CAT 2018 Live Updates
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CAT 2018 Live Updates - CAT 2018 was conducted on November 25, 2018, in two slots by Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C). CAT 2018 was held in computer-based mode across 374 exam centres in 147 cities in the country. The first slot for CAT 2019 was held from 9 am to 12 noon. The second slot was scheduled between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm. As per IIM Calcutta, as many as 2.41 lakh candidates had applied for CAT 2018. Candidates appearing for CAT had to report at their respective exam centres at least two hours prior to the commencement of the examination. Careers360 brings to you the CAT 2018 live updates for both the slots.

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CAT 2018 - Exam Centre Reporting Schedule

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7.30 AM

8.45 AM

9.00 AM - 12.00 PM


1.00 PM

2.15 PM

2.30 PM - 5.30 PM

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Live Updates from CAT 2018 Examination Centre

5.30 PM: CAT 2019 Slot 2 ended. Candidates come out of the centre heaving sighs of relief, discussing the questions with fellow test takers and estimating their percentiles.

2.30 PM: CAT 2019 Slot 2 has commenced.

2.15 PM: Entry to the exam centre has closed.

1 PM: Entry for the second slot has begun, no bags and mobile phones allowed

12. 30 PM: Candidates for the second slot of CAT 2018 have started arriving at the exam centres. Candidates will be allowed to enter from 1 PM. Entry for slot 2 of CAT 2019 closes at 2.14 PM

12 Noon: CAT 2018 Slot 1 completed

9.20 AM: Late comers have been denied entry into the centre.

9 AM: CAT 2018 Slot 1 has commenced. 

8.50 AM: Late comers are still being allowed to enter the exam centre. Candidates who have jewellry on them have been asked to remove the same before entering the exam centre.

8.45 AM: Gates to the exam centres have been closed as per schedule.

8.40 AM: Centre official are announcing on microphones for last entries.

8.15 AM: Entry to the examination centre has started. 

8 AM: Students have been asked to deposit their baggage mobile phones and shoes outside their examination hall before entering. There is a special counter for depositing mobile phones. 

7.30 AM: As there are very few candidates, there has been a confusion about the entry to the examination centre. 

7 AM: Students have started reporting at the exam centre.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CAT 2018 was held for a duration of three hours. Candidates have to answer 100 multiple choice questions which is divided into three sections such as Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). As per the marking scheme prescribed by IIM Calcutta, each correct answer will be given 3 marks while 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. Candidates must note that negative marking will not be applicable for Non- MCQ questions in CAT 2018. 

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