CAT 2018 Latest News and Updates - CAT or the Common Admission Test 2018 is being conducted by IIM Calcutta. The biggest MBA entrance exam with over two lakh test takers is the gateway to admissions in 20 IIMs with over 4000 seats and more than 100 B-schools across India. IIM Calcutta has announced CAT on July 29, 2018, and the exam will be held in 147 cities across India on Sunday, November 25, 2018, in forenoon and afternoon slots.
The application process for CAT has commenced from August 8, 2018, and will end on September 26. The application fee was increased from Rs. 1800 to Rs. 1900 for General and NC-OBC category candidates and Rs. 900 to Rs. 950 for reserved category candidates.
The number of cities for CAT 2018 exam centres is 147. Last year the test was conducted in 140 cities. CAT 2018 exam pattern has remained the same as last year. Careers360 brings to you CAT 2018 latest news and updates for the aspirants to keep an eye on each event of the test.
CAT 2018 Latest News and Updates
Date: September 18, 2018
A day prior to the original CAT 2018 application deadline, IIM Calcutta extended the last date of application till September 26, 2018. The original application deadline was September 19, 2018. It was also announced in the official website that the candidates who have uploaded improper/blur photograph, could re-upload their photograph from September 27, 10 AM to September 30, till 5 PM. Only candidates who have applied by paying the application fee would be eligible for this.
Date: August 26, 2018
The official website of CAT 2018 and the online application form was not accessible from August 26, 2018, 10 PM to August 27, 2018, 7 AM. The reason for this was not stated by the CAT 2018 officials.
Date: August 8, 2018
The application process for CAT 2018 begins on August 8, 2018. The last date to apply is September 19, 2018. The application process is completely online and the application fee has increased from that of last year.
Date: July 28, 2018
IIM Calcutta releases the official notification for CAT 2018 through a press release. The CAT 2018 notification was also released on national dailies on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The notification mentioned the important dates, application process, fee and exam cities details.
Date: May 16, 2018
IIM Calcutta will conduct CAT 2018. Prof. Sumanta Basu, Chairperson Admission of the institute is the CAT 2018 Convenor. Prior to 2018, IIM Calcutta had conducted the computer-based CAT in the year 2011.
Date: May 9, 2018
IIM Lucknow, the CAT conducting body for last year announces the CAT 2018 exam date, which is Sunday, November 25, 2018. The official notification and details would be released during July/August 2018.