CAT 2018

Exam Date : 25th November 2018
Result Date : 7th January 2019

CAT 2018 Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, and Pattern

CAT 2018 Image Correction window opens from 27th September 2018. Click here to know more!

CAT Overview

CAT 2018 Introduction:

  • About: Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular National level management entrance exam conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) for admission to 20 IIM's and more than 100 B-schools across India.

  • Admissions through CAT: The CAT score helps the candidates to get admission in Top Management Colleges in India.

  • Conducting body: CAT is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis every year.

  • Frequency: CAT is conducted by any one of the IIMs which is held once a year.

  • PG Management Programmes: Through CAT, IIMs offer PGP, PGP-FABM, PGPEM, PGDM, EPGP PGPSM, PGPWE, PGDHRM, PGPEX, and PGPBM.

  • CAT Application form: Candidates have to register and fill the CAT 2018 application form online to enrol themselves for the exam. 

  • CAT Exam Eligibility: For the candidates to be eligible for CAT, they have to satisfy all the eligibility criteria specified by the Conducting body.

  • CAT Exam Syllabus: There are 3 sections in CAT 2018 Syllabus- Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Verbal & Reading Comprehension.

  • Top B-schools accept CAT Scores for MBA Programs as well. The Full Form of MBA is Masters in Business Administration

CAT 2018 Highlights:

Exam Name

Common Admission Test

Acronym

CAT

Exam Level

National Level

Conducting Authority

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

Conducting Authority 2018  

IIM Calcutta

Mode

Online

Courses offered through CAT

MBA/ PGDM Courses

Total Number of Seats

20,000

Exam Date

25th November 2018 

Duration

180 minutes

CAT Helpdesk

1800-2663-549 | cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

CAT 2018 Important News:

  • Notification: CAT 2018 Notification was announced in the month of July 2018. 

  • Opportunity: CAT could serve as the last opportunity for those who wish to apply and start pursuing the Management Programme in 2018 in one of the top IIMs.

  • Scorecard: CAT 2017 Scorecard is now available to download on the official website of CAT.

Course Offered Through CAT 2018:

S.No. Courses Offered
1 MBA
2 Executive MBA
3 Distance MBA 

CAT 2018 Important Dates:

  • CAT 2018 Online Application: The registration for CAT 2018 has been closed. The last date to register was 19th September 2018.

  • Admit Card: Admit Card can be downloaded from the CAT official site, from 24th October 2018.

  • Exam Date: The CAT 2018 exam will be conducted on 25th November 2018 through online mode.

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Important dates.


CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates who have completed their Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate can apply for CAT 2018. 

    • The duration of the Bachelor’s Degree must be a minimum of 3 years.

  • Reserved seats: Candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ NC-OBC/ PWD categories have a certain number of seats reserved and need 45% aggregate in Bachelor's Degree.

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for the CAT 2018 examination

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Eligibility


CAT 2018 Application Form:

  • Image Correction: The image correction window for CAT 2018 has been opened from 27th September 2018

  • Fee Payment: Application Form fee for CAT 2018 should be paid by the candidates through online mode (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking) through the Official Website.

  • Documents Required: Documents required to complete the CAT 2018 registration process are - passport size photograph, an image of the applicant’s with signature, signed NC-OBC/ SC/ ST, PWD/ DA certificate etc.

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Application Form


CAT 2018 Syllabus:

  • Sections: In CAT 2018 exam syllabus, the subjects are Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Verbal & Reading Comprehension.

  • No Repetition of Questions: There won't be any repetition of questions from previous test papers in CAT 2018.

  • Syllabus: The CAT 2018 Syllabus is divided into 3 sections which test the Logical Thinking, Verbal Ability, and Mathematical Analysis. There is no General Awareness section and testing.

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Syllabus


CAT 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer.

  • Mode of Exam:  The CAT 2018 examination will be conducted Online (Computer-based test).

  • Type of Questions: CAT exam will consist of 2 type of questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) as well as non-MCQs.

  • Preparation: The preparation should be started as early as possible. The more you read, the more you will score.

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Exam Pattern


CAT 2018 Admit Card:

  • Admit Card Date: Candidates should have downloaded CAT 2018 Admit Card from the official website on 24th October 2018. The Admit Card issued by the issuing body has to be carried to the examination centre.

  • Contents: It is mandatory to carry the CAT 2018 Admit card to the Exam Centres along with a photo identity card. CAT 2018 Admit card include the following details: the candidate’s name, date of birth, CAT registration Id, exam centre, exam date and time. 

  • Tampering: Candidates should not tamper the admit card which will lead to the cancellation of the candidate's CAT 2018 examination.

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Admit Card


CAT 2018 Results: 

  • Result Date: Candidates can check the CAT 2018 results on 7th January 2019. 

    • The result announced will be in a scorecard form. 

  • CAT 2018 result will have the sectional and overall score.

  • An SMS will also be sent to all test-takers, informing them about their CAT Percentile.

  • CAT Score is valid for 1 year. 

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Results


CAT 2018 Counselling:

  • Documents to be Submitted: Candidates have to submit the original documents during the CAT 2018 Counselling.

  • Counselling Date: The CAT 2018 counselling process starts from 21st January 2019. 

    • The counselling dates allocated for each candidate depends on their score in CAT 2018 exam. 

  • Seat Reservation: According to the Indian Government Policy, seat reservation will be applicable for CAT 2018

  • Get more information about CAT 2018 Counselling


CAT 2018 offers different courses in the following IIMs:

Institutions

Programmes

IIM Ahmedabad

PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP

IIM Amritsar

PGP

IIM Bangalore

PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM

IIM Bodh Gaya

PGP

IIM Calcutta

PGP-PGDM

IIM Indore

PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM

IIM Jammu

PGP

IIM Kashipur

PGP, EPGP

IIM Kozhikode

PGP

IIM Lucknow

PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM

IIM Nagpur

PGP

IIM Raipur

PGP, PGPWE

IIM Ranchi

PGDM, PGDHRM

IIM Rohtak

PGP, EPGP, EPGPX

IIM Sambalpur

PGP

IIM Shillong

PGP, PGPEX

IIM Sirmur

PGP

IIM Tiruchirappalli

PGP, PGPBM

IIM Udaipur

PGP

IIM Vishakapatnam

PGP


Fellow Programmes in Management [FPM] Equivalent to PhD:

Institutions

Programmes

IIM Ahmedabad

FPM

IIM Amritsar

FPM

IIM Bangalore

FPM

IIM Calcutta

FPM

IIM Indore

FPM

IIM Kashipur

FPM & EFPM

IIM Kozhikode

FPM

IIM Lucknow

FPM

IIM Raipur

FPM & EFPM

IIM Ranchi

FPM

IIM Rohtak

FPM

RGIIM Shillong

FPM

IIM Tiruchirappalli

FPM

IIM Udaipur

FPM


CAT 2018 Cutoff:

Minimum percentile Cutoff of CAT:

Category

VRC

DILR

QA

OVERALL

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD

60

60

60

7


CAT Registration Trend over years:

CAT Registration over the year is shown in the table below:

Year

Approximate Number of Registration

2010

2,04,000

2011

2,05,000

2012

2,14,000

2013

1,95,000

2014

1,97,000

2015

2,19,000

2016

2,32,000

2017

2,31,000


CAT Approx Registrations


CAT Registration Trend:

CAT Year

Registrations

Test Takers

CAT 2017

2,31,000

1,99,632

CAT 2016

2,32,434

1,95,000

CAT 2015

2,18,664

1,79,602

CAT 2014

1,96,988

1,67,829

CAT 2013

1,94,516

1,73,714

CAT 2012

2,14,000

1,95,000


CAT 2018 Reservation Criteria:

Category

Reservation (%)

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.5

Non-Creamy – Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)

27

People with Disability (PWD)

3

Total Percentage of Reserved Seats

52.5


CAT 2018 Important Guidelines:

CAT Guidelines

  • ID Proof: Admit Card and ID proof are mandatory for every candidate. Without ID card candidate are not allowed inside the examination hall.

CAT Guidelines

  • Report Early: The candidate must reach the exam centre at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam as the security checks, identity verification, and check-in may take a considerable time.

CATGuidelines

  • Latecomers Not Allowed: If a candidate reaches the exam centre after the commencement of the exam then the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

CAT Guidelines

  • No Talking Inside the Examination Hall: The candidate is not allowed to talk to anybody during the examination. If the candidate is found doing the same, it will lead to cancellation of candidature or the candidate will be sent outside the examination hall without any warning.

CAT Guidelines

  • Restricted Items: Candidates shouldn't carry any Electronic Watches with a calculator, material printed or written, paper bits, mobile phone, pager or any other device, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables except the Admit Card, identity proof or any document inside the examination hall.


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CAT 2018 Important Dates

CAT 2018 Important Dates Summary:

  • Application Date: The Application for the CAT2018 exam can be filled starting from 6th August 2018 at 10.A.M until 19th September 2018 at 5.00 P.M.

  • Admit Card: Admit Card will be available from 24th October 2018.

  • ExaminationThe Official Date for the Common Admission Test is 25th November 2018 to 25th November 2018.
  • Results: The results will be published on 7th January 2019. The Counselling process starts from 21st January 2019.

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CAT 2018 Eligibility

CAT 2018 Eligibility Summary:

  • Minimum Qualification: The applicant should have completed a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized institution with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA to be eligible. The SC/ST and PWD/DA category applicants have to have minimum 45% marks or an equivalent CGPA.

  • Percentage conversion: The score calculated determines the applicant's eligibility for CAT 2018. The percentage obtained in Bachelor's degree is calculated on the basis of conversion schemes. In the case of CGPA, the conversion would depend on the equivalent certificate awarded by the concerned University.

  • Age and Number of Attempts: There are no criteria based on Age and Number of attempts for aspirants to be eligible.

  • Final year candidates: Students who are in their final year are also eligible.

  • Reserved Seats: The CAT reservation for SC, ST, OBC and Physically challenged applicants is 15%, 7.5%, 27% and 3% respectively.

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CAT 2018 Application Process

CAT 2018 Application Process Summary:

  • Registration: Students have to first register themselves and then Log in to fill the Application form and pay the fee.

  • Application Dates: Candidates can fill the application starting from 6th August 2018. Deadline to complete the application process is 19th September 2018.

  • Process: Candidates have to register and receive User ID and Password, and Login to the official website. Click on "Register Now" and create a profile. Fill registration form and get official login credentials. Fill the details in application form and pay the fee.
  • Fee Payment: CAT 2018 Application fee can be paid only through online mode.

  • Required Documents: Documents required are Passport size photograph, Image of the applicant’s signature, Signed NC-OBC/SC/ST, PWD/DA certificate etc.

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CAT 2018 Application Form Details

CAT 2018 Application Form Details Summary:

  • Personal Details: In the CAT 2018 Application form, the candidates are required to fill in their: Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Gender, Category (under which they will be applying), Select the Person with disability/differently abled (If they fall into this category), Enter the communication address.

  • Academic Details: In CAT 2018 CAT Application form, the candidates are required to enter their education details. So fill in the various sections applicable. The various sections: SSLC/10th Std/Equivalent Details, 12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details, Graduation Details, Other Professional Degree Details and Postgraduation Details.

  • Required Documents: Candidates have to upload documents like scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, category certificate and PWD/PA certificate (if any).

  • CAT 2018 Application Fee: For General and OBC category Students the Application Fee is INR 1800/- and for SC/ST/PWD/DA categories it is INR 900/-.
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CAT 2018 Admit Card

CAT 2018 Admit Card Summary:

  • Issue date: Admit card will be available on the official website and can be downloaded starting from 24th October 2018. Candidates have to enter their Enrolment ID and Password to download the admit card and take a printout. 
  • Mandatory: Admit card is a mandatory document to appear for the examination.

  • Issued to: The admit card will be issued to the candidates who have met the eligibility criteria and completed their CAT 2018 application process successfully.

  • Contents:  Admit card will have the details on it like Name of the candidate, Exam date, Time (Forenoon or Afternoon Session), Exam Centre address, User ID No./Registration Number and PWD/DA status.

  • Discrepancies: Candidates can contact concerned authorities in case of any discrepancies in the Amit card. Failure to resolve this problem may result in problems on the day of Exam.

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CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern Summary:

  • Online Mode: The CAT 2018 examination will be CBT (computer-based test).

  • Duration: The duration of the   exam will be 3 hours ie., 180 minutes. For answering questions in each section candidates will get 60 minutes.

  • Marks: 3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

  • Subjects: Subjects covered in CAT 2018 exam will be logical reasoning & data interpretation, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability.
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CAT 2018 Syllabus

CAT 2018 Syllabus Summary:

  • Sections: There are four sections in CAT 2018: Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.

  • Quantitative Ability Syllabus: Quantitative ability will contain topics like geometry, number system, interest, quadratic & linear equations, probability, trigonometry, time & work, percentages, profit & loss, algebra, LCM & HCF, averages, permutation, ratio & proportions and complex numbers, etc.
  • Logical reasoning syllabus: Logical reasoning will have topics like  Direction Sense, clocks & calendars, puzzles, binary logic, seating arrangement, coding-decoding, blood relations, logical sequence, data structure, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

  • Data interpretation Syllabus: Data Interpretation will have topics like graphs (line, area), Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, Charts (Column, bar, pie), tables, paragraph, Venn diagram, etc.
  • Verbal ability syllabus: Verbal ability will have topics like verbal reasoning, antonyms and synonyms, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, critical reasoning, syllogisms, analogies, idioms, etc.

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CAT 2018 Results

CAT 2018 Results Summary:

  • Process:  The CAT 2018 results with percentile will also be sent to candidate's Mobile number. Candidates have to enter their CAT 2018 ID and Password in official website to check and download the results.

  • Date: The Results will be announced on 7th January 2019 on the Official website.

  • Cut-off: Once the results are announced, the CAT 2018 cut-off imprints will be distributed.

  • Seats reserved: There are reservations of CAT 2018 seats for the SC/ST/OBC and PWD classes sorted out.

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CAT 2018 Counselling

CAT 2018 Counselling Summary:

  • Counselling Date: After the CAT 2018 results are out, the shortlisted candidates will have to appear in the Counselling held in one of the IIMs. For the current academic session, the process is scheduled to begin from 21st January 2019. 

  • Required documents: 10th and 12th Marks cards, 4 Photographs, Caste certificate, Admit card etc.

  • Shortlisting the candidates: GD/PI round, along with CAT 2018 Score candidate’s academic work and relevant work experience will be also taken into account for shortlisting of candidates. 

    • Written Ability Test: In recent years, IIMs prefer Written Ability Test over Group Discussion.

    • Personal Interview: An important part of the selection procedure is Personal Interview. Group Discussion and/or Written Ability Test round and Personal Interview are the different rounds for selection.

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Discussion Forum



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Which top B-schools give weight to CAT score for the selection process?

What are the top B-schools give weight to CAT score for the selection process?

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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The top colleges that score CAT score are:

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What is the last date to fill the Application form of CAT ?

What is the last date to fill the Application form of CAT ?

Asked By: kavya,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Kavya,

25th September 2018 is the Last date to apply for CAT 2018.

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