CMAT for PGDM/MBA admission 2017 is to be held on September 2017. The CMAT first test 2015 will provide a good opportunity before CAT 2014 for the aspirants to test themselves.
CMAT is a computer based test (CBT) conducted twice a year. Each candidate is eligible to appear in both the exams and the better of the two scores will be used for the admission for each academic year. The registration window for CMAT Oct 2016 is open and will close on Dec 25, 2017.
There are more than 10 prominent management entrance exams in India like CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, MAT, ATMA. CMAT that can be ranked as the second most important management entrance test.
Thirteen states have been accepting CMAT scores as the only gateway to MBA admissions under the government quota, instead of the State-administered Post graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET). The states which are likely to accept CMAT Dec 2016 scores are: Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh
Instead of the state-administered Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET), many private universities also accept CMAT. Below is the list of some of the B schools who are expected to accept CMAT scores for admissions 2015-17.
|Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)||Pune|
|Asia Pacific Institute of Management||New Delhi|
|IFIM Business School||Bangalore|
|Alliance School of Business (Alliance University)||Bangalore|
|KIIT School of Rural Management||Bhubaneswar|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management||Noida|
CMAT is on line computer based test (CBT). Talking about the computer based pattern of the test, AICTE mentions, "Each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and scratch paper for rough work. After the test, candidates must leave the scratch paper at the desk." The test comprises multiple choice questions.
According to AICTE, the test is divided in 4 sections. There will be 25 questions in each section. The total duration is 3 hrs (180 mins).
|Type of Questions||Maximum marks||Number of Questions|
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||100||25|
While 4 marks would be awarded for each correct answer, there shall be negative marking for wrong answers. For each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted. As per the AICTE notification graduates in any discipline or final year students of graduate courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for 2015, can apply for the CMAT online.
The result of candidates appearing for computer based test CMAT Dec 2016 will be displayed with Raw Scores and Rank secured in the All India merit list.
CMAT Feb 2017 results are expected to be declared on Feburary 10,2017. According to AICTE, CMAT results have been designed to rank all the candidates who appear in the test based on their aptitude towards the management education in the order of their merit.
The CMAT exam score will be valid for the admissions to academic year 2016-17.