MBA entrance exams: Key dates to remember

With multifarious career options available for students, MBA is emergin as one of the most sought-after educational prospect for them. It not just opens the gateway to broad networking and brighter career opportunities, but also creates a potential to earn higher pay package for prospective managers. With postgraduate degree, a graduate student in any discipline can pursue it by qualifying any of the renowned MBA entrance exams.

Scholarship Registration and Login

Here, we have prepared a list of top MBA entrance exams conducted across the nation along with their important dates for this year –

CAT (Common Admission Test)

Organized by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), one of the premier MBA institutes in India, CAT is surely a highly acclaimed entrance examination among MBA aspirants. With its score being valid across all the renowned IIMs and other institutions, the management students have to come across a tough competition in the examination.

Though the announcements for CAT 2018 have not yet been made, it is generally expected to be held in the month of November for which the application window remains open between August and September.


Also read: Ultimate guide to prepare for CAT

MAT (Management Aptitude Test)

Accepted at more than 600 management institutions, MAT is also a prominent MBA entrance examination in India, conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Unlike CAT, this examination is conducted four times in a year i.e. February, May, September and December.

Available in both computer-based (online) and paper-based (offline) mode, the examination will be held on 20 May 2018 and 6 May 2018 respectively for which the applications will be received till 27 April 2018.

Career Assessment Test


XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

After IIMs, the next big renowned MBA institute in India is Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur which provides admissions to students through its annual entrance examination – XAT. Being a computer-based management entrance test, the scores of XAT are widely accepted at 100+ management institutions including the Xavier School of Management and its associated institutions too.

The XAT examination for the year 2018 was held on 7 January 2018. However, the applications for the exam are generally received between August and December.


Also read: Ultimate guide to prepare for XAT

SNAP Test (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)

To get admission in the MBA programmes offered by different management institutes of Symbiosis International University, students need to qualify the SNAP test, an annual entrance examination conducted by every year.

Buddy4Study - Education Loan

The announcements for this year examination have not yet been made. However, it is expected to be held in the month of December for which the application procedure will continue till November.


CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)

To add up to the prospects for management students, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) also organizes its annual management admission test for admissions to over 500 affiliated MBA institutions nationwide. Introduced in the year 2012, the examination usually tends to occur in the month of January every year, for which the registrations begin in the month of October and closes in the month of December.


While most of the examinations are yet to be announced, some might have passed too, students need not to worry, as the opportunities will ever end.

Also read: Top colleges in India to study MBA


  1. Source of Information: Buddy4Study app compiles details on scholarships/fellowships from government websites and private scholarship sources. Links to the official sources accompany each listing detail pages.
  2. Non-affiliation: The Buddy4Study app is not associated with any government entity in India or elsewhere. When featuring government scholarships, we rely on publicly accessible information from central and state government websites in India.

Scholarships For

Upto Class 8 Class 1 to10 (Pre-Matric) Class 9 to 10 (Pre-Matric) Post-Matric(Class 11-12) Class 11 & 12 Class 12 passed Polytechnic/Diploma/ITI ITI Diploma/Polytechnic Graduation Post-Graduation Medical Engineering Girls NSP Portal Income Based SC/ST/OBC Law

Scholarship by State

NSP Scholarships Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam Bihar Chandigarh Chhattisgarh Delhi Goa Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Odisha Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim Tamil Nadu Telangana Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal

Scholarships A to Z

Abdul Kalam Scholarship Aicte Internship AICTE NSP Scholarships Aicte Scholarship Aicte Swanath Scholarship Aikyashree Arunachal Pradesh scholarship Assam Scholarship Atul Maheshwari Scholarship Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Bihar Scholarship BYPL Sashakt Scholarship CBSE Scholarship Central Sector Scholarship CG Scholarship CG Scholarship Portal Chandigarh Scholarship Colgate Scholarship DCE Scholarship Delhi Scholarship Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Status of the Digital Gujarat Scholarship Disability Certificate Domicile Certificate Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship, Haryana DRDO Scholarship Scheme For Girls DTE Scholarship in Maharashtra E Grantz E Grantz Login E Grantz Scholarship Status Kalyan Bihar Portal E Kalyan Status Epass Karnataka Ericsson Empowering Girls Scholarship Programme E. Samaj Kalyan Fellowships in India Gokdom Government Scholarships GSK Scholars Programme Gujarat Scholarship Haryana Scholarship Haryana Scholarship Portal HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship How to get a Caste Certificate HP Scholarship IET-India Scholarship Awards Immigration-Friendly Countries Income Certificate Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship Inspire Scholarship Ishan Uday ITI Scholarships Jammu and Kashmir Scholarship Jharkhand Scholarship Jnanabhumi Application Status Kanyashree Karepass Karnataka Scholarships Kotak Kanya Scholarship Ladli Yojna Legrand Scholarship Mahadbt Mahadbt Login Mahadbt Scholarship Status Maharashtra Pre-Matric Scholarship Maharashtra Scholarship Manipur Scholarship MBA Scholarships in India MCM Scholarship Means Scholarship Meghalaya Scholarships Merck India Charitable Trust Scholarship Programme Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Minorities MHRD Scholarship MI Scholarship MOMA Scholarships MP Scholarship MP Scholarship Kyc MP Scholarship Portal MP Scholarship Status MYSY Scholarship Nabanna Scholarship Nagaland Scholarship National Scholarship Portal National Scholarship Portal (NSP) NMMS NSP Login NSP Renewal NSP UGC Scholarships Oasis Scholarship Oasis Scholarship Status OBC Scholarships Odisha Scholarship Olympiad ONGC Scholarship PFMS Login PFMS Scholarship Phd Scholarships PMRF PM Scholarship PMSSS Post Matric Scholarship Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities Pragati Scholarship Pre-Matric Scholarship Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities Prerana Rajasthan Scholarship Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarship Saksham Scholarship Programme for Drivers Children Saksham Scholarship Scheme Santoor Women's Scholarship SBI Asha Scholarship Programme SBI Education Loan SBI General Suraksha Support Scholarship Programme Schaeffler-India Hope Engineering Scholarship Scholarship Application Dos and Don'ts Scholarship Form Scholarships for Diploma Courses Scholarships for Indian Girls and Women Scholarships for North Eastern Students Scholarships for PG Students Scholarships for Undergraduates Scholarships in India Scholarship Status SC Scholarship SC ST Obc Scholarship Sensodyne Ida Shining Star Scholarship Programme Sitaram Jindal Scholarship SSP Scholarship ST Scholarship SVMCM Scholarship Eligibility Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Technip Energies India Scholarship Programme Telangana Scholarship The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme Top Scholarships for Medical Students Top Scholarships For Students Of Andhra Pradesh Tripura Scholarship Ugc Scholarship UP Post-Matric Scholarships UP Pre-Matric Scholarships UP Scholarship UP Scholarship Correction UP Scholarship Login UP Scholarship Registration UP Scholarship Renewal UP Scholarship Status Uttarakhand Scholarship Vidyalakshmi Portal Virchow Scholarship Programme VHTC WBMDFC West Bengal Scholarship