CMAT is the official entrance exam for admission into MBA management programmes in 12 states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Haryana and Karnataka. The state governments officially announced CMAT is their official test. In addition, many b-schools offering PGDM programmes will also be using CMAT scores.
Around 3.5 lakh seats in 3,700 institutes across the country offering PGDM and MBA programmes will be filled by CMAT score. Among which around 20,000 seats are in 300 institutes offering PGDM programmes.
The biggest benefits of CMAT scores, currently are those students who intend to take admissions into MBA programs falling under state universities. Already 12 states across the country officially announced that they will consider CMAT scores for their management programmes admissions in AICTE affiliated institutions.
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Delay in admissions in Maharashtra:
The admission process to the Master in Management Studies (MMS) programs at business schools across Maharashtra is likely to be delayed this year due to the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) scheduled for May 2013, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra confirmed today.
"All students who are appearing for the May 2013 CMAT have equal right to be a part of the admission process to b-schools in the state," Dr Mahajan said. He added that the DTE will take a final decision in the matter by the end of this month.
"Almost 67,000 students have registered for the test. Institutes should keep this in mind before framing their admission strategies," he told this reporter.
But even outside Maharashtra, not all b-schools are willing to toe that line. Prof Easwer Krishna Iyer, who manages admissions for Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai said that his school's candidates had already been told that the dates of the May 2013 CMAT made it impossible for the institute to consider its scores for admission to the coming academic year.