CAT Important Dates 2018

CAT Important DatesCAT Important Dates 2018 - The important dates of CAT 2018 are expected to be released by IIM Calcutta, the conducting body of the exam, in the last week of July. Prof. Sumanta Basu will be exam convener this year. As per last year’s important dates, the application process is likely to begin in the second week of August to continue until the last week of September. Candidates who successfully register for the exam along with the application fee will be able to download the admit card of CAT 2018 in the last week of October. CAT or Common Admission Test is a national-level management entrance test conducted by the IIMs every year on a rotational basis. According to the CAT important dates 2018, the exam will be conducted on November 25, 2018 (Sunday) in online mode. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam must check all the important dates of CAT 2018 and other relevant information before applying. This article explains the same.


CAT 2018 Important Dates



CAT 2018 Notification

Fourth week of July 2018

CAT 2018 application commencement

Second week of August 2018

CAT 2018 last date of application

Fourth week of September 2018

CAT 2018 application correction window

Fourth week of September 2018

Admit Card

Fourth week of October 2018

CAT 2018 Mock Test Release

Fourth week of October 2018

CAT 2018 Exam

November 25, 2018, Sunday (Two Slots)

Answer Key

First week of December 2018

CAT 2018 Result

First week of January 2019

CAT 2018 Selection Procedure

April-June 2019

Highlights of CAT Important Dates 2018


All the above-mentioned events of CAT 2018 in detail are explained below to provide a better understanding of the exam to the candidates.

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CAT 2018 Registration: IIMs are expected to release the application form of CAT 2018 online from the second week of August 2018. Before filling the application form, aspirants would need to register for the exam by visiting the official website of CAT 2018. Candidates who successfully register for the exam will get login credentials to through which they will have to log in and fill in the application form by entering the asked details, uploading the photograph, signature and other necessary documents and payment of application fee. A small window of three days will also be given to the candidates in the last week of September to edit the application form. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria for CAT 2018 before applying.


CAT 2018 Admit Card: Candidates who successfully submit the application form along with application fee will be able to download the admit card for CAT 2018 exam from the last week of October 2018. The steps to download the admit card will be provided here once it’s available or candidates would be able to download the same through official CAT website.


CAT 2018 Exam: The official date for CAT 2018 exam is November 25, 2018, Sunday. The exam is expected to be conducted in online mode in two sessions same as the last year.


CAT 2018 Result: IIMs will most probably declare the result of CAT 2018 in the first week of January 2019. The result of last year's exam was declared on January 8. The CAT 2018 result will be declared in the form of scorecard which will carry the overall and sectional scores of the candidates. The same can be downloaded from the official website.

Last year, IIMs allowed the test takers to submit their objections to the question paper and the answer key. It would be interesting to see if they do the same this year.


CAT 2018 Selection Procedure: The selection procedure of CAT 2018 is expected to start in the month of March and likely to continue till May 2019. The selection procedure at IIMs includes Writing Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).  will be conducted from March-May. The courses commence from July.


Last year, around 2,31,000 candidates had applied for the test and 1,99,632 candidates appeared for it. Around 4,000 seats are offered by 20 IIMs. Apart from IIMs, over 100 B-schools across India, both from private as well as public ownership accept CAT scores for admission to their flagship management programmes.

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