CAT 2015 registrations up by 15%
- With the last date to register for CAT 2015 ending on 25th September, the IIMs have released the official number of registrations for CAT 2015.
- The numbers have seen a huge rise of 15.6% this year. A total of 218,664 candidates registered for CAT 2015, up from 189,000 last year for CAT 2014.
- This is the highest number over the last 6 CATs. Along with this distinction, CAT 2015 will also be known as the first test to bring in 2 major changes in the history of CAT - introduction of non-MCQ type questions and availability of on-screen calculator. CAT 2015 is also the longest CAT so far, at 3 hours.
- The other major change - sections with individual timing where the test-taker cannot move across sections - while significant, has been seen earlier too, as recently as 2011, 12 and 13.
- CAT scores are used by the IIMs along with 100+ other b-schools including FMS-Delhi, MBA programs of the IITs etc.
- CAT 2015 will be conducted at 650 centres across 136 cities on 29th November.