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Way to IIM gets tougher, by 50 p.c.

Dealing with the growing number of applicants for the entrance exam is getting difficult, says the IIM-B director.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2006 03:11 IST

The eligibility for taking the Common Admission Test (CAT) for the Bachelor's exam at IIM's has been fixed to 50 per cent.

"This was done as the institutes were finding it very difficult to handle increasing number of applicants for the IIM entrance," IIM Bangalore director Professor G Prakash Apte said.

"It was a joint decision taken by the IIMs in view of the difficulty in handling the increasing number of applicants. We wanted to introduce the screening at the CAT level itself," he said.

This way, students getting less than 50 per cent in their Bachelor's exam will not be able to take the CAT, which rules out their taking the IIM entrance exam," Apte added.

Last year, 1.6 lakh students took the CAT, he said.