CAT 2017 exam records highest number of women candidates, 78,009 applied

CAT 2017 exam records highest number of women candidates, 78009 applied

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 exam is scheduled to be conducted on November 26. This year, the registration for women candidates has increased to 1.16 per cent.

As per an TOI report, “According to CAT 2017 convener Prof Neeraj Dwivedi, there is a marginal increase of 1.16 per cent in the number of women candidates when compared to last year.

A total of 78,009 women candidates have registered for the exam while last year 76,704 women candidates took the exam.”

Number of women registered in five years:

  • 2017: 78,009
  • 2016: 76,704
  • 2015: 69, 176
  • 2014: 59,211
  • 2013: 56,409

This year, a total of 2.31 lakh candidates have registered for the exam.

Download: CAT Admit Cards 2017: How and where to download from

Paper pattern:

The exam will be a computer-based test based on three following sections:

  • Verbal ability and reading comprehension
  • Quantitative ability
  • Data interpretation and logical reasoning

Questions and marks allotted to each section are:

There will be 34 questions each in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability section, and will be of 102 marks each. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section will have 32 questions and will be of 96 marks.

For more information, candidates can visit the official website.