CAT 2018 Notification – Important Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admission Process, and Contact Details

CAT 2018 Notification

On 6th of August 2018, Indian Institutes of Management announced CAT 2018 Notification to declare CAT exam dates and other relevant details.

According to the CAT 2018 Notification, the registration for CAT will start from 8th August 2018 with the last date to apply to be 19th September 2018. The CAT exam date is set to take place on 5th November 2018.

This time CAT 2×018 exam will be conducted by IIM Calcutta for all across IIMs and Non-IIM institutions. In more than 140 cities CAT 2018 exam will be conducted.

In short, it is now the time for the aspirants to buckle up and start their application process for the much awaited CAT 2018 MBA entrance exam. The bugle for competition has already been blown.

Each year more than 2 lakhs aspirants apply for the CAT exam, and the applicants are increasing by the year. Therefore, the competition level will be extremely high to fight for a few thousand seats at IIMs and other coveted MBA schools.

So, to get you started on your journey to CAT 2018, we bring you all important details related to it. That includes eligibility criteria, important dates, syllabus, admission process and much more.

At the point you feel asking a question then you can do so using the comment section below. Our CAT counselors will be happy to help you.


CAT 2018 Important Dates

  • The start date for CAT 2018 Online Application: 8th August 2018
  • Last date: 19th September 2018
  • Admit card available for download: 24th October 2018
  • CAT 2018 Exam date: 25th November 2018 (Sunday)
  • CAT 2018 Result date: Second week of January 2019


Eligibility Criteria of CAT 2018

The eligibility criteria for CAT 2018 exam remains unchanged including relaxation to reserved categories.

  • Minimum 50 percent marks in Bachelor’s Degree (45 percent for SC, ST, and PwD categories)
  • Aspirants in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree are also eligible provided their prove their eligibility with minimum 50 percent marks (45% for reserved categories) within the stipulated time.
  • In the case of CGPA or grades, then it will be counted on the basis of percentage of marks conversion by your university/institution.
  • For detailed information about eligibility criteria and reservation refer to this link:


Exam Pattern and Syllabus for CAT 2018

Following is the CAT 2018 syllabus and exam pattern:

Section Topic Questions Weightage
Section 1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 24 MCQs and 10 Non-MCQs 34%
Section 2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 24 MCQs and 8 Non-MCQs 32%
Section 3. Quantitative Ability 24 MCQs and 10 Non-MCQs 34%

Total time: 180 minutes

Section time: 60 minutes for each section


CAT 2018 IIMs Admission Process

Following is give the step-by-step process for the admission process to IIMs:

  1. Apply for CAT
  2. Appear for CAT 2018 exam
  3. Wait for results
  4. After results check for cut-offs for all IIMs
  5. Apply to IIMs, where you meet the cut-off
  6. You will be called for the Second round
  7. Appear for the 2nd round of Written Exam
  8. If you qualify 2nd round then you will be called for the 3rd round
  9. Appear for the 3rd round of Group Discussion and Personal Interview
  10. Results will be notified on respective IIM website
  11. If you’re are listed in the shortlisted participants then,
  12. Pay your admission fee and confirm your admission


CAT 2018 Online Application Process

Step by step process for CAT 2018 online application given below:

  1. Visit this link:
  2. Click on “Click Here to Register” online button
  3. Register online and confirm
  4. Login on the above link using username and password created on 3rd step
  5. Fill up the form accurately
  6. Upload scanned copies of relevant documents, signature, and photo
  7. Pay your fee online and confirm
  8. Keep your username and password for future access


CAT 2018 Official Website:

Download CAT 2018 Notification PDF


Who will conduct CAT 2018?

IIM Calcutta

Following are the participating IIMs with their name, programmes and website addresses:

CAT 2018 Contact Information

For queries related to the application:

Toll-Free: 18002090830 – Monday to Saturday (9 am to 6 pm)


For general queries academic queries:

Phone No: 033-24679178 – Monday to Friday (9:30 am to 5:30 pm)


CAT 2018 Address:

CAT Centre, Admissions Office, IIM Calcutta

Diamond Harbour Road, Joka Kolkata 700104

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