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CAT Registration Number For 2022 Shoots Up To 2.55 Lakhs

The yearly registration numbers have increased to 2,55,000 for CAT 2022. The closing registration number was recorded on September 21, 2022, at 5 p.m. This is a huge jump when compared to the previous year’s registration number. These record-high numbers reflect the large number of people who aspire to be management executives.

IIM Bangalore, the CAT 2022 conducting authority, extended the deadline for registration, as it was not done for CAT 2021 by IIM Ahmedabad.

Comprehensive Analysis of CAT Test Takers through the Years

Though there has been a hike in the number of registrations for CAT 2021 compared to CAT 2020, the numbers are considered to be low when compared to the previous years. According to the official press release by IIM Bangalore, there were 35 per cent of female candidates, 65 per cent male candidates, and 4 transgender candidates among the 1.92 lakhs who took the exam.

CAT Exam Year No. of Registrations No. of Test Takers Percentage of Candidates Who Appeared for the Test
2022 2,55,000 2,22,000 87%
2021 2,29,969 1,91,660 83.4%
2020 2,27,835 1,90,144 83.4%
2019 2,44,169 2,09,926 86%
2018 2,41,000 2,09,405 87%
2017 231,067 199,632 86.4%

What is CAT Registration Number?

The CAR registration number is the CAT login details that the candidates must have to access the IIM CAT portal. The candidates who will complete the registration successfully will get this registration number or the application number through a registered email ID or phone number. With the help of this, the candidates have to log in to the portal again and fill out the application form and complete the payment.

Additionally, the CAT registration number is also required to download CAT admit card and result from the official website of the CAT IIM portal. So keep it in a safe place until the entire selection process is over.

The highest number of CAT registrations in the past 5 years

While comparing the last 5 years, the registrations for CAT 2019 have been recorded as the highest. Interestingly, this rise in the number of CAT applicants was recorded when the global MBA population was taking a dip due to the recession. It is no doubt that there has been a slight increase in the registration numbers of CAT 2020, CAT 2021 and CAT 2022.

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 61 per cent recorded in 2014 globally. On the other hand, India has been an exception when the growth in popularity of management programmes has been recorded. The push for liberalisation in FDI in key industries and sectors led to a revival of interest in pursuing a management career. India has always been protected by robust financial and economic policies which shield it from any global recessionary effects. Students now wish to pursue their desired careers with the best management degrees offered by the IIMs.

Tough Competition for the CAT 2023

CAT Exam, being the most sought-after management entrance examination in the country, is not very easy to crack, even if the questions are based on high school maths and English. The trick and shortcuts are going to be the only weapons to succeed in the examination. The trick and tips that we share with our students help them achieve the goal of being in the desired percentile brackets, which IIMs accept.