Here comes another all India level entrance examination. All India council for Technical Education (AICTE) is contemplating to conduct the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2012 for admission into MBA programme available in 4,000 colleges across the country. About 500 colleges which offer Post Graduate diploma in Management Program also comes under the purview of CMAT 2012. In total, about 4500 B.Schools or management colleges are going to participate in the CMAT 2012. This will be larger integration of number of entrance tests being conducted at various colleges and state levels. Following are details of number of seats available in CMAT 2012, Exam structure, question paper scheme, competition, preparation strategy, application procedure and model papers and previous question papers of similar examinations. CAT is the only exemption to CMAT, as per the AICTE guidelines.s
Number of seats available through CMAT: It is estimated that about 1.6 lac management seats will be available across the country through the CMAT examination. The approximate number of candidates going to take CMAT 2012 is expected to be around 250,000 all over India and abroad.
Test Centres for CMAT 2012: The CMAT 2012 will be conducted across the country in 23 Indian (States and Union Territories) covering 61 cities including tier two cities. Most importantly, the CMAT is planned as an online 'Computer Based Test (CBT). The exam is also expected to be held multiple times in a year as like AIMA - MAT.
Eligibility and Qualifications: Applicants should be Graduates with minimum 50 percent marks in any discipline. Those studying final year degree courses can also apply.
Structure - Question Paper Pattern of the CMAT: CMAT will be in objective multiple choice type with questions from various sections. There will be four sections as described below:
1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: 50 questions and 50 minutes
2. Logical reasoning: 50 questions and 45 minutes
3. General awareness: 50 questions and 45 minutes
4. Language comprehension: 50 questions and 45 minutes
Total: 200 questions and 180 minutes (3 hours)
Important Dates for CMAT 2012
CMAT is tentatively scheduled to be held within a 9 day test schedule from 20th February 2012 and ending on 28th February 2012. Other information such as stages including CMAT announcement, registration, application process, issue of admit cards, and result declaration will take place online. Application forms also will be made available in some designated banks. CMAT Results are likely to be announced at the end of March 2012. Centralised counseling will be held after the announcement of results. Details may also available on www.aicte-india.org or www.aicte.ac.in .
1. Online Registration opens: 9-12-2012
2. Last date for online registration: 9-1-2012
3. Computer Based CMAT: 20-2-2012 to 28-2-2012.
4. CMAT Test timings: 9-30 AM to 12-30 PM and 2-30 PM to 5-30 PM.
5. Announcement of CMAT 2012 Result: 11th March 2012
6. CMAT Score Cards availability: From 11th March 2012 to 11th April 2012.