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CAT 2018– The online registration for CAT 2018 has been started online. Common Admission Test (CAT), the national-level MBA Entrance Exam is the most renowned among the graduates who want to pursue post-graduation in management courses. Popular Management institutes of India, IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) select suitable candidates as per their performance in the CAT 2018 entrance examination followed by Group Discussion and Interview. CAT 2018 is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 25th November, 2018 in two sessions for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programmes of IIMs. Non-IIM member institutions will also accept the CAT 2018 Scores. Eligible candidates will be able to send their online application form from the 08 August 2018 through

Candidates will have almost 40 days to send their completely filled online CAT application form with the requisite application fee. The last date to send CAT 2018 forms is 19 September 2018 (upto 5PM). In order to apply for the Common Admission Test 2018, aspirants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks. CAT 2018 will be conducted in 147 test cities across the country. Here, we have collaborated some of the sought-after information regarding the Common Admission Test 2018.

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CAT 2018 Exam Summary

Exam Name Common Aptitude Test, commonly referred as CAT
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Exam Level All-India Level Examination
Exam Mode Online OR Computer Based Test (CBT)
Test Type Post-Graduation Entrance Test


CAT 2018 Important Dates

These CAT 2018 dates are mentioned in the below table. However, the complete details will be published after the release of official notification.

S.No Events Important Dates
1 Issuance of CAT Notification 29 July 2018
2 CAT 2018 Online Application Started on 08 August 2018
3 Online CAT 2018 Application Process Concluded on  18 September 2018
4 Issuance of CAT 2018 Admit Card 24 October 2018
5 CAT 2018 Exam Dates 25 November 2018 (Sunday)
6 Declaration of CAT 2018 Result 2nd week of January 2019 (Tentative)


CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

IIMs may verify eligibility at different stages of selection procedure, hence, it is mandatory to satisfy the below mentioned eligibility norms before filling the online forms.

  • As per the eligibility of CAT, Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ DA candidates) from a recognized University/ Institutes.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Candidates who have completed the professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage can also apply

Programmes Offered

Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)

Institute Programmes Website
IIM Bangalore PGP
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Calcutta PGP
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP
IIM Kozhikode PGP, EPGP (IIMK, IIMK Kochi Campus)
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Raipur PGP
IIM Sambalpur PGP
IIM Sirmaur PGP
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP


Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.]

Institute Programmes
IIM Ahmedabad FPM
IIM Bangalore FPM
IIM Calcutta FPM
IIM Indore FPM
IIM Kashipur FPM & EFPM
IIM Kozhikode FPM
IIM Lucknow FPM
IIM Ranchi PhD, EPhD
IIM Rohtak FPM
RGIIM Shillong FPM
IIM Tiruchirappalli FPM
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Visakhapatnam FPM


CAT 2018 Application Form

Only online CAT 2018 application forms will be released on 08 August 2018. The link for submitting application form will be activated after its official release. The online application form of CAT 2018 will be available on the official website of CAT. After checking the complete eligibility, candidates can apply for CAT 2018 till 19 September 2018. Candidates are advised to read all the necessary details prior to fill the application. Candidates belonging to the reserve categories should upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration

CAT 2018 Application Fee

Along with the application form, candidates have to remit the application fee. Without the prescribed application fee, no forms will be accepted by the authority. Candidates have to submit the fee through online mode such as net banking, credit card or debit card.

  • For General & OBC candidates: Rs. 1900/-
  • For SC/ST/PWD (DA) candidates: Rs. 950/-

CAT 2018 Test Centres

Common Admission Test 2018 will be conducted in around 147 test cities. Candidates have to select any four test cities in order of their preference while filling the CAT 2018 application form.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • The CAT 2018 exam will be held in English medium only
  • There will be 03 sections i.e. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
  • Exam paper contains 100 multiple choice questions
  • Test duration will be of 02 hours and 50 minutes (170 Minutes)
  • For every correct answer, 03 marks will be awarded and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

CAT 2018 Syllabus

Refer the below topics to get estimate of CAT Syllabus

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

  • Average
  • Number System
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Permutation Combination
  • Geometry
  • Quadratic
  • Profit and Loss
  • Linear Equation
  • Probability, etc
  • Logical Reasoning and English/Verbal Ability
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Binary logic
  • Seating arrangement
  • Blood relations
  • Logical sequence
  • Assumption
  • Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Linear and Matrix Arrangement

Reading Comprehension

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence correction
  • Idioms, etc.

CAT 2018 Admit Card

The CAT admit card is likely to be issued in the 24 October 2018. The admit card will be uploaded online on the main website of CAT 2018. Candidates will need their application number to download the admit card of CAT. It is an important document for all the aspirants as without the admit card, candidates won’t be able to enter the examination hall. The admit card will contain the exam centre, date and timing of exam and some personal details of the candidates such as name and category.

CAT 2018 Result

The exam conducting authority will announce the result of CAT 2018 in the 2nd week of January 2019. The result will be announced in the form of score card that can be downloaded with the help of CAT ID and password. The CAT 2018 result card will contain sectional and overall scores and percentiles. Candidates will not receive any hard copy of the score card at their postal address.

CAT 2018 Preparation Tips

  • Read English Newspaper Daily for cracking the English and General Awareness questions with high score
  • Start Solving the Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation questions as early as possible, as it is the toughest section
  • Solve sample papers and previous year’s papers to know the examination pattern and difficulty level.

Contact Address/ Help Desk
CAT Centre
Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbour Road, Joka
Kolkata 700104

CAT website:

Help Desk Number: 18002090830

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