MBA exams update: CAT 2013 registrations to begin from August 5, 2013

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The voucher sale for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 will now begin from August 5, 2013 to September 24, 2013, Rohit Kapoor, CAT Convenor 2013 confirmed to PaGaLGuY. Previously the registration was scheduled to begin from July 29, 2013. Impending changes in the official CAT website is the reason behind this shift in dates, he said.

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Registrations for IBSAT begins

on July 24, 2013 by PaGaLGuY News Service

ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad has announced the dates for IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT). The computer based test will be conducted between December 16, 2013 and January 7, 2014.

The application forms will be available till December 15, 2013 at select Axis bank branches. Candidates can apply online here.

The final result will be declared on January 20, 2014.

IBSAT is held across 100 test centres in the country and tests the applicants in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

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Registrations for IIFT Entrance Test begin

on July 16, 2013 by PaGaLGuY News Service

Registrations for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, (IIFT) Delhi and Kolkata entrance test 2013 opened today. The written test will be held on November 24, 2013. While the last date for obtaining prospectus through post is August 20, 2013, the last date for obtaining the prospectus across the counter at IIFT is September 3, 2013. The last date for receipt of applications is September 3, 2013.

The centres for the written test are Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hydrabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.

Students who are foreign nationals, NRIs and children of NRIs will be admitted on the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) scores of which should not have been declared before January 1, 2012 and should be received by the institute latest by March 31, 2014.

Final selection will be on the basis of written test, group discussion, essay writing and interview.

Registrations open for September 2013 CMAT, to be held at 5 international, 62 Indian venues

Registration for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), September 2013, for admission to All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved management programs for 2014-16 academic session, opened today. Candidates can register by visiting the CMAT website. The last date for registration is August 21, 2013.

With the September 2013 CMAT, AICTE will conduct the test abroad as well as in India. The international test venues mentioned on the CMAT website include Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Kabul (Afghanistan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Lagos (Nigeria) and Dubai (UAE).

The test will be held from September 26, 2013 to September 30, 2013. The hall ticket will be available from September 12, 2013 and the results of the exam will be announced on October 20, 2013.

Candidates can appear for the CMAT twice, once in September 2013 and then in February 2014 for the 2014-16 academic session. Best of both the scores will be considered for admission.

NMIMS notification

SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS has announced registrations for NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) 2014. Registration will begin from July 4, 2013 for admissions to its School of Business Management for the academic session 2014-16.

Students of foreign countries and Persons of Indian Origin (POI) will however be considered on GMAT scores, not NMAT.

The online test in a window period of almost a month and a half starting October 5 to December 18, 2013 with a choice of two more retakes after first attempt. NMAT 2014 will be conducted at 18 centers located at Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bhillai, Bhopal, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata and Patna. The last date of registration for NMAT 2014 is 24th September, 2013.

Candidates can register online for NMAT 2014 on NMIMS University’s website

CAT 2013 from Oct 16 to Nov 11, voucher sale from July 29(April 30, 2013)

The Common Admissions Test (CAT) 2013 will be held over 20 days between October 16 and November 11, 2013 at a total of 40 locations across India, including new centers at Surat, Udaipur, Trivandrum and Vijayawada.

The vouchers for the test will be available at selected Axis Bank branches from July 29 to September 24, 2013. Applicants can register for the test online for two additional days until September 26, announced Prometric, the test-delivery service provider of the CAT.

Compared to 86 days in 2012, the IIMs have announced the CAT 2013 dates a good 170 days in advance this time. The voucher sale duration this year is 58 days. For CAT 2012, the initial sale duration had been 50 days, which was later extended to 71 days. Nearly 2.14 lakh applicants registered for CAT 2012, of which approximately 84% actually appeared for the test.

The CAT scores are accepted by the Indian Institutes of Management as well as 172 other private and government b-schools including FMS Delhi, the IIT-owned b-schools, MDI Gurgaon, SP Jain Mumbai and others. While applying to the IIMs is free and included in the CAT application form, applicants have to apply to affiliated b-schools separately. Rohit Kapoor, a faculty member of IIM Indore will be the convenor for CAT 2013 (read his interview here). With CAT 2013, the five-year contract signed between the IIMs and Prometric for conducting the CAT comes to an end.