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CMAT students can give test twice, choose better score

The first of two Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) windows for the academic year 2013-2014 will be between September 27 and October 1 this year, giving students the chance to take the test twice in the same academic year. Bhavya Dore reports.

mumbai Updated: Aug 01, 2012 02:26 IST
Bhavya Dore

The first of two Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) windows for the academic year 2013-2014 will be between September 27 and October 1 this year, giving students the chance to take the test twice in the same academic year.

CMAT, the all-India test introduced last year by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to do away with multiple entrance tests, is the entry criterion to more than 3,000 management institutes across India.

The AICTE released its test schedule and other details through a notification on Monday.

This is the first time the AICTE will be holding the test twice, giving students the option of choosing the better score when applying to institutes. However, it is not compulsory to appear for a test during both windows.

There was some criticism that with a single test, if a student falls ill it becomes a problem," said SS Mantha, chairperson of the AICTE. Students can also take the first test as a mock one. The better score will count."

The test will be computer-based. Students can register between August 3 and September 2. Hall tickets will be available online for printing from September 15. The results will be available online on October 17. Students can choose the test in one of two slots on any given day.

The test's format will remain unchanged, with the three-hour long test divided into four parts worth 100 marks each. The sections will comprise quantitative techniques and data interpretation, logical reasoning, language comprehension and general awareness. This time too, Aptech will be the AICTE’s technical partner. For the first CMAT conducted in February this year, around 70,000 students from across the country had registered.

Last year, the state had conducted the final Common Entrance Test (CET) and had allowed scores from both the CMAT and CET to count when students applied to institutes.