Today afternoon, the result of Common Admission Test (CAT), which was conducted on 26th November 2017, was announced. Candidates can view their result on the official site by logging on using their user ID and password.
CAT is a computerised aptitude test conducted annually and is a crucial criterion for admission into the country’s top IIMs and other prestigious business schools across the country like S.P Jain, Management Development Institute (MDI), Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS), and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). It tests students in their areas like Quantitative ability, verbal ability and reading comprehension, and Data interpretation and logical reasoning. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs based on a policy of rotation. This year, the coordinating college was IIM Lucknow.
IIM Lucknow has revealed that a total of 199,632 candidates appeared for the notoriously tricky exam in 2017. 20 students have scored a perfect 100 percentile out of which two are females and three are non-engineers. Last year, 20 students had scored a 100 percentile too, but all of them were male engineers.
The CAT result is just one impediment overcome to gain the coveted seat at one of the IIMs. A list of the candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will then send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criterion for shortlisting varies from IIM to IIM, as different weights are allotted to factors like work experience and past academic record.
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