Upcoming MBA Exam Calendar 2022 – Application Dates, Eligibility, Popular MBA Exams

Last Modified on : 15 Jan 2022    Author : Akhilesh

MBA entrance exams 2022 for admission to the 20 IIMs and more than 100 top Management Institutions have already started in 2021. The registration and exam dates for all of the top MBA entrance exams will be updated soon at their official sites. Till then, aspirants are advised to visit ExamsPlanner for more latest updates and a complete schedule of the upcoming MBA Exam Calendar 2022.

MBA admissions in India are usually held based on the candidate’s performance in these top-notch entrance exams. Various national or state/regional level MBA entrance tests for admission to top MBA colleges in India are conducted every year. Out of all the popular ones, a few national MBA entrance exams that are popular include CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, MAT, ATMA, CMAT, and the state level and institute specific MBA entrance exams like that of IIFT, TISS NET, and IBSAT.

Herein, we bring up the upcoming MBA Exam Calendar 2022, which will help students to start their preparations for the exams and enable them to score best in the exams.

What Is An MBA?

Master of Business Administration or MBA is one of the most well-liked post-graduate programmes in India and abroad. Students who completed their bachelors in BBA or any other subject tend to like to complete this two-year programme for a plethora of job opportunities in the corporate world. MBA is one such popular course among the students from any background - including Science, Commerce, and Humanities - can pursue it.

Eligibility Criteria for MBA in India

One can pursue MBA in various modes, such as Regular, Online, and Distance-Education. Interested candidates can also find programmes customized based on their professional experience such as Executive MBA. Talking about the eligibility criteria for an MBA one should need to fulfil these aspects:

  1. The basic eligibility criterion for MBA (full-time) is Graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized university.
  2. Most of the institutes follow the minimum score criteria in Graduation which is 50 per cent on average or equivalent. For Reserved category students, the minimum score is 45 per cent in aggregate.
  3. Final-year Graduation candidates are also eligible to apply for MBA provided they present the proof of completion of the Graduation degree within the duration specified by the institute.

Admission Criteria for MBA Courses 2022 –

Admissions to all Business schools typically take place through a prestigious admission test. This test can be one of the following types:

  • National Level Entrance Test – These exams have been conducted by an apex testing body or a top national B-school on behalf of the other participating colleges. Few of the national level MBA entrance exams are CAT, MAT, CMAT or ATMA.
  • State Level Entrance Test is conducted by a state-level testing body or a top state B-school on behalf of the other participating colleges in the respective state. These exams majorly include MAH-CET, OJEE, KMAT, TANCET or APICET.
  • The third type of test is conducted by a Business school for entrance to its MBA programme. In some cases, these scores can be accepted as qualifying criteria by other Business schools as well. eg: IIFT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, IBSAT.
  • Test conducted by a university for entrance to MBA programmes being offered by colleges that are affiliated with it. eg: KIITEE, HPU MAT.

Upcoming MBA Exam Calendar 2022

Though there are several management entrance examinations conducted in India, out of all CAT is the first exam that comes into our minds whenever we discuss the MBA entrance exam. The score of the Common Admission Test is accepted by almost all the business and management schools in India, but there are several other examinations for MBA aspirants to fulfil their management dreams.

Here is the list of the national, institute, and state-level management entrance exams which will help the MBA aspirants to make a proper plan of action. Please find below the MBA Exam Calendar 2022-23.

National MBA Entrance Exams

National MBA Exams 2022

Date of Exam

Top MBA colleges accepting Exam Score

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022

Exam Date: 28th November 2021 (tentative)

Last date to apply: 3rd week of September 2022

IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT, etc.

NMAT by GMAC 2022

Exam Date: 11th to 15th January 2022

Last date to apply: 9th January 2022

NMIMS, SPJIMR-PGMPW, TAPMI-Mu Sigma, XUB, VIT Vellore, ISB-APPBA, SD Bacconi Asia Centre

Xavier Aptitude Test - XAT 2022

Exam Date: 2nd January 2022

Last date to apply: 30th November 2021


CMAT 2022

Exam Date: 13th March 2022

Last date to apply: 15th February 2022

GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar, Jaipuria, N L Dalmia

SNAP 2022

Exam Date: December 2022

Last date to apply: November 2022

SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIOM & 12 Other Symbiosis colleges

GMAT 2022

Exam Date: Available Round the year

Last date to apply: Not announced yet


MAT 2022

Exam Date:

MAT March: 6th March 2022 (PBT) and 13th March 2022 (CBT)

MAT May: To be announced

MAT Sep: To be announced

MAT December: To be announced

Last date to apply:

MAT March: 28th February 2022 (PBT) and 7th March 2022 (CBT)

MAT May: To be announced

MAT Sep: To be announced

MAT Dec: To be announced

SDMIMD, NDIM Jaipuria, BIMTECH (Specialized PGDM), JIMS,

ATMA 2022

Exam Date: 13th February 2022


Last date to apply: 06th February 2022

Welingkar, CIMR, SOIL, IMS

TAPMI 2022

21st January 2022 onwards (admission process)

Last date to apply: 18th January 2022

T A Pai Management Institute


Institute Level MBA Entrance Exam

MBA Entrance Exams 2022

Date of Exam

Top MBA Institute Conducting its Admission Test

IIFT MBA (IB) 2022 Entrance Exam

To be announced

Last date to apply: To be announced

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada

NMAT 2022

To be announced

Last date to apply: To be announced

GIM Goa, K J Somaiya, IFMR, Welingkar,

IBSAT 2022

To be announced

Last date to apply: To be announced

9 ICFAI B-Schools


February 2022

Last date to apply – Till January 2022

Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) all campuses

KIITEE Management 2022

15th to 17th January 2022

KIIT School of Management (KSOM) Bhubaneswar


18th, 19th February 2022

23rd February to 6th March 2022


MICAT (II) 2022

29th January 2022

MICA Ahmedabad

BMAT 2022

13th, 27th March, 10th and 24th April 2022

Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune


State Level MBA Entrance Exams

State Level MBA Entrance Exams

Date of Exam

Top MBA College Accepting Exam Score

MAH CET 2022

June 2022



4th week of March 2022

Anna University, Tamilnadu, Madras University, SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Joseph's School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore

Karnataka PGCET 2022

1st week of July 2022

IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti


June 2022

GITA Bhubaneswar, SUIIT Sambalpur

KMAT 2022

4th week of July 2022

IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti

TS ICET 2022

4th week of August 2022

Kakatiya University (KU); Osmania University (OU); Telangana University (TU);

Satavahana University (SU)

GCET 2022 (Gujarat Common Entrance Test)

11th and 12th May 2022

Anna University, Tamilnadu, Madras University, SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Joseph’s School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore, etc.

RMAT 2021 (Rajasthan Technical Management Test)

May 2022

IBA, AIMS, Alliance, ABBS, Kristu Jayanti

What is the cost of the MBA Entrance Exams Application Form?

The examination fee for the MBA entrance exam for the upcoming MBA entrance tests has gone up for some entrance tests, while for many other MBA entrance exams, the MBA entrance exam cost has been kept at last year level. Find below the table to check the cost of the MBA entrance exam application form for each exam:

MBA Entrance Exams

MBA Entrance Exam Fee (General category)

MBA Entrance Exam Fee (Reserved category)

CAT 2022

₹ 2000/-

₹ 1000/-

NMAT by GMAC 2022

₹ 2000/-

₹ 2000/-

KIITEE Management 2022

₹ 1250/-

₹ 1250/-

IIFT 2022

₹ 2000/-

₹ 1000/-

MAT 2022

₹ 1650/-

₹ 1650/-

SNAP 2022

₹ 1750/-

₹ 1750/-

CMAT 2022

₹ 1600/-

₹ 800/-

XAT 2022

₹ 1700/-

₹ 1700/-

IBSAT 2022

₹ 1800/-

₹ 1800/-


₹ 1030/-

₹ 500/-

MICAT 2022

₹ 1985/-

₹ 1985/-

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Candidates must note that the cost of MBA entrance tests is quite high to pay. In order to avoid such a high MBA entrance exam fee, it is recommended to choose the preferred MBA entrance exams the scores of which are accepted by more MBA colleges. For example, CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT, MAT are the larger national level MBA entrance exams and cover more than 1000 MBA colleges in India accepting their exam score. This way you could reduce the burden of the MBA entrance exam cost.

COVID-19 Affect on MBA Entrance Exams Last Year

Amidst the COVID 19 outbreak in the country and nationwide lockdown, a lot of B-schools have delayed their application process. In the same scenario, various MBA entrance exams scheduled to be held in May-June were deferred to July till September 2020. To avoid any further delay in the commencement of the academic year 2021, national level entrance tests, such as MAT and ATMA were conducted their MBA entrance exam via Internet-Based Test (IBT) mode.

Many state-level entrance exams including TSICET, APICET, OJEE and Karnataka PGCET, and many more have been deferred pending government decision. Given the current situation of the pandemic in the education industry, the registration process and entrance exam dates of several MBA entrance exams are expected to be further delayed.

MBA Specializations - MBA Courses In India

Apart from the generic full-time MBA course, there are many MBA specializations, which candidates can pursue better career opportunities. It is recommended that every candidate must pick a branch or specialization in their MBA programme. There are several specific domains with the requisite skills for MBA including finance, operations, human resources, marketing, etc. Some of the most popular MBA specialization courses are listed below:

MBA Specializations




International Business


Disaster Management

Human Resources

Energy & Environment


Import & Export


IT & Systems

Business Assistance

Healthcare & Hospital

Digital Marketing

Business Economics


Agriculture & Food Business


Materials Management

NGO Management

Oil & Gas



Project Management

Rural Management

Sports Management

Supply Chain


Textile Management

Transport & Logistics


Public Policy





International Business

Career Opportunities After MBA Courses

A B-school MBA degree holder is anticipated to take up the managerial responsibility of the department they are hired for. By completing an MBA degree there are high chances that you will hire as a manager. A manager’s job profile broadly includes planning, strategizing, execution, leading the team, liaison with clients, coordinating with other departments, a delegation of work and responsibilities, reporting to higher authorities regarding projects undertaken.

Below you can find the details on MBA jobs and their respective annual income.

MBA Jobs

Average Salary (per annum)

Finance Manager

9.6 Lakhs

Marketing Manager

10 Lakhs

Sales Manager

10 Lakhs

Human Resources Manager

4 Lakhs

Operations Manager

7 Lakhs

Product Manager

15 Lakhs

Data Analytics Manager

14 Lakhs

Digital Marketing Manager

4.5 Lakhs

Advertising Sales Manager

8.5 Lakhs

NGO Manager

5 Lakhs

Project Manager

13 Lakhs

Telecom Manager

7 Lakhs

Transport & Logistics Manager

6 Lakhs

Infrastructure Manager

11 Lakhs

International Business Manager

9 Lakhs

Risk Manager

10 Lakhs

Energy & Environment Manager

6 Lakhs

Import & Export Manager

6 Lakhs

IT & Systems Manager

7 Lakhs

Healthcare & Hospital Manager

4 Lakhs

Materials Manager

6 Lakhs

Retail Manager

5 Lakhs

Supply Chain Manager

8 Lakhs

Public Policy Manager

7 Lakhs

Completed MBA? Top Companies To Go For -

The scope of MBA job profiles is huge in the current job market. MBA graduates are in high demand in every industry and in every domain. Most of the MBA institutes provide campus placement to their students on completion of the full-time MBA course for a smooth beginning of their careers. Below is the list of some of the top companies that hire MBA graduates through campus placements.

Top Companies

















Aditya Birla Group





Saint Gobain





Credit Suisse








Asian Paints