All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced the dates for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2017 and as per the notified schedule, CMAT 2017 would be held on January 28 & 29.
The national level entrance examination for management courses is going to be held in January next year. The registration window would open on October 10, while the last date for registration has been set as December 10.
Till last year, CMAT was conducted twice a year, once in September and then again in February, thus giving the aspirants two golden chances to secure a seat in one of the prestigious management schools across the country. However, in August last year, the Council scrapped CMAT September and instead decided to conduct a single test each year. The previous test was held on January 17, 2016 and the results were scheduled to be announced in just four days of the exam. The Council faced serious technical issues while doing so and hence it has not announced the date for CMAT result this time. It is expected that the results would be announced in the first or second week of February as we wait for the official date.
Coming back to the CMAT 2017, around 70-80 thousand management aspirants are expected to register for the test as the registration process would open on October 10. The candidates must check their eligibility for the same before applying. The CMAT 2017 registration would be a three-step process consisting of filling up basic details, making payment and filling the application form. All the aspirants are required to register online for the test through the official web portal www.aicte-cmat.in. The test fee for General and OBC category candidates is Rs. 1400, while for other reserved category candidates, it is Rs. 700. The test fee can be paid through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card or Bank Challan.
CMAT score is accepted by over 400 B-schools for MBA / PGDM courses. The test would be conducted at 62 cities across the country. The test would consist of 100 questions to be answered in 180 minutes. Each question would carry 4 marks and 1 mark would be deducted for each wrong response. AICTE would also provide the facility of trial test from December 15 for the ease of the candidates.