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CAT 2018

CAT 2018 will be conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25, 2018 across 147 test cities. The CAT 2018 notification has been released by IIM Calcutta and the registration process has also started on August 8, 2018. Here, the complete details about the CAT exam 2018 are given in detail. Keep reading to know everything about CAT 2018, important dates, registration process and other relevant details.

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CAT 2018 Exam Details

CAT 2018 Exam Mode Online Only
CAT Question Types MCQs and TITA (Total 100 Question)
CAT 2018 Conducting Institute IIM Calcutta
CAT 2018 Scorecard validity 1 year
CAT Helpline Number 18002090830
CAT 2018 Official Website

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a management entrance test and is a prerequisite for admissions in the IIMs and several other top management institutes in India. The CAT exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management every year on a rotational basis.

CAT 2018

The CAT exam is taken by almost a quarter of a million MBA aspirants every year and is now considered as one of the most competitive exams in the country. To ace the CAT exam, one needs honest dedication and effective CAT preparation.

Check Step by Step Registration for CAT here.

CAT Exam 2018 Important Dates

Important Events Dates
CAT exam 2018 Registration August 8 to September 19, 2018
Correction Window (Only for Photograph Re-upload) September 27 (10:00 AM) to September 30 (5:00 PM)
Releasing of Admit Card October 24, 2018
Availability of CAT Mock Tests October Last Week (in the official portal)
Conduction of CAT 2018 Exam November 25, 2018
Releasing of Answer key and Objection Form December
Declaration of CAT 2018 Results Second Week of January

CAT 2018 Registration Process

The registration for CAT exam 2018 will start from August first week (tentatively) and will continue until last week of September. The registration process will only be available in online mode. In CAT 2017, the total registrations were 231,000 and this number is expected to increase in CAT exam 2018.

The registration form of CAT examination 2018 will be available only on the official website and the candidates need to register themselves before the closing date. Visit CAT 2018 registration to know more about the process and know how to register for the exam effectively.

CAT 2018 Application Fees



General/ OBC Rs. 1900/-
SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 950/-

Eligibility Criteria for CAT Exam 2018

IIMs have a very strict verification process for the candidates. In case of any discrepancies, IIMs can cancel the candidature of any applicant. So, candidates need to be properly acquainted with the CAT eligibility criteria before applying for the CAT exam 2018. CAT aspirants can find detailed eligibility in the link given above.

CAT Exam Pattern

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks


Quantitative Aptitude 34 102 60 Minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 96 60 Minutes
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 102 60 Minutes
Total 100 300 3 Hours

Check more details about CAT 2018 exam pattern here.

CAT Exam Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer

+3 -1

Note: It should be noted that there is no negative marking for non-MCQs i.e. TITA questions. Also, there is no penalty for unattempted questions.

CAT 2018 Cut-off

CAT cut-off 2018 for different institutes will be available after the commencement of results. The cut-off depends on various factors like total test-takers, availability of seats, etc. Candidates can check previous year CAT Cut-Offs for detailed cut-off process and expected cut-offs of the different institutes.



Reserved Seats

SC (Scheduled Caste) 15%
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 7.5%
OBC- NC (Other Backward Class – Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
PWD (Person with Disability) 3%

CAT Results and Scorecard

The CAT results are generally declared after a month of the commencement of the online exam. The scorecard will be available on the official portal after the results. The scorecard will include the detailed performance of the candidates. It should be noted that the CAT score is valid for only 1 year.

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