Eying IIM seat, 2.3 lakh management aspirants write CAT

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Bangalore, Nov 18 (UNI) Nearly 2.3 lakh students aspiring to enter the top Indian business school -- Indian Institute of Management' (IIM) -- appeared for the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) held in 23 cities across the country today.

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

Over 20,000 students wrote CAT at 17 centres in Bangalore for around 260 seats offered at IIM-B.

The CAT, billed as the toughest entrance test in the country, would help the students not making it only 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.

UNI

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