MBA entrance preparation does not stop at CAT

MBA Entrance Preparation does not stop at CAT

For Common Admission Test- CAT more than 2 lakh students appear every year, this is one of the most important entrance exams in India. Every aspirant’s dream is to score well and get admission to the best B-School. But this is not the reality in the end not everyone can score well in the CAT examination.

But do you think this is the end of your dream? Do you think that this is the end to pursue MBA and get a good job?

The answer is a big NO!!!!

Beyond CAT

Many students have a misconception that only if they score well in the CAT exam they will have a chance to get admission to good B-Schools. However, many top B-Schools accept NON-CAT scores also. Let us see which other exams can be given and what are the types of management entrance exams in India.

Type of Management Entrance Exams:

  • Content focus
  • Speed focus

Content Focus

  • CAT- Common Admission Test
  • XAT- Xavier Aptitude Test
  • GMAT- Graduate Management Admission Test
  • IIFT- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

These exams focus on the content, the difficulty level of these exams is way higher than the one which is based on the speed with a basic difficulty level.

The strategy of these exams is to have very high accuracy and maximize the number of attempts.

Speed Focus

  • SNAP- Symbiosis International University
  • NMAT- NMIMS Management Aptitude Test
  • MICAT- MICA Admission Test
  • TISSNET- Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
  • MAH-CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
  • ATMA- AIMS Test for Management Admissions
  • MAT- Management Aptitude Test
  • CMAT- Common Management Admission Test

These exams focus on the speed as their level of difficulty is comparatively easy. In these kinds of tests number of questions are more and you have to solve these questions in less amount of time.

“MOVE ON” is the main strategy in these exams, one cannot get stuck only on one question. You should try the round strategy, try solving the easy questions first which can be solved within 1 minute.

Solve previous years’ question papers, so that you can be familiar with the paper pattern, durations, how much time do you need, and also the difficulty level

Top Ten Colleges accepting Non-CAT scores

ISB- Indian School of Business

Exams Accepted: GMAT & GRE

Campus: Hyderabad & Mohali

Salary Package: 25.71 LPA

XLRI- Xavier Labour Relations Institute

Exams Accepted: GMAT & XAT

Campus: Delhi & Jamshedpur

Salary Package: 24.31 LPA

JBIMS- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies

Exams Accepted: MH-CET

Campus: Mumbai

Salary Package: 22.84 LPA

IIFT- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Exams Accepted: IIFT

Campus: Delhi & Kolkata

Salary Package: 20.48 LPA

TISS- Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Exams Accepted: TISSNET

Campus: Mumbai

Salary Package: 21 LPA

SIBM- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

Exams Accepted: SNAP

Campus: Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad

Salary Package: 20.14 LPA

NMIMS- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

Exams Accepted: NMAT

Campus: Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad

Salary Package: 18.33 LPA

MICA- Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

Exams Accepted: MICAT, CAT, XAT, and GMAT

Campus: Ahmedabad

Salary Package: 13.9 LPA

SCMHRD- Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development

Exams Accepted: SNAP

Campus: Pune

Salary Package: 16.1 LPA

IMT- Institute of Management Technology

Exams Accepted: CAT, XAT, and GMAT

Campus: Nagpur, Hyderabad, and Ghaziabad

Salary Package: 13.6 LPA

 

What shall be done?

All these colleges mentioned above are top-notch colleges and some of them are even better than a lot of IIM’s. Due to the misconception, some students stop preparing for other exams as they feel they won’t be able to crack them. Here is the biggest reason to PARTY!!!!

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