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 2019-04-20
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 2019-04-06
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 2019-04-07
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 2019-04-06
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 2019-04-07
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 2019-04-06
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 2019-04-07
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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0 # Himmat 2019-03-23
Hii, I am from Chamba, please tell me the duration of B.Ed course
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0 # Shruti 2019-03-24
Hello, Good to see that you are from Chamba, the duration of B.Ed course is 2 years
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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 Older than three months
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 Older than three months
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 Older than three months
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 Older than three months
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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