According to a report, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will commence the counselling process for MBA admissions from 03 August 2013. Karnataka along with several other states has given place to CMAT (Common Management Aptitude Test) instead of the state’s own PGCET. This year there is no PGCET for MBA Admissions, the government quota seats are to be filled on the basis of merit in CMAT. CMAT is an all India level management aptitude test conducted by the AICTE.
Confirmed sources say that the fee for MBA is fixed at Rs 53,000 a year, which means students of Karnataka with CMAT score will have an opportunity to avail the government quota seat. Atleast 50% of seats are reserved for the government in each MBA college, students who have not appeared for CMAT will not be eligible for the government quota seats. Such students can participate in KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) which is to be held on 21 July 2013. Students should note that KMAT is an entrance test for the management quota seats not the government seats.
As per the current scenario in Karnataka a majority of students are not yet aware of the counselling procedure for the MBA seats. The state government till date has not made any public announcement about the counselling process. Students who have taken part in CMAT has no clue as what exactly the score means to them.
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