CMAT registration: extends CMAT registration deadline till Jan 9
01/05/2013

The registration deadline for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) February 2013, conducted by the AICTE, has been extended till January 9

Online PR News – 05-January-2013 – Noida, UP – The registration deadline for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) February 2013, conducted by the AICTE, has been extended till January 9. The earlier deadline was January 2. The date extension comes close of the heels of the Haryana government becoming the tenth state to accept CMAT as their official test for University MBA programs.

The CMAT exam will be conducted from February 21-25, 2013, and the results will be declared on March 13, 2013. The registration process started on November 1, 2012.

AICTE chairman S S Mantha, in a recent interview to MBAUniverse.com, said, the aim of the AICTE was to ensure that students interested in taking MBA admissions did not face any difficulty by taking multiple MBA entrance tests and different state-level exams. The recent decision is in line with what Mr Mantha had told MBAUniverse.com.

With Haryana being the latest entrant, the other states that have already notified CMAT as the official exam for their state university MBA programs are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Mr Mantha also said in the interview that the AICTE would review the content and procedure of CMAT with a view to make it more competitive. The test of emotional quotient will be introduced in CMAT from September-October 2013.

The purpose is to see how would-be managers fare in crunch situations.

Now, let us have a look into some features of CMAT February 2013.

CMAT February 2013 is a computer-based test which will be held in two slots – from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The exam will be conducted across 62 cities in India. The result will be declared by March 13, 2013.

The sections which will be tested in the exam are Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The total number of questions is 100, with 25 questions in each section. Each correct answer carries four marks while one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The difficulty level of the exam ranges from easy to moderate.

For University MBA admissions, AICTE will provide a detailed merit list to the respective state governments for allotting students through central counseling. PGDM B-schools are free to use CMAT scores as one of the five nationally recognized tests.

The last CMAT exam was conducted in September, in a window of five days – from September 27 to October 1, 2012.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on CMAT February 2013