The applicants must gear up now as the dates of first computer-based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) are out. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) announced the dates on Thursday by declaring that the online registration of candidates starts on December 9 and the entrance examination will be conducted from February 20 to 28, 2012 over 61 cities.
Following the orders of Supreme Court, AICTE will carry CMAT for the first time. This decision of SC will be quite helpful for both students and institutions as it will reduce the burden from the students to appear in multiple examinations and will also help institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by the Council for the academic year 2012-13. It will also help the students in form of reduction of physical, mental and financial stress on students keen on admission into management programmes.
It has been requested to secretaries of technical education of states and vice chancellors of universities to advise competent authorities in their respective states or under their jurisdiction to use the scores of CMAT-2012 for admitting students in the AICTE approved management institutions for academic year 2012-13.
CMAT will be conducted continuously for nine days in two shifts. The duration of the test will be 3 hours. With the help of CMAT scores students can take admission in all management programmes in AICTE approved institutions/ university departments. There are a total number of 4 lakh seats.
The question paper will comprise Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness with 25 questions in each section. While each correct answer carries four marks, each wrong answer will carry one negative marking.
The last date to register yourself is 9 January, 2012. The admit cards will be available from 30 January, 2012. The first shift of the test will be from 9.30am to 12.30pm, while the second shift starts from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. the results will be announced on 11 March, 2012.