The Common Admission Test (CAT) is over for the 2021 session and the candidates are now awaiting their results. However, for those who like to look beyond the horizon, we have compiled a list of 08 other MBA entrance exams that one can look into and prepare accordingly. The list will specifically focus on the exam dates, pattern, syllabus, and certain tips for preparation.
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or IIFT MBA entrance exam is going to be conducted on December 05, 2021, by the National Testing Agency (NTA). There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) on four subjects namely Quantitative Analysis, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.
Candidates must focus on their reading speed as the reading section may be lengthy for most of them. Solve the questions from DILR at least thrice and practice from the previous years’ papers. For QA, go through the NCERT books of classes 9 and 10 Maths and read newspapers for General Awareness.
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP 2021 will be held on December 19, 2021; January 08, and 16, 2022. The total marks for the exam is 60. For every correct answer, 01 mark will be awarded while for every incorrect answer, 25% marks will be deducted. There will be three sections in SNAP 2021. The first section is on General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability while the second section is on Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The third and final section will cover Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency.
To qualify for the exam, candidates must take the right mock test, establish their study agenda and develop a study plan. One can improve reasoning skills by practicing various problems in a time-bound manner. The QA portion requires practice and one can solve sample papers. Lastly, for General English, reading is the key.
Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT 2022 will be conducted on January 02, 2022. There will be four sections VALR, DM, QADI, and GK comprising a total of 100 questions. As per sources, there will be a negative marking of ¼ marks for every incorrect question. The syllabus is mostly based on the general curriculum for an MBA entrance exam.
Solving previous year question papers is very important and one can find them on the official website – xatonline.in. Revise the concepts that one has studied time and again. Importantly, take daily mocks as that will help one to identify the strong and weak areas.
This stands for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). Although the fresh dates for CMAT 2022 have not been announced, it is likely that the exam will be held in March 2022; like this year. A total of 100 questions will be asked from four sections that will have a maximum of 400 marks. These sections are Qualitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. Four marks will be given to each correct question and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect one.
For the time being, candidates can go through the previous information bulletin available on cmat.nta.nic.in to have some idea. However, other than that, one can also refer to the YouTube videos for some expert advice on how to formulate a preparation strategy.
Just like CMAT, the dates for the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) MBA entrance exam have not been announced yet. As per sources, the entrance examination will contain three sections namely General Awareness, Maths and Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency. There will be a total of 100 questions altogether without any negative marking.
Before starting with the preparation, it is important to go through the syllabus first and then choose the best books that are available. This will then be followed by a timeline within which one has to complete the syllabus.
The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is going to be conducted on December 05 and 19, 2021. MAT has five sections with each section covering a total of 40 questions. The five sections are Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and Indian & Global Environment.
MAT requires a good preparation strategy using which candidates can synchronize their time. It is essential to understand the exam pattern and also know about the time limit within which one can divide their time. The basics of the syllabus have remained the same over the years and hence one can refer to the previous years’ question papers as well.
AIMS Test for Management Admissions or ATMA usually conducts the examination many times in a year. This aptitude test has 180 MCQs that have to be conducted for 03 hours. There are multiple papers on topics such as Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative Skills. As per the official website atmaaaims.com, there is a negative marking in the exam.
Experts suggest that Analytical Skills require the candidate to have some knowledge about such skills and boost up their learning. For quantitative skills, they can go through the NCERT books first. Lastly, read magazines and newspapers for Verbal Ability.
8. MBA CET
MBA Common Entrance Test is an exam conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. The examination has already been conducted for this year but one should still wait for the next notification to be out. The examination is held for a total of 200 questions with four topics namely Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability/Reasoning Comprehension. There is no negative marking in MBA CET.
The foremost requirement to ace the MBA CET exam is to know the syllabus and then pick the right books. Importantly, candidates should attempt mock tests and get hold of the previous year question papers for practice. For LR, one can initially start with 15 to 20 questions every day.