Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), the creators of Common
Admission Test (CAT), are thinking to
work upon a 'CAT survey trends report'
over the next two years, which will give detailed information into
the demographic profile of CAT takers in
last five years.
This report will be published by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) annually which will contain the 'Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Candidates.' This report will contain many fields such as geographic origin of the candidates, diversity in educational backgrounds, fields, and gender. It will also showcase the average performance of all candidates in various sections of the test, and how the trends have changed across five years.
The source said, "The idea behind creating this report is to increase transparency and put out prolific data related to CAT, which will help CAT applicants and industry stakeholders in analysing the pulse of the management market in the country."
The authorities are thinking to publish its first report after the computer-based test will complete its five years.
GMAC report on which this new CAT survey is based, established the data of candidates who have taken the GMAT exam in last five years. GMAC report also shares details about the average test scores of the candidates by age, group, gender, citizenship and residency. However, citizenship is invalid point in case of CAT exam, but geographic trends in CAT report may give valid information about candidates appearing in exam across all regions.
The source said, "Majority of the IIMs have expressed their interest in the idea and have shown willingness to help formulate the report."