CAT 2018 Important dates, fees, Procedure & Eligibility

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CAT 2018 Important dates , Procedure & Eligibility 


CAT 2018 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) on November 25,2018. CAT ( Common Admission Test ) is a national level MBA entrance examination. Candidates aspiring for admission into IIMs and other prestigious Management colleges in India need to appear for it.

Along with 20 IIMs ( Ahmedabad ,Calcutta ,Banglore,Lucknow,Kozhikode,Indore,Shillong, Rohtak ,Ranchi,Raipur ,Trichy ,Kashipur, Udaipur ,Nagpur ,Vishakhapatnam,Bodh Gaya,Amritsar, Sambalpur,Sirmaur,Jammu) ,CAT scores are accepted by leading management B-Schools like FMS,JBIMS,IMI,IMT,MDI,NITIE,SPJIMR among more than 115 institutes in non -IIM category for Post-Graduate and Fellow Programmes in Management (MBA/PGDM/FPM 2018-20).

CAT 2017 was held by Indian Institute of Management, Banglore ( IIM-B) on November 26,2017 CAT exam's testing window is shortened to 1 day only unlike 15-20 days till 2013.
Every year, around 1.8 - 2 Lakhs students go for CAT preparation. The total number of applications received in CAT 2017 were 2,18,664 and it is expected to increase this year. Return on investment for IIMs is considered the best as IIM fees come to around 15-20 Lakhs and IIMs placement ranges from 20-55 lakh (Domestic), 77,775$-2,07,581$ (international).

CAT 2018 Important Dates : 

1. CAT 2018 Registration - Start Date : 8 August 2018
2. CAT 2018 Registration - End Date : 19 September 2018
3. CAT 2018 Admit Card  - Start Date : 18 October 2018
4. CAT 2018 Admit Card - End Date : 24 october 2018
5. CAT 2018 Exam  : 25 November 2018
6. CAT 2018 Result : 2nd week of January ( Tentative) 

CAT 2018 Eligibilty Criteria :

-  Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.( General category) , 45 % for Scheduled Caste(SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and differently abled (DA).
Candidates in final year of graduation are also eligible to apply. If selected, such candidates can join the programme on provisional basis only if he/she submits a certificate latest by 30th June 2017 declaring that he/she has completed all pre-requisites for obtaining bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of certificate from the Principal/Registrar of College/Institute.

CAT 2018 Application Form Fees :

Candidates need to apply online only and fees remains same 1900/- . Till 2012,CAT voucher from designated banks were to be purchased. 

CAT 2018 Application Procedure :

Candidates can apply to CAT 2018 by logging on to the official CAT 2018 website
  • Create a Profile
  • Log in with system generated User ID and Password
  • Submit Application after entering details and making online payment
  • On creating a profile, your User ID will be sent by email and the Password shall be sent to the registered mobile number.
  • Using these credentials, you can log in as an Existing User to fill out the Application form.
  • The application need not be completed in one sitting; you can revisit the form several times. However, you cannot edit any details on the Application form after you have made the online payment. To understand the registration procedure for CAT 2018, see the Registration Video on the CAT 2018 website.


CAT 2018 Exam Pattern 


Number of questions

Time limit 
to solve

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension


1 hour

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning


1 hour

Quantitative Aptitude


1 hour

Correct Answer : 3 Marks
Negative Marking : 1/3rd.
Exam Duration : 3 Hours

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