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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.


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.

Be Ready for CAT Group Discussions

Common Admission Test (CAT) results have been declared,I guess you all are waiting for — GD-PI.Colleges are also waiting for you to attend their GD and PI..

Are you ready for GD – PI ? Are you happy with your CAT scores? Are you planning for next attempt(1 year drop)..

There are many colleges apart from IIMs which can be your preferred choice for MBA.I would say if you get 1 of below colleges then its fine rather waiting 1 more year for IIM.

You have to show your talent in field during job after completing this degree (MBA).Getting degree from a big college not make you successful but your field work would make you successful.

Here is a list of GD PI dates for few of good colleges.

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR),Mumbai GD PI DATE first week of February.

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, GD PI would be conducted in Third week of March and the second week of April

The National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE),GD PI would be conducted in second and third week of March

Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (SJMSoM), IIT Mumbai, GD PI would be conducted in February 10 with the process scheduled between 2 to 5 March.

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) has decided to accept CMAT scores for their Nagpur and Hydrabad campuses for 2012. However, admission to the Ghaziabad campus will still be taken on the basis of CAT scores.GD-PI for the Ghaziabad campus is scheduled for February 1.

Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology,GD PI would be conducted on March 23-26, while the final results will be announced a month later on April 25. The application registration date of the institute started on January 13 and will continue till the 27th,

TA Pai Management Institute, application registration dates from January 15 to February 15 (as XAT results will be announced by the end of this month), TAPMI Manipal. The GD-PI round will commence after February 25 and will be completed by the end of March, The institute will not be accepting CMAT

Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA) in Ahmedabad first week of April. The application submission deadline for the institute is January 30. MICA that also holds its own admission test, the Mudra Institute of Communication Admission Test (MICAT), scheduled to take place either in the last week of February or the first week of March this year, will not accept CMAT scores this year.

School of Management (VGSoM), IIT, Kharagpur, ranked 25th, started accepting applications from December 27, 2011. The final date for accepting applications by the institute is January 27. Their GD-PI sessions are scheduled in four places. In Mumbai, they will take place from March 9 to 12, in Kolkata from 20 to 22 March, in Delhi from 27 to 30 March and in Bangalore from April 3 to 6. The institute will not be accepting CMAT scores this year.

IIT Kanpur’s Industrial and Management Engineering (IME probably schedule interview round in the last week of March.The institute has extended the last date for application submission from January 27 to February 3 due to some problem in its website.

All dates are tentative and subject to change.Notices for the exact GDPI dates can be found on college sites.Information have been collected from the Public information available on internet.Studyfreak is not responsible for any date change.

CAT is still popular

The number of CAT registration was falling for the last few years, but this seems to have changed this time.Last year due to recession many CAT aspirants changed their plans.

The CAT 2011 registration window closed on October 4th with approximately 2.05 lakh registered CAT aspirants.The number of applicants for the Common Admission Test (CAT), the entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), has finally risen after a steady drop in the past two years.

Last year, 2.04 lakh had registered to the take the computer-based test. In 2009, about 2.42 lakh had registered. Apart from the IIMs, CAT is the entrance criterion for 150 other management institutes in the country. Good placements last year have encouraged more people to apply.

With 3,000 seats on offer and 2.05 lakh candidates, approximately one in 80 candidates will make it to the 13 IIMs this year.

Those who are ready to spend Rs.13 lakh for an MBA course will definitely look for a better return through a better job.After the economic slowdown and poor job scenario in 2008 and 2009, many gave a rethink to management courses and only serious candidates opt for it now

SNAP 2011 Registration begins

SNAP 2011 scheduled on December 18
Exam Date:Dec18
Form Availability:Aug 25 – Nov 23
Forms Available At:Selected branches of Axis Bank
Application Fee:Rs. 1550/-

Application Process:

1- Log in to www.snaptest.org to register for SNAP Test.

2- Payment through cash :  After online SNAP 2011 registration print ‘Axis Bank Challan’ from SNAP
website, this is in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1550/- in cash only at any Axis Bank branch in your city.
Sign and stamped ‘Symbiosis copy’ of the ‘Axis Bank Challan’ is required to be sent to “Symbiosis Test Secretariat”.

3- Payment through demand draft:
Get a demand draft for Rs. 1550/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.

Take a print out and sign the ‘Payment Advice’ form to send along with the DD to the “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” only at address mentioned in Contact info field.

4- Online payment through credit card:
The candidate may pay directly through either Master or Visa card online and follow the instructions on the SNAP website.

5- Online payment through net banking :
The candidate may transfer SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account using Net Banking option too.

The applicant should have graduation degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in aggregate.
Contact Info:

Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,
Dist: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
Telefax: 020-39116228

CAT registration will open from August 17

This year the test will be conducted at 36 cities in the country. The results will be available on the website on January 11, 2012. Candidates must retain the printout of their score cards, which are valid only until December 31, 2012. Subsequent to that date, no queries related to issuance of CAT 2011 score cards would be entertained.
CAT 2011 will be held from October 22 to November 18 during a 20-day testing window period. For details, visit www.catiim.in or contact the IVRS number at 1800-103-7833.
The registration for the Common Admission Test 2011, which holds the key to 13 IIMs and other B-schools, starts on August 17 and will end on September 28. Candidates can register by logging on to www.catiim.in. CAT 2011 vouchers can be obtained from branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets from August 17 to September 26, for `1,600 for the general category and `800 for SC/ST candidates.

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.

CAT enrolment rise expected this year

In 2008, around 276,000 aspirants appeared for CAT. This fell to 240,000 in 2009, further coming down to 206,000 in 2010.

IIMs say they expect to see a growth this year in the number of aspirants. The third computer-based edition of the yearly test, conducted by the IIMs through partner Prometric, is expected is to witness a 10 per cent rise in applications this year.

Expectations of such a rise in applications may also be due to an almost glitch-free CAT last year, after a bumpy start in 2009, when IIMs and Prometric had to conduct the CAT in two phases, after thousands of candidates suffered technical glitches at several centres. Prometric also discontinued its partnership with NIIT after the first stint and moved on to a tie-up with MeritTrac and Everonn.

In terms of expansion, the CAT Committee is looking to create a buffer of 10-15 per cent in terms of test centres this year.

According to Moorthy, a few more centres may be set up, depending on the requirement. Moreover, apart from the 180-odd, non-IIM B-schools being part of CAT, IIMs may be adding a few more.

Change in IIM eligibility criteria students troubled

New IIMs are screening aspirants calling students for GD-PI on the basis of their bachelor degree marks.

CAT prospectus clearly speaks about 50% marks in the bachelor’s degree as the eligibility, the new 4 IIMs in Shillong, Rohtak, Trichy, Raipur are screening students based on 65% score in the bachelor’s degree as their minimum eligibility criteria

The other older IIMs — Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode —are screening students for the GD and PI based on a weightage they are assigning to CAT scores, class X, XII and degree marks.

Many students have been affected by this last minute change.

Professors are claiming atleast older IIMs are following right procedure.

While the B-schools had said they would consider parameters other than CAT scores, the often decisive weightages given to these criteria were only disclosed after the CAT 2010 results were released last month.