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CAT 2014 registration number has gone up marginally with about 7000 more candidates registering on one-day special registration window for the prestigious entrance exam scheduled to be conducted on November 16 and November 22, 2014.
Earlier, about 1.90 lakh candidates had registered at the end of Common Admission Test (CAT) registration deadline on September 30. Careers360 had earlier reported the new low of CAT registrations after September 30 deadline.
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With more candidates applying for CAT on special one-day registration window on October 10, CAT 2014 Convenor Dr Rohit Kapoor confirmed that the CAT registration number has crossed last year’s mark now. “About 7000 candidates registered for CAT on October 10. With the new applications, the number of CAT registration has gone up to 1,96,915 now,” he said.
CAT is the gateway to all 19 Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and many other top B-schools.
Special registration day rescues CAT numbers:
With the new CAT 2014 registration number, the number of candidates applying for the exam has grown marginally as compared to 2013. A total of 1,94, 514 candidates had registered for CAT in 2013. Thus, CAT registration is up by more than 2000 this year.
The marginal increase in numbers, however, reverse the past few years trend where CAT registrations were dipping consistently barring a few occasions.
The number of CAT 2013 registration had already dipped to a record low with only 1.95 lakh candidates filling application for the exam in 2013 as compared to 2.14 lakh applicants in 2012. The actual number of test takers had further fallen with only 1.74 lakh candidates appearing for the test in 2013.
In the year 2008, around 2, 90,000 candidates had registered for the prestigious MBA entrance exam. Since then the number has dipped barring a few exception where it showed signs of revival.
Total number of applicants in CAT over years:
Total number of CAT applicants
The application process of CAT 2014 had started from August 6, 2014 and ended on September 30, 2014. Due to site maintenance, the registration and application process was suspended for 15 hours from September 28 and 29, 2014. The computer based CAT 2014 will be conducted over a window of 2 days on November 16, 2014 and November 22, 2014. The other important dates are given in the following table:
CAT 2014 Events
CAT 2014 Important Dates
CAT 2014 Official Advertisement
Sunday, July 27, 2014
CAT 2014 Application start date
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
CAT 2014 Application end date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
CAT 2014 Application Re-opened
Friday, October 10, 2014
CAT 2014 Admit Card download
Thursday, October 16, 2014 onwards
CAT 2014 Exam start date
Sunday, November 16, 2014
CAT 2014 Exam end date
Saturday, November 22, 2014
CAT 2014 Result date
Third week of December, 2014
The application process was completely online this year. Apart from that, there were certain changes in the process such as the applicants were not given the option to select their test schedule and centers for the test.
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You have an average Academic record so you need to target a little higher percentile than the closing cut-off.
After CAT result, Every Institute including IIM prepares a merit list to call students for next round of interview and WSAT which is based on your aggregate score which comprises of many factors such as CAT marks,
10th 12th and graduation percentage, work experience etc. with different weightages for different IIMs.
If you are targeting to get top IIMs like IIM A, B, C then try to score more than 99 percentile and for new IIMs try to score 95 percentile in CAT Entrance Exam. Other than IIMs, To get into top private colleges like FMS, JBIMS Mumbai, S.P Jain etc. You should have more than 96-98 percentile other than this for other private colleges you can get with 90+ percentile in CAT Entrance Exam.
Hello dear student,
This is not how it works . As you need to put a give us the whole information / description of the question for which you want the information. Please tell us the state of domicile because every state the cutoff is very different. So please provide all the necessary details so that we can provide you with the expected cut off .
As per the details provided, you have decent academic record and its really good that you have 2 years of work experience. It'll give you an edge in selection process. Also, if you belong to general category, then to get a call from IIM A,B,C you should focus on getting a minimum of 98 percentile in cat.
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Prepare for the syllabus according to the weight age of each section. Give mock tests and improve upon your timing skills. if you join a coaching class it would be good as you will get a clearer idea.
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