CAT 2016 registration is set to cross 2.5 lakhs posing a heavy competition among the candidates.
This year the increase in registration is about to break the past 6 years record. While the HRD minister has instructed the IIMs to increase the intake capacity shortly, this will only encourage more aspirants to take the test and enter the business administration institute of their choice. The expected registration number might just rise to 10,000 in the last two days.
The selection ratio for IIMs is going to be 1:50, exclaiming if compared to previous years
Last year, only 2.18 lakhs candidates registered for the examination while the intake is the same for this year. Hence, the increase in registration by 32,000 might make it a tough game to win the IIM seats, than last year. The ratio for this year’s intake is going to be 1:50, 50 candidates would be vying for every one seat in the IIM. Making it tough for the institutes to select the best candidate for their programme. If only the best IIMs are aimed, (IIM – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode), then the ratio would slump to 1:100. The seats for the PGP programme combined in these IIMs are 2600 and since more than 2.5 lakhs candidates are battling the CAT, the ratio is only taking a dive.
More intake is only happening in the PGP 2017-19
There is no deadline for the seat intake capacity, the infrastructure and faculty need to be arranged before starting the process of increasing the intake. CAT aspirants may expect an increase in the number of intakes in the next year only. Once the IIMs begin the process of seat capacity with the required facilities, the candidates can expect a better selection ratio and offer from the IIMs.
To get admission from top IIMs, one must score high percentile, and a good academic background will act as a boon for the candidate. Even though the cutoff percentile is 90% for both the sections, but candidates should expect a call only if they score more than 98 percentile, overall.
Competition Heats up
This year CAT being a tough game to play, candidates can make Byju’s as their respite. Byju’s have the best shortcut technique that can be picked up even if only two months are left for CAT. The shortcut techniques and teaching methods are copyrighted and unique so that the students get only the best materials for the exam. Byju’s also takes care of the candidate’s endeavour for Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and CAT Personal Interview. Byju’s will let them develop multiple approach to solving a question that would help the candidate adapt to the non-MCQ type questions as well as the questions with multiple choice.
This month is the best time to take the mentorship of Byju’s and ace the examination. Call Byju’s career counsellor and solve any query regarding the CAT exam.