The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has passed the decision to conduct the in Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) online exam only once a year. This change is set to be implemented from the next academic session, i.e. 2016-17 onwards. Till now, the competitive exam was conducted twice a year.
Initially the exam was scheduled to be held in September this year, however it was postponed and now the aspirants will have to take the exam in January 2016. “Since 2012, AICTE has been conducting CMAT twice in an academic year during September and February for admission to PG programmes in management. But, now it will be conducted once in a year. For CMAT scheduled in January 2016, a notification will be released soon,” said Avinash S. Pant, the Vice-Chairman of AICTE.
In the month of July, the council had ascertained that it will provide information about CMAT in the first week of August, but the process has been shelved. The official notification that was expected in the month of September might be delayed, too. The candidates will be informed about their admit cards, roll number, test date, test time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address as well as brief instructions during the exam.
CMAT is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes affiliated by AICTE. It will be conducted as the main exam for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programmes for the academic year 2015-16.