Admissions will be based on scores in CAT conducted by the Indian Institutes of
For the first time ever, all the Indian Institutes of Technology
(IITs) have jointly decided to discontinue the joint management entrance test (JMET)
that they conduct for admissions to their post-graduate management degree programmes
Instead, admissions to these courses will be based on scores in Common Admission
Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
Admissions to PG management programmes in six IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee,
Kharagpur and Madras) will be based on CAT scores. Though an official advertisement
is yet to be released by IIT-Madras to notify students, IITs have been told about
the decision. IIT-Madras was supposed to conduct a JMET entrance exam this year. The institute's website already
mentions that only students with a CAT score will be eligible to apply. IIT-Delhi
and IIT-Madras have already announced on their website that JMET stands cancelled
and students have to check individual websites of departments/schools of management
for other eligibility criteria.
According to Narayan Rangaraj, IIT-B professor, who also was in-charge for the entrance
test, the IITs have jointly decided to do away with JMET. JMET was only the qualifying
exam. Instead of the JMET score, the CAT score will be considered for admissions.
Apart from the CAT score, individual IITs will have their own criteria like conducting
group discussion and personal interview. Others might still conduct a qualifying
exam for the international students. However, IIT-B has decided to use CAT for the
base qualifying score, said Rangaraj. An official from IIT-B said, the decision
was taken in order to reduce the burden of multiple tests on students. IITs being
autonomous have decided to consider CAT scores for our admissions too. IIT-Madras,
which has already put up the criteria on their website, states that performance
in CAT, group discussion and personal interviews, previous academic qualification
and work experience, if any, will be considered for the selection process.
Courtesy: Times of India