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CMAT Has Only 70,000 Applicants Registered This Yr

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Decrease In Number Of CMAT Applicants
AICTE- All India Council For Technical Education, the registration for first National Level Common Admission Test (CMAT) 2012 is going on and till now only 70,000 applicants have registered for the exam scheduled over a testing period of 8 days commencing from February 20, 2012. The Sources from AICTE has revealed that most of the state level entrance exam dates were announced by the time AICTE declared the dates for CMAT. In, addition, approaching different states and convincing them to accept CMAT also consumed considerable amount of time. As a result, the numbers of registrations this year were lesser. AICTE officials expected the number of registration to increase from next year.

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.

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