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CMAT 2012 Pattern and Merit list

The candidates in computer based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT-2013-14 First Test)
conducted online from 27-Sep, 2012 to 01-Oct, 2012. The merit list indicates Roll number, Rank and the  Score of all the candidates. CMAT-2013-14 score is valid for the admissions of academic year 2013-14.

The Scores obtained have been calculated by assigning:

  •    +4 marks for the correct answer
  •    -1 mark for incorrect answer
  •    0 mark for no answer

A national merit ranking has been arrived based on the Total Score. In case  scores are same for more than
one candidate, the ranking has  been done on sectional score considered in the order of:

  •    Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  •  Logical Reasoning
  •  Language Comprehension
  •  General Awareness

Top 10 roll number of CMAT 2012


CMAT-2013-14 (First Test) Meritlist
Rank Candidate RollNo Total Score
1 1681157677 330
2 1131112996 324
3 1381175299 321
4 1421180302 315
5 1301124106 315
6 1241119947 313
7 1241119108 310
8 1241119906 308
9 1571146639 308
10 1131112885 304

CAT going international

Starting from year 2013 non-resident Indians (NRIs) and people of Indian origin (PIO) will be able to attempt Common Admission Test (CAT).CAT is scheduled to hit international shores in 2013.

At present, NRIs and Indian origin people across the globe needs to appear for GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) conducted by GMAC. Prometric the company which conducts CAT in India, reported to sources that the company is in the process of taking CAT International.

The director explained that the IIMs have signed a new memorandum of association (MoA), which provide them the freedom to operate independently, and are waiting for the MoA to get established. Only after that will the global plans for CAT take wings.The IIMs are governed by an MoA approved by the government.

“There are many countries where student characteristics similar to that of Indian students. Many Asian countries have already been requesting us to bring CAT to them. I think this has been a big draw,” added another IIM director.

The IIMs say that CAT could also be conducted exclusively for international B-schools. Those in countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka and West Asia want the IIMs to conduct CAT. Most admissions at these B-schools are through the GMAT.

However, the process and policies of international CAT are still being finalised.Clarity would be required if students can take CAT many times in an academic year. A candidate is allowed to take the GMAT five times in a year.

And whether CAT scores will be valid for more than a year needs to be decided. GMAT scores, for instance, are valid for five years.

Like GMAT, the CAT also assesses the potential of applicants for courses in business studies at the graduate level.

Global MBA Rankings 2012

Global MBA Rankings 2012


Rank in 2012 Rank in 2011 Rank in 2010 3 year average rank School name Country
1 4 4 3 Stanford Graduate School of Business US
2 3 3 3 Harvard Business School US
3 1 2 2 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton US
4 1 1 2 London Business School UK
5 7 6 6 Columbia Business School US
6 4 5 5 Insead France / Singapore
7 9 8 8 MIT: Sloan US
8 8 6 7 IE Business School Spain
9 9 11 10 Iese Business School Spain
10 6 9 8 Hong Kong UST Business School China
11 11 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad India
12 12 9 11 University of Chicago: Booth US
13 14 15 14 IMD Switzerland
14 25 28 22 University of California at Berkeley: Haas US
15 20 20 18 Duke University: Fuqua US
16 21 22 20 Northwestern University: Kellogg US
17 15 13 15 New York University: Stern US
18 18 18 18 HEC Paris France
19 18 13 17 Dartmouth College: Tuck US
20 13 12 15 Indian School of Business India
20 15 16 17 Yale School of Management US
20 27 16 21 University of Oxford: Saïd UK
23 23 National University of Singapore Business School Singapore
24 17 22 21 Ceibs China
24 30 36 30 Cornell University: Johnson US
26 26 21 24 University of Cambridge: Judge UK
27 58 42 42 Warwick Business School UK
28 28 CUHK Business School China
29 24 28 27 University of Michigan: Ross US
30 36 25 30 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands
31 29 40 33 Manchester Business School UK
32 31 33 32 UCLA: Anderson US
33 21 19 24 Esade Business School Spain
34 33 27 31 Nanyang Business School Singapore
35 41 34 37 Carnegie Mellon: Tepper US
36 34 26 32 Cranfield School of Management UK
37 University of Hong Kong China
38 41 31 37 University of Virginia: Darden US
38 32 41 37 City University: Cass UK
40 38 34 37 Emory University: Goizueta US
41 35 36 37 Australian School of Business (AGSM) Australia
42 28 38 36 SDA Bocconi Italy
43 38 38 40 Georgetown University: McDonough US
44 46 45 45 University of Toronto: Rotman Canada
45 44 44 44 Rice University: Jones US
46 37 32 38 Imperial College Business School UK
46 53 63 54 Melbourne Business School Australia
46 73 57 59 Indiana University: Kelley US
49 59 Pennsylvania State University: Smeal US
49 52 48 50 University of Rochester: Simon US
51 65 Coppead Brazil
51 44 54 50 Texas A & M University: Mays US
51 49 52 51 University of Texas at Austin: McCombs US
54 Peking University: Guanghua China
54 60 89 68 University of Cape Town GSB South Africa
56 62 46 55 University of North Carolina:Kenan-Flagler US
57 46 52 52 University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign US
58 40 43 47 University of Maryland: Smith US
59 49 54 54 York University: Schulich Canada
59 74 54 62 Purdue University: Krannert US
61 49 Washington University: Olin US
61 51 57 56 Vanderbilt University: Owen US
61 64 57 61 University of Southern California: Marshall US
61 57 95 71 McGill University: Desautels Canada
65 61 94 73 Hult International Business School US / UK / UAE / China
66 Sungkyunkwan University SKK GSB South Korea
66 72 67 68 Ohio State University: Fisher US
68 46 49 54 University of Western Ontario: Ivey Canada
69 74 47 63 Boston College: Carroll US
70 55 87 71 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Belgium
71 41 24 45 Lancaster University Management School UK
72 75 University of Minnesota: Carlson US
73 86 78 79 University of Washington: Foster US
74 97 Georgia Institute of Technology: Scheller US
74 63 67 68 Wisconsin School of Business US
76 77 Incae Business School Costa Rica
77 65 Michigan State University: Broad US
77 68 61 69 Boston University School of Management US
79 57 George Washington University US
80 78 79 79 Wake Forest University: Babcock US
81 53 72 69 University of California at Irvine: Merage US
82 80 82 81 University of British Columbia: Sauder Canada
83 University of Pittsburgh: Katz US
83 88 89 87 University of Edinburgh Business School UK
85 80 71 79 University of Notre Dame: Mendoza US
86 Northeastern University US
86 68 75 76 Birmingham Business School UK
86 78 98 87 University College Dublin: Smurfit Ireland
89 68 67 75 Thunderbird School of Global Management US
90 64 64 73 University of Iowa: Tippie US
91 73 Aston Business School UK
91 68 S P Jain School of Global Management Dubai / Singapore
93 University of St Gallen Switzerland
94 55 74 74 Durham Business School UK
95 80 67 81 University of South Carolina: Moore US
95 64 93 84 Ipade Mexico
95 90 89 91 Bradford University School of Management UK
98 91 83 91 Brigham Young University: Marriott US
98 88 96 94 SMU: Cox US
100 84 99 94 Babson College: Olin US

CMAT registration open till September 2

Registrations for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) will be accepted till September 2. The CMAT has been made compulsory for students seeking admissions in MBA and MCA colleges approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) from 2013-14.

The CMAT will be held on October 1. Officials said that students will be able to download their hall ticket number by September 15. The results will be declared on September 17.

Aptech, which conducts training and learning services, is conducting the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) mandated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) from September 27 to October 1.

Officials said that the CMAT will be held at four centers — Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, and Rajkot. The CMAT paper will be of three hours and account for 400 marks. The paper will have 100 questions.

For the first time, the CMAT paper will have the provision of negative marking. The paper’s medium will be English as the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) was also in English.

After CMAT, students will not have to appear for the local GCET and myriad management entrance tests favored by management colleges all over the country. The GCET was conducted by the Gujarat Technological University. The CMAT will be conducted by a national agency.

Banking on the technical superiority and a glitch-free process witnessed last year, the project duration has been reduced from nine days to five days this time around.

The number of cities, where the examination will be conducted, has been increased to 64 cities. This will eventually lead to a rise in the number of centres.


Are you ready for CMAT 2013


AICTE has launched the National level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE since 2012-13.


  • AICTE has now decided to conduct CMAT twice a year.
  • The notification is issued to announce the schedule for conducting first Test of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission for academic year 2013-14.
  • The students will be eligible to appear in both the exam and best of the two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14.

Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses can apply for CMAT online.


  •  online from 3rd August 2012 to 2nd September 2012 on website
  •  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.

Test Fee

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

Note: Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstance.

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.

Information Sources
E-mail Id :
Helpline number : 022-40679404
Phone support availability: 03rd August, 2012 to 17th November,
Fax Number: 2012 (24X7) 022-25814283

CMAT Schedule 2013

Gmat is changing on 5th june 2012… Are you ready?

Today’s business world is rich in data and information. To succeed in business, one needs to analyze information from a variety of resources, and develop strategies and make decision based on that information. It is Integrated Reasoning and it’s very important to learn for a business executive.

Beginning from June 5, 2012, the GMAT exam will measure student’s ability to solve problems of Integrated Reasoning.

The new Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam will contain 12 questions.

Section Format

This section will be multiple choice section.
The 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section will consist of 12 questions in four new formats.

4 types of questions will be part of integrated reasoning.

Graphics Interpretation: Interpret the graph or graphical image and select the option from a drop-down list to make the answer statements accurate.Need to analyze graphs.

Two-Part Analysis: Select one answer from each column to solve a problem with a two-part solution. Possible answers will be presented in a table with a column for each part.

Table Analysis: Sort the table to organize the data so you can determine whether certain conditions are met. Each question will have statements with opposing answers (e.g., yes/no, true/false, inferable/not inferable); select one answer for each statement.

Multi-Source Reasoning: Click on the page to reveal different data and discern which data you need to answer the question.



GMAT exam will be of same time as 3 hours 30 Minutes as past.

Just analytical reasoning section will be now only 30 minutes which was of 60 minutes in past.

New integrated reasoning section will take 30 minutes of analytical reasoning section.



The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2012

The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2012 for admission to MBA, MCA and M.E / M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan degree programmes will be conducted on March 31 and April 1.

All Student should have recieved the hall rickets.Students who haven’t received the hall ticket yet should contact the enquiry offices setup in 14 cities whe office will function on March 29 and 30.Details at

Students who have registered via internet and have not received the hall ticket yet have to produce evidence for registration and bring a certificate from the heads of institution last studied or from a Gazetted A or B officer of the Central or State governments.

Engineering with MBA in four years

Most of the engineering courses are of 4 years and full time MBA courses are of 2 years.A student spend 6 years to read all those books without getting any practical knowledge.

To reduce this time a college comes up with a solution.

From the next academic year, VIT University in Vellore will offer two major subjects in its BTech programme. Students will have the option of pursuing regular engineering majors or study an engineering subject as the first major and a management subject as the second. “This is done in response to industry’s need for engineers with strong additional background in management subjects. Many engineers become project managers in 10 years. This course could reduce the time significantly while equipping them with skills to get on the job soon.To get a BTech degree with two majors, students will have to take 10 extra subjects in human resources, marketing, finance or general management. The students opting for two majors can still complete the degree programme in four years.


What you guys think.Is this course going to help students to learn engineering and MBA skills in short term.Or it will just generate  geeks and nerds who are just good at studies but practically not worth.Share your views…


Aptech conducts first CMAT exam

Aptech, the global leader in training & learning services, successfully conducted the first Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) mandated by The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 

CMAT examination was conducted online and received a good response from students and colleges alike.

Attendance of 83% was recorded all over India across the 61 cities and 68 centers over the 9 day period.

The scores will be based on overall merit, quantitative section, logical reasoning questions, comprehension, and general knowledge questions.

CMAT will release individual scores of these sections, which can be viewed by candidates as well as institutes who have registered CMAT to consider its scores for admissions.

Commenting on the glitch-free tests, Aptech CEO & MD, Ninad Karpe said, “We are happy that the process went as smooth as expected and we have received a positive response from all corners.

“I also congratulate the students and colleges for being part of the online tests. It greatly benefits the stakeholders in conducting tests with utmost transparency, eases the burden of logistics for both colleges & students taking the tests.”

CAT with a fingerprint scanner to catch cheaters (In CUSAT CAT)

In a initiative targetting impersonation and cheating, the CUSAT university has invited bids from companies to implement the biometric student identification for CAT for this institute. The move comes in the wake of increasing number of imposters appearing for CAT in its previous editions.

A device with a fingerprint scanner, camera and barcode reader will check malpractice and proxy attendance for the first time in the nation-wide Common Admission Test (CAT) to be conducted by the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) on May 5 and 6.

In this way if any other person comes to give exam of some one else.He will be caught immidiately.It will surely trouble the appearents who have been plannning to spend their money to spend someone else to face the exam.

Officials involved in the process told The Hindu that biometric student identification is expected to curb impersonations in nearly 85 centres in the State and outside this time.

Fingerprint data will be collected from all the candidates appearing for CAT. The university had earlier considered a proposal to limit the verification process to candidates writing the exam in centres outside the State, but later dropped it fearing that it would invite criticism from various quarters.

Volunteers will take the small device to each candidate half-an-hour before the commencement of the examination at a centre. They will capture the left and right ring finger prints as well as take a photograph of each candidate. There will be one machine each for 40 students in a classroom.

The device will have time stamps for every authentication action and the data will be stored in a high-security data centre. The expected cost per candidate for the biometric identification process is about Rs.60, sources said.

The captured data will be stored for verification and authentication of candidates at subsequent stages of the admission process. Officials pointed out that the data would be re-checked only after the completion of the seat allotment process, as the chances of the impersonator himself appearing for the counselling were high.

About 33,000 students had appeared for CAT last year. In 2010, the number was 30,000. Cusat has a high number of students from outside the State for their B.Tech courses.