Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2013 Notification has been published by AICTE just yesterday with the exam date for CMAT 2013 scheduled from 27th September to 1st October, 2012. As per the notification, online submission of CMAT 2013 form starts from today (i.e. 3rd August, 2012) and ends in 2nd September, 2012.
You can click here to download the AICTE CMAT-2013 Exam date notification.(http://www.aicte-cmat.in/PdfDocuments/CMATSep2012-Paper-Adv1.pdf)
What is CMAT and how to apply for the same? This is the focus of this blog article while another blog post titled: CMAT Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books provides you the prep materials to prepare for CMAT 2013.
Let’s begin this with a short introduction on CMAT.
What is CMAT?
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the entrance exam being introduced by AICTE for admissions to all AICTE approved institutes offering PGDM (PG Diploma in Management) courses. These institutes (which now numbers 391-http://www.aicte-india.org/downloads/list_of_institutions_PGDM.pdf) so long has been using many different type of entrance exams such as XAT, ATMA, CAT, MAT etc. for their admissions. AICTE is taking this initiative to help students reduce their time, effort & money in seeking admission in management colleges by reducing the number of management entrance exams that the student at present has to appear.
Beginning this year, AICTE is going to conduct CMAT twice a year and you can appear in both the exam. Best of the two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14. This is the second time CMAT is being conducted in 2012, the first ever CMAT was held from 20th to 28th February, 2012.
CMAT 2013 Test pattern/format:
CMAT is going to be a CBT (Computer Based Test), just like CAT these days. You will have to appear in this exam in a pre-assigned computer in the test venue. There are four test sections - Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability / Language Comprehension, Numerical Ability + Data Interpretation & General Awareness. Each section has 25 questions thus totaling 100, which has to be answered in 3 hours.
There is negative marking in CMAT. More about the CMAT test pattern in my next blog article titled: CMAT Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books.
CMAT 2013 Important dates:
CMAT 2013 Registration Start Date: 03-Aug-2012
CMAT 2013 Registration End Date: 02-Sep-2012
Admit Card (Hall Ticket) download Date: 15-Sep-2012
CMAT 2013 Exam Window Date: 27-Sep-2012 to 01-Oct-2012
CMAT 2013 Result declaration Date : 17-Oct-2012
Print out of Score Cards: From 17-Oct-2012 to 17-Nov-2012
Eligibility for CMAT 2013:
You just need to be a Graduate in any discipline (even Final year Graduate students can apply for CMAT. There is no age restriction.
CMAT 2013 Test centres:
CMAT 2013 would be conducted in following 64 city/town all over India:
Agartala, Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Ananthapur, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, 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, Pondicherry, Prakasam, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shimla, Siliguri, Srinagar, Surat, Trichurapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam & Warangal.
CMAT 2013 Test Fee:
Rs. 1200/= for General/OBC and Rs. 600/= for SC/ST/PD.
This fee can be paid either online using credit/debit card or offline by paying the amount in cash at SBI or ICICI bank branches.
If you want to pay it offline, at first you have to complete the Step-1 & 2 of the online CMAT 2013 registration and than take print out of the fee payment challan which is generated automatically with your data. You than have to visit the nearest SBI/ICICI branch with this challan to pay the test fee. After payment of this fee, you will have to complete the Step-3 &4 of the CMAT registration.
CMAT 2013 Online Form:
There is no offline form for CMAT 2013. You only have to apply online.
How to apply online for CMAT 2013 is given very clearly in below.
Pre-requisites before starting the CMAT Registration:
We suggest you have the following ready before starting the CMAT registration process
- A Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet during registration
- All your qualification details as you need to enter them while registering for CMAT exam
- You need to upload your scanned photo while registering, hence keep ready a scanned clear photo of yours taken on a white background. The size of this photo should be 140 x 160 (60Kb)
- You need to upload your scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready your scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be 60 x 90 (30Kb)
- A Valid e-mail id which you will be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be done on this e-mail id which you will enter while registering for CMAT exam
- A Valid mobile number as all information via sms will be sent to this number
- A valid Credit / Debit card in case you want to pay ONLINE
- A Printer connected to your system as you will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case you are planning to pay by CASH at the bank
Registering for CMAT is a 4 Step process as mentioned below:
Step 1) First time you will enter as NEW USER. Here you will read the instructions carefully, accept the declaration and proceed
Step 2) Self registration: Here you need to enter few basic details. Please ensure you enter the correct details on this Self Registration form and verify it before you click on SUBMIT button on this page. Once you SUBMIT this page, you cannot edit any data entered on this page. Submitting this page will generate a unique 6 digit password. This password will be shown on your screen and will be sent to you via e-mail and sms. From now onwards, whenever you wish to login to the registration portal, you will come as an EXISTING USER and login with your e-mail id and this unique 6 digit password. This completes your self registration
Step 3) Payment Process: You can do the payment in either of the two modes mentioned below
Mode i) ONLINE PAYMENT: You can select ONLINE PAYMENT mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking
Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and sms. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process
Mode ii) CASH Payment in SBI bank: You can select this option to pay by CASH at any of the designated SBI bank branch. Once you select this option and proceed, you will see a CHALLAN on your screen with your details already filled in it. You need to take 3 PRINT OUTS of this CHALLAN, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk in to your nearest SBI bank branch with CASH on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation
E.g. If you Generate and Print the Challan copies on 3rd Aug 2012, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 4th Aug 2012 onwards. Similarly if you PRINT the CHALLAN copies on 4th Aug 2012, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 5th Aug 2012 onwards.NOTE: The last date to pay CASH in bank is 3rd Sep 2012 and from there onwards to complete registration is 5th Sep 2012.In return to the CASH Deposit, the bank will give you one copy of CHALLAN with their stamp and a JOURNAL number written on it. Please ensure the JOURNAL number written is clearly visible before you leave the bank.
Now that you have deposited the CASH and got the acknowledgement CHALLAN, you need to wait for 48 hours. In these 48 hours, your payment will get updated in the registration portal.
You will receive an e-mail and sms confirming that your payment data has got updated in the registration portal. Then you need to re login to the portal proceed with the remaining part of registration process
Step 4) Now that you are done with the payment, you need to fill the remaining part of the form. Once you have filled the complete form, we suggest you once again check the complete data entered by clicking on PREVIEW button. Clicking on PREVIEW button will allow you to modify your data in case you want to modify
Once you are sure that all the data entered is accurate, you will have to accept a declaration and click on SUBMIT. The system will re-confirm to you for SUBMIT. Once you confirm, your form will get finally SUBMITTED and no change in the data is possible after this SUBMIT
You will see a message on your screen stating “Thank you for successfully registering for the AICTE CMAT September 2012 exam. Please login from 15th Sep 2012 onwards to download your exam ADMIT CARD. For latest updates, please visit www.aicte-cmat.in”
If you wish, you can PRINT your filled form and keep a copy with you for reference
This completes the registration process
NOTE -: The detailed instructions are also available under “NEWS TAB-'How to Apply'” on the home page
In case of any query you can contact our helpline number mentioned under the Helpline tab. Please visit our website www.aicte-cmat.in for all the latest updates
If you have gone through the same carefully,Click Here http://www.aicte-cmat.in/Candidate/How_to_apply_A.aspx (to be available only in between 27th September to 1st October, 2012). On this page, you will find the "Submit" button, on clicking which you will find the CMAT 2013 registration form.
CMAT 2013 Admit Card:
Admit card for CMAT 2013 would not be sent to you by post but you have to download it from CMAT website from 15th September 2012 onward. The official website for CMAT is: www.aicte-cmat.in. Keep visiting it for regular updates.
Hope with above information you can apply confidently for CMAT 2013. But how do you prepare for the same? To know that, please visit my blog article titled: CMAT Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books.