40 Popular (Tier 2) MBA Colleges You Can Apply To: Top Colleges, Cutoff

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Abhishek Dhawan
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Updated on Aug 9, 2022 22:45 IST

Check the list of 40 popular tier 2 MBA institutes that provide value for money vis-a-vis education, exposure, placements and fees.

Top Tier 2 MBA Colleges in India

Popular Tier 2 MBA Colleges in India

Top Tier 2 MBA Colleges in India: Every management aspirant wish to get into a top B-School for education. However, things might not go as planned. In such cases, aspirants must not lose heart. Many reputed MBA colleges in India offer world-class management education and good placements. Therefore, if you cannot get through the desired institute, you must hunt for the next best option for MBA admission. With more than 5,000 MBA colleges in India, selecting the right institute can be daunting. Besides the Tier 1 institutes, which are top-ranked in India, one may also consider Tier 2 colleges.

The tier 2 MBA colleges are well equipped with modern infrastructure, and some have an economical fee. Additionally, tier 2 MBA colleges also have good faculty and placement cell. Some of the private tier 2 MBA institutes also offer exchange programmes with foreign universities. These institutes are also ranked in the top 50, in the MBA institute ranking order. Most of them select candidates based on the common entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT, SNAP, MAT, MAH-CET and GMAT. Therefore, candidates might not have to appear for any additional exam. In other words, tier 2 MBA colleges in India must be among the second preference if you can’t make it to the top 25 institutes. Scroll down to know the 40 popular tier 2 MBA colleges and their courses.

Top 40 Tier 2 MBA Institutes

Here's the list of some of the popular MBA colleges to consider while planning a career in management.

Institute Name

MBA Course Offered

Entrance Exam Expected Cut-offs

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

PGDM

CAT: 90 percentile, CMAT: 187 marks

Institute of Rural Management Anand, Anand

PGP in Rural Management

CAT: 80 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

MBA (International Business)

SNAP: 98 percentile

T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (TAPMI)

PGDM

CAT: 80 percentile

GMAT: 650 marks

XAT: 80 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore

MBA

SNAP: 95 percentile

International Management Institute (IMI), Delhi

PGDM

CAT: 90 percentile

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

PGDM

CAT: 90 percentile

CMAT: 90 percentile

GMAT: 600 marks

XAT: 90 percentile

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi

PGDM

CAT: 90 percentile

Institute of Management, Nirma University

MBA

CAT: 80 percentile

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur

PGP

CAT: 90 percentile

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli

PGP

CAT: 97.16 percentile

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak

PGP

CAT: 85 percentile

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur

PGP

CAT: 90 percentile

Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa

PGDM

CAT: 90 percentile

CMAT: 198 percentile

XAT: 76.48 percentile

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Chennai

MBA

CAT: 96 percentile

Xavier Institute Of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

PGDM

CAT: 60 percentile

CMAT: 85 percentile

MAT: 60 percentile

XAT: 60 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune

MBA

SNAP: 97 percentile

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

PGDM

CAT: 87.25 percentile

LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration), Chennai

PGDM

CAT: 86 percentile

XAT: 80 percentile

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)

MBA

CAT: 65 percentile

Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai

PGDM

CAT: 85 percentile

CMAT: 244 marks

XAT: 80 percentile

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)

MBA

CAT: 95.75 percentile

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), Delhi/NCR

PGDM

CAT: 83.21 percentile

ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad

MBA

IBSAT: 65 percentile

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

PGDM (Rural Management)

CAT: 80 percentile

CMAT: 100 percentile

XAT: 60 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Bangalore

MBA

SNAP: 60 percentile

Banaras Hindu University

MBA

CAT: 84 percentile

Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai

PGDM

CAT: 80 percentile

CMAT: 70 percentile

XAT: 85 percentile

Institute of Management Technology (Nagpur)

PGDM

CAT: 90 percentile

University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, Chandigarh

MBA

CAT: 88 percentile

Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal

PG Diploma (Forest Management)

CAT: 75.7 percentile

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

MBA

CAT: 83 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune

MBA

SNAP: 95 percentile

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai

PG Diploma (Business Management)

MAH-CET: 98 percentile

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune

MBA (ITBM)

SNAP: 88 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik

MBA (Operations)

SNAP: 94 percentile

Birla Institute of Management Technology

PGDM

CAT: 75 percentile

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) - Bangalore

MBA

CAT: 94 percentile

GMAT: 600 marks

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur

PGP

CAT: 80 percentile

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

MBA

CAT: 85 percentile

CMAT: 75 percentile

XAT: 60 percentile

*Cutoff percentiles mentioned here are indicative. For the actual cutoff refer to the institute website.

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FAQs on Top Tier 2 MBA Colleges in India

Q: What are some of the top Tier 2 B-schools in India?

A: Some of the noted names in the Tier 2 B-schools include KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (KJSIMSR) Mumbai, TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bangalore, Institute of Management, Nirma University Ahmedabad, to name a few.

Q: What are the MBA entrance exams that are accepted by these B-schools?

A: The popular MBA entrance exams accepted by the Tier 2 B-schools include CAT, XAT, MAT and CMAT among others. Some of the B-schools conduct their entrance exams and accept the scores of the popular MBA entrance exams. Some of the B-schools also accept state-level MBA entrance exams.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria of the Tier 2 B-schools in India?

A: The basic eligibility criteria of the Tier 2 B-schools indicate that the candidates should have passed, or in the final year of graduation. While some B-schools have the criterion of 50 per cent minimum aggregate in the bachelor’s degree. Secondly, the applicants should have a valid score in any one or more MBA entrance exams.

Q: What is the application process of the Tier 2 B-schools in India?

A: The application process in the MBA entrance exams is mostly online. Candidates have to visit the official website of the B-schools and fill up the online application form with their personal, academic, programme and other details. The application fee must be paid online through Credit/Debit Card, Net banking or UPI. Applicants must ensure that they fill up all the mandatory details to be eligible for the admission process.

Q: Is there any chance that the application deadline for these B-schools would be extended?

A: Yes, the application deadline in the Tier 2 B-schools are often extended to provide an optimum chance to the MBA aspirants to get admission to the B-School of their choice. The application window is extended until the intake capacity is fulfilled.

Q: Will I be eligible to apply if I have not taken any MBA entrance exam?

A: This would depend on the institute’s eligibility criteria and admission process. If the B-schools conduct their own entrance exam, the candidates will be eligible to apply even if they have not taken any other MBA entrance exam.

Q: What is the MBA entrance exam cut-off range for the Tier 2 B-schools in India?

A: The cut-off for the MBA entrance exams generally range from 70 percentile to 90 percentile and above.

Q: What are the final admission procedure observed by these B-schools?

A: The B-schools shortlist the candidates based on the eligibility criteria and the entrance exam scores or percentiles. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds. The final selection will be made based on the performance in the MBA entrance exam and personal appearance rounds. Some of the institutes may consider previous academic records and overall profile such as work experience, extracurricular activities, etc.

Q: What is the range of fees for the Tier 2 B-schools in India?

A: The range of fees of the Tier 2 B-schools range from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. However, this is an approximate amount and the actual range of fee may vary.

Q: When will the final admission result or the merit list of these B-schools be announced?

A: The final admission result or the merit list is declared in June or July.

Q: When does the session start at the Tier 2 B-schools in India?

A: Generally, as per the academic session of two-year full-time management programmes, the academic session generally commences in the month of August or September. However, in case of unforeseen situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the session may get postponed.

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What is the full marks for the scaled scores?
I got 71.37 %ile. What are the colleges I can get into with this score?
I have also appeared for SNAP and IBSAT.

Reply to Somendu Pal Chowdhury

My academic profile:
10th-70%
12th-64%
Btech-77%(2012)
category – OBC
with no work experience
My CAT SCORE
1St section-82.56
2nd sec-84.12
overall-85.64
As i self prepared,there are no guides to guide me.Please help me i didn't apply to any college.
your choice of colleges vary from TIME,CL

Reply to Ranjeet Kumar sahoo

I want to prepair and give cmat entrance exam.plz help me and uggest me.plz.8459383642 my no.please

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