The Indian Institutes of Management will announce the dates for the next rounds
of admission soon
The results of the Common Admission Test 2011 will be out
on January 11. Close to 1.85 lakh students took the CAT, the most being from New
Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.
Male students formed the majority close to 70% of those who took the CAT. The test
had two sections instead of three earlier and students were given 70 minutes to
answer each of them. Once the results are out on the CAT website, the Indian Institutes
of Management will announce the dates for the next rounds of admission. Most of
the IIMs have done away with group discussion and replaced it with a written essay
test, followed by a personal interview.
Over time, the importance placed on the CAT scores has reduced and the importance
given to non-engineers and work experience has gone up. This year, gender correction
is also on the cards. All six new IIMs and the ones at Lucknow and Kozhikode feel
its time to rebalance the gender scales in office spaces. So, while IIM-Rohtak will
give 20 marks to each girl and another 20 to a non-engineer, IIM-Raipur will add
30 marks to the overall scores of each girl non-engineer. IIM-Lucknow has decided
to grant five marks to each girl and two to non-engineers.
IIM-Ahmedabad: CAT score, class X, XII marks, scores
at the bachelors and masters programme, personal interview.
IIM-Bangalore: CAT score, class X and XII scores,
marks in the bachelors programme and in other professional courses, work experience,
personal interview and essay writing.
IIM-Calcutta: CAT score, class X and XII marks,
group discussion, written ability test (WAT), personal interview, post graduation,
IIM-Lucknow: CAT score, class X and XII marks,
marks in the bachelors programme, work experience, diversity factor (academics), diversity
IIM-Kozhikode: CAT score, writing task, personal interview and student profile.
IIM-Indore: CAT score, academic performance, professional diversity, WAT, personal interview.
New IIMs: CAT score, WAT score, personal interview, previous academic performance, gender, educational background (engineer or non-engineer).
Courtesy: Times of India