CMAT is a common entrance exam for all those management institutes in India who are AICTE approved as well running MBA and post graduate diploma in management courses. This entrance exam has been designed to reduce the extra burden of students who aspire to enroll themselves for management courses. Now students do not need to worry about appearing in different entrance exams for each institute, rather they need to prepare themselves for CMAT to get admission in top management colleges which comes under AICTE approval. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced the dates for the first national level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2012) for admissions in all the programs for the year 2012-2013. The AICTE-CMAT 2012 was planned to be conducted in 61 cities in the last week of February. Nearly, 2.5 lakh candidates were expected to participate in the first AICTE-CMAT 2012.
The exam scores will be valid for admission to 4,000 management colleges in India except the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). The management colleges are expected to mention the number of candidates that will take admission through CMAT 2012. Based on their results in the CMAT exam, candidates can now apply to all the CMAT 2012 colleges that are considering CMAT scores for admissions. Top b-schools that are accepting the CMAT scores are still working on a strategy to incorporate the new test in their admissions processes. The list of CMAT 2012 colleges that would accept the CMAT scores in 2012 has been by declared by AICTE on the CMAT website. Some of the reputed CMAT 2012 colleges. Approximately 1.6 lacs seats will be available across the country through the CMAT. Graduates with 50% marks in any discipline and final year students of graduate courses can apply for CMAT examination.
The CMAT is a 3 hours online exam. The exam consists of 4 sections – Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Data Interpretation and General Awareness. Each section will contain 25 questions of total 100 marks. There will be a negative marking system where 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
For more information on AICTE-CMAT 2012 candidates can log onto www.aicte-cmat.in