IIM hopefuls can aspire to better chances

IIM hopefuls can aspire to better chances

IIM hopefuls can aspire to better chances

If you’re a beleaguered IIM aspirant biting your nails over the online version of the CAT exam, here’s some good news for you. Making it to the IIMs just got a bit easier, thanks to a 2% dip in the number of CAT aspirants since the previous year, coupled with an estimated 15% increase in the number of seats. This has actually resulted in a dip in competition this year.

While there were 120 CAT-takers vying for one seat at the IIMs last year, the ratio of candidates to seats has improved considerably this year, with around 102 aspirants per seat.

While there were 2.46 lakh students who registered for CAT last year, this year the figure stands at 2.41. Meanwhile, there are an estimated 318 more seats this year compared with last year.

Most of the seven IIMs are in the process of increasing their seats to meet the new government reservation policy. While IIM Kozhikode, which has 300 seats, has already met the requirements for OBC reservations, officials say they have not ruled out the possibility of increasing their seats in 2016. Meanwhile, an admissions official at IIM Bangalore, which currently has 350 seats, says the institute could accommodate a maximum of 365 students without putting a strain on the existing infrastructure. If the IIMs at Kozhikode and Bangalore hike their intake this year, the ratio of aspirants per seat at the IIMs will improve even further. “This year, it’s definitely going to be easier to get into the IIMs. In fact, it's a great year for people to do an MBA,” said Arks Srinivas, director, TIME, a CAT coaching institute.

So why is it that there are fewer candidates appearing for the exam this year? “The current financial crisis has resulted in people around the world opting to study more, as the job scenario is bad.

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If you’re a beleaguered IIM aspirant biting your nails over the online version of the CAT exam, here’s some good news for you. Making it to the IIMs just got a bit easier, thanks to a 2% dip in the number of CAT aspirants since the previous year, coupled with an estimated 15% increase in the number of seats. This has actually resulted in a dip in competition this year.

While there were 120 CAT-takers vying for one seat at the IIMs last year, the ratio of candidates to seats has improved considerably this year, with around 102 aspirants per seat.

While there were 2.46 lakh students who registered for CAT last year, this year the figure stands at 2.41. Meanwhile, there are an estimated 318 more seats this year compared with last year.

Most of the seven IIMs are in the process of increasing their seats to meet the new government reservation policy. While IIM Kozhikode, which has 300 seats, has already met the requirements for OBC reservations, officials say they have not ruled out the possibility of increasing their seats in 2016. Meanwhile, an admissions official at IIM Bangalore, which currently has 350 seats, says the institute could accommodate a maximum of 365 students without putting a strain on the existing infrastructure. If the IIMs at Kozhikode and Bangalore hike their intake this year, the ratio of aspirants per seat at the IIMs will improve even further. “This year, it’s definitely going to be easier to get into the IIMs. In fact, it's a great year for people to do an MBA,” said Arks Srinivas, director, TIME, a CAT coaching institute.

So why is it that there are fewer candidates appearing for the exam this year? “The current financial crisis has resulted in people around the world opting to study more, as the job scenario is bad. But in India, it’s the exact opposite. In India, the financial crisis has resulted in people hoarding their money instead of opting for further education. This goes against conventional wisdom, as this is a really bad time to join the corporate sector,” he added. He also points out that students from small towns and rural areas found online CAT a daunting task.

Students, who are highly stressed over the CAT fiasco this year, say the decrease in competition brings them relief.

“It’s good to know that there are more MBA aspirants than the number of seats,” says Siddharth Shridhar and adds the online version was a huge setback for students.

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0 # Jayesh 2018-09-29
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Sitapur
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0 # Jagan 2018-09-30
There are various exams for MBA i.e. CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, etc, you can give CAT for IIMs, find MBA colleges in Sitapur here-Agra Public College of Technology and Management
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0 # Nishith 2018-09-28
Hello Sir, May I know the specialisation in MBA and also suggest some good B-Schools in Bhadrak ?
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0 # Shruti 2018-09-29
There are various specialisation in MBA i.e. Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, etc, find some good MBA colleges Asian School Of Business Management ; Bhubaneswar Institute Of Managment & Information Technology ; Biju Patnaik University of Technology ; Centre For It Education
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0 # Harikiran 2018-09-22
hii, I am from South Delhi, plz tell me what are the graduation options I can do in "medical field"
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0 # Mukesh 2018-09-23
Hello, good to see that you are from South Delhi, in medical field, you can do MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, etc.
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0 # Vivaan 2018-09-05
I am from Rae Bareli, plz tell me the time duration of MBBS course in India
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0 # Shruti 2018-09-06
In India, the present duration of MBBS course is 5.5 years, The actual course period is 4.5 years and one year of rotating internship should be completed, you can find some good MBBS colleges in Rae Bareli-Kripalu Institute Of Biomedical Sciences And Research Raebareli
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0 # Vaibhav 2018-08-25
Hii, I am from Dimapur, plz tell me Is there any provision that one can pursue any other management degree or diploma in IIMs without appearing for any entrance test ?
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0 # Mukesh 2018-08-26
No, for getting admission in IIMs for management course, you should have to clear entrance exam, but there are many other MBA colleges in Dimapur where without entrance you can take admission
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0 # Priyansh 2018-08-25
Hii, I am from Yavatmal, plz tell me Do all the IIMs provide a degree or Diploma?
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0 # Mukesh 2018-08-26
Hello, good to see that you are from Yavatmal, The IIMs provide a diploma certificate at the completion of the course.
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0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hii, I want to be a good doctor, plz suggest me the best MBBS colleges in Aurangabad-Maharashtra?
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
Its good that you are interested in medical field, get good MBBS colleges in Aurangabad-Maharashtra are Mahatma Gandhi Missions Medical College - Aurangabad ; Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College ; Government Medical College-Aurangabad
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
I am from Jhalawar, I have scored 82 percentile in CAT this year. Please let me know the colleges where i can get admission
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
Hii, for finding it you can go through mock counselling , please visit here- mock counselling, you can also get good college in Jhalawar.
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0 # Priyansh Older than three months
I belong to Solan, plz tell me As per 2016 ranking, which is the best MBBS college in India
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
The first position is held by Delhi AIIMS, followed by Vellore’s Christian Medical College, AFMC, Pune, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and the fifth position is held by the GGMC & SIR J.J. Hospital in Mumbai, you can also find some good colleges in Solan- Solan Homeopathic Medical College And Hospital, Barog Bye-pass, Kumarhatti, Distt. Solan
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0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hello, I am from Haveri, want to know How to get admission to MBBS at JIPMER
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
For getting admission, you should go through online entrance test known as JIPMER MBBS, after clearing this you can get admission in this institute, you can also find other good MBBS institutes of Haveri-Medical in Haveri
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