#postponecmat: Students demand NTA to revise CMAT 2021 exam dates

Students request the NTA to postpone the CMAT exam dates using #postponecmat on Twitter.

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Sundararajan | Mar 24, 2021 - 1:17 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) had earlier announced that the CMAT 2021 will be conducted on March 31, 2021, in two shifts. After much delay, the NTA released the revised CMAT exam date on March 22. However, students took to Twitter to request authorities to reconsider the exam date. Students are using the trending hashtag #postponecmat to demand the postponement of the CMAT 2021 exam.

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As per the notice issued by the NTA dated March 22, 2021, the NTA CMAT 2021 admit card will be released today, March 24. Several CMAT applicants have shared their concerns on social media. CMAT aspirants have requested the authorities to postpone the exam till April due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in the country.

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The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is usually held in January, but the CMAT 2021 is delayed until February, due to the ongoing pandemic. Further, the NTA postponed the re-examination after an optional section was added to the CMAT's examination form as proposed by the AICTE.

More than 50,000 aspirants are expected to appear at CMAT 2021. Based on last year’s CMAT figures, a total of 74,486 people appeared in the exam. The CMAT exam 2021 will be held in 153 cities across the country.

CMAT exam dates 2021: Students reaction

Requesting the NTA to postpone the CMAT exam, an aspirant tweeted that it is difficult to prepare for the exam on such short notice.

Another student tweeted, "For the god sake please postpone the exam, you should give at least 3 weeks prior notice, Mere 2000 gaye #औरapke?"

"This is so unfair to release the exam date just 8 days before the exam date. Please postpone the exam", the CMAT aspirant said.

Another aspirant tweeted, "I request you all to reply with hashtag #postponecmat to bring this issue to light."

"Should have given time to mentally prepare for the exams. What about the travel restrictions and night lockdown in many cities across the nation," CMAT aspirant said.

Another CMAT aspirant said, "That's unfair with all the CMAT students who are appearing for this exam you should at least inform regarding examination dates 2-3 weeks before"

"Announcing the CMAT-2021 exam dates just 8 days before shows how serious NTA is, in conducting these exams. This is pathetic.", the Candidate tweeted.

One of the candidates tweeted, "there is a lockdown in Nagpur district. I can't even travel to Nagpur. And there are huge covid cases."

"Hello, NTA I am a CMAT aspirant and I am from M.P.small town. My CMAT exam date announced today but it is in next day of holi and my exam center is 150 km away from my home after the 2 days of Holi nothing is available to travel help", CMAT applicant said.

CMAT students said, "what is wrong with you guys like seriously, First you prepone the exams from May 8th to 31rst of March the day next to a festival during #covid second outbreak, second you are telling this just 8 days before the exam, third when are you releasing the admit card after the exam?"

Revised CMAT exam dates 2021

Events

Dates

CMAT admit card 2021 release date

March 24, 2021

CMAT exam date

March 31, 2021

Exam time duration

Shift 1 - 9:00 AM to 12:00/12:30 PM

Shift 2 - 3:00 PM to 6:00/6:30 PM


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