New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will soon release the list of candidates shortlisted for the admission for the MBA programmes based on the scores of the CAT 2019 examinations. In an official notification, the IIM Kozhikode said that the list of shortlisted candidates will be released on May 8, 2020 at its official website that is iimk.ac.in.

The CAT 2019 exam was conducted by the IIM Kozhikode on November 4, 2019 across 156 cities in the country for the admissions to the MBA programme. In its official release, the institute had stated that 244,190 candidates registered for the CAT 2019 examination out of which 209,926 candidates appeared for the examination, adding that it was one of the smoothest examinations conducted.

Director of IIM Kozhikode Professor Debashis Chatterjee, as reported by Jagran Josh, said that the CAT 2019 examinations was a challenge not only with respect to the intensity of record applications but also due to the increasing crisis posed due to the coronavirus pandemic during the final phases of the admission process.

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“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 and we are eager to welcome the successful candidates into the IIM fold,” said Chatterjee, as reported by Business Standard.

The IIM Director further said that the IIMs have completed the process quickly by adapting to the needs with the help of technology and conducting virtual personal interviews.

Speaking about this year’s academic session, Professor Chatterjee said that a more diverse gender ratio can be seen among the CAT aspirants, pointing out that the institute will hand over all the responsibilities of conducting the CAAT 2020 examinations to the next IIM organising the examination.

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He had also said that CAT 2019 also saw an increase in female-male ratio at 35.73 per cent as compared to 35.02 per cent in CAT 2018.

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