The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2014-15, going to be held in February, has witnessed more than 1.8 lakh registrations in total, which is much higher than the record of 80, 000 registrations for the first edition conducted in September 2013.
Other B-school entrance exams such as CAT 2013 had a total of 1.93 lakh registrations while, XAT had seen 89, 000 candidates getting registered.
One of the objectives to conduct CMAT as per the AICTE chairman S.S. Mantha is to lower the financial burden and pointless hardships faced by candidates because of multiple examinations. The response towards CMAT has proven the authorities, correct, he added.
The second edition of CMAT, for 2014 admission sessions, is scheduled to be held from February 20 to February 24, 2014 and its results will be declared on March 14.
The candidates can register themselves for both the editions of the same session. In this case, the best CMAT score of the candidate, who appeared in both editions of CMAT, will be considered.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducts the CMAT for admissions in all the management programmes. CMAT is a 3 hour, online computer-based, National level test. By appearing in CMAT, the candidates can apply to over 4000 B-schools according to the score s/he obtains. The questions In CMAT exams are asked in 4 sections - Quantitative technique, Logical reasoning, Language comprehension and General Awareness.