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1.55 lakh candidates appear for CAT

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Ahmedabad , Nov. 20

CLOSE to 1,55,000 candidates took the Common Admission Test (CAT) on Sunday for entry into the six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and 75 other management schools in the country.

"Although the number of applicants was 1,70,000, it is commonly noticed that eight to nine per cent of candidates do not turn up.

Detailed reports are not yet in, but we believe about 1,55,000 students must have taken the test today," the IIM Ahmedabad Director, Prof Bakul Dholakia, said.

The CAT was conducted in 160 centres across 24 cities, and there have been no reports of any kind of problem from any of the centres, Prof Dholakia said. Asked about the relatively low number of questions (90), Prof Dholakia said the CAT Committee, which has representation from all the six IIMs, had experimented last year by changing the format of the test.

"Apparently, the experiment was useful and the committee has decided to continue with it," he said.

The number of applicants has gone up by 12 per cent this year, and the number of institutes other than IIMs accepting CAT scores has also risen sharply from 54 last year to 75 this year, Prof Dholakia said.

The results of the written test are expected to come in by the second week of January.

This will be followed by personal interviews of shortlisted candidates.

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