AICTE Initiated A New Selection Procedure for MBA

A New Selection Procedure for MBA Course
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi initiated a new selection procedure for admission in to MBA Courses through the Common Admission Test (CMAT). The Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT), which is conducted every year for the MBA aspirants access around 3,000 AICTE approved B-schools in India.


The first CMAT had conducted over 9 days in 61 cities across the country from February 20 To 28, 2012. Around 70,000 candidates were registered for the test and was taken by around 60.000 candidates.

CMAT will subtitle the state entrance tests in 7 states and the respective Govt's have already accepted CMAT for MBA admissions.

The State which accepted CMAT score are:

  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Kerala
  • Maharashtra
  • Rajasthan
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Nagaland
  • Goa

AICTE announced CMAT Entrance test would be conducted twice a year from academic year 2013-14 in order to bring more easier to the MBA aspirants. This year second test CMAT will be conducted from Sept 27 To Oct 01, 2012. The test will be conducted in 64 cities across the country.

Click here, To know the Second Test registration Details.

CMAT 2012 test was accepted by the 3,000 B-Schools across the country. They accepted the CMAT scores from the candidates and gave a admission to those candidates in their B-Schools for the academic year 2012-14.

CMAT 2012 Pattern:

CMAT is a Computer Based test like the IIM's CAT and NMAT.

The test have 4 sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability/ Language Comprehension
  • Numerical Ability + Data Interpretation
  • General Awareness

Each section will have 25 question with time duration of 180 minutes. Students can move back and forth between the sections, unlike CAT and NMAT.

The each section will not be timed individually, and the onus is on the students to manage timing between the sections,while ensuring that they show their competency in all the sections. While the right answer will get 4 Marks, there is negative marking of 1 mark fro every wrong answer.

A trial test will be available on the CMAT Website.

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