CAT 2017 gets 2.31 lakh applications, slight dip from last year

CAT 2017 gets 2.31 lakh applicationsCAT application process, which concluded on September 25, 2017, at 5 PM received approximately 2,31,000 registrations, about 1500 less than last year. Though the total number of candidates who registered for CAT 2017 was 2.80 lakh, about 50000 candidates skipped final payment option which is must to appear for the test.  According to officials, the extended registration window pushed the numbers up by 20000. Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi, CAT 2017 Convenor and IIM Lucknow faculty member shared with Careers360, “We have approx 2.31 lakh applications who have completed the process successfully by paying application fee out of the total registration of 2.80 lakh.”


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In the extended CAT application window of five days, from September 20 to 25, 2017, the total number of applications was around 20,000, he added. Last year, the number of CAT applications was 2,32,434, slightly higher than this year’s number. While Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) touched a 7-year peak in CAT in applications in 2016, after consistently increasing over past three years. This year, however, a slight dip in CAT 2017 application numbers indicates to stabilisation in the market. Over the last few years, the conducting IIMs have been extending the application window for five days which results in 20,000-25,000 fresh applications.


Last year, during the extended application window, around 25,000 candidates had applied. In 2017, around 2.11 lakh candidates had applied till the original application deadline. The actual number of test takers in CAT 2016 was 1.95 lakh. Going by the past trend, this year the number of actual test takers is likely to be close to 2 lakh. On the preceding year, i.e. for CAT 2015, according to the IIMA officials, the total number of registrations received till the original registration deadline was 1,38,000, compared to the registered 1.90 lakh candidates in the year 2015. However, the CAT 2015 registrations number increased to a total of 2.18 lakh, after the second deadline. Incidentally, IIM Ahmedabad had also extended CAT application deadline till five days.


The following chart brings to you CAT year-on-year number of applications vis-a-vis the actual number of test takers.




Last year, 67 per cent of the candidates were male and 33 per cent were female, which increased by one per cent as compared to previous year, i.e. CAT 2015.


CAT 2017 Application Correction begins from September 27


As per the recent announcement by IIMs, CAT applicants can edit or correct wrong information entered during the CAT application process from September 27 to 30, 2017. Information like percentage of marks obtained, IIM programmes and interview cities can be changed in this window.


CAT 2017 will be held on November 26, 2017 in 140 cities across India in forenoon and afternoon sessions. The admit card of CAT 2017 and CAT mock test will be available from October 18, 2017, 1 PM onwards.


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First Published On : 26 Sep 2017 10:40 AM IST

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