By Jyothi Swaroop Makena

30th June, 2023

Can I do MBA without CMAT?

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a business aptitude test of three hours conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. The CMAT is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India.


“Here's everything you need to know about doing MBA without CMAT

The majority of business schools in India prefer candidates who opted for competitive exams, however, there are a few other top B-schools too which offer Direct MBA Admissions without CMAT and CAT exam.

MBA Without CMAT?

Direct Admission Without CMAT

Firstly, the candidate must register either on the college’s website (online) or by visiting the college campus (offline) and apply for admission. The application form of each institute is different. Candidates can also visit the college campus and talk to the admission counsellors.

Pros Of Direct Admission

Getting direct admission would mean that you will save more time and get into some of the best institutes of management at an early age. For students who wish to start their own business after obtaining the MBA degree, direct admissions can be beneficial for them as they will acquire the necessary skills required for the business world.

Cons Of Direct Admission

The placements offered by companies through direct admissions are good, however, the salary packages may be lesser as compared to the students who get placed through CAT or other entrance exams. Usually, top companies offer higher packages to those who opted for entrance exams such as CAT and got admission into top IIMs

Once the CMAT result 2023 has been announced test takers will start looking for MBA colleges where they can apply for admission. MBA admissions through CMAT is based on minimum cut offs scores fixed by the institutes to shortlist candidates for the selection round which includes Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).