Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2013 Notification has been published by AICTE just yesterday with the exam date for CMAT 2013 scheduled from 27th September to 1st October, 2012. As per the notification, online submission of CMAT 2013 form starts from today (i.e. 3rd August, 2012) and ends in 2nd September, 2012.
What is CMAT and how to apply for the same?
This is the focus of this blog article while another blog post titled: CMAT Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books
provides you the prep materials to prepare for CMAT 2013.
Let’s begin this with a short introduction on CMAT.
What is CMAT?
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the entrance exam being introduced by AICTE for admissions to all AICTE approved institutes offering PGDM (PG Diploma in Management) courses. These institutes (which now numbers 391
) so long has been using many different type of entrance exams such as XAT, ATMA, CAT, MAT etc. for their admissions. AICTE is taking this initiative to help students reduce their time, effort & money in seeking admission in management colleges by reducing the number of management entrance exams that the student at present has to appear.
Beginning this year, AICTE is going to conduct CMAT twice a year and you can appear in both the exam. Best of the two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14. This is the second time CMAT is being conducted in 2012, the first ever CMAT was held from 20th to 28th February, 2012.
CMAT 2013 Test pattern/format:
CMAT is going to be a CBT (Computer Based Test), just like CAT these days. You will have to appear in this exam in a pre-assigned computer in the test venue. There are four test sections - Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability / Language Comprehension, Numerical Ability + Data Interpretation & General Awareness. Each section has 25 questions thus totaling 100, which has to be answered in 3 hours.
CMAT 2013 Important dates:
CMAT 2013 Registration Start date: Date : 03-Aug-2012
CMAT 2013 Registration End date: Date : 02-Sep-2012
Admit Card (Hall Ticket) download date: Date : 15-Sep-2012
CMAT 2013 Exam Window Date: 27-Sep-2012 to 01-Oct-2012
CMAT 2013 Result declaration: Date : 17-Oct-2012
Print out of Score Cards: From
17-Oct-2012 to 17-Nov-2012
Eligibility for CMAT 2013:
You just need to be a Graduate in any discipline (even Final year Graduate students can apply for CMAT.
There is no age restriction.
CMAT 2013 Test centres:
CMAT 2013 would be conducted in following 64 city/town all over India:
Agartala, Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Ananthapur, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Durgapur, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pondicherry, Prakasam, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shimla, Siliguri, Srinagar, Surat, Trichurapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam & Warangal.
CMAT 2013 Test Fee:
Rs. 1200/= for General/OBC and Rs. 600/= for SC/ST/PD.
This fee can be paid either online using credit/debit card or offline by paying the amount in cash at SBI or ICICI bank branches.
If you want to pay it offline, at first you have to complete the Step-1 & 2 of the online CMAT 2013 registration and than take print out of the fee payment challan which is generated automatically with your data. You than have to visit the nearest SBI/ICICI branch with this challan to pay the test fee. After payment of this fee, you will have to complete the Step-3 &4 of the CMAT registration.
CMAT 2013 Online Form:
There is no offline form for CMAT 2013. You only have to apply online.
How to apply online for CMAT 2013 is given very clearly in this webpage
If you have gone through the same carefully, click here to find the CMAT 2013 Online Form
(to be available only in between
27th September to 1st October, 2012). On this page, you will find the "Submit" button, on clicking which you will find the CMAT 2013 registration form.
CMAT 2013 Admit Card:
Admit card for CMAT 2013 would not be sent to you by post but you have to download it from CMAT website from
15th September 2012 onward. The official website for CMAT is: www.aicte-cmat.in
. Keep visiting it for regular updates.