Every year Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) on the rotational basis. CAT is a computer based test held annually for admissions in elite B-Schools in India. A seat in these institutions promises high pay-packages and a rewarding career in the corporate world. As such, CAT remains one of the most competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams. The score is not only accepted by the IIMs, but also by other 100+ top notch B- Schools across the country. Approximately 4,000 seats are offered by the IIMs.
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In order to succeed in CAT, proper time management and devising the practice to solve the question with the tricks and shortcuts will help you to ace the test and score well. Though the official registration of CAT starts in the month of August and the test takes place in November, we bring you the tentative dates of the commencement of the CAT (based on previous year actual dates) so that you have a fair idea about CAT and plan your preparation accordingly.
The following article gives you the tentative details about CAT 2018
CAT Important Dates:
|Notification release date||Last week of July 2018|
|Registration commencement||Second week of August 2018|
|Last date for Online Registration||Third week of September 2018|
|Issue of Admit Card||Third week of October 2018|
|CAT 2018 Exam date||Third week of November 2018|
|Result Announcement||January 2019|
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CAT 2018- Exam Pattern
There are no new changes as of now in the CAT 2018 examination structure. Like previous years, there will be three sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. CAT is conducted in an online mode.
- 3 Sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).
- Total number of questions - 100 in 180 minutes.
- 1 hour limit for each section.
- No negative marking for Non-MCQs.
- No provision of shifting between the sections.
- Online calculator to be a part of the exam again.
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|Sections||No. of Non- MCQ Questions||No. of MCQ Questions||Total Questions in each Section||Total Time Allotted|
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)||10||24||34||60|
|Quantitative Ability (QA)||7||27||34||60|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)||8||24||32||60|
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