Why The CMAT 2016 Exam Is Important

The Common Management Admission Test will be held on 17th January 2016 which will be conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It would be a 3-hour test where the test takers ability in Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Knowledge will be tested. The test will be conducted in Test Centres across various cities in the country and the scores will be accepted by all the AICTE-approved b-schools.

Important information for CMAT 2016-

– The CMAT exam would be conducted once a year only unlike the past where it was conducted twice a year. So you have only one chance to prove yourself.

– The CMAT exam would be a computer based exam. You can give the trial exam to familiarize yourself with the navigation and functionality of the actual test on www.aicte-cmat.in.

– Marking scheme: 4 Marks for every right answer and -1 for every wrong answer.

– Duration: 180 minutes


Why is this exam important?

XAT exam was held on 3rd January 2016 and CMAT is on the 17th of January, 2016. Hardly any time is left to prepare for CMAT, especially for the General Knowledge section. At the same time, CAT results will be out anytime. In case you are confident of getting a high percentile in XAT/CAT, you can choose to skip CMAT.

But you can never be sure always. If you get a lesser percentile and you’re not selected for the short listing process at any of the IIM’s, you should definitely target CMAT.

Therefore, you must try and avoid taking a risk with your career and be on the safe side. This can be done by focusing on the topics that you are weak on. Also, keep a tab on the current affairs as it could help you crack the General Knowledge questions.

CMAT exam could allow you to get into some of the top b-schools in the country. More than 400 b-schools accept CMAT scores. Even b-schools providing a PGDM course would accept the scores. And this time since it will be conducted only once a year, you have only one chance to give your best shot.


Which colleges accept CMAT scores?

A few of the top colleges accepting CMAT scores are as follows-

  1. SIMSREE, Mumbai
  2. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
  3. SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai
  4. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  5. IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai
  6. PUMBA, Pune
  7. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  8. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management, Pune
  9. Sinhgad Institute, Pune
  10. Durga Devi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  11. Indira Institute of Management, Pune
  12. Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
  13. Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management, Pune
  14. Balaji Institute of International Business, Pune
  15. Balaji Institute of Management & Human Resource Development, Pune
  16. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced management Studies, Pune
  17. Universal Business School, Mumbai
  18. Kohinoor Business School, Mumbai
  19. MIT SOB, Pune
  20. International Institute of Management Studies, Pune
  21. FLAME, Pune
  22. IFIM, Bangalore
  23. Acharya school of Management, Bangalore
  24. VIT, Vellore
  25. Alliance University, Bangalore
  26. Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
  27. SRM school of Management, Tamil Nadu
  28. Siva Sivani Institute of management, Secunderabad
  29. Vignana Jyoti Institute of Management, Hyderabad
  30. Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
  31. IILM Institute of Business and Management, Gurgaon
  32. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
  33. Apeejay school of Management, Delhi
  34. Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi
  35. Jaypee Business School (JBS), Noida
  36. Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini
  37. Delhi School of Business, New Delhi