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CMAT First Test Registrations Extended to August 26
August 22, 2013 | All India

Registrations for admissions to Management colleges approved by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) via the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the academic year 2014-16 have been extended till August 26.


Related Information:

Candidates who haven't yet registered for the exam can REGISTER on the AICTE CMAT portal. Processing Fee for the same is Rs. 1200/- (+Bank charges).

Important Dates:

  • Online Registration: July 3 to August 26
  • Computer Based Test Dates for the First Test: September 26 to September 30
  • Declaration of Result: October 20


Previous News

CMAT 2014-15 Notification and Registrations
July 3, 2013

Admissions to Management colleges approved by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) via the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the academic year 2014-16 is announced. Candidates who wish to appear for the First Test can register for on or before August 21.

CMAT, which incepted last year (2012-13) after scrapping the most favourite Common Entrance Test, went through a lot of disturbances and several changes. AICTE which planned to conduct only two tests for that academic year, introduced a thrid test in the eleventh hour followed by scrapping Group Discussions and Personal Interviews for its admissions to B-Schools across the country.

This year admissions to the AICTE institutes will be based on CMAT. The board has decided to conduct two tests - September and February.

Important Dates:

  • Online Registration: July 3 to August 21
  • Computer Based Test Dates for the First Test: Septemner 26 to September 30
  • Declaration of Result: October 20

Students who wish to appear for the CMAT exam have to register on the AICTE-CMAT portal on or before August 21. Processing Fee for the same is Rs. 1200/- (+Bank charges).

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MBA Admissions via CMAT BEGINS
June 03, 2013

Admissions to Masters of Management Studies (MMS) in Maharashtra via the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the academic year 2013-15 have begun. Candidates who appeared for the CMAT exam can REGISTER for the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) on or before June 12.

CMAT, which is conducted for the first time after the MAH CET was scrapped last year, was held thrice in the entire year (Sept'12, Feb'13 and May'13). Moreover, due to the terrible time crunch amd multiple tests for CMAT, AICTE has decided that this year admissions will be based ONLY ON CMAT scores; which means, the integral part of MBA admissions - Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) have been scrapped.

Online Submission of CAP form will start from June 3 and commence till June 12.

Expected Cutoffs:

Home University (HU)

JBIMS 320 253 177 275 276 220
Tier 1* 287 252 150 254 252 193
Tier 2# 241 223 141 221 219 139


Outside Home Unviersity (OHU)

JBIMS 318 250 175 271 270
Tier 1* 285 251 148 249 249
Tier 2# 241 223 141 221 218


Outside Maharashtra Students (OMS)

College OPEN
Tier 1* 289
Tier 2# 249

*Sydenham, KJ Somaiya, Wellingkar
#PUMBA, SIES, Dalmia, MET, IES, Chetna, Xavier

Source for Cutoffs: Cetking

Important Admission Dates:

  1. Online Submission of CAP Form and Verification of Documents: June 3 to June 12
  2. Provisional Merit List: June 14
  3. Final Merit List: June 17
  4. Submission and Confirmation of CAP Round 1: June 20 to June 22
  5. Allotment of CAP Round 1: June 24
  6. Submission and Confirmation of CAP Round 2: June 30 to July 1
  7. Allotment of CAP Round 2: July 3
  8. Admission by Counselling in person at PUMBA, Pune: July 10 and 11
  9. Allotment of CAP Round 3: July 10 to July 13
  10. Admission Round by counselling in person for CAP Round-IV (based on other than CMAT score) at PUMBA, Pune : July 18 to July 20
  11. Allotment of CAP Round 4: July 18 to July 23

Keep checking this space and DTE Website for any changes in the schedule.


GD/PI Scrapped for MBA Admissions 2013 in Maharashtra via CMAT
May 30, 2013

The recent commotion regarding scrapping of Group Discussuion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) was cleared after Dayanand Meshram, Joint Director of Directorate Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra confirmed.

He stated, "the thinking was that we have to finish the first round of admissions by June 30. Since GD and PI would have taken more time, we have decided to use only CMAT scores for admissions to MBA Colleges."

This move from DTE has come as a shock to most of the students because GD and PI have been an essential part of MBA admissions process throughout the past years.

Hrishi Telang an MBA aspirant was baffled by this news as GD and PI were his only sought after options to make up for his average score in CMAT and increase his rank. "Why does the AICTE have to pass its inefficiencies to DTE and disturb the conventional process?", an irate Hrishi said.

Another MBA aspirant who wished not be named said, "How can the students be admitted to a professional masters course like MBA without even testing their communication skills? This will only deteriorate the quality of students."

While some students who had done well in the Subjective CMAT test and have got good ranks have embraced this change as they would be able to take admissions on basis of their CMAT scores only.

DTE believes that this will help bring objectivity in the process. "Earlier, the process was subjective and one could allot any marks in the GD and PI. The process now will be objective based on only CMAT scores. "B-schools all over India have been stressing upon good communication skills among future managers. In that sense, isn't this a regressive step? "You have to consider the fact that a lot of students from rural Maharashtra take the exam. For most of them, English is a problem anyway. Students who are good in English will be the ones doing very well in CMAT. So, this question does not arise", replied Mr. Meshram (Source : Pagalguy)

In a gist, this decision has evoked a mixed response from the students but they hope that this change is just a situational measure and is not implemented next year onwards.

Results for Third (Additional) CMAT held in May will be decalred on June 1.

Keep checking this space for all the updates reagrding admissions and CAP Rounds.


No GD/PI likely for MBA Admissions through CMAT
May 27, 2013

MBA aspirants seeking admissions to B-schools in Maharashtra WILL NOT have to sit through Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) this year via CMAT.

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), which will be conducting the centralised admission process, will be doing so on the basis of CMAT scores only. The results of the CMAT which was conducted in May might delay the admission process if GD and PI are conducted, claimed an official.

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) compels the DTE to start the academic season on time in colleges. Since admission process will start by the second week of June, the first round of admissions will not get over by June 30 if the usual process is followed. The idea is to complete the first round by the end of June and therefore the directorate has scrapped the GD and PI process. An official notification to this effect will be released soon.

Preference will be given to CMAT takers in this year's management admission process. If seats are vacant after the three rounds of admissions, students will be admitted on the basis of other entrance exams conducted across the country, including CAT.

Courtesy: Times of India


CMAT Additional Test Was The Simplest: Students
May 23, 2013

The  Third (Additional Test) Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2013  - conducted for admissions in MBA courses across the country - ridiculed the previous two tests (held in September'12 and February'13) by its simplicity.

Approximately 48,000 students took the entrance test from May 19 to May 22 which was very less as compared to February CMAT which saw more than 1 lakh students appearing. It was very much expected that the number of test takers is going to fall because the test was scheduled almost last minute. Moreover, students who had appeared for the previous attempts, WERE NOT allowed to take this one.

The paper is divided in to 4 sections Quant, Logic, Verbal and General Awareness.

After overall analysis of the test, sources have told Stupidsid that the Logic and Quant were a cakewalk for most of the students while the Verbal, which is supposedly the toughest section of CMAT, lived upto it's reputation especially when it came to Reading Comprehensions (RCs) and Critical Reasoning. And the 'so called' General Awareness wasn't really GENERAL. It was filled with static GK questions which came as a surprise to many applicants.

As there were 3 CMATs conducted by the much criticised AICTE for admissions to B-Schools in 2013-15, rank is an ambiguous factor in determining the merit and hence, score is most important. For those who appeard in May, have a fair chance to sail through.

Shabbir, an MBA aspirant who took the CMAT on 20th May, had some issues with the interface of the test. "The long passages and arrangement of questions weren't word wrapped and thus I had to read the long text in a single line using horizontal scroll which was very tedious and challenging. Fortunately, there were very simple linear arrangement questions in the logic section which didn't bother much", as told to the Stupidsid Reporter.

According to our sources, no errors were encountered during the 4 days of the tests, which is generally AICTE's forte.

Another student Ganesh who took the test on May 21 found the Quant Section tricky and formula based, whereas the rest of the paper was very much scoring.

The result of this test will be declared on June 1 in a staggering 10 days time which comes as a surpise to the students but a compulsion for AICTE, so as to bring the already delayed admissions on track. We are anticipating that soon after the results the GD and PI's round will begin, followed by the final merit lists and the CAP rounds.

Due to the delayed admissions process, many students have already secured admits from various other B-Schools for their PGDM courses on basis of February CMAT as the colleges didn't want to delay the PGDM admissions by waiting for May CMAT results.

In a nutshell, the additional CMAT attempt was much simpler than the February and could serve as a golden chance for students seeking admissions in to PGDM and MMS courses across the country.

Keep checking this space for CMAT Results, Counselling Schedules and CAP Rounds.


Results for CMAT Second Test DECLARED
March 12, 2013

The Results for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the Second Test conducted in February 2013 is OUT. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check their RESULTS.


CMAT Third (Additional) Test Registration Begins
March 11, 2013

Registrations for the Third (Additional) Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the academic year 2013-14 has begun. Candidates who have took the test once and/or never can REGISTER for the entrance test on or before April 10th, 2013.

Candidates who have already appeared for the CMAT exam twice (in September 2012 and February 2013) are NOT allowed to take the exam.

Highlights of the exam

  • Registration Begins: March 10th, 2013
  • Last Date to Register: April 10th, 2013
  • Computer Based Test: May 19th, 2013 to May 22nd 2013
  • Declaration of Result: June 1st, 2013


AICTE to hold Third CMAT for 2013-14 batch
Feb 22, 2013

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will conduct a third Common Management Admission test (CMAT) for admissions to the 2013-14 batch. This CMAT, proposed to be held from May 17 to 20, will be open for those candidates who were unable to take the test in the first two sessions. 

While three days ago, the news from the AICTE board stated that the third CMAT test will be conducted only for students in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh. This latest update from the council will bring relief to thousands of students from all parts of India who either missed the the two tests or did not perform upto the mark.

"Several states had issued a late CMAT notification and students were unable to take the test. We plan to hold the third CMAT from May 17 to 20. This is the only year, when we would conduct a third CMAT," said SS Mantha, chairman of AICTE. Students, who are appearing for the test again, can use the best of their scores in both the CMATs. 

Keeping checking this space and/or the AICTE-CMAT Website for the Registration of the Third Test and Results.


CMAT to be held again in May
Feb 19, 2013

Bringing relief to thousands of MBA aspirants seeking seats under the government quota, the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to have another testing window of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) in May  for students in Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority had put in a request to the AICTE to hold another test as only 3,000 students had applied for CMAT-2. The AICTE is conducting two CMATs — one was held in September–October last year, and another is scheduled for this week. Both had elicited poor response from students in the State, who were expecting PGCET for admissions to MBA. 

S.S. Mantha, chairman, AICTE, said the council had considered the request from the Karnataka government and decided to grant another testing window for students who will not be able to write CMAT-2 scheduled from February 21 to 25. The registration for CMAT-2 ended on January 13 (See below).

“A test will be conducted sometime around mid-May for students in Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh as the State governments had placed requests for this. During the AICTE council meeting recently, we decided to give another opportunity to students in these States to write the CMAT,” he said. The dates will be finalised and announced soon.

He clarified that this would not be a “third test”, but only another opportunity for those who were not able to apply for either CMAT-1 or CMAT-2.

As of today, there are about 24,500 MBA seats under government quota in 436 colleges in the State. Students who do not attempt CMAT will have to wait a year if they want a government MBA seat. Last year, close to 19,000 students had appeared for the PGCET conducted by the KEA. 

Courtsey: THE HINDU

CMAT Registration Extended to Jan 11th (Second Test)
Jan 3, 2013

The second Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) registration date for 2013 has been extended to January 11th. Candidates who missed the registration date (earlier Jan 2nd) have got one final chance to enrol themselves for the exam as reported today by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 

With the confusion mounting over admissions in the Maharashtra B- schools, aspiring MBA candidates can also heave a sigh of relief as the admissions  will be based ONLY through CMAT. 


CMAT Notification for 2013-14 Admissions (Second Test)

The notification for registrations of the second CMAT test is out and the important dates are as follows:

  • Registrations open on 1st November, 2012 and have to be completed by 2nd January 2013.
  • The test will be held over a 5-day window from 21st February 2013 to 25th February 2013. Students will have to choose the date most suitable for them.
  • Results of CMAT will be declared on 13th March 2013.

The candidates who have already appeared in CMAT First Test may also appear for Second Test and better of two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14.

Eligibility for CMAT :

Graduate in any discipline or pursuing the final year of a graduate course.


Students willing to appear for the first CMAT test will have to register online on the website by giving a choice of 3 cities in order of preference. Registrations charges are Rs. 1200 (excluding bank charges) for General category candidates and Rs. 600 for SC/ST candidates. Payment can be made online through Net Banking/Credit Cards or through Cash deposit in any branch of SBI.

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