Changes in CAT, NMAT, SNAP, CMAT, and Other Top MBA Exams Due to COVID-19
Changes in MBA Exams 2021: With the COVID-19 epidemic, the nation is undergoing a lot of changes in every aspect of life. With the safety of students and the COVID-19 infection guidelines in mind, the selection authorities for many higher MBA entrance exams have made changes to the exam pattern and testing process.
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Although MAT and ATMA have already gone into Internet-based testing (IBT) mode; The CAT was held at three locations instead of two for the safety of students. The NMAT, conducted in a 75-day test window in computer-based mode (CBT), gave candidates the option of IBT mode. Similarly, KMAT Karnataka conducted the examination in October in both IBT and PBT. SNAP has reduced the time duration to one hour, and the paper will be held three times.
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Strict social distance guidance has led to a change in our daily routine in private and public activities. Keeping in mind the fact that the COVID-19 fear is not over yet, the NTA has introduced some changes in the exam. CMAT 2021 was held at two locations in one day.
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Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)
All India Management Association (AIMA)
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Anna University (AU)
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
ICFAI Business School
Changes in CAT due to COVID-19
According to the revised CAT exam pattern, the test period has been reduced from 180 minutes to 120 minutes. Each section of the CAT exam had a time limit of 40 minutes.
The examination was conducted at three locations instead of two at several examination centers in 156 cities to ensure the safety of the candidates. Selection Hours: Slot 1- 8:30 am to 10:30 pm, Slot 2 - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Slot 3 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Candidates were allowed to select up to six cities for the preferred CAT test center location. Until last year, the test city limits were four. The limit has been increased to allow candidates to have additional options at the nearest examination center.
Change of test city was allowed during the CAT application form correction window process.
The total number of questions in CAT 2020 was reduced from 100 to 76. However, there is no change in the marking scheme.
Changes in NMAT due to COVID-19
In June, the NMAT announced a change in the exam patterns. The total number of questions and the section-time limit were revised for NMAT 2020.
Under the new NMAT exam pattern, each of these sections will have an equal number of questions, i.e. 36.
The section-time limit for the Language Skills section has been increased from 22 minutes to 28 minutes and in the Logical Reasoning section, it has been increased from 38 minutes to 40 minutes. In the Quantitative Skills section, the time limit is reduced from 60 to 52 minutes.
In NMAT 2020, the result window is 48 hours. This means that candidates will receive the results of each attempt within 48 hours of passing the exam. This will help them make quick decisions in another attempt to improve their score. Previously, the results window was up to 15 days.
With the prevailing COVID-19 situation in mind, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) has decided to offer candidates the option of taking the tests at home (online-proctored test or IBT). This year, NMAT test takers can choose to take the test at home or at the exam center of their choice.
Changes in SNAP due to COVID-19
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University has completely overhauled the SNAP exam pattern this year. SNAP 2020 was conducted for one hour only.
The total number of questions in the SNAP exam has been reduced to 60 and special questions (non-MCQ) have been removed.
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency has 20 questions, General English section has 15 questions, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning has 25 questions.
There is a variable marking scheme, all questions carry one mark each. For every wrong attempt, 1/4 marks are deducted.
SNAP 2020 was conducted three times. The first exam was held on December 20, 2020, and the second and third exams were held on January 6 and 9, 2021. Candidates can try for the exam twice. The final score in both attempts has considered for admission.
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Changes in MAT due to COVID-19
The All India Management Association (AIMA) launched the PBT mode exam in May, after which it has been conducting MAT in IBT mode at multiple slots across test day windows.
The MAT PBT was re-introduced in September, but the conduct of the exam depends on the prevailing COVID-19 status.
No change has been introduced in the marking scheme or MAT exam pattern representing the MAT examination.
Changes in CMAT due to COVID-19
The CMAT was held on February 22, 2021, and February 27, 2021.
The exam was conducted in two shifts over two days to maintain social distance between students. Exam slots: first slot - 9am to 12pm, second slot - 3pm to 6pm.
The CMAT application fee has been increased from 1,600 to Rs 2,000 for General male category students. For Reserved category and Women students, the fee has been increased to Rs 1,000.
Changes in ATMA due to COVID-19
Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), the exam conducting authority conducted ATMA 2020 exam in online-proctored mode (IBT mode) with the help of Artificial Intelligence and Human Proctoring.
No change has been introduced in the ATMA's exam pattern or marking scheme.
Changes in KMAT Karnataka due to COVID-19
The Karnataka Private Post Graduate College Association (KPPGCA) will conduct the KMAT exam in online-proctored mode (IBT).
Candidates have the opportunity to choose a place of their choice from the given examination times.
No change has been introduced in the KMAT Karnataka exam pattern.
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460 neet score,obc cat can possibility of get admission in MBBS course
Your profile suggests that your domicile state is Maharashtra
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then ,
>>>>> with 460 marks ,
you hold a low chance for an mbbs seat in a Government Medical College
in neet 2019, 521 marks for general category was the lowest mark to get an mbbs seat in Government Medical College, under Maharashtra State quota and it was for Government Medical College and Hospital, jalgaon
You can check the same at
You have chances in deemed universities for mbbs which are listed below along with their neet 2020 , 2nd round cut off :-
----------) SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vadodara:- 446 marks
----------) Yenepoya Manglaore:-436 marks
----------) Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar:- 426 marks
----------) B.L.D.E University, Bijapur:- 387 marks
----------) MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai:- 380 marks
And a few more
To get the complete list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling
450 score, obc cat, MD anaesthesia, low budget college, good govt/ Pvt college, any chance??
To get a government seat one must score above 525. With 450 you can get in to a private college. As your NEET score is 450. Your Overall Percentile is: 93.39 - 93.89 and when it comes to rank, your Predicted Rank is:89930 - 107080 . Also depends upon last years cut-off. Adding it with 15% All India quota and 85% state quota seats in government colleges.
As per the last year result of NEET UG ,General category aspirants need minimum 147 marks (50 percentile). On the other hand General-PH(129 Marks 45 percentile) and SC/OBC/ST requires 113 marks (40 percentile).
Hope this helps
Wish you luck
my jee rank in obc cat. 29192 can I get cse in hbti
First and foremost,
congratulations on achieving an 29k rank in the JEE . According to recent reports, hbti may not accept admmision through Upsee. HBTI KANPUR is moving its intake to the Jee mains, which is wonderful news because it means more intake. And, based on your ranking, you will very certainly be offered a spot in the second round of counselling.
Visit http://hbtu.ac.in/ for further information.
sir as punjab democile cat. gen sroce 471 can i got best ptv collage in punjab
Hello Yatin. I hope you are in good health. You mentioned your marks but didn't mention the exam you are talking about. Assuming that you have a query regarding NEET UG 2021, I will give an answer based on that. You mentioned you belong to general category. Well, based on your marks, your overall percentile may end up somewhere around 91.59 - 92.09 while your AIR may lie somewhere around 127893 - 160043.
Well, it is quite difficult to predict whether you have any window of opportunity to get government quota seats in private medical colleges in Punjab. Although based on your performance you have less chance to grab a seat for MBBS via All India Counselling as well as State Counselling.
Moreover, you may get chance to grab a seat for B.D.S. under government quota at private dental colleges in Punjab via State Counselling.
You may get admission for pursuing B.D.S. in the following private dental colleges:
- B.J. Singh Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Ludhiana
- Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Faridkot - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/dasmesh-institute-of-research-and-dental-sciences-faridkot
- D.B. Dental College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/desh-bhagat-dental-college-and-hospital-mukatsar
- SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Amritsar - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/sri-guru-ram-das-institute-of-dental-science-and-research-amritsar
To get detailed information on cutoff marks vs rank for Punjab medical and dental colleges, follow this link:
To know your admission chances in medical/dental colleges with NEET Score, to get a personalized report with Top MBBS & B.D.S Colleges and to check course & counselling wise cut-offs of NEET for various state quotas, caste groups etc., I encourage you to use NEET UG 2021 College Predictor:
I hope you find this information helpful.
Thank you and good luck!
for cat exam which is going to held on november 28 2021 is 2 months home preparation is enough to get good score. please suggest me
Home preparation or we can say Revision or Practice is more than enough to score good marks for any competitive exams. You should have a proper schedule and syllabus that is to be cover you should go through last years paper for knowing the pattern of questions, you should go through atleast 10 sample papers for proper practice. Be focused and set a target of how much you want to achieve, so that you can atleast give your best to achieve near to that target. The most important thing while writing an exam or while preparing is to be calm and focused. So be calm and don't panic.
Hope this helps you.
All the best for your exams.
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