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CAT 2013 registrations went down, due to slowing economy

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CAT 2013 registrations went down
Due to the slowing economy, which affected Common Admission Test (CAT 2013) registrations were adversely affected.

Around 1.9 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2013 exam for the year 2013. The online registration for CAT 2013 had began on Aug 05, 2013.

CAT 2013 convenor, Dr Rohit Kapoor said, "The registration numbers have been reached around 1.9 lakh, and is expected to cross a mark of 2 lakh by 26 Sept 2013, when the CAT 2013 registration ends."

The sale of E-voucher will be closed today, 24 Sept 2013. Registration will be done up to 26 Sept 2013.

"More than 1.10 lakh candidates have bought the CAT voucher online and around 75000-80000 have bought the voucher offline so far," Dr Rohit Kapoor said, adding, "We hope to reach near last years' number this year also,"

The registrations for CAT exam has significantly dropped since from 2008. In 2010 around 2.04 candidates registered, in 2011 around 2.05 candidates registered, and in 2012 around 2.14 candidates registered for the exam.

Earlier, CAT convenor has expected, that CAT registrations for the year 2013 will cross 2.5 lakh.

Slowing down in registrations, the competition for admission to IIMs will be easy for candidates. Even, IIMs have also increased their capacity to intake students from this year. Around 115 seats has been added to 13 IIMs across India.

"This year's CAT Aspirants will have greater opportunity for admission into the IIMs," Dr Kapoor said, adding, "Across all IIMs, 115 seats have been added for B-School admissions this year, taking the total number of seats in IIMs to 3,335."

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore will conduct the CAT for the year 2013.

The test is scheduled to be conducted in a 20 days window between October 16 and November 11, 2013.

CAT test is a gateway to the prestigious IIMs and many other top B-schools in India.

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