Candidates aiming to take the state level MBA entrance exams might be facing challenges owing to the delay in exam and admission schedule. This article of the Collegekampus brings the status update of the major state-level exams and tips on how to plan accordingly.
Every year. MBA aspirants across the country appear for not only national level MBA entrance tests, but in the state-level tests as well. The state-level MBA entrance exams have their own advantages. Taking these exams not only expand the horizon of MBA admission, but also enable them to take admission in their home states, and even get the advantage of domicile reservation. However, on the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the admission process across institutes has taken a toll and the state level MBA entrance exams are not an exception.
Generally, by this time of the year, the state-level MBA entrance exams’ counselling or the admission process takes place. This year, the admission process has been postponed for all the major state-level MBA entrance exams. While some of the exams are conducted but the counselling process is pending, some of the exam conducting bodies are yet to announce the date of the exams. The table below brings the list of top state-level MBA entrance exams of India and the present status. This would help the MBA aspirants plan for their admission accordingly.
|Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET)||Counselling process likely to be announced in October.|
|Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)||Counselling process ended on October 22.|
|Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)||Result declared on September 25.|
|Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TSICET)||Result and final answer key declaration date postponed to November 2 (3.30 PM) from October 23.|
|Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)||Provisional Answer Key released on October 20. Objection submission ends on October 24 (5.30 pm).|
|Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)||Application process reopened, scheduled to end on October 10. Exam postponed to October 29.|
|Kerala Management Admission Test (KMAT)||Result declared on July 28|
|Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT)||Admit Card released on October 17. Exam date is yet to be announced.|
|Odisha Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE) for MBA||Exam has been conducted on October 17.|
Preparation is Key: Now that the aspirants know the status of the state-level MBA entrance exams they have appeared in or are planning to appear for, they have to plan accordingly. For the exams which are scheduled to be held within the next few months, they must not compromise on the preparation process. Since the exam pattern of the above-mentioned exams is similar, a common strategy is likely to suffice.
Stay Updated: For the exams whose exam or counselling schedules are to be announced, candidates should regularly check the official websites for important updates. They should keep taking adequate preparation to avoid the last-minute hassle of unpreparedness.
Weigh Other Options: In case the aspirants had appeared for other national level MBA entrance exams and the results are announced, they may consider exploring admission through a national level test or through non-exam modes.
Stay Positive: Last but not the least, candidates must not lose hope or focus. Even though the world is going through a difficult phase, one must ensure his/her safety and good health. Even if the MBA admission schedules get delayed, there are a plethora of opportunities which await for the aspirants can look for if their initial plan does not work out.
According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in the current scenario, the PGDM / MBA institutions are allowed to admit the students on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying examination by preparing a merit list in a transparent manner. However, first preference will be given to those candidates who have appeared in any of the entrance tests.
AICTE also stated, “If vacant seats are still available, candidates shall be selected based on the merit in the qualifying UG exams. The States may also use this relaxation while allotting seats through counselling.”
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