CAT 2018 Exam Notification OUT – Important Dates, Application Process, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

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CAT 2018 Exam Notification OUT – Important Dates, Application Process, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

CAT 2018 Exam Notification will release tomorrow (29th July) on the official website. However, it is already out on news websites like LiveMint. The exam will be held on 25th November 2018 in two slots. This examination is one of the toughest examinations to take admissions in Management Schools of India. Candidates have to register and fill the CAT 2018 Application form online to enroll themselves for CAT 2018. However, you can fully complete your CAT 2018 Preparation with an offline coaching or the Best Online CAT Coaching from now on, keeping November as the month of the exam in mind.


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CAT 2018 Exam Important Dates

CAT 2018 Notification Release Date 29th July
CAT 2018 Apply Online Starting Date 8th August
CAT Application Form 2018 Last Date to apply 19th September
CAT 2018 Admit Card Release Date 24th October
CAT 2018 Exam Date 25th November
CAT 2018 Result Date Second Week of January 2018

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CAT 2018 Exam Notification OUT

Official CAT 2018 Notification Download Here

CAT 2018 Exam Important Information

1) Registration for CAT 2018 will open on 8th August 2018 and will close on 19th September 2018.

2) CAT 2018 will be conducted in Test Centres spread across approximately 140 Test Cities.

3) Candidates will be given the option to select 4 Test Cities in order of preference. Test Cities and Centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2018 registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration. The authorities will try our best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted to an alternate city. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.

4) Candidates must pay the registration fee through online payment modes only, which include credit cards, debit cards, and net banking.

5) After submission of Application, candidates will be permitted to download their Admit Card from 24th October 2018 onwards, till the date of the test.

6) The duration of the CAT 2018 Exam will be 180 minutes.

7) There will be three sections in CAT 2018 Exam:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability

8) Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers will have
to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will clearly explain this. Also, we will allow a use of a basic on-screen calculator for computation.

9) Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they
cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

10) Tutorial to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from 17th October 2018. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials, available on the website, well in advance.

11) The website contains a section on Frequently asked Questions (FAQ), which addresses candidates’ queries regarding CAT 2018.

12) Candidates may also contact the CAT helpdesk over email or phone.

CAT 2018 Exam Helpdesk number: 1800-2663-549

CAT 2018 Exam Helpdesk Email: [email protected]

Information on mainstream media for CAT 2018 Exam

Economic Times

Download Official Media Release for CAT 2018 Here

CAT 2018 Exam Eligibility

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Percentage obtained in bachelor’s degree would be calculated on the basis of practice followed by the concerned university/institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion would be based on the process defined by the concerned university/ institution.
  • In absence of any percentage conversion scheme, candidate’s CGPA will be divided by maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply for CAT.
  •  Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

Candidates applying for CAT 2018 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks*
  • Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage*.
  • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*.

SC / ST / PWD candidates should have a minimum of 45%. For General and NC-OBC candidates, a minimum is 50%.
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In a case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to a percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ Institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

Download CAT 2018 Exam Official Eligibility Notification

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Quantitative Ability
1. Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based) 1. Caselets and Tables 1. Number Systems
2. Grammar or English Usage 2. Bar Graphs and Column Graphs 2. LCM & HCF
3. Sentence Correction 3. Venn Diagrams 3. Profit, Loss & Discount
4. Fill in the blanks 4. Line Charts & Pie Chart 4. Percentages
5. Parajumbles (Basic RulesExtra tips) 5. Combination of two or more types linked to each other 5. Speed, Time & Distance
6. Analogies and Reverse Analogies 6. Number and Letter Series 6. Time & Work
7. Meaning/Usage Match 7. Calendars, Cubes and Clocks 7. Simple & Compound Interest
8. Verbal Reasoning 8. Binary Logic 8. Ratio & Proportion
9. Summary Questions 9. Seating Arrangement 9. Averages
10. Reading Comprehension 10. Syllogism 10. Quadratic & Linear Equations
11. Facts Inferences Judgments 11. Logical Connectives 11. Complex Numbers
12. Assumptions and Inferences 12. Matching 12. Logarithm
13. Different Categories of Passages 13. Coding – Decoding 13. Binomial Theorem
14. Writing Styles 14. Direction Sense 14. Sequences & Series
15. Tone of Writing 15. Data Sufficiency 15. Surds & Indices
16. Types of Questions 16. Blood Relations 16. Inequalities
17. Reading Skills 17. Approximation of Values 17. Probability, Permutation and Combination
18. Types of Passages 18. Games and Tournaments (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) 18. Set Theory
19. Accuracy in RC 19. Sequential Output / Input-Output 19. Functions & Geometry
20. RC – The Game of Thrones Way 20. Logical Grouping 20. Mixtures & Allegations
21. Punctuations 21. Matchstick / Coin picking based problems 21. Trigonometry
22. Parts of Speech in English 22. Order and Ranking 22. Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration
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CAT 2018 Registration Process

Read the below-given information to enrich your knowledge about the procedure to register for CAT 2018 details including commencement of the application form, application fee, documental needs, etc.

  • The most probable time for the opening of online CAT 2018 registration window is the second week of August 2018.
  • The third week of September 2018 is considered to be the last date for CAT 2018
  • The candidates need to upload their image and signature in JPEG/JPG format according to the dimensions shown in the below table:
Image Dimension Size
Photograph 30mm X 45mm 80 KB
Signature 80mm X 35mm 80KB


  • The candidates need to upload the category certificate too while filling the CAT 2018 application form to avail the benefits.
  • The candidates will have to select four (4) test cities according to their preferences and convenience.
  • Candidates should get the printout of their completed CAT 2018 application form for the further reference.

Registration Fee:

  • Candidates need to pay their registration fee along with the application form through online payment modes via Credit card/ Debit Card or Net Banking etc.
  • Go through below mentioned table to know CAT 2018 Application fee:
Category Fee
Gen & other categories Rs. 1900 + Transaction Procession Fee
SC, ST, and PWD Rs. 950 + Transaction Procession Fee


How to do CAT 2018 Online Registration?

  • Visit the Official website of CAT i.e.
  • Look for CAT Notification
  • Click on Apply Online for CAT 2018 Examination
  • Go through all the instructions mentioned carefully before filling up the form.
  • Fill all the asked details and check it carefully
  • Upload scanned copy of Photograph, Signature, Supporting documents
  • Submit the CAT 2018 Application Form
  • Take out a hard copy of the form


Scoring and Equating Process – Normalization of Scores in CAT 2018

CAT 2018 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The Normalization process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections. The scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting
For reporting purposes, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published.
The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India, such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalization across sections, we shall use the percentile equivalence.

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