CAT 2018 Latest News and Updates
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CAT 2018 Latest News and Updates - IIM Calcutta has announced the CAT 2018 result on January 5, 2019. IIM Calcutta had announced the date of CAT result 2018 on January 2, 2019. Earlier, the IIM-C had released the CAT 2018 response sheet of the test takers on November 30, 2018, along with the question paper. Candidates should note that it is not the official answer key but only the response file which carries the responses registered by the candidates on the exam day. The official CAT 2018 answer key will be released in the first week of December 2018. On the basis of the response sheet, MBA coaching institute like T.I.M.E. and Career Launcher have released the answer key of CAT 2018 to help the candidates to estimate their score. CAT or the Common Admission Test 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25. 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. The exam was announced CAT on July 29, 2018, and the exam was held in 374 centres in 147 cities across India on Sunday, November 25, 2018, in forenoon and afternoon slots.

The application process for CAT had commenced from August 8, 2018, and ended 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.

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The number of cities for CAT 2018 exam centres is 147 in 374 test centres. 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.

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Date: January 5, 2019

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The CAT 2018 result has been announced on January 5, 2019, at 10 am. Although the result was scheduled to be announced at 1 PM, the timing has been preponed. Candidates can check their CAT 2018 result by logging in to the official website of CAT with their credentials to download the CAT 2018 scorecard.

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Read More: CAT 2018 Result Announced on January 5, Check How to Download Scorecard

Date: January 2, 2019
IIM Calcutta has announced the date of CAT result declaration. According to the official notification of CAT 208, the result of CAT 2018 will be declared on January 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Find here how to check to CAT 2018 results.

Read More: CAT 2018 result to be declared on January 5, 2019

Date: November 30, 2018
IIM Calcutta released the CAT 2018 response sheet of the test takers on November 30, 2018, which includes the questions as well. Candidates need to login using their ID and Password to download the HTML file from the official website. It should be noted that it is not the answer key but only the responses provided by the CAT 2018 test takers. The CAT 2018 answer key will be released in the first week of December 2018.

Read More: CAT 2018 response sheet file

Click here to check CAT answer key 2018 by T.I.M.E.

Click here to check CAT 2018 answer key by Career Launcher


Date: November 25, 2018
IIM Calcutta conducted the CAT 2018 on November 25, 2018, in two slots. The first slot was conducted from 9 AM to 12 noon. The entry started two hours prior to the exam timing and ended 15 minutes before the exam.  The second slot was conducted from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. 

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Date: October 24, 2018
The admit card of CAT 2018 has been released on October 24, 2018. Candidates have to login to the official website in order to download the admit card of CAT 2018. Along with details such as candidate name, roll number and CAT exam centre, in a first, the Google Maps link of the test centre has also been provided. The instructions stated in the admit card have to be followed for the exam day and later.

Read More: IIM Calcutta releases CAT 2018 Admit Card at 1 PM on October 24

Date: October 22, 2018
CAT 2018 Admit Card will be released by IIM Lucknow on the official website of the exam on October 24, 2018, Wednesday, at 1:00 PM. Candidates can login to the official website with their CAT 2018 user ID and Password to download the admit card. 

Read More: CAT 2018 Admit Card to be released on October 24; Know how to download

Date: October 17, 2018
IIM Calcutta has released the official CAT 2018 mock test. This time, they released two mock tests, one for General candidates, and the other one for candidates with visual impairment. 

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Date: September 26, 2018
Instead of 5 PM, the deadline to submit CAT 2018 application was extended till 11.59 PM. The CAT officials intimated the registered candidates through email and the official website has been updated with the information as well.

Read more: CAT 2018 application process ends on September 26 at 11.59 PM

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.

Read more: CAT 2018 registration closure date extends to September 26 until 5 pm 


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.

Read more: CAT 2018 application process begins from August 8


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.

Read more: IIM Calcutta releases CAT 2018 Notification, Application to begin on August 8 

 


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.

Read more: IIM Calcutta to conduct CAT 2018 dated November 25


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.

Read more: CAT 2018 scheduled on November 25, details expected in July-August

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Anupam Kumar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

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i m going to start my preparation for cat 2021. i dont want to join an institution for this so tell me how can i prepar for it to crack the cat.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019
CAT is an online examination of 3 hours duration.The questions in the exam will be of MCQ and TITA type totaling 100 questions. MCQ are multiple choice questions, for which candidates get multiple answer choices. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. However Type in the Answer questions are exempted from Negative Marking.

CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.

First things first, know the syllabus. And go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections.Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months because even Rome wasnt built in a day.


NCERT books will sharpen your basics and you need strong basics for preparing for any entrance examination. Once your basics are in place, because the time period for preparation is quite less, your preparation should be extensive and thorough.

Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.

Preparation tips:

Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.


In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.

Preparation tips:

Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.

Preparation tips:

As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months


We can recommend a few books for you:

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Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Saxena

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum for CAT by Sarvesh Sharma

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Abhijit Guha


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i am to going start my preparation for cat 2021 , can you please tell me a better institution for coaching in delhi?

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Hey there

for CAT preparation there are a lots of institutes in delhi but out of them only a few is worth joining. TIME and career launcher are undoubtedly good brands and give extraordinary results but alchemist and MBA Guru are also good as they pay more individual attention than the big brands.

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I am a SC category student. My Academic record is 83.60% (10th), 68.46% (12th) and 2.41/4.00 (Graduation). What should be my CAT score to get a call from FMS Delhi ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

FMS or the red building of dream as they say is one of the most sought after management schools in our country. To get a call from such an institution with so much of competition is not an easy task. Even with the SC reservation you have to score a minimum of 98 percentile to get a call from FMS due to limited number of seats and such a high competition.

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