CAT Result 2011 - Exam Results: Countdown Begins!!



 All new IIMs, IIM Lucknow and Kozhikode has felt the need of rebalancing the gender scales
The results of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011 will be out tomorrow, January 11. Last year, the result came around January 11 midnight, so it might come today midnight. However, catiim.in has not declared exact time of the result.

The total number of candidates appearing for CAT dropped this year to around 1.85 lakh compared to 2.04 lakh last year—New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune saw maximum number of students registering.

Akin to previous years, this year too male students formed the majority with about 70% of those who took CAT.

The pattern of CAT changed this year. The test had two sections instead of three, each section allotted 70 minutes time. For the very first time CAT had sectional countdown timer and students were not allowed to switch between the sections.

Not just has the CAT pattern changed, but overall criteria for shortlisting candidates have also changed over the years. B-School now gives more importance to work experience, academic background and diversity of profiles. This year, gender diversity is also on the cards.

All new IIMs, IIM Lucknow and Kozhikode has felt the need of rebalancing the gender scales. IIM-Rohtak has decided to give 20 marks to each girl student and another 20 to a non-engineer, IIM-Raipur will award 30 marks to the overall scores of each girl non-engineer. IIM-Lucknow has decided to grant 5 marks to each girl and 2 to non-engineers.

Important Factors Considered During Admission:
IIM-AHMEDABAD
CAT score, class X, XII marks, scores at the bachelor’s and master’s programme, personal interview

IIM-BANGALORE
CAT score, class X and XII scores, marks in the bachelor’s programme and in other professional courses, work experience, personal interview and essay writing

IIM-CALCUTTA
CAT score, class X and XII marks, group discussion, written ability test (WAT), personal interview, post-graduation, work experience

IIM-LUCKNOW
CAT score, class X and XII marks, marks in the bachelor’s programme, work experience, diversity factor (academics), diversity factor (gender)

IIM-KOZHIKODE
CAT score, writing task, personal interview and student profile

IIM-INDORE
CAT score, academic performance, professional diversity, WAT, personal interview

New IIMs (Ranchi, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur, Rohtak, Raipur)
CAT score, WAT score, personal interview, previous academic performance, gender, educational background (engineer or non-engineer)

NITIE Mumbai
CAT Score, GATE (for PGDIE), B.E. / B.tech., work experience (if any), Group Discussion, Personal Interview

SPJIMR Mumbai
CAT 2011 or XAT 2012 or GMAT (taken in 2011), academic performance, extra-curricular activities, work experience, Interview (2 rounds)