Around 10,000 candidates across the country appeared for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) on Thursday, the first day of the exam.
Mumbai had 3,000 candidates who had a glitch-free session with the paper reported to be easy.
CMAT is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to management courses. The test, which is conducted online, will continue till October 1 and will have two sessions a day.
“The paper was relatively easy as I am also preparing for other management entrance tests such as CAT,” said Manasi Shah, a BMS graduate.
Vinayak Kudva from IMS — a coaching centre for MBA entrance tests —too had a smooth beginning. “Mathematics and verbal sections were relatively easy though general knowledge was a little challenging. But if one is keeping in touch with current affairs, this should not be tough,” he said.
SS Mantha, chairman AICTE, which conducts CMAT, said: “The test was conducted smoothly. Most candidates who took the test on Day 1 are from Mumbai. The highest registration was also from Mumbai.”
A total of 59,830 candidates have registered for the first edition of the CMAT for this academic year. The next edition of the test will be conducted later in the year.
“Followed by Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Surat are the cities which saw many candidates taking CMAT,” said Pravir Arora, executive vice-president of Aptech which is conducting CMAT for AICTE.