After getting less registration numbers for CAT 2013 exam, there is no dip in number for NMAT 2014 registrations.
CAT 2013 gets around 1.96 lakh regitered candidates for the exam, where as NMAT gets 58,000 registered candidates.
In 2012, 69,000 candidates had registered for NMAT exam. There are two days remaining for NMAT registrations.
One of the reasons for NMAT numbers to remain stable is higher test-takers from South India, particularly from Bangalore and Hyderabad. Together, both the cities have 13% share in NMAT registrations.
According to the respors from NMIMS, around 67% of the registered candidates are engineers followed by 20% from commerce discipline.
The highest number of candidates is from North India, with 37% share of NMAT 2014 registrations, followed by Maharashtra & West region with 32% share.
Commenting on the trend, Dr. Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS University said, "While the NMAT 2014 registration are expected to remain around the same as of the last year, yet it is a positive signal that NMIMS MBA remains the top preference among the largest pool of candidates for any single B-School." He added, "In the wake of declining trends at national and global level for MBA, it is the strong value of NMIMS MBA and strong industry linkages that keeps intact the trust of aspirants."
NMAT is the official entrance exam to enter SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies (School Of Business Management) - Rated CRISIL, 4th Best B-School by The Economic Times and 7th Best by Business World.
NMIMS Offers a wide range of MBA programs, both general management and specialised areas, to suit industry requirements and make a students future ready.
NMAT 2014 will be conducted at 18 centers located at Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bhillai, Bhopal, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata and Patna.
The last date of registration for NMAT 2014 is 4th October 2013.