Published: 08th May 2020
IIMK completes process of conducting CAT entrance examination 2019
CAT recorded the highest number of CAT registrations in the last 10 years with 2,44,190 candidates registering this year
Amidst all the lockdown tensions, the Indian Institute of Management- Kozhikode (IIMK) has successfully completed the process for the CAT 2019, the largest MBA entrance exam of the country to the most sought after B-Schools in the country.
This year, CAT recorded the highest number of CAT registrations in the last 10 years with 2,44,190 candidates registering for the online exam. Out of this 2,09,926 candidates successfully appeared for CAT 2019, which was conducted at 376 test centres spread across 156 cities in India on November 24, 2019. Announcing the successful completion of the conduct of CAT 2019, Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM K, said that CAT 2019 was not only a challenge in terms of the sheer intensity of record applicants but also due to the emerging threat of the spread of Covid pandemic across the globe during the concluding phase of the exam.
However, this proved to be a surmountable hindrance as IIM Kozhikode and other IIMs were able to complete the process by quickly adapting to the needs with the aid of technology and virtual personal interviews. IIMs will be announcing the final PGP Short-List based on CAT 2019 results from May 08 onwards. He also added that the institute will now hand over the responsibilities for CAT 2020 to the next organiser IIM.
The Cat 2019 Convener, Prof Shubhasis Dey, also shared that the CAT 2019 saw an increase in Female-Male ratio at 35.73 percent, in the number of appeared candidates, as compared to 35.02 percent in CAT 2018. IIM Kozhikode has also introduced two new programmes – MBA in Liberal Studies and Management (MBA – LSM) and postgraduate programme in Finance (PGP-Finance) for the academic year 2020-21, and are currently under the ‘personal interview’ phase of selection, being completely conducted online for the shortlisted candidates.