Some of these entrance tests in the order of their perceived value are: CAT, CMAT, GMAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, IIFT, MH-CET, TISSNET, MAT, ATMA, IBSAT, KMAT, ICET, PGCET, TANCET, MICAT, IRMACAT and KIITEE.
You can find more information on CAT, CMAT and GMAT here:
We have chosen to discuss about NMAT first and there’s a reason. The reason is the pedigree of the body involved in designing the NMAT – GMAC. GMAC is the body that designs GMAT, the most coveted MBA entrance test across the globe. Secondly NMAT opens doors to some 22 decent B-schools in India. Some of them are SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Xavier University Bhubaneshwar, SDA Bocconi Asia Center and IBS Hyderabad.
NMAT tests three skills: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills & Logical Reasoning. And yes, these are similar to the ones tested on the CAT and the CMAT.
Also, you can read more about NMAT here: NMAT Official Website
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is nationally reputed and has campuses in thriving cities: Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. SIU conducts its own entrance test SNAP for admissions to its 15 top schools. Some of these are SIBM, SICSR, SCMHRD, SITM – Pune and SIBM Hyderabad & Bengaluru.
SNAP tests six skills: Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning, General Awareness (Current Affairs) and Analytical & Logical Reasoning.
You can read more about SNAP here: SNAP Official Website
IIFT consistently ranks among the top B-schools for MBA in International Business. It has campuses in Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). IIFT, like SIU, chooses to conduct its own entrance test instead of admitting students based on other standardized tests like the GMAT.
IIFT Exam tests five skills: English Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.
You can read more about IIFT here: IIFT Official Website
Discussing all MBA entrance tests is out of the scope of this article. We will be discussing about each of these tests in separate blog posts. The moral of the story is that 19 different exams may seem like a lot to the ones uninitiated on the path of MBA entrance test prep, but the skills they test are essentially the same: Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. In our integrated program, we focus on sharpening these key skills so that no matter which exam the candidate decides to appear, he is ready! Moreover, our integrated program gives students the ultimate flexibility to shape a successful career in the field of management.
Anyone who wishes to study MS or MBA from the best universities abroad must understand that s/he will be required to crack two exams depending upon the choice of the program: GRE + PTE/IELTS or GMAT + PTE/IELTS.
GRE and GMAT are a fair assessment of how well you will perform in your Masters program. Consider them as tests that show the admission officers of top universities how smart you are.
IELTS or PTE provide insights into a candidate’s English proficiency level.
Combo 1: GRE +PTE/IELTS
This combo is ideally suited for Engineering, Sciences and Humanities aspirants who wish to pursue Master of Science programs from reputed universities. Also, this combo gives flexibility to apply to MBA colleges as well because more than 1200 B schools have started accepting the GRE.
Combo 2: GMAT + PTE/IELTS
This combo is suited for Management, Finance & Economics aspirants who wish to pursue a Masters program from reputed universities. More than 4000 programs across the globe accept GMAT.
At Logic Academy, we will help you prepare for both these combination of tests depending on your admission requirement. And what’s more? We will also help you with your admission and visa process.
This program is best suited for second and third year Engineering students who are in a dilemma as to whether they should opt for MS in USA or MBA/PGDM from top Indian B-schools like the IIMs.
Although both these are Aptitude tests, the focus areas are different. GRE focuses more on vocabulary whereas CAT focuses more on comprehension and less on vocabulary. Logical Reasoning questions do not feature on the GRE. Quantitative skills tested on the CAT are far more challenging than the GRE. Despite these differences, we at Logic Academy, have carved out such a program that helps students in cracking both these tests with relative ease. You may check out the testimonials of our students and see for yourself: Logic Academy Student Testimonials
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