Single Entrance Test for MBA Colleges from 2013


Would you like to give one entrance exam each for the MBA colleges you apply? Certainly no, in a move to reduce the financial burden and stress of going through multiple entrance tests for management colleges AICTE has decided to conduct CMAT (Common Management Aptitude Test). The test will cover admissions to both MBA and Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

CMAT will be administered from the academic year 2012 – 2013, Colleges & Institutes approved by AICTE will accept the CMAT score. Currently Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is the widely accepted management entrance test taken by 3.85 Lakh students every year. From now on entrance tests such as MAT, State Level Entrance Tests, XAT etc will be done away and only CMAT will be administered replacing all other entrance tests.

However IIMs will use CAT as a written test criteria for it’s management courses. Since IIMs are independent and function as autonomous universities IIMs are exempted from CMAT. Deemed universities are also exempted from the CMAT, they will still hold their individual entrance tests.

What do you think? Should CMAT replace all other management entrance tests? As a MBA aspirant will this benefit you? Leave your thoughts!

Source: Economic Times

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