Increase in students aspiring for Medicine and Law
Recent trends show that greater numbers of students are interested in pursuing courses in the fields of medicine and law after completion of their higher secondary education.
In the last five years, the number of aspirants for AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical/Dental Test) rose from 2.7 lakh (in 2011) to 6.3 lakh (in 2015) and the number of applicants for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) rose from 23,875 to 39,000 in the corresponding periods.
A fall of 3.9% has been witnessed in the number of students in the engineering field. The number of applicants for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) fell from 1,344,907 in 2014 to 1,292,711 this year.
Another decrease has been noticed in the number of applicants for CPT (Common Proficiency Test) conducted by the Institute of Charted accountants of India in the last three years.
A similar trend can be seen in CAT administered by IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). The number of applicants for CAT in 2008 was 2.76 lakh which fell to 2.18 lakh in 2015.
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