CMAT not to be the sole entrance exam, CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA to continue
| March 02,2012 03:54 pm IST
Finally there is some good news for b-schools around India and AIMA. Supreme Court of India in a judgment made on March 1 stated that AICTEs CMAT is just another MBA entrance test in the country and not the sole and Mandatory entrance exam that AICTE was claiming it to be.
The premiere court has said that b-schools can continue to accept scores of other five national level exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, JMET (now replaced by the GMAT)for admission to their different management courses.
The Supreme Court bench comprising of Honble Justice A K Patnaik and Honble Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the following order: We clarify that as per the interim order passed by this Court on 26.7.2011, PGDM institutions may continue to admit students for 2012-13 who have taken CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, and JMET, in response to the plea made by EPSI against AICTE.
However, Department of Technical Education (DTE) in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chattisgarh, Nagaland and Goa have already declared their consent on using CMAT scores for admission to the b-schools of their state. DTE Maharashtra took the decision of doing away with CET, one of the most sought after MBA entrance exams in India, from next admission year.
CET 2012 was also postponed this year from February 26 to March 11 in order to accommodate CMAT as the earlier exam date was clashing with CMAT which was scheduled from February 20 till 28.
B-schools are looking at the judgment made by the premiere court as a big relief.