CAT 2018: Registration, Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus

cat-2018CAT 2018 Registration has been started. It is also known as Common Admission Test. It is a national level examination administrated by the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) on rotation basis. CAT 2018 is organized by the IIM, Calcutta. CAT exam is a management aptitude test organized for providing admission to students in postgraduate management programmes (MBA). For admission into IIMs, it is mandatory to qualify the CAT exam. Various reputed colleges other than IIMs also consider the CAT score for offering admission. Here we are providing details about CAT 2018 exam, including notification, application form, eligibility, dates, etc.

Registration Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern FAQs Syllabus

CAT 2018 Notifications – Registration Started

newiconCAT 2018 Registration has been started from 8th August 2018.Check here for registration details. 

CAT 2018 Examination will be conducted on 25th November 2018. Check here for other dates.

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CAT Exam Dates

The official CAT 2018 dates are mentioned below:

EventsDates (Announced)
Advertisement released29th July 2018
Online registration starts8th August 2018
Last date for registration19th September 2018
Application correction4th to last week of September 2018
Admit card release24th October 2018 onwards
Mock Test ReleaseOctober 2018
Exam date25th November 2018
Answer key & question paper release1st week of December 2018
Last date to submit objection2nd week of December 2018
Result announcement2nd week of January 2019

CAT Registration 2018

  • Candidates can register for this exam via online mode through the website.
  • CAT Application Form 2018 has been released from the 8th August 2018.
  • Last date for registration will be till 19th September 2018.
  • Go through the official website of CAT (link is given above).
  • Enter your registration details and register yourself.
  • A User ID and Password will be generated after registration.
  • Fill all the required details like personal, academic, programmes & other relevant details.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature & other required documents.
  • The CAT Application correction facility will be provided in the 4th week of September 2018.
  • Candidates are required to pay the application fee through online mode only.
  • Don’t forget to take printout of the application form for further use.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee is Rs. 1900/- for General / NC-OBC candidates.
  • SC/ST /PWD candidates are required to pay Rs.950/- as an application fee.
  • The application fee payment can be done through debit/credit card & net banking.
  • The additional charges have been mentioned below:
Payment ModeTransaction Processing Fees
Credit Card (Visa/Master)1.20% of the value of the transaction.
Credit Card (Amex/Diners Club)2.85% of the value of the transaction.
Debit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay)0.75% of the value of the transaction for amount up to Rs.2000.00.
Debit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay)1.00% of the value of the transaction for amount more than Rs.2000.00.
Net BankingRs.20.00 per transaction.
Cash Card & Wallet1.75% of the value of the transaction.

Eligibility Criteria

The detailed CAT eligibility criteria to apply is given here:

  • Qualification: Students must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized college or university.
  • Percentage Criteria: In the qualifying exam, students must have secured minimum 50% marks for general and 45% marks in case of SC, ST and PwD candidates.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam or who have completed the degree requirements and waiting for the result are also eligible to apply.
  • Other Qualification: CA/CS/ICWA professional degree holders are also eligible to apply.

CAT Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the CAT exam pattern from below:

  • Exam Mode: This exam will be organized on digital or Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: The total exam duration will be 180 minutes. Sixty minutes duration has been allotted to complete each section.
  • Type of Question: The questions will be multiple choice type and subjective type.
  • No. of Question: The question paper will comprise of total 100 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: For multiple choice questions, one mark will be deducted for a wrong answer and for questions other than MCQs no marks will be deducted.
SectionNo. of QuestionDurationTotal Marks
Quantitative Ability3460 Min102
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3460 Min102
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning3260 Min96
Total100180 Min300

CAT Syllabus

  • There will be not any such fixed syllabus for CAT examination.
  • Candidates may attempt the mock test to understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • The CAT syllabus will comprise of four sections, i.e. Quantitative Ability or Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & English and Logical Reasoning.
  • Questions will be asked from the above mentioned topics.
  • To score better in the examination, students are advised to consider the whole syllabus for exam preparations.

How to Prepare for CAT

  • Correct strategy & time schedule is the key to crack any exam.
  • Prepare a proper time table according to your daily schedule and manage your time equally for all the subjects.
  • Gather all the details about the syllabus and cover every single topic in your preparation.
  • Find out the best CAT books and study materials for CAT preparations.
  • Practice from previous year question papers it will help you to know more about the exam pattern.
  • Take healthy & nutritious diet and do exercise & yoga it will help you to remain physically fit.

CAT 2019

CAT exam is conducted to offer admission into various management courses offered by the IIMs. It is managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotation basis. CAT (Common Admission Test) is a national level examination. Through this exam, candidates can also get admission into other management colleges.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration has been started from the 8th August 2018.
Answer: There is not any upper or lower age limit is prescribed for CAT exam.
Answer: No, payment can be done through online mode only.
Answer: Students must have secured 50% marks for general and 45% marks in case of SC, ST and PwD students.
Answer: You can check the syllabus from the above given section.
Answer: You should provide the aggregate up to the last marks statement received by the university.
Answer: The application fee is Rs. 1900/- for General / NC-OBC and Rs.950/- for SC/ST /PWD candidates.
Answer: You can check the exam pattern section given above in the article.

Answer: You should go through the Existing User login window and click on the “Forgot Password” option.

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CAT 2018 Admit Card

  • Only those candidates will be able to get the admit card who will successfully submitted their online application form.
  • CAT 2018 Admit Card will be provided to students through online mode on 24th October 2018.
  • Candidates will download the CAT hall ticket by entering their User ID and Password.
  • The admit card contains details like Name of the candidate, Test date, User ID / Registration Number, PWD status, etc.
  • It is mandatory to bring the admit card at the examination center on the day of the examination.

CAT 2018 Answer Key

The answer key will contain the correct answers of the questions asked in the CAT examination. CAT answer key will be published in the second week of December 2018. Students will get the answer key via online mode through the website. Through answer key, candidates can have an idea about their performance in the examination. Candidates will be able to submit their objections against answer key till the second or third week of December 2018.

CAT Result 2018

Candidates willl check the CAT 2018 Result via online mode. It will be released in the second week of January 2019. CAT score card will be made available via online mode through the website. The authority may also intimate about the result to candidates individually. Candidates will view their score through the login window. Candidates are advised to take printout of the result for further use.

Also Check:

CAT Percentile

CAT Score Card

CAT Cut-Off

Students will get admission in various IIMs on the basis of cut-off. CAT Cut-off depend upon the various terms like number of students, seats availability, exam difficulty, etc. CAT cut-off will be released by various IIMs. Cut-off will be published separately for various categories like NC-OBC, ST, ST and DA/PwD.

CAT 2018 Admission

CAT Admission 2018 will be started after the result announcement. Each IIM consider their own procedures & eligibility for providing admissions. Admission will be done as per the cut-off released by the IIMs. For admission candidates have to go through various rounds like Personal Interview (PI), Group Discussion (GD) and Written Ability Test (WAT). Admission will be done as per the candidate’s performance in the CAT exam & Interview organized by IIMs.

For any other queries related to CAT 2018, you can leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. karthik says:

    I am Third Year(5th semister) student…I am in OBC category..Am i eligeble for this CAT exam?And what will be the criteria for OBC

  2. Sajal agrawal says:

    Can I fill form of cat ???
    Now I am in 1st year student

  3. tejaswee says:

    my 4th sem and 6th sem exam was not done and i want to give CAT exam….am i eligible for CAT??

  4. Rahul says:

    What would be the course duration of MBA in IIM if I qualify cat

  5. Charu says:

    I am in 5th semester (3rd year) of B.B.A, should I appear in the CAT November 2018 attempt?

  6. Anshaj says:

    I am in 1st year of my college But i want to pursue for MBA in future. What should I do?

  7. Sachin says:

    I am in 5th semester of bcom. Am I apply for cat 2018

  8. Nikunj patel says:

    After passing this exam can i get admission in Event management program?

  9. Adarsh dange says:

    Sir I have only syllabus and guidances for this exam so please give me your contact no thanks

  10. Swapnakumari says:

    I have completed bcom computers in distance education.can I apply for MBA???

  11. Arjun says:

    My aggregate in B.Com (2015 pass out) is 44.39%

    I’m a general category student.

    Can I appear for the entrance exam?

  12. mohd shanu says:

    I am in bba 2nd year 4 semester complete in July can I apply for cat

  13. Priyanka yadav says:

    I am in Hons final year from 2018 august Nd my final year will complete in 2019 may n after that I want to do MBA without giving any gap so may I fill the application form for MBA if yes than plz tell me the date from when application form will fill up.

  14. jayesh s p. says:

    sir cat ka registration kab start hoga

  15. Harsh Sahu says:

    I m from OBC category…I m pursuing my last year of much % I require to eligible..And how should i calculate my %age on 1st year and 2nd year basis or total aggregate % of all three years..

  16. shiba khan says:

    if my Batchelor degree percentage is 49% then what??
    can I apply for CAT?

  17. pihu says:

    when the CAT exam 1 notifications comes out for 2018 addmisions for MBA

  18. shashikanth says:

    If i got addmission how much i have to pay fee for two years?and college hostel facilities are provide

  19. purvisinghvi says:

    Hello,as I missed this Nov
    CAT exams so when can I give next

  20. Aakash says:

    I am pursuing student of bcom and I am in part 2 for session 2016-19. Can I apply for CAT exam 2018??

  21. Akhil kodali says:

    I got 2.67 overall percentile. I there any chance.

  22. KRAMATUR REZA says:

    I’m studying final year of graduation this year. I want to participate in cat exam for admission this year!what should i do?

  23. B Meghana says:

    are the registrations open for the exam this year? ie…2018
    probably in which month will the exam fall?

  24. Anamika kumari says:

    I want to know that next when the cat form get out ???

  25. Aravind says:

    Can all India will apply for this exam

  26. Aravind says:

    Its release yearly which month

  27. Priyakumari says:

    I am pursuing bcom and now 2nd year for the session 2016-17.can i apply for CAT exam 2018?

  28. bandari nagendra babu says:


  29. Dharti says:


  30. Anbarasi says:

    How many times we can write cat exam? Is their any condition for reappearing cat?

  31. Vinay says:

    Now also can we registered for 2018 ???session ND in a year how many Cat exams ill be given??

  32. Suresh says:

    Iam studying in last year i write cat

  33. When is last date for registration? says:

    When is the last date for registration?

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