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 # Nishith 2018-01-07
Hii, What are the career opportunities of Bachelor of Education course after my degree, also suggest some b.ed colleges in Kannauj?
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0 # Shruti 2018-01-08
The B. Ed course is an excellent choice for making career in teaching profession, it is very respective profession for candidates, find some good colleges for it-Pt Sunderlal Memorial PG College - Kannauj ; Bahuddeshiya Sewa Shiksha Sansthan Mahila Mahaividyalaya ; VVK Degree College ; Swargiya Mahadev Prasad Smarak Mahila Mahavidhyalaya
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0 # Rohan 2017-11-18
Hello, I am from Khunti I have secured 8,000 rank in NEET, plz let me know whic college I can get
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0 # Shruti 2017-11-19
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0 # Harikiran 2017-11-18
Hello, I am from Darbhanga, tell me How can I check whether a B.Ed college is approved by NCTE or not?
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0 # Shruti 2017-11-19
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 Darbhanga- B.Ed in Darbhanga
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0 # Priyansh 2017-11-18
Hello, i want to get admission in best B.tech college in Ambedkar Nagar, Also suggest me about the Various streams of B.tech
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0 # Mukesh 2017-11-19
Hello Sir, Thankyou for your comment. Please visit Engineering in Ambedkar Nagar for best B.tech colleges in Ambedkar Nagar, Hope you will get best college from the list, Also various major streams in B.tech are Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Computer Science etc.
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0 # Jayesh 2017-11-11
Hello sir, I am 3rd year B.com student, I want to pursue MBA from Madhubani,Please suggest top B-School over there.
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0 # Shruti 2017-11-12
Hello, after b.com, MBA will be the right career option, you can find here the list of good B-Schools in Madhubani- MBA in Madhubani
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0 # Vaibhav 2017-11-04
Hello, I am from Koderma, plz tell me Is there an any degree equivalent to MBA and of same weightage in terms of placement
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0 # Shruti 2017-11-05
Hii, PGDM is equivalent to MBA, you can do PGDM from any good college of Koderma, so you can get placement easily
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0 # Vivaan 2017-10-28
Hello, I am from East Khasi Hills, tell me How can I check whether a B.Ed college is approved by NCTE or not?
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0 # Shruti 2017-10-29
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 East Khasi Hills- B.Ed in East Khasi Hills
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0 # Jayesh Older than three months
Hii, I am from Jalpaiguri, 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 # Shruti Older than three months
Yes, many universities from across the country including Jalpaiguri offer this course through distance mode and the prestigious of them is IGNOU, Annamalai University to name a few.
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0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Hello, I have done my B.tech from Churachandpur with Electrical stream, now i want to do M.tech, Please suggest how I can get good college for M.tech
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
It's good that you are looking forward for M.tech from Churachandpur, for getting good college you should have to give GATE exam, which is entrance exam for M.Tech
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0 # Priyansh Older than three months
Is there any age restriction applicable to apply to the B. Ed course, plz suggest good b.ed colleges in Sawai Madhopur as well
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
Most NCTE recognized institutions from across the country require that applicants must have completed at least 18 years of age in the year of admission, some b.ed colleges in Sawai Madhopur are Radhakrishnan Teachers Training College ; Achary Nanesh Shikshak Shiksha Mahavidhyalaya ; Agrawal Mahila Teachers Training College ; Bhagwati Shikshan Prashikshan Mahavidyala
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