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CAT 2018 Exam Date (Released)- Check CAT Exam Schedule

Updated On - November 22nd 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

IIM Calcutta has released CAT 2018 Exam Dates. This year, the Common Admission Test is scheduled for November 25, 2018 (Sunday). The detailed official notification for CAT 2018 was released on July 29 at Like previous years, it will be conducted on a single day in 2 sessions (morning and afternoon).

  • Application Mode: Online (concluded)
  • Expected Registration: nearly 3 lakh – Check CAT Cut off
  • Eligibiity: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks
  • Mode of Exam: Computer based mode
  • Exam Centers: Approx. 144 cities – Check CAT 2018 Exam Centers

This is the first time in 9 years that IIMs has released the exam date for CAT in May 2018. Earlier the date was released along with official notification in July/August. Declaring the exam date early will give the aspirants ample amount of time for preparation. Download free Sample Papers for CAT

Note: IIMs reserve the right to change CAT exam date in case of exceptional circumstances. Until a change in the schedule is announced by the IIMs, the management examination will be conducted in November 25 in online mode.

CAT 2018 Registration

  • The application forms for CAT 2018 will be released from August 8, 2018, register at official website i.e.
  • The registration will be done online till September 19, 2018.
  • Candidates need a valid email ID and phone number for registration.
  • A unique registration ID and login password will be sent to the email ID and phone number used in registration.
  • These credentials can be used to fill CAT application form, download the admit card, and access the result later.

CAT 2018: Registration Dates

Release of NotificationJuly 29, 2018
Registration StartsAugust 8,2018
Registration EndsSeptember 26, 2018
Form Correction WindowSeptember 27- September 30, 2018

CheckCAT Eligibility Criteria

CAT 2018 Admit Card (Released)

CAT Admit Card will be released from October 24, 2018 onwards. The document acts as an identity document that must be produced as and when asked on the exam date. 

Release of Admit CardOctober 24, 2018
Release of Official Mock TestOctober 20, 2018
CAT 2018 Exam DateNovember 25, 2018

Details in CAT Hall Ticket

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Registration Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Candidate’s Category
  • PwD Status
  • Date and Day of the Test
  • Test Time and Session
  • Test City and Centre
  • Test System Number
  • Set of Instructions for the Candidate

Note: Candidates must download CAT Admit Card and affix the same passport sized photograph as uploaded in the application form.

CAT 2018 Exam Day Schedule

  • CAT 2018 will be conducted on November 25.
  • The exam will be conducted in two sessions- forenoon and afternoon
  • The forenoon session is from 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM
  • The afternoon session is from 2:30 PM-5:30 PM
  • Candidates are supposed to reach the exam centers by 7:30 AM for forenoon session and 1:00 PM for afternoon session.
  • Entry at the exam centers will stop at 8:45 AM for forenoon session and 2:15 PM for afternoon session.

CAT Exam Pattern

cat exam pattern

CAT Exam Pattern Highlights
CAT Exam Date 2018November 25, 2018 
Number of sections3 (Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude)
Duration of exam180 minutes (60 minutes per section)
Number of questions100
CAT Exam Total Marks300
Language of paperEnglish
Number of answer choices4
Mode of examinationOnline
CAT Marking scheme+3 marks for correct answer -1 mark for incorrect answer

Find out CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CAT 2018 Result

CAT 2018 Result is expected in the 2nd week of January 2019. The conducting body of CAT 2018 will release the scorecards at the official website. An SMS will also be sent to all test-takers, informing them about their CAT Percentile. CAT Score is valid for 1 year. 

EventDate (tentative)
Result DeclarationJanuary 10, 2019
Selection Process StartsJanuary 11, 2019

The score card will contain the following information-

  1. Personal details name, contact details, CAT registration number, gender, date of birth, category, PwD status.
  2. Date and time of test
  3. Section wise scaled score and percentile
  4. Overall scaled score and percentile

DownloadCAT Results

Note: An sms of overall percentile scored will be sent to all the candidates on the registered phone number.

CAT 2018 Selection Process

  • Candidates will be selected by each IIM on the basis of CAT percentile, academic record, extracurricular, and work experience.
  • A personalized call letter will be sent to the selected candidates.
  • IIMs conduct Group Discussions (GD) and/or Written Ability Test (WAT) in the selection process.
  • All IIMs conduct a personal interview with each selected candidate.
  • Candidates have to clear all the rounds to convert into IIM(s).

Check detailedCAT Couselling Procedure

About CAT Exam

CAT or Common Admission Test is one of the top most MBA entrance exam across India. It is an all- India computer-based selection test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on rotational bases. Through this examination, candidates are admissions in 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools. Read more

*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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