The common competitive exams for entrance into MBA and PGDM programs are:
CAT- This exam is conducted once a year by the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). Though the Common Admission Test (CAT) score is primarily used by IIM institutions across the country to screen candidates for admission into their PGDM programs, it’s also accepted by various MBA universities and institutions in India. CAT tests your verbal and quantitative ability, and logical reasoning skills.
MAT- Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted once every year. Over 600 B-schools in India accept your MAT score for the screening process. The test has 5 sections namely language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis, critical reasoning, and general knowledge.
XAT- XLRI (Xavier School of Management) conducts XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) once every year. The test facilitates admission into MBA courses offered by Xavier Institutions. XAT tests your decision making, verbal and logical ability, and math skills.
SNAP- Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is conducted once every year in the month of January. The test is divided into four sections namely quantitative ability, logical reasoning, verbal ability and general knowledge. SNAP is compulsory for all Symbiosis MBA applicants and aspirants.
GMAT- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive exam to test your mathematical and English efficiency for postgraduate business studies. This test consists of four sessions: analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative section, and verbal ability. It’s conducted all year round and one can take up the exam every 16 days for a maximum of five times a year.
Yes, most business schools provide students an opportunity to work with the best companies in their relevant field. But the placement also depends on the ranking of the college and the course opted. BBA and BBM are undergraduate programs while MBA and PGDM are postgraduate programs. Jobs and salaries offered will depend on the level of education you are pursuing.
This depends on the B-school that you are applying to and also the program. While some B-schools accept freshers right out of college, some others require work experience before enrolling into their programs.
The undergraduate and postgraduate programs teach students about the field of business and provide exposure to the respective industry. The courses are interactive and teach you skills like disaster management, decision making, logical reasoning etc. Internships are a mandatory part of these programs and they give students an insight into the world of business administration.