IIMs mulling to change CAT pattern

In a view to make CAT reachable to students across other education domains (such as Arts & Commerce), the IIMs are mulling to make changes to CAT pattern. The current pattern is drawing attention of only Engineering Graduates, this year 67% of candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test are Engineering graduates. The current pattern of the CAT is composed of two sections, one being Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and the other is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

Students with diversified backgrounds make the class rooms healthier, the learning process will be much smother. Over the last few years IITs & IIMs have become less attractive to girl students, IITs have waived off the application fee for JEE to all girl students. Though Common Admission Test (CAT) is not an exclusive test for Engineering Graduates, a majority of the test takers are from Engineering background. One needs to have a check at the enrollment level, that is the students who actually make it to IIMs.

A tweak to CAT is on the way forward! What do you think? Should IIMs change the pattern of the CAT and make it a bit easier to non engineering graduates? Share your views!

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