Exam Date: 25th November, 2018

Exam Status: Registrations Concluded – Admit Card Released

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CAT 2018: Exam Information

What is CAT Exam?

CAT  (Common Admission Test) is the centralised entrance examination for admission to various postgraduate programmes in Management offered by IIMs. Besides the IIMs, many other prestigious management colleges and institutions also accept CAT score for admission to their respective management programs.

Who conducts CAT Exam?

Every year, one of the IIMs organize CAT for admission to the MBA and PGDM programs of the best B-Schools in India. CAT 2018 will be conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25 in online mode. The convenor of the examination process for CAT 2018 is Prof. Sumanta Basu.

CAT 2018: Schedule & Important Dates

IIM Calcutta has announced schedule of important dates for the CAT 2018 process. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on 25th of November. Here are a few important dates to be kept in mind by the candidates interested in CAT 2018:

Registration Process August 08, 2018 expired
Last date for registration September 26, 2018 (5:00 pm)
Admit card release date October 24, 2018 (1:00 pm onwards) Login Here to Download
Exam date November 25, 2018
Result announcement Second week of January, 2019 (Tentative) to be updated

CAT 2018: Eligibility Criteria

I. Educational Qualifications
A candidate is eligible for the exam if he/she holds any of the educational qualifications as stated below:

(a) A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks or a CGPA equivalent to 50% and above

In the case of candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Person With Disability categories the required minimum marks are 45%

(b) A Ministry of HRD-recognised equivalent qualification. [This also includes the Associate Membership Examination (AMICE) of the Institution of Civil Engineers, India]

(c) Candidates appearing for the final year of their Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent qualification are also eligible to appear for the CAT exam.

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CAT Registration

How to Register for CAT 2018?

Registration process for CAT 2018 is conducted online. The online registration for CAT 2018 was open from the 8th of August to 26th of September, 2018.

Candidates must provide and maintain the following throughout the examination and selection process:
– Valid and unique Email ID and a mobile phone number
– CAT User ID (this is provided via email after completion of the online registration process)

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CAT 2018: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Mode of Exam
CAT is not exactly an online examination, this means it in not an Internet Based Test (IBT). More technically, it is a digital or Computer Based Test (CBT).

This means – a candidate will not take the exam on an internet site.

Instead of reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.

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Exam Syllabus for CAT 2018

The CAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for preparation. However, you can attempt the mock test to understand the pattern of exam and types of questions. Check the CAT website regularly for the announcement of mock test. The same will also be updated here, once released

CAT 2018 Official Mock Test to be updated

Further, the sections can be broadly divided into sub-topics for practice purposes. These are based on questions from previous years. Certain question-types tend to repeat over the years, some of which are mentioned here.

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CAT Admit Card

The organising IIM – IIM Calcutta will release the CAT 2018 admit card on October 24 2018. The admit card remains available for download till the exam date. However, candidate are advised to download and print the same well in advance. The CAT admit card holds the information such as test venue, instructions, details of the candidate and reporting time.

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CAT Result

The CAT result is released by the organising institute every year between 7th and 9th of January. This year candidates can expect the result on the 7/8th of January, 2019.

CAT Result 2018 can be downloaded using this link To be updated

Step by step process to view CAT 2018 results:

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CAT Cutoff

Cutoff for eligibility for PI-WAT is overall percentile based but minimum percentile is applicable for sectional cutoff as well.

IIMs/MBA Colleges will release the minimum cutoff for PI/WAT/GD shortlisting sometime in January post the announcement of CAT Result. This minimum cutoff for shortlisting for interview will be released on official website of each IIM. The cutoff will vary from IIM to IIM.

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