CMAT 2018: The registration process of Common Management Admissions Test 2018 will begin from October 20. As per the official website — aicte-cmat.in the exam is scheduled to be held on January 21. The last date to submit the application form is by December 15.
The Common Management Admissions Test is a national-level MBA admission test which was launched to reduce the physical, mental and financial stress of students in attending multiple entrance examinations conducted by the institutions for admission to management programmes.
Eligibility criteria for CMAT 2018: The applicant should be a graduate in any discipline. The final year students can also apply.
Exam pattern: The computer-based online entrance exam is for three hours and will be conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments — Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. All sections are 100 marks each and carry 25 questions.
Scoring mechanism: Both overall test score and the individual sectional scores will determine the result. Those with high overall scores will get better ranks. Ties will be decided based on the performance of the students in the individual sections – those who scored better in quant will get better ranks. Logical reasoning, English comprehension and general awareness follow the quant section in the pecking order to decide a tie.
There are over 3500 AICTE approved B-schools which are expected to take CMAT scores including JBIMS, Sydenham, KJ Somaiya, IMT and GIM among others.