12 percent dip in registered students this year due to online CAT
This year, 2.42 lakh students registered for CAT, which registered a dip in applications of over 12% since last year’s 2.76 lakh applications.
The fall in numbers could be attributed to the test becoming computer-based starting this year. Not everyone is sure of the outcome and many have decided to watch from the sidelines.
- The online test is also a first for the CAT management. Much is at stake and the situation may be tricky at first, but later on, probably everybody will get used to it.
- The test will be conducted in 32 cities through 105 secure computer-based testing centres, specially prepared for the CAT.
- Just like in the earlier format of CAT, students should keep in mind to attempt questions that they know first and as well as they can.
- Experts also advised students to get used to reading comprehension online – one of the biggest changes that will be felt in the new format.