This year about three lakh students would be taking the Common Admission Test (CAT). The total number of seats in all the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) combined hover around 1,600. So, what is in store for the rest of the management aspirants?
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT): Test date-November 23. This institute conducts its own entrance test and has two campuses at New Delhi and Kolkata.
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP): Test date-December 21. IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT): Test date-December 21. This test is conducted by ICFAI, for its B-schools.
Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET): Test date-December 14. This examination is conducted jointly by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS-2008): Test date-December 14. The examination is conducted by TISS for admission to its MBA programmes.
Xavier’s Admission Test (XAT): Test date-January 4, 2009. Considered next to CAT and a good score leads to admission in one of the best business schools in India like Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur.
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS): Test date-January 11, 2009. The test is exclusively conducted by Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, for admission to its programmes.
One can always try the option of MAT (Management Aptitude Test) for admission into good local colleges.