ACAT 2024 - Amrita Common Aptitude Test

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), will conduct Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) 2024 on March 2 and 3, 2024 at the national level for MBA admission 2024 in all the 5 campuses of Amrita School of Business at Amritapuri (Kollam), Amravati, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Kochi.  ACAT 2024 will be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT).

 

Amrita School of Business MBA Admission 2024 Open - Apply Now

 

Amrita University is one of the top ranked universities in India in NIRF Rankings 2023 and is an Institute of Eminence declared by Govt of India. It is educating a student population of over 20,000 by 1700+ strong faculty. Amrita offers more than 200 UGPG and  Ph.D.  programs in Engineering, Management, Medical & Life Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) 2024 will lead to MBA admission 2024 in all the management institutes affiliated to Amrita University. 

Latest Update
  • Amrita University last date to Apply for ACAT: Feb 26, 2024
  • ACAT Exam Dates: March  2 and 3, 2024
  • ACAT 2024 Exam Duration: 150 Minutes
  • Total Questions in ACAT 2024: 100
  • Amrita University will also accept the scores of CAT 2023, MAT 2023 & 2024, XAT, CMAT & NMAT for MBA admission 2024
  • Top MBA Colleges Accepting ACAT 2024 Score are the 5 campuses of Amrita School of Business located at Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Amravati, Coimbatore and Kochi

Read below all about the ACAT 2024 conducted by Amrita University for MBA admission 2024 - What is ACAT, Highlights and USPs of Amrita MBA Colleges accepting ACAT 2024 Exam score, ACAT exam pattern, and other details.

 

Table of Contents

  1. 1. What is Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT)?
  2. 2. Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024 Highlights
  3. 3. Top MBA Colleges Accepting ACAT 2024 Score
  4. 4. Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) Pattern 2024  
  5. 5. ACAT 2024 Syllabus
  6. 6. How to Prepare for Amrita ACAT Exam 2024?  
  7. 7. Post ACAT Selection Process For Admission to Amrita MBA Programme 
  8. 8. Test Based Scholarships by Amrita 
  9. 9. Amrita University MBA: Key USPs 
  10. 10. Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024 Important Dates  

1. What is Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) 2024?

  • 1.1 Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) is recently introduced exam for MBA admission in all the Business Schools affiliated to Amrita University. The ACAT 2024 is the first exam that will be conducted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) for MBA admission 2024. Last year Amrita University conducted Amrita MBA Entrance test.
  • 1.2 ACAT 2024 (Amrita Common Aptitude Test) will be of 2½ hours duration scheduled in March 2024.
  • 1.3 ACAT 2024 will have 100 MCQ type questions with negative marking
  • 1.4 Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) 2024 will evaluate the candidates in 4 areas -   Verbal Reasoning & Language Comprehension; Data Interpretation & Analysis; GK on Indian & Global Scenarios and Quantitative Aptitude. Each Area will have 25 questions. Apart from ACAT, the Amrita University will also accept the scores of CAT 2023, MAT 2023 & 2024, XAT, CMAT & NMAT for MBA admission 2024.
  • 1.5 ACAT 2024 will be conducted in 40+ cities across the country via Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Any eligible candidate desiring to join Amrita MBA can try their chance through AMET and even avail scholarships up to 100%.

2. Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2023 Highlights

ACAT 2024 Conducting Body
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) Date
March 2 & 3, 2024
Number of MBA colleges under ACAT 2024
5
Mode of Exam
Online computer based test of 2½  hours duration
Amrita Common Aptitude Test Application Fee
Rs.1500/-
ACAT 2024 Full Form
Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) 2024
Total Questions in ACAT 2024
100
Sectional Division of ACAT Exam 2024
4 Sections on Verbal Reasoning & Language Comprehension; Data Interpretation & Analysis; GK on Indian & Global Scenarios and Quantitative Aptitude 
Number of questions in Each Section
25
Type of Questions in ACAT 2024
MCQs
ACAT 2024 Scoring Pattern
+3 Mark for Correct answer, -1 mark for wrong answer
ACAT 2024 Exam Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Importance of Taking ACAT 2024 exam
Offers Admission opportunity in 5 B-Schools of Amrita University located at Amritapuri, Amravati, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Kochi
ACAT 2024 exam application process
Online

Amrita School of Business MBA Admission 2024 Open - Apply Now

 

3. Top MBA Colleges Accepting Amrita Common Aptitude Test Score   
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has introduced ACAT WEF academic session 2024-25 for MBA admission in its B-schools. All the five campuses of Amrita University (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) will accept ACAT 2024 score for MBA Admission 2024 as given below.

MBA College accepting ACAT 2024 score
Programs Offered
Admission Status
Amrita School of Business Coimbatore
MBA
Open
Amrita School of Business Amritapuri (Kollam)
MBA
Open
Amrita School of Business, Amravati (Guntur) Andhra Pradesh
MBA
Open
Amrita School of Business, Bengaluru
MBA/ MBA – MS Dual Degree program.
Open
Amrita School of Business, Kochi
MBA
Open

3.1 Amrita University MBA Colleges Key Highlights
Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, established in 1996, is one of the leading top 27 B-Schools in the country.  Key highlights and USPs of the campuses of Amrita School of Business, Amrita University are:

  • Multi-Campus, Multi Disciplinary University: Amrita is a multi campus and multi-disciplinary, research-intensive, private university with campuses at Coimbatore, Amritapuri (Kollam), Amravati, Bengaluru and Kochi.  
  • Highly Ranked: Amrita is ranked #7 in Govt of India, MHRD, NIRF Rankings 2023 among top 200 Universities and #15 overall among top 200 institutes in India. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore is ranked #30 among top 125 management institutes in India in Govt of India NIRF Rankings 2023-Management
  • National & International Accreditations: Amrita School of Business has prestigious AACSB International Accreditation, Gold Standard for Business Schools world over. Amrita is NAAC A++ Accredited
  • MBA Fees Lower than Top B-Schools: Amrita MBA tuition fees is moderate at Rs.13.50 lakhs for two years. The fee is lower than many top B-schools
  • Excellent Placement Record: Amrita MBA Placements have been consistently strong with 100% placement record. Amrita MBA placement 2023 have registered highest salary of Rs.24.84 LPA and average salary of Rs.8.98 LPA. More than 200 companies have recruited from Amrita School of Business. Some of the top recruiters include Amazon, Godrej, Byju’s Deloitte, TCS, Godrej, Philips, Zoho
  • World Class Faculty: Amrita has world class faculty drawn from IIMs, Harvard, Berkeley, University at Buffalo, New York Uni. (NYU), Florida State Uni. (FSU), University of Wisconsin-Madison, IIT, XLRI, LSE, ICAI and Cornell. 90+ Visiting Faculty with diverse Industry experience, offering a choice of over 40 Electives
  • Dual Degree MBA: Amrita offers dual degree MBA Program with University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA; Telecom Ecole de Management, France
  • International Immersion: Amrita has Student Exchange and Research Collaboration with Deakin University, Australia; University of Groningen; Faculty & Student Mobility under European Erasmus Mundus Program
  • World Class Facilities: Amrita provides world-class facilities with an exceptional skill added curriculum that will help the students to update on the latest marketing and business trends. ASB is the best place to develop and grow into an ethically global leader

4. Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024: Exam Pattern
ACAT 2024 exam pattern with sectional composition of questions and scoring pattern is shared below:

  • ACAT 2024 Exam Duration: 150 Minutes
  • Total Questions: 100
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Mode of ACAT 2024: Computer Based Test
  • ACAT 2024 Scoring Pattern: +3 Marks for each correct answer
  • ACAT 2024 Negative Marking: -1 Mark for each Wrong Answer

4.1 Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024: Sectional Composition
Amrita Common Aptitude Test Syllabus and Exam pattern with sectional composition is as below:

Section
No. of Questions
Total Marks
Verbal Reasoning & Language Comprehension
25
75
Data Interpretation & Analysis
25
75
General Knowledge on Indian & Global Scenarios
25
75
Quantitative Aptitude
25
75
Total
100
300

Important Note: Apart from ACAT 2024 score, the university will also accept the scores of CAT 2023, MAT 2023 & 2024, XAT, CMAT & NMAT.

 

5. ACAT 2024 Syllabus  
ACAT tests the applicant’s Aptitude in various domains critical for business management. The test is meticulously designed to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in quantitative techniques, logical reasoning, verbal ability, and general awareness. It is a comprehensive assessment, gauging the multidimensional capabilities essential for a successful managerial career. 

 

The ACAT exam structure is strategically crafted, aligning with the contemporary demands of the business landscape. Its sections challenge candidates to exhibit their quantitative prowess, analytical reasoning, and linguistic abilities. The general awareness segment also evaluates their understanding of current affairs, business trends, and global happenings – vital attributes for future business leaders navigating a dynamic world. 

 

6. How to Prepare for Amrita ACAT Exam 2024?  
ACAT preparation is based on your showcasing strategic thinking, problem-solving agility, and decision-making abilities within time constraints. While the ACAT exam sections and questions are not difficult to answer, you need a balanced preparation strategy with conceptual clarity, consistent practice, and time management which is pivotal to ace the exam well. 

 

As ACAT's emphasis on holistic evaluation goes beyond traditional academic metrics, it seeks individuals who exhibit intelligence, adaptability, resilience, and ethical decision-making qualities to groom exemplary business leaders in the corporate realm. 

 

7. Post ACAT Selection Process For Admission to Amrita MBA Programme 
Successfully clearing ACAT paves the way for admission to Amrita's MBA program. Known for its interdisciplinary curriculum, industry-relevant coursework, and faculty comprising seasoned academicians and industry experts, the MBA program at Amrita University fosters a nurturing environment where students evolve into well-rounded professionals equipped to tackle the complexities of the corporate world. Admission to Amrita MBA is based on your rank in ACAT 2024 or your scores in national tests such as CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, GMAT, or GRE. 

 

Amrita School of Business MBA Admission 2024 Open - Apply Now

 

8. Test Based Scholarships by Amrita 
Following scholarships are offered to toppers in the following tests:

  • Up to 100% fee waiver for ACAT toppers  
  • Up to 70% fee waiver for CAT toppers  
  • Up to 50% fee waiver for MAT toppers 

9. Amrita University MBA: Key USPs 

  • Ranked among the top 7 universities in India by NIRF, Amrita University is also accredited with the highest NAAC Grade of A++.  
  • Amrita School of Business, of Amrita University, is one of the top 30 schools in India. ASB, Coimbatore, is accredited by AACSB (USA), the global standard for B-Schools. It is 11th In India and is among the world's top 5% B schools Accredited with AACSB.  
  • Amrita University's MBA curriculum goes beyond classroom education. It integrates real-world experiences through industry interactions, internships, case studies, and experiential learning modules.  
  • This immersive approach hones students' practical skills, fostering a deep understanding of business dynamics and nurturing their leadership potential. It opens doors to an educational experience that transcends conventional boundaries, shaping individuals into competent, ethical, and visionary leaders ready to make a meaningful impact in the global business landscape. 

10. Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024 Important Dates  
The Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024 dates and the Amrita MBA admission dates are same. The important dates for Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024 are:

ACAT 2024 Activity
ACAT 2024 Dates
Amrita Common Admission Test Registration Start Date
October 2023
Amrita Common Admission Test Registration Fees
Rs.1500
Amrita Common Admission Test Registration Process
Online
ACAT 2024 Registration Last Date
February 26, 2024
Amrita Common Admission Test 2024 Exam Date
March 2, & 3, 2024
Amrita Common Admission Test 2024 Result date
March 2024 Last week

Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) 2024 eligibility criteria remain the same as the per the eligibility criteria of Amrita School of Business which is same for all the campuses. Amrita admission process and final selection process is also common for all the campuses. The performance in ACAT 2024/CAT/ XAT/CMAT/MAT and other acceptable exams will remain the basis for shortlisting in Amrita final selection process.   

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