Admission process of Top MBA Colleges in India generally consists of 3 steps: Entrance Exam, Group Discussion and Personal Interview Round. Admission is usually offered based on the cumulative scores of these rounds i.e; written test, GD / PI along with work experience in a few cases.
The Entrance Test
The first phase of selection round of top MBA colleges to get admission into their MBA programmes is an entrance test that tests the aptitude of the candidates in four major areas i.e; verbal ability and reading comprehension, Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
Some MBA colleges also test business and general awareness questions while some may include an essay writing section in their MBA entrance examination.
Top MBA entrance examinations in India include Common Admission Test (CAT), Common Entrance Test (CET), Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET), Management Aptitude Test (MAT), Xavier Admission Test (XAT) and AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA).
Group Discussion & Interview
Shortlisted candidates in the entrance examination gets chance to take part in further selection round which includes Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by Personal Interview (PI). This selection round phase assesses personality attributes of candidates like, leadership abilities, grasping capability, analytical thought process, communication skills etc.
On the basis of candidate’s performance in GD and PI round, weightage awarded to entrance exam scores, academic profile & diversity, work experience and gender diversity, final merit list is generated and admission offers are made.