Financial Express ND 24/12/2011 P-3
AIMA writes to government to bring back pen and paper format of examination
fe Bureau

New Delhi, Dec 23: At a time when various competitive exams in the country are going online and the government is introducing a common management admission test (CMAT) to reduce the burden on students, the All India Manage-meant Association (AIMA) has written to the ministry of human resource development to also add the paper-pencil for mat in exam.

"AIMA has been successfully conducting the management ad: mission test (MAT) for 20 years and the online MAT for three years but our experience is that only 9% students took the computer based MAT. Hence, we request the government to provide both options to students," said a senior AIMA official.

CMAT-2012 will be conducted by Aptech from February 20-28, 2012 and is expected to cater to about 2.5 lakh candidates. In a letter to the ministry the association has cited internet bandwidth and power issues as deterrents to the exam while the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) said that the online exams will only reduce students' burden.

Incidentally, AIMA hinderer offered its test centres in the far-flung areas of the country for the CMAT.