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CAT 2014 online registrations lowest in last 8 years

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CAT 2014 registrations is lowest in last 8 years

The online registration for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 had concluded on September 30, 2014. A total of 1,89,759 candidates have registered for the CAT exam.

This is the lowest turnout for registration in the last 8 years. Does this mean that the popularity of the CAT declining?.

CAT 2014 is the gateway exam for admission to MBA programmes in IIMs and other top B-schools across the country.

In 2013, around 1.94 lakh candidates had registered for CAT. The  table below indicates the number of candidates registered for CAT exam in last 8 years.

Read: 1 Day online registration for CAT 2014 on October 10

YearNo of CandidatesNo of Seats
20072.5 lakh-
20082.9 lakh-
20092.41 lakh-
20102.04 lakh2650
20112.05 lakh2750
20122.14 lakh2946
20131.94 lakh3220
20141.89 lakh3335

CAT 2014 Convenor, IIM Indore, Dr Rohit Kapoor said, "A total of 1,89,759 candidates have been registered for CAT 2014."

The total number of seats being offered for the MBA programme and the institutes which offer MBA are increasing, but the number of students registering for CAT is declining.

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