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More than 1 lakh candidates to appear in CMAT, GPAT 2019 exam today 28-Jan-2019
delhi,Jan 28 More than one lakh candidates will take up Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) to be conducted by National Testing Agency on Monday.
Around 183 centres in 84 cities (including Chennai and Coimbatore) in 24 states have been setup for 64,000 CMAT candidates. Admission into management programmes at institutions approved by All India Council for Technical Education is based on CMAT scores. Results will be announced on February 17.
About 123 centres have been setup for 42,000 registered GPAT candidates. This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master’s (MPharm) program. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score.
A control room has been setup with 24 state coordinators, 99 city coordinators and 265 observers in position.
CMAT results 2018 to be declared on February 15 after 5 pm 14-Feb-2018
New Delhi,Feb 14 Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2018 results is all set to be declared on February 15, 2018. Candidates can expect the results on and the official website after 5 pm.
The scorecard usually consists of the following:
1. Sectional score
2. General score
3. Sectional percentile
4. General percentile
CMAT, a national-level computer-based management entrance test, is conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). CMAT scores are used for admission to several top B-Schools and MBA colleges.
This year, CMAT was a three hour online multiple-choice type test conducted in a single session. The test consisted segments on Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
CMAT 2018 was held on January 20, 2018,“This test facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges,” said a statement on the official website.
Common Management Admission Test CMAT 2018 Notification 16-Oct-2017
New Delhi,Oct 16

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) invites the applications for National Level Computer based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT-2018) for facilitating AICTE approved Institutions, University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges to select suitable candidates for admission in Post Graduate Management Programmes for the academic year 2018-19.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a citizen of India. Applicant must be Graduates in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2018-19 can also apply for CMAT online exam. Application fee: a) General/OBC Rs.1400/- plus bank charges as applicable. b) SC/ST/PD Rs.700/- plus bank charges as applicable. Important Dates: Registration Starts from: 20th October, 2017. Last date of Registration: 15th December, 2017. Availability of CMAT Admit Card: January, 2018 AICTE CMAT 2018 Exam Date: 21st January, 2018.

CMAT 2017 admit cards released at official website 17-Jan-2017
All States,Jan 17

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2017) admit cards have been released at website. As per reports, CMAT is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-approved institutions/university departments/constituent colleges/affiliated colleges. The exam is scheduled to be held on January 28 and January 29.

AICTE CMAT 2017 exam date released 5-Oct-2016
All States,Oct 5

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released the exam dates for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2017. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released the exam dates for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2017. The exam is scheduled to be held on January 28 and January 29. The registration procedure will commence from October 10 and will conclude on December 10.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

The candidates should have acquired a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institute. Final year students are eligible to apply.

Paper pattern:

The test will consist of 100 questions based on four sections i.e., Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. It will carry a total of 100 marks. The exam will be held for a duration of three hours. The candidates must note that there shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer one mark shall be deducted.

Trial test:

The test will be available from December 15. Candidates are advised to go through it carefully and familiarise themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

CMAT 2015 Admit cards can download from 30th Jan 29-Jan-2015
Hyderabad,Jan 29 AICTE will be conducting the second test for 2015-16 in February 2015. AICTE will be making the admit cards available on 30th January 2015. Candidates will be able to download the admit cards in order to sit for the CMAT February 2015. It is the second test for this academic session. First test was concluded in September 2014. CMAT has become an important exam for MBA aspirants. Now when CAT 2014 examination is over and results are out, it is important for aspirants if they want to take admission in AICTE approved colleges
CMAT 2015-16: Registrations extended till January 15 10-Jan-2015
Hyderabad,Jan 10 According to a notification on the official website, the last date to register for the second test of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2015-16 has been extended to January 15. Initially, the registrations that began in November, last year were to end on January 5, 2015. However, they are still in process. The first test of CMAT took place in September and the second test is scheduled to take place in February. The exam will be conducted between February 19, 2015 to February 22, 2015 in two sessions i.e. 9.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. and 2.30 P.M. to 5.30 P.M. It shall take place for a duration of 180 minutes. The aspirants can download the admit cards from the official website from January 30, 2015. The result will be declared on March 25, 2015. The print out of the score card can be fetched thereafter, up to a month. The candidates possessing a Bachelors degree in any discipline with at least 50 percent marks or those in the final year of graduate courses are eligible to apply for CMAT which is a national-level admission test for facilitating B-schools to shortlist candidates for admissions to management programmes approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). CMAT is held twice a year i.e. in the months of September and February. The better score out of the two attempts is chosen for granting admissions
Exam test cities for CMAT February 2015 19-Dec-2014
Hyderabad,Dec 19 The AICTE national level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) February 2015 application process has begun. The interested candidates can apply latest by January 5. CMAT is held twice a year, in the months of February and September to short-list candidates for admissions to management programmes. CMAT is scheduled to take place in following cities including: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Davangere, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Durgapur, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam. The CMAT 2015-16 Second Test Results are expected to be declared on March 25, 2015. The print-out of the score-cards can be taken from March 25 to April 25, 2015. Important Dates: Last date for online registration: January 5, 2015 Admit cards will be released: January 30, 2015 Computer based test dates: February 19 to 22, 2015 Declaration of result: March 25, 2015
CMAT Second Test will be conducted from Feb 19-22, 2015 18-Dec-2014
Hyderabad,Dec 18 The second Common Management Admission Test will be held from February 19 to 22, 2015. The test will be held in two sessions on all days - from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. CMAT September 2015-16 First Test was held from September 25 to 29, 2014. Around 53,000 aspirants appeared for the test. The results were declared on October 30, 2014 by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Altogether 43,212 candidates qualified the examination. The candidates are given two opportunities to appear for CMAT - first in September, 2014 and second in February, 2015. The better of the two scores will be used for admission for 2015-16. The registration process for CMAT 2015-16 Second Test, which started from November 6, 2014, will continue till January 5, 2015. The admit cards can be downloaded from January 30, 2015. The duration of the trial test is 10 minutes. The duration of the actual CMAT examination is 180 minutes. The number of questions and marks allotted in the trial test are lesser than the actual test, although the sections are same. The trial test gives extensive instructions to be followed during the CMAT. The CMAT 2015-16 Second Test Results are expected to be declared on March 25, 2015. The print-out of the score-cards can be taken from March 25 to April 25, 2015.
CMAT 2014 results to be declared today 31-Oct-2014
Hyderabad,Oct 31 The results for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2014 have been declared today. As per details on the official website, the link displaying "CMAT SEP 2014 All India Merit list" confirms the declaration. Held twice a year by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), it is an entry to B-schools. The first test was conducted from September 25 to September 29, 2014 and the second test is scheduled in February 2015. The candidates are given two opportunities and the better of two scores will be used for admission for the academic year 2015 -16. CMAT is a computer based online entrance test in which candidates are required to answer 100 multiple choice questions of 4 marks each. The question paper is divided into four sections -- Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation; Logical Reasoning; Language Comprehension; & General Awareness -- with each section having 25 questions. Candidates who appeared for the test can visit the official website of CMAT to view the results declared today. The merit list indicates Roll number, Rank and the Score of all the candidates. The candidates would be able to download the electronically generated score card with complete details using their login details from from 30th Oct - 30th Nov 2014. Separate Score Cards will not be sent by email or by post to the candidates
MBA exam CMAT cancelled by Delhi High Court 1-Nov-2013
,Nov 1 The Delhi High Court (HC) has cancelled the common management admission test (CMAT), questioning the authority of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to conduct entrance exams for admission to management colleges.

The AICTE conducts the Common Management Admission Test - CMAT as an entrance test for admission to 4,000 management colleges that offer MBA and 500 colleges which run postgraduate diploma in management programs. CMAT is a computer based test that is conducted twice a year - first in September/ October and again in February for admission to a single academic session.

A division bench of the HC, led by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, cancelled AICTE's notification for the exam, saying AICTE did not have the authority to regulate MBA courses. The bench also said that the MBA courses don't fall under technical education as defined in the AICTE Act.

The Federation of Association of Management of Unaided Professional Educational Institutions of India (FAMUPEII), the petitioners, had appealed to the division bench questioning the powers of the AICTE to conduct the entrance test.

"We are happy with the order. This means no more compulsory CMAT for B-schools," said GPC Nayar, president of the federation and chairman of School of Communication and Management Studies, Kerala told a leading national daily.

The High Court in its order has observed the Supreme Court order of April 25 which ruled that the AICTE did not have the authority to control or regulate professional colleges which are affiliated to universities. " is clear from the above said findings of the Supreme Court that the AICTE has no role to play either in the admission process or in subsequent monitoring of the said course..." the high court said. This order was given on 7 October, but made public only on Tuesday, 29 October.

However, Renu Bafna, chief coordinator, CMAT, AICTE, reportedly told the media, "There are other court decisions in the past where the court said there was no problem in AICTE conducting the entrance test. We have never said this would be the only entrance test. It is up to the state governments to decide and follow their own merit-list."

In the Supreme Court order issued in April, judges B S Chauhan and V Gopala Gowda ruled that though MCA was a technical course, the AICTE couldn't lay down the standards.

The court order had said, "An MBA course is not a technical course within the definition of the AICTE Act", and "an approval from the AICTE is not required for obtaining permission and running an MBA course by the appellant colleges."

The judges said the role of AICTE is advisory, which means it can prescribe uniform standards of education for affiliated members of a university by sending a note to the University Grants Commission.

The ministry of human resource development was considering to bring in an ordinance to restore AICTE's powers, but no progress has been made on this front.

Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) said the high court order was a welcome move.

"It is vindication of our stand in the Supreme Court and elsewhere that the AICTE, being the statutory body, should confine itself only to the limited working area defined in the AICTE Act, 1987," said H Chaturvedi, Alternate President, EPSI and director, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida.

EPSI says it MBA tests like CAT, XAT and MAT are being conducted for the last several decades without any fiasco, and their reliability and credibility is well established.

"Regulatory bodies like UGC, AICTE and MCI should learn lessons from the recent landmark judgments of the Supreme Court and high courts. They should transform themselves from rigid bureaucratic frameworks and adopt nationwide consultation process with all stakeholders before frami
New Practice Exams for MBA Entrance Exam GMAT released 19-Sep-2013
New Delhi,Sep 19 Test takers preparing for the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) exam with the popular GMATPrep software can now purchase two additional computer adaptive practice exams made up of retired GMAT questions. The much-anticipated "Exam Pack 1" is being released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the non-profit council of business schools that administers the GMAT exam for graduate business and management programs worldwide.

"For years, GMAC has offered to all test takers two full-length, computer adaptive GMAT exams that simulate the exam experience as part of our free GMATPrep software. However, test takers regularly request additional practice opportunities," said Andy Martelli, GMAC vice president of new product development. "In response, we developed Exam Pack 1 to help students get the benefits of additional practice using real, but retired, GMAT exam questions."

The two unique, additional exams give test takers even more opportunities to practice using the same computer adaptive algorithm as used in the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the real test. Like the original free GMATPrep tests, the Exam Pack 1 tests also provide real-time scoring for the Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections, as well as essay prompts for the Analytical Writing Assessment. Questions used in Exam Pack 1 are not found in any other GMAT preparation product.

Exam Pack 1 can be purchased and downloaded from the for US$39.99 and requires that users have already installed the free GMATPrep software. Like the real GMAT exam, each Exam Pack test comprises one 30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment prompt, 12 Integrated Reasoning questions, 37 Quantitative questions, and 41 Verbal questions. Users taking each of the two Exam Pack tests more than once may see the same questions repeated.

Exam Pack 1 is a new addition to the GMATPrep suite of test preparation products. The free GMATPrep software itself, compatible with Windows and Macintosh products, features two full length exams with accurate scoring, 90 practice questions and answer explanations, as well as a math tutorial. The popular Question Pack 1, available for US$29.99, features an additional 404 questions and answer explanations (200 Quantitative, 180 Verbal and 24 Integrated Reasoning), as well as reporting tools that allow test takers to review their progress. Both Question Pack 1 and Exam Pack 1 are used exclusively in the GMATPrep software and extend the use of the software. "GMAC encourages all test takers to use GMATPrep to become familiar with the test question formats and pacing required to complete the exam. Preparation is the key to success on the GMAT exam," Martelli said.

CMAT exams from today 21-Feb-2013
Ahmedabad,Feb 21 The Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) exam for admission in management colleges will begin from Thursday. The CMAT exams which will be taken online will be conducted in phases and will be completed on Monday.

Officials said that 20,000-odd students will appear for the exams. The centres for the exams have been kept in six cities including Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Bhuj.

The online forms for the CMAT exams were accepted from November 1-13. The exams will be conducted between February 21 and 25 and the result will be declared on March 13.

The paper will consist of 100 questions and will carry 400 marks. The paper will have to be answered in three hours. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer.

Source:The Times of India
From 2013, MBA admission to be based on CMAT score in Kerala 5-Nov-2012
Kochi,Nov 5 From next academic year, business schools in the state will have to admit students on the basis of their Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) score. CMAT is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), CMAT scores will help students seek admissions in all management programmes in AICTE-approved institutions and university departments. However, business schools which offer postgraduate diploma in management can go for an entrance exam of their choice.

"Late week, AICTE called us for a meeting in Thiruvananthapuram and we were told in no uncertain terms that all institutes offering management courses approved by AICTE can only admit students for the courses based on their score in CMAT," said Joseph I Injodey, dean, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies.

Till date, management schools in the state were admitting students to MBA courses either on the basis of a student's score in CAT conducted by IIM or Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted by All India Management Association. "Now students won't have to appear for multiple exams. This will save time and money," said Dr M Bhasi, professor, School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology.

However, private business schools fear that AICTE may not be able to reach several students in remote areas across the country. "As per the Supreme Court judgment of 2002, non-public sector institutions have absolute right to admit students and AICTE has no legal right to enforce their test on us. Even if the test is mandatory, it will not work as CMAT will not be able to reach all students," said GPC Nayar, president of Associations of Private, Unaided Professional Colleges of India and founder of SCMS-Kochi.

There are 4,300 business schools in the country, with 3,700 institutes offering MBA courses with total student intake of four lakh. In Kerala, there are around 60 business schools, with total student intake of 7,000 plus. The detailed merit list will be provided to respective state governments for allotting the students through central counselling. In case there is no central counselling, scores awarded will be used for admission in AICTE-approved institutes or university departments through separate group discussion and interview conducted by these institutes.

Interested students have to register online on the AICTE website from November 1, 2012, to January 2, 2013, for the computer-based three-hour entrance test that will be conducted in February.

Source: Times of India
Student claims tech error at CMAT 3-Oct-2012
Mumbai,Oct 3 The first edition of this year's Common Admission Management Test (CMAT) came to an end on Monday with almost no hiccups. Around 48,000 of the 60,000 registered candidates took the exam in the last five days. Though the exam went off smoothly on most days, a girl who took the exam from GNVS Institute of Management in Sion-Koliwada claimed that she lost 15 minutes due to a technical error on Sunday, which was not compensated.

Gayatri T (name changed), who got her centre at GNVS, started getting an error message on her computer every time she submitted an answer. The message stated that her answers are not submitted. "The supervisor was also not sure about the error. He asked me to mark my answers in a rough paper and give it as back-up. I was panicking for the 15-20 minutes when it was showing an error and could not concentrate on the exam," she said.

Though organizers on Monday told the girl that her answers were submitted, she sought a re-test. tnnShe claimed that two other students were also getting similar messages and were asked to submit a separate sheet with marked answers.

Pravir Arora, executive vice-president of Aptech, technical service provider for AICTE, said, "I have checked her details. All her answers have been submitted and there was no need to worry." Arora added that no technical glitches were reported across the 67 centres in the country.

AICTE chairman, S S MAntha, any complaints will be sorted out in the review meeting.

He added that 32,000 male and 16,000 female candidates appeared for the exam. This year, CMAT will be conducted twice and students have the option of appearing twice and picking the best of the scores for admissions to B-schools in 2013-14.

Source: Times of India
60k register for CMAT, Mumbai leads 8-Sep-2012
Mumbai,Sep 8 Close to 60,000 students have registered for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Registration for the nationwide examination, which will be held in September, closed on Friday. CMAT will be held twice for admissions to the 2013-14 academic session. The next round is in February 2013.

According to AICTE chairperson S S Mantha, the registration figures are similar to what was seen last year. "However, we are conducting the exam twice this year. The other session will be conducted in February 2013," said Mantha, adding that Mumbai had the highest number of registrations with around 9,000 candidates, followed by cities such as Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad. A student can appear for CMAT in both the sessions.

Source: Times of India
4 out of CMAT Top 10 from Mumbai 12-Mar-2012
Mumbai,Mar 12 The city has earned the distinction of producing four of the top 10 scorers the highest tally-in the country in the first ever Common Management Admission Test (CMAT),an entrance exam to management colleges affiliated to All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Though Vijay Jha from Delhi has topped the list,the second position was bagged by Mulund resident Sujit Kumar Birendranath.The results of CMAT,which was conducted over a period of nine days in February,were declared on Sunday.Besides Sujit,the other rankers from the city are Tejas Sawant who has come fourth on the all-India merit list,followed by Dilip Shashank Patodia at the sixth position and Ashwini Kumar Singh from Kanjurmarg at the eighth.Dadars Priyamvadha Maddalkar is the highest scorer among female candidates from the city and her all-India rank is 43rd.Two others from the girls list are also from the city.

Mumbai had the highest numbers of toppers,followed by Delhi (two).The rest of the places on the top-10 list was filled up by candidates from Kolhapur,Hyderabad,Rajkot and Indore.

The AICTE,which put up the results on CMATs as well as its own websites at 11am,has not announced any cut-off score for admissions but instead,has left the decision to individual institutes.We have released the total scores of students and their ranks.We will not calculate their percentile using the normalization process.Institutes can decide on their own on how they wish to use the scores.They will decide the cut-offs as well, said AICTE chairman S S Mantha.

Clarifying about how certain questions,with erroneous option pattern,were marked,Mantha said for some sets,the answer options were in the sequence of a,b,c and e,instead of a,b,c and d.If students attempted any of those questions,they received full marks for them.There are not too many such sets, added Mantha.

The total marks for the paper was 400,with the highest score earned by the topper being 327 and the lowest -30.A total of 190 students have scored in negative.Besides having the most number of high-scorers,Maharashtra also had the highest number of candidates who registered for the exam.Of the 70,000 students in the country registering for the exam,14,858 were from the state.Around 36% of the candidates who have appeared for the exam were girls. CMAT will be conducted twice a year.For admission to management courses for the 2013-14 session,the first test will be conducted in August-September this year.

Source: Times of India
AICTE CMAT 2012 Got Just 70000 Registrations This Year 25-Jan-2012
Mumbai,Jan 25 Only 70,000 candidates have registered for the first edition of the national level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2012, to be conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). AICTE will conduct the online CMAT in order to select eligible candidates for admission into 3,500-odd MBA colleges, all across the country. The online entrance test is scheduled to commence from February 20, 2012, which will continue over a period of eight days.

Talking about the less number of applications, S S Mantha, AICTE Chairman, explained that by the time the dates for the CMAT were announced, most of the states had already announced the schedule of their entrance examinations. He further said that it is the first year of implementation of such a distinctive test; however, from next year, the Council expects that the registration will increase.

The announcement for CMAT 2012 was made in the month of December, last year i.e. 2011. Mantha later explained that the main idea behind implementing this national level test is to reduce the number of entrance tests so that the students undergo less stress. All AICTE-approved institutions will have to accept CMAT scores, he added.

The three-hour online entrance test will be conducted at 61 centers throughout India over eight days in two shifts. The 100-mark test will be divided into four different components of 25 marks each, wherein one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. However, even as CMAT aims to promote a single entrance test, several other bodies plan to continue with their tests.

As per sources, the Maharashtra State Government has already decided to discontinue the state CET for admissions to B-schools from the next academic year. However, several other states have decided to accept CMAT from the next academic year, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Furthermore, an official from the Directorate of Technical Education confirmed that from next year, admissions in the state will be completely based on CMAT scores and hence, this is the last year for the state CET.

For any further details, one can visit the Council’s official website:

Online CMAT to be conducted twice a year 13-Jan-2012
Hyderabad,Jan 13 Opposition from some private management bodies, AICTE has decided to conduct the newly introduced online Common Management Admission Test twice a year from 2013 to make it more popular.

The online test will be held for the first time from February 20 to 28 this year for admission to AICTE approved management institutes. “The aim of holding the test twice a year is to help candidates pick the best of the two CMAT scores for admission instead of having to wait for another one year,“ AICTE chairman S.S. Mantha said. The second test could be held in August or September, Mr Mantha said. The All India Council for Technical Education announced holding CMAT last year as part of a move to reduce the multiple entrance exams for admissions to MBA and post graduate diploma in management programmes at institutes approved by it. Mr Mantha, however, made it clear the maiden test this year will not be binding on any institute but hoped that by next year everyone would be onboard this initiative for the larger interest of students.

“Our aim is to bring in some common standards, facilitate students and reduce fees. And CMAT score should be used by all AICTE approved institutions,“ Mr Mantha said. The IIMs, however, will continue to hold the CAT exams independently .

Source: The Hindu
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