The Common Admission Test (CAT) registration date has been extended to September 25. Originally it was announced that the registration window will remain open till September 20. The last date has been extended by five days by IIM-Ahmedabad, the organizing IIM of CAT 2015.
The IIMs did not give any reason for the extension on its website. A similar extension was given last year as the number of IIM aspirants was lower than the last several years, so it is possible that this year also the reason of extension is lesser number of registrations for IIM CAT
A professor at one of the IIMs on condition of anonymity said that the CAT registration number this year is “not encouraging” and an extension is believed to bring in more aspirants to register and sit for the exam.
The registration of lower number of applicants for CAT which is decreasing every year since 2009 has been a matter of concern for IIMs and raising doubts about the popularity of the IIMs among aspirants.