With the CAT 2017 notification out (Click here for notification details), MBA aspirants of the country have been caught on the wrong foot. With both CAT and IIFT exam currently scheduled on same day, i.e. 26th November 2017, the aspirants are having an anxious time since yesterday late evening. It may be noted that both the exams are among the most prestigious MBA entrance exams in the country and hence see a lot of common applicants.
However, this is not the first time that two major MBA entrance exams have coincided. There have been earlier instances also. Earlier this year IRMA and MICA were on the same day(12th February 2017) - albeit different timings. Most of the times, the concerned institutes take care of larger interest of students and show flexibility. Having said that, till either of CAT or IIFT declare the change of dates, it will be hazardous to guess in advance.
With Career2NextOrbit having fast developed it's reputation as an authentic and student friendly portal, we have been receiving messages since last night only from anxious aspirants trying to know our view and requesting to talk to respective exam authorities.
In view of Career2NextOrbit experts, there are higher chances that IIFT may change its date. The simple reason as suggested by them is that IIFT being a pen and paper based test, it is relatively easier for them to make alternate arrangements. Also, with relatively higher number of colleges accepting CAT score-they wouldn't like to risk missing out on good students. Having said that, IIFT may like to stick to its dates in order to ensure that only genuine interested students apply (However, as per our experts- this is relatively less likely).
To sum up, we would advise aspirants to right now focus on their preparation, and we promise to take up their cases with relevant people. It may be an anxious fortnight ahead- but Career2NextOrbit team is sure that students' interests will be kept in mind by all relevant stakeholders while coming to final decision.
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