CAT Registration Number For 2016 Shoots Up To 2.38 Lakhs

The yearly registration numbers have increased to 2,31,000 for CAT 2021. The closing registration number was recorded in the evening at 5 PM on September 22, 2021. This is a significant jump when compared to the previous year’s registration number. This record – high numbers can be attributed to the large number of people who aspire to be effective global managers.

IIM Ahmedabad, the convening authority for CAT 2021, did not extend the deadline for registration, as it was done for CAT 2020 by IIM Indore.

Comprehensive analysis of CAT test takers through the years:

Though there has been a hike in the number of registrations for CAT 2021 with regard to CAT 2020, the numbers are considered to be low when compared to the previous years. According to the official press release by IIM Ahmedabad, There were 35 percent female candidates, 65 percent male candidates, and two transgender candidates among the 1.92 lakh who took the exam..

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Highest number of CAT registrations in the past 5 years

In comparison with the last 5 years, the registrations for CAT 2019 has been recorded as a five year high. Interestingly, this rise in the number of CAT applicants was recorded when the global MBA population was taking a dip due to recession. It is with no doubt that there has been a slide in the registration numbers of CAT 2020 and CAT 2021. According to CAT 2020 convenor, Harshal Lowalekar, it was said that the decline is natural in light of the COVID scenario

Why is MBA the most preferred professional degree by students?

As per data by the Graduate Management Admission Council, this is the second year where a straight share of programmes application is down from a high of 61 percent in 2014. India has been an exception when the growth in popularity of management programmes has been recorded. The push for liberalisation in FDI in the key industries and sectors led to a revival of interest in pursuing a management career. India has always been protected by the robust financial and economic policies which shield it from any global recessionary effects. The students, now, want to furnish and groom themselves with the best management degrees offered by the IIMs.

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