Top PGDM Exams in India

By | August 21, 2020
Top PGDM Exams in India

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We live in a period where everybody—from freshers to those with long periods of work understanding—wants to pursue PGDM! Very often, individuals settle on this choice without truly knowing which exams are conducted for PGDM and which ones among them will be the best choice for them. Maybe the greatest mistake that PGDM candidates make is to just blindly give any exam that they come through without doing proper research. Knowing about the top PGDM Exams will not only give you an insight into the exams conducted but also open up the doors for new opportunities and extended scope for growth.

Top PGDM Exam in India

Management is a domain that is set to persist as long as there is any other job in the world. The business world is always in need of management specialists which consequently increases the demand of MBA students in the market. There are many organizations that conduct PGDM Entrance Exams in India, some of which are also for particular institutes. For example, CAT is an entrance test which is accepted in almost all MBA colleges of India; however, there are some entrance exams which are particular to one institute, like SNAP(Symbiosis National Aptitude Test).

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Top PGDM Exams

Therefore, we have curated a list of the top PGDM exams in India which might ease your dilemma for which exam you must appear in and which ones you can avoid.

1. CAT Exam

CAT is the abbreviation for Common Admission Test, which is the most popular and widely accepted MBA entrance exams in India. It is a national-level management entrance exam which is conducted by various IIMs of India. All the IIMs(Indian Institute of Management) and around 1000+ B-Schools across India accept CAT scores for taking in admissions for MBA and PGDM. This is a computer-based exam that is conducted every year and candidates can apply for the same online.

Eligibility

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent pointer/CGPA (45% for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Abled (DA) classification)

Exam Pattern

The Common Admission Test has 3 test segments viz: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning which sum up to a total of 100 questions. Each question comprises 3 marks with a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong question. No marks are deducted for unattended questions.

2. XAT Exam

XAT is the abbreviation for Xaviers Admission Test which is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. This is a widely accepted entrance exam as more than 700 top B-schools across India accept the XAT score. It is a national-level entrance test which is conducted every year. The exam is conducted online in the English language only.

Eligibility

The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute in any stream. There is no definite cut off for bachelor’s percentage or CGPA for XAT.

Exam Pattern

The XAT exam comprises four sections viz: Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. There will be an overall of 100 MCQs which must be answered in the duration of 180 minutes. The candidates will be bestowed 1 mark for each right answer, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 0.1 marks will be deducted for more than eight unattempted questions. There will be no negative marking in the GK section

3. MAT Exam

MAT is the abbreviation for Management Aptitude Test which is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) four times every year. These tests are conducted in the months of February, May, September, and December. MAT is a highly renowned management entrance exam as it is accepted in around 600+ B-schools around India. The candidates have the option of giving the paper as CBT (Computer Based Test) or PBT (Paper Based Test)

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in min. 3 years or equivalent in any discipline is required to appear for the MAT Entrance Exam. Unlike other MBA entrance exams, MAT does not have any minimum percentage criteria for eligibility. It does not have any age bar either.

Exam Pattern

The MAT exam is conducted both online and offline. The MAT paper consists of 200 MCQs of 1 mark each. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The paper is divided into 5 sections namely: Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.

4. SNAP Exam

SNAP is the abbreviation of the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test which is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University every year. It is a national-level entrance test which has over 50,000 candidates appearing for it every year. It is accepted by 16 Symbiosis institutes like SIBM Pune and SCMHRD Pune for admission in MBA/PGDM courses.

Eligibility

The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST candidates). Final year candidates can also appear for the SNAP test, but their admission will remain provisional until they submit their final mark sheets.

Exam Pattern

The SNAP test consists of three sections viz: General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Analytical and Logical Reasoning. There are a total of 110 questions of a total of 150 marks. The exam is conducted online, and the duration of the test is 2 hours. The test is conducted in English only.

5. NMAT Exam

NMAT or Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test is a national-level entrance test for MBA/PGDM courses conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). A unique feature of this test is that it provides students with a wide window of 75 days to appear for the exam and a candidate can appear for the exam 3 times in every academic year. It is a very crucial exam if you want to enroll in any NMIMS University as they do not accept any test score other than NMAT allows candidates to apply for 37 business schools in India, along with 7 in South Africa, and 5 in the Philippines.

Eligibility

The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA. Final year candidates can also appear for NMAT, but their admission will remain provisional until they submit their final mark sheets.

Exam Pattern

The NMAT exam consists of three sections viz: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. It comprises a total of 120 MCQs of 3 marks each. The best thing about NMAT is that there is no negative marking involved.

6. CMAT Exam

CMAT stands for the Common Management Admission Test which is conducted every year by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in the direction of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It is one of the most renowned MBA/PGDM entrance tests as it is accepted in over 100 business schools in India like JBIMS, Great Lakes Institute, SIMSREE and many more. The registration for the exam is done online only. Similarly, the exam is also conducted online.

Eligibility

The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA. Final year candidates can also appear for CMAT, but their admission will remain provisional until they submit their final mark sheets.

Exam Pattern

The CMAT test comprises four sections viz Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness with 25 questions in each section. All the questions are in MCQ format with each question consisting of 4 marks each with a negative marking of 1 mark. The duration of the test is 3 hours.

7. IIFT Exam

IIFT stands for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trades, and the IIFT entrance exam is conducted for providing admissions for MBA in International Business at various IIFTs (Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada). It is conducted by the National Testing Agency once a year. The exam, as well as the registration process, is done online only.

Eligibility

The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% for reserved candidates). Final year candidates can also appear for NMAT, but their admission will remain provisional until they submit their final mark sheets.

Exam Pattern

The IIFT Exam is conducted online and comprises of 4 sections, namely Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. The candidates are given 120 minutes to solve 110 questions. The total marks for IIFT are 300 marks.

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8. MAH CET

MAHCET is the abbreviation for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test which is conducted by State CET Cell – Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra. Around 330+ colleges in and around Maharashtra accept the MAH CET score. JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA, Welingkar, IESMCRC, CIMR, N L Dalmiya, SIES are some top colleges that accept the MAH CET score.

Eligibility

As per the government of Maharashtra, the candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (455 for reserved candidates)

Exam Pattern

The MAH CET examination consists of 4 sections with varying number of Questions in Each Section. The four sections are- Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. There are a total of 200 questions (both MCQ and non-MCQ format) of one mark each. There is no negative marking in MAHCET

9. AJEE

AJEE stands for AISECT Joint Entrance Exam which is conducted bu AISECT. AISECT is now known as Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal. AJEE 2020 is set to be held on May 25 offline and May 26 to June 26 online at various test centers across the country.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for AJEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% aggregate ( 40% in case of SC/ST)

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in both online and offline mode. There will be a total of 100 MCQs, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking.

10. APICET

APICET is the abbreviation for the Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test which is conducted by Sri Venkateswara University on behalf of the APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education)annually to take admissions for MBA and MCA (and MCA lateral entry) courses. APICET is a state-level entrance exam which is conducted online. THE APICET 2020 is set to be held on April 27, 2020. This exam is held in online mode.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for APICET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories) in graduation. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The APICET is a state-level test which is conducted in online mode. The candidates get 150 minutes to solve 200 MCQs. Each question consists of 1 mark each. There is no negative marking in APICET.

11. APIIT NAT

APIIT NAT stands for the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology National Aptitude Test. It is conducted by the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat every year to take in admissions in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. APIIT NAT is held in over 15 centers across the country. The candidates can apply online on the official website

Eligibility

The candidate applying for APIIT NAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (47.5% in case of reserved categories) in graduation. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in both online and offline mode. There will be a total of 100 questions, and the duration of the test will be 150 minutes. Every question carries 3 marks each, and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

12. ATMA

ATMA stands for AIMS Test for Management Admission and is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) five times in an academic session to take in admissions for various MBA and PGDM courses. It is a national-level entrance exam, and its score is accepted by top management colleges in India.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for ATMA must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks in graduation. Final Year candidates and Chartered Accountants are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

ATMA is conducted as a CBT (computer-based test). There will be a total of 180 MCQs, and the duration of the test will be 180 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer.

13. AUAT

AUAT stands for Aliah University Admission Test and is conducted by Aliah University, Kolkata to take in admissions for both UG and PG courses. The exam is conducted offline. The application process starts from March 20 till April 20 for UG courses and MA Theology, and from May 15 to June 15, 2020, for all the PG courses.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for AUAT varies as per the course opted by the student. For MBA courses, the candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 60% marks in graduation. The candidate must also be a resident of West Bengal for at least 10 years for applying in General Quota.

Exam Pattern

The AUAT is a university-level test which is conducted in offline mode. The candidates get 120 minutes to solve 100 MCQs. Each question consists of 1 mark each. There is no negative marking in AUAT.

14. BMAT

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune conducts BMAT to accept admissions in MBA programs in colleges associated with it. It is a university-level entrance test which is conducted in two phases. The first phase of BVP BMAT 2020 will be conducted on March 22, 2020, and the second on April 19, 2020, in offline mode. The results will be announced on April 27, 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for BMAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST candidates). Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. There is no age limit set for the exam.

Paper Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. BMAT consists of a total of 200 multiple choice questions, and the students get 150 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

15. CUCET

CUCET is an abbreviation for Central Universities Common Entrance Test which is conducted by the Central University of Rajasthan every year. It is a national-level entrance test that provides admissions into various UG, PG & other courses offered by the central universities across India. Along with the central universities, Dr B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics also accepts the CUCET scores.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for CUCAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 55% marks (50% in case of reserved categories) in graduation. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in offline mode. There will be a total of 100 MCQs, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer.

16. FDDI AIST

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) conducts the FDDI All India Selection Test (AIST) to accept admission to various Bachelor’s Degree & Master’s Degree Programmes offered by the institute. The FDDI AIST is set to be held on May 24, 2020. FDDI offers MBA in Retail & Fashion Merchandise. The application fee of FDDI AIST is INR 500.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for FDDI AIST must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. There is no age limit for candidates applying for UG courses.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in offline mode (PBT). There will be a total of 200 MCQs, and the duration of the test will be 150 minutes. The maximum marks or the test is 200.

17. GMAT

The Graduation Management Admission Test, or as we all know it, GMAT is a computer-adaptive that assesses a candidate on three parameters- analytical writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills. By computer-adaptive, we mean that the level and difficulty of the question present before the candidate depends upon the previous answer given by them. This exam is conducted for taking in applications of MBA aspirants who want to get admission in the top and most prestigious business colleges in the world.

Eligibility

The candidate must be above 18 years of age. If the candidate is between 13-17, they should provide the parents’/legal guardian’s consent in writing. The candidate must also have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized organization. However, there has been no official guideline regarding educational background from GMAC.

Exam Pattern

GMAT consists of 80 questions to be attempted within 3 hours 7 minutes. The exam has no set syllabus and is divided into four sections. It is a computer-adaptive test, and the maximum marks in GMAT are 800.

18. HBSAT

HBSAT stands for Hyderabad Business School Admission Test and is conducted annually by Hyderabad Business School under GITAM University. The institute offers two MBA programs, namely, MBA Fintech and MBA Dual Specialisation. Candidates from all over the world can apply for this exam.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for HBSAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. here is no age limit stated to be eligible for the exam.

Exam Pattern

HBSAT is conducted as a CBT (computer-based test). There are a total of 100 questions, and the duration of the test will be 90 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking in the test.

19. HPU MAT

HPU MAT stands for Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test which is conducted by HPU Business School. It is a state-level entrance exam and is set to be held on 25 May 2020

Eligibility

The candidate applying for HPU MAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories). Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. The upper age limit for male applicants is 26 and 28 for females. The same for applicants of SC/ST category is 29 years (both males and females).

Exam Pattern

HPU MAT is conducted as a PBT (pen-paper based test). There are a total of 200 MCQs, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking in the test.

20. IBSAT

IBSAT stands for ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test, which is conducted once a year in online mode by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. IBSAT scores are accepted by 9 ICFAI Business Schools viz. IBS Hyderabad, IBS Mumbai, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Pune, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Jaipur, and IBS Dehradun. It is a university-level exam and has 95 centers across the country.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for IBSAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% aggregate. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in online mode (CBT). There will be a total of 140 objective-type questions, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Each question comprises of one mark each, and there is no negative marking.

21. IEMJE

IEMJEE is the abbreviation of the Institute of Engineering and Management Joint Entrance Exam, and it is conducted by the Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata every year to take admissions in various UG, PG and Ph.D. programs. This exam is conducted in two phases on different dates at two campuses of IEM, i.e. Jaipur and Kolkata. It is conducted in both online and offline mode.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for IEMJEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% aggregate. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in online mode (CBT). There will be a total of three segments, and each segment consists of 120 marks each. The total duration of the IEMJEE exam is 3 hours, and each question carries 3 marks. 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

22. IMU CET

Indian Maritime University conducts the IMU CET every year for taking in admission in various UG and PG courses offered by its 5 campuses viz. Chennai, Cochin, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam. This exam is set to be held on January 4, 2020.

Eligibility

Candidate must have applied for a passport before taking admission through IMU CET. The candidate applying for IMU CET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% aggregate.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in online mode (CBT). There will be a total of 120 multiple choice questions, and the duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There is no negative marking.

23. IPU CET

Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test is a university-level entrance exam which is conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University annually for taking in admission in various UG and PG courses in Engineering, Medical, Dental, Law, and Management. The exam is conducted both online and offline

Eligibility

The candidate applying for IPU CET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks in graduation. Final Year candidates and Chartered Accountants are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in offline mode. There will be a total of 150 multiple choice questions, and the duration of the test will be 180 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer, and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

24. IRMASAT

IRMASAT stands for the Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Awareness Test and is conducted by IRMA for taking in admissions in Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) course. IRMASAT will be held in the 1st week of February this year.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for IRMASAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks in graduation. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. There is no age limit.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. There will be a total of 200 multiple choice questions, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

25. IUET

IUET is an abbreviation for the Integral University Entrance Test that is conducted by the Integral University of Uttar Pradesh, India, which initiated as the Institute of Integral Technology, Lucknow. IUET is a state-level entrance exam that is conducted every year and candidates of Uttar Pradesh Domicile can enroll for the same. The IUET is expected to be held in March 2020 in online mode. IU offers more than 106 programs in total, including UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for IUET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories) in graduation. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. The max-age limit for the candidate is 35

Exam Pattern

The exam is computer-based, there is no negative marking, and no marks will be added/deducted for unanswered questions. All the questions for all the courses are in MCQ format. However, the number of sections and syllabus depends on the choice of program. For the MBA program, the number of questions is 200, and each question carries 2 marks each.

26. JEMAT

The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal conducts the state-level test Joint Entrance Management Aptitude Test every year. The candidates can apply for JEMAT online through its official website. The courses offered through JEMAT are MBA and PG Diploma in Management. The JEMAT will be conducted in the 1st week of June 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for JEMAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. Students from any country can apply for JEMAT as long as they submit a NOC from their High Commission along with the form hardcopy.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. JEMAT consists of a total of 100 objective-type questions, and the students get 180 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer

27. JKLU MET

JK Lakshmipat​ University Management Entrance Test is conducted annually by JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur for admissions into various PGDM/MBA programs offered by the institute. The candidates can apply both online and offline. This year, the JKLU MET is expected to be conducted in 1st week of May.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for JKLU MET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories) in graduation. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode on OMR sheets. There will be a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking applicable.

28. JUEE

JUEE is conducted by Jagannath University three times a year to accept admissions into UG, PG and PhD programs. It is a university-level entrance exam. The score of JUEE is accepted only in Jagannath University, Rajasthan. There are two campuses of Jagannath University, one is in Jaipur, and the other one is in Delhi. JUEE is conducted in three phases (thrice) every year. The JUEE 2020 application is easily available online on the official website or can be collected by the university campus. The JUEE application forms will be released in April 2020. The JUEE 2020 will be conducted on April 15, 2020, 20th May 2020, and June 17, 2020. The students can register for the exam, both online and offline

Eligibility

The candidate must be applying for JUEE have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream.

Exam Pattern

It is a pen-paper based test and is conducted offline. The paper has a very general marking scheme and has only MCQs. The duration of the JUEE is 2 hours, and there are three sections, namely, physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

29. Karnataka PGCET

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test. It is a state-level entrance test, and 200+ colleges accept the Karnataka PGCET test scores. It is set to be held on July 20 – 21, 2020. Both government and private colleges of Karnataka accept admissions through this test.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for Karnataka PGCET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories of Karanataka State). Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

It is a pen-paper based test and is conducted offline. There will be a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer, and there is no negative marking applicable.

30. KIITEE

KIITEE stands for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam which is conducted annually by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology for taking admissions in MBA, UG, PG engineering and law courses. Students can apply for it both online and offline. This year, KIITEE will be held on January 18 – 20, 2020. The highlight courses available through this exam are MBA, MBA (Rural Management) and MBA (Agribusiness Management) programs

Eligibility

The candidate applying for KIITEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Paper Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. There will be a total of 120 objective-type questions, and the duration of the test will be 180 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer, and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

31. KMAT Kerala

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) conducts the Kerala Management Aptitude Test twice a year. It is a state-level entrance exam. The first phase of KMAT 2020 has already been held, and the second phase will be conducted on May 17, 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for KMAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories). Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. The candidate should also be a native of Kerala.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. KMAT consists of a total of 180 multiple choice questions, and the duration of the test will be 150 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer, and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

32. LPUNEST

Lovely Professional University conducts the Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) for various courses and scholarships in the same. The application and the test both are held online-only, and there are around 200 Exam centers of LPUNEST across the country. Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for LPUNEST 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for LPUNEST must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 55% marks (5% relaxation to North-East states and Sikkim candidates/ Defence Personnel and their Dependents/ Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and 10% relaxation to outstanding Sportsmen). Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. LPUNEST consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the duration of the test will be 150 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 3 marks for every correct answer, and there is no negative marking applicable

33. MCAER PG CET

Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board conducts the Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research Common Entrance Test (MCAER PG CET) for admission to various PG programs. MCAER PG CET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode on multiple dates in the month of March. It is a state-level entrance exam, and the candidates can apply for it online through the official website.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for MCAER PG CET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute or university in courses B.Sc. (Agri.) / B.B.A. (Agriculture) / B.Sc. (ABM) / B.Sc. (BBM) / B.Sc. (Agri. Bio-Tech.) / B.Sc. (Horti.) / B.Sc. (Forestry).

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. MCAER PG CET consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer, and there is no negative marking applicable

34. MICAT

Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad conducts the MICA Admission Test which is a national-level entrance test to accept admissions into various PGDM and PGDM-C courses offered by the institute. MICAT is held two times in every academic year as MICAT I and MICAT II. The best of the two scores will be considered for the candidates who appear for both the phases. The final result of MICAT 2020 will be released in the fourth week of March 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for MICAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. Foreign Nationals/ NRI’s applying for MICAT need to have a valid GMAT score (600+) and a passport.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. MICAT consists of a total of 144 questions, and the students get 2 hours, 45 minutes to answer them. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

35. NIPER JEE

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) conducts the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for accepting admissions into various Postgraduate and Doctorate level courses in the field of Pharmacy. It is a national-level entrance exam which is conducted in offline mode. It is set to be held on June 9, 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for NIPER JEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any of the following courses with a minimum of 60% in aggregate in the qualifying exam (55% for SC/ST, 50% for PwD candidates). Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. NIPER JEE consists of a total of 200 objective type questions, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 1 marks for every correct answer, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

36. OJEE

Odisha Joint Entrance Examination is conducted by the OJEE Board for admissions into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. OJEE 2020 is conducted in both offline and online mode. Candidates who fail to qualify OJEE 2020 can reappear for Special OJEE which is held for students who do not qualify it in the first attempt. It is a state-level entrance exam and is held in both online and offline mode.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for OJEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. OJEE consists of a total of 120 objective type questions. Every question carries 1 mark each, and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

37. PESSAT

Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test is a university-level entrance test conducted annually by the PES (Peoples Education Society) University, Bangalore for accepting admissions into various UG and PG courses. PESSAT 2020 will be conducted from January 15 – July 2020 for all programs. The candidates can apply online for PESSAT through its official website.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for PESSAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. PESSAT consists of a total of 120 objective type questions, and the duration of the test is 120 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

38. PUCAT

PUCAT stands for Purvanchal University Combined Admission Test which is conducted by the Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University annually for accepting admissions into various PG programs. The application form for PUCAT 2020 can be filled in offline mode only. It is a national-level entrance exam and is conducted in offline mode is set to be held on June 11-12, 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for PUCAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 45% marks (40% in case of reserved categories) in graduation. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in offline mode (PBT Mode) on OMR Sheets. There will be a total of 100 MCQs, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

39. RUET

Rama University Entrance Test or RUET is a national aptitude test conducted by Rama University, Kanpur to accept admissions in Graduate, Postgraduate, Research courses. RUET 2020 registration will start from the 1st week of February and the exam will be held in the 1st week of June.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for RUET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. There is no age limit applicable.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in offline mode (PBT Mode) on OMR Sheets. There will be a total of 120 MCQs, and the duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

40. SLIET SET

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology Entrance Exam or SLIET SET is a university-level entrance exam which is conducted annually by Sant Longowal Institute to take admissions in UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses. This exam is conducted in various phases like SET I, SET IA, SET III, SET V, etc. Only the candidates who qualify the SLIET SET 2020 will be eligible for attending the counseling process.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for SLIET SET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 55% (50% in case of reserved categories) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Paper Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. SLIET SET consists of a total of 150 multiple choice questions, and the students get 150 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

41. SMAT

International Institute of Sports Management conducts the Sports Management Admission Test to offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate diploma courses by the institute. The International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) is a flagbearer in Sports Management. An endeavor of Eduhub Education, it is India’s first sports training institute progressing in the direction of giving a more profound viewpoint to the thoughts and practice of management to the candidates. The exam is set to be held on March 2, 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for SMAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 55% (50% in case of reserved categories of Maharashtra Domicile only) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. SMAT consists of a total of 80 multiple choice questions, and the students get 80 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each.

42. SRM JEEM

SRM Joint Entrance Test Management is conducted by SRM University, Chennai is conducted annually for taking in admissions in MBA courses in the colleges associated with SRM University. The exam is set to be held on May 25-26, 2020. The registration for SRM JEEM 2020 will start from January 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for SRM JEEM must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% aggregate. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in online mode (CBT). There will be a total of 100 objective-type questions of 3 marks each. The total duration of the SRM JEEM exam is 180 minutes. No negative marking is applicable.

43. SUAT

Sharda University, Greater Noida conducts the SUAT (Sharda University Admission Test) annually to accept admissions into courses like B.Tech., BCA, MCA, B.Tech., MBA, Journalism & Mass Communication & Design, Integrated Law, BA (Hons) & B.Sc. A student who has already appeared for a national or state-level entrance exam is not liable to appear for SUAT. The exam will be held on 12-15 July 2020. It will be held across 58 test centers in India.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for SUAT must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. SUAT consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 90 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

44. TANCET

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test or TANCET is conducted by Anna University annually to accept admissions into various courses like MCA, MBA, M.Tech/M.E, M.Arch, and M.Planning. More than 446 colleges across Tamil Nadu accept the TANCET score and are set to be held on Feb 29, 2020, for the MBA program. The result will be declared on March 23, 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for TANCET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% (45% in case of reserved category candidates) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. Candidates from the other states are also eligible to apply for TANCET. However, the eligibility will be subject to approval from the respective authorities.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. TANCET consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 120 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and 1/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

45. TSICET

Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test or TSICET is conducted by the Kakatiya University on behalf of TSCHE (Telangana State Council for Higher Education) annually to accept admissions in MBA and MCA programs offered by the universities Telangana. Ther registration process for TSICET 2020 begins from February 2020 on the official website. Around 150+ colleges participate in TSICET to offer a total of 23,358 seats. This year, TSICET will be held on May 20 and 21.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for TSICET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% (45% in case of reserved category candidates) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the online (CBT) mode. TSICET consists of a total of 200 multiple choice questions, and the students get 150 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

46. UKSEE

UKSEE stands for Uttarakhand State Entrance Examination which is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Uttarakhand Technical University to offer admissions into various programs like B.Pharm, Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHMCT), M.C.A, and lateral entry to II year MCA & B.Tech in government as well as private colleges of Uttarakhand. USKEE 2020 is set to be held on May 05, 2020, in offline mode only.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for UKSEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% (45% in case of reserved category candidates) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. Candidates who are domicile of Uttarakhand are eligible to apply under the Uttarakhand quota.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. UKSEE consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 120 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

47. UPCATET

UPCATET stands for Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test which is organized by Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya for entrance into different Under Graduate, Post Graduate, and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees. The test will commence from 16 till 18 May 2020. This is a state-level entrance exam which can be given by candidates from Uttar Pradesh domicile. The UPCATET Scores are accepted by four universities across Uttar Pradesh

Eligibility

The candidates applying for UPCATET must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate in any stream. The candidate must also be a domicile of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. The UPCATET consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 180 minutes to answer them. Each question consists of 3 marks with a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

48. UPESMET

UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET) is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun several times a year as it is a centrally controlled examination. UPES offers exclusive industry-focused UG, PG and PhD courses in key domains like Energy, Public Policy, Transportation, Infrastructure, IT, Design, Planning & Architecture, and Legal studies.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for UPESMET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% (45% in case of reserved category candidates) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. UPESMET consists of a total of 140 multiple choice questions, and the students get 150 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

49. UPSEE

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh annually conducts Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam to provide admissions in various UG and PG courses offered by the universities in Uttar Pradesh. The students can apply for UPSEE online through the official website. The exam can be given in both online and offline mode, depending on the paper opted by the student.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for UPSEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% (45% in case of reserved category candidates) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. UPSEE consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 120 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 4 marks each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

50. UUEE

Uttaranchal University conducts the Uttaranchal University Entrance Examination every year to accept admissions in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is a university-level examination and is set to be held in the 2nd week of May 2020, and the result will be declared in the last week of May 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for UUEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% (45% in case of reserved category candidates) marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application. The candidate must also possess valid CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT percentile or score.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. UUEE consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 120 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

51. VEE

VELS University, Chennai conducts the VELS Entrance Examination for accepting admissions into various UG and PG courses. It is a university-level entrance exam which is held annually. VEE 2020 will be conducted on May 13, 2020, in offline mode. The students can apply for VEE 2020 both online and offline.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for VEE must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 50% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. VEE consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 90 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

52. YVUCET

Yogi Vemana University conducts the Yogi Vemana University Common Entrance Test to take admissions into various postgraduate courses. It is a university-level entrance exam which will be conducted in the first week of June 2020 in the offline mode and the YVUCET 2020 result will be announced in the second week of June 2020.

Eligibility

The candidate applying for YVUCET must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any stream with at least 40% marks. Final Year candidates are also eligible for application.

Exam Pattern

The paper will be conducted in the offline (PBT) mode. YVUCET consists of a total of 100 multiple choice questions, and the students get 90 minutes to answer them. Every question carries 1 mark each, and there is no negative marking applicable.

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