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 # Lakshay 2019-02-09
Hii, I am from Tirupati, please tell me the duration of B.Ed course
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0 # Jagan 2019-02-10
Hello, Good to see that you are from Tirupati, the duration of B.Ed course is 2 years
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0 # Vaibhav 2019-01-17
Hello, I am from Kheda, tell me How can I check whether a B.Ed college is approved by NCTE or not?
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0 # Pallavi 2019-01-18
Once you have decided to do your B. Ed from a particular college, you can visit the website of NCTE and can check whether the institution is under the list of approved institution,you can find here find list of NCTE approved b.ed colleges in Kheda- B.Ed in Kheda
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0 # Jayesh 2018-12-22
I am from Ashoknagar, I am looking forward to make career in engineering, Please tell me about the eligibility criteria for best engineering colleges.
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0 # Shruti 2018-12-23
hello, if you want to take admission in best engineering college in Ashoknagar, you should clear JEE Main exam, or I fyou want to get admission in IITs you should clear JEE Advanced and for admission you should have Physics, chemistry and maths in your 12th or equivalent
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0 # Jayesh Older than three months
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Sitapur
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
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 Older than three months
Hello Sir, May I know the specialisation in MBA and also suggest some good B-Schools in Bhadrak ?
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
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 Older than three months
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 Older than three months
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 Older than three months
I am from Rae Bareli, plz tell me the time duration of MBBS course in India
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
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 Older than three months
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 Older than three months
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 Older than three months
Hii, I am from Yavatmal, plz tell me Do all the IIMs provide a degree or Diploma?
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
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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