New Delhi: Two more Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have put out their lists of shortlisted candidates for admission to the class of 2012.

Fingers crossed: Students at IIM Lucknow’s Noida campus. The institute has shortlisted 2,048 candidates for 419 seats. Rajkumar / Mint

IIM Lucknow’s shortlist of 2,048 candidates, who will vie for 419 seats, is out on the official CAT website ( Its current class size is 373.

Most IIMs have increased the number of seats for three years in a row to meet their commitment to the government of increasing the general category, or unreserved, seats in tandem with a rise in caste-based quota seats.

IIM Bangalore said its shortlist will be out by the end of the week. The school expects to put roughly 1,500 candidates on shortlist for 375 seats. “We can take less then 375 but cannot take more", said Subhashish Gupta, a teacher in charge of admissions.

IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Shillong released their shortlists on Sunday, when scores of the Common Admission Test, or CAT, a qualifying exam for the eight IIMs, were declared. The school located in Ranchi will admit its first class. At least 240,000 aspirants applied to sit for the test. IIM Indore’s shortlist may be out next week, said an official at the school who didn’t want to be named. He declined comment on the number of candidates expected to make it to the shortlist, but said seats are likely to go up from the current 240.

IIM Kozhikode said its shortlist will be out on Wednesday evening or Thursday. The school is keeping seats steady at around 300 . It expects to put over 2,000 candidates on shortlist.

IIMs at Kozhikode, Indore and Lucknow usually have a “larger number" of candidates on shortlist, said Anandakuttan B. Unnithan, IIM Kozhikode’s teacher in charge of admissions.