Like M.Tech one has many options. Options are much more here, owing to the presence of a large number of good private colleges. First we will discuss about the options available in India. For admission to Indian institutes there are many exams like CAT, MAT, XAT, apart from separate exams conducted by some universities.



Common Admission Test (CAT)

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for the management programes of its seven business schools. There are other colleges also, which use CAT score for giving admissions. To appear for the CAT the candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA)categories], awarded by any of the Universities.


 Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

It is the smaller, less popular and less efficient brother of CAT. Its score is applicable to basically every other college that is not covered under CAT. This Also provides admission to many B schools.



Some other colleges like XLRI Jamshedpur, XLRI Bhubaneswar and FMS New Delhi conduct their ownadmission test and a student need to appear in these exams to be eligible for these institutes.


 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

It is a computer-adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Business schools commonly use the test as one of many selection criteria for admission into graduate business administration programs(e.g. MBA, Master of Accountancy, etc.) principally in the United States, but also in other English-speaking countries.