Common Admission Test (CAT 2018)

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    Common Admission Test (CAT 2018) is national-level MBA/PGDM entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). Common Admission Test (CAT) considered the India’s largest window for admission in management programme. Almost all the reputed management institution accept CAT scorecard.

    Common Admission Test (CAT 2018)

    In this article, we are going to share all the essential details of CAT 2018 like Entrance Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria,  Admit Card/Hall Ticket, Result Counselling Details, Last Year/Old Papers etc.

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    Why choose CAT Exam?

    Before going to the deep, let us have a look at some of the silent features of CAT Entrance Exam 2018, Which will give you the answer why choose this Entrance Exam.

    • Common Admission Test (CAT) is the biggest national level MBA/PGDM Entrance Test is taken by more than two lakh candidates every year. Getting top rank in the CAT is first and foremost priority for an MBA aspirants.
    • CAT is conducted by IIM and this year CAT will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.
    • CAT 2018 scores will not only be accepted by the 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) in India but over 100 B-schools across the country like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, NITIE, TAMPI, etc. Around 4,000 seats are offered through the 20 IIMs.
    • After the disconnection of JMET in 2011, it was announced that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) would also use the CAT scores.

    So, if you have already made your mind to be a part of it, then the very first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about CAT admission Test 2018. Let us first have a brief look at the Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018.

     CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

    Aspirants are advised to read the full detail information on CAT 2018 Eligibility criteria to check whether they are eligible or not. Once going through all the necessary requirements, the student can apply for this MBA Entrance Test. The eligibility conditions of the exam are given below:

    Here are the eligibility criteria for CAT 2018:

    • Students should have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST, and PWD/DA category).
    • Percentage obtained in bachelor’s degree would be calculated on the basis of practice followed by the concerned institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion would be based on the process defined by the concerned university/ institution.
    •  Candidate’s CGPA will be divided by maximum possible CGPA and by multiplying the result with 100.
    • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply for CAT.

    Category wise seat reservation: 

    Category Percentage
    PWD 3%
    ST 7.50%
    SC 15%
    OBC 27%

    CAT Exam Pattern

    The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 will be a computer-based test held in India. The questions will be in mix set multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and non- MCQ’s format.

    Subject wise questions distribution:

    S.N Subject No. of MCQs No. of Non-MCQs Total No. of Question Time Duration
    1 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC) 24 10 34 60
    2 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) 24 8 32 60
    3 Quantitative Ability (QA) 27 7 34 60
    Total 75 25 100 180

    Basic Guidelines

    • Exam Type: National level
    • Mode of conduct: Computer-based test
    • No. of questions:100
    • Test Duration:3:00 hours
    • Negative Marking: yes (1 mark for each wrong answer)

     CAT Syllabus 2018

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Quantitative Ability
    • Caselets and Tables
    • Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
    • Venn Diagrams
    • Line Charts & Pie Chart
    • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
    • Number and Letter Series
    • Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
    • Binary Logic
    • Seating Arrangement
    • Syllogism
    • Logical
    • Matching
    • Logical Sequence
    • Logical
    • Connectives
    • Blood Relations
    • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
    • Grammar or English Usage
    • Correction in Sentence
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
    • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
    • Meaning/Usage Match
    • Verbal Reasoning
    • Summary Questions
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Facts Inferences Judgements

    • Number Systems
    • LCM & HCF
    • Profit, Loss & Discount
    • Percentages
    • Speed, Time & Distance
    • Time & Work
    • Simple & Compound Interest
    • Ratio & Proportion
    • Averages
    • Quadratic & Linear Equations
    • Complex Numbers
    • Logarithm
    • Binomial Theorem
    • Sequences & Series
    • Surds & Indices
    • Inequalities
    • Probability, Permutation and Combination
    • Set Theory
    • Functions & Geometry
    • Mixtures & Alligations
    • Trigonometry
    • Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration

    CAT 2018 Application Process

    How to apply?

    • Candidates have to visit the official website which is given below  to register by filling up personal information like name, date of birth, email address, country and mobile number.
    • After pressing the agree on button, You will receive the login credentials – Login ID and Password through SMS and Email.
    • Login to the website by clicking on ‘Existing User’ tab.
    • Fill up the form with essential details like Personal Details, Academics, Work Experience, Programmes.
    • Upload recent passport size photograph and signature in .jpg or .jpeg format, not exceeding 80 KB in the given dimensions, 35mm x 45mm for photograph and 80mm x 35mm for the signature.
      (Customize your photo in the above given form with various photo editing tool like Paint, Photo manager etc.)
    • NC-OBC/SC/ST/PWD-DA category candidates have to upload requisite attested certificates.
    • Select the IIM and programmes for admission.
    • Select any four test cities in terms of preference.

    Application Fees: 1800/- (900/- for reserved candiadte.)

    Modes of Payment

    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • NEFT
    • Net Banking
    • Demand Draft

    CAT Admit Card 2017

    The admit card of CAT 2018 has been released from October 25, 2017. CAT 2018 admit card is available only in online mode which the candidates have to download by visiting the CAT 2018 official website  and go to the right side of quick tour option.

    Candidate have to enter User ID and Password.

    Exam Centers

    CAT 2018 will be conducted in all the major cities in India, We are going to provide name of all the cities given below:

    Port Blair Rohtak Ahmednagar
    Kurnool Sonipat Kolhapur
    Nellore Simla Nashik
    Tirupati Jammu Solapur
    Vijaywada Dhanbad Amravati
    Visakhapatnam Jamshedpur Aurangabad
    Chittoor Ranchi Jalgaon
    Itanagar Bangalore Kolhapur
    Dibrugarh Belgaum Mumbai
    Guwahati Bidar Nagpur
    Silchar Chikballapur Nanded
    Aurangabad Davanagere Nashik
    Gaya Hassan Pune
    Muzaffarpur Kolar Ratnagiri
    Patna Mandya Satara
    Chandigarh Mangalore Solapur
    Bhilai Mysore Shillong
    Raipur Ramnagara Balasore
    New Delhi Shimoga Berhampur
    Madgaon Tumkur Bhubaneswar
    Verna Udupi Cuttack
    Ahmedabad Kochi Sambalpur
    Anand Kasargod Rourkela
    Gandhinagar Kollam Puducherry
    Rajkot Kozhikode Fatehgarh Sahib
    Surat Malappuram Jalandhar
    Vadodara Thrissur Khanna
    Ambala Trivandrum Ludhiana
    Bahadurgarh Bhopal Mohali
    Faridabad Gwalior Pathankot
    Gurugram Indore Patiala
    Palwal Jabalpur Phagwara
    Panipat Sagar Ropar
    Sangrur Madurai Bareilly
    Ajmer Namakkal Ghaziabad
    Alwar Thanjavur Gorakhpur
    Jaipur Tiruchirappalli Greater Noida
    Jodhpur Tirunelvelli Kanpur
    Kota Hyderabad Lucknow
    Sikar Karim Nagar Mathura
    Udaipur Khammam Meerut
    Chennai Agra Noida
    Coimbatore Allahabad Varanasi
    Dehradun Burdwan Durgapur
    Roorkee Hooghly Kalyani
    Asansol Howrah Kolkata

    CAT Cutoff 2017

    CAT Cutoff of IIMs for 2016

    IIMs Sections Category
    General OBC-NC SC ST PwD
    IIM Ahmedabad VRC 75 50 65 60 60
    DI & LR 70 50 65 60 60
    QA 70 50 65 60 60
    Aggregate 80 60 75 70 70
    IIM Bangalore VRC 85 75 70 60 60
    DI & LR 80 70 65 60 60
    QA 80 70 65 60 60
    Aggregate 90 80 75 75 75
    IIM Calcutta VRC 80 75 65 60 65
    DI & LR 80 75 65 60 65
    QA 80 75 65 60 65
    Aggregate 90 85 70 70 70
    IIM Lucknow VRC 85 77 55 50 55
    DI & LR 85 77 55 50 55
    QA 85 77 55 50 55
    Aggregate 90 82 70 65 70


    CAT 2017 Important Dates

    CAT 2018 Exam Schedule Important Dates
    CAT 2018 Notification July 29, 2017
    CAT 2018 Application Commencement August 9, 2017
    CAT 2018 last date to apply September 25, 2017 (till 5 PM)
    CAT 2018 application form edit September 27 to 30, 2017
    CAT 2018 Admit Card October 18, 2017 (1 PM onwards)
    CAT 2018 Tutorial October 18, 2017
    CAT 2018 Exam November 26, 2017
    CAT 2018 Result Second week of January 2018

    Contact Information

    For queries regarding application form, payment, document uploading please contact us given contact details:

    CAT Centre 2017
    C/o. Admissions Office
    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
    Prabandh Nagar, IIM Road
    Lucknow – 226013


    Phone: 1-800-266-3549 (Toll Free)
    [email protected]

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