What do you know about CAT, MAT, XAT?

Jul 25, 2012, 10.44AM IST by Shiksha


The competition to secure admission in a good college is rising, but so is the number of educational institutes offering degrees and diplomas. Know about the various entrance exams being conducted besides CAT, MAT, XAT... (Click on the acronyms, for eg CAT, CMAT, GMAT, in the list below to go to the exam page for all important details about that exam)

Acronyms of some of the popular management entrance exams: 

CAT – Common Admission Test
CMAT – Common Management Admission Test  
GMAT – Graduate Management Aptitude Test 
HP CMAT – Himachal Pradesh Combined Management Aptitude Test
JMET – Joint Management Entrance Test 
IIBF – Indian Institute of Banking & Finance
IIFT – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 
IISWBM – Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management
IBSAT – ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 
IPMG Entrance Exam – Institute of Petroleum Management
IRMA – Institute of Rural Management Anand
KMAT - Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
MAT – Management Aptitude Test
MICAT – MICA Common Aptitude Test
MAH MBA CET – Maharashtra MBA Common Entrance Test 
NMAT – Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test 
RMAT – Rajasthan Management Aptitude Test
SNAP – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 
TANCET – Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Exam 
UPMCAT – Uttar Pradesh Management Common Aptitude Test
XAT – Xavier’s Aptitude Test

Acronyms of some of the popular engineering entrance exams:

JEE (Main) – Joint Entrance Exam(Main)

JEE (Advanced) – Joint Entrance Exam(Advanced)

SRMEEE – SRM University Engineering Entrance Exam

VITEEE - Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam

GCET – Goa Common Entrance Test

KCET - Karnataka Common Entrance Test

EAMCET - Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test

Odisha JEE(OJEE) - Odisha Joint Entrance Exam

NMAT UG - Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (for B.Tech and MBA Tech courses)

KEAM  - Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical Entrance Exam

UPTU SEE Entrance exam - Uttar Pradesh Technical University -State Entrance Examination

GUJCET Entrance Exam – Gujrat Common Entrance Test

Acronyms of some of the popular medical entrance exams:

AIIMS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences
AFMC – Armed Forces Medical College Exam
AIPMT – All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Examination
AICET – All India Common Entrance Test
AICEE – All India Common Entrance Examination
AIPVT – All India Pre Veterinart Test
AMUPMDC – Association of Managements of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges Entrance Exam
BHU – Banaras Hindu University Entrance Examination
COMEDK – Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka
DUMET – Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test
MGMCRI – Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute
MP DMAT – Madhya Pradesh All India Dental & Medical Admission Test
NEET (UG) – National Eligibility Entrance Test (Under-graduate)
NEET (PG) – National Eligibility Entrance Test (Post-graduate)
OJEE – Orissa Joint Entrance Examination
VMU – Vinayaka Missions University MBBS Entrance Exam

Some popular exams conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

CSE – Civil Services Examination
IEST – The Indian Economic Service exam
IFS – Indian Forest Service exam
ISS – Indian Statistical Service exam
SCRA – Special Class Railway Apprentices'

Acronyms of some of the popular 'study abroad' exams:

ACT – America College Test
GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test
GRE – Graduate Record Examination
IELTS – International English Language Testing System
MCAT – Medical College Admission Test
OET – Occupational English Test
PTE Academic – The Pearson Test of English
SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test
TOEFL – Test of English as Foreign Language


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