Number Of Seats In All IIMs Increased To 2600; Number Of CAT Applicants Dropped By 15%

The intake capacity of all the 11 IIMs put together is about 2600 seats. These include the six older Indian Institutes of Management – Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Bangalore, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow as well as the five new ones – Shillong, Rohtak, Ranchi, Raipur, and Trichy. With the Supreme Court directives in place, IIMs have to accommodate 27% of Non-creamy layer Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) category students, 15% seats for SC students, 7.5% for ST, and 3% seats for Differently Abled students. Thus, seats for general category students have only increased to 1235 from 1043, previously available. However for NC-OBC students, there are 700 new seats to compete for.