PGDM institutions across the country are free to accept CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA and JMET scores and even conduct their own GD PI, the Supreme Court ruled on 26th July 2011. An interim order to the effect which was passed on March 17, 2011 has been extended till the next academic year – 2012-2013. In the circular, the AICTE had sought for its respective state machineries to take control of the fees and curriculum of all AICTE-approved PGDM courses. While passing the interim order, Supreme Court (of March 17, 2011) had asked the AICTE to file a counter affidavit within 10 days.
This year, the CAT exam began on 27th Oct. 2010. No technical glitches were reported on the first day. Last year, when the exam went online for the first time, many test centres reported technical glitches and due to that many students did not complete their test. The organisers of CAT can take a sigh of relief, as this year no technical error and other glitches were reported. This time, the IIMs and their US-based partners left no stone unturned to make sure that the students will not face any problem while taking this test. On the first day, not many students turned up for the test but the authorities were expecting a large number of students to take it up in the following few days.