More than 2.44 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2019 exam. The registration number is up by 3000 more candidates registered for CAT over last year. It signifies that this year you will have to compete with more candidates in the CAT exam and will need to score high to get shortlisted by the top three IIMs and other top MBA colleges.
The trends in CAT registrations since 2010 show a downward journey initially but since 2013 it has been showing a rising registration count reflecting the regaining trust of CAT aspirants and anticipation of better career opportunities after completing MBA/PGP from an IIM or other top B-school.
As of September 25 — the exam’s deadline — 244,169 candidates had registered compared with 240,338 last year for the test. This is the highest interest CAT has seen among MBA aspirants since 2008.
Why there is an increase in the total number of candidates registering for CAT 2019?
One of the reasons why there has been an increase in the total number of candidates who have registered for CAT 2019 is owing to the rise in the number of IIMs across the country. Brand IIM still continues to attract a lot of students despite the slowdown that is being witnessed across the world.