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 # Harikiran 2019-09-07
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Patiala
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0 # Mukesh 2019-09-08
There are various exams for MBA i.e. CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, etc, you can give CAT for IIMs, find MBA colleges in Patiala here-Punjabi University ; Surya World ; Dr. I.T. Business School ; Swami Vivekanand Institute Of Engineering & Technology
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0 # Vaibhav 2019-09-07
I have secured 55% marks in 12th ,I think its too low to get admission in any good engineering college in Sheohar,If you know about it please suggest me
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0 # Shruti 2019-09-08
yes, your percentage is very low, I will not suggest that you should choose engineering as a career, but still you want to do engineering you can try for private college in Sheohar, they will admit you.
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0 # Tushar 2019-07-27
Hii, I am from Rajkot, plz tell me What is the difference between NEET and AIPMT for MBBS Admission?
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0 # Mukesh 2019-07-28
Both NEET and AIPMT are conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses, NEET is national level test, while AIPMT is conducted by CBSE for admission to these courses in government medical and dental colleges of all places including Rajkot
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0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Hi, I want to know the type of questions asked in CAT Written test, also tell me is there any good MBA college in Wardha
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
There are three type of questions in CAT exam i.e. quantitative aptitude, data interpretation and verbal and reading comprehension, there are various MBA colleges in Wardha- Govindram Seksaria College of Commerce ; Sharad Samagra Gramin Vikas Sansthas Chintamani Academy of Management Sciences ; Ranibai Agnihotri Institute of Computer Information Technology ; Mahatama Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha
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0 # Lakshay Older than three months
Hii, I am from Chidambaranar, plz tell me about the eligibility requirement for admission to the B. Ed course?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
This course in Chidambaranar is offered under different specializations, To get admission to a particular specialization, applicants must have completed their higher secondary in 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 format, Both higher secondary/pre-university and degree must have been obtained from a recognized board and recognized university respectively.
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0 # Aarush Older than three months
hii, I am from Sundargarh, plz tell me what are the graduation options I can do in "medical field"
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Sundargarh, in medical field, you can do MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, etc.
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0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Hii, I am from Jammu, please tell me the duration of B.Ed course
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
Hello, Good to see that you are from Jammu, the duration of B.Ed course is 2 years
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0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hello sir, I have just completed my B.Arch.from Anekal Can i take admission in MBA, Please tell me the procedure
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Hii, yes you can take admission in MBA, but for getting good MBA college in Anekal, you have to clear entrance exam i.e. CAT, MAT
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0 # Jayesh Older than three months
Hii, I am from Junagadh, plz tell me What is the difference between NEET and AIPMT for MBBS Admission?
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
Both NEET and AIPMT are conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses, NEET is national level test, while AIPMT is conducted by CBSE for admission to these courses in government medical and dental colleges of all places including Junagadh
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0 # Lakshay Older than three months
Is there any entrance test for B. Ed course, can you plz suggest good colleges in Dumka
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Different states in India conduct different entrance exam for admission in this course, These entrance tests generally test the language & proficiency, subject knowledge, reasoning and general awareness and teaching proficiency of applicants, find the list of B.Ed college in Dumka-B.Ed in Dumka
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