Saturday, February 16, 2013

AICTE-CMAT



CMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) which will be conducted twice a year. Each Candidate is eligible to appear in both the exams and the better of two scores will be used for the admission for each academic year.
For admissions to academic year 2013-14, the first CMAT exam was conducted from 27th September 2012 - 1st October 2012. The second CMAT exam for admissions to the academic year 2013-14 will be conducted from 21st Feb 2013 - 25th Feb 2013 2013. better of two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14.In CBT, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.



The format of the test is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an answer sheet. A candidate will have to take the test on a pre-assigned workstation and will not have a choice to choose his or her workstation, in the testing venue. CMAT trial test is available on the website www.aicte-cmat.in for candidates to get familiarized with the functionality and navigation of the actual Computer Based test.

TEST DURATION & PATTERN

There will be four sections in the test. The sections are (a) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation b) Logical Reasoning c) Language Comprehension and d) General Awareness. There will be 25 questions in each section. The duration of test will be 180 minutes. For each correct answer there are 4 marks, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.

SCHEDULING & REGISTRATION

Candidates who are in the final year of the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes or who have appeared in the final year examination can also appear in the test. Only eligible candidates can appear for the test. There is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT. The fee is Rs.1200 + Bank charges as applicable for General / OBC candidates. If you belong to the SC/ST/PD category then you need to pay a fee of Rs.600 + Bank charges as applicable. Candidates are required to pay registration fee either by Online (Credit / Debit cards / Net banking) or Depositing cash in any branch of State Bank of India. SBI Branch Locator can be used to find your nearest branch.

Online registration for CMAT February 2013 will begin on 1st November 2012 and close on 9th january 2013. Additional instructions for the online application and registration process are available on this website (www.aicte-cmat.in). You need to have a valid and unique email address of yourself which you will be using atleast for the next eight months. Fees can only be paid online or through cash deposit in any of the SBI bank branch.

CMAT will be held during the period 21st February 2013 till 25th February 2013. Yes, you can select up-to 3 cities giving order of preference towards your test city. The first choice of city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city. A list of test cities will be available on the website www.aicte-cmat.in

You can PRINT your ADMIT CARD by going to website www.aicte-cmat.in from 11th February 2013.
The admit card will contain the name of the candidate, CMAT Roll number, test date, time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and instructions for the candidate. Apart from the ADMIT CARD made available ONLINE on the website, the admit card will be sent to the email address provided by you. It is therefore, mandatory for you to have a valid email account throughout the selection process. Note: Admit Card is a mandatory requirement in order to take the test. You must bring a print out of your Admit Card to the test centre.

A typical testing day for CMAT will have 2 exam sessions. Session timings are as follows: a. Session 1: Testing will begin at 9:30 AM. Candidates are required to arrive at the test centre no later than 8:00 AM for Security checks, Identity verification, and check-in.

b. Session 2: Testing will begin at 2:30 PM. Candidates are required to arrive at the test centre no later than 1:00 PM for Security checks, Identity verification, and check-in.

You can appear for CMAT February 2013 only once in this 5 day exam window. It will be deemed a fraudulent activity if one attempts to appear for CMAT February 2013 more than once in this particular 5 day exam window. Admit Cards and picture IDs of the candidates will be checked, and candidate pictures and biometric information will also be captured at the test centre. The FAQs, IVRS and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools which can guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries.

In case you are still facing issues, then CMAT Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email 24x7.
Helpline number : 022-40679404
Fax number : 022-25814283
E-mail id: customercare@aicte-cmat.in
Phone support availability: 1st November 2012 – 13th April 2013, 24X7 Daily
Webmail support will be available from 1st November 2012 – 13th April 2013. Queries, received by webmail, will be responded to within 2 business days. Do not send the same email multiple times, as it will delay the response process.

If you generate Challan on 9th January 2013, you can pay the CASH by 10th January 2013 and complete the registration process by 12th January 2013. For all existing users who have not paid their CASH after generating CHALLAN or are waiting for their data to get updated on the portal, the last date of application form submission will be 12th January 2013. No data can be changed once the form is finally submitted..

Under no circumstances will a cancellation/refund be allowed. Your fees will not be refunded in case you do not appear for your test as per your scheduled location, date and time

TESTING DAY

For the test beginning at 9.30 am, you must reach the test centre no later than 8:00 AM. Similarly for the test beginning at 2.30 pm, you must reach the test centre no later than 1:00 PM.


Candidates will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:

a) ATTESTED COPY of CMAT 2013-14 (Second Test) Admit Card with recent passport size photo pasted on it.

b) At least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CMAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification types are limited to Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented.

SC/ST candidates are required to bring the valid caste certificate in Original and an ATTESTED photocopy.
Physically Disabled candidates are required to bring the valid Disability certificate in Original and an ATTESTED photocopy. ATTESTATION CAN BE DONE BY INSTITUTE HEAD ALSO

Note: You will have to store all other personal items at the test centre at your own risk. Please do not bring any other items to the test centre, as they are not permitted into the testing centre.

Your name needs to be exactly identical to the name on your Xth Mark sheet or equivalent.
Note: - If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the relevant document mentioned below and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme. •Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change Document

What are the permitted materials I can bring with me to the test centre?
None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, cellphones, calculators, etc.

The total duration is 3 hours. CMAT is a multiple choice test, delivered in 4 sections, The actual test will contain 100 questions. For further details, refer to Test Duration & Pattern. You will not be given any breaks during the test. At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the Administrator.

RESULTS

CMAT February 2013 results are expected to be declared on 13th March 2013 on the website www.aicte-cmat.in. You need to login on the website www.aicte-cmat.in using your username & password and select “Admit Card” to print your Admit Card directly from the website. In case you are unable to take the printout you may seek help of Call Centre / Helpdesk at the following contact : 022-40679404. Once you submitted your application form, there is no way to change your information.

PHYSICALLY DISABLED (PD) CANDIDATES

As per the “Persons with Disability Act, 1995”, candidate qualifies to be a Physically Disabled (PD) candidate if he/she suffers from any of the listed disabilities, to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by a medical authority. Following are the categories defined by AICTE for PD candidates: a.Visually impaired b.Physically handicapped c.Hearing Impairment d.Dumb


Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy candidates will be allowed to bring a Scribe/ Reader as per scribe form mentioned on the CMAT website. You will also be provided with a time extension of one hour for computer based test. All Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy candidates willing to avail these facilities will be scheduled to appear for CMAT exam on 22nd February 2013 in the 2nd slot. You will have to bring completed in all respect the ‘Physically Disabled Scribe Form’ for permitting scribe for you. NOTE: Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy candidates willing to avail above facilities will be required to appear on 22nd February 2013 in 2nd slot for CMAT.

Visually Impaired or Cerebral Palsy Candidates will be given a time extension of twenty minutes for every hour of the test, thus for 3 hour test you will get a total of ‘One Hour’ extra. Their exam will be scheduled on 22nd February 2013 from 2: 30 PM to 6: 30 PM

The scribe must fulfil the following criteria:
a. Is not a family member or a friend.
b. Is not involved in any academic tutoring or preparation for the test to be administered.
c. Has not completed 19 years of age as of 25th February 2013.
d. Has academic qualification lower than that of the candidate.

Note: The age certificate of Scribe has to be presented at the Test Centre. A scribe will not be permitted to assist a candidate in case the above criteria are not met.


GENERAL INFORMATION;

All AICTE approved Institutes / Departments of Universities are expected to accept CMAT scores. CMAT score will be considered for admissions to all AICTE approved part-time programs. There be no sectional cut off in the CMAT examination. The CMAT February 2013 exam score along with CMAT Sep-Oct 2012 exam score will be valid for the admissions to academic year 2013-14.

CMAT has been designed to rank all the candidates who appear in the test based on their aptitude towards the management education in the order of their merit. The objective of the test is not to eliminate the candidates from the process of seeking admission in the AICTE approved management programmes, rather to facilitate the institutions to select the suitable candidates as per their merit.

CMAT is a computer based online exam scheduled from 21st February 2013 to 25th February, 2013. It cannot be taken in paper-pencil mode.

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