What After CAT? 5 Exams That You Need To Take Up!

Many people were looking forward to this one Sunday. They had been preparing for those few hours in that day for months. Books had been stacked after being read some hundred times.


Thousands of questions were practiced, again and again, and numerous coaching classes were attended. The CAT 2017 exam was conducted on November 26, 2017, and since it has gone by the netizens have been at it to analyze and find out how the entrance exam went for all the participants.

How was CAT 2018?

There was an overall confirmation from many candidates that the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section was hard amongst the three sections.

This was found to be more difficult in the forenoon session as compared to the afternoon session. Many experts have confirmed that the Quantitative area was easier as compared to the other sections.

An overall estimate has suggested that score in the range of 156 to 160 does give the candidate a 99 percentile slot.

What After CAT? 5 Exams That You Need To Take Up!

At such a juncture, many candidates may start fretting about losing the chance to get through CAT. They will keep wondering 'What after CAT?'

Though the CAT entrance exam would have had gone by, these candidates must remember that there are plenty of chances of left for them. There numerous entrance exam which will help the candidates to get through to their desired courses and programmes in esteem institutes.

The candidates must aim at what they want and go for it. Exams like XAT, CMAT. MAT and MICAT are yet to be conducted. There are also various regional exams for management related courses that are yet to happen.

Also, the candidates can also venture into other areas at this very point.

Here are a few entrances exams that you can try for other than CAT:

MAT 2018

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test, conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), for admission to MBA and equivalent programmes.

MAT is an objective test, designed to measure candidate's general aptitudes in language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, Indian and global environment.

Important Dates for MAT 2018

  • Apply for MAT 2017 before December 01, 2017

XAT 2018

XAT - The Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level aptitude test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. The scores of the XAT will be used for admissions by XLRI Jamshedpur and other Xavier Associate Management Institutes and over 100 B-schools across the country. XAT 2018 is expected to be held in the first week of January 2018.

Important Dates for XAT

  • The last date to apply for the XAT 2018 is November 30, 2017.
  • The entrance test has been scheduled to be conducted On January 7, 2018, form 10: AM to 1:35 PM. The admit cards for XAT 2018 will be published on December 20, 2017.

Also Read: XAT 2018: Last date to Apply is November 30 - Apply Soon!


Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TSICET), is a state level entrance exam for admission into M.B.A. and M.C.A. After the formation of new state Telangana.

This test is conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad.

Important Dates for TSICET (Based on previous years)

  • The registration process will begin from April 2018
  • The examination will be conducted in the month of May 2018

Also Read: Click Here to Know the Syllabus for TSICET

KMAT 2018

KMAT is a state level entrance examination, conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) for admissions to post graduate management programmes in the private B-schools of Karnataka. Aspirants seeking admissions to MBA/MCA and PGDM across B-Schools in Karnataka must appear for the exam.

Important Dates for KMAT 2018

  • The last date to apply for KMAT 2018 is January 19, 2018
  • The exam will be conducted on February 04, 2018

Also Read: How to Apply for KMAT 2018?

CMAT 2018

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the entrance test, which is conducted for admission to management programmes in colleges approved by AICTE across the country.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a statutory body under Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India enacted by the Parliament through AICTE Act 1986 with a view for proper planning and coordinated development of technical education system throughout the country.

Important Dates for CMAT 2018

  • The last date to apply for CMAT 2018 registrations is December 18, 2017.
  • The CMAT 2018 exam will be conducted on January 21, 2018.

Also Read: Click to Know the Preparation Tips for CMAT

Interesting right? So many more options for your bright career just turned up! So now all the aspirants who have been wondering 'What After CAT?' can take a deep breath and start preparing for these exams. Good Luck!

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