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Common Management Admission Test to be held on January 28, 29

Registration for the test begins October 10, 2016 for admission to AICTE-approved management and pharmacy programmes

education Updated: Oct 05, 2016 16:08 IST
Gauri Kohli
Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT.
Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced the schedule for the next edition of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). The computer-based tests will be conducted on January 28 and 29, 2017, for admission to the graduate management and pharmacy programmes of AICTE-approved institutions and affiliated colleges.

The CMAT is a three-hour test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate a candidate’s ability across various segments such as quantitative technique, logical reasoning, language comprehension and general awareness. Registration for the test begins October 10, 2016, till December 10, 2016. Each section has 25 questions and 100 maximum marks. Clickherefor details.

Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT. Final-year students of graduate courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before beginning of admission for academic year 2017-18 can also apply. From academic year 2016-17, the CMAT will be conducted only once a year. A candidate will have to take the test on a pre-assigned computer at the test venue. Candidates can move back and forth between sections during the test. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. After clearing the test, candidates will be eligible for PGDM, MBA and similar, PGCM and executive PGDM programmes. Eligibility criteria for admission to these programmes will be as per criteria laid down by individual university/institution. There is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT.

The fee for general /OBC candidates appearing for CMAT is Rs 1,400 along with bank charges as applicable. For female /SC/ST/PWD category candidates, the fee is Rs 700 plus bank charges as applicable. Candidates can print their admit cards from the official test website from January 13, 2017. There will be no different time slots for the test.

Read more: Here is how you can gear up for the CMAT