Pre-CAT Test Details

At IMS, we believe in offering a truly accurate representation of the CAT to our students. That’s why even our students say the SimCAT is the closest to CAT.

  • But what if a student wants to experience the actual Test Engine of CAT exam?
  • To see how well prepared they are and test their time management skills?
  • What if they want to experience taking a CAT like exam at the actual CAT Centre?

Take a Pre-CAT at a CAT Test Center: Get the Real CAT Experience with IMS Pre-CAT!

The IMS Pre-CAT is a National level test being conducted across India for all CAT 2018 aspirants on Sunday, 28th October 2018!

With CAT 2018 scheduled for 25th November 2018, the IMS Pre-CAT will expose students to the actual CAT Test Engine, at an actual CAT Center where CAT will be held on November 25.The IMS Pre-CAT 2018 has been scientifically designed to test you on the same lines as the CAT, with three separate sections just like CAT 2018!

Structure and Pattern of Pre-CAT 2018

Section No Section Name Time
Section 1 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 60 Minutes
Section 2 Data Interpretation& Logical Reasoning 60 Minutes
Section 3 Quantitative Ability 60 Minutes

Marking Pattern: Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each wrong answer; no penalty for unansweredquestions.

Pre-CAT 2018 will be conducted as an online test on Sunday, 28th October 2018. Test takers will get National Percentiles with detailed solutions!

Why take a Pre-CAT

Conducted at Actual CAT Test venues

Take the Pre-CAT at actual CAT test venues with fellow CAT 2018 aspirants!

Test Engine identical to CAT Test Engine

Experience the actual CAT 2018 test engine with IMS Pre-CAT test!

Total rewards worth Rs. 1 Lakh* for 3 toppers

Take the Pre-CAT and if you are amongst the top 3 toppers, be eligible for cash rewards!

How to Register?

Just like CAT 2018, the Pre-CAT 2018 will be a 1 day event conducted across 20 cities* in India. Interested students can register here or visit your nearest IMS center to register for this test by paying Rs 500/- and appearing for the test at the actual venue!

Like CAT 2018, there will be 2 slots for Pre-CAT

  • Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and
  • Afternoon: 2:30PM to 5:30PM

Students will have to register for this test by paying Rs.500/- (all Inclusive) and come to the allotted center for this test.

Steps to take Pre-CAT 2018 Test:

  • You will receive an Admit card with the Test venue, Date and Slot by 26th October 2018. Notification of the same shall be sent via SMS on your registered number.
  • Test date is 28th October 2018. All candidates need to carry the admit card and photo id proof and reach the venue 1.5 hours before the Test time.
  • Results shall be declared by 6th November 2018.

You shall receive the communication via SMS and Mail.Hence please ensure that you have submitted the correct data.If you wish to change any details, please write to us at

Rewards and Recognition

Topper Reward Amount**
Topper 1 Rs. 50,000/-
Topper 2 Rs. 30,000/-
Topper 3 Rs. 20,000/-

Certificate of Participation

Certificate for all participants* with Performance details!

Terms and Conditions

  • The reward is not transferable or redeemable.
  • Certificates shall be given to all successful participants as per the request sent by them.
  • Pre-CAT test 2018 test results shall be declared with National Percentile and Detailed solutions only. No Video solutions shall be offered for this test.
  • The Toppers shall be declared by IMS and IMS reserves the right to make changes if any.
  • The Toppers shall be declared based on the National percentile arrived post applying the Normalization process followed by IIMs.
  • The Pre-CAT test shall be conducted at the below 20 cities only. The list of 20 cities includes: Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Varanasi, Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Cochin, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kanpur.
  • The rewards to the toppers shall be disbursed within 15 working days post the Pre-CAT 2018 test result is declared.
  • This Pre-CAT test 2018 is being conducted by IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd on 28th October 2018.
  • IMS students, employees of IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., its affiliates (partners), and their family members are not eligible to participate in the Scholarship Offer.
  • IMS reserves the right to change, discontinue, extend the associated dates, or modify the terms and conditions thereof without giving any prior notice.
  • Aspirants registering in the Pre-CAT 2018 Test authorize IMS to send voice messages and SMS alerts/messages to their mobile/landline numbers. Subscribers who have opted for DND (Do Not Disturb) facility with their respective service providers may not receive the aforesaid messages / alerts.
  • Students will NOT be able to take the Computer Based Test from home. It will have to be conducted in a proctored environment like the Center or the Computer Lab of a college as per allotment.
  • The test will be conducted Online at select venues across 20 Cities* in India.
  • No request for change of centre for the test shall be entertained.
  • IMS reserves the right to cancel any of the Test Centres and/ or add other centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
  • IMS reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.
  • Candidates appearing for the Pre-CAT 2018 test at a test centre do so at their own risk and expenses and IMS will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
  • Any unruly behaviour/misbehaviour at the test venue may result in cancellation of candidature whilst appearing for the Pre-CAT 2018 conducted by IMS.