Last year in 2017, more than 2.31 lakh registered for CAT exam and as many as 1.99 lakh candidates appeared. In 2016, registrations for the Common Admission Test for admissions to IIMs and other leading B-schools shot up to a 7-year high with 2,32,434 candidates applying for the admission test. Out of 2.32 lakh total registered candidates, 1.95 lakh test takers appeared in CAT 2016 exam.

Year-wise Trends of CAT Registrations

CAT Year Number of Registrations (Lakh)
2008 2.46
2009 2.42
2010 2.06
2011 2.05
2012 2.14
2013 1.94 (1,94,514)
2014 1.89 (1,89,759)
2015 2.18 (2,18,664)
2016 2.32 (2,32,434)
2017 2.31 (2,31,067)
2018 2.40 (2,40,338)