Clash of CAT, IBPS-PO exam dates brings worries to aspirants in State

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Aug 2017 10:31:24


Staff Reporter,


The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow organised the scheduled date of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 on November 26th, 2017 for getting admissions in IIMs as well as other top business schools of the nation. But the problem is that IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Main for Probationary Officials (Pos) posts of 19 nationalized banks and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) entrance examination are clashing and causing panic amongst thousands of aspirants across Chhattisgarh. They are in dilemma to choose which exam on that particular day as all of three examinations are prominent ones.

It may be mentioned here that IIM Lucknow which is conducting the CAT exam this year released the notification of it on July 30th. In the notification, the organising institute clearly mentioned that this prominent examination to get admission in top business schools of the nation including 19 IIMs will be held at 140 cities including Raipur as well as Bilaspur on November 26th in two shifts.

Last year around 2.1 lakh students in all over nation including 9039 students from different parts of the Chhattisgarh appeared on it. But this time the scheduled date of the examination brought lots of problems and panic to the students.

“I am already preparing for CAT as well as IBPS Pos examination as both of them are very important for careers of students. But clash of examination in single date will force many of them to left one examination for other one,” said Rohit Kashyap, computer engineer.

He also added that the entrance examination of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has also been scheduled to conduct on November 26th. It would become difficult for students to cope up with this situation.

AK Bhatia, who runs a coaching institute for preparation of CAT, IBPS PO, clerk and other competitive examinations also, stated that because of clash of three examinations on same date many of the students would have to left one examination or two examinations if all the examinations are scheduled at one time.