CAT Vs State level MBA

CAT VS State level MBA- Get Complete Comparison between the two along with Pros and Cons.

CAT Vs State level MBA

CAT Vs State level MBA : CAT is the toughest management exam and CAT scores are accepted by top B-Schools. CAT is far more challenging than CMAT. CAT is one of the toughest exams to get into any of the the reputed Indian Institute of Management spread across the country.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India.

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Common Aptitude Test is a must you have MBA dreams and want to get into IIM’s. You need to slog it out if you want to get into IIM’s but the rewards of being an alumnus of IIM is very rewarding and you can crack it only if you have it in you as it is no cake walk. Students need around 99 to 100 percentile to get into any of the IIM’s spread across the country.

Over 2 Lakh students compete in CAT Exam every year, so the examination is both tough and competitive.

Examination Paper Pattern of CAT 2018:

S. No.

Section

Number of Questions

Duration in minutes

1

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

34

60

2

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

32

60

3

Quantitative Ability

34

60

Total

100

180

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The top IIM’s that candidates can get into after clearing CAT 2017:

Post Graduate Programmes in Management:

Institutes: Programmes: Website Addresses:
IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP www.iima.ac.in
IIM Amritsar PGP www.iimamritsar.ac.in
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM www.iimb.ac.in
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP www.iimbg.ac.in
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Jammu PGP www.iiml.ac.in/jammu
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Nagpur PGP www.iimnagpur.ac.in
IIM Raipur PGP, PGPWE www.iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGDM, PGDHRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak PGP, EPGP, EPGPX www.iimrohtak.ac.in
IIM Sambalpur PGP www.iimsambalpur.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX www.iimshillong.in
IIM Sirmaur PGP www.iimsirmaur.ac.in
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM www.iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur PGP www.iimu.ac.in
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP www.iimv.ac.in

State Level MBA’s:

Using MAHCET as an example, we illustrate how most of the state level MBA’s have a similar Exam pattern.

Examination Paper Pattern of MAH CET 2017:

S.No. Topic No. of

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Marks per

Question

Total

Marks

1 Logical Reasoning 75 75 1 200
2 Abstract Reasoning 25 25 1
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 1
4 Verbal Ability/Reading

Comprehension

50 50 1

State level MBA’s :

State level MBA Examinations

MAHCET Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
UPSEE Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination
ICET Integrated Common Entrance Test
KMAT Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
Odisha JEE Odisha Joint Entrance Examination
TANCET Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test
MP MBA Admission Madhya Pradesh MBA Admissions
RMAT Rajasthan Management Aptitude Test
CUSAT Cochin University of Science and technology
PAM CAT GNDU, Amritsar/ PTU, Jalandhar/Punjab University Patiala
GCET Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board
HPCMAT Himachal Pradesh Combined Management Aptitude Test
UPES MET UPES Management Entrance Test
PTU- MET Punjab university management entrance test
KIITEE KIIT University, Orissa

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Comparison and the Pros and Cons of CAT Vs State level MBA’s:

CAT continue to preferred choice of students who are very bright. CAT is a very difficult exam and it is certainly no cakewalk to get into IIM’s or any of the top 100 B-Schools. In comparison, the State level MBA’s are much easier and are meant even for average students. It is to be noted that passing out of IIM’s means fat pay packages unlike state level MBA’s that do not pay as much. For most students, State level MBA’s seem to be a preferred choice as it is ideal and feasible for the Indian middle class to study and pass state level MBA’s. The IIM’s are very difficult to get into as it is meant for those who are both academically bright, intellectually sharp and also have good financial backing. The fees of IIMs are more compared to those of state level MBA’s

On a finer note, a pass out of IIM has far more advantages over State level MBA’s. However, State level MBAs too are doing a good job. Few people pass out of the IIMs every year, in comparison, lakhs of students pass out of MBA colleges all over India.

There are several reasons one might not get into IIMs as the filtering process is very stringent as they consider academic,records of a person as only the brightest students are offered a seat in IIM. The IIMs are elite Business schools, while the average Indian middle class can certainly afford a state level MBAs as these too offer a lot of career options.

Finally, lets not underestimate the State level MBA’s as lakhs of students pass out of them and find lucrative jobs and make good careers.

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