CAT Important Dates 2018
Vikas Gaur, 24 Oct 2018, #CAT

CAT Important Dates 2018 - IIM Calcutta released the important dates of CAT 2018 along with the official notification of CAT 2018 on July 29. As per the CAT 2018 important dates, the application procedure for CAT 2018 started on August 8 and concluded on September 26, 2018 (11:59 PM). Option to change the improper/blur photographs in the submitted application forms was available from September 27 (10 AM) to September 30 (5 PM). The admit card of CAT 2018 has been released on October 24. Candidates can download the same from the official website. Candidates can also take the CAT online mock test which has been released on October 17, 2018. Prof. Sumanta Basu is the exam convener this year. 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. This article explains the same.
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CAT 2018 Important Dates



CAT 2018 Notification

July 29, 2018

CAT 2018 application commencement

August 8, 2018

CAT 2018 last date of application

September 26, 2018 (till 11:59 PM)

Re-upload of improper photograph in CAT 2018 application

September 27 (10 AM) to September 30 (5 PM)

Admit Card

October 24, 2018 (1 PM onwards) - Released

CAT 2018 Mock Test Released

October 17, 2018

CAT 2018 Exam

November 25, 2018, Sunday (Two Slots)

Answer Key

First week of December 2018

CAT 2018 Result

Second week of January 2019

CAT 2018 Selection Procedure

April-June 2019


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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.

CAT 2018 Registration: IIM Calcutta released the application form of CAT 2018 online on August 8, 2018. Before filling the application form, aspirants had to register for the exam by visiting the official website of CAT 2018. Candidates who successfully registered for the exam received the login credentials through which they could 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 was also given to the registered candidates from September 27  (10 AM) to September 30 (5 PM) to re-upload their photograph in case they uploaded blurred photograph previously in the CAT application form. The last date to fill the application form for CAT was September 26, 2018 (11:59 PM).

CAT 2018 Admit Card: Candidates who successfully submitted the application form along with application fee can download the admit card of CAT 2018. It has been released on October 24, 2018, 1 PM. The admit card will be available till the exam day. Candidates can download the admit card from the official CAT website.

CAT 2018 Exam: The official date for CAT 2018 exam is November 25, 2018, Sunday. The exam will be conducted in online mode in two sessions same as the last year. The mock test of CAT 2018 has been released on October 17, 2018, for candidates to know the exam pattern and navigation features of the actual CAT exam.

CAT 2018 Result: IIMs will most probably declare the result of CAT 2018 in the second 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 2019.

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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