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Poor academic records can quash the big IIM dream

Poor past academic records can mar the chances of candidates gaining entry into one of the premier Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) , despite acquiring a high score in the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) . This is because other than the CAT scores, the IIMs assign weightage to previous academic records also among different parameters, to grant admission into their Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. As per the details of the admission criteria and selection process of Post Graduate Programs (PGPs) for the academic session 2014-16 at the IIMs,...

New IIMs to release shortlist for PI-WAT on January 26

The six newer Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are expected to release the shortlist of candidates for the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) on Sunday, January 26, 2014 , as per a notification from IIM Tiruchirappalli . The list, which was originally meant to be released on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 , could have been delayed due to alleged discrepancies in the results of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) , as per sources. As per the IIM Tiruchirappalli notification, individual IIMs need to draw a shortlist on the basis of their own...

IIMs follow up on student discontent about CAT 2013 results

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have followed up on the numerous complaints received from the test takers of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) , the results of which were declared on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Around 3,000 test takers have submitted written complaints to the IIMs stating that there are discrepancies in the CAT 2013 Results. CAT 2013 was conducted over a 20 day period from Wednesday, October 16 to Monday, November 11, 2013 . IIM Indore was the convener of CAT 2013. As per the candidates, their scores are radically different from what...

IIM Bangalore announces first shortlist for interviews and written test

The premier Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) has declared the first shortlist of candidates to be called for the interviews and written tests, to grant admissions to the institute’s flagship full time two-year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) . The PGPM is considered equivalent to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The number of seats on offer at the institute is 400 for PGPM for the academic session of 2014-16. The list was drawn based on earlier academic records of the candidates and as per their scores in the Common...

The admission cut-off percentiles set at 96.82 for new IIMs

The bar for entering even the new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) seems to be high this year with percentile cut off seems to be placed high. It has been reported that the IIMs at Kashipur , Raipur , Ranchi , Rohtak , Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) and Udaipur have announced their short-list percentile cut-offs for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) at 96.82 percentile overall. The candidates who fall below the cut off percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 will not be eligible for further processes in admission to these IIMs. It...

Test takers claim discrepancies in CAT 2013 results

Around 3,000 test takers of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) have claimed that there are discrepancies in the CAT 2013 results, which were declared on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 . Many CAT 2013 test takers have stated that their scores are radically different from what they had expected and particularly dismal in the verbal section . Moreover, some candidates who acquired higher scores have got lower normalized scores than candidates with lower scores. The admission process of management institutes that accept candidates based on their CAT scores may be disrupted due...

Analysis of CAT 2013 results

The state of Karnataka stands third in terms of the number of candidates who have acquired above 95 percentile scores in the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) , as per an analysis of the CAT 2013 results. The analysis was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) , which was the convener of CAT 2013. CAT 2013, which is one of the most prestigious examinations in India for admission into the IIMs as well as other premier management institutes, was conducted over a 20 day period from Wednesday, October 16 to Monday, November 11, 2013 in 40...

IIM admissions will continue to have more engineers

Now that the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 results are out, one thing has become clearer that engineers will continue to dominate the campuses of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) . It can be recalled that with the top eight 100 percentile scorers being engineers and initial data showing that a large chunk of engineers gave Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013, the classrooms of these business schools will have BE and B Tech graduates filling up most seats. CAT 2013 was conducted between October 16 and November 11, 2013 and 1.94 lakh candidates had registered for it. Out of...

CAT 2013 score card displays individual section scores

The score card of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) displays scores of individual sections of the examination. CAT 2013 had 2 sections- Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR) . CAT aptitude test is one of the most prestigious examinations in India for admission into the I ndian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as well as other premier management institutes.  CAT 2013 was conducted over a 20 day period from Wednesday, October 16 to Monday, November 11, 2013 in 40 cities in India. The...

Updated PI-WAT shortlisting criteria for the new IIMs

The six newly established Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have released an updated list of percentile cutoffs to shortlist candidates for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) . The list of candidates for PI and WAT for the six new IIMs is expected to be announced at the official websites on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 . As per sources, a second cut off list might be released at a later stage. A total of eight candidates, all of whom are male and engineers, have acquired scores of 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) . Ten...

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