Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) has been cancelled by the Delhi High Court (HC) pertaining to the issues related to rights and authority of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). CMAT is a computer-based test which is conducted twice a year, in September and February subsequently. High Court claimed that AICTE does not hold any authority to regulate MBA courses, as pronounced by the Chief Justice N. V. Ramana.
It is now reported that the test will now be organized in the first week of January 2016. All the details related to the exam will be updated on the official website by the end of 2015. The sudden twist of not conducting CMAT in Sep 2015 as the first CMAT for admission to B-schools in 2016 has taken thousands of aspirants’ off-guard who questioned the viability of sudden decision without sharing any information in public domain.
The confusion was more prominent because of the irresponsible attitude shown by the online website. Lack of update and relevant information aggravated the impatience of the students.
However, as every cloud has a silver lining students instead of prolonging the mourning period has started revising the syllabus. There is indeed disappointment and angst but at the same time students are more determined to beat the examination expected to be held in January 2016.
CMAT 2016 will comprise 180 questions that ought to be completed in 180 minutes. The sections included in the examination are:Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, General Awareness,Logical Reasoning ,Language Skills
Several MAT and MBA online books are available to help students prepare better for the test. A proper understanding of the syllabus and subject is a must before attempting the paper.