The candidates interested in pursuing MBA or other postgraduate management programs from any of the 20 IIMs or other B-school across the country must get ready as the CAT 2018 application form is going to be released by the conducting body i.e. IIM Kolkata on 8th August, and the process for the registration will go on till 19th of September 2018. As per the notification released on 29th July, the entrance examination of Common Aptitude Test will be conducted 25th of November 2018.
However, it is obligatory for the candidates to check the eligibility criteria before going ahead for completing the registration process. As per the eligibility criteria for CAT 2018, the applicants belonging to the general category should have done with their graduation from well-recognized university or college with at least 50% of aggregate marks whereas, those of reserved category will get the relaxation of 5% and ultimately they need to acquire 45%. Furthermore, there is good news for the elderly candidates as there is no age limit to apply for the CAT 2018. The candidates pursuing the final year of graduate are eligible to apply for this exam.
Now, the candidates to fill up the application form have to visit the official website first as the application form will be made available for the applicants through online mode only. The candidates have to register themselves before filling the application form. Hence, after completion of their registration, the applicants will receive the login credentials on their registered email ID and mobile number which the candidates can use for the further reference.
While filling up the application form, the candidates must keep the entire important document ready along with them such as personal details, academic details, work experience etc. Moreover, candidates will be given an opportunity to enter the names of 4 exam centres as per their preference. Besides entering the exam centres name, applicants should also select the programs as per their wish for various IIMs or B-schools in the country.
The application form will only be accepted if the payment of application fee will be done along with it through online mode merely via credit card/debit card or net banking. So, for the candidates of the general category the application fee is Rs 1900/- and for the reserved category, the application fee will be Rs 950 as set up by the conducting body, IIM Kolkata.
Lastly, the candidates willing to appear in the entrance test of CAT 2018 must fill the application form before the deadline that is 19th September 2018. Apart from this, the candidates need to know that the CAT 2018 exam will be conducted through online mode on 25th November 2018. So, the candidates to score high and qualify the exam in a single attempt must start their preparation from now onwards. Above all, aspiring aspirants should keep scrutinizing the important dates in order to remain familiar and updated with each event of CAT 2018.