5 Top Regional MBA Entrance Exams State level MBA Entrance exams: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Schedule and Details
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5 Top Regional MBA Entrance Exams: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Schedule and Details

Many MBA aspirants from India who prepare for the Management Entrance exam focus their preparations solely on CAT or one or two other entrance examinations ignoring many other entrance opportunities present. There are many regional MBA Entrance exams having lots of options and opportunities in Management Education and professional Career.

MBA is one of the most sought-after courses in India and is offered by numerous institutes all over the country. And, when we think of MBA, the first thing that comes to our mind is how to get into the Course, i.e. Which are the MBA Entrance Exams that need to be cleared.

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Most of the MBA aspirants take up two to three exams on an average mainly the national Level exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT etc. But it is a lesser known, yet astonishing fact that there are more than 50 MBA entrance tests in India, which take place at national, regional (State-level) or institute level for admission in the MBA programs. Most of these exams are overlooked and are attempted by only a small fraction of MBA aspirants.

This article sheds light on some of the Regional MBA entrance exams that are conducted across the country so that candidates become more aware of the choices and options available to them.

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Top Regional MBA Entrance Exams

Here are some State-level i.e Regional MBA Entrance exams you can appear in 2018-19 for admission to postgraduate programme in Management in 2019:

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1. Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET)

MAH-CET is a state-level management entrance exam for admission to various postgraduate management courses such as PGDBM, PGDM, and MMS in various Government, University managed and Un-aided Institutes in Maharashtra. It is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education(DTE), Maharashtra.

Exam Pattern:

There are total 200 objective type questions in the paper which are supposed to be attempted in 150 minutes. The exam is divided into two sections:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning.

There is no negative marking in the test.

Eligibility Criteria: A candidate needs to have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration with a minimum of 50 per cent marks to be eligible for MAH CET.

Selection Procedure: The selected candidates are called up for the counselling rounds after the declaration of result. Seats are allotted according to the cutoffs at participating institutes.

Important Dates: 

MAH CET is usually held in the month of March every year.

Notification date: 22-01-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Registration – Online: 22-01-2019 10:00 AM to 17-02-2019 05:00 PM (Tentative)

Admit Card Release: 28-02-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Exam Date & Timings– Online: 09-03-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative), 10-03-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Result: Third Week of March 2019

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2. Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) MBA

OJEE is a state-level, another famous regional MBA entrance exams for admission to various MBA courses in various colleges of Odisha. It is conducted by the Government of Orissa. The exam is conducted in the month of April-May.

Exam Pattern:

OJEE is a written pen-paper test consisting of a total of 120 questions to be attempted in 120 minutes, i.e., two hours. The exam is divided into five sections:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Analytical reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Computer and Business fundamentals

Every correct answer will consist of 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must have passed or must be appearing in 2018, Bachelor’s Degree examination of minimum three years duration from any University of Odisha or from a recognized University as defined by UGC/AICTE with minimum 50% marks in the qualifying examination for general candidate and minimum 45% in the qualifying examination for reserved category candidate.

Selection Procedure: The selected candidates are called up for web-based counselling for admission to different colleges.

3. Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)

KMAT is a state-level, another famous regional MBA Entrance exams for postgraduate management admission conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) for admission to various programmes offered by MBA colleges and B-schools in Karnataka. Its scores are used for admission by more than 170 colleges across the state.

Exam Pattern and Schedule:  The registration schedule for KMAT is announced in April and the exam is held thrice every year in the months of May, July, and September.

There are total 120 questions in the paper and the time duration of the exam is 120 minutes. The test consists of the following three sections:

  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Basic Aptitude

Every correct answer will consist of 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Eligibility Criteria: to be eligible for appearing in KMAT, a candidate needs to have Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree from any recognised education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering / Technology or equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks for general category; or 40% marks for SC/ST category.

Selection Procedure: The result is released within a month of examination in the form of scorecards which contains Net scores with Percentile. These scores of KMAT are used for admission to more than 170 colleges across the state. Colleges release their own shortlist and candidates are called up accordingly.

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4. Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)

APICET is an MBA entrance examination of Andhra Pradesh conducted for admission to various MBA colleges and B-schools in the state. Various universities conduct the exam every year on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

Exam Pattern and Schedule:  APICET is a pen-paper based entrance test which is generally held in the month of May. There are total 200 questions to be attempted within 150 minutes.

The exam consists of three sections:

  • Mathematical Ability
  • Analytical Ability
  • Communication

Each question consists of one mark. There is no negative marking in the exam.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates need to be residents of Andhra Pradesh in order to be eligible to get admission in MBA courses through APICET. In addition to that, they should have Bachelors Degree with minimum 50% marks (for general category) or 45% marks for SC/ST/reserved categories. Final year candidates are also eligible to appear for APICET 2018 given that they pass the degree course before admission.

Selection Procedure: After the results are declared, counselling sessions are held for qualified candidates of ICET who are invited for seat allotment as per their options. The counselling procedure is web-based for convenience.

5. Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

TANCET is conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. It a state-level entrance examination conducted for admission to MBA courses in various colleges of Tamil Nadu.

Exam Pattern: the exam is usually held in May. the exam consists of a total of 100 objective type questions consisting of 4 different options and the duration of the test is two hours. The exam consists of the following sections:

  • Analysis of Business Situations
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • English Usage

A candidate is awarded one mark for every correct answer and there is negative marking of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer.

Eligibility criteria: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized college or university with a minimum of 50%  marks(45 % for reserved category candidates).

Selection Procedure: After the results are declared, a rank list is released. Counselling takes place on the basis of that rank list. Colleges and Universities accepting TANCET scores for MBA admission conduct counselling between July and August. Counselling dates may be different for different colleges.

Important Dates:

Registration – Online: April First Week till April Third week, 2019

Exam Date & Timings- Online: Mid May 2019 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)

Result: 2nd Week of June 2019 (Tentative)

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