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AICTE allows admission to MBA courses based on UG Marks (without CAT score)

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Institutions offering MBA and PGDM courses have been allowed to admit students based on marks obtained in qualifying undergraduate exams as several entrance tests could not be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) said.

tating that since the entrance exams have not been conducted in many states, admissions will be allowed without these exams as well. “In many of the states, some of the above entrance tests could not be conducted due to fear of the spread of Coronavirus and there is no indication as to whether these tests are postponed or likely to be held or cancelled etc,” the AICTE said in an official circular.

Official Press Note: Circular to All PGDM / MBA Institutions

All India Tests i.e CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT, GMAT along with the 7th

option of Common Entrance Test of the respective State are the qualifying

tests for admission into PGDM course. In many of the States, some of the

above entrance tests could not be conducted due to fear of spread of Corona

Virus and there is no indication as to whether these tests are postponed or

likely to be held or cancelled etc.

AICTE, being more a facilitator than a regulator considered alternative

proposition through which selection of the students could be made for

admission into PGDM course which will benefit both the Institutions as well

as the students.

Therefore, in the current scenario, the PGDM / MBA institutions are allowed

to admit the students on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying

examination by preparing a merit list in a transparent manner.

However, first preference will be given to those candidates who have

appeared in any of the entrance tests mentioned in the APH 2020-21 and

qualified irrespective of their marks secured in degree as long as minimum

marks as per APH 2020-21 are secured.

If vacant seats are still available, candidates shall be selected based on

the merit in the qualifying UG exams. The States may also use this

relaxation while allotting seats through counselling.

It may be noted that this relaxation to the PGDM / MBA Institutions shall be

applicable only for the AY 2020-21, this cannot be taken as a precedent for

the future academic years.

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