CAT 2018 Notification released; Applications to start from August 8
CAT 2018 Notification - IIM Calcutta has released the official CAT 2018 notification on July 29, 2018. Like every year, the official notification was released in all the national dailies. The exam CAT 2018 will be conducted on Sunday, November 25. As per the official CAT 2018 notification, the registration for CAT 2018 will start from August 8 and will continue until September 19.
Prof. Sumanta Basu, the exam convener this year, has said that "Candidates will be given the option to select 4 test cities in order of preference. 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." CAT is the gateway to admission at 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India. Last year, the CAT notification was released on July 30, 2017 and the exam was held on November 26, 2017.
The CAT 2018 Convenor Prof. Sumanta Basu has not mentioned any change regarding the CAT exam pattern or window. According to him, after the CAT committee reviews the past year’s CAT, they would take a decision on whether to introduce any change or not. The expected timeline for CAT 2018 is given in the below table.
CAT 2018 Notification - Timeline
Below are the CAT 2018 important dates. The CAT 2018 registration starts from August 8 and continue September 19. Aspirants may take a look at the CAT 2018 important dates below.
CAT 2018 Important Dates
Official notification of CAT 2018
July 29, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration Commencement
August 8, 2018
Last date of CAT 2018 Registration
September 19, 2018
CAT 2018 Admit Card
October 24, 2018
CAT 2018 exam
November 25, 2018
CAT 2018 result
Second week of January 2019
There are three sections in CAT on the basis of which candidates’ aptitude is tested. The three sections are Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each section is of 60 minutes duration making the total duration to be three hours or 180 minutes. The structure and pattern of the test is given in the table below.
Number of Questions
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
The questions are objective, multiple choice type. Some of the questions are non-MCQs or Type in the answer (TITA) type. Each question carries three marks and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of one mark. There is no negative marking scheme for non-MCQs and unattempted questions.
IIM Calcutta had conducted CAT earlier in the year 2011 and introduced several changes in the exam pattern. This year, the institute has kept the exam pattern same as last year.
This is the last year of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to be the CAT testing partner as the five year contract is getting exhausted this year. Last year, out of 2,31,000 applications, as many as 1,99,632 candidates took the test which was conducted across 140 cities and 28 states across India.
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95% in class 10 ,80.33 percentage in class 12 , 9.8 cgpa in graduation and 99.5+ percentile in CAT...is it enough to get a call from top IIM ?
Many Many Congratulations for such an outstanding scores in your exams and you have really performed very well in the Exams.
As you have asked for the top IIMs, with this much marks...First of all, I want to clear you that only CAT and graduation marks matters for them and rest all others are only for upgrading your CV profile during the call.
You have scored 99.5+ percentile in CAT, which is just excellent and surely you are going to get the calls from top IIMs for sure like IIM AHMEDABAD, IIM LUCKNOW, IIM BANGALORE, IIM CALCUTTA and many others.
You have performed very well and in return of it, you are getting an excellent college out of it.
I am providing you the link also where you can check all IIMs cut-offs for the final call to some student :
Hope that my answer helped you!!
Good Luck and Best wishes for your Future!!
my state rajasthan i got 557 mark ews cat rank 5448 any chance in state or aiq in neet
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I have 95 percentage in class 10 , 82.4 in class 12, 9.8 CGPA in BTech Marine Engineering, if I get above 98 percentile in CAT can I get into top IIM ?
Congratulations on your great academic records. But sadly that will only give you an added advantage but will not guarantee you a seat in top IIM. Also you have mentioned top IIMs, but you have not mentioned whether you wish to persue MBA from the old ones like Ahmedabad,Bangalore,Calcutta or the comperatively newer Lucknow,Kozhikode,Indore.
Sadly if you are general and you being an engineer, you need atleast a 99.2+ %ile to get into any of them along with performing exceptionally well in WAT-PI.
The diversity factors will help you in improving your overall score and also help you in your interviews (I believe), but you need a very high percentile to get admission in the IIMs.
Hope this helps!
which subject I should start preparing first in cat
Your complete CAT paper is divided into three major sections :-
*Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
*Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
But, it's not like first you prepare for one section and then for other and then for the last one rather you should start preparing for all the three section at the same time and for that you will need to make a routine and devote time for all the three sections and give more time to the section which is your weak for example if your attitude is weak then give more time to it
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Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers
*CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
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last tym 67%result but this tym 55%na then I didnt have chance to get mbbs seat and i got 395 (sc) telangana state. cat a also no chance ha ???
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks/rank for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then it suggests that with 395 marks you hold a low chance to get a seat in A category seats i. e government quota seats in private medical college
In Neet 2019, the lowest marks that got a seat in government quota seat in a private medical college state quota was 407 marks for sc category and it was for MAHAVIR INST OF MED SCI, VIKARABAD
With your marks you have chances for management seats in private medical college and deemed universities
To get the list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling