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CAT 2016 Registrations End, Records 7-year High

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The online registration process for the Common Admission Test came to an end yesterday. According to reports, the number of applications received is a seven-year high with 2,32,434 applications. This year the number of registrations is the highest after 2009 when it was 2.4 lakh. Last year there were 2,18,664 registrations for the test.

This year, CAT 2016 is being organised by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. CAT is conducted for admissions into IIMs and other premier B-schools across the country.

As of September 22, 2016 which was the original deadline, the number of CAT application was 2.08 lakh. The registration dates were extended for 5 days which boosted the application number to 2.3 lakh.

The rise in the number of MBA applications sets an interesting trend as there has been a dip in the popularity of 2-year MBA programmes globally.

CAT 2016 Registrations End, Records 7-year High

The rise in the number of MBA applications sets an interesting trend as there has been a dip in the popularity of 2-year MBA programmes globally. According to the reports from RBI, the number of students going abroad for higher education may have fallen in the previous year. Read the complete story here - 20% Drop In Expenditure For Higher Education Overseas, Find Out Why?

In a recent survey by ASSOCHAM, out of the thousands of students graduating with the management degree only 7% of them are employable. Also, campus recruitments for management students has gone down about 45%. The dip here can be directly attributed the downfall of management education in India. What are the causes for this downfall? Read the complete story here.

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