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Common Admission Test
Online | National Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Aug 06, 2018
Admit Card Date
Oct 25, 2018
Test Date
Nov 29, 2018
Result Date
Jan 10, 2019

Tentative CAT 2018 Exam Dates

Admit Card Start Date Oct 25, 2018
Test Date Nov 29, 2018
Test Start Date Nov 29, 2018
Admit Card End Date Nov 29, 2018
Registration End Date Sep 25, 2018
Test End Date Nov 29, 2018
Test Results Date Jan 10, 2019
Registration Start Date Aug 06, 2018

CAT 2018 Relaxation Policy

Reservations  As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non - creamy” layer (NC - OBC).  For all caste based reservations, the castes included in the Central Govt. list as on the last date of registration shall be used. For an updated central list of state - wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation and information in respect of the creamy layer, visit the website  In case of NC - OBC category, the castes included in Central List (available at of NC - OBC by the National Commission of Backward Classes, Government of India as on last day of registration will be used. Any subsequent changes will not be effective for CAT unless there is a change made by the Central Government or Judiciary with retrospective effect.  As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995, 3% seats are reserved for Differently Abled (DA) candidates. The three categories of disability are: a) low vision blindness, b) hearing impairment and c) loco motor disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is Applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40%, as certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act.  The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Non - Creamy OBC categories join the Programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in the admission process

List of CAT 2018 Centers (Expected)

State City Mode of Exam
Karnataka Bangalore Online