The six-day online exam window for the first of the two Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admissions to the MBA and postgraduate management courses for academic year 2013-14, will open from Thursday. The tests will be conducted from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at the designated exam centres every day till October 1.
CMAT, introduced by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is the only test for admission to MBA programs at AICTE-approved institutions and university departments of all states and is one of the five nationally-recognised tests for the postgraduate management programmes across the country.
The AICTE has decided to conduct CMAT twice every year and the first of these tests for AY 2013-14 will commence from Thursday at 64 cities across the country. Students will be eligible to appear in both the tests and the best of two scores will be used for admission. A merit list will be provided to the state governments for effecting admissions to the institutes that are part of the CMAT scheme.
Online registration for the CMAT (first) exam had opened on August 3 and continued till September 2, following which the AICTE had extended the registration process till September 7 owing to late notifications issued by some of the state governments.
Source: Times of India