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Total Number of Candidates Registered for CAT 2023: Check Major Highlights

Angana Nath
Angana NathUpdated On: September 25, 2023 05:31 pm IST
In 2023, a total of 30% of registration has been increased for CAT 2023 compared to 2022. Candidates can check out the major highlights and important statistics related to the CAT 2023 exam here. 
Total Number of Candidates Registered for CAT 2023Total Number of Candidates Registered for CAT 2023

CAT 2023 Registration Major Highlights: As per the report, CAT 2023 registration numbers have increased by 30% in 2023. More specifically, the registration has increased from 2.55 lakhs to 3.30 lakhs this year. Not only that, the CAT registration 2023 has the highest number of registrations so far. More specifically, the current year’s registrations are the highest in the CAT history. 

Apart from the overall registration of CAT 2023, the registration percentage of female candidates for CAP 2023 has also increased. This year, a total of 1.17 lakh female candidates have completed registration for the CAT exam. 

Also read l CAT 2023 Application Form Correction Begins

CAT 2023: State-Wise Major Highlights

Check out the state-wise major highlights here in the following table:

1. IIFT Delhi/ Kolkata: 40000 candidates

Every year, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade offers approximately 40,000+ applications to complete admission to the MBA (IB) program at IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campuses. From 2024 admission, the IIFT admission will be done via the CAT 2023 exam. This is the reason behind the rise of CAT 2023 registrations this year.

2. IIM Mumbai: 20000+ Candidates Apply

IIM Mumbai has declared to launch three new MBA programs and for the same, the institute will increase the available number of seats to 660, which was 550 previously. Consequently, the highly ranked IIM Mumbai receives 20000+ CAT applications and hence, the CAT application numbers in 2023 have increased.

3. Increasing of CAT 2023 Exam Cities

This year, the number of CAT entrance exam cities has increased, which means that the authority is ready to manage the increasing number of registrations. This year, the CAT 2023 exam will be held in approximately 160 exam cities. Consequently, the number of exam centres has also increased. For instance, in 2022, the CAT exam was conducted in 154 cities. 

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