One of the toughest examinations, the Common Admission Test (CAT) is fast losing its popularity among students and B-schools.
CAT is the qualifying entrance examination for admission to postgraduate programmes in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top B-schools across the country. According to the latest information, the number of the Non-IIM members institutions having CAT as their qualifying exam is declining.
Apart from 19 IIMs, around 89 member institutions have agreed to accept CAT 2014 scores for admission to their programmes. In 2013, 125 institutions had agreed to accept CAT scores. In 2012, it was 150 institutes.
The number of students registrating for CAT has also decreased when compared to the previous years. In 2013, 1.94 lakh candidates had registered for the examination. In 2012, 2.1 lakh candidates had registered for the test.
The main reason for this decrease is the infamous scam of CAT 2012.
Students are no longer interested to appear for the CAT and are instead, appearing for other entrance examinations.
The IIMs have even "lost" many central/national institutes this year.
Let wait and see how many students will register for the examination this year.