MBA Entrances-National Level

Exam Patterns

Exam Name Exam Pattern Online/PP Additional Points
CAT Three sections VA/RC, DI/LR and QA.Each section has 1 hour time limit. Few questions are expected to be non Multiple choice questions, for which there will not be negative marking. Online You do not need to apply separately to the IIMs. However, for any other institute using CAT scorecard, application will need to be submitted separately.

The exam shall consist of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • GK
  • Essay
Online The performance in paper-2 and General Awareness is not used for shortlisting of candidates for the GDPI round.
SNAP 150 Questions – 40 each in VA and QA & DI,30 in current affairs, 40 in LR. Online A separate application needs to be submitted for each B-school accepting SNAP scorecard.
IIFT (16), LA (22), DI (20), GA (25), QA (20) to be answered in 120 min Differential marking scheme. PP A common shortlist of candidates is released for both the Delhi and the Kolkata campuses.
CMAT 100 Questions – 25 each in QA & DI, LR, VA and GA. Online It is conducted once in the month of JANUARY.
NMAT LA – 32 Q in 22 min; QA – 48 Q in 60 min; LR – 40 Q in 38 min Online

A candidate can write the test up to three times within the test window.
The best of the three scores would be used for shortlisting candidates for GDPI by NMIMS.

TISSNET 100 questions –Maths and LR- 35 Qs, Eng-30 Qs, GA-35 Qs in 100 min. No negative marking Online TISS has adopted a unified test for all its programmes since 2012. The performance in the GK section was a key determinant of the overall score.
MICAT candidates are assessed on MICAT which consists of 6 sections: Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability (QA), General awareness (GA) , Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) and Descriptive Test (DT). Online It is conducted twice and best of two is taken in case an applicant has taken it both the times.
MAT 200 Questions – VA (40), QA (40), LR (40), DI/DS (40), GA (40) Both Although the paper has a section on "India and Global Environment (GK)", the scorecard is based only on the first 4 sections of the paper.
IBSAT 100 Questions in QA, LR and VA – to be answered in 120 min Online All the candidates appearing for the written test are shortlisted for GDPI. The final allocation of Institute is based on the performance in both the written test and the GDPI stage.

*PP is Paper Pencil