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CAT 2018: 50 percent rise in females opting for IIMs over 5 years

By: Sakshi Awasthi on November 28, 2018

Common Admission Test, known as CAT is a National level entrance examination conducted every year by the Indian Institutes of Management for admissions in Post Graduate Management courses offered by the institutes. CAT score is also accepted by numerous top B-schools across the country. CAT 2018 was successfully conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25, 2018. This year 50 percent more women candidates appeared for the CAT examination than 6 years ago. A total number of 84,350 female candidates registered for CAT 2018 examination. In the year 2013, nearly 56 thousand female aspirants applied for the exam.

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There is also a major contribution of female applicants in 50 percent growth of total registrations from the year 2017. This year 2.41 lakh candidates applied for CAT examination as compared to 2.29 lakhs candidate who registered last year. Last year nearly 78 thousand women appeared for the CAT exam.

CAT convenor Sumanta Basu from IIM Calcutta said, “The IIMs are consciously giving leverage to women to increase diversity in classrooms. We want more women in our institutes.”

Number of Women Registered for CAT:

Year

Number of Registration

2018

84,350

2017

78,009

2016

76,704

2015

69,176

2014

59,211

2013

56,409

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