25,000 IIM aspirants appear for CAT 2008

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Mumbai, Nov 16 (UNI) Approximately 25,000 aspirants in the Metropolis appeared for one of the toughest entrance exams in the country ''the CAT 2008'' today.

The exam, that was held across 22 centres in the city, is a ticket to India's premier B-schools, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM).

With 25 per cent jump in applicants this year, the seats have been increased to 1,800 for the new batch.

27-year-old Apruv Pandit, who appeared for the exams, said the papers, comprising of ninety questions, across three sections -- Quantitative and data interpretation -- 25 questions each and verbal ability--40, was slightly easier compared to the last one, which had 75 question.

This year, over 2,76,000 candidates are vying for the 1,800 seats available at the IIMs.


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