CMAT 2012 launched by AICTE for admission in all management programs

To reduce the burden of students attending to multiple examinations, AICTE  has launched the first National level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)-2012 and facilitate institutions to select suitable students for admission to all management programs approved by AICTE for year 2012-13. This initiative has been taken to address the issue of physical, mental and financial stress being imposed on the students through number of entrance examinations conducted by the institutions for admission to Management Programs in AICTE approved institutions based on relevant judgments in the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)-2012 will be conducted online in 61 cities from 20th February to 28th February, 2012 and scores awarded will be used for admission in the post graduate management programs both at Degree & Diploma level, all over India for year 2012-13.

The respective Secretaries of the state dealing with technical education and Vice chancellors of the universities have been requested to advise the competent authority for admissions in their respective States & jurisdiction to use the merit list of CMAT-2012 for allotment of students in the AICTE approved management institutions for academic year 2012-13. The institutions and State governments are required to register online free of charge for opting to CMAT-2012 scores for admissions for academic year 2012-13. The minority institutions shall effect admissions as per the provision available for such categories.


Advantages accrued due to CMAT

  • The National level test will be conducted online for nine days from 20th to 28th February in two shifts at 61 cities/locations.
  • The common admission test will reduce the burden on candidates due to appearance in multiple tests.
  • CMAT scores will help students get admissions in AICTE approved Institutes/University Departments in all management programmes catering to more than four lakh sanctioned seats of AICTE approved management institutions.


Further details of CMAT will be available on

Important Dates for CMAT 2012

Registration window opens on 9.12.11
Last Date for Online Registration 9.01.12
Print out of Hall ticket From 30.01.2012
Online test dates 20.02.12 to 28.02.12
Test Timings 09.30 am – 12.30 pm (1st Shift)
02.30 pm – 5.30 pm (2nd Shift)
Declaration of result 11.03.12 to 11.04.12


Pattern of examination for CMAT

Type of Questions Number of questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness




There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted

Test Venues

The CMAT will be conducted in following cities from 20th -28th February, 2012

Agartala Dehradun Jabalpur Mysore
Agra Delhi Jamshedpur Nagpur
Ahmadabad Dhanbad Jaipur Noida
Allahabad Dharwad Jammu Panaji
Ambala Durgapur Jodhpur Patna
Amritsar Ghaziabad Kanpur Pondicherry
Aurangabad Gulbarga Kochi Pune
Bhubaneshwar Gurgaon Kolhapur Rajkot
Bangalore Guwahati Kolkata Raipur
Bareilly Gwalior Kota Ranchi
Bhopal Hardwar Kozhikode Shimla
Chandigarh Hisar Lucknow Siliguri
Chennai Hosur Ludhiana Surat
Coimbatore Hyderabad Madurai Trichurapalli
Cuttack Indore Mumbai Trivandrum


The centers in each of the above name cities will be notified on the website.

Admission Process

The Institutes and central admission authorities will use scores awarded to the students for allotment of seat in the registered management institutes.

1 comment for “CMAT 2012 launched by AICTE for admission in all management programs

  1. janki pandya
    December 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Respected sir,
    Can you please provide the list of colleges who will accept cmat in gujarat?is gcet completely cancelled?bk institute will accept cmat or not?and how much fees will be applicable for bk?govt or self finance?


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