Top BBA Entrance Exams and Their Exam Pattern, Preparation Strategy to Score Better
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Top BBA Entrance Exams and Their Exam Pattern, Preparation Strategy to Score Better

Setting up a career in management field requires a lot of perseverance and it all starts at the undergraduate level. Kickstarting one’s career with a bachelor’s degree from a prominent college is what every young eligible student aspires for, but it is not a walk in a park. This article of AfterGraduation brings the top BBA entrance exams and its preparation strategy for Management aspirants aiming to pursue BBA or BMS Programmes.

Management aspirants aiming to pursue BBA or BMS programmes should be prepared for the BBA entrance exams by getting familiar with the exam pattern and how to prepare for them. Since most of the BBA entrance exams scheduled to be held during April to June, students of 10+2 should be ready with the preparation strategy to crack the exams.

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Below given is the list of top entrance exams for admission in management programs at undergraduate level. The general examination pattern includes testing the basic knowledge of aspirant in General English, Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The top BBA entrance exams for admission in management colleges in India are:-


  1. IIM Indore Integrated Programme in Management – Admission Test (IPMAT)

IPMAT is admission test conducted by Indian Institute of Management Indore for admission in 5- year integrated program in management (IPM). It has total 120 seats for a session. It is usually held in May month of the year.

Eligibility Criteria – Candidate must be appearing/cleared 10+2 examination in respective boards, with 60% or more in both secondary and senior secondary level or equivalent and the age must be 20 years or less.

Selection Procedure – Students are selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam and personal interview. It happens in three stages –

1) Aptitude Test     2) Writing Ability Test     3) Personal Interview

Candidates who clear Aptitude Test (AT) are screened and shortlisted for next rounds (writing ability test (WAT) and personal interview (PI).

Exam Pattern – Aptitude Test (AT) is divided into two sections – Quantitative Ability with 60 questions and 240 marks and Verbal Ability with 40 questions containing 160 marks making it a total of 100 questions for total 400 mark. Each correct answer goes for 4 marks and each incorrect answer deducts 1 mark.

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  1. Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT)

DUJAT is a common admission exam for admission in undergraduate management program of six Delhi University Colleges that offer Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) and 8 Delhi University colleges that offer BBA (FIA) programs and Business Economics. It is conducted by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies which is regarded as one of the best colleges for BBA in the country. The mode of exam is Online. It is held in July month of every year.

Eligibility Criteria – Candidate must be appearing/cleared 10+2 examination in respective boards, with a score of minimum 60%(GEN) with English and Mathematics as core subjects. There is no age limit.

Selection Procedure – Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in JAT and are then shortlisted for personal interview.

Exam Pattern – JAT is divided into 4 sections containing 25 questions and 100 marks each. The 4 sections are – Quantitative ability, verbal ability, logical reasoning and general awareness. Each correct answer goes for 4 marks and each incorrect answer deducts 1 mark.

  1. NMIMS Programs After Twelfth (NPAT)

NPAT is the official screening exam for admission to various integrated and undergraduate courses offered by NMIMS which include BBA along with other courses. This exam holds its credibility for admission in four different campuses of NMIMS located at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Indore and Bangalore.The mode of exam is Online. It is conducted in May month of the year.

Eligibility Criteria – Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination from recognized boards, with an aggregate score of minimum 60%(GEN) with Mathematics or Statistics as a core subject.

Selection Procedure – Students are selected on the basis of rank secured in NPAT and location preference of the institute.

Exam Pattern – NPAT consists of 3 sections with a total of 120 questions within a 100-minute time limit and each section has its own time limit. The 3 sections are –

Quantitative and Numerical Ability – 40 questions with 40 minutes allowed time.

Reasoning and General Intelligence –  40 questions with  35 minutes allowed time.

Proficiency in the English Language – 40 questions with 25  minutes allowed time

There is no negative marking.

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  1. Xavier’s BMS Entrance Test

Xavier’s BMS Entrance Test is an entrance test for the admissions to undergraduate management programme at St. Xavier’s Mumbai. The degree provided is Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS). There are a total of 60 seats for the program for the session. This exam is usually conducted in first week of June every year.

Eligibility Criteria – Candidates appearing for the exam must have secured 65% aggregate score (GEN) in their Class XII examination in recognized boards. The candidates must be below 23 years as on June 01 of the year.

Selection Procedure – Xavier’s conducts two-stage written test and interview process to select the students for the BMS program. A call list for the Interview Round is made by giving a 60% weightage to the test and 40% weightage to the qualifying XII examination. Stage 2 is an interview cum written test (100 marks). A Final Merit list is made by giving a 70% weightage to the score obtained in Stage 2 and a 30% weightage to the score obtained in Stage 1.

Exam Pattern – Stage 1 of the two stages of the exam comprises written test with 100 questions in the areas of General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation, Mathematics, English Language & Comprehension Skills, Logical & Visual Reasoning, and Critical Analysis.

  1. Christ University – Common Entrance Test

The Common Entrance Test of Christ University is the entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) program with multiple specializations to offer. The test is usually conducted in last week of April every year followed by a Micro presentation, Skill assessment and personal interview within a time period of 1 month.

Eligibility Criteria – Basic eligibility for the programme is a pass at the 10+2 level (Karnataka PUC / ISC / CBSE / NIOS / State Boards) in any stream (Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce & Management, and Sciences) from any recognized Board in India.

Selection Procedure – The selection process consists of 4 stages – Entrance test, Skill Assessment which includes a test on written skills, communication skills, and logical reasoning, Micro Presentation for 90 s per student followed by a personal interview.

Exam Pattern – It consists of 5 sections –

English Language and Verbal Reasoning consisting 30 questions.

General Knowledge, Current Affairs consisting of 25 questions.

Reasoning: Critical, Analytical & Logical consisting 20 questions.

Quantitative Ability consisting 25 questions.

Data Analysis and Interpretation consisting 20 questions.

There are total 120 questions with 120 as the maximum attainable score. Each correct answer carries one mark. For each incorrect answer, there is a penalty of -0.25 marks.

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  1. Under Graduate Aptitude Test (UGAT)

Under Graduate Aptitude Test (UGAT) is a standardized test being administered by AIMA annually to screen the candidates for various undergraduate programs such as Integrated MBA (IMBA), BBA, BCA, BHM etc. Various reputed participating universities like Nirma University use the UGAT score of students for admission to their undergraduate management programs. It is conducted in May month of every year.

Eligibility Criteria – Candidate must have passed/appearing for 10+2 examination from recognized boards.

Selection Procedure – Institutes/colleges/universities participating in UGAT decide on the cut-off score for admission or for further screening based on the number of seats available.

Exam Pattern – NPAT consists of 6 sections with a total of 180 questions. The 6 sections are –

English Language with 40 questions.

Numerical and Data Analysis with 30 questions.

Reasoning & General Intelligence with 30 questions.

General Knowledge with 30 questions.

Service Aptitude with 25 questions.

Scientific Aptitude with 25 questions.

  1. Symbiosis Entrance Test

Symbiosis Entrance Test is the entrance test for admission to various undergraduate programs offered by Symbiosis International University. The degree programs include BBA, BCA, Hotel Management, Liberal Arts, Economics and Mass Communication. The mode of the test is online. There are a total of 240 seats in Pune campus and 180 seats in Noida campus for BBA program for an academic session. The test is conducted in the month of May every year.

Eligibility Criteria – Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from recognized boards, with an aggregate score of minimum 50%(GEN).

Selection Procedure – Students who clear the cut-off score as decided by respective institutions move to next round which generally involves Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Exam Pattern – SET (General) into four sections –

General English with 40 questions.

Quantitative Ability with 40 questions.

General Awareness with 40 questions.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning with 30 questions.

Each question carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking. There are total 150 questions and the time duration of the test is 150 minutes.

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  1. Indraprastha University – Common Entrance Test

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has a provision of 85% reservation to local Delhi state resident students and thus, a large number of students stand benefitted while securing admissions to various programs including undergraduate management. The exam is conducted in 2 shifts with a total of 4220 seats in the first shift and 2030 seats in the second shift. The management programs offered by 34 different affiliated institutes include BBA degree with various specializations in general management, banking and insurance, computer aided management etc. It is conducted in the month of May every year.

Eligibility Criteria – Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from recognized boards, with an aggregate score of minimum 50%(GEN) with English as one of the subjects, and must not be older than 21 years of age as on the date of writing the examination.

Selection Procedure – The selection is done on the basis of ranks secured and online counselling process after the completion of CET.

Exam Pattern – IPU-CET has a total of 150 questions and is divided into four sections –

General English with 38 questions.

Management Aptitude with 37 questions.

General Awareness of 37 questions.

Logical Reasoning with 38 questions.

Each correct answer carries 4 marks and an incorrect attempt results in a penalty of -1 mark.

Here you got the Top BBA Entrance Exams, Preparation Strategy, Exam Pattern, Selection Procedure and other important details. Please post your comments or queries regarding this, on our Aftergraduation Forum or in below comment box.

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