Delhi HC scraps CMAT. AICTE announces CMAT Second test dates

On 29 Oct 2013, Delhi High Court scraped the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) test.

Meanwhile, All Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, has announced the CMAT exam dates for the session February 2014.

This has left students in confusion.

Delhi High Court scraps CMAT entrance exam


According to the reports that CMAT has been cancelled with HC undermining the authority of the AICTE to conduct the test.

However, as per the order on 7 Oct of the court copy, "It is not obligatory for the institutes granting an MBA degree to make admission to MBA and similar courses only on the basis of CMAT exam conducted be AICTE".

The court, however, directed that if any state or university wishes to adopt CMAT for the purpose of regulating admissions to the MBA degree course, that would not be illegal.

The Delhi HC has allowed Management institutions to use scores of any six national entrance tests - CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, GMAT and CMAT.

Dr GPC Nayar, president of the Federation of Associations of Managements of Professional Educational Institutions of India (FAMUPEII), who had filed the petition in the Delhi High Court, clarified that the CMAT was "not scrapped and management institutions in the country are free to admit students from any national entrance test. We have nothing against CMAT. We did not want CMAT to be the only national-level entrance test."

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, is set to conduct Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the session February 2014.

CMAT February 2014 entrance exam will be conducted from 20 to 24 February.

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