CAT 2018 - Common Admission Test

Anjani Chaand Updated On: 05 Jan, 2019 10:45 IST

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About CAT 2018

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. The computer-based test is taken by lakhs of management aspirants in India every year for admission to flagship PGP programmes in the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top B-schools of India. The exam date for CAT 2018 is November 25, 2018. On this page, you will find all the details related to the CAT 2018, such as its dates, eligibility, application, pattern, syllabus, admit card, exam analysis, percentile predictor, results, preparation tips, previous years' question papers and more. Also, you can check the details of MBA Admissions 2019 here.

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CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The CAT 2018 eligibility criteria has been prescribed by IIM Calcutta, which is the conducting body of the exam. For all CAT 2018 applicants, a Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is a must. Those who are in the final year of their graduation may also apply for the exam. SC, ST and PwD candidates have a relaxation of 5% in graduation marks. 

This year, the CAT (short for Common Admission Test) is going to be conducted ...

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CAT 2018 Syllabus

The IIMs, which are responsible for conducting the exam every year, have not fixed any syllabus for CAT. Experts and academicians have observed the exam pattern of CAT over the years and they have shared the tentative CAT 2018 syllabus accordingly. To know the syllabus, candidates should first carefully study the Exam Pattern of CAT 2018. You can also compare the CAT exam syllabus with other MBA entrance exam syllabus here.

Based on the sections of CAT examination, there are some ...

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CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

IIM Calcutta has announced a few changes in the CAT 2018 exam pattern. As per an official notification, there will be less MCQs and more key-in answer type questions in this year's CAT question paper. The key-in answer type questions mean candidates will be required to type in their answers. Those who had been preparing for CAT 2018 according to the old exam pattern may have to now tweak their preparation strategy keeping the new pattern in mind.

Other than this, there ...

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CAT 2018 Exam Analysis

Both exam slots of CAT 2018 are over, and you can get all the reactions from experts and test takers right here. IIM Calcutta conducted the Common Admission Test (CAT) on 25th November in online mode. The CAT 2018 was conducted in 2 slots, and CollegeDekho has provided a detailed analysis for both. Those who've taken the exam may also predict their CAT percentile using our CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor.

As per experts at Career Launcher, the CAT 2018 exam analysis of the ...

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How to Prepare for CAT 2018

Preparing for a competitive exam like CAT is not an easy task to do. However, if candidates have prepared well with a strategic and systematic plan then attempting a national level examination can become simple. Common Admission Test (CAT) will take place on 25th November 2018, at different test centers all over India. Candidates must have started preparing for it but those who have not yet started with the preparation, reading this article becomes important them, as the article will ...

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CAT 2018 Participating Colleges

Getting into the top B-schools in India is the dream of any MBA aspirant looking to make a career in the business world. The Common Admission Test, also referred to as CAT, is the most popular MBA entrance exam that has helped many students realise this dream. Started in the 1950s, conducted and controlled by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), CAT scorers are able to grab a place in the interested field of business administration countrywide. 

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CAT 2018 Result Announced

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 Result for the exam conducted on November 25, 2018 has been announced on 5th January 2019 at 10:30 AM. Test takers, in the meanwhile, can check the detailed CAT Exam Analysis 2018 and predict their percentile using our CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor in order to find out their chances of admission at IIMs and other top B-Schools in the country.

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), which conducts the exam, does not send the hard ...

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CAT 2018 Selection Process

The CAT selection process involves two rounds, which are conducted by the participating institutes once the results are out. Based on the candidates' performance in CAT, participating institutes shortlist candidates for further rounds, which may include Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.

The CAT selection procedure is held separately at the participating institutes except for the new IIMs. Once the shortlisted candidates appear for these rounds, the list of selected candidates is released by participating institutes separately.

Note: Any ...

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CAT 2018 Cut-off

Once the CAT results are announced, a cut-off list is prepared by individual IIMs and other participating institutes. CAT Cut-off list is prepared for colleges to shortlist qualified candidates for further rounds of selection process. Only those candidates who meet the cut-off marks/percentage will be shortlisted for Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview. These candidates can go through some of the tips for leading and cracking Group Discussion for MBA admissions and then acing the Personal Interview rounds ...

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Best Books for CAT 2018

When it comes to preparing for entrance exams like CAT, the best way to start your preparation is to pick the right study material. Books have always been considered the best source for enhancing knowledge and providing the right guidance to students. But today, there are so many choices in the market that it becomes difficult for aspirants to pick the right ones. In this article, we've tried to close that gap by shortlisting some books that you can refer ...

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CAT 2018 Question Paper

CAT 2018 Question Paper will soon be available here now that the exam has been conducted on 25th November 2018. CAT is a popular entrance exam for pursuing MBA and PGDM courses from top management colleges in India. In case IIM Calcutta decides to release the CAT 2018 Answer Key, you can check the same here as it is published.

One of the highly recommended tips for the preparation is to practice CAT Previous Years’ Question Papers. Solving previous years’ question ...

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CAT 2018 Admit Card (Released)

CAT 2018 admit card has been issued by IIM Calcutta on 24th October 2018 for all the candidates who successfully registered for the entrance exam. Now that the admit card of CAT 2018 has been released, candidates can download and print the same by entering their login credentials, i.e. CAT login ID and password.

The admit card of CAT 2018 will display details such as the candidate's name, roll number, exam schedule and complete address of the exam centre ...

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CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor (LIVE)

CAT Percentile Predictor is a unique tool that candidates can use to predict their percentile soon after appearing for the exam. CAT is an important examination for management aspirants who wish to study in the prestigious IIMs and other premier business schools of the country. It is therefore inevitable that such test takers get anxious after taking the exam. With Collegedekho's CAT Percentile Predictor, candidates can at least get an idea of how they performed in the exam. The percentile predictor not ...

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CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor (LIVE)

CAT Percentile Predictor is a unique tool that candidates can use to predict their percentile soon after appearing for the exam. CAT is an important examination for management aspirants who wish to study in the prestigious IIMs and other premier business schools of the country. It is therefore inevitable that such test takers get anxious after taking the exam. With Collegedekho's CAT Percentile Predictor, candidates can at least get an idea of how they performed in the exam. The percentile predictor not ...

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How to Apply for CAT 2018

Wish to know how to apply for CAT 2018? On this page, you will find all the relevant information related to CAT registration, which started on 8th August 2018. The CAT application process 2018 is being conducted online by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Calcutta. The national-level entrance exam takes place annually on a rotation basis.

Apart from the IIMs, there are many other institutions that accept CAT scorecard for admission into their management programmes. For those who are preparing to ...

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CAT 2018 Answer Key (Released)

CAT 2018 answer key has been released on 30th November 2018 by IIM Calcutta. The answer key of CAT 2018 has been released prior to the declaration of CAT 2018 results in online mode for the candidates who appeared in the entrance exam. With the help of the CAT 2018 Answer Key, candidates can draw a relation between their expected CAT Score vs CAT Percentile. Meanwhile, candidates can check the detailed CAT 2018 exam analysis and predict their CAT percentile ...

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CAT 2018 Mock Test

To help the CAT aspirants understand the exam pattern well, IIM Calcutta has released the CAT 2018 mock test. All CAT applicants must go through this online tutorial to familiarise themselves with the latest CAT exam pattern and to know other important instructions that must be followed at the exam center.

Appearing for a computer-based exam like CAT without the knowledge of how it actually works is certainly not a good idea. In order to have a complete understanding of the exam, candidates ...

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CAT 2018 College Predictor

CollegeDekho has introduced a unique CAT College Predictor Tool that test takers can use to find out the colleges where they can get admission based on their percentile. While the CAT 2018 exam is yet to be conducted, you can go through our last year's CAT College Predictor.

After the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 result was announced, candidates used our CAT College Predictor 2017 tool to get the list of all the colleges that were best suited for them as ...

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CAT Coaching Institutes

CAT coaching institutes can guide the management aspirants to succeed in the CAT (Common Admission Test), which is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. For candidates who wish to pursue their career in the field of management, MBA is a prestigious master's degree. CAT, being a gateway to India's most prestigious B-schools, aims to judge candidates’ intellect and aptitude, and whether or not they are capable of studying at India’s premier MBA institutions. As part of the ...

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CAT 2018 Conducting Body

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) every year on a rotational basis. It is a gateway for admission in 20 IIMs and more than 100 management schools across the country. IIM LucknowIIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bangalore. are among the first IIMs to have been established in the country. The institute conducts a diverse range of academic activities to ensure that its students understand the application management knowledge and practice. The aim of these institutes is to transform its students into value-driven leaders, managers, and global players. For CAT ...

CAT 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
CAT 2018 Registration Process Start Date 8th August 2018
CAT 2018 Registration Process End Date 26th September 2018 (until 5 PM)
CAT 2018 Admit Card Start Date 24th October 2018 (from 1 PM)
CAT 2018 Answer Key Release Date 30th November 2018
CAT 2018 Exam Date 25th November 2018
CAT 2018 Result Date 5th January 2019

CAT 2018 Exam Centers

CAT 2018 will be held across approximately 147 cities. Out of the various test centers in these cities, candidates will get the option to choose 4 test cities in order of their preference. Last year, the total number of test cities was 144. It has been increased in order to accommodate all the CAT test-takers in both the sessions. However, the test centers will be allotted to candidates basis their availability.

Exam State

Exam Cities

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati

Arunachal Pradesh

Chittoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Bihar

Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Chandigarh

Chandigarh ...

Disclaimer

  • CAT 2018 aspirants will have to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement at the time of the test. Disclosing any type of content related to the CAT exam in any form or in any way is a punishable offense. It could land a person in jail for a term of up to three years and may also have to submit a fine up to Rs. 2 lakhs.
  • During the admission or selection process, if it is found that a candidate has furnished any incorrect information or has violated any process, he/she will be barred from participating in the selection process. Also ...

Contact Details

For any query on the Registration Process, Payment, and Document Uploading related to CAT 2018, 

Call on the Toll free number 1-800-209-0830 (Toll Free) Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Email ID: cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

Important Dates

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CAT 2018 Important Events Dates
Registration Date 08 Aug to 26 Sep, 2018
Admit Card Date 24 Oct, 2018
Exam Date 25 Nov, 2018
Declaration of Result Date 05 Jan, 2019

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