If latest news reports are to be believed, then IIM is planning to scrap Group Discussion (GD) and replace it with written ability test (WAT). It is also expected that IIM may be using older scores for admissions to IIMs.
Time Constraints and Writing Ability :
Essay writing has garnered immense importance as far as IIM's admission criteria is concerned. However, one underlying concern for essay writing is time limit. When a student writes an essay to gain admission to a leading B-school, the key focus will be on managing time. Getting Mentored or trained by IIM alumni is one way to perform better in Written Ability Test (WAT).