List of Entrance Exams after Graduation

Are you a graduate and puzzled which field of career to choose? well , here we bring you a list of few of the competitive entrance exams for Post Graduate courses and government/ non-government jobs that you are eligible for and can be attempted for a great career ahead.


Entrance Exams after Graduation


We have compiled a list of top entrance exams after Gratuation for Masters courses and jobs. Some of the below mentioned entrance exams are conducted at the All India level (National Level) while others at the State Level or colleges conduct their own entrance exams.


Also See : Competitive Exams after 12th


AFCAT : This is an All India level defence recruitment exam to select candidates for Air force. AFCAT is held twice a year, for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 


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UPSC CDS: The Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) is another defence recruitment all India level entrance exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The exam is held twice a year for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Indian Air Force (IAF) Academy.


Indian Army University Entry Scheme :  

Indian Army recruites unmarried Male B.E/ B.Tech Graduates for Grant of Permanent Commission in the Indian Army for University Entry Scheme (Pre Final year) Course at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun & Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai. Age Limit: 18 to 24  years as on 01 July of the respective year. The Selection Process includes Screening Test at respective Command HQ. Candidates must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards. For Complete info Click here


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Entrance Exams for Jobs after Graduation



NEET: The National Eligibility- cum- Entrance Test (NEET-PG) is an all India level entrance exam for graduate students who wish to study postgraduate medical course (MD/ MS) in government or private medical colleges of India. It is conducted by the NATBOARD.


JIPMER PG Medical Entrance Exam: Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) PG Entrance Exam is conducted for admission to MD / MS course. This medical entrance exam is conducted once in a year.

Also See Other PG Medical Entrance Exams


PGIMER MD, MS Entrance Exam: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS) Courses. Admission to various MD/MS courses conducted at the Institute is made twice a year. The admission to the above courses of the Institute is made on merit on all India basis, by holding an entrance exam by the Institute, after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The sessions commence from first January and first July each year The Institute follows a residency service-cum-training scheme. Candidates admitted to MD/MS Courses are called Junior Residents.


Combined Medical Services Examination : UPSC conducts computer based combined medical examination for recruitment to the services and posts of Assistant Medical Officer in railways, Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service, junior scale posts in central health services, etc. For admission to the examination, you should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. examination.


NEET-MDS : NEET-MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various Post Graduate MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948. NEET-MDS is a single window entrance examination for Dental PG courses. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses as per Dentists Act, 1948.


Common Admission Test (CAT): Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) every year. It is an all India level entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programmes in the management courses offered by the IIMs as well as many management institutes all across the country. The CAT percentage differs from college to college.


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT): Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted for admission to all management programmes approved by AICTE and it is an all-India level entrance exam held once in a year. CMAT is also conducted by AICTE in foreign countries for NRIs/PIOs and foreign nationals seeking admission in B- Schools in India.


Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT): Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admissions in management courses of different management colleges all across India.


The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT): Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) conducts an entrance exam for graduates held by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for their institutes in New Delhi and Kolkata. See IIFT Entrance Exam


Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP): Symbiosis National Aptitude ( SNAP) Test is a common entrance test for admission to all the institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. >> See SNAP Test


NMAT: NMAT entrance test is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council for admission to all the management courses of NMIMS Mumbai and the PGDM courses of NMIMS Bengaluru and Hyderabad.


Management Aptitude Test (MAT): Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS) on quarterly basis for admission to MBA programmes in various  participating management colleges.


Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET): MH-CET is conducted for graduates seeking admissions in MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM in Government University Departments, University managed and unaided institutes in the state of Maharashtra.


IBSAT: IBSAT is an online entrance test for graduates seeking admission in the nine Indian Business Schools at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Pune. The test is conducted in 100 Test Centres across India.


ATMA: AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is an MBA Entrance Exam in India. The exam is conducted by the Association of Indian Management School for PGDM/ MBA/ MCA/ PGCM courses. Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India approves this exam for various post graduate management courses.


UPSEE: Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow will conduct the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) for admission to 1st year of B.Tech/ B.Pharm/ B.Arch/ BHMCT/ BFAD/ MBA/ MCA/MAM and 2nd year of B.Tech /B.Pharm/MCA (Lateral Entry) Programs.


ICET: Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET) is conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education for admission into the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) & Lateral entry into Second year of Master of Computer Application (MCA) Programs in University Colleges and their affiliated colleges.


KMAT: KMAT Kerala MBA Entrance Test Notification – KMAT Kerala will be conducted by the University of Kerala for the candidates seeking admission to various MBA Courses. The online applications are invited for the MBA Entrance Examination.


Odisha JEE: Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is the State Level Entrance Test of Odisha State, which is controlled by the State Govt. This entrance test is conducted for admission to various courses in Private & Governmental Medical, Engineering & Management Institutions of Odisha.


TANCET: TANCET Notification – Applications for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu from candidates who seek admission to (i) MBA (ii) MCA, and (iii) M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan Degree Programs.


CUSAT: Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts entrance exam for admission to various academic programs of the University. All admissions are on the basis of online Common Admission Test (CAT) or online Lateral Entry Test (LET) or Departmental Admission Test (DAT) conducted by the University

Admission to MBA Program is based on C-MAT (AICTE) / MAT (AIMA) / CAT (IIM) score, GD & Interview and for M.Tech GATE score.


HPMAT: Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test acronym as HPU MAT is University level exam conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) to admission to the candidates in the MBA Programs of different Universities of the HP and institutes affiliated to these Universities.


UPES MET: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) conducts UPES MET for the admission of candidates in MBA Courses. The candidates interested in studying Management from UPES can apply now.


KIITEE: KIIT Entrance Examination (KIITEE) is the All India Entrance Examination conducted by (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) (KIIT University), Bhubaneswar for admission into following courses of the University. The notification for KIIT University Entrance Exam KIITEE has been announced.


See all MBA Entrance Exam Notifications and Dates


For overseas Universities

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT): GMAT, a computer-based entrance exam for admissions in more than 2100 foreign universities. It is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). It is the selection criteria for admission into different graduate management programmes, including MBA, Master of Finance programmes, Master of Accountancy abroad.


Graduate Record Examinations (GRE): GRE is conducted for graduates seeking admission in various business schools situated in the US and other countries. The test is conducted and managed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in more than 700 centres in over 160 countries.


For MTech, ME and MA

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): GATE is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. It is a national level entrance examination for admissions in MTech and ME courses in different colleges.


Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM): IIT JAM is conducted on an all-India level by Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science for admission to M.Sc., Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. and other post-graduate degree programmes at the IITs and also the integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc.


CEED : Common Entrance Exam for Design is an all India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. The objective of CEED is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design, involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, and communication skills. Its a post Graduate concern for Engineering based subjects.

HSEE by IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination or HSEE is a national level entrance test conducted every year by IIT Madras for admission to the master programme offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the Institute.

Also See : M.Sc Entrance Exams

Law Entrance Exam

LSAT India: The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a worldwide Level Law Entrance Examination. LSAT exam is organized to offer admission into various Law Colleges/Institutions of India and Foreign Countries.

CLAT: The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted annually for admission to Nineteen (19) National Law Universities for their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs. CLAT Exam is taken after Class 12th for admission to integrated undergraduation programmes in Law and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws (LL.M) programmes conducted by these law universities.

Also See: Law Entrance Exam

For Government Jobs

Civil Services Examination (CSE): A nationwide competitive examination CSE is conducted for graduates by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to Civil Services in Government of India including  Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS).


Indian Engineering Services Exam

Abbreviated as the civil services recruitment exam that meets the need for technical and managerial functions of Government. The Government of India recruits its civil servants and officials on the basis of merit, the middle management positions in the bureaucracy are buried through competitive exams. IES officers are selected by the union government on the recommendations made by the UPSC. A combined three-stage competitive examination (comprising five tests), called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services.


Indian Economic Service Examination (IES): IES is an administrative civil service examination for graduates with Economics/Statistics that includes Grade A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India.


Indian Statistical Service Examination (ISS): ISS is another examination for Statistics/Mathematics/Economics graduates to get recruited as Grade IV officers of the services of Indian Statistic.


Check out complete list of UPSE Exam Notifications


B.Ed. Common Entrance Test (EdCET): EdCET is a B.Ed common entrance test for graduates conducted by different states after which the candidates can apply for teaching jobs in private and government schools. Also See other B.Ed Entrance Exams.

Also see : Teacher Eligibility Test Notification

Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR): ICAR is an entrance exam that a science graduate can appear seeking admission in post-graduation in agriculture related studies in Indian Universities.

CTET Exam: CBSE CTET – The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will be conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for a candidate to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII.


For Banking Jobs

SBI PO Exams: State Bank of India conducts this exam for the recruitment of Probationary officers (PO). Candidates graduated from any stream can appear for this exam.


IBPS PO/Management Trainee Exams: IBPS PO CWE is a national level Bank PO exam conducted by the Institute of Bank Personnel Selection (IBPS) for hiring PO and MT in public sector banks.


IBPS Clerk Exams: This clerical entrance exam is conducted for recruitment of clerks in public and private sector banks, except SBI.


National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD): NABARD conducts this admission exam for graduates seeking positions as Development Officers and others in the bank.


RBI Grade A and Grade B Exams:   An entrance exam for graduates conducted by the Reserve Bank of India to recruit Grade A and B officers.


ICICI PO Exams: ICICI Bank PO exams is for Indian Nationals for appointment of Probationary Officer. ICICI Bank Probationary Officers Recruitment includes one-year training programme on selection.


See other Bank PO Exams


For Insurance Jobs

L.I.C/ G.I.C Competitive Exams: Another exam for graduates to get jobs in various positions in Life Insurance and General Insurance Companies including L.I.C Officers’ Exam, G.I.C Officers’ Exam, L.I.C Development Officers’ Exam, G.I.C. Assistants Exam etc.

OICL Oriental Insurance AO Recruitment : The Oriental Insurance Company Limited., a leading Public Sector General Insurance Company & wholly owned by Government of India, invites applications for recruitment of 300 (Three Hundred) Officers in Scale I cadre from open market

National Insurance NICL Recruitment for AO (Generalist): NICL (National Insurance Company Limited) has published the official Notification for the Recruitment of 205 Administrative Officers under the Scale-I Grade

Eligible candidates can apply online for the above recruitment from the official website of National Insurance Company Limited – Click here

NICL is the subsidiary of General Insurance Company Limited. Recently it has published the notification for Recruitment of Administrative officer as a Generalist under the Grade of Officer Scale-I


CLAT PG Exams: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance test conducted to select candidates for National Law Universities  for the admissions to their post graduate course. It is conducted by a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country.


SSC Combined Graduate Level Exams: SSC is a Short Service Commission Combined Graduate Level Exams for graduates from any recognised university. Candidates with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics degree as a compulsory subject or elective subject are eligible. If qualified, a candidate can recruited as Sub-inspector, Tax assistants, Auditor offices, Accountant, and other assistant level positions


Railway jobs test: This an exam conducted by Indian Railways for graduates seeking jobs of ticket examiner, clerk, non-technical posts, Group C and Group D departments etc.

This is going to be a huge list if we include each and every entrance exam for admission to post graduate courses in India.

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Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination : On behalf of the participating Universities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University holds Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination in the month of May for admission to M.Sc. (Biotechnology); (2) M.Sc.Agri./M.V.Sc(Biotechnology) and (3) M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programmes being offered by various participating Universities.


JGEEBILS : The Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS) for Biology is also called the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS). The results are used to provide admissions in graduate programs and are offered to students with degrees in basic sciences, engineering and medicine.


Geologists Exam  : Geologists exam is Conducted by UPSC for recruitment to the following two categories of posts.

Category 1. Geologist (junior) Group A

Assistant Geologist, Group B in the geology survey of India

Category 2 Junior Hydro geologist Group A

Assistant Hydrogeologist Group B in the central groundwater board (CGWB)


Also See: Geology Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects


FDDI All India Selection Test : Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) takes a Computer based entrance test (Math, English, reasoning/General science & GK) for its various programs at UG and PG Level. For PG courses students with valid CAT/ MAT/XAT scores also eligible. The entrance is conducted in June and the last date for registration is usually in second week of May.


10+2 pass students with 50% marks or more from a recognized board are eligible.


National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad : Entrance Test for admission to M Sc Apllied Nutrition is conducted by NIN, Affiliated to NTR University of Health Sciences. MBBS / B Sc Home Science / B Sc Nutrition / B Sc Nursing / B Sc Bio Chemistry can apply.


Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad Entrance Test ( MICAT ) : Entrance Test for admission to Post Graduate Program in Management equivalent to MBA is conducted by MICA. MICAT is a comprehensive test that assesses Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, logical reasoning, divergent thinking, written communication skills, creativity potential and general awareness covering media, marketing, advertising and business Graduates in any discipline can apply.


TISS Mumbai MA Entrance Test : TISS Mumbai National Entrance Test TISS-NET is conducted by Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai for admissions to various programs offered at PG Level. The objective test will have questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency.


TANCET : TANCET is well known as Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Examination conducted by Anna University. By clearing this exam one can attain admission to M. Arch, M. Tech, M. Plan, MCA, ME and MBA. It is one of most popular entrance examination for Tamil Nadu’s candidates who want to pursue Master Degree in different professional courses.

The TANCET exam is basically divided into 4 sections like Quantitative Ability, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning and Computer awareness.

IIIT PG Entrance Exam : The PGEEE is conducted for Admission into M.Tech./M.S by Research/Ph.D./M.Phil./Post B.Sc./PG Diploma Programmes at IIIT Hyderabad in the areas of Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering, VLSI and Computer Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Computer Aided Structural Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computational Natural Sciences (Dual-Degree & MSc), IT in Building Sciences, Spatial Informatics (Remote Sensing and GIS) and Humanities.


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