All the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) mutually decided not to conduct the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET).

Last Updated: 2011-08-24T07:12:12+05:30

IITs Not to Conduct Joint Management Entrance Test

All the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have mutually decided not to conduct the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET), anymore. JMET was conducted for admissions into their post-graduate management degree programmes (MBAs). Rather, admissions to the management courses will be based on the performance of the candidates in CAT conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
Sources have informed that admission to PG management courses in six IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Kharagpur and Madras) will be based on CAT scores. However, an official advertisement is yet to be released by IIT-Madras to inform students. Besides, IITs have been told about the decision.
Furthermore, sources informed that IIT-Madras was supposed to conduct a JMET, this year. Also, the institute's website clearly mentions that only students with a CAT score will be eligible to apply. In addition, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Madras have already announced on their website that JMET stands cancelled and students have to check individual websites of departments/schools of management for other eligibility criteria.
CAT 2011 Convener, Janakiraman Moorthy, from IIM-Calcutta, said that this year, in addition to over 150 institutes that use CAT scores, IITs also have decided to use the scores. An official release, however, is still awaited. He also added that Xavier's institutes, which conducts the Xavier's Aptitude test (XAT) will also consider CAT scores from this year onwards.
- By Archana Sharma
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