Karnataka accepts CMAT scores for MBA admission

Karnataka accepts CMAT scores for MBA
The Karnataka Government accepted the CMAT scores for their state MBA programs admission for the academic year 2013-14.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi informed that admissions to all MBA programmes in AICTE- approve institutions and university departments shall be based on CMAT Scores and for the PGDM institutions will be done based on one of the five tests {CMAT, CAT, MAT, XAT and ATMA) for admission for the year 2013-14 and accordingly to take necessary action in this regard.


The AICTE conducts Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission to Management programmes approved by AICTE.

Accordingly, it has been decided by the state government that only CMAT scores will be considered for admission in Postgraduate MBA Management programs in all AICTE approved institutions and State universities in the state from the academic year 2013-14.

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.

The main features for conducting CMAT:

  • To reduce the burden of students in attending to multiple examinations.
  • To facilitate institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs.
  • Initiative has been taken to address the issue of physical, mental and financial stress being imposed on the students through number of entrance examinations being followed by the institutions for admission in all
  • Management programmes.
  • The students will be eligible to appear in both the exam and best of the two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14.
  • Management institutions to use the merit list of CMAT 201? for allotment of students for 2013-14.
  • CMAT is the only test for admission in MBA programrnes in AICTE approved institutions and university Departments of all the states.
  • The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the students through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure.
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