CMAT – An Introduction
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the latest computer based All India level MBA entrance exam. CMAT is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). MBA aspirants who appear in CMAT will be selected on all India merit which will be prepared for admission to MBA and PGDM programs. The exam is conducted for all more than 2000 AICTE approved B schools.
CMAT was held for the first time during the period 20 February 2012 – Tuesday, 28 February 2012. CMAT Cell has been constituted to coordinate all activities related to conduct of first national level test for admission in to all MBA programs in AICTE approved institutions. The technology partner of this computer bases test is Aptech.
CMAT: Exam Pattern
Likewise some other MBA entrance exams, CMAT has four sections - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The duration of test was 180 minutes. There were 4 marks for each correct answer and a negative marking of 1 mark against each incorrect answer.
Eligibility for CMAT
The candidate must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree of three year duration after 10+2.
CMAT Application Process:
In CMAT 2012, the last date of registration was January 22, 2012. Candidates were required to pay registration fee either by Online (Credit / Debit cards / Net banking) or Depositing cash in any branch of State Bank of India. The official website of CMAT is www.aicte-cmat.in
CMAT 2012 – A snap shot
CMAT 2012 was held for 180 minutes test which had 100 questions (25 questions in each section). Each section was of maximum 100 marks. There was negative marking for wrong answers i.e. 4 marks for each correct answer and negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer. The overall difficulty level of paper was easy to difficult.
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