Why CAT losses its popularity among MBA aspirants?

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Bangalore, Jan 12: Much hype has been observed over the CAT 2010 results and admission in IIMs and other B-schools. But a media report showed that CAT lost its primitive popularity among the students.

CAT-IIM 2010 results are out

Around 18,000 candidates didn't appear for the CAT 2010. Almost 2.04 lakh candidates registered for the computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) but only around 1.86 lakh candidates went through the test, a report by Economic Times.

Among the candidates from Kerala, 13.08 percent skipped the exam. In Karnataka and Tamil Nadu it was 10.77 percent and 9.97 percent respectively.

However, the no-show rate in the exam was comparatively low in North-India as in Delhi, it was 7.8 percent and 8.3 percent in Maharashtra.

Read: Maharashtra tops CAT 2010 results

The reasons range from traffic jams to rainfall to simply having a change of heart. "Day 1 of CAT on Oct 27, 2010 had the maximum no-shows, where 12.73 percent of registered candidates didn't take the exam," CAT 2010 convener Himanshu Rai told to TOI.

Rai aslo added, "Possibly because they (students) were carrying wrong identification cards and were sent back."

Common Admission Test (CAT) decides admission to 11 Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and over 150 B-schools in all over the country. Some of the prominent running IIMs are -

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Lucknow


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