CAT 2018  Common Admission Test (CAT) is national-level administration placement test directed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). Aside from 20 IIMs, CAT scores are utilized for admission to different administration organizations the nat

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CAT 2018 

Common Admission Test (CAT) is national-level administration placement test directed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). Aside from 20 IIMs, CAT scores are utilized for admission to different administration organizations the nation over. Feline 2018 will be directed on November 25, 2018. Enlistments will start from August 8, 2018. This year CAT exam will be directed by IIM Calcutta

Exam Name CAT 2018
Exam for Course Level PG level
Mode Online only
Test Duration 180 minutes
No. of Test Cities 147 cities across 35 states
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM
Registration Dates August 8 2018 to September 19, 2018
Exam Date November 25, 2018
Exam Helpdesk No.  1-800-266-3549 (Toll Free)
Exam Website & Email


CAT 2018 is relied upon to be held at around 400 exam focuses in 147 urban communities the nation over. Around 2 lakh applications are normal this year. In 2017, 2.32 lakh applicants showed up in the exam. The CAT 2018 is led in a solitary day more than two sessions, forenoon and evening. The consequence of CAT 2018 will be reported in the principal seven day stretch of January 2019. The outcomes will be declared on the web and through SMS. The applicants can download their scorecards from the official site.

Feline scores are substantial for admission to all the 20 IIM grounds and all the level one, level two and numerous level three B-schools crosswise over India. The IIMs settle their own base CAT slice off percentile to screen contender for admission. The cutoff stays high consistently (90-100). Be that as it may, last offer of confirmation depends on the composite score of hopeful’s scholarly execution, CAT score, GD/PI score and different viewpoints.

The CAT question paper and answer keys were discharged without precedent for 2018 (for CAT 2017 exam) and the competitors were permitted to raise protest to answers they found any erroneous.

Feline 2017 was directed successfully on November 26, 2017 (Sunday) by IIM Lucknow. The CAT 2017 outcomes were declared on January 8, 2018. 20 applicants scored 100 percentile once more.

CAT 2018 Important dates

Events Important Dates​
CAT 2018 Notification date July 29, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration start date August 8, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration ends September 19, 2018
CAT 2018 Admit card release date October 24, 2018
CAT 2018 Exam date November 25, 2018
CAT 2018 Result date January 2019 second week


  • Hopefuls can enlist for this exam by means of online mode through the site.
  • Feline Application Form 2018 has been discharged from the eighth August 2018.
  • Last date for enlistment will be till nineteenth September 2018.
  • Go to the official site of CAT.
  • Enter your enlistment points of interest and enlist yourself.
  • A User ID and Password will be created after enrollment.
  • Fill all the required subtle elements like individual, scholastic, programs and other important points of interest.
  • Transfer the examined pictures of photo, signature and other required reports.
  • The CAT Application adjustment office will be given in the fourth seven day stretch of September 2018.
  • Competitors are required to pay the application charge through online mode as it were.
  • Bear in mind to take printout of the application frame for additionally utilize.

Application Fee:

  • The application expense is Rs. 1900/ – for General/NC-OBC applicants.
  • SC/ST/PWD competitors are required to pay Rs.950/ – as an application charge.
  • The application expense installment should be possible through charge/Visa and net saving money.

The extra charges have been specified underneath:

  • Installment Mode Transaction Processing Fees
  • Mastercard (Visa/Master) 1.20% of the estimation of the exchange.
  • Mastercard (Amex/Diners Club) 2.85% of the estimation of the exchange.
  • Platinum card (Visa/Master/Rupay) 0.75% of the estimation of the exchange for sum up to Rs.2000.00.
  • Platinum card (Visa/Master/Rupay) 1.00% of the estimation of the exchange for sum more than Rs.2000.00.
  • Net Banking Rs.20.00 per exchange.
  • Money Card and Wallet 1.75% of the estimation of the exchange.


CAT 2018 Eligibility

Qualification criteria for CAT 2018:

  • The applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with no less than half stamps or proportional CGPA (45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA classification).
  • Rate acquired in four year certification would be ascertained based on training taken after by the concerned college/organization. If there should be an occurrence of evaluations/CGPA, the transformation would be founded on the procedure characterized by the concerned college/establishment.
  • Without any rate change conspire, applicant’s CGPA will be separated by most extreme conceivable CGPA and duplicating the outcome with 100.
  • Competitors showing up for the last year of four year certification/comparable capability are likewise qualified to apply for CAT.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Competitors can check the CAT exam design from underneath:

Exam Mode: This exam will be sorted out on advanced or Computer Based Test (CBT).

Exam Duration: The aggregate exam term will be 180 minutes. A hour term has been designated to finish each segment.

Sort of Question: The inquiries will be various decision compose and emotional compose.

No. of Question: The inquiry paper will include add up to 100 inquiries.

Checking Scheme: Three imprints will be granted for each right answer.

Negative Marking: For numerous decision questions, one check will be deducted for a wrong answer and for questions other than MCQs no imprints will be deducted.

Section No. of Question Duration Total Marks
Quantitative Ability 34 60 Min 102
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 60 Min 102
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 60 Min 96
Total 100 180 Min 300

CAT 2018  Syllabus

  • There will be no such settled syllabus for CAT examination.
  • Competitors may endeavor the ridicule test to comprehend the syllabus and exam design.
  • The CAT syllabus will include four areas, i.e. Quantitative Ability or Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and English and Logical Reasoning.
  • Inquiries will be asked from the previously mentioned themes.
  • To score better in the examination, understudies are encouraged to think about the entire syllabus for exam arrangements.

Following top IIMs have convened CAT exam in last 5 years:

CAT exam year CAT convening IIM
2018 IIM Calcutta or IIM Kozhikode
2017 IIM Lucknow
2016 IIM Bangalore
2015 IIM Ahmedabad
2014 IIM Indore
2013 IIM Indore

Imperative focuses about CAT 2018

  • Dr Sumanta Basu, Faculty at IIM Calcutta is the Convener of CAT 2018 Exam
  • CAT 2018 exam will be hung on November 25, 2018 in Morning and Afternoon sessions. IIMs have reported this date on their official site.
  • CAT 2018 exam is a PC based exam of 180 minutes (3 hours ) term with 100 inquiries isolated in 3 areas of VARC, DILR and Quantitative Ability.
  • A competitor with double four year college education should specify the scholastic scores of both the four year certification program in CAT 2018 application frame
  • Around 70% inquiries of MCQ compose in CAT 2018 will convey punishment of 1/3 negative stamping
  • Answers of around 30% inquiries of Non-MCQ compose in CAT 2018 will be free from any negative stamping punishment.
  • TCS – Tata Consultancy Services is the test taking organization for CAT exam 2018
  • High score in every one of the 3 areas in CAT exam 2018 may prompt affirmation waitlist for the 2019-21 group in 20 IIMs.
  • CAT 2018 MBA placement test is the ease MBA entrance test as it furnishes confirmation opportunity in 20 IIMs with the CAT 2018 enlistment charge of Rs.1900/ – for General applicants and Rs.950/ – for held classification.
  • CAT 2018 Registration and CAT exam application charge taken together comes to under Rs.100 per IIM for General classification and under Rs.50/ – per IIM for Reserved classification.
  • CAT 2018 exam will offer a decision of in excess of 50 administration programs in 20 IIMs with no extra application expense for admission to scholastic session 2019-21.
  • Aside from IIMs, top MBA Colleges tolerating CAT Score 2018 incorporate FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, JBIMS Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, TAPMI Manipal, BIMTECH Greater Noida, GIM Goa, Great Lakes Chennai, LIBA Chennai, IFMR Chennai, XIM Bhubaneswar and several other MBA universities tolerating CAT.

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