MBA Admission 2021: Check Application Deadline of Top B-Schools

MBA admission 2021 is underway at many colleges and applications of 2021-23 admission for XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI, IMT, XIMB, IMI, etc. have started. Check admission dates, application deadline, process, and selection criteria of top MBA colleges in India here.

MBA admission requires long-term planning. First, one needs to decide which career to opt for. Thereafter, comes the choice of Management course, and then the choice of MBA college. This decision requires extensive research about each MBA college and the courses that it offers. Other important factors that one needs to keep in mind are government recognition, eligibility criteria, admission process, tuition fee, hostel facility, pedagogy, infrastructure, placements, etc. Shortlisting of institutes for an MBA/PGDM programme must be based on these aspects. Once, the list is ready, the next step is to find out their MBA admission process and selection criteria. Many MBA colleges accept candidates on the basis of common entrance exam scores while some select candidates on the basis of Graduation scores. MBA admission is majorly based on the Entrance Exam, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI).

Through GD/PI, the institutes assess each candidate’s qualities which cannot be measured on the basis of their academic score or performance in the entrance exam (CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, SNAP). They judge the candidate’s personality traits like business aptitude, managerial skills, leadership qualities, communication ability, confidence, attitude, etc. which form the core of a successful business manager.

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The global coronavirus pandemic forced B-schools across India to halt their operations between March to April 2020. Consequently, admissions were postponed in many institutes. B-schools in India, normally conduct admissions from March to May and begin the
academic session in June. But in 2020, the admission cycle was delayed. Some institutes including the IIMs, however, conducted the admission process online (personal interview) and started the session in online classroom mode.

MBA Admissions 2021: Application Deadline

MBA admissions 2021-23 into top B-schools of India has begun. Top B schools such as XLRI, MDI, IMT, IMI, ICFAI, and Symbiosis institutes are conducting shortlist and GD/PI rounds. Many other MBA colleges in India also are inviting applications for the batch of 2021-2023. Since the application process is conducted online, it is unlikely to be affected by the COVID-19 situation. So, if you are an MBA aspirant and planning to pursue MBA this year, this is the time to apply. Apart from CAT, you can take the following entrance exams:

  • XAT
  • IIFT
  • CMAT
  • SNAP
  • MAT
  • ATMA
  • KMAT
  • IRMASAT
  • TISSNET
  • IBSAT
  • NMAT

Some top MBA colleges to target apart from the IIMs are listed below. These colleges will invite applications for admission from September 2020 to March 2021. So, the aspirants must select their preferred college and start preparing for the admission process, which includes filling the entrance exam form, filling the college application form, clearing the entrance exam, and participating in GD/PI.

MBA College Exam Score Accepted Application status MBA/PGDM 2021 batch
XLRI Jamshedpur
XAT, GMAT
Closed: Last Date to Apply: Nov 30, 2020
MDI Gurgaon
CAT, GMAT
Closed: Last Date to Apply: Nov 27, 2020
XIM-Xavier University Bhubaneswar
XAT, CAT, GMAT and XGMT
Closed: Last Date to Apply: Jan 10, 2021
SPJIMR Mumbai
CAT, GMAT
Closed: Last Date to Apply: Nov 27, 2020
ICFAI Hyderabad
CAT, GMAT, NMAT, IBSAT
Closed
ICFAI Business School Gurgaon
CAT, GMAT, NMAT, IBSAT
Closed
IMI Delhi
CAT, XAT
Closed: Last Date to Apply: Jan 27, 2021
IMT Ghaziabad
CAT, XAT, GMAT
Closed
IMT Nagpur
CAT, XAT, GMAT
Closed
KIIT SOM
CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, GMAT, KIITEE MBA
Open