Last Minute Preparation Tips for CAT
There is less than a week to go for the CAT. Some aspirants would have gotten trained for this for around a year, some of them attending again for improvisation and some of them with a lot of dreams for the first time. With just days left for the exam day, here is what you can do to ensure a better preparation before you appear for the exam.
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducts national-level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) every year. CMAT is an entrance test for admission to over 4,000 colleges that offer MBA and 500 colleges which run postgraduate diploma in management programs. It is a computer-based test (CBT), conducted once in a year in January.
MICAT (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad)
MICAT is the admission test conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA). The PGDM-C is the flagship program of MICA, Ahmedabad. You have to apply to MICA through CAT or XAT or GMAT score and you will be called for MICAT, subject to your application form being accepted by MICA. Based on the performance of the MICA Admission Test (MICAT), you are shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI).
Management Aptitude Test - MAT
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), for admission to MBA and equivalent programmes of the various participating institutes. AIMA-MAT is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September and December. The list of institutes that use the AIMA-MAT results varies from test to test.
AIMA MAT exam is held in two formats. You have option for taking MAT either as paper based or computer based test.
FMS - Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University
Till the academic year 2011, FMS (Faculty of Management Studies of the University of Delhi) had been admitting students through FMS Entrance Test. From the academic year 2012, Admission to MBA (Full-Time) and Ph.D. programmes are based on academic marks, extempore speech, personal interview, group discussion and Common Admission Test score conducted by Indian Institutes of Management. Faculty of Management Studies have courses of MBA (full-time), MBA Executive an MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) and PhD.
The online registrations began on 5 October, 2017. The last date to apply is 20 November, 2017.
Common Admission Test - CAT
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular entrance exam for MBA admissions. It is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India including the IIMs. More than 100 B-Schools accept CAT score. On the basis of CAT percentile score, eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Written Aptitude Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
Xavier Admission Test - XAT
XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) Admission Test or XAT also known as the Xavier's Admission Test is a National level exam conducted by XLRI as a first step entrance test for management education. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. On the basis of XAT result, eligible candidates are short listed and called for Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). The XAT score is used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.
MAH CET - Maharashtra
Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts Maharashtra-Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) for taking to admission to first year Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management Studies (MMS) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programs in the Government, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State. The online test is followed by a group discussion and personal interview (GDPI).
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test - SNAP
Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common written test for admission to all Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University (SIU). Only one registration process is conducted for all Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs offered by different institutes of Symbiosis International University (SIU). There is a single Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT) process for all educational programs held at the campuses of Bangalore, Pune and Noida.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade - IIFT
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, IIFT, is one of the most prestigious B-Schools in India. IIFT conducts its own entrance exam for admission to its flagship program, MBA in International Business (IB). IIFT offers MBA (International Business) at its 3 campuses: New Delhi and Kolkata campuses in India and at Dar-es-Salaam campus in Tanzania. IIFT has also launched Kakinada campus in Andhra Pradesh.