MBA after B. Tech

However, if one is more interested in working in the management aspect of companies rather than engineering line, one should go for the MBA degree. The focus today is on acquiring multiple skills and cross functionality rather than specializations. MBA will enable to work from the management front where they can manage the resources for the benefits of various aspects of the business. A B. Tech from an IIT with an MBA from an IIM is the dream combination as widely approved. And it need not be a B. Tech from an IIT too, any student passing out from IIMs can get upto 15-20 lakhs per month. In addition, one takes an MBA after M. Tech too, but it is the getting into top B-Schools that matter. CAT conducted by the IIMs (Indian Institute of Managements) is considered as the world’s toughest exam even though the syllabus is just the portions up to standard 10 in school. Some of the B Schools are conducting their own entrance examination and some are conducting common entrance like MAT.

Entrance exams:CAT – Common Admission Test: The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test for admission into PG programs in management in all IIMs. The exam is designed with 65 question in two sections: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

MAT: All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT – 2013) for admission to MBA and Allied Programs of over 414 Business schools. Test consists of 200 questions on Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment

XAT: XLRI conducts XAT at all-India level to select the most appropriate students for management education from all corners of the country. There are around 60 management institutes which use XAT admission process. Some of these institutes are – Affinity Business School, Alliance Business Academy, EMPI Business School, Indian Institute of Finance, Jagran Institute of Communication and Management (JICM), SP Jain Institute of Management etc.

The test is multiple choice type and the duration will be of 3 hours . The exam will be divided into 2 parts. Part A will be of 2:20 hrs which consists of Quantitative Ability, English Language Ability & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making. Part B of the exam comprises of Essay writing and General Awareness. Duration of this section is of 40 minutes. Questions in General Awareness will be from Business, Economics and Politics related to Business Environment.

AICTE’s CMAT: CMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) which will be conducted twice a year. Each Candidate is eligible to appear in both the exams and the better of two scores will be used for the admission for each academic year. There will be four sections with 25 questions in each section. The sections are (a) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation b) Logical Reasoning c) Language Comprehension and d) General Awareness. All AICTE approved Institutes / Departments of Universities are expected to accept CMAT scores. CMAT score will also be considered for admissions to all AICTE approved part-time programs

NMAT: This is the entrance exam to enter SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies. NMIMS Offers a wide range of MBA programs, both general management and specialized areas. It is an objective type multiple-choice test with 120 questions on language and quantitative skills and logical reasoning.

ATMA: AIMS Test for Management Admissions is entrance test for admission to different post-graduate management programmes. 426 institutes in India accept ATMA score for their admissions. The test consists of 180 questions on Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Verbal Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills and Quantitative Skills.

ICET: It is Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET) for admission into M.B.A. and M.C.A. courses of all Universities in Andhra Pradesh and their affiliated colleges. It is conducted by any one of the universities on behalf of APSCHE. Test consists of 200 questions on Analytical, Mathematical and Communication Abilities.

Examinations ScheduleMBA/PGDM admissions: The most important exams are the CAT and the MAT. Nearly all the B Schools in India admit students based on the score in them.

  • January: Faculty of management studies entrance exam (FMS, New Delhi)
  • January: XAT – XLRI Jamshedpur School of Management test
  • February: ATMA – AIMS Test for Management Admissions
  • May: Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test – NMAT
  • September: MAT September (MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December)
  • November: The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade – IIFT
  • November: Common Admission Test by IIMs
  • 3rd week of December: SNAP – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
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