CMAT | Common Management Admission Test 2012 | Will AP accept it?
Hyderabad, December 5: Common Management Admission Test 2012 notification has been issued by AICTE and the test is scheduled for February. AICTE, for that matter, Ministry of Human Resource Development is busy these days to stream line the various professional courses and its tests across the country to bring a uniformity among the states and reduce the number of test for the same kind of education. CMAT is one of the steps taken by AICET after GPAT.
However, CMAT has raised some question at state level. As of now, individual states are conducting state level entrance test. In Andhra Pradesh, ICET is the core test for management education, particularly MBA and along with MCA. Though, approval authority of these courses for each state is AICTE, admission and curriculum rules were governed by states so far.
With CMAT kind of moves AICTE wants to change this and trying to bring in uniformity. But, it seems AICTE failed to bring in consensus between states to go for CMAT instead of ICET or state level management entrance tests. As a results, currently, Andhra Pradesh students are in dilemma, on whether they have to go for ICET or CMAT…As the preparation time is nearing, many students since two days, once the notification of CMAT is out, trying to locate the actual situation.
The APSCHE likely to clarify on CMAT vs ICET issue shortly.