Around 67,000 aspirants registered for Common Management Admissions Test (CMAT) May 2013 additional test.

CMAT May 2013 only accepted applications from candidature of those who missed out one of the last two CMAT tests held in September 2012 and February 2013, respectively.

Dr SS Mantha, Chairman, AICTE said, “The response to May CMAT has been very encouraging. With more states coming into the fold, we have received about 67,000 registrations from B-school Aspirants across India.” “It is very satisfying to observe that more states are accepting CMAT as the first stage of their MBA admission process,” he added.

Dr SS Mantha, however, said that AICTE is organizing the additional May CMAT for this year only. “This is not the third test and organizing the additional test will not be a regular practice in future,” he said, adding, “the May CMAT offered MBA admission opportunity to Aspirants from those states which announced their acceptance of CMAT scores very late.

AICTE, New Delhi conducts Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) May 2013 additional Test for admission to Management programmes approved by AICTE institutions across the country. Important Dates: Print out of hall ticket: May 05, 2013. Computer based test dates from May 19 To 22, 2013. Test Timings: 09.30 AM to 12.30 PM and 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Declaration of results: June 01, 2013.


Expected 2013 cutoffs

Sure shot – Great chance to convert with Average GDPI score
Good chance – Good chance to convert with Good GDPI score
Fighter score – Fighting chance to convert with excellent GDPI score

College Sure Shot Good Chance Fighter score Backup score
JBIMS 304 300 295 295
Sydneham 289 285 280 275
KJ Som 279 275 270 265
Welingkar 274 270 265 260
SIES 274 270 265 246
Dalmia 259 255 250 243
IES 249 245 240 240
MET 244 240 235 235
Xaviers 239 235 230 230
Chetna 234 230 225 225
KJ SOM PGDM 229 225 220 220
Alkesh Dinesh Modi 214 210 205 205
Sinhgad Institute 219 215 210 210
Welingkar PGDM 189 185 180 180
PUMBA 209 205 200 200
Vivekanand Education 209 205 200 200
Rizvi 209 205 200 200
Zagdu Singh Chartitable 209 205 200 200
Indira Institute, Pune 209 205 200 200
SIES PG 109 105 100 100
Dalmia PG 109 105 100 100
chetna PG 109 105 100 100
MET PG 109 105 100 100
IES PG 109 105 100 100
Indira PG 109 105 100 100
Lala 109 105 100 100
Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Institute 109 105 100 100
MIT School of Management, Pun 109 105 100 100
Sinhgad Technical Education 109 105 100 100

Other colleges

College Name Expected CMAT cut-off
Acharya Bangalore B-School 150
Acropolis Faculty of Management & Research, Indore 100
AICAR Business School, Karjat 100
ASM’s Institute of International Business & Research, Pune 150
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 150
Doon Business School, Dehradun 150
Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management , Pune 150
Goa Institute of Management Sanquelim, Poriem Sattari, Goa 250
Indira Global Business School , Pune 150
Indira School Of Business Studies , Pune 150
Indus Business Academy, BANGALORE 180
Institute of Health Management Research,Bangalore 180
Jaipuria Insitute of Management, Indore 150
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow 200
Jaipuria Institute of Management , Ghaziabad 150
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur 150
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 150
JRE Group of Institutions, Greater Noida 170
Medi-Caps Institute of Techno-Management ,Indore 170
MIT School of Business, Pune 140
Sinhgad Institute, Pune 150
Prestige Institute of Management, Indore 150
IIF, Noida 150
LBSIM, Bareilly 150



Expected CMAT applicants

CMAT 2013  feb expected applicants – 1,50,000 plus
CMAT 2012 sept expected applicants – 60,000 plus
CMAT 2012 feb expected applicants – 66,000 plus

Merely 70,000 aspirants across the country have registered for the first edition of the national level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2012). The entrance test, for admission to 3,500-odd MBA colleges in the country, will be conducted online by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) over a period of eight days starting February 20, 2012.

CMAT 2013 is expected to cross 2 lacs plus with closure of state level exams like Maharastra CET, which will increase the number of people taking CMAT 2013 to 2,00,000 plus.

“By the time the dates for the CMAT were announced, most of the states had already announced the schedule of their entrance examinations. It also took time to approach the states. Also it’s the first year of implementation. From next year, the registration will increase,” said AICTE chairman S S Mantha.

The idea of a common admission test for admissions to B-schools, barring Indian Institutes of Management, was mooted last year. The announcement was made in December. “The idea is to have fewer entrance tests for students to reduce stress. All AICTE-approved institutions will have to accept CMAT scores,” added Mantha.

CMAT 2013 might be conducted 2 – 4 times a year
The three-hour CMAT 2012 entrance test was conducted at 61 centres across the country over nine days in two shifts. The 100-mark test will be divided in four different components of 25 marks each, wherein one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. However, even as CMAT aims to promote a single entrance test, several other bodies plan to continue with their tests.

How ever the MAT exam is conducted 4 times a year similarly CMAT 2013 might be conducted 2 – 4 or even 6 times a year to accomodate admission cycle of all state level entrance exams.

Most of the state exams will now accept CMAT scores.. so like MAT CMAT has to be conducted 2 times a year to compensate for admission cycles of all states and PG colleges.

Now the colleges will have to decide which CMAT scores they wish to take… sept CMAT or feb CMAT… or both..

Eg: Maharashtra CET used to accept feb MAT scores only (earlier not now) similarly eg SPJain will hav to decide weather to take feb / sept CMAT scores…

Maybe colleges which have their admission deadlines in Dec and Jan might be taking CMAT sept scores which colleges with admission deadlines later on might accept both scores or best of two.

My analysis says that CMAT 2012 Sept will have relatively less competition than CMAT 2013 feb so chance of getting good score in CMAT sept is better.. hence students serious about CMAT should take both cmat to increase their chances of getting a good college…

End of state level exams
The Maharashtra state government has already scrapped the state CET for admissions to B-schools from the next academic year. An official from the Directorate of Technical Education said, “From next year, admissions in the state will be completely based on the CMAT scores. This is the last year for the state CET.”

However, the state is yet to decide on the details of the admission process. Last year, around 89,000 candidates from the state appeared for the MBA /MMS CET from the state. Several other states have decided to accept CMAT from the next academic year, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.

Change in difficulty
CMAT 2013 is expected to be little bit more difficult than the first edition because of the increase in the number of students applying for CMAT exam.
CMAT 2012 Summary:
1. Quant – Simple straightforward questions – Easy
2. DI – Simple with minimum calculations – Easy
3. Critical reasoning – Tricky – Difficult
4. Logical Reasoning – exactly same as CET – Easy
5. Verbal Ability – some questions were tricky – Moderate to tough
6. GK – Mostly current affairs with little bit history and name of personalities – Easy to Moderate
7. RC – No long RCs but small one paragraph RCs with inference based questions – Moderat

CMAT 2013 will be more difficult than 2012 edition.

Changes in paper pattern
CMAT 2012 contained only 3 marks of DI while CMAT 2013 is expected to contain more marks of DI maybe upto 5 – 8 questions. while means quant might be less.
CMAT 2012 contained no long RC passages which surprised most of the students, but CMAT 2013 exam takers should be expecting RC coming back in their normal form.

The dates for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2012), the national, computer-based entrance exam conducted by AICTE for admissions to post graduate programmes in management for the year 2013-14 have been announced. This is the first CMAT for the year 2013-14, which will be held from 27 September to 1 October 2012.

The second CMAT is expected to be conducted in February 2013. Students are eligible to appear for both the exams and the best of the two scores will be used for admissions for 2013-14.

(Also read: Online CMAT to be held Twice a Year from 2013-14 Academic Session: AICTE)

Important Dates first CMAT for 2013-14 Academic Session

Registration window for CMAT opens

3 August 2012

Last Date for Online Registration

2 September 2012

Hall Ticket Print Out available from

15 September 2012

Computer based CMAT Dates

27 September – 1 October 2012
Test Timings: 2 slots
9:30am to 12:30pm
2:30pm to 5:30pm

CMAT Results

17 October 2012

Score Cards can be printed from

17 October – 17 November 2012

Eligibility Criteria for first CMAT for 2013-14 Academic Session

Graduates in any discipline or final year students of graduate courses can apply for CMAT
Registration Process for first CMAT for 2013-14 Academic Session

The test fee for CMAT exam is Rs. 1200 for the General and OBC category candidates and Rs. 600 for the SC/ST/PD candidates plus the applicable bank charges.

You have to register online on the website between 3 Aug & 2 Sep 2012 & choose 3 cities for the computer based CMAT in the order of your preference. The allotment of the test-city will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Allotment would also be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city
Test Cities

CMAT 2013-14 would be held across 64 cities in India. These cities are Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Ananthapur, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareily, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Durgapur, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Prakasam, Pondicherry, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Siliguri, Srinagar, Surat, Trichurapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.
Mode of Payment for CMAT

1. Net Banking / Credit / Debit Card: online payment through the website
2. Cash Payment: Through challan generated online and cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India (SBI)
Admission Process after CMAT

The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the students through central counselling. In case there is no central counselling, the scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved Institutes or University Departments.
CMAT Pattern

According to a tender released by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) on 30th June 2012, CMAT is expected to have 100 questions and would be of three hours (180 minutes) duration covering the following four subjects:

(i) Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (QTDI)
(ii) Logical Reasoning (LR)
(iii) General Awareness (GA)
(iv) Language Comprehension (LC)
CMAT 2012 exam for 2012-13 academic session was held between 20 – 28 February 2012 & had 4 sections with 25 questions each.



List of CITIES CMAT Entrance Exam Center 2013-14 admission
Agartala Dhanbad Kochi Pondicherry
Ahmadabad Dharwad Kolhapur Pune
Allahabad Durgapur Kolkata Rajkot
Amravati Ghaziabad Kota Raipur
Amritsar Gurgaon Kozhikode Ranchi
Ananthapur Guwahati Lucknow Shimla
Aurangabad Gwalior Ludhiana Siliguri
Bangalore Hyderabad Madurai Srinagar
Bareilly Indore Mumbai Surat
Bhopal Jabalpur Mysore Trichurapalli
Bhubaneswar Jaipur Nagpur Trivandrum
Chandigarh Jammu Nasik Udaipur
Chennai Jamshedpur Noida Vadodara
Coimbatore Jhansi Panaji Varanasi
Dehradun Jodhpur Patna Visakhapatnam
Delhi Kanpur Prakasam Warangal



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AICTE has launched the National level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE since 2012-13.
• AICTE has now decided to conduct CMAT twice a year.
• The notification is issued to announce the schedule for
conducting first Test of Common Management Admission
Test (CMAT) for admission for academic year 2013-14.
• The students will be eligible to appear in both the exam
and best of the two scores will be used for admission for

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