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CAT 2018 Important dates and Test Cities

Every year Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) on the rotational basis. CAT is a computer based test held annually for admissions in elite B-Schools in India.  CAT remains one of the most competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams. The score is not only accepted by the IIMs, but also by other 100+ top notch B- Schools across the country.

The CAT 2018 Notification is out! The following page gives you the important dates and test cities for CAT 2018 exam.

CAT 2018 Important Dates

Event Date
CAT 2018 Notification 29th July 2018
Online Registrations for CAT 2018 commences 8th August 2018  Click here to view the detailed registration process and apply now!
CAT 2018 Test Registration and Test Payment closes Extended till 26th September 2018. Candidates with improper/blur photographs can login and re-upload their photograph from 27th September 2018 (10:00 AM) to 30th September 2018 (5:00 PM). This is valid only for those candidates who have paid applicable Registration Fee and have registered successfully for CAT 2018 before the specified deadline.
CAT Registration form Edit option* To be announced if this option offered for CAT 2018 candidates.
Official CAT sample test 17th October 2018.
Sample test on IMS website Available Now. Click here to take free SimCAT with video solutions and much more!
CAT 2018 Admit Card 24th October 2018
CAT 2018 Test Day 25th November 2018
CAT 2018 Result Date Tentatively Second week of January 2019

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CAT 2017 Test Cities

As per the below table, CAT will be conducted in test centres across 147 cities in the year 2018 as published on IIM CAT official website. Stay tuned to get latest updates about CAT test centres/cities.

State CAT 2018 Test Cities (as per IIM Exam cities)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Guntur, Vizianagararm
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar, Tezpur, Jorhat
Bihar Aurangabad-Bihar, Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Raipur, Bilaspur
Delhi-NCR Delhi-NCR
Goa Goa
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Simla, Hamirpur
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Belagavi(Belgaum), Bengaluru,Dharwad, Hubballi(Hubli), Kalaburagi(Gulbarga), Mangaluru(Mangalore), Mysuru(Mysore), Shivamogga(Shimoga), Udupi
Kerala Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthpuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad-Maharashtra, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Satara, Ulhasnagar, Solapur
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Trichy
Telangana Hyderabad, KarimNagar, Warangal
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Roorkee, Haldwani
West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
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