MBA Admission 2022: Registration, Dates, Entrance Exams, Admission Process, Top Colleges

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MBA Admission Quick Updates

March 17: Register for IIEST, Shibpur MBA Program by April 30, 2022. Apply Now!

March 16: Register for DTU, Delhi MBA Program by April 09, 2022. Apply Now!

March 16: Register for NSUT, Delhi MBA Program by April 09, 2022. Apply Now!

March 16: Register for NIT Hamirpur MBA Program by April 18, 2022. Apply Now!

March 15: Register for Calcutta University MBA Program by July 26, 2022. Apply Now!

March 14: Registrations for KSOM MBA Program are now open. Apply Now!

March 14: Register for IBS Hyderabad MBA Program by March 31, 2022. Apply Now!

March 11: Register for IIM Ranchi MBA (HR) Program by March 31, 2022. Apply Now!

March 10: Register for VIT business School MBA Program by May 20, 2022. Apply Now!

March 07: Register for GGSIPU MBA Program by March 31, 2022. Apply Now!

March 04: Register for CUSAT CAT 2022 by April 21, 2022. Apply Now!

February 24: Register for BIT Mesra MBA Program by March 31, 2022. Apply Now!

February 23: Register for Sandip University MBA Program by March 31, 2022. Apply Now!

February 22: Register for NIT Durgapur MBA Program by April 11, 2022. Apply Now!

February 22: Register for GITAM HBS, MBA Program by April 04, 2022. Apply Now!

February 21: Registrations for Usha Martin University MBA Program are now open. Apply Now!

February 17: Register for CMAT 2022 by March 17, 2022. Apply Now!

February 05: Registrations for JIM Trichy, MBA Program are now open. Apply Now!

January 20: Register for MNNIT Allahabad, MBA Program by March 20, 2022. Apply Now!

January 20: Register for IIIT Allahabad MBA Program by May 31, 2022. Apply Now!

January 14: Register for XIME, Chennai MBA Program by March 31, 2022. Apply Now!

January 11: Register for Sikkim Manipal University MBA Program by June 14, 2022. Apply Now!

January 10: Register for K J Somaiya Institute of Management MBA Program by March 31, 2022. Apply Now!

MBA admission for the year 2022, is open in the top B schools including IIMs, XLRI Jamshedpur, IBS Hyderabad, etc. MBA Admission 2022 is done on the basis of an entrance exam in top universities. Candidates must sit for a national, state, or university level entrance exam such as CAT, XAT, etc to seek admission to the MBA course for the academic year 2022-2024. Several IIMs such as IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore have released the call letters for shortlisted candidates to offer MBA Admissions.

CAT Result has been declared on January 3, 2022. ATMA and MAT 2022 exam registrations are ongoing. IIMs have started their shortlisting process based on CAT result 2021. MBA Admission 2022 is done on the basis of a candidate’s performance in the MBA Entrance Exams, followed by the performance in WAT/PI in several colleges. Check MBA News for Latest MBA Updates.

MBA is a 2-year postgraduate course that focuses on business and its management. Admission to the MBA courses in the Top MBA Colleges in India is based on an entrance exam followed by a GD, WAT/ PI rounds in various universities. MBA Admission 2022 is open in several top B Schools such as IMT Ghaziabad, ICFAI, Hyderabad etc. Candidates who wish to pursue MBA or PGDM from the IIMs in India or the Top MBA Colleges must keep a note of the minute details regarding MBA application 2022 exam dates, admission process, and many more discussed in the article below.

MBA Admission 2022 Important Dates

The following sections highlight the application deadlines for MBA Admission 2022 in some of the top B Schools in India.

Top MBA Colleges Application Deadline 2022

Check out the application deadline in the various MBA colleges of India, in the tabulation form below.

Name of the College Exam Accepted Application Date
IIM Ahmedabad CAT/GMAT August 4, 2021 to September 15, 2021
IIM Bangalore CAT/GMAT

June 21, 2021 – August 21, 2021 (Round 1)

August 23 –  October 9, 2021 (Round 2)

October 11, 2021 – December 10, 2021 (Round 3)

IIM Calcutta CAT/GMAT June 30, 2021 - August 30, 2021
XLRI Jamshedpur CAT/XAT/ GMAT August 10 to December 31, 2021
ISB, Hyderabad GRE/GMAT

September 12, 2021 (Cycle 1)

December 12, 2021 (Cycle 2)

March 2022 (Cycle 3)

SPJIMR, Mumbai CAT/XAT/ GMAT To Be Announced
IIM Indore CAT/GMAT September 01, 2021, to December 01, 2021
IIM Lucknow CAT/GMAT August 04, 2021 to September 15, 2021
IIM Kashipur CAT January 13 – February 28, 2022
FMS Delhi CAT/GMAT February 2022 to March 2022
NMIMS NMAT/GRE/GMAT Till November 21, 2021
IIFT Delhi IIFT/GMAT September 2, 2021 to October 15, 2021
IIT Guwahati (SoB) CAT January 2022
IIT Kanpur CAT December 24, 2021 – January 31, 2022
IIT Delhi (DMS) CAT January 03 – January 31, 2022
IIT Bombay (SJMSOM) CAT, GMAT, CMAT December 30, 2021 – January 31, 2022
IIT Kharagpur (VGSOM) CAT, GMAT January 05 – January 31, 2022
IIT Madras (DoMS) CAT January 05 – January 31, 2022
IIT-ISM Dhanbad CAT January 05 – January 31, 2022
IIT Jodhpur (SME) CAT January 05 – February 28, 2022

MBA Admission 2022: Last Date to Apply 

Apart from the IIMs, there are also many top-ranking educational institutes in India which offer various MBA courses, including Executive MBA, PGDM, PGDM-EMP, etc. Check the application deadline for these colleges and the entrance exam accepted below.

College Name Exams Accepted Application Status
BITS Pilani BAAT/CAT December 08 – February 21, 2022
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar XAT November – December 10, 2021
NIT Trichy CAT February 01 – February 28, 2022
NIT Warangal CAT February 01 – February 28, 2022
VIT Business School CAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ VITBEE March 07 – May 20, 2022 (Open)
NIT Hamirpur CAT March 12 – April 18, 2022 (Open)
International Management Institute CAT/ XAT/ GMAT October 20 – December 16, 2021
IMT Ghaziabad CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT November 25, 2021
ICFAI Hyderabad CAT/ GMAT/ IBSAT/ NMAT July 2021- 2nd week of December 2021
IIFT Delhi IIFT/ GMAT Applications Closed
ICFAI Business School Gurgaon CAT/ GMAT/ IBSAT/ NMAT January 31, 2022
ICFAI University Jaipur University Entrance Exam+PI January 31, 2022
KSOM Bhubaneswar CAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ XAT January 10, 2022 (Open)
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai CAT, XAT Applications Closed
BITSOM Mumbai CAT/ GMAT/ GRE July - September 2022
KIIIT SOM KIITEE/ CAT/ MAT November 10 – January 10, 2022 
SASTRA University CAT Till 1st week of June 2022
Uttranchal University CAT/ MAT/ XAT/CMAT January 17, 2022 – May 2022 (Open)
MRIIRS Faridabad CAT/ MAT/ XAT Applications Closed
VISTAS Chennai CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ VEE Applications Closed
NIIT University NUAT Applications Closed
BMU, Gurgaon CAT, MAT, NMAT November 18 – January 12, 2022
IP University IPU CET, CAT February 16 – March 31, 2022
IBS Hyderabad IBSAT, CAT, NMAT March 01 – 31, 2022

MBA Admission 2022: Entrance Exams 

There are numerous entrance exams, which candidates can sit and crack to get admission to the MBA courses. Some of the popular entrance exams include CAT, CMAT, ATMA, XAT, SNAP, NMAT, IIFT, MAT, MAH-CET, TISS NET, IBSAT, KMAT, IRMASAT, etc.

Check out the below section to gain a detailed view regarding the MBA entrance exams with their registration, exam dates, along with the syllabus to seek MBA Admission for the academic year 2022.

MBA Admission 2022: Entrance Exam Schedule

Below mentioned are the various national level as well as state-level MBA entrance exams. Check their registration as well as exam dates for the 2022 admission process here.

Exam Name Registration Date Exam Date
CAT  August 04, 2021 November 28, 2021
ATMA December 09 – February 05, 2022  February 13, 2022
XAT  August 10 to November 30, 2021 January 02, 2022
MAT  December 28, 2021 – February 2022

February 26 – 27, 2022 (IBT Mode)

March 05, 12 & 13, 2022 (IBT Mode)

March 06, 2022 (PBT)

CMAT  February 17 – March 17, 2022 To Be Announced
NMAT  August 03, 2021 to November 15, 2021 October 14, 2021, December 27, 2021
IRMASAT  19 October 2021 to 20 January 2022 18-19 February 2022 23 February - 06 March 2022
KMAT  March 2022 2nd week of April 2022
TISSNET  Till January 2022 February 2022
MAH CET  Till 1st week of June 2022 2nd week of June 2022
KIITEE November 16 – January 10, 2022 January 15 – 17, 2022
IIFT  Sep 2 to Oct 15, 2021 December 5, 2021
BMAT January 15 – March 01, 2022 March 13, 2022
SNAP  31st August 2021 to 27th November 2021 19th December 2021 8th January 2022 16th January 2022
IBSAT  July 6, 2021 to December 21, 2021 December 25 – 26, 2021
CUSAT CAT February 08 – April 21, 2022 May 15 – 17, 2022

MBA Admission 2022: Entrance Exam Syllabus 

MBA entrance exams differ from each other in questions pattern, weightage, marking scheme, however, the basic syllabus for the course remains more or less the same. Check the MBA syllabus for the MBA entrance exams below.

Data Interpretation
Line Graphs Bar Graphs
Column Graph Tables
Venn Diagrams Pie Chart
Quantitative Aptitude
LCM and HCF Profit and Loss
Number Systems Speed, Time, And Distance
Percentage Calculation Simple And Compound Interest
Geometry Probability
Binomial Theorem Trigonometry
Linear and Quadratic Equations Ratio and Proportion
Verbal Ability
Fill in the blanks Sentence Correction
Idioms Paragraph Summary
Grammar Usage Reasoning
Meaning-Usage Match Facts/Inferences
Synonyms & Antonyms
Logical Reasoning
Arrangements Number & Letters Series
Prepositions Clocks & Calendars
Data Arrangement and Puzzles Blood Relations
Logical Sequence, Matching & Connections
Current Affairs and GK
Science World Summits
Constitution Trade
Government Laws States & Capitals
History/Geography/Economics Famous People & Achievements
World Leaders

MBA Admission 2022: Entrance Exam Prerequisites 

Before appearing for the MBA entrance exams, for the MBA admission 2022, candidates must follow certain prerequisites, given below.

  • First, candidates should make a list of which college they want to pursue their MBA degree, and what are the entrance exams accepted by that college.
  • The top MBA entrance exams for MBA Admission 2022, are CAT, XAT, ATMA, MAT, SNAP, NMAT.
  • Candidates have to fulfill the eligibility needed to pursue the MBA degree, which is gaining a minimum of 50% aggregate marks at the bachelor's level.
  • Some of the MBA entrance exams are of national level, including CAT. These entrance exams are accepted by almost all MBA colleges. There are some state-level MBA entrance exams like MAH-CET, which the colleges of the respective state accept.

Know More: CAT Cut Off

MBA Admission 2022: Quick Facts 

  • Candidates pursuing the MBA course, need to satisfy certain eligibility criteria. As per MBA admission 2022, candidates have to secure a bachelor's degree in a relevant stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. There is 5% relaxation for reserved category candidates.
  • Candidates aspiring to pursue the MBA degree in the top-ranking colleges, need to gain a mini of 60% aggregate scores in graduation.
  • The registration fees for MBA admission 2022 in different colleges vary according to their rankings, locations etc. However, it ranges from INR 500 to INR 2000.
  • The average MBA fees in the colleges of India range from INR 2 to INR 30 lakhs.

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MBA Admission Process 2022

Candidates aspiring to pursue the MBA program should necessarily go through the entrance exams, conducted at national and state levels. The admission process for the 2022-24 batch has already started. Candidates can access the application form on the official website of the colleges they want to pursue.

MBA Admission 2022: Eligibility

  • Candidates should score at least 50% aggregate scores from a recognized educational institute.
  • There is also 5% relaxation available for the reserved categories.
  • To get admission to the top MBA colleges, including IITs, and IIMs, a minimum of 60% aggregate marks is needed.
  • For specializations such as MBA Executive, colleges demand a minimum of 2 to 3 years of working experience from the candidates.

MBA Admission 2022: How to Apply

  • First, candidates can see the college they want to pursue and the entrance exam that it accepts.
  • Next, they need to apply for the entrance, sit for it and score past the cutoff marks to qualify.
  • Then, the applicants will be able to apply at the official portal of the colleges, with inserting their entrance exam scores.
  • A merit list will be issued on a particular date. If candidates find themselves on the list, they have to report being physically present at the college campus, or also they can report online. Seat allotment will be done accordingly.

MBA Admission 2022: WAT- PI/ GD

Candidates who are shortlisted based on their merit in the entrance exams are finally selected via a procedure that includes WAT, PI, and a GD round sometimes.

  • Candidates have to go through WAT or Written Ability Test at the IIMs, along with the PI round (Personal Interview).
  • In various IIMs, candidates have to go through the GD or group discussion round which takes place replacing the personal interview round
  • The WAT/PI GD rounds are then followed by a counseling session.

MBA Admission 2022: Selection Process 

There are certain selection criteria at the business schools for MBA admission 2022. Candidates have to crack the entrance exams, followed by WAT, GD, and PL. Check out the table below the selection criteria in the top B schools for MBA admission.

Name of the College Accepted MBA Entrance Exams Selection Process
IIM Ahmedabad CAT WAT and PI
IIM Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Lucknow CAT WAT and PI
XLRI Jamshedpur XAT GD/WAT and PI
SPJIMR CAT/XAT GD and PI
FMS, Delhi CAT GD/Extempore and PI
MDI Gurgaon CAT GD and PI
IMI, New Delhi CAT GD/WAT and PI
IIFT, Delhi IIFT MBA Entrance GD/WAT and PI
IMT, Ghaziabad CAT/XAT GE/WAT and PI and PI
XIM-Xavier University CAT/XAT GD/WAT and PI
SIBM, Pune SNAP GD/WAT and PI
NMIMS, Mumbai NMAT GD/WAT and PI

MBA Colleges in India Accepting Various Entrance Exam Scores:

Below given are the top MBA colleges in India, based on the entrance exams. Check these links given below, before going for MBA admission 2022.

MBA Admission 2022: Preparation Tips

Check out some tips regarding MBA admission, which you need to know before applying to colleges.

  • Choose the Program of your choice- India has many top-tier B-schools that offer MBA and PGDM programs. Before applying, you need to be clear with your choice and then select the program accordingly.
  • Know the Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admission 2022- Before applying to colleges for MBA admission, you need to have a clear understanding of the eligibility criteria and accepted examination scores in that college. IIMs consider CAT scores while Symbiosis accepts SNAP scores only. Therefore, make sure to take the entrance tests as per your college preferences.
  • Calculation of Tuition Fee- Another significant pointer that you should keep in mind before applying for MBA admission 2021, is calculating the MBA tuition fees that range somewhere between INR 2 lakhs and 25 lakhs in India. There are additional charges too. Therefore, check minutely every small detail regarding the fee structure before placing your applications.
  • Take a look at the College Rankings- Checking the NIRF rankings of the colleges before applying is a good idea! This helps you make a decision on a confident note.
  • Select the MBA College for Preferred Cities- Pursuing a professional course like MBA, opens the door to various employment options right in front of you. Hence, it is significant that you select the colleges from industrial hubs that have high chances for increasing job opportunities.
  • Checking the Faculty Details- Not only for MBA, but faculty is the backbone for every program. Before selecting your preferred college, make sure to check out the faculty details thoroughly to ensure a decent academic experience going forward.
  • Knowing the Alumni History- The better association you develop with the alumni base of the institute, the better options it might hold regarding your future career opportunities.
  • Analyze the Infrastructure and Facilities- A good learning experience comes with a great ambiance and well-structured facilities. Good infrastructure including classrooms, libraries, healthcare facilities is significant to contribute to a better learning time.

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MBA Admission 2022: FAQs

Ques. Can I apply for an MBA now?

Ans. Yes. Candidates aspiring to pursue an MBA degree can apply for the course now. The Business schools have opened the MBA Admission 2022 process. The application portal to most colleges will be opened till September 2021.

Ques. Is MBA study hard?

Ans. Studying an MBA is quite challenging but primarily not very hard to get a graduation degree. The subject is as difficult as you make it, and also it is easy if you invest a long time in it.

Ques. Which MBA entrance exam is upcoming?

Ans. The MBA admission 2021 hasn’t been fully completed yet. A few MBA entrance exams including MAH CET (16, 17, 18, September 2021) and Karnataka PGCET 2021 on October 23, 2021, are going to take place.

Ques. When should I take the GMAT for fall 2022?

Ans. The appropriate time to sit for the GMAT entrance exam is 1 to 1 and a half years before the commencement of your target business school program.

Ques. Which MBA course is best?

Ans. Some of the best MBA specializations are -

  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Finance Leadership
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management, etc.

Ques. Which MBA branch has the highest salary?

Ans. Some of the highest paying careers are -

  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Investment Bank Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Information Technology (IT) Director, etc.

Ques. Which type of MBA is in demand?

Ans. There are numerous fields of MBA which are in high demand. The best among them are - Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, HR, International Business, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, etc.

Ques. How good is XLRI Jamshedpur for MBA?

Ans. XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the renowned as well as one of the best educational institutes for pursuing the MBA program. It offers good placement opportunities, along with good learning to the students. It was ranked second by the Economic Times in 2020 and ranked first by the OUTLOOK ICARE in the best private B schools.

Ques. What is the registration fee for the CAT exam?

Ans. The registration fees for the CAT entrance exams for general categories is INR 2,200, and for reserved categories including SC, ST, and OBC, the registration fee is INR 1,100.

Ques. Is a 710 a good score on the Gmats?

Ans. Candidates aspiring to take admission in the top 5 Business schools, for them the GMAT score should not go less than 700-710. Candidates aspiring to take admission in the top 15 to 20 business schools, for them the score should not go less than 660-680.

Ques. Is MAT easy to crack?

Ans. The MAT entrance exam is comparatively easier than the CAT exam. However, the exam is not easy to crack and a minimum score of 700 is needed to get into the top B-schools for MBA.

Ques. Can anyone get admission to the IIMs for MBA without CAT?

Ans. No. To get into the IIMs, candidates must crack the CAT exam. The IIMs only accept cat scores.

Ques. Which is the easiest MBA entrance exam?

Ans. Among all the MBA entrance exams in India, CMAT is considered to be the easiest. The Common Management Admission Test is a national-level entrance exam regulated by the AICTE.

Ques. Can I take admission in MBA without Entrance Exam?

Ans. It is possible to pursue MBA without sitting for the entrance exams. Students can take direct admission in any educational institute via management quota. It is also necessary for them to have a minimum of 50% marks in their undergraduate degree.

Ques. Which IIM is best for MBA?

Ans. IIM Bangalore is arguably the best IIM for the MBA course in India. It offers good placement opportunities and has been ranked 1st by the NIRF in 2020.

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