Easy papers and a smooth testing experience marked the first day of the first-ever Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) across the city on Monday.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had announced the CMAT last year as a single test to replace entrance exams conducted by different institutions.
The CMAT, a computer-based test, will be held in two slots until February 28, with 70,000-odd students having registered for it across the country.
More than 3,000 business schools in India will accept CMAT scores. "It was a cakewalk," said Anup Kulkarni, 22, a student who took the exam on Monday morning at the Malad centre.
Kulkarni, who sat for a paper in the first testing session on the first day was among 7,500 students across the country who did the exam on day one.
The AICTE did not have figures for how many students in the city and the state took the exam. There are four CMAT exam centres in Mumbai.
"It has been absolutely fine, there were no glitches at all," said SS Mantha, chairperson of the All India Council for Technical Education. A few students claimed there were glitches, including missing options for multiple choice questions, but Mantha denied this. Aptech is technical partner for conducting the test.
Feedback indicated students were very happy with the paper. "It was very easy compared to the Common Admission Test (CAT)," said Pankaj Ojha, 22.