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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.

CMAT 2015 schedule

CMAT 2015 (First Test)

Registration Start date : Date : 03-07-2014

Registration End date : Date :  25-08-2014

Admit Card download date : Date : 12-09-2014

CMAT 2015-16 Exam Window : Date : 25-09-2014 to 29-09-2014

CMAT Result declaration : Date : 30-10-2014

Print out of Score Cards : From : 30-10-2014 to 30-11-2014

AICTE announces the schedule for conducting National Level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) to select suitable students for admission in management programmes for academic year 2015 – 16 .

The candidates will be given two opportunities to appear in CMAT:

  1. First in September, 2014
  2. Second in February, 2015 .

The better of two scores will be used for admission for 2015 – 16.

Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2 + 3) whose res ult will be  declared before commencement of admission for 2015 can apply for CMAT online .


Online from 3 rd July , 201 4 to 25 th August , 201 4 on website www.aicte –

Choice of 3 dates and 3 cities of India for on-line examination in the order of preference may be entered. “Allotment will be based on first come first served . Actual allotment however will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.

Admission Process “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. “In case there is no central counselling , scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved  Institutes /University Departments.


CAT 2011 update

Indian Institutes of Management announced the highlights of the Common Admission Test 2011 (CAT 2011).

CAT 2011 will have only two sections. The first section will focus on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; the second on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be for 140 minutes.Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer.once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second and will no longer be able to go back.

A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through that carefully before starting the main examination.

The total duration will be two hours and 35 minutes including the tutorial. A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test will be made available in the coming weeks. Once again candidates are advised to go though them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

Computer science marks for enggineering eligibility

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has came under pressure from several states to change eligibility criteria for engineering courses: it has agreed to consider computer science and electronics as qualifying subjects along with the existing ones.

The apex regulator, however, has turned down the request to reduce eligibility criteria for general category students from the revised 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST candidates) in qualifying subjects for admission to engineering courses. AICTE had enhanced eligibility criteria by 5% for general category students from this year.

Higher education minister V S Acharya may meet HRD minister Kapil Sibal in New Delhi on Tuesday to push for reduction in eligibility criteria for 2011-12.

London Business School (LBS)

London Business School (LBS) is an international business school and a constituent college of the University of London, located in central London, beside Regent’s Park. LBS teaches postgraduate programmes in finance and management, in addition to its flagship Master of Business Administration (MBA and EMBA) program, it also offers the Sloan Fellowship Program for experienced business executives, a Masters in Finance (also known as MiF, a finance specialist programme), a Masters in Management for students with less than a year’s work experience, a PhD, as well as non-masters programmes for business executives.

It was established in 1964, after the Franks Report recommended the establishment of two business schools, as part of existing universities (London Business School and Manchester Business School), but with considerable autonomy. It has close collaborations with the nearby University College London and the Modern Language Centre at King’s College London. In December 2006 launched its operations in Dubai, which include an executive MBA degree and Executive Education programmes.

LBS is often ranked among the top business schools in Europe, and among the top 10 business schools in the world. In 2011, London Business School was ranked number one in the world for its MBA programme by the Financial Times for the third year in a row. In 2009 the school shared this ranking with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The school’s admissions process is highly selective, making it one of the most competitive business schools in the world. A high GPA, high GMAT score, and strong non-quantitative credentials are typically prerequisites to admission. Successful applicants for the full-time MBA have an average GMAT score of 701.

Over 1,000 degree students from 130 countries graduate from the School each year. A further 3,000-plus executives attend the School executive education programmes each year. The School has over 28,000 alumni in more than 120 countries, organised through 65-plus alumni clubs.

London Business School holds the European Foundation for Management Development Equis accreditation as well as that of the AACSB. The MBA and Sloan Fellowship MSc programmes are accredited through AMBA.

Full-time MBA

The school’s flagship is its 15-21 month Master of Business Administration degree. MBA students take a prescribed set of core courses, then choose electives from a choice of 70.

Class size has been around 400 students in every annual cohort, with a total of 800 students on the 15-21 month MBA. These are broken into five streams of around 80 students which undertake all core courses together.

The school is proud of the diversity of the student body and the 2008 intake – graduating in 2010 – consisted of 320 students from 60 nations with 25 per cent female and only 9 per cent from the UK (20 per cent from North America).

Beyond academic teaching, the school puts an emphasis on personal development, particularly in terms of leadership and global awareness, thanks to specific workshops led by external consultants.

In addition to a range of elective courses at the London Business School, the school has a very wide network of around 32 exchange schools around the world. Each academic year around 100 London Business School students spend a term at another leading business school.

London Business School’s diverse graduates come from 130 different countries and from a wide range of professional backgrounds. After the completion of the MBA programme, graduates accept top positions with major recruiters across Industry, Finance and Consulting sectors all around the world.

Top Recruiters

Finance – Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, Barclays, Deutsche Bank.
Consulting – McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Booz & Company, Bain & Company.
Industry – Google, American Express, BT, Shell, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsico, BP.

MBA rankings

1st in the Global MBA rankings by the Financial Times(2009, 2010, 2011).
2nd in the European ranking by the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report (2010).
5th in the international ranking by BusinessWeek (2010).
1st in the international (non-US) ranking by Forbes (2009)
2nd in the latest Best Global MBAs 2011 ranking by CNN Expansion (2011)
19th in the rankings by the Economist (2010)
3rd in the international ranking by The Wall Street Journal (2007)
2nd in the best business schools ranking by America Economia (2010)

Domicile certificate mandatory in Maharashtra

Domicile certificate is a key document that enables its holder to prove that he/she is a resident of the state, which has issued the certificate, either by birth or for a period in excess of 15 years in case of Maharashtra. The document enables the holder to avail of the domicile/resident quotas extended by the concerned state in education and jobs, among other things. The district collectors are the issuing authority for domicile certificates.

The latest notification, however, clarifies that a domicile certificate won’t be required in the case where a student has cleared Std XII as well as Std X from the state. However, “students, who are not residents of the state, won’t be eligible for the health science courses even if they have passed their Std XII from Maharashtra.”

On Friday, the state government released a notification specifying details of distribution of the MHT-CET application forms, besides the eligibility norms and allied matters.

The mandatory domicile provision for students, having done their SSC from outside Maharashtra, was introduced last year, primarily to curb the outside students from cornering a bigger share of professional seats at the expense of the students from Maharashtra.

For engineering and pharmacy courses though, the outside Maharashtra state (OMS) students will be permitted to appear for the MHT-CET to attain eligibility of admission to the first-year degree courses. However, the eligible OMS candidates for engineering courses will be considered for admission against the institute-level seats only at private unaided colleges. Similarly, OMS candidates for pharmacy courses will be considered for admission to the 15 per cent OMS quota through the round I and II of the centralised admission process, to be conducted by the state director of technical education, the notification states.

The move drew widespread protests from students, not meeting the domicile norm, and even prompted a PIL in the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court, following which the department of higher and technical education agreed to relax the norm for engineering courses.

Medical degree course aspirants, who may have passed Std XII from Maharashtra but Std X from outside the state, will have to furnish a domicile certificate to be able to appear for the ‘MHT-CET 2011’, the combined entrance exam for health sciences, engineering and pharmacy courses, scheduled for May 12.

Similarly, students who clear their Std XII from outside Maharashtra, won’t be eligible for the health science courses irrespective of their domicile status as a citizen of the state, the notification states. The government has made exceptions to this clause in the form of the defence candidates; students from the Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Area; children of employees of the central, state and Union territories governments.

Meanwhile, the MHT-CET 2011 application forms will be distributed from March 23 to 31 through the respective high schools and junior colleges. The government has also assigned divisional authorities to enable the OMS candidates secure the application forms by submitting a demand draft of Rs 700 in favour of the ‘Competent Authority, MH-CET, Mumbai’ payable at Mumbai and drawn on any scheduled commercial bank.


Though the domicile rule had been introduced for the engineering courses last year, it has been introduced for the medical courses too this year. Now those who want to pursue health sciences courses but have not cleared their standard XII exam from the state will have to submit domicile certificate in order to become eligible for Maharashtra Health and Technology Common Entrance Examination (MHT-CET) from this year onwards.

As per the notification for MHT-CET, 2011 issued by Directorate of Medical Education and Research ( DMER), those not appearing for std XII exam from the state would be barred from taking admissions in the health science courses offered by government/university-run medical colleges. As per para no 4.5 of the notification “the candidate must have passed the qualifying (HSC/std XII) or equivalent examination from an institution situated in the State of Maharashtra, with English, physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology) as subjects, at the time of admission”.

XLRI call back students

On 2nd of February around 280 aspirants who applied for MBA program and 350 candidates who had applied for HR management received a confirmation message from XLRI jamshed pur.These are the candidates who have received there statues as regret few days back.Now these students are very happy by receiving the congratulation status from XLRI.

At the time XLRI declared its  interview shortlist on January 25, some XAT test-takers who had cleared the cutoffs were not sent interview calls due to some glitch in selection process.

Few student who have cleared the cutoffs still waiting for call from XLRI.