CAT 2018 Notification: Registration Starts From Aug 8, CAT 2018 Exam on Nov. 25
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CAT 2018 Notification: Registration Starts From Aug. 8, CAT Exam on Nov. 25

Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Kolkata, the organizing authority of Common Admission Test 2018 has released the CAT 2018 notification, the admission gateway to Indian 20 premium management schools – Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and many other top B-schools across India for the two year full time management programmes and Fellowship Programmes in Management.

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According to IIM media release, the IIMs will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT 2018) on Sunday, November 25, 2018, in two sessions while the registration will start from August 8, 2018.  CAT 2018 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. CAT 2018 Scores are allowed to be used by listed Non-IIM member institutions also for admission to their management programmes. A list of such institutions is provided on CAT website.

These programmes are –

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A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management

Institutes Programmes Website Addresses
IIM Amritsar PGP
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Calcutta PGP, PGDM
IIM Indore PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP
IIM Kozhikode PGP
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Sambalpur PGP
IIM Sirmaur PGP
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP

B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] in IIM Ahmedabad , IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM lndore, IIM Kashipur, IIM Kozhikode, lIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, RGIIM Shillong, IIM Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur.

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CAT 2018 Schedule

CAT 2018 Official Notification July 29, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration commencement Aug 8, 2018, Wednesday @
Last date of application Sep 19, 2018, Wednesday at 05:00 PM
The release of  Admit Card Oct 24, 2018, Wednesday 01:00 PM
CAT 2018 Entrance Exam Nov.25, 2018
Declaration of CAT 2018 Result Second week of January 2019 (tentative)

CAT 2018 Registration Fee

  • For SC, ST and PwD category candidates – INR 950
  • For all other categories of candidates – INR 1900.

According to CAT 2018 Notification, a candidate needs to pay the registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2018

As per CAT 2018 Notification, Candidates applying for CAT 2018 should fulfil any one of the following conditions:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any recognized University or educational institution or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected need to submit a certificate stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

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CAT 2018 Test Centres

CAT will be conducted in test centres spread across around 147 test cities. Candidates will be given option to select any four test cities in order of their preference.  The cities and centres will be assigned after September 19, Convenor-CAT 2018, Prof Sumanta Basu was quoted as saying in the statement.


  • As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC), and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).

Admission Process in IIMs

  • IIMs are independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes.
  • Performance in CAT 2018 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process.
  • IIMs may also use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process.
  • For more information, candidates must refer to the respective websites of the IlMs.

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All the very Best to CAT 2018 Aspirants. Here you got the details of CAT 2018 Notification – Eligibility Criteria, IIM’s Management Programs and Admission, CAT 2018 Application Fees, and other.

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