Common Tests in India

TESTS FOR MANAGEMENT

CAT

Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by Indian Institute of Management as a pre-requisite for admission to the following management programs:

Post Graduate Programs in Management:

  • IIM Ahmedabad – PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-PMP
  • IIM Bangalore – PGP, PGSEM, PGPPM
  • IIM Calcutta – PGP-PGDM, PGP-PGDCM
  • IIM Indore – PGP, EPGP
  • IIM Kozhikode – PGP
  • IIM Lucknow – PGP, PGP –ABM
  • RGIIM Shillong – PGP

Fellowship Programs in Management:

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Kozhikode

From the year 2009 CAT will be conducted as a computer based test at select centres across India during the period Saturday, 28 November, 2009 to Monday, 7 December 2009.

Test Pattern:

The test shall begin with a 15 minute tutorial to orient the student on the computer based testing methodology.

Section

No of Questions

Duration

Quantitative

60-70

2 hours 30 minutes

Verbal

Logic & Data Interpretation

Candidates can log on to http://content.catiim.in/catdemo/index.htm for a demo of CAT 2009.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA)categories], awarded by a recognized university.

  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

Test Registration:

CAT 2009 registration process comprises of three steps:

  1. Purchase of CAT 2009 voucher
  2. Online registration at https://iim.prometric.com/
  3. Print out Admit card

Purchase of CAT 2009 voucher

The candidate must purchase CAT 2009 voucher from designated branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets during the period from Wednesday,9 September 2009 to Thursday 1 October, 2009 on payment of INR 1400/- (INR 700/- for SC/ST). The list of branches can be found at http://catiim.in/buy_voucher.html

Online Registration

After purchasing the CAT 2009 vouchers, the candidates are required to register online at https://iim.prometric.com/ between Wednesday,9 September 2009 to Thursday 1 October, 2009.

Soon after the candidate fills-in, reviews, and submits his/her personal information during online registration, an automated confirmation email, which will contain Candidate Profile, will be sent to the candidate at the email address provided.

Print-out Admit Card:
After submitting the personal information, the candidate is expected to continue registration by scheduling test date, test time, and venue. Once the scheduling information has been submitted, a 2nd automated confirmation email, which will contain CAT 2009 Admit Card, will be sent at the email address provided. Only at this stage is the CAT 2009 registration complete. The candidate is then required to take a print out of the Admit Card as no hard copy would be sent.

Note: No hard copy of the admit card will be sent

Other Test Details:
Reporting for the test:

The test will be conducted in 2 sessions – Session 1 (Morning session) which will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and Session 2 (Afternoon session) from 3:30pm to 6:00 pm. Those candidates registered for Session – 1 are required to check in between 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM and for Session – 2 between 1:30PM to 2:00 PM.

Candidates are required to carry the following to the test center:

  1. CAT 2009 Admit Card
  2. Proof of SC/ST eligibility (if applicable)
  3. One photo identification proof (Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address)

Candidate will not be permitted to carry any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, pen, cellphones, calculators, etc.

Candidates will be given a scratch paper for calculations which they are prohibited from carrying outside the test center.


Reschedule the test:

The candidates may reschedule their test between Wednesday, 9 September 2009 to Thursday, 1 October 2009


Test Centers:

The test will be conducted at venues across India at centers in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Cheenai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greated Noida, Gurgaon, Guwhati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Siliguri & Varanasi.

For detailed information on test centers, please log on to http://catiim.in/test_centres.html

Results:

CAT 2009 results will be announced on Friday, 22 January 2010 onwards. The results can be viewed online at http://catiim.in/.

Simultaneously, CAT website will also list the names of the candidates short-listed for interviews by IIMs for PGP. Each IIM will send interview letters to the candidates it has short-listed. The criterion for short-listing varies from IIM to IIM. Please visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.

At the time of interview the candidates are required to produce original mark sheets of the qualifying examination. In case of final year/appearing candidates, they are required to produce a certificate latest by June 30, 2010 from the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute (issued on or before June 30, 2010) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/ equivalent qualification. Such candidates must submit their original mark sheets by December 31, 2010.

Further, SC, ST, NC-OBC, and DA candidates must show the original caste/class/disability certificate at the time of interview.

 


JMET

Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) is a qualifying examination for admission to 2-year full time post graduate programs in management offered by IISC Bangalore and IITs at its campuses in Mumbai, Roorkee, Kanpur, Delhi, Kharagpur and Chennai.

Test pattern:

The test comprises of 150 objective multiple choice questions spread across four sections – Verbal Communication, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and General Business environment awareness. There is a negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent, or a Master’s degree in any discipline can appear for the JMET examination. Students appearing for the final examinations of the above mentioned qualifying degrees can also apply. Eligibility criteria to apply for the Management Programs of the individual Institutes are given below:

IISc Bangalore:

B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent in any branch of Engineering with at least Second Class.  

IIT Bombay

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering with First Class or Postgraduate degree in Science with First Class.  

IIT Delhi

60% marks in aggregate of all the years/semesters (55% for SC/ST) or 6.75/10 CGPA (6.25/10 for SC/ST) in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy/ BSc Agri. Engg. or Master’s degree in Commerce, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Applications, Electronic Science, Environmental Science, Operations Research, Computational/Information Science and Agriculture for the 2-year full time MBA programme. Additionally at least two years of relevant work experience by 1st August 2004 is required for 3-year part time MBA programme for working executives

IIT Kanpur

B.E./B.Tech. in any branch of engineering or equivalent with First Class.  

IIT Kharagpur :

First Class Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree in Science (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor’s level) or First Class in Master’s degree in Economics/ Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor’s level).  

IIT Madras

B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent with First Class or equivalent from a recognized Institution or University. A Master’s degree with First Class or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized Institution or University.  

IIT Roorkee

Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of Engineering / Technology or its equivalent or a Master’s degree in any discipline, from a recognised Institute/University with atleast 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in aggregate or CGPA of 6.75/10 (6.25/10 for SC/ST) are eligible to apply.  


Application Procedure:

  • You may apply online by visiting http://iitkgp.ac.in/.
  • You could also obtain the brochure and application form from the GATE offices of the zone in which you select your test centre on payment of the prescribed amount by demand draft drawn in favour of IIT Kharagpur.
  • You could also obtain the brochure and application form by post, by sending a request to the Chairman, GATE, at any of the IITs and IISc.
  • The Application Fee is Rs. 750/- for online process and Rs. 800/- for offline process. Only for SC/ST candidates, the Application Fee is Rs. 350/- for online and Rs. 400/- for offline process. The Application Fee is not refundable.
  • The exam is usually held in the month of December every year.

Results:

JMET results can be viewed online at http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/ by entering the Registration Number. On the basis of the score received the institute call students for the next stage of their selection process.

Note: The above information is for JMET 2008 and is liable to change for further examinations.


XAT

Xavier Institute of Labor Relations, Jamshedpur, one of the premium institutes of management education in India, conducts Xavier Admission Test (XAT) for admission to its post graduate programs in business and management. However, over the years 41 reputed business schools across India like Alliance Business Academy, Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Institute of Financial Management and Research, to name a few, accept XAT scores for admission to their PG programs in management.

Test Pattern:

Sections

Type of Questions

Time allowed

Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability

Multiple Choice

40 minutes

Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Multiple Choice

40 minutes

General Awareness

Multiple Choice

40 minutes

Essay

 

20 minutes

The total number of questions is around 200 with each question having 4 options. The candidate scores 1 mark for every correct answer and 1/4 mark is deducted for every wrong response which increases to a deduction of ½ mark after 6 incorrect responses. In the essay section the candidates are required ton write an essay of about 250-300 words on the given topic in 20 minutes.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates who have completed their bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 systems from a recognized university are eligible to apply for XAT. Final year appearing students may also apply; however, they need to complete their final year examination before the program start date.

Test Registration:

Registration for XAT takes place online. For registration, the candidates first need to purchase the XAT bulletin available at select branches of SBI on a cash payment of 700INR or the same can be procured through post from XLRI Jamshedpur by sending a demand draft of 750 INR in favor of SBI, XLRI Branch payable at Jamshedpur.

After procuring the bulletin the candidates need to log on to www.xlri.edu and go to the XAT registration section where they are required to fill the XAT form with personal details, Bulletin No, payment details, etc and will receive his/her XAT ID immediately upon submission of the form. The candidate can then take a print out of XAT Payment Advice Cum Photo Form (XAT PP Form), affix a recent passport size photograph and mail the same to XAT Office, XLRI, Jamshedpur by the deadline.

The candidates can take a printout of their admit cards using their XAT ID.


MAT

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test conducted by All India Management Association for admission to higher studies in management. The MAT scores are accepted by a large number of AICTE approved business schools across India. The exam is conducted 4 times in a year usually in January, May, September and December.

Test pattern:

The test comprises of 200 questions and the time allowed is 150 minutes.

Sections

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

40

Data Interpretation/Data Sufficiency

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

Logical and Critical Reasoning

40

General Awareness

40

Scoring:

Scores are based on the first four sections only; the decision to consider the scores of the General Awareness section is left to the institutes/colleges.

Eligibility Criteria:

Graduates in any discipline from a recognized university are eligible to apply for this test. Final year students can also apply.

Application Procedure:

Offline Registration:

MAT application form and bulletin can be obtained from AIMA counter, Delhi, select branches of Bank of Baroda and AIMA Nodal centers on cash payment of 750 INR.

Or

MAT application form and bulletin can also be obtained by post by sending a demand draft of 790 INR in favor of AIMA-CMS payable at New Delhi along with two self-addressed slips to Director, All India Management Association, Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi –110003.

The candidates need to complete the application form and mail it with the supporting documents to Director, All India Management Association, Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi –110003.

Online Registration:

The candidates have an option of filling the MAT application form online at www.aima-ind.org, submit the data, take a print out of the registration form, affix a recent passport size photograph and send it along with a demand draft of 790 INR in favor of AIMA-CMS payable at New Delhi to manager - CMS, All India Management Association, Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi –110003.

Results:

MAT scores are available online at www.aima-ind.org and a score card is also mailed to the candidate.


NMAT

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies University, Mumbai conducts Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) for admission to its 2 year full time Master of Business Administration program offered at its Mumbai and Bangalore campuses.

Test Pattern:

NMAT is a 120 minutes objective type test comprising of 150 questions distributed across 3 sections.

Section No

Section Name

No of Questions

Suggested Time in minutes

Time Given

I

Language Skills

40

30

2 Hours (120 Minutes) Composite time for all the three Sections together.

II

Quantitative Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency

60

55

III

Intelligence & Logical Reasoning

50

35


Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who have completed 10+2+3 in any branch of study or equivalent pattern recognized by University Grants Commission with minimum 50% aggregate marks at graduation level are eligible to apply. Final year students can apply, however, admission will be granted on completion of degree program by the specified date.

Application Procedure:

Application forms can be procured either from NMIMS office or select branches of Dena Bank and specific centers of PT Education and IMS on payment of 1400 INR. Admit cards can be printed from the website www.nmims.edu The students who are successful in NMAT and receive a call for Group Discussion and Personal Interview are required to send a Demand Draft of 950 INR in favor of "SVKM’s NMIMS" payable at Mumbai by the published date. The students are then required to appear for Group Discussion & Personal Interview at NIMIMS at the designated date and time.

Results:

On the basis of performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview, the list of selected candidates is published on www.nmims.edu. The candidates are then required to report for counseling where they are guided on the selection of specialization and are required to pay the fees.


IRMA
Institute of Rural Management, Anand conducts a written examination for admission to its 2 year postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management. The exam is conducted at more than 25 centers across India.

Test Pattern:

Section

Marks

Analytical Reasoning

50

Quantitative Ability

50

English Comprehension

40

Issues of Social Concern

60


Eligibility Criteria:

A graduate with a minimum of 15 years of education having 50% (45% for SC/ST/PD) aggregate marks in graduation are eligible to apply. Those who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements of graduation by the stated deadline can also apply.

Application Procedure:

The candidates can choose to apply online or offline.

Online Registration:

The candidates need to register online at http://www.irma.ac.in/ with their email id and password, fill in the application form as per the instructions given, submit the data, take a print out of the filled in application form, affix a recent passport size photograph and mail it along with a demand draft of 750 INR (500 INR for SC/ST/PD candidates) in favor of Institute of Rural Management payable at Anand, Gujarat and a self-addressed stamped envelope of size 23*12 cm to Admission Coordinator, Institute of Rural Management, Anand – 388001, Gujarat.

Offline Registration:

The candidates can send a request letter to Admission Coordinator, Institute of Rural Management, Anand – 388001, Gujarat for application form accompanied with a demand draft of 100 INR in favor of Institute of Rural Management payable at Anand and three self addressed slips of size 3"*3". Once the candidate receives the application form he/she is required to fill up the same and attach a demand draft of 750 INR (500 INR for SC/ST/PD candidates) in favor of Institute of Rural Management payable at Anand, Gujarat and a self-addressed stamped envelope of size 23*12 cm to Admission Coordinator, Institute of Rural Management, Anand – 388001, Gujarat.

Scoring:

Based on the cut off for written test the successful candidates are called for Group discussion and Personal Interview. The marks obtained in written test, G & PI are reduced to equivalents marks out of 50,40 and 10 respectively. An overall merit list is then prepared based on total marks obtained out of 100.

Score Reporting:

The candidates can view their scores online at http://www.irma.ac.in/ using their Form number or Roll No.


ATMA

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools for admission to the postgraduate management programs offered by member institutions. ATMA has also received the approval of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. There are over 200 B-schools in India which accept ATMA scores for admission to their postgraduate programs in management.

Test Pattern:

The test comprises of 6 sections spread across Analytical reasoning skills, quantitative skills and verbal skills with a total of 170 questions. Each section is timed at 30 minutes. Each section consists of multiple choice questions. The sections on analytical skills examine the logical thinking abilities of the candidates. The quantitative section comprises of problem solving and data sufficiency which requires sound knowledge of arithmetic, algebra and geometry. The verbal section comprises of Reading Comprehension, Sentence correction, antonyms, synonyms, analogies and sentence completion.

Section

Topic

No of Questions

Duration (minutes)

I

Analytical Reasoning Skills

30

30

II

Verbal Skills

25

30

III

Quantitative Skills

30

30

IV

Verbal Skills

25

30

V

Analytical Reasoning Skills

30

30

VI

Quantitative Skills

30

30

Eligibility Criteria:

All candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institution are eligible to apply for ATMA. Those appearing in their final year graduation examination can appear in ATMA but need to provide their final year marks sheet by the stated deadline.

Application Procedure:

The candidates can purchase the application kits for ATMA from ATMA Office, Hyderabad, select IMS Learning Resources, Career Forum, Cerebral Heights and PT Education Centers and AIMS member institutes on payment of 850 INR in cash or by sending a demand draft of 910 INR in favor of "Association of Indian Management Schools" payable at Hyderabad to the Office of ATMA, Association of Indian Management Schools House No. 8-3-677/57 A, Plot No. 57, Sri Krishnadevarayanagar, Street No.6, Yellareddiguda, Hyderabad 500 073.

The candidates are then required to fill in the application forms carefully and mail them to the Office of ATMA, Association of Indian Management Schools House No. 8-3-677/57 A, Plot No. 57, Sri Krishnadevarayanagar, Street No.6, Yellareddiguda, Hyderabad 500 073 by the stated deadline.

Scoring & Score Reporting:

The ATMA score can be viewed online at http://www.atma-aims.org/Result.asp . The scores are given as percentile. The candidates also receive a printed copy of their ATMA score card. Each Candidate has the option to choose three management institutes where he/she would like the score to be reported. If a student wants his score to be sent to more institutes, he/she should pay the prescribed amount for each additional institute. The ATMA score after processing of the results will be sent to the management institutes chosen in the form on the basis of which the admission committees in these management institutions can call the candidates for further admission formalities like Group Discussion & personal Interview.


FMS

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi conducts an entrance examination for admission to their prestigious Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration – Management of Services (MS) full time programs. The examination is held in a large number of cities spread across India. The MBA program is offered at both North and South campuses of FMS, Delhi University while the MBA (MS) program is offered at South campus only. The per year intake for MBA program is 90 candidates and that for MBA (MS) program is 40 candidates. In addition, there are 9 and 4 seats respectively for foreign candidates.


Test Pattern:

The test is designed to examine the aptitude of the candidates to pursue the courses in management. There is no fixed syllabus or format for the test. The examination comprises of 175 questions spread across sections in Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Analytical Ability, Verbal Ability and language comprehension, and Environmental sensitivity to ascertain the candidate’s awareness and comprehension of macro and micro-environment of business and economy. The time allotted is 120 minutes.

Given below is an outline of FMS MBA 2008 entrance examination. However, this is not a fixed pattern and might change next year.

Section

Type of Questions

No of Questions

Topics

Verbal Ability

Multiple Choice

35

  • Analogies,
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Odd one out
  • Idioms, Phrases and Quotes

Reading Comprehension

40

5 passages on any one of the topics:

  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy

Quantitative Ability

50

  • General Mathematics including Number system, Percentages, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Time, Speed and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, etc
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Set theory

Logical & Analytical Reasoning

50

  • Syllogisms
  • Statement-Assumption
  • Cube & Dice
  • Blood Relationship
  • Data Arrangement

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have completed at least a 3-year Bachelor’s degree program in any discipline after 12 years of formal schooling. The minimum required percentage of marks at Bachelor’s level in different disciplines is as follows: Arts/Commerce/Social Sciences – 50%, Sciences – 55%, Mathematics/Statistics – 60%, Medicine/Engineering/Technology – 60% or a CGPA of 6.0 on a scale of 10.0.

Those who have completed a 2nd degree or post graduation should have secured a minimum of 60% in the same. Those appearing for their final year bachelor’s or post graduate degree examination are eligible to apply provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria in their final results.

Candidates must have completed 20 years of age as on October 1st of the year of appearing for the entrance examination.

Application Procedure:

Candidates have an option of online and offline registration.


Offline Registration:

Candidates can purchase Information Bulletin and application form from any of the designated branches of State Bank of India on cash payment of 1000 INR (250 INR for SC/ST/PH category) for applying to both MBA and MBA (MS) programs and 500 INR (125 INR for SC/ST/PH category) for applying to any one of the programs.

Information Bulletin and application form can also be obtained form the offices of Faculty of Management Studies, North Campus and South Campus against a bank draft of requisite amount drawn in favor of the "Registrar, University of Delhi".

Alternatively, information bulletin and application form can also be obtained through post by mailing a request to the Administrative Officer, Faculty of management Studies, University of Delhi. Delhi- 110007 enclosing a non-refundable bank draft of Rs. 1075/- (Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PH category) drawn in favor of the "Registrar, University of Delhi" for applying to only one program.

The candidates are required to fill in the application form as per the given instructions and mail them to the Administrative Officer, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi- 110007 along with the bank counterfoil (if purchased from designated branch of SBI) or mention draft details in the form.



Online Registration:

The candidate is required to log on to www.fms.edu; browse to the online registration page; fill in the relevant details; verify the entered data and confirm the registration. After clicking on the confirm button, a confirmation page would appear stating the candidate's name, registration number, address, space for photograph, space for signature and the amount to be paid by the candidate as admission test fee. The candidate is required to take a print out of the confirmation page, fill in the necessary details and mail it along with a bank draft of requisite fee amount drawn in favor of "Registrar, University of Delhi" to the Administrative Officer, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 before the last date . The receipt would be acknowledged through e-mail once the demand draft is realized.


Scoring:

FMS accords Total Percentile Rank and Sectional Percentile Rank scores for each candidate. The test taker needs to attain at least 50th percentile rank scores in each section to be eligible to be called for the interview process.



Final Selection:

On the basis of their performance in the written examination the candidates are called for an interview, ex-tempore and group discussion. The candidates are required to produce their original certificates at the time of interview. After interview, group discussion and ex-tempore of all candidates, the final list of selected candidates is drawn by FMS.

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