There is a worrisome delay in the issuance of the Admit card for the CMAT exam that is supposed to be taking place on January 17th, 2016. The exam is conducted by the AICTE and till date there is no information as to when AICTE would be issuing the Admit cards. In another development the Admit card icon has been withdrawn from the website of AICTE and instead there is a ticker that says “The date for download of Admit Card will be intimated shortly” but there is no set timeframe as such.
The AICTE was supposed to enable the Admit Card for CMAT 2016 on January 5th, 2016 onwards that has not been done. This peculiar situation has created panic among the aspirants and have casted doubts on the ability of the AICTE to be able to efficiently convene its maiden yearly CMAT 2016.
Now barely 12 days are left for the exam and since it is going to be an online test therefore there is every possibility that technical glitches would take place on the D-day as well.
The many firsts in CMAT 2016
For the first time the test would be taken only once in a year rather than twice as earlier. There are some genuine fears in the minds of the test takers that whether it would be a glitch free online test or not.
An yearly exercise from now onwards
Earlier the CMAT was a twice a year exam for admission to various MBA/PGDM courses at the AICTE approved B-Schools. The first CMAT used to be held in the month of September and the second CMAT in the month of February. But from 2016 onwards there would be only one CMAT.
One day one session
Till February 2015 CMAT used to be a 4 day 8 session exam. But now it would be a one day one session exam. The major worry of the candidates is that earlier the rush of the CMAT takers was divided in different sessions on different days and now the AICTE would have to cope with rush in just one session. Whether or not the AICTE would be able to do it is what is bothering the candidates.
CMAT 2016 would be a National Level Common Management Admission Test that would select suitable candidates for the management programmes for the session 2016-17.
It is important to note that no hardcopy of the Admit cards would be sent to the registered address of the candidates by the AICTE. You would have to take a print out of the CMAT 2016 Admit Card from your registered email and carry it to the test centre.
CMAT 2016 would be a computer based test (CBT) of 3 hours duration and would be held on a single day and single session on January 17, 2016 from 9.30 AM to 12.30 AM in 62 cities across the nation.