This decision comes after a low turnout in the previous Common Management Aptitude Tests (CMAT) and recently the Supreme Court ruling that All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which made CMAT mandatory for MBA courses, was only an advisory body.
Earlier, KPPGCA hold the KMAT test on July 7, after the decision from the Supreme Court, test has been postponed to July 21.
"Only about 5,800 students have registered for the third special CMAT to be held on Sunday. We believe not many students will be able to take it as it clashes with university exams. Besides, the High Court on May 9 permitted us to conduct KMAT as prayed for in an interim order," said M Prakash, secretary of the association.
KMAT 2013 is conducted for admission in to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Application (MCA) programs offered by AICTE approved university affiliated Self Financing colleges and Private management colleges in Karnataka.
Basavaraj Kudachimutt, director, Bharatesh Education Trust's Global Business School said, " Candidates desirous to taking admission to MBA and MCA courses in 169 member colleges can appear for KMAT on July 21,"
"There are no government quota seats in any of these colleges this time. Only 12,000 students took first two tests of the CMAT, and around 5,800 have registered for the third test on May 19. Even out of these, many may not actually write the exam as it clashed with university exams. There is possibility of 24,500 seats going vacant," he said.
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The association will also conduct KMAT in eight centres for students from North India at Delhi and in three centres - Kochi, Ernakulam and Calicut in Kerala on July 14. The association has been conducting KMAT as per orders of the Supreme Court since 2003.