In an expected move AICTE is planning to cancel Sept CMAT and Feb CMAT and conduct only once CMAT exam in January.
This move will be appreciated by students as they dont have appear twice but once only. Feb CMAT used to be in feb end which used to make it difficult for colleges to accept its scores as by that time exam forms are over.
Major colleges accepting CMAT exam scores:
Goa Inst of Management
NIA National Insurance Academy Pune
Most of the these colleges accept other exams like cat xat as well which makes it avoidable to give cmat. But if you are not expecting a good score in cat xat due to level of difficulty cmat will help you get that percentile.
So students should focus on the other major exams for the time being.
CMAT started with a very good objective of ironing out all MBA entrance exams into one which can be taken by students into AICTE approved colleges including XLRI JBIMS and many more.
It took off well, CMAT was taken by nearly 3 lac students as compared to CAT (1.5 lacs approx). But because of many many reasons CMAT was always marred with controversies.
This is what happens when you try to clean up a mess and end up in a mess. CMAT ended up as one more exam to be taken becoming single exam.