The schedule of popular MBA / PGDM entrance exams will help you keep track of all the important dates. MBA/ PGDM entrance examinations are conducted between September and February every year.

PGDM and MBA are the two programmes which are considered the most promising management degrees offered by various B-Schools across the country. The admission to top MBA colleges in India is based on the candidate’s score in an MBA entrance exam that is conducted by different bodies. The MBA entrance examinations are conducted at an institutional level such as MICAT, IIFT, etc. or at a national or regional level such as CMAT, XAT, CAT, CMAT, MAT etc.

Usually, the MBA entrance exam season begins in September or October every year and continues until March of the following year. Popular national level management exams take place in the months of November, December, and January. So, if you are aspiring to appear for these exams this year, the below-detailed schedule of MBA entrance examinations will be very helpful for you!

List of MBA Entrance Examinations 2020–21

ShikshaTrends brings you the list of MBA entrance examinations that will be conducted during 2020-21.

Name of the ExamConducting BodyExam DateApplication Begin DateApplication End DateResult Date
CAT 2020Indian Institute of ManagementNovember 29, 2020August 5, 2020September 23, 2020January second week 2021
KMAT 2021*Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)October 29, 2020June 10, 2020September 30, 2020To be announced
NMAT by GMACGraduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)November 4, 2020 – January 30, 2021September 14, 2020November 20, 20203rd Week of February 2021
IIFT 2021 Entrance ExamIndian Institute of Foreign TradeDecember 2020September 2020November 2020To be announced
Management Aptitude Test (MAT December 2020)**All India Management Association (AIMA)December 6, 2020October 5, 2020November 29, 2020To be announced
CMAT 2021**All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)January 24, 2021
(Tentative)
November 1, 2020
(Tentative)
December 10, 2020
(Tentative)
TBA
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021Xavier School of ManagementJanuary 3, 2021September 12, 2020November 30, 2020By January 31, 2020
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2021Symbiosis International University (SIU)December 20, 2020
January 6, 2021
January 9, 2021
September 24, 2020November 28, 2020January 22, 2021
ATMA 2021Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMA)2nd week of February 20213rd week of November 20201st week of February 20213rd week of February 2021
MICAT I 2021Mudra Institute of Communications, AhmedabadDecember 5, 2021October 6, 2020November 25, 2020December 21, 2020
IBSAT 2020ICFAI Business SchoolDecember 26 & 27, 2020July 1, 2020December 16, 20201st week of January 2021
KIITEE MBA 2021KIIT UniversityLast week of April 20213rd week of November 20204th week of March 2021Last week of April 2021
MAH MBA CET 2021Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra2nd week of March 20212nd week of January 20214th week of February 20214th week of March 2021
AP ICET 2020State Council for Higher Education, Andhra PradeshSeptember 10 and 11, 2020March 3, 2020June 15, 2020September 25, 2020
TS ICET 2020State Council for Higher Education, TelanganaSeptember 30 and October 1, 2020March 9, 2020June 10, 2020October 23, 2020
OJEE MBA 2020Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board4th week of January – 1st week of February 2021October 19, 2020December 19, 2020Last week of October 2020
IRMASAT 2021Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)2nd week of February-Last week of February 2021Last week of September 20203rd week of January 20211st – 2nd week of March 2021
TISSNET 2021Tata Institute of Social SciencesJanuary 9, 2021
(Tentative)
October 15, 2020
(Tentative)
November 30, 2020
(Tentative)
February 5, 2021
(Tentative)
TANCET MBA 2021Anna University (Tamil Nadu)Last week of February 20211st week of January 20211st week of February 20213rd week of March 2021

**MAT is conducted four times in a year – in the months of September, December, February and May. CMAT is conducted twice a year – January and May.