Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by All India Council of Technical Education had been scrapped. This exam was supposed to be held in the month of September 2015, which would now be held in the first week of January next year. AICTE official stated that CMAT would not be held in September this year, but would be held in the first week of January 2016. Details regarding the exam could be accessed by the candidates on the official website by end of this year. The application procedure is expected to commence from December 2015.
CMAT exam has been conducted twice a year in September and in February till last year. Now, there is confusion regarding whether this exam would be conducted twice a year or as an annual process. When the exam was held twice in a year, MBA aspirants were hugely benefited as the better of the two scores was used in the admission process.
MBA aspirants, already apprehensive about the exam, due to the delay would become more anxious due to the confusion regarding the examination, whether it would be held twice a year or just once a year. The official notification would also be delayed now and it was expected in the month of September. Candidates would be informed about their admit cards, roll number, date when the test would be held, time of the test, venue reporting time, name of the venue and its address etc as soon as the notification rolls out.
The exam paper would have 180 questions totally which needs to be answered in 180 minutes. Candidates’ knowledge in areas such as Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Language Skills would be tested.
CMAT is an online test conducted by AICTE for admitting students in all management courses all over India. For the academic year 2015-16, this exam would be conducted as main exam for admissions to Post Graduate Diploma in Management, PGDM courses.