Chandigarh 4 jan 2020, The highly anticipated results of CAT 2019 exam are out and around 15 students from the tricity have reportedly scored more than 99 percentile. Around 7,500 people appeared for CAT this year from the region. Chandigarh Tricity, the educational hub of North India, has always been successful in producing phenomenal results in CAT.
The CAT entrance test, the most prominent entrance exam for MBA admission, took place on November 24, 2019.Approximately 2.44 lakh candidates registered for the CAT 2019. The CAT is the gateway for students to get admission into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top b-schools in the country. Salary packages of graduates from the IIMs usually range between INR 16-25 lakhs per annum. CAT is a test conducted jointly by IIMs.
According to Hirdesh Madan Director Bulls eye, “From the tricity region, This year more girls are amongst the toppers in proportion, compared to the previous years.” According to Sahil Singla, one of the tricity CAT topper who scored 99.88 percentile, other than subject knowledge, strategy of the exam is also important. Mannat Kaur, pursuing engineering from Panjab University, attributed her success to practicing regular mock tests. Apart from engineers CAT is now becoming popular with commerce and humanities students as most IIMs have different criterion for non-engineers to ensure optimum balance.
There are currently 20 IIMs in India and there are more than 12,000 seats on the offer by these IIMs. There are two IIMs in this region – IIM Amritsar & IIM Sirmaur, which could admit students above a cut-off of 96-97 percentile. In Chandigarh the top MBA College is UBS, which is part of Punjab University. UBS accepts CAT score and likely cut-off is around 90 percentile.
Now different IIMs will call these students for Interview round. Every IIM use its own criterion to generate interview calls. This includes students’ performance in 10, 10+2, graduation & Work experience. Next stage of admissions includes – the essay writing and interview. Most of the interviews will be conducted in month of Feb & March. The final results will be declared in the month of April by most IIMs.