Noida, India (PressExposure) January 12, 2012 -- AICTE has extended the application deadline of CMAT 2012 exam till Sunday, January 22, 2012. The original deadline of the exam was Monday, January 9, 2012. The announcement was made by AICTE in the AICTE CMAT website today.
The registration for the CMAT exam had started on Friday, December 9, 2011. According to S S Mantha, Chairman, AICTE, as some states have elections on January 9, 2012, the date of registration has been extended in order to give the candidates enough time to register.
The CMAT 2012 exam, a computer based exam has been scheduled from Monday, February 20 to Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Though the list of B-schools that will accept CMAT 2012 scores has not been declared, but AICTE says, "The scores will be awarded to all the candidates who appear in CMAT and All India and state level merit will be prepared for admission to MBA and PGDM level management programs in AICTE approved institutions."
According to MBAUniverse.com report, the top ranked B-schools will not accept CMAT 2012 scores for the admission of the year 2012-14. But there are many B-schools in the next level of ranking, which will be accepting the scores of CMAT 2012 exam.
The CMAT exam will consist of 100 questions of one mark each. The sections of the exam are Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. For each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of one mark.
AICTE has started the trial test from December 14, 2011 onwards. However, the date on which it was originally supposed to start the trial test was December 12, 2011. But strangely enough, when MBAUniverse.com logged on http://www.AICTE-CMAT.in on Dec 14 at 6pm, the questions are not at all related with the sections of the test which are Quantitative Ability, Verbal, DI, LR and GK! Rather, all the 10 questions which are asked in the trial test are on corporate finance. Like this bizarre question: "What is the default spot lag for an equity warrant?". As a reaction to the MBAUnverse.com report, AICTE changed the questions of the trial test. Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on CMAT 2012.