CAT 2018 Latest News and Updates

CAT Latest News and UpdatesCAT 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.

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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.

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Date: September 18, 2018

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 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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Which book is the best for lrdi section for cat? Except arun sharma

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Hey.The books that you can refer to other than Arun Sharma for LR DI section for CAT are-LRDI book by Nishit Sinha (Pearson Publications)Tata Mcgraw Hill booksTrishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reas...Read More

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Should i seperately apply to this college even if i hav applied for cat and xat ?


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I Have entered State OBC certificate instead of Central but i have both with me will it create any problems in getting admission in IIM ?

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Hi Raj,It won't create a problem as long as you have the original document to show at the time of final admission. All IIMs reserve a certain percentage of seats for NC-OBC, SC, ST, and PwD candidates...Read More

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Is there any chance to get an admission without giving any entrance exams such as cat mat

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Hi Akash! If you want to opt for a two-year full-time MBA programme, the admission at every B-School takes place on the basis of MBA entrance exam score. While CAT and MAT are the most commonly taken ...Read More
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I filled the form for CAT for the last year's exam but couldn't appear what do I select in the form for the question about have you appeared

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If you have not appeared for the test, then you should simply select No. It won't impact your application or admission chances in anyway.