CAT 2018 Notification is Out!

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One of the biggest MBA entrance exams, CAT is conducted every year by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) on a rotational basis. CAT is a computer-based test held for admissions in elite B-Schools across 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 sought-after 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.

Though the official registration of CAT starts in the month of August and the test takes place in November, we bring you the important dates of the commencement of the CAT so that you have a fair idea about CAT and plan your preparation accordingly.

CAT 2018 will be conducted on Nov 25, 2018 (Sunday).

CAT Important Dates:

Notification release dateLast week of July 2018
Registration commencementAugust 8, 2018
Last date for Online RegistrationSeptember 19, 2018
Issue of Admit CardOctober 24, 2018
CAT Exam DateNovember 25, 2018
Result AnnouncementJanuary 2019
Suggested Reading :
3 Simple Steps of CAT 2018 Registration

A quick overview of important facts about CAT:

Name of testCommon Admission Test (CAT)
Purpose of testQualifying test for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India
Conducted byIIM Calcutta
Exam typeNational level
PeriodicityOnce in a year
Score/Percentile ValidityOne Year
Annual Number of Test Takers1,99,632 in 2017
Pattern of TestMCQs and Non-MCQs
Number of Questions100
Test Duration3 hours
Negative Marking-1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
No negative marking for Non-MCQs or TITA
SyllabusQuestions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of ConductComputer-based (Online test)
CAT 2018 ConvenorProf. Sumanta Basu
Application FeesRs. 1800 for General/NC-OBC category
Rs. 900 for SC/ST/PWD/DA category
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schoolsAs per the Government of India regulations
Official Websitehttps://iimcat.ac.in

A detailed notification for the CAT 2018 is out now! Check it out!


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