CAT Answer Key 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 01 Dec, 2018 13:38 IST

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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 using the CAT Percentile Predictor tool. 

The CAT 2018 response sheet for those who appeared for the exam on 25th November 2018 has also been released by IIM Calcutta. Candidates may download the response sheet from the CAT 2018 official website. On the home page of the website, candidates will be able to see the 'Login' tab under 'Registered Candidate Login'. Once they click on Login, a new page will open where they will have to enter their User ID and Password. After logging in, the 'Response Sheet' will be available for download in the PDF format. The response sheet contains the candidates’ registration number, name, name of the test center, exam's time slot along with question paper, ID, etc.

In the sheet, candidates will only find the responses marked by them and there are no correct answers available as of now. Once the answer key is released, candidates will be able to verify the responses marked by them. This is the first time that the candidate response sheet has been released by an IIM.

Last year, the answer key of CAT was released by the exam conducting authority. Therefore, following the last year’s trend, it was expected that this year also, the answer key of CAT 2018 will be released. By cross-checking the answers mentioned in the CAT 2018 answer key, candidates can compare their responses with the official answer key and get an idea about their performance in the entrance exam.

The answer key of CAT 2018 has the correct answers to all the questions asked in the entrance exam. Therefore, with the help of CAT 2018 answer key, candidates will know how many correct and incorrect answers they have marked in the entrance test. To calculate the probable scores correctly, candidates must also know the marking scheme of CAT 2018. Candidates are awarded 3 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect response.

Important Dates of CAT 2018 Answer Key

Event

Dates

CAT 2018 Exam

November 25, 2018

CAT 2018 Answer Key

November 30, 2018

Steps to Download CAT 2018 Answer Key

Test-takers should follow the below-mentioned steps to check the correct responses to the questions asked in the entrance exam.

Step 1: When the CAT 2018 answer key is released, visit the official website of the exam.

Step 2: Click on the 'Login' tab available on the homepage. 

Step 3: After clicking on the link, enter your User ID and Password.

Step 4:  After providing the required credentials, the CAT 2018 answer key will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Cross-check your answers with that of CAT 2018 answer key.

Step 5: Download the CAT 2018 answer key for future reference.

Marking Scheme of CAT 2018 Answer Key

To calculate the probable scores in the entrance exam, candidates must know the marking scheme of CAT 2018.

  • For each correct response, 3 marks are awarded to the candidates.

  • 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect response.

The table given below lists the CAT 2018 marking scheme:

Type of Answer

Marks

For Correct Answer

+ 3 Marks

For Wrong Answer

-1 Mark

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