CAT 2018 – Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Last date to Apply

Nowadays, a countless candidates who have aspired to pursue the Management course (Master of Business Administration) to observing globally requirement in the field of business management as the Management course is the premier process to reach on the highest peak. But, only those candidates who will be appear in the Common Admission Test (CAT), will be considered to admission for the management course on the basis of their performance or scores as the CAT is prominently mandatory to MBA Admission.

Latest Notifications

Updated as on September 25, 2018: It is gospel for the applicant who was seeking new updates on CAT Exam 2018. The Indian Institutes of Management is going to conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT -2018) on November 25th, 2018 in two sessions. Registration for CAT 2018 to closes on dated Sep 26, 2018 (5:00 PM), Wednesday.Find the details here.

Important dates and Time Table for CAT 2018

Events Name Dates
Registration opens August 08, 2018
Registration closes September 19, 2018 (5:00 pm)
Admit card download: October 24 – November 25, 2018
Test Date November 25, 2018
Result declaration Second week of January, 2019. Yet to confirm

Those who had uploaded blurred photograph during registration are given a chance to correct own mistakes. However, last date for re-upload the photograph is September 30, 2018, the process to be started from September 27, 2018 (10 AM) to September 30, 2018 (5PM).  Remember, this facility is applicable only for who has been paid application registration fee.

CAT Exam happens at around 147 test cities Centre. Candidates can select preferred location / city for entrance exam.

What is CAT (Common Admission Test)?

Common Admission Test is a premier selection process to admission the candidates in Master of Business Administration ( MBA) in which Group Discussions, Written Ability Test, Personal Interview and scores are comprised that is called CAT.

The Common Admission Test is a computer based competitive test which is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management every year for selecting a candidate to business admission programs across India. The CAT examination is divided into three parts- Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Comprehension, Data presentation and Logical Reasoning and the questions are asked by candidates on the basis of these three sections in which various topics are comprised.

Paper Patterns

Details of syllabus with all sections have been maintained below:

Quantitative Ability Verbal Ability and Comprehension Data presentation and Logical Reasoning
Arithmetic Comprehension Logical Reasoning
Geometry Verbal Logic Data Interpretation, Sufficiency
Commercial Mathematics Vocabulary  
Miscellaneous Grammar Correction  

Standard 12 th based mathematics questions are enquired to students from Quantitative Ability in which various topics like Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Commercial Mathematics are comprised whereby solved under the scheduled time.

The Data presentation and Logical Reasoning section comprises of questions which are asked based on the given data like graphs, charts, tables and paragraphs.

Standard English grammar, Verbal Logic questions test the candidate's knowledge of arranging paragraphs in a logical order are comprised in Verbal Ability section and logical reasoning section

Application Fee

Applicants belonging under Other Backward Classes and general category have to paid Rs.1900/ as registration fee while for SC/ST/and Person with Disability categories Rs. 950/ have been scheduled as registration fee. The fees for registration are submitted by online mode.

Admission process

The admission process is based on the scores /ranks. Candidates who acquired the sectional cut-offs along with overall cut-offs in the written test is called for Group Discussion / Personal Interview by Indian Institutes of Management.


General categories candidates who have craved to appear in CAT exam must have Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks issued by any of recognized Board or University.

Whereas, candidates belonging under Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Able (DA) category those have pursue to appear in CAT with purpose to admission in business management, must have Bachelor’s Degree with 45 % marks issued by any of one recognized Board  or Universities.

If the candidate is in the final year of the graduation course then they can also appear in CAT examination.


The total duration for the CAT exam has been scheduled for 180 minutes with 100 questions. 

Suggestion: Candidates are given 4 marks in the examination for each correct answer while negative mark is given for every wrong answer. 

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