The number of students opting for MBA education has increased variably, and so has the colleges providing degrees. Still there are only few top most colleges which are favoured by students for pursuing their MBA degree. All these colleges take entrance examination for providing admission to students in the respective MBA courses. Each college vary in its criterion for admission, in accordance to the availability of seats and the image the college holds in the industry. There are around 60 entrance examinations held throughout the year, by different management schools and colleges.
The eligibility to these entrance exams is also an important part to be kept into consideration, which is in most of the cases, is a graduation degree from a recognised university with 50 % aggregate. Students are required to be super intelligent to crack admission test of CAT, MAT or GMAT, which are the most renowned MBA entrances. Other than these some of the entrance exams held around the year are:
FMS entrance test by faculty of management studies
BIMTECH by Birla Institute of Management Technology
FMS entrance by FORE school of management
IBSAT- ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
IGNOU OPENMAT- open Management Admission Test by Indra Gandhi National Open University
IMI PGDM by International Management Institute
MDI- Management Development Institute
MICAT- Mudra Institute of Communications Ahemdabad Admission Test
NMAT- Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test
SNAP- Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
JMET- Joint Management Entrance Test
SPJIMR- S P Jain Institute of Management and Research
TANCET- Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Exam
UPMCAT- Uttar Pradesh Management Common Aptitude Test
XLRI XAT- XLRI Jamshedpur School of Management XAT
Some important dates for MBA entrance test, as scheduled by now for this year are:
MAT 2010- 2nd May, 2010 conducted by All India Management Association
ICET 2010- 27th May, 20101, Integrated Common Entrance Test for MBA/ MCA entrance to Andhra Pradesh University and colleges.
MET 2010- 28th March, 2010, Management Entrance Test by Punjab University, UIAMS- University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Chandigarh
ENAT- 1st April- 15th June 2010, ESPI National Admission Test
IP CET- 6th June, 2010, Common Entrance Test for Indraprastha University
These are the few exam dates, clearing after which a student becomes eligible for the MBA course in respective colleges. Most of the students who are very firm and conscious about their MBA degree, also, join MBA coaching classes to support their skills for exams. Students need to have strong base in their mathematical, analytical, management, logical reasoning and communication skills. Also, the preparation for MBA exams start much before the entrance test, there are many online sites which support and help students prepare for their MBA exam by conducting mock tests. These mock tests are said to be important because of the fact they help the student in judging his speed and his weak points. These tests are not very tough, thorough learning and good preparation can easily make a student crack these exams and build a good career for himself.