Ahmedabad, Oct. 19: Good news for MBA aspirants! There will be a total of 13 Indian Institutes of Management accepting students who crack Common Admission Test (CAT) this year. A total of 3,000 seats in the various two year programs at the thirteen IIMs will be open to the students this year.
The number of non-IIM institutes accepting CAT scores has also increased this year. “While there were around148 non-IIM institutes accepting CAT scores until last year, the number this year has gone to more than 155 this year” said faculty of IIM-Calcutta and convener of CAT-2011 Janakiraman Moorthy.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) issued a notification in December 2010 making it compulsory for all management institutes registered under the council to consider the score of any one of five national tests – CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA or JMET- in the admission processes. Under the directive many institutes like Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) also chose to accept CAT scores. IITs will also be accepting CAT scores this year. CAT-2011 will also be held at three new centres – Bhilai, Dehra Dun and Jammu. (The Times of India)