Top BBA Entrance Exams for 2025: Check Application and Exam Dates

Top BBA Entrance Exams for 2025: Check Application and Exam Dates

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Saumya Jain
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Updated on Jul 15, 2024 13:26 IST

Take a look at the application and exam dates of the top BBA entrance exam in India which are a gateway to popular BBA colleges in India.

BBA entrance exams: Many students opt for a three-year undergraduate degree of BBA after completing Class 12. Top BBA entrance exams include exams such as CUET UG, SET, IPMAT, IPM Aptitude Test, NMIMS NPAT, etc. Many top BBA colleges in India conduct entrance exams followed by Group Discussions and/or Personal Interviews. There are over 50 BBA entrance exams in India which include national-level, state-level and university-level exams. 

The BBA season began along with the application process for many BBA entrance exams. Read below to know which BBA exams you can take this year, their registration process, eligibility, fees, syllabus, pattern and preparation. This information will help you in deciding which BBA entrance exam 2025 you can take and which colleges you can apply to. 

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Top BBA Entrance Exams You Can Take: Application and Exam Dates

The table below lists the application date and the exam date of the top BBA exams in India. Read further below to know the exam-wise registration process, fee and other exam-related details.

Q:   What are the registration dates for the SET exam?


The SET application process 2025 will likely being in the second week of December 2024. The exact dates for the registration process may vary each year, so it is important to refer to the official notification. The SET exam will be conducted in the second week of May 2025 tentatively.

The SET exam application schedule is announced. The SET exam application process begins with filling out the SET exam application form and proceeding on to the fee payment. Candidates need to submit their SET application form 2025 before the deadline. Candidates will have to choose the their preferred institutes they wish to apply for admissions through SET exam score at the time of registration. Candidates will be eligible for admission to only those institutes that they had selected in the SET application form.

Generally, the conducting authority announces the commencement of the registration process through a detailed notification that includes important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and other relevant information. The notification is usually released well in advance to allow candidates sufficient time to complete the registration process.

To stay updated on the registration dates for SET, it is recommended to regularly keep an eye out for any announcements or notifications from the conducting authority. Additionally, you can also subscribe to Shiksha's mailing list or follow the official social media channels of Shiksha to receive timely updates on the registration process and other important details related to the exam.

Q:   What are the Christ University Entrance Test registration dates?


The Christ University Entrance Test application form was released on December 8, 2023, and the last date to fill the Christ University Entrance Test application form 2024 was March 30, 2024, for the second session exam. The last date to fill the CUET form was January 15, 2024, for the first session exam. The CUET application window for the third session exam closed on May 4, 2024. The Christ University Entrance Test application process is an online process and the candidates can fill the Christ University Entrance Test application form 2024 on the official website of Christ University Entrance Test. 

Q:   Will the Symbiosis Institutes call or we have to register for the institutes again after passing the SET exam?


Candidates have to choose their preferred institutes during the SET application process and pay the requisite fee. After the SET results are announced, the SET participating institutes will release their cutoffs. If the candidate matches the cutoff, they will be required to appear for the further admission process which includes the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). 

Aspirants do not need to call the institutes nor will they get a call from the institutes. Candidates will be required fill out the registration form for the participating Symbiosis Institutes after the announcement of results and cut-off marks according to the schedule released on their official websites. 

Name of the Exam Last Date of Application Exam Date
CUET UG Last week of February 2025

Second week of May 2025

SET Second week of April 2025 Second week of May 2025
IPMAT Indore Last week of March 2025 Third week of May 2025
Christ University Entrance Test Last week of December 2024 March 2025 to May 2025
AIMA UGAT Last week of April 2025 First week of May 2025
IPMAT Rohtak Second week of April 2025 Third week of May 2025
NMIMS NPAT Third week of May 2025 January 2025 to May 2025
MAH BBA CET Last week of April 2025 Last week of May 2025

Overview of CUET

Central University Entrance Test (CUET) is an all-India level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission in UG courses including DU BBA offered in all the participating institutions. Earlier, admissions into DU BBA were done through DU JAT. The exam is conducted only once a year in the computer-based test mode for two hours. Earlier, the CUET exam was called the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET). The exam will be accepted by 86 universities in the country and will be conducted in as many as 13 languages. The paper will consist of a compulsory language test, two domain-specific tests, and a general test.

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Overview of SET

Symbiosis Entrance Test or SET is one of the most popular BBA entrance exams and is conducted for admission to the ten prestigious colleges of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). SET exam is a gateway for admissions to undergraduate courses such as Management, Law, Engineering, Economics, Mass Communication, Computer Studies and Liberal Arts. SET 2025 will be conducted in computer-based test mode in about 76 cities across India. The SET question paper is divided into four sections:

  • General English
  • Quantitative
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

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Overview of IPMAT

Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test or IPMAT is conducted by IIM Indore. IPMAT is a national-level entrance exam and is a gateway to the five-year integrated programme offered at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. The degree is a combination of a three-year undergraduate degree and a two-year MBA degree. The first IPMAT exam was conducted in the year 2011. Unlike the other BBA exams, the IIM BBA entrance exam, IPMAT, has short answer-type questions along with multiple-choice questions. The IPMAT question paper comprises three sections:

Q:   What are the registration dates for IPMAT?


IPMAT 2025 will be conducted in the third week of May 2025, tentatively. IPMAT application process 2025 will likely start in the second week of February 2025. The registration window will be open for approximately a month. The schedule of IPMAT exam will be announced online and will also be available on the official website of IIM Indore. The application schedule for IIFT will be announced on the official website of IIFT. The IPMAT application process begins with the IPMAT registration and application fee payment. Candidates need to submit their IPMAT application form before the deadline. Candidates will have to choose the their preferred institutes as well as test centres while filling the IPMAT application form. Candidates can apply for all the institutes which accept IPMAT scores after the results are declared and they match the cutoff criteria. 

Q:   What is the application process for Christ University?


Christ University application process for all courses will close approximately a week before the scheduled selection process. Students can fill out the Christ University application form 2023 on the official website. The admission registration fee is INR 5,000 for all programmes. Candidates must follow the following steps for online application:

  • Visit the official website and click on 'Admission' followed by clicking on the level of the course students' wish to get into.
  • Select the school under Christ where the desired course is offered.
  • Select the desired course and click on 'Apply Now' written against it.
  • Register as a new user by entering the name, contact number, email-id and create a password. Log in again and fill out the complete application form. Pay the application fee and submit the form.

Q:   What is the last date for NPAT registration?


NPAT registration remains open for a window ranging between 4 months to 5 months. Candidates aspiring for admission to courses after Class 12 at NMIMS have an option to register themselves for NPAT exam starting the first week of December. Candidates are allowed to fill the NPAT application form until the third week of May. NMIMS notified the NPAT registration dates in the admission handout published on the official website.

Along with the NPAT 2024 registration window, SVKMs NMIMS also facilitates the exam scheduling window for the candidates to schedule the exam date.

Q:   When will NMIMS release NPAT merit list?


SVKMs NMIMS releases the NPAT results in the month of June. Candidates who appear for the NPAT exam will have to login to check the NPAT results online as per the schedule. NPAT exam is conducted over a testing window starting in January. Candidates can take up to three attempts for NPAT exam until last week of May. The results are released in the form of a merit score inside the login dashboard.

Candidates will find their merit position and qualifying status while checking the NPAT results.

Q:   When will Xaviers College release XET BMS application form?


Xavier's College releases the application form for its BMS entrance exam every year in the month of June. It is important for candidates who are interested in pursuing BMS or BMM from Xavier's College to complete the XET registration process as per the schedule. Candidates must fill the application form before the deadline to avoid any inconvenience in the admission process. Candidates who miss the deadline will not be allowed to appear for this UG entrance exam. Therefore, it is advisable for candidates to keep track of the schedule and complete the registration process on time to avoid any last-minute hassle.

  • Verbal Ability (MCQs)
  • Quantitative Ability (MCQs)
  • Quantitative Ability (Short Answers)

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Overview of Christ University Entrance Test (CUET)

Christ University Entrance Test or CUET is a university-level examination conducted for admission to the prestigious Christ University. The exam is conducted for various undergraduate courses offered by Christ University. The selection process of these courses consists of Christ University Entrance Test, Skill Assessment Test, Micro Presentation and Personal Interview. The CUET question paper has 120 multiple-choice questions spread across six sections:

  • Fundamental Accounting
  • English language, Comprehension Skills, Verbal Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical Ability, Fundamental Mathematics Operations
  • Reasoning
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

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Overview of IPM Aptitude Test (IPMAT)

IPM Aptitude Test or IPMAT is conducted by IIM Rohtak for admission to its five-year integrated programme. The IIM BBA entrance exam, IPMAT Rohtak, is conducted in computer-based test mode (CBT). The degree combines a three-year undergraduate degree and a two-year MBA degree. The first IPM Aptitude Test was conducted in the year 2019. The IPM Aptitude Test question paper consists of two sections:

  • Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (MCQs)
  • Written Ability Test (Two Essay Questions)

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Overview of AIMA UGAT

AIMA UGAT is commonly known as Under Graduate Aptitude Test or UGAT. The exam is conducted for admission to undergraduate programmes such as Integrated MBA, BBA, BCA and BHM, etc. The exam is generally conducted in paper-based test mode (PBT) but in 2020, the exam was conducted in internet-based test mode (IBT). The exam will be conducted for two hours without any sectional time limit. The AIMA UGAT question paper will have 130 multiple-choice questions spread across four sections:

  • English Language
  • Numerical and Data Analysis
  • Reasoning and Intelligence
  • General Knowledge

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Overview of NMIMS NPAT

NMIMS Programs After Twelfth or NPAT 2025 is an entrance exam conducted by SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies for admission to various undergraduate courses. The exam scores are accepted by all the campuses of NMIMS. There will be a total of 120 questions and each question will carry one mark. The NPAT question paper constitutes three sections:

  • Quantitative and Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning and General Intelligence
  • Proficiency in the English Language

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Other Popular BBA Entrance Exams

Check out the table below to know the other popular BBA entrance exams in India.

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FAQs Related to Top BBA Entrance Exams

Q: Which is the most popular BBA entrance exam?

A: CUET and IPMAT is taken by the majority of students in the country. CUET 2023 will be conducted from May 21 to May 31 and IPMAT 2023 will be conducted on June 16.

Q: Which is the easiest BBA entrance exam?

A: The Christ University Entrance Test and UGAT is usually easier than the other BBA entrance exams like IPMAT conducted by IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak.

Q: What is the syllabus of BBA entrance exam?

A: BBA entrance exam syllabus consists of topics from Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical/Logical Reasoning, English Comprehension and General Awareness.

Q: Are all BBA entrance exams conducted online?

A: Some of the top BBA entrance exams such as IPMAT, IPM Aptitude Test, SET, CUET, etc. are conducted in the computer-based test mode. Some other BBA entrance exams such as UGAT, Utkal University Entrance Test, etc. are conducted in the paper-based test mode.

Q: Should I take DU JAT or CUET?

A: DU JAT has been scrapped since 2022 and for admissions to the universities, Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is conducted and accepted by the top universities.

Q: Which BBA entrance exam is the best?

A: Students can appear for exam such as CUET, SET, IPMAT, IPM Aptitude Test, AIMA UGAT, NPAT, etc. These are some of the top BBA entrance exams in India taken by majority of students. 

Q: What is the basic eligibility criteria for BBA entrance exam?

A: Candidates should have passed Class 12 from a recognised education board. The general category aspirants should have scored a minimum of 50% aggregate as an eligibility criteria for the BBA entrance exam while the SC/ST candidates should have a score of 45% aggregate at least or equivalent CGPA.

Q: What are the necessary qualities a BBA applicant must possess to get admission?

A:  Along with fulfilling the eligibility criteria, the BBA applicant should also exhibit some personality traits or qualities required to be a good leader or manager. Some such qualities include communication skills, both written and verbal, leadership skills, quick decision-making ability, critical and analytical thinking ability, general awareness regarding current affairs, interpersonal skills or ability to work in a team/group, a fresh and creative approach towards traditional methods to name a few. These qualities are analysed by the admission committee of the institutes during the final selection process which includes GD and PI. 
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With over 7 years of editorial experience, Saumya has been a writer at Shiksha for over four years. With a bachelor's degree in English literature from Delhi University, she loves to write. A true Delhiite and her l... Read Full Bio




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