AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development CET

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AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Courses:MBA , PGDM
  • Streams:Commerce, Management

AICTE MBA/ PGDM IEV 2023: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

Updated On - January 31 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 application form for admission will be released in online mode, the official notification will be released soon. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved 15 Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to offer admission into a 2-year full-time MBA / PGDM program in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Development (IEV). Candidates seeking admission in these programms are advised to go through complete article to know more about AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Development CET 2023. 

Latest Updates

Candidates need to go through CMAT 2023 as (5th) section is on “Innovation & Entrepreneurship” with 25 questions for 30 minutes’ duration has been included for students wishing to take admission to MBA/PGDM in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Venture Development (IEV). 

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Exam Status

Following table shows the exam status of AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023.


AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development CET 2023 Status

Official notification is yet to release

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Exam Dates

The candidates can check important dates regarding AICTE MBA/PGDM common entrance test 2023 below in the given table:

AICTE MBA/PGDM CET 2023 Schedule
EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
Availability of application formTo be Announced
Last date to applyTo be Announced
Availability of admit cardTo be Announced
Exam dateTo be Announced
Declaration of Result & List of eligible candidates for PITo be Announced
Personal interview by respective institutesTo be Announced
Final admission and commencement of classTo be Announced

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Application Form

The candidates can apply for AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development Common Entrance Test 2023 be following the below-mentioned steps:

  • The candidates must apply online on the official website only.
  • Before applying must ensure the minimum eligibility requirements of the exam.
  • To fill the form candidates must have to register themselves.
  • Aspirants must fill valid details only in the form like contact number, email id, educational details, etc.
  • To complete the form applicants must deposit the online registration fee as per the guidelines of the authority.
  • Once the form will be completed the candidates must get the printout of it for all further references.

AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Development 2023 Application Fee

All payments towards the registration fee to be made through online mode only. The fee details can be checked below in the given table:

AICTE MBA/PGDM CET 2023 Enrollment Fee
CategoryOnline Examination Fee
General/ OBC Male CandidatesRs 500/-
All Female Candidates Rs 250/-
SC/ ST/EBC/PWD Candidates Rs 250/-
Mode of Payment
  • The candidates can pay the application fee using a debit card/credit card.

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum academic eligibility for a candidate to apply for this program is given below in the points:

  •  A candidate should be a graduate in any discipline of course (10+2+3) / (10+2+4) / (10+3+3) with at least 50% Marks.
  • UG candidates who are waiting for the final result also can apply by clicking “Final Result Awaited” and upload a self-undertaking that he/she will furnish a certificate to institute at the time of the personal interview.
  • Preferably candidates for this program should have an entrepreneurial mindset and ideas, passion for innovation, and strong determination to build and run a startup as a career. 

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Exam Pattern 

The candidates can check below for AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development 2023 exam pattern & syllabus:

Exam modeOnline via Proctored mode
Questions TypeObjective and Multiple choice (MCQ)
Number of Questions150 
Duration 90 Minutes (10.30 AM to 12.30 PM)
 Exam MediumEnglish

Guidelines for Common Entrance Test for MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development Course (IEV – 2023)

Since the common entrance is an online proctored exam, the candidates need to follow the points given below while appearing for the exam:

  • The candidates must have a window 10, 2 GB RAM, Core 2 Duo, 20 GB Free HDD Space in ‘C’ drive, Single plus and play color Web Camera and Microphone with the proper drivers installed and working.
  • Only a single LAN cable on the test node machine and internet with automatic connect and 5 Mbps downloading and uploading bandwidth is suitable. If the candidates will use the laptop for the test, then, it should have an in-built camera with mic and wi-fi.
  • Anti-virus & Windows defender services should be disabled.
  • The screening server and sleep mode should be off.
  • The connection must be proper. There should be no losses connections at test node machines like – VGA cable, power cable, LAN connection.
  • The LAN wire must be connected properly and the network must also be enabled.
  • The monitor driver must be at a single node machine.
  • DHCP server connections must be also switched off.

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Syllabus

The questions will be asked from innovation, entrepreneurship, IPR, startup under the following sections

  • Quantitative Aptitude/Business Mathematics
  • Awareness of Business/Start-up Affairs
  • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Psychometric Assessment. 

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development 2023 (CET) is expected to be out on 31 August 2023 online at the official website.

  • The candidates must download the same before the exam.
  • Also, it should be provided for verification purposes when asked.
  • The admit card will have all the details about the exam like the name of the candidate, exam name, duration, time, etc.


The authority will display AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Development 2023 CET result online on the official website expectedly on 10 September 2023.

  • The candidates will have to check the result online.
  • They will have to log in with their login credentials to check the same.
  • Those who will qualify the exam will only be called for Personal Interview by Respective Institutes.
  • The list of eligible candidates for PI will also be displayed along with the result only.

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Final Selection

Each Institute will carry out GD/PI separately for the eligible/shortlisted candidates from 11 - 15 September 2023. The institutes will display GD/PI dates & time in the institute’s webpage and also communicate to candidates immediately after the result announcement regarding GD/PI those have opted their institute for admission. 

 The final selection of a candidate will be based on performance on the following components with weights.

Components Weightage
Registration: Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendation & Innovative Idea 10%
Registration: Previous experience and Achievement in the area of Innovation, IPR, and Start-up10%
Performance in CET-IE40%
Personal Interview 40%

List of Institutes who are Offering MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development

AICTE has approved below listed 15 Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) that will offer MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Development courses for this sessio

InstitutesCity & StateIEV ProgramSeat Intake
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of IndiaAhmedabad, GujaratPGDM30
New Delhi Institute of ManagementNew Delhi, DelhiPGDM30
C.V Raman Global UniversityBhubaneswar, OdishaMBA30
Graphic Era Deemed to be UniversityDehradun, UttarakhandMBA30
Rathinam College of Arts & ScienceCoimbatore, Tamil NaduMBA30
Netaji Subhas University of
New Delhi, DelhiMBA30
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala
R and D Institute of Science & Technology
Morai, Tamil NaduMBA30
Manav Rachna International
Institute of Research & Studies
Faridabad, HaryanaMBA30
Pondicherry Engineering CollegePuducherryMBA30
Dayalbagh Educational Institute – Department of ManagementAgra, Uttar PradeshMBA30
Techno India University, West BengalKolkata, West BengalMBA30
Kumaraguru College of TechnologyCoimbatore, Tamil NaduMBA30
S.R Engineering CollegeWarangal, TelanganaMBA30
Graduate School of Management StudiesAhmedabad, GujaratMBA30
Dr. MGR Educational and Research InstituteChennai, Tamil NaduMBA30

AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV 2023 Highlights

The candidates can check below in the table summary of AICTE CET 2023:

AICTE MBA/PGDM CET 2023 Basic Details
Exam nameAICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development CET 2023
Conducting bodyALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (A Statutory Body of the Government of India)
Level National 
Frequency Once a year
AICTE Official website
PurposeTo offer admission into 2 years’ full-time PGDM / MBA program in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (IEV) 

About AICTE 

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under the Department of Higher Education, MHRD. AIHMCT has been ranked as the 2nd best hotel management institute by PAN India Pvt. Ltd. It was formulated in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later, in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament. AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical and management education system in India.

It is assisted by 10 Statutory Boards of Studies, namely, UG Studies in Eng. & Tech., PG and Research in Eng. and Tech., Management Studies, Vocational, Technical, Pharmaceutical Education, Architecture, Hotel Management, and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Town, and Country Planning. 

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AICTE MBA/PGDM IEV Important Dates

Form Date01 Jan - 31 Mar 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card09 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date15 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
Result21 May 2023 (Tentative)

AICTE MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development CET Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

90 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



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Form Start Date:

01 Jan 2023

Form End Date:

31 Mar 2023

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