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.
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 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|
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 Exam Pattern:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Marks Allotted|
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 Exam Pattern:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Time Allotted|
Quantitative & NumericalAbility
Reasoning & General
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 Exam Pattern:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Marks Allotted|
|Analytical and Logical Reasoning||30||30|
Christ University, Bangalore, popular for its BBA and B Com programmes, conducts entrance tests for its various UG courses in Management, Commerce and Law streams. The entrance exam, Christ University Entrance Test, is conducted for selective courses and BBA is one of them. Candidates can seek admission to BBA, BBA (Hons), BBA (Finance and International Business), BBA (Finance and Accountancy), BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLM, B Com (Hons), B Com (International Finance), B Com (Professional), BA-CEP and BHM courses through the Christ University Entrance Test.
Registrations for Christ University Entrance Test begin in December and the exam is held in April, every year.
Christ University Entrance Test Eligibility:
The candidate shall have passed class XII or equivalent (Karnataka PUC / ISC / CBSE / NIOS / IGCSE / IB) in any stream from any recognized Board in India or abroad.
Candidates appearing in class XII examination may apply with their class X and class XI marks statement.
Christ University Entrance Test Exam Pattern:
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
English Language, Comprehension Skills,Verbal Reasoning
General Knowledge, Current Affairs
Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical Ability,
Fundamental Mathematics Operations
Data Analysis and Interpretation
St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, offers admission to Bachelor in Mass Media (BMM) and Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS), three-year degree courses on the basis of a common entrance exam. The college conducts entrance exam for BMM and BMS admissions, popularly known as Xavier’s BMS Entrance Test.
Candidates successful in this entrance exam will be called for a personal interview and another written test. Admission will be granted on the basis of the candidate’s performance in both the stages.
Xavier’s BMS Entrance Test Eligibility:
Minimum aggregate cut-off for candidates belonging to Minority community is 60%; for SC/ST candidates the minimum cut-off is 55%.