Well, this decision has led towards both positive and negative aspects regarding students thinking for their future studies , because after the debate of CAT and JMET, though CAT is accepted the number of exams a student had to prepare has come down. But, at the same time they have only one shot for securing admissions into the college of their choice.
Just think! Does the result of this act put them under more pressure ?
Before this discussion was on, CAT scores were accepted by more than 140 B-Schools for admissions in the country, including IIM's, IIT's, IISc and FMS had been conducting their own tests in addition to consider CAT Scores for admissions to their respective MBA Programs . However IIT's has come across to accept CAT instead of JMET has resulted in decrease of examinations for students .
As a better part of this CAT Scores, the pattern has also been changed for the better level with number of sections reduced from three to two with a time limit of 70 mins per section. Though some of the Management Institutions had to accept the decision of considering CAT Scores, in the other side they also feel “We do not have any choice, rather to perform well in CAT to make it to the top among B-Schools" .
Most of the Management professionals express that CAT is a well evolved Entrance Exam when compared to JMET. So, to take it as a positive aspect it will help us to re-align our image as a Business School all over India .