CAT 2016 registrations record at 7-year high

By: | Published: September 28, 2016 7:37 PM

Registrations for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to Indian Institutes of Management and other leading B-schools have hit a seven-year high, with 2,32,434 applications received for CAT 2016.

As against 2,18,664 registrations for the test last year, 2,32,434 applications were received this year by the Office of the Convenor of CAT 2016 as on September 27, 2016, the registration deadline. (PTI)As against 2,18,664 registrations for the test last year, 2,32,434 applications were received this year by the Office of the Convenor of CAT 2016 as on September 27, 2016, the registration deadline. (PTI)

Registrations for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to Indian Institutes of Management and other leading B-schools have hit a seven-year high, with 2,32,434 applications received for CAT 2016.

As against 2,18,664 registrations for the test last year, 2,32,434 applications were received this year by the Office of the Convenor of CAT 2016 as on September 27, 2016, the registration deadline, Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru said in a release.

“From the period CAT 2010 to CAT 2016, this is the highest number of applicants,” said Professor Rajendra K Bandi, Convenor, CAT 2016, said.

“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,” he observed.

However, almost half of the around 14,000 additional applications this year had come from women candidates, he said adding it was ‘a positive sign’.

The number of Persons with Disability applicants has increased from 901 to 938.

“In this category, the percentage of male candidates is very high (more than 80%), which is something to think about. Our social systems need to encourage female PWD students. However, on the positive side, the percentage of female PWD candidates has increased from 14.76% to 17.48%. Small positive steps, but miles to go on this,” Professor Bandi added.

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