CAT 2018 Application Form, Eligibility, Important Dates


CAT 2018: Indian Institutes of Management conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission in post graduate management courses in various management institutes of the country. CAT is national level entrance test. It is one of the popular exam among the students who are seeking management courses. Application form for CAT 2018 will be invited probably in the month of August, 2018 and entrance test to be held in the month of December, 2018. Information in respect of CAT 2018 registration, eligibility criteria, guidelines to apply, exam pattern and syllabus are summarized herein below.

CAT 2018 Important Dates

The tentative examination schedule for CAT 2018 is mentioned below. The candidates can prepare according to the date provided here.



Exam Events Exam Dates


1. CAT 2018 notification July, 2018
2. Online application form will be invited August, 2018
3. Cut-off date for submitting application September, 2018
4. CAT admit card October, 2018
5. Entrance exam date December, 2018
6. Answer keys availability December, 2018
7. Result declaration January, 2019 

CAT Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for appearing in the CAT 2018 are listed below:

  • Candidate must be a graduate in any stream from a recognised University.
  • He/she should have obtain 50% marks aggregate (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).
  • A person who is appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam will also be eligible subject to submission of the certificate later.
  • Candidates seeking relaxation are required to produce necessary documents in support of the claim.

CAT 2018 Application Form

  • Before filling online application form, candidates must ensure their eligibility as per the criteria stated above.
  • Application form will be available in the month of August, 2018.
  • Registration for CAT 2018 will be done at the link provided at official website.
  • After registration, candidate will get User ID and Password.
  • Fill all the details in the application form with due correctness.
  • Upload the photograph and signature with required specifications.
  • Pay the necessary application fee and submit the application.
  • Take printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee

  • General/OBC candidates will have to pay Rs.1700/- as application fee.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category will be required to pay Rs.850/- as application fee.
  • Fee payment can be done using Debit/Credit card and Net Banking.
  • Application fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

CAT Exam Pattern

It is important to know the exam pattern before appearing in the any examination. The important points of the CAT 2018 examination pattern are:

  • The CAT examination will be held in online mode i.e. Computer Based Test.
  • The question paper will be objective type.
  • There will be total 100 questions in the exam.
  • The duration of the CAT exam will be 00 hours.
  • Each question will carry 3 marks.
  • Penalty will be imposed for wrong attempt and 1 mark will be deducted.
  • The question paper will have three sections as Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.
  • The question paper will be as per the following chart:
Subject Section Number of Questions Marks Duration

(in Minutes)

Quantitative Ability 34 102 60
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 96 60
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 102 60
Total 100 300 180

CAT Syllabus

There is no as such syllabus to be followed. However, questions will be based on Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. Candidates are required to be prepared according to these subjects. There are lots of books in the market which will be helpful to the aspirants. Solve the previous year paper.

CAT 2018 Admit Card
  • The candidates who have successfully submitted the application form will receive admit through online mode.
  • The admit card will be available in the month of October, 2018.
  • Candidates have to download the same from official website.
  • The concerned authority will not send hard copy of the admit card to anybody via post.
CAT 2018 Result

CAT 2018 result will be announced most probably in the month of January, 2019. Candidates can check their result on official website by using user ID and Password. Candidates should take printout of the result. The necessary update in this regard will be made available here.

CAT 2018 Admission

After announcement of the result/score card, candidates are required to approach the desired institute for admission. Each institute has its own procedure to admit students. Candidates have to score high to secure their admission. On the basis of performance in written exam and Group Discussion/Interview/Counselling, final admission will be completed.

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