Only those students who have CMAT scores are eligible for pursuing MBA programmes. CMAT is the only test for admission in MBA programmes in AICTE approved institutions and University Departments in the State. All students pursuing MBA admissions in AICTE approved institutions and State Universities shall have to be registered for CMAT 2013-14.
According to the sources form the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) confirmed that the only CMAT scores are accepted for admission to the MBA management programmes across the state.
All the aspiring candidates should have to register for the CMAT entrance exam from 2013-14. AICTE will conduct the CMAT exam twice a year, in which candidates can register for both the time. The best score of the two exams will be considered for the admissions. AICTE will release the merit list of CMAT and will be used for the allotment of seats for the academic year 2013-14.
The CMAT Feb 2013 registration has been closed, so aspirants have to wait for the September notification for register to the CMAT exam.
Presently AICTE is conducting the CMAT in three centres in Karnatka are in Bangalore, Mysore and Gulbarga. "Till this academic year, PGCET was conducted by the Visvesvayara Technological University and the seat allotment process and counseling carried by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)", said a senior official.
Further, Karnataka Examinations Authority may take all necessary action to comply with the directions of AICTE in this regard.
With the latest addition, the states that have already notified CMAT as the official exam for their state university MAB Programs are: Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Haryana and Karnataka.