CAT 2018 Notification

19 Sep, 2018

CAT 2018 Notification – Common Aptitude Test or CAT is an entrance test that is conducted every year by the conducting body i.e. IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Calcutta. CAT is a national-level entrance test that offers admission for postgraduate programs. Besides IIM, the candidates after clearing the CAT exam can also get into any top B-schools easily. CAT 2018 notification has been released on July 29, 2018, by the conducting body of CAT 2018 i.e. IIM Calcutta. After the release of notification, the candidates longing to appear in CAT entrance test must infill the application form that has been released from 8th August 2018 and will continue until 26th September 2018. The candidates before applying for CAT 2018 ought to check the eligibility criteria. In case, any candidate applies without going through the CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria, their application form might get rejected. The entrance test of CAT 2018 will be conducted on 25th of November’ 2018. So, the candidates need to download the admit card on 24th October’ 2018, from the official website through online mode for appearing in the exam. Otherwise, any candidates if do not carry the admit card will not get permitted to sit in the exam on the 25th November’ 2018. Therefore the candidates are suggested to go through the article that information about the CAT 2018 notification along with the important dates, registration process etc.

CAT 2018 Notification – Important Date

The CAT Important dates related to CAT 2018 are furnished below in the table for the candidates willing to pursue postgraduate management programs from any of the 20 IIMs or other participating institutes across the country. Therefore, the interested candidates must go through the updated important dates for not missing any event and also try to go for each event on a priority basis.

S.No. CAT 2018 Events Important Dates
1 Releasing Date of CAT 2018 Notification 29th July 2018
2 Commencement of CAT 2018 Application Form 8th August 2018
3 Last Date to Submit the Application Form 26th September 2018
4 Application Form Correction Window 27th-30th September 2018
5 Availability of CAT 2018 Admit Card 24th October 2018
6 Mock Test 28th October 2018
7 CAT Test 25th  November 2018
8 Cut Off Release Last week of November 2018
9 Release of Answer Key 1st week of December 2018
10 Declaration of CAT 2018 Result 2nd week of January 2019

CAT 2018 Notification about Exam Pattern

    In CAT 2018 no new changes in examination structure have been made till now. According to the previous year’s question paper, there are three sections – VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension), DI & LR (Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning) and QA (Quantitative Analysis). It is a computer based online test and the duration of the test is 180 minutes (3 hrs). The below-given exam pattern is of last year and if there are any changes made the details will be updated immediately. It is assumed that this year the CAT 2018 exam pattern will remain same as per the previous year.

    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
    Total 25 75 100 180

    Important Points:

    1. The paper consists of 3 sections: VARC, DI& LR, and QA.
    2. The total number of questions is 100 and the time duration is 180 minutes.
    3. Time allotted for each section is 1 hour.
    4. Each correct question carries 3 marks and negative marking of  -1 for all wrong answers
    5. There is no negative marking for Non – MCQs.
    6. There is no provision of shifting between the sections.
    7. Online calculator is a part of the exam.
    8. The weightage of VARC and QA is equal. For DI&LR the weightage is lower.

    CAT 2018 Notification about Registration Process

    CAT 2018 Registration has been started from 8th August 2018 and the entire registration process for CAT 2018 is online.  The aspirants need to visit the official website of CAT and then click on registration tab to complete the entire process along with the payment of the fee. However, the opening of application form correction window will start from 27th September and will continue until 30th September 2018. Therefore, if any candidate has made any mistake and want to edit the details entered can edit the application form and submit it finally for the process of admit card. The result will be declared in the second week of January 2019. Now let’s see the registration process:

    The Process of Registration Comprises the following Steps

    >The candidate needs to register on the official website of CAT (www. to generate the user Id and password.

    >Once the user Id and password is created the information will be sent to their respective mobile number.

    >Now fill the details like personal, contact address, Academic details, and  work experience

    >Next step select test centers and Interview cities.

    >Once you have filled all the relevant information on each page click on Save & Next tab. Now you have to upload the scanned photographs and signature in the given dimension. The last step is to pay the application fee which can be made through credit, debit or Net banking.

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