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CAT registration last dead extended by 5 days

The last date for submission of application forms for common admission test (CAT) for admissions to the IIMs has been extended by five days. Previously the last date of the application submission was 22nd september 2016. Now the last date is moved to September 27th 2016 till 5 pm.

Cat exam date will be conducted this year on December 4th and admit card can be downloaded on October 18th.

“The primary reason for the extension is to facilitate the applicants who are still in the process of completing their applications. There are many applicants in this stage, and we have been getting a lot of requests from them,” said Professor Rajendra K Bandi, CAT 2016 convenor.

“The total number of submitted applications (as at 3:30 p.m.) is 2.08 lakhs, which is far in excess of the applications for the comparable period last year.

The corresponding number last year was 1.83 lakhs,” Bandi added. The extension of the deadline has been notified on the CAT website.

Dyslexic students are not eligible for IIM-Indore course

Premier management institute not allowing to aspirants with dyslexia to apply for five-year Integrated Management Programme (IMP)

Only people with disabilities low vision blindness, hearing impairment and locomotor disability/cerebral palsy are allowed under the quota for people with disabilities. Previously there was option of other was available in online application form but now that has been removed. 3% seats are reserved for the people with disabilities.

We need to wait for the reaction from the activists. This is something new has been seen in recent years. Institute’s step is clearly a demotivating signals for the people with  disabilities.

Change in CMAT: CMAT will be held only once in a year

The AICTE has passed the resolution to conduct Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) exam only one time every year. CMAT was conducted twice a year to give students two opportunities to take the test.

Initially the exam was scheduled to be held in September this year, however it was postponed and now the aspirants will have to take the exam in January 2016. “Since 2012, AICTE has been conducting CMAT twice in an academic year during September and February for admission to PG programmes in management.

In the month of July, the council had announced that it will provide information about CMAT in the first week of August, but that has been delayed.Students are waiting for the notification.

CMAT is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes affiliated by AICTE. It will be conducted as the main exam for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programmes for the academic year 2015-16.

Difference between CAT and CMAT (CAT vs CMAT)

For taking admission in management programmes in India, candidate can either go for CAT, CMAT or GMAT.Here we are discussing difference between CAT and CMAT.

CAT

CMAT

1. CAT is conducted by IIMs. CMAT is conducted by AICTE.
2. Apart from 13 IIMs another 100 colleges accept CAT scores.  Many colleges accept CMAT scores.
3. CAT has been conducted once in a year between October and November. CMAT first paper has been conducted twice in a year.
4. 2 lakh
5. 13 IIMs, NITIE, MDI, SPJIMR etc JBIMS – MUMBAI, SIMSREE- MUMBAI, SIMSREE – MUMBAI and many more
6. Duration: 140 minutes(2 hours 20 minutes) 180 minutes (3 hours)
7. Approximate 2 lakh candidates participated. Approximate 4 lakh candidates participated.
8. Students can not move back to sections. Students can move back forth to/from sections.
9. 2 sections 30 questions each, 70 minutes each 4 sections 25 questions each
10. First Section : Quantitative ability & Data interpretation
Second Section : Verbal ability & Logical reasoning
First Section: Quantitative Techniques & Data
Interpretation
Second Section: Logical Reasoning
Third Section: Language Comprehension
Fourth Section: General Awareness
11. There is negative marking in the exam, for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted & for correct answer candidate will get Three marks will be awarded There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered. There is negative marking in the exam, for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted & for correct answer candidate will get four marks will be awarded.

CAT vs CMAT

CAT vs CMAT

CAT vs CMAT

CMAT 2014 3 more days for registration …

List of B-schools which accept CMAT score.

–Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai.
–Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.
–Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore.
–Xavier Institute of Social services, Ranchi.
–Goa Institute of Management, Goa.
–SCMC Cochin School of Business, Kochi.
–Institute of management studies, Delhi NCR.
–School of Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.
–Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.
–National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.
–International School of Business and Media, (ISB&M), Pune.
–Shri Dharmasthala Manjunateshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore.
–University of Petroleum and Energy studies (UPES), Dehradun.
–Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA).

 

  • The Common Management Admission Test 2014 (CMAT 2014) is expected to be held from February 20, 2014 to February 24, 2014.
  • CMAT is held twice a year in the months of September and February for the same academic session.
  • The online registration date for CMAT 2014 which was 2nd January has now been extended to 16th January, 2014.
  • The candidates who have appeared for the first test of CMAT in September 2013 can also appear for its second test in February. The best score out of the two will be considered.
  • Admit cards for CMAT 2014 can be downloaded on February 5,
  • Result of which, is expected to be announced on 14th March, 2014.

No group discussion in IIM admission process starting 2014

11 IIMs will have no Group Discussion (GD) in their admission process starting session 2014.

Till last year group discussion has been a part of section procedure. Through GD, Institutes check communication ability, analytical skills and logical thinking of aspirants.Not sure why this method has been rejected by the IIMs.This is really great method to know about the aspirant.Some times though shy and introvert aspirant fail in this process but still this process help the colleges to test the smartness of candidate.The Written Aptitude Test in comparison has multi-fold benefits. A candidate can express his/her thoughts clearly and in an organized manner.

Except IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode, rest of the IIMs has removed the Group Discussion from their selection process for management admissions from the academic session 2014-2016. Admissions in these 11 IIMs will be based on the Written Aptitude Test, Personal Interview, and CAT/GMAT scores. However, work experience and past academic records will always play role in selection process.

Admission process for the session 2014 is expected to start after the release of CAT 2013 results on 14 January 2014.

Are you ready for CMAT-2014?

AICTE has released a notification regarding CMAT-2014. AICTE conducts National Level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) twice a year for facilitating institutions for admission in management programmes . This test will be conducted 2 times in 2014.Students who have  appeared in CMAT(First Test) can also appear in Second Test and best of two scores will be used for admission.

Important Dates for CMAT 2014-15 (Second Test)

  • Registration window opens on  1 November 2013
  • Last Date for Online Registration 02 January 2014
  • Print out of Hall ticket From 05 February 2014
  • Computer based test dates 20 February 2014 to 24 February 2014
  • Test Timings 9.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
  • Declaration of result 14 March 2014
  • Print out of Score Cards From 14 March 2014 to 13 March 2014

Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for 2014 can apply for CMAT online.

Students can register online from 1st November, 2013 to 2nd January, 2014 on website www.aicte-cmat.in.

Test Fee

  • General/OBC Rs.1200 + Bank charges as applicable
  • SC/ST/PD  Rs.600 + Bank charges as applicable
  • Information Sources

  • E-mail Id : customercare@aicte-cmat.in
  • Helpline number : 022-40679404
  • Fax Number:022-25814283

Phone lines Open from 1st November, 2013 to 13th April,2014 (24X7)

 

BEST OF LUCK!

CMAT Results will be announced on 20th Oct 2013 – AICTE

Results are out now

CMAT Result Sept 2013 is likely to be declared on 20th Oct 2013. Candidates who appeared for CMAT Sept 2013 in september 2013 entrance exam can check their results at the official website of AICTE.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) entrance exams were conducted from September 26 to September 30, 2013, by AICTE for admission in MBA Program in AICTE approved institutions and University Departments of all the states.

CMAT Result declaration
Date: 20-10-2013

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admissions to all management courses in the country was conducted from September 26 to September 30, 2013.

CMAT is a three-hour exam that is accepted by over 3000 b-schools across India. There are around 4 lakh seats available.

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will be conducting the test thrice. Students will have the option of choosing the better score when applying to the institutes.

CMAT is the only test for admission in MBA Programmes in AICTE approved institutions and University Departments of all the states, and one of the five tests for PGDM programmes for 2013-14.

The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the students through central counselling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure.

CMAT 2013 Additional Test

AICTE  is going to conduct an additional online all India CMAT examination for year 2013-14  to facilitate those candidates who could not appear in earlier CMAT.

The candidates can make maximum two attempts for the academic year 2013-14 and better of two scores will be used for admission.

Important Dates for CMAT 2013-14 (Additional Test)

  1. Registration window opens on 10.03.2013
  2. Last Date for Online Registration- 10.04.2013
  3. Print out of Hall ticket From 03.05.2013
  4. Computer based test dates 19.05.2013 to 22.05.2013
  5. Test Timings 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
  6. 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
  7. Declaration of result 01.06.2013
  8. Print out of Score Cards From 01.06.2013 to 01.07.2013

Eligibility

  • Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses can apply for CMAT online.
  • The candidates, who have already appeared in both the CMAT held in September, 2012 and February, 2013 will not be allowed to appear in this test.
  • Registration online from 10th March, 2013 to 10th April, 2013 on website www.aicte-cmat.in
  • Choice of 3 cities for online examination in the order of preference.
  • Allotment will be based on first come first served. Actual allotment however will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.

Other Details

  1. Categories: General/OBC SC/ST/PD
  2. For General: Rs.1200 + Bank charges as applicable
  3. OBC SC/ST/PD : Rs.600 + Bank charges as applicable
  4. Note: Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstance.
  5. Mode of Payment, Net Banking / Credit / Debit Card
  6. Online through www.aicte-cmat.in , Cash Payment Through challan generated online and Cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India

Test Venue:

Ahmadabad, Coimbatore, Kanpur, Patna, Ahmednagar, Davangere, Kochi,Pune, Allahabad, Dehradun, Kolhapur, Rajkot, Amravati, Delhi, Kolkata, Raipur, Amritsar, Dharwad, Kozhikode, Ranchi, Aurangabad, Gulbarga, Lucknow, Shimla, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Madurai, Surat, Belgaum, Guwahati, Mangalore, Trivandrum, Bellary, Gwalior, Meerut, Udaipur, Bhavnagar, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Vadodara,Bhopal, Indore, Mysore, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Bhuj, Jaipur, Nasik, Chandigarh, Jammu, Noida,Chennai, Jodhpur, Panaji.

Admission Process:

  • The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the students through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure.
  • In case there is no central counseling Scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved Institutes/University Departments.

 
Contact:  customercare@aicte-cmat.in or Helpline number 022-40679404

Rise in GMAT score for indian students

The average GMAT score of Indians has been consistently increasing in last five years.In year 2007 -2008 average GMAT score of Indians was 568,but in 2008-2009 average GMAT score was 565.That was a big fall.It might be due to recession.In the next three years average GMAT score for Indian students was 578, 581 and 582 respectively.

Average GMAT score for other countries was as below last year

  • Belgium: 597
  • Argentina: 595
  • Australia: 598
  • Hungary: 585
  • South Korea: 586
  • Britain: 587
  • USA : 533
  • India: 582
  • China: 588

China is again competing with india at average score of 588 in 2011-12.The number of GMAT takers is far less as compared to India for example hungry