Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) will now have to get a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the bachelor's degree examination for eligibility. Directors of the Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) have decided on this cut-off level for the entrance test for admission.

According to IIM Bangalore Director Prakash G. Apte, the decision was taken collectively at a recent meeting of directors of the IIMs held at Ahmedabad to discourage those who could not pass the test from applying.

The decision was taken after receiving feedback from the respective faculty councils, he told presspersons here on Thursday.

The move is also expected to help the faculty councils save valuable academic time every year.