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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.

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.



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
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
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.



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)



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

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.

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.