Though CMAT aims to replace all state entrance exams in the coming years, many examining bodies have decided to continue with their entrance tests. The association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducting a national level entrance test for admission to management courses is planning to conduct exams every alternate month to help students.
Sources from AIMS disclosed that nearly 9000 to 10,000 applicants write AIMS test every year. Presently, AIMS conducts 4 tests, out of which 1 is paper pencil based and 3 are online tests introduced last year. In addition to this, the institutes under AIMS will also accept CMAT scores in addition to AIMS test scores for admissions. The state level MHCET exam for admission to B-Schools has already been scrapped off from 2013 by the State Government. The B-Schools in Maharashtra will be accepting students on basis of CMAT scores from the next academic year.
Many other states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala have also decided to accept CMAT from 2013.