Around 13,000 appear in IIM entrance test in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, Nov 18 (UNI) Around 13,000 candidates aspiring to enter the top Indian business school -- Indian Institute of Management' (IIM), appeared in the Common Admission Test (CAT) in Chandigarh.

The test was conducted at ten centers, including MCM DAV, GGDSD, DAV (sector-10), SGGS (girls and co-ed), Shivalik Public school, DAV school (sector-8), DAV Model school (sector 15), Shishu Niketan and Guru Nanak school.

Most of the students were from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir Uttranchal.

The candidates were vying for 1,500-odd seats at the six premier IIM institutes at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow.

The CAT, billed as the toughest entrance test in the country, would help the students not only making it to the IIMs but would help them in looking for seats in 100 odd other institutions in the country as well, which would use CAT scores for the admission.

The candidates would receive their score cards on e-mail in January next year. The courses would begin from June next. Though CAT was conducted jointly by the six IIMs, each IIM would admit students independently.

Final selection would be based on parameters such as performance, work experience, performance in group discussion and personal interview. The parameter would vary between different IIMs, the official said.


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