Fewer candidates have registered for the second Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) with around 60,000 registrations.
Friday was the last date for registering for the test, which will be held from September 27 to October 1.
In the inaugural CMAT held in February this year, around 70,000 candidates had registered and around 60,000 candidates finally took the test. This is the first test for this academic year, with another test scheduled for February next year.
“Fewer people may have registered just now since there are two tests in the same academic year,” said SS Mantha, chairperson of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The original deadline for registrations was September 2, which was later extended to Friday. It is not compulsory for a candidate to appear for a test during both testing windows. If students wish to take both tests, the better score will count.
The test will be computer-based. Students can choose the test in one of two slots on any given day. The format will remain unchanged, with the three-hour long test divided into four parts worth 100 marks each.