November 6, 2010

Facts & Figures of CAT2010

The second edition of Common Admission Test 2010 began on Wednesday, October 27th 2010. CAT - a gateway to prestigious IIMs and other top B-Schools of India. Though last year the test was considered as a flop show  due to technical glitches, this year measures have been adopted to make CAT2010 glitch free.
In order to spread awareness about CAT 2010, IIMs and Prometric have released the CAT 2010 data.

Number of registrations: 2.42 lakh students had registered for the test in 2009 but in CAT2010 the number of registrations stands at 2.04 lakh. The total voucher sale was 2.06 lakhs.
Educational/Professional background of test takers: Engineers form the largest pool of CAT 2010 registrants (1.22 lakh). Then comes commerce students (30,248). Third position goes to BBA graduates with 21,809 aspirants. About 2421 applicants (2%) are from the biology stream.
Sex ratio: 74 per cent are males; 26 per cent are females.
Work experience of registered candidates: About 78 per cent of the people who have applied have less than one year work experience and a majority of them are fresh graduates.
 Category of students:81% candidates are of General category. The OBC category candidates are 11%, SC category account for 6 percent and ST category 2 percent.
 Test infrastructure: Over 9000 computers have been used to conduct CAT 2010. There are 240 labs in 78 test centers in 33 cities across the country.


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