Around 70,000 management aspirants from across across the country have registered for the first national-level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT-2012). The online test will be conducted from February 20-28 in 61 cities.
“The response for CMAT has been good given that the dates for test were announced after most management entrance examinations were conducted,” said SS Mantha, chairman, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
Mantha added, “From next year, CMAT will be conducted twice a year. This will enable students to choose the higher score of the two tests for admission to a B-school instead of waiting for another year.”
Those clearing CMAT can seek admission to any state government affiliated B-school, private management colleges or group of institutions running management courses approved by the AICTE.
The computer-based CMAT test will comprise four sections including quantitative techniques and data interpretation, logical reasoning, language comprehension and general awareness. The three-hour test will be of 100 marks and each section will hold 25 marks. For each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
The examination is being widely speculated to be the only other exam after the Common Admission Test to help reduce stress faced by students due to multiple entrance management tests.