CAT 2013 Number of Registrations

The number of registration in CAT 2013 dropped to less than two lakhs. Increased fee in business schools, unavailability of placements are the major reasons for less number of candidates applying for CAT. There is 9.3% drop from the last year when about 2.14 candidates registered for CAT.

Increase in Female Candidates

Even though the overall registration for CAT has declined, the ratio of female candidates over two years has increased steadily, to 29% from 27% in 2012.

Decrease in Freshers

The percentage of candidates with two or more years of work experience, registering for CAT, has risen to 16%, while the number of freshers (little or no work experience) has declined to 6%. In 2012, 68% of the CAT applicants were candidates with little or no work experience.

Increase in Engineering Candidates

70 per cent of the candidates are from technology or engineering backgrounds, an increase of 6% from last year. Candidates from Economics, Management and Science make up the remaining 23%.

CAT 2012 Number of Applicants

The number of applicatnts increased by 9000 in CAT 2012. According to the organizers, about 2.14 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2012, an increase of around 4.5 per cent over the last year. The number of applicants in CAT 2011 was 2.05 lakh.

The number of female candidates has gone up. The share of female candidates who have registered for CAT 2012 is 28% compared to 27% last year. Similar to the last year, metro cities have pipped the rest of the country in terms of the number of registration. New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune are the cities responsible for a bulk of the registration.

In 2012, Prometric and the IIMs delivered 1,91,642 CAT exams.

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 1.95