The admit cards for Common Admission Test (CAT 2016) were released this afternoon. The entrance test for admission to Indian Institutes of Management and other leading B-schools in the country is scheduled to be held on December 4. This year, the examination will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B). The institute had received more than 2,30,000 applications. Last year, the number of applications was about 2,18,000. Notably, the number of applications this year has touched a seven-year high.
Here is how you can download admit cards:
Log on to the official website for CAT 2016, iimcat.ac.in
Go to the link which says ‘Download CAT 2016 admit cards’
You will be taken to another page where you will have to enter your registration number and password
Your admit card will be available when you click on “Login”. Download the admit card and take a print out
The last date for registration was September 22, 2016 but his was given a five day extension as the number of applications had increased from last year.
While we still have a majority of male candidates (67%), the percentage of female candidates has marginally increased by 1% compared to last year, which is a good sign, but not good enough, a report said. However, almost half of the around 14,000 additional applications this year had come from women candidates, the report said.
Last year, the number of Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates applying for CAT was 901. This has increased to 938 this year. In this category, the percentage of male candidates is very high (more than 80%), which is something to think about. However, on the positive side, the percentage of female PWD candidates has increased from 14.76% to 17.48%, the report said.