List of Management Entrance Exams in India without Age Limit

Every year B-schools consider any of the management entrance exams scores for admission to their management programmes.

Candidates have to take / appear in any one of the management entrance exams to be eligible for admission to MBA, PGDM programmes.

Before applying for any of the entrance exams, candidates have to check their eligibility criteria.

There is no age limit to apply for courses like MBA and PGDM.

Also Read: Top B-Schools in India


There are instances where candidates can pursue this course even after 15 years of experience. The minimum qualification required to appear for these entrance exams is graduation.

We are providing the list of management entrance exams in India, that candidates can apply for without an age limit.

Common Admission Test (CAT):

CAT exam is conducted for admission to management programmes in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country.

Some of the top B-schools in India, uses CAT scores for admissions to their management programmes.

The test is designed to evaluate the management aptitude of a student by testing his analytical and communication skills. It demands up to three to four months of intense preparation. The test is open to all graduates.

This exam is also called one of the toughest entrance exam in the world.

Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT):

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a systemised assessment which is used while deciding a management aspirant's admission into advance study programmes, such as business and management colleges.

GMAT comes under the direction of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

Most of the MBA programmes in the US, Canada and other parts of the world, require GMAT to be taken by the applicant. Nearly 900 schools of management give admissions in the MBA programme based on GMAT scores.

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT):

XLRI, Jamshedpur conducts Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) for management programmes admissions in B-Schools across India.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT):

All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for admission to management programmes in management colleges across India.

MAT exam would be conducted four times in a year.

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP):

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune conducts all India entrance test called Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) for admission to management programmes of the university, and its affiliated colleges.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT):

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi conducts Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for management programme admissions.

CMAT exam is conducted for management programmes admissions in all AICTE affiliated colleges across the country.

CMAT exam would be conducted twice in a year.

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT):

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) conducts NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) every year for management programme admissions.

NMIMS offers a wide range of MBA programmes, both general management and specialised areas, to suit industry requirements and make a student's future ready.

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA):

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), Hyderabad conducts ATMA (AIMS test for Management Admissions) test for management programme admissions in its participating institutes across India.

There are over 107 participating institute across India.

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