AICTE-CMAT 2018 Exam date announced: Online test on January 21, registration begins October 20

CMAT 2018 exam date
Wednesday, October 11 2017, 10:07 PM
CMAT 2018 exam will be held on January 21, 2018 in a single session of 3 hours duration. AICTE has released the CMAT 2018 notification on October 11, 2017 and has announced the CMAT 2018 registration dates as well as the exam date
‘A Trial test will be available from 20th Oct 2017 onwards for the candidates to have a feel of the online test and navigation functionality’ - AICTE

CMAT 2018 exam date as announced by AICTE is January 21, 2018. AICTE has released the CMAT 2018 notification on October 11, 2017 on AICTE website. The registration and application process for CMAT 2018 will begin on October 20 and will end on December 15, 2017 – says the AICTE release.

As already announced by MBAUniverse.com after confirming from AICTE regarding the release of CMAT 2018 notification and announcement of exam date this week, AICTE has announced all the important dates related to Common  Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2018.

The registration process for CMAT 2018 will remain online. According to AICTE, “The Online Application Form for CMAT 2018 will be available from 20th October 2017 at 10:00 am onwards.”

No Reserve day in CMAT 2018
Unlike the last year notification, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) the CMAT convening authority, has not announced any reserve exam day for CMAT 2018 exam. Last year CMAT was held on January 28 and January 29 was kept as the reserve day to face any eventuality or glitches on the first day. 

CMAT 2018 will therefore be held in a single day and single session on January 21, 2018 in a test window of 3 hours duration.

CMAT 2018: Remains yearly test
AICTE has informed that the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2018 will remain a yearly test and will be conducted as online CBT exam.

Result date not announced
AICTE  has refrained from announcing the CMAT 2018 result declaration date. It could be due to the fact that some technical issues may come up in finalizing and declaring the CMAT result within a week’s time from the date of conducting the exam. However, it is expected that CMAT 2018 result would be declared in 10 days’ time from the date of  the CMT exam which is January 21.

CMAT 2018 Exam pattern
CMAT 2018 will remain an online exam for admission to AICTE approved MBA/ PGDM courses 2018-20 batch across the country. It is expected that there could be content based changes in CMAT 2018.

According to AICTE, following are the key components of CMAT 2018 exam pattern:

Type of Questions

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Language Comprehension

25

100

General Awareness

25

100

  • Duration of test is 180 minutes (3 hours).
  • There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted .
  • A Trial test will be available from 20th Oct 2017 onwards for the candidates to have a feel of the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates are advised to go through them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.
  • At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk.
  • Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.
  • No breaks will be given during the test.

CMAT 2018 exam scores will remain valid for admission to AICTE approved management programmes in the academic year 2018-19, the candidates who are planning to explore admission opportunity in MBA/PGDM programmes in 2018 should register and apply for CMAT 2018.

CMAT 2018: Eligibility Criteria

CMAT 2018 aims to select suitable students for admission in management programmes in 400 B-schools across the country. The on-line Registration for CMAT 2018 will be opened on October 20 and will be a 3 step process that can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2018-19 can also apply for CMAT online exam

CMAT 2018 exam fee: Pay online or offline
Registration for CMAT 2018 will begin on October 20, 2017. Candidates can pay registration fee online or offline.

Test fee is included in the registration and application fee for CMAT 2018. For General/OBC Category candidates the registration and test fee is Rs. 1400/- and for SC/ST/PD candidates the test fee is Rs.700/-. This fee is excluding the bank charges, if any.

A candidate can pay the fee on-line through Net banking/Credit/Debit card or can pay cash through challan generated online and cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India.  Please remember Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

CMAT 2018 Registration process
Registration for CMAT 2018 is a 3 step process beginning with filling up personal profile, making the payment and filling up the application form. You will be allowed to login at AICTE CMAT 2018 site as new user with effect from October 20 to register for CMAT 2018.

Read all about the CMAT registration process and documents required

Earlier there used to be 2 CMAT exams for admission to AICTE approved PGDM/MBA courses. The first CMAT used to be held in September and the second in the month of coming February regularly. Now since last 2 years, CMAT has become a yearly event, it may not be possible for the aspirants to get an opportunity to improve their scores in next CMAT as the scores will remain valid only for one academic session.

CMAT 2018 scores will be accepted by around 400+ B schools running the AICTE approved management programmes in India. It is the 2nd largest MBA/PGDM entrance test after CAT in the country. Management institutes affiliated to Universities in thirteen states of Chhatisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland,  Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and other private B schools approved by AICTE accept the CMAT scores.

CMAT 2018: Important dates

Registration start date

October 20, 2017

Registration end date

December 15, 2017

Registration fee

Rs.1400 (for Gen/OBC); Rs.700 (for SC/ST/PD)

Exam date

January 21, 2018

Issue & download of Admit Card

January 10, 2018 onwards

Result date

To be announced

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on AICTE- CMAT 2018

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MBA/PGDM Admissions 2018 Open - Important Dates
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XLRI – XAT 2018
Application to XAT is open till November 30 without late fee and till December 15 with late fee
MDI Gurgaon
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Gurgaon is open till November 24, 2017
IMI New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMI New Delhi is open till December 4, 2017
NMIMS Mumbai – NMAT
Application to NMAT by GMAC and for MBA admission at NMIMS, is open till October 3
IMT Ghaziabad
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMT Ghaziabad is open till November 24, 2017
XIM Bhubaneshwar
Application for MBA 2018-20 at XIM Bhubaneswar is open till December 8, 2017
SCMHRD, Pune – SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 registration is open till November 24, 2017
Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
The application for 2 years PGDM 2018-20 is open till Feb 25, 2018
KJ SIMSR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018
GIM Goa
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018
LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-
IBSAT 2017
Application to IBSAT 2017 is open till December 12, 2017
CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018
SDMIMD Mysore
Online & offline Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SDMIMD is open till February 28, 2018 with application fee of Rs.1250/-
SOIL Gurgaon
Application for PGP 2018-19 at SOIL is open till February 25, 2018
SIBM Hyderabad – SNAP 2017
To apply to SIBM Hyderabad, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-H in the SNAP Form
SIBM Bengaluru
To apply to SIBM Bengaluru, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-B in the SNAP Form
 

 

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