CAT 2018 COUNSELLING
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CAT Counselling 2018 will not be a centralized process. IIMs do not conduct CAT counseling or allot colleges to candidates. They select candidates on the basis of CAT Result, academic background, work experience, etc. for the pre-admission rounds. CAT Result is expected to come out in the second week of January 2019.
CAT Counselling begins from the third week of January 2018. Given below are the important dates related to CAT Selection Procedure 2018:
|CAT 2018 Result will be declared on||Second week of January 2019|
|CAT Counselling begins from||Second week of January 2019|
|CAT Option Entry will start from||Third week of January 2019|
|Classes begin from||June 2019|
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Candidates are designated a venue when the counselling sessions are held. This venue is mentioned on their call letter sent on mail. Candidates have to report to the allotted center in person, with all the required documents. Given below are the steps for CAT Counselling:
Documents to be carried:
Given below are the documents required at the time of CAT Counselling:
How is WAT Conducted?
Important Topics in WAT
The topics for essay writing can be from a variety of domains such as current affairs, government policies, topics of social importance, trade and commerce etc. Some example for WAT topics can be:
Important Topics for GD
The topics may range from National and International Politics, Current Affairs, topics of social importance, Government policies etc. Some example of topics for Group Discussion are as follows:
Frequently Asked Questions in PI
Given below are few expected or commonly asked questions in the PI round of CAT 2018:
There are multiple factors which affect the selection of candidates in their desired IIMs. The panel considers many aspects such as Academic Qualification, Work Experience, Extra-curricular activities etc. for admitting candidates to the IIM.
The weightage for each component including CAT score for shortlisting of candidates is given below:
|Aggregate CAT Score||38|
|SSC (12th) Marks||2|
|Diversity Factor: Gender||2|
|Diversity Factor: Academic Discipline||3|
A certain percentage of seats in IIMs are reserved for SC, ST, OBC and PWD candidates. The table given below provides an overview of the same:
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5|
|Non-Creamy – Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)||27|
|People with Disability (PWD)||3|
|Total Percentage of Reserved Seats||52.5|
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There are 19 IIMs across India which offer admission to different specializations of MBA. Here is the total seat intake of various IIMs is given below:
|College||Number of Seats||College||Number of Seats|
|IIM Ahmedabad||385||IIM Bangalore||382|
|IIM Calcutta||462||IIM Lucknow||419|
|IIM Indore||450||IIM Kozhikode||375|
|IIM Shillong||120||IIM Ranchi||120|
|IIM Rohtak||120||IIM Raipur||120|
|IIM Trichy||102||IIM Udaipur||120|
|IIM Kashipur||90||IIM Nagpur||60|
|IIM Vishakhapatnam||60||IIM Sambalpur||60|
|IIM Sirmaur||60||IIM Jammu||--|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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