The Common Admission Test is one of the largest entrance examinations in India. This examination will pave way for the students to get admission in some of the best managements institutes in the country. Every year lakhs of students participate in this examination. Going by the past trends, it is expected that more than 2 lakh candidates will register and apply for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018.
The CAT 2018 will be conducted by the top 6 IIMs namely– IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode. The 14 new or newest IIMs are not yet assigned with the responsibility to conduct CAT exam. TCS will be the testing partner for CAT 2018.
The CAT is a computer based exam of 3 hours duration with 100 questions divided in 3 sections and will be conducted in more than 140 test cities in India on a Sunday in two sessions – morning and afternoon, in the last week of November or first week of December 2018.
The CAT results will be announced on their official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can check their result on the official website using their name, registration number and roll number as provided in the admit card. All the candidates who will appear for the CAT 2018 examination are advised to check their scorecards from the official website. You can also keep on visiting this page as our team at Jagranjosh.com will keep on posting the latest updates.
On the basis of the CAT Result 2018 Cut-off list, that will come, the candidates will be short-listed for the second stage selection process that includes – Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. According to the latest report, the CAT 2018 exam might held in the month of November. If past trends are to be believed then the exam pattern of the CAT 2018 is likely to be very much similar to CAT 2017.
Last year, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow conducted the CAT 2017 exam. About 1,99,632 students have appeared for the common admission test in 2017 for admission to various management courses offered across 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country. According to the official press release, the IIM have conducted the CAT 2017 examination in approximately 140 cities. Candidates were given the option to select 4 Test Cities in order of preference. Test Cities and centres were assigned to the candidates after the last date for CAT 2017 registration.
Last year among the top 20 candidates who secured exceptionally well, two are female and three are non- engineers. It has been seen after very long time that two female candidates have managed to bag a position in top 20 list.
About Common Admission Test (CAT)
Common Admission Test (CAT 2018) is one of the competitive entrance examinations for pursuing postgraduate programs in Business Administration field. It is the entrance exam to get admission to 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and more than 100 B-schools located across India. This national level examination is conducted by the IIMs on the rotation basis. Every year a large number of candidates appear in the CAT examination and the count is increasing year by year.
Last 5 years of CAT exam
|CAT exam year||CAT convening IIM|
|2018||Ye to be announced|
The official notification was released in the month of July. Any graduate with minimum 50% (45% for reserved category) marks can apply for the CAT exam 2017. The CAT Exam is scheduled on November 26, 2017 and there is no change in the exam pattern and questions will most likely be distributed in three sections, including Verbal Reasoning (34), Quantitative Ability (34) and Data Interpretation (32). CAT syllabus is based upon basics of 10+2 curriculum. So it is imperative to go through NCERT books mentioned CAT 2017 Syllabus.
Important Dates: CAT Exam 2018
CAT MBA entrance exam always attracts the best of talent in India. The best talent of country aspires for IIMs which are highly ranked in imparting management education. Candidates who want to pursue their career in management and want to get admission in best IIMs know the importance of CAT MBA exam.
Return on investment at IIMs is very high. 2 years fee and other expenses at IIMs come to around Rs.15 to 21 lakhs. Top recruiters from India and the world eye these institutes for their placement season. The offered salary packages go as high as Rs.50 to 70 lakhs per annum to the students of IIMs, FMS. SPJIMR, MDI, among others who offer admission on the basis of CAT scores.
• CAT 2018 Notification date: July 28, 2018 (Tentative)
• CAT 2018 Registration start date: August 4, 2018 (Tentative)
• CAT 2018 Registration ends: September 20, 2018 (Tentative)
• CAT 2018 Admit card release date: October 25, 2018 (Tentative)
• CAT 2018 Exam date: November 25, 2018 (Tentative)
• CAT 2018 Result date: January 2019 second week (Tentative)
Key Facts About CAT 2018
• CAT 2018 exam is a computer based exam of 180 minutes duration with 100 questions
• One of the top 6 IIMs will convene CAT 2018 exam
• TCS – Tata Consultancy Services is the test taking agency for CAT exam 2018
• There are probable chances that high score in each of the 3 sections in CAT exam 2018 may lead to 1st stage admission shortlist for the 2019-21 batch in IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, JBIMS Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, TAPMI Manipal, BIMTECH Greater Noida, GIM Goa, Great Lakes Chennai, LIBA Chennai, IFMR Chennai, XIM Bhubaneswar among other top MBA colleges
• CAT 2018 MBA entrance exam is the low cost MBA entrance test as it provides admission opportunity in 20 IIMs with the CAT 2018 registration fee of Rs.1900/- for General candidates; Rs.1000/- for reserved category. CAT 2018 Registration and CAT exam application fee taken together comes to less than Rs.100 per IIM.
• CAT exam 2018 will lead to admission in top MBA colleges in India.
Importance of CAT 2018 Admit Card
The CAT admit Card is the most important and mandatory document for the candidate. The admit card contains all the important information about the examination and will make the candidate eligible to sit for the examination. Hence, we ask the candidates to download the softcopy and to keep two additional hard copies of the same to be on the safer side. Alternatively, candidates are also advised to take two or three printouts of the CAT Admit Card 2018. Candidates are also advised to carry a valid identity proof like passport, Aadhar Card, Voter ID or others.
Before You Download CAT Exam Hall Ticket
As mentioned earlier, CAT Admit Card is not only an important document but also makes a candidate eligible sit for the examination. Therefore, it is important the document from the official website of the institute i.e iimcat.ac.in.
The CAT 2018 admit card will be issued to those candidates only who have successfully completed their registration process for the examination.
In order to check if you have successfully registered for CAT 2018, please check the confirmation mail you would have received on your email ID. If you haven’t received the confirmation mail for CAT registration even after 24 hours, you should contact the CAT Help Desk and resolve any issue immediately. Any delay may cost you dearly in later stages.
Through Online Mode Only: The most important thing that CAT aspirants must keep in mind is that CAT Admit Card will be available only through online mode. This essentially means that no physical copy of CAT Admit card will be sent to the candidate’s home/communication address through posts. All the candidates who have registered for the CAT 2018 Exam need to download CAT Exam Hall Ticket from the official website.
User ID & Password: All the candidates who have successfully registered for CAT 2018 will require their User ID and Password (either self-set or system generated) for CAT Admit Card Login form. Using these credentials, they will be able to log into the system and download the CAT 2018 Admit Card.
CAT 2018 Registration Process
The institute issues Admit Card only to those candidates who have successfully managed to complete their registration process. Hence, registration for the examination is also compulsory to sit for CAT 2018. The aspirant can register themselves on the official website of the institute. Furthermore, the candidates must have some information handy while starting the CAT 2018 registration process such as a valid e-mail id, Full Name, Date of Birth and mobile number. The candidates must fill in the details carefully because if the information entered is incorrect, you cannot change it once submitted.
CAT 2018 Admit Card
Admit Card is the documents which make a candidate eligible to sit for an examination. The card contains all the important information about the examination such as as name of the candidate, date of test, test city, address of exam centre, candidate’s user ID. Aspirants can download the CAT 2018 Admit Card from the official website.
CAT 2018 Examination Schedule
CAT 2018 exam is going to be a 3 hours long exam which is divided into three sections, including Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal and Reading Comprehension. You are required to attempt each section in one hour and will not be allowed to switch between the three sections. The CAT 2018 exam will contain two types of questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and Non-MCQs (Subjective Questions).
Selection Procedure of IIM CAT 2018
After declaration of CAT result 2018, the IIMs will start the Selection procedure in the month of February. Each IIM conducts their selection rounds separately. However, in the last few years, some of the newer IIMs have been conducting their selection rounds together to make it easy for the students. Following IIMs are expected to select the same interview city:
• IIM Kashipur
• IIM Udaipur
• IIM Raipur
• IIM Tiruchirappalli
• IIM Rohtak
• IIM Ranchi