B-Schools accepting both CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 scores for admission

With 71 non-IIMs accepting CAT 2017 score, and 145 non-XAMI members accepting XAT 2018 score, there is a high chance that many good b-schools will end up accepting both test scores for admission. Read on to find out.


The notifications for the two most important management entrance tests in India, that is - Common Admission Test or CAT 2017 and Xavier Aptitute Test or XAT 2018 are out!  Here is a quick summary of the timelines of the application and test dates. 



CAT 2017

XAT 2018

Application Start Date 9th August, 2017 16th August, 2017
Application End Date 20th September, 2017 (5:00 pm) 30th November, 2017
Application Fee General Category & NC-OBC: Rs. 1,800; SC/ST/PwD Category: Rs. 900 Registration Fee (without late fee): Rs. 1,650 or
Registration Fee (with late fee): Rs. 2,000

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay Rs. 300 (or Rs. 500 with late fee) as additional fee
Test Date 26th November, 2017 7th January, 2018 (10:00 am to 01:35 pm)


This year, a total of 91 B-schools (including 20 IIMs)  are 'officially' accepting CAT 2017 scores for admission to their MBA/PGP or equivalent post-graduate management programs.  Although, the number of b-schools 'officially' accepting CAT scores has come down this year, the same is expected to increase as more institutes join in.  On the other hand, there are 156 B-schools (including 11 XAMI members) that are open to accept XAT 2018 for admission to these programs.  


As a result of overlap, there are several good b-schools that are accepting both CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 scores for admission to their post-graduate management programs.  Here is the list (in alphabetical order) - 


Sr. No.

Institutes accepting both CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 scores


1 AIMS Institute of Higher Education (AIMS Institutes) Bangalore
2 Alliance University Bangalore
3 Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune
4 Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) Greater Noida
5 Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) Patna
6 Development Management Institute (DMI) Patna
7 Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) Gandhinagar
8 Flame School of Business (FLAME University) Pune
9 Fore School of Management New Delhi 
10 Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi 
11 Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Panaji
12 Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)  Bhopal
13 Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore
14 Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR) Chittoor
15 Institute for Technology and Management (IMT) Navi Mumbai
16 Institute of Finance & International Management (IFIM) Bangalore
17 Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand Anand
18 International School of Management Excellence (ISME) Bangalore
19 ISBR Business School Bangalore
20 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore Indore
21 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur Jaipur
22 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida Noida
23 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow Lucknow
24 K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research Mumbai
25 Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) Harihar
26 MICA - The School of Ideas Ahmedabad
27 Myra School of Business Mysore
28 National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune
29 New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi
30 Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool) Mumbai
31 S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai
32 School of Petroleum Management, PDPU Gandhinagar
33 SCMS Cochin School of Business Cochin
34 Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) Secunderabad
35 T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal
36 VIT University Vellore
37 Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, (VIPS) Technical Campus New Delhi
38 Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Xavier University Bhubaneshwar



 This list is likely to increase, as more institutes join in.