CAT 2018 Latest News and Updates
Sreetama Datta, 30 Nov 2018, #CAT

CAT 2018 Latest News and Updates - IIM Calcutta has 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: November 30, 2018

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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. 

Read More: CAT 2018 Mock Test

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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