This year, a total number of 2.05 lakh students have registered themselves for the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission into the reputed Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and various other B-schools. Last year, 2.4 lakh students had registered themselves for CAT while in 2009, 2.48 lakh students had registered themselves for CAT.
According to a statement, issued by Prometric, the body which has to conduct the examination, the cities from which the highest number of applicants appeared are New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.
The statement said, “The CAT 2011 voucher sales ended on October 1, and about 2.06 lakh vouchers were sold. The CAT 2011 registration window ended at midnight on October 4 with approximately 2.05 lakh registered CAT aspirants."
According to the statement, of the total number of candidates who will appear for CAT this year, 73% are males.
“The next step for them after the registration is to prepare and check all testing locations to ensure candidates take the exam without difficulties,” said Prometric.
Lastly, the statement, quoting managing director of Prometric India, Soumitra Roy, said, “The candidates should also familiarise themselves with the test day procedures by viewing the video that is available from the CAT website."