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 2019-06-08
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 2019-06-09
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 2019-06-08
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 2019-06-09
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 2019-06-01
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 2019-06-02
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 2019-05-25
Hii, I am from Jammu, please tell me the duration of B.Ed course
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0 # Shruti 2019-05-26
Hello, Good to see that you are from Jammu, the duration of B.Ed course is 2 years
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0 # Vivaan 2019-05-06
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 2019-05-07
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 2019-05-04
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 2019-05-05
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 2019-04-21
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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0 # Aarush Older than three months
Hii, I am from Pakaur, I would like to do B.Ed from distance, Is there any university that offers B. Ed through distance mode
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
Yes, many universities from across the country including Pakaur offer this course through distance mode and the prestigious of them is IGNOU, Annamalai University to name a few.
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0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hii, I am from Nabarangpur, please tell me, Is a higher education in cancer a good choice after MBBS?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Yes, it is a good choice as there is a considerable increase in the demand for oncologist in India and also abroad, But, it is important that you should choose a good institution of Nabarangpur or any other place for doing your PG in Oncology
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hello sir, I am 3rd year B.com student, I want to pursue MBA from Jhabua,Please suggest top B-School over there.
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Hello, after b.com, MBA will be the right career option, you can find here the list of good B-Schools in Jhabua- MBA in Jhabua
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