Bachelor’s in business administration (BBA)/Bachelors in Business Management (BBM)/Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) are graduate-level management degrees solely designed to enhance a student’s management skills at Bachelors level. The degree is designed to develop practical managerial skills, communication skills, and business decision-making capability. Candidates with BBA/BMS/BBS degrees, who have good market exposure and relevant experience, often witness a fast-paced growth. A hard-working candidate can expect to rise up ladders quickly and become the team lead or manager in four to five years. Such candidates can be further trained for mid-level and senior-level managerial roles. Those who wish to pursue MBA in post-graduation, BBA/BMS/BBS degree gives them a better footing as they are already exposed to organizational behavior, basic management skills, business strategy, market trends and competition, financial accounting, legal regulatory framework, entrepreneurship development, international finance and marketing, capital management, eCommerce, communication; courses taught in MBA. BBA institutes also assist students with summer internships and job placements in well-known corporate organizations so that they receive the much necessary industry exposure. Most of these entrance exams are followed by essay writing/group discussion/personal interview. The final selection is based on the candidate’s overall performance in both rounds. In this guidebook, we will take you through some of the most popular BBA entrance exams conducted in India.

Top BBA Entrance Exams in India


Undergraduate Aptitude Test (UGAT) is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) and is a gateway for admission to undergraduate programs like BBA, BCA, BHM, Integrated MBA (IMBA), etc. UGAT BBA tests candidates on their knowledge of English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Numerical & Data Analysis. The exam is conducted in pen and paper mode. UGAT is the only BBA entrance exam that gives the aspirants the option of choosing the institute where they would like to pursue the degree. At the time of filling the application form, the aspirants get the option of indicating any five of the participating institutes/colleges/universities as their preference. Once the results are declared, their scores are sent to these institutes for consideration at the time of admission.

UGAT Eligibility:

  • The candidate must have cleared 10+2 from a recognized board with at least 50% marks or equivalent.
  • Candidates waiting for their results can also apply.
  • The candidate should be at least 17 years of age while appearing for the exam.

UGAT Exam Pattern:

The questions will be asked from English Language, Numerical and Data Analysis, Reasoning and Intelligence, and General Knowledge

Section Number of questions
Number of questions 40
Numerical and Data Analysis 30
Reasoning and General Intelligence 30
General Knowledge 30

Delhi University conducts the Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) in the month of June. DU JAT is a gateway for admission to colleges affiliated to the Delhi University offering Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) programs and BA (Hons) Business Economics.

Candidates applying to BBS / BMS / BFIA need to clear the written exam, and then appear for group discussion and personal interview (GDPI). The GDPI round takes place in the month of June and continues till July.

DUJAT Eligibility:

  • The candidate should have cleared 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized examination board or university.
  • Candidates belonging to general category should have secured a minimum of 60% in class 10+2.
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, CW and PwD categories should have scored a minimum of 55% in 10+2

DUJAT Exam Pattern:

Sections Number of Questions Marks Allotted
Verbal Ability 25 100
Quantitative Ability 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
General Awareness 25 100

Conducted by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), the NMIMS Programs After Twelfth or NPAT is a gateway for admission to its various undergraduate programs including BBA. The national level test is conducted over 2 days in online mode. The exam registration window opens in January every year and closes by April end. The exam is held in April/May.

NPAT Eligibility:

  • The candidate must have obtained an aggregate of 60% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university.
  • It is compulsory for the student to have passed in Mathematics/ Statistics in 10+2 or equivalent exam.

NPAT Exam Pattern:

Sections Number of Questions Time Allotted
Quantitative & Numerical 40 40
Reasoning & General 40 35
English Proficiency 40 25
Total 120 100

Symbiosis Entrance Test or SET is a common entrance exam for undergraduate courses offered by various institutes of Symbiosis International University. Besides BBA, SET is also conducted for BBA IT, BCA, BA Mass Comm, B Sc Economics Honours, B Sc Liberal Arts, BA Liberal Arts, and B Sc Culinary Arts. The SET score is necessary for admission UG courses at Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Symbiosis Centre of Media and Communication, Symbiosis Centre of Management Studies, Noida, Symbiosis Centre of Management Studies, Pune, Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts and Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts.

SET is conducted in the month of May. Registrations for the exam begin in January

SET Eligibility:

  • The candidate must have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations in relevant stream from a recognized board or university with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST category students)
  • Candidates awaiting their 10+2 result are also eligible to apply

SET Exam Pattern:

Sections Number of Questions Marks Allotted
General English 40 40
Quantitative 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150


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