CAT 2012 Analysis

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 has started.  Around 2.14 lakh candidates registered for CAT this year, out of which 28% are females. The number of testing days this year is 21 days within the window from October 11 to November 6.

Facts Regarding CAT 2012:

  • The cities in which the highest numbers of candidates scheduled to take the CAT 2012 are New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.
  • Delhi-NCR has recorded the largest number of candidates.
  • In CAT 2012 the percentage of female candidates increased. 28% of registrations came from female candidates, as compared to only 27% in 2011.
  • Maharashtra has the highest numbers of CAT (common admission test) takers this year. Most candidates appearing for the ongoing CAT for admissions to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), around 31,040 reside in the state, followed by Uttar Pradesh, with around 25,270 candidates, and Delhi, 21507.

Pattern of CAT 2012

The pattern of the test is the same as last year with two sections – quantitative ability/data interpretation and verbal ability/logical reasoning – of 70 minutes duration each. Like last year, candidates cannot move between these sections.

Requirement of CAT Exam

Candidates must bring their admit card and a valid and original photo ID. The list of approved IDs is available on the CAT website