CAT 2018 Important Dates
AUG 8, 2018, Wednesday: CAT 2018 Registration Starts (Link to be updated here!)
SEP 19, 2018, Wednesday: CAT 2018 Registration ends at 05:00 PM
NOV 25, 2018, Sunday: CAT 2018 Test Day
Official CAT Advertisement
The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT 2018) on 25th November, 2018 in two sessions. Detailed information on CAT 2018 may be obtained from the CAT website.
Official CAT Information Bulletin
For details about programmes covered, eligibility, registration and admission process refer to the detailed CAT 2018 Information Bulletin.
Additional Important Details
Candidates will be given the option to select 4 test cities in order of preference. Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2018 registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration.
Concerned authority will try their best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted an alternate city. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.
The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability
Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will clearly explain this. Also, use of basic onscreen calculator for computation will be allowed.
Tutorial to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from 17th October 2018. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance.