ICFAI Business School (IBS) Aptitude Test

Dates & Day: December 2016, Sunday

Purpose: For admission to MBA/PGPM program at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune campuses and PhD program (full-time/part time) at IBS Hyderabad campus.

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NMAT by GMAC™ – DEC 2016

Full Form: Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test

Conducted by: The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)

Who accepts Test score?

Members of NMAT/GMAC Exam, Click read more link for full list.

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences


Institute of Rural Management


T A Pai Management Institute Admission Test


Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad Admission Test


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade