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Delhi High Court cancels CMAT 2014

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2014, has been cancelled by the Delhi High Court. This announcement was made by the Delhi Court citing the reason that Management education doesn’t fall under ‘Technical Education’ as per AICTE Act. Hence, a division bench of Delhi High Court headed by Chief Justice N.V.Ramana has cancelled the notification by AICTE for CMAT 2014.

Earlier, the Federation of Association of Management of Unaided Professional Educational Institutions of India filed the petition questioning the powers of AICTE to conduct the entrance test, that is accepted by over 3500 Business Schools of the country. Chief Justive N.V.Ramana has said in the decision that AICTE does not have the authority to regulate MBA Courses. This decision has certainly undermined the authority of AICTE as an education regulator in India.

ppi claims uk justify;">Just to remind our readers, the Supreme Court of India earlier this year in April passed the ruling that professional colleges affiliated to universities cannot be regulated or controlled by AICTE, eradicating the need of AICTE approval for an engineering college which is affiliated to a university.

We clearly see AICTE, earlier the most powerful regulatory body controlling engineering colleges and management colleges, losing the stature it used to enjoy. And now, unless the decision passed by the Apex Court is reversed through an ordinance, relevance of AICTE will be certainly questioned.

Stay tuned to CareerAnna for more updates on this front.


  1. feb cmat should not be cancelled

  2. With dark clouds on CMAT..and CET already been announced…is there any significance left of CMAT?.why should we go for cmat.?

  3. With sincere empathy, Think of all those 83k students who has written the exams paying 1.2k for the exam. Think of the top scorers, think of all those who were looking forward for that exam, think of the people who might have actually struggled to pay 1.2k for the exam. All those who didnt apply can as well apply for MAT,SNAP,CAT,ATMA, XAT. No offense intended.

  4. CMAT for Feb will also not be conducted…..?? But many of us didn’t appear for September thinking that we’ll appear for February….Either scores for september should also not be considered or at least Feb exam should be conducted….:(

    • It is the cancellation of the notification for Feb-2014 by Delhi high court by CMAT. Sept- 2013 scores will be accepted by the b-schools as notified earlier.

    • CMAT second test will be conducted. It has not been cancelled . The court ruling just says that AICTE is responsible for technical education institutes only (MBA,a non technical course). Notification for second test is already out and registration starts from Nov 1st 2013… All the Best for your exams…

  5. now wat? wat about the scores we got in the latest cmat?
    wat ahead now?

    • This cancellation is for CMAT-2014 which would have been held for Feb-2014 or May-2014. The one which would be accepted by b-schools is for admissions in 2014 and hey will be taking scores of Sept-2013. Further noification by AICTE for tests in 2014 stands cancelled.

      • Sir,
        Now, how can a rest of India(other than Maharashtra) candidate get seat in JBIMS?
        Please reply.

        • Keep in mind that JBIMS has more than 70 – 75% reservation for candidates from maharashtra. So a better score will only guarantee a seat in JBIMS

          • That’s fine. I meant to ask, will JBIMS fill (rest of India open category) seats through CMAT Feb. 2014? Any official info about that?

  6. mayankpokhriya054

    sir keep us posted for further notifications.. plz

  7. now what next if cmat is not gonna to happen …..

  8. how will this decision affect the sept cmat scores?

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