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Those who want to take admission in any B-School of the country need to take management entrance test. IIMs, XLRI and other top B-Schools have announced the dates for entrance exams and registration process. The registration process for entrance exam will commence from next month. Those who want to appear in top entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, IIFT and SNAP should start searching for details related to application process and other details related to registration process. It will be easy for any aspirant to fill the form if he/she is well aware of the process of filling the application form and registration.


EXAM NameSectionNo. of questionsExam DurationDifficulty LevelNegative MarkingRegistration start & end dateExam Date
CAT4 Sections: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR)Total: 60 Questions140 MinutesModerate1/4 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer30th July, 2012 to 19th September, 201211th October, 2012 to 6th November, 2012
XAT4 Sections: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)English Language Ability & Logical Reasoning (ELA & LR)

Data Sufficiency (DS)

Essay Writing (EW)

Total: 85 Questions120 MinutesDifficult1/4 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer20th August, 2012 to 30th November, 20126th January, 2013
NMAT3 Sections:Language Skills

Quantitative Skills

Logical Skills

Total: 120 Questions120 MinutesModerateNo Negative marking11th July 2012, to 25th September, 2012*
Late Registration:* 26th September, 2012 to 4th October, 2012
11th October, 2012 to 19th December, 2012
CMAT4 Sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI)Logical Reasoning (LR)

Language Comprehension (LC)

General Awareness (GA)

Total: 120 Questions180 MinutesModerateNo Negative marking3rd August, 2012 to 2nd September, 201227th September, 2012 to 1st October, 2012
IIFT6 Sections: Quantitative Ability (QA)Reading Comprehension (RC)

English Usage (EU)

Data Interpretation (DI)

Logical Reasoning (LR)

General Awareness (GA)

Total: 120 Questions120 minutesDifficult1/3 negative marking for each wrong answer20th August, 2012 to 3rd September, 201225th November, 2012
SNAP4 Sections: General English (GE)Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (QA, DI & DS)

Analytical & Logical Reasoning (AR & LR)

General Awareness (GA)

Total: 150 Questions120 minutesModerateNo negative marking

Once you will complete the registration process and downloading of the admit card, the next step will be to understand the examination pattern. The exam patterns of most of the exams are more or less same, but there are small differences which a student must know before appearing in the exam. While preparing for these exams students must keep these minor differences in mind and prepare accordingly. Below is the list of top six MBA entrance exams and their exam pattern.

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