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CAT 2018 Test Notification

Dear CAT 2018 Aspirants,

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India Entrance test conducted by IIMs. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and is a pre-requisite for selecting students for their business administration programs. This computer-based test is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to their 2-year full time postgraduate programs in management along with a few Executive programs and Fellowship programs in Management Click here to view the detailed list of programs. Other top Indian B-schools like IITs, FMS, S P Jain, MDI, and NITIE accept CAT test scores as part of their selection process.

The CAT 2017 exam was conducted on the 26th November 2017 in 140 cities by IIM Lucknow. For 2017, IIM Lucknow has conducted the test with TCS as the technology support partner. The CAT 2017 Convenor Professor Neeraj Dwivedi, IIM Lucknow PGP Admission Chairperson announced the notification on 30th July 2017. 

The official IIM CAT website (https://iimcat.ac.in/) is updated. The CAT 2018 exam to be held on Sunday, 25th November 2018.

New Important Announcement on IIM CAT website

  • CAT 2018 to be held on Sunday, 25th November 2018.
  • Notification to be released in July/August 2018.
  • IIMs reserves the right to change the date.
  • Click here to know more

CAT 2018 Test Registration Details

  As per CAT 2018 Notification
CAT Test Date 25th November, 2018
CAT-Number of Slots per day For 2017 - 2
CAT Eligibility Criteria For 2017 - Click here to check the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria.
CAT Exam Fees For 2017  - Rs 1,800/- for General & NC-OBC) candidates
Rs. 900/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
Payment Mode For 2017: Online only: Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking

CAT Conducting Body

For 2017: IIM Lucknow will conduct CAT 2017 with TCS as technology partner. Click here to visit IIM L website.

CAT Registration website www.iimcat.ac.in
CAT Registration Starts To be announced
CAT Application link To be announced
CAT Registration Ends To be announced

CAT Registration Process

For 2017: Click here to view the detailed registration process and apply now!

CAT Registration form Edit option To be announced
CAT Number of Test Cities For 2017: 140 as per media release. Click here to view all the test cities.
Number of Preferences for Test Cities For 2017: 4
Test Cities and Centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2017 registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration.
CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 140 test cities. Details about the test centres in these test cities will be available on IIM CAT website from 25th October, 2017 and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and/or change the test time and date at their own discretion.
CAT Admit Card Availability To be announced
CAT Result Declaration Date To be announced

CAT 2017 Test Structure and Pattern

  As per CAT 2017 Notification
CAT- Number of Sections 3 Sections
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning,
Section III: Quantitative Ability
Number of Questions per Section in CAT Not specified for CAT 2017.
As per CAT 2016 Slot 1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34 Questions(RC- 24, TITA- 10 VA), DI & LR: 32 Questions (Qs- 24, TITA- 8), Quantitative Ability: 34 Questions (Qs-27, TITA-7)
As per CAT 2016 Slot 2: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34 Questions(RC- 24, TITA- 10 VA), DI & LR: 32 Questions (Qs- 28, TITA- 4), Quantitative Ability: 34 Questions (Qs-27, TITA-7)
Total number of questions in CAT Not specified.
CAT Test Duration 180 minutes
Sectional Time Limits in CAT 60 minutes per section: Cannot Switch from 1 section to another
CAT Question Types TITA Question (‘Type in The Answer’ Questions without options) and MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Penalty for Incorrect Response in CAT One Mark for MCQs; ZERO for TITA Questions
Penalty for Skipped Questions in CAT Zero
Other Significant Changes in CAT On-screen Calculator just like CAT 2016 and CAT 2015

Prepare for CAT 2018 with IMS CAT coaching programs, click here to view details.

If you have any queries or would like to know if you should consider to register to CAT 2018, visit the nearest IMS Learning Center to meet a counsellor. To find the nearest IMS Learning Center, click here or write to us at ims@imsindia.com or call us on 1800-1234-467.

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