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Check Best Books, Study Material to Ace CAT 2018 Exam

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2018 is scheduled for November 25, 2018 in online mode. With limited time frame, it is pretty obvious study only from quality resources and avoid reading stuff which is irrelevant to CAT. As per the experts, the most important point that needs to be considered is studying from the right study materials and reference books.

The benefit of using these recommended CAT study material is that you can search almost all the questions online and you can also find discussions related to a particular question on several forums. Most importantly it saves a lot of time wasted to search for the required material. Choosing the best books for CAT is definitely a big hassle with a large number of books and study materials available in the market. Well it is usually beneficial to go ahead tried and tested sources.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern includes questions on Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. You must be thinking about what books to refer to score well in CAT 2018. Well, to know more about the best books and study materials for CAT, read the article given below.

Best Study Material for CAT 2018

As we all know, only two months are left for CAT 2018. Most of the aspirants must already be preparing in full swing.  Some students may also started revising topics and also been solving mock tests regularly. But, there are chances that some students might have not started their preparation yet.

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It’s always better to start your preparation as early as possible and in order to succeed in the examination, you need to ensure that your preparation and revision is on the right track. Some of the best books for each section which you can refer to while preparing for CAT 2018 are given below:


Study Material for VARC

This section is very scoring if you study from the reference books mentioned below:

  • How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay (Tata McGraw-Hill) – This book consists of questions and tips based on past year CAT question papers.
  • ‘Word Power Made Easy’ by Norman Lewis
  • The ‘GMAT Official Guide’, ‘IMS R100’ and ‘Manhattan Verbal’ as recommended by CAT 2017 topper Hitesh Lohani

For Vocabulary

To build your vocabulary, you need to study from the below mentioned books:

  • Pocket Guide to Vocabulary by Barron
  • Nishit Sinha’s ‘The Pearson guide to VALR’
  • Regularly read newspapers and solve word puzzles

Study Material for DILR

To boost your preparation level, it is advised that you have to follow the books mentioned below.

  • Arun Sharma’s ‘How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT (Tata McGraw Hill)
  • How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma (Tata McGraw Hill)
  • The Pearson Guide to Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Nishit Sinha
  • To boost your score in DI and LR, you need to study from the book titled as ‘Puzzles to Puzzle You’ by Shakuntala Devi

Newspapers and Business Magazines

To solve business related sets in DILR section of the CAT question paper, it’s very important that you solve plenty of pie charts and graphs available in business magazines. Some of the resources recommended by CAT experts are:

  • The Economic Times
  • The Economist
  • Business Standard
  • Financial Express

Study Material for Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Based on information gathered from CAT toppers, it is advised that you can definitely go for the below mentioned books to strengthen your QA section.

  • How to Prepare for QA for CAT by Arun Sharma – This book is pre-equipped with three different difficulty levels
  • How to Prepare for CAT by Muhamed Muneer – This book is written in an easy to understand language
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • The Complete CAT Digest by Arun Sharma – As per experts, this book is a must for every CAT aspirant.
  • As per statements of CAT topper, one should study basics of QA from the material provided by TIME and then move to Arun Sharma’s book

Don’t forget to solve CAT Sample Papers and Mock Tests

It’s very important to practice CAT Sample Papers and go for Mock Tests as this will help you to know your weak and strong points. You can also master the skill of time management by timely solving CAT Sample Papers.

Face to Face CAT Common Admission Test by Arihant Publishers is a top choice to solve CAT previous year question papers.

Go through Online Blogs and Apps on CAT for best study material

Apart from books, coaching study material, mock tests and advanced sectional tests it is also advised that you practice using applications on CAT test. You can download these apps either on Andoid, iOS and Windows platforms. One should also read blogs time to time as they will solve your queries related to any question or to exchange preparation material and tips.

So, if you haven’t started your preparation yet, just commence with your preparation as it might help you in scoring a good percentile.

CAT 2018: Image Correction Facility Opens Today

Candidates will have one final opportunity to re-upload their photographs incase it wasn’t properly uploaded during CAT Registration. Students may avail the facility of image corrections along with few other fields till Sep 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

After the closure of the registration process of CAT 2018 on Sep 26, 2018, this correction window has been enabled from Sep 27, 2018 10:00 am. The facility is only extended to those candidates who paid the registration fee and completed the registration process within the stipulated deadline. Here is the official notice on CAT’s official website:

CAT 2018 Image Correction Facility

This is one-time facility given to the candidates to edit the form correctly with all correct particulars and no such opportunity would be given and the details thus submitted would be considered final.

How to edit CAT 2018 Application Form?

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  • Visit the official portal of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
  • Login using your id and password which were generated at the time of registration.
  • Application form will load on screen and there you can re-upload the scanned photograph in the prescribed format.
  • Save the form after making changes.
  • Take a printout of the application form for future use when the changes you made in the form starts reflecting.

Although there is no notification regarding the correction window to edit the details as well but in case got enabled, these are the lists of the fields that you would be able to edit:

  • Personal details.
  • Communication address.
  • Educational information.
  • Exam city preferences.

Fields which cannot be edited in the CAT 2018 application form:

  • Name of the candidate.
  • Date of birth.
  • Mobile number of the candidate.
  • Email ID.
  • State from where you have applied.

CAT Admit Card is scheduled for release on Oct 24, 2018 on official website. Following are the steps to download admit card for CAT 2018:-

  • Visit the official website of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
  • Login using your credentials.
  • Admit card would be displayed on the screen.
  • Admit card would contain your name, address, registration number, photograph etc.
  • Candidates are advised to take printout of the admit card as without it, you would not be allowed inside the center.

This year, IIM Calcutta is conducting the exam on Nov 25, 2018. This management entrance test is conduced for aspirants seeking admission to PG management courses in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and other top notch b-schools accepting CAT scores.

CAT Registration Closes Today at 5 pm, Register @ iimcat.ac.in

CAT Registration ends today i.e. September 26, 2018 by 5 pm. This is a final reminder for all the students who want to apply for this exam and are yet to apply. Earlier, the last date to apply was extended from September 19 to allow more aspirants to complete the online registration process. However, in all likelihood no further opportunities will be provided to aspirants to complete registration.

CAT 2018 is scheduled for Nov 25, 2018 across 140 cities in the country. To make the students familiar with the exam pattern and format, tutorials would be provided from Oct 17, 2018 on the official website itself. Candidates will be able to download admit card through official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in from Oct 24, 2018 onwards.

There is an FAQ section which would consist of the most frequently asked questions regarding the exam and would be of great help to resolve doubts concerning application form, eligibility and other processes. Moreover, CAT helpdesk stays active as ever in responding to candidates’ queries through email or phone.

Candidates qualifying the exam would become eligible for taking admissions several management courses such as PGP, PGDM, PGPEM, EPGP etc. in various IIMs.

CAT 2018 Scheme of Examination

  • Question paper would consist of three sections: Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative ability.
  • For each section, candidate would be allotted 60 minutes.
  • Before the completion of one section, you would not be able to swap to other section.
  • Hence, total time allotted would be 180 minutes.


CAT 2018 Application Form Correction

Candidates who have uploaded blurred or invalid image in the application form can upload them in the correct format. This facility of photograph correction will be available from Sep 27, 2108 10 am to Sep 30, 2018 5pm on photograph correction window.

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Candidates just need to re-login on the official website and change the uploaded images in the required format. This opportunity would be given only to those students who have successfully registered for CAT 2018 and have paid fees for the same.

Furthermore, a thought is being given on application form correction window which would allow the students to edit the details filled in the application form. This might come into effect from first week of October.

However, if a candidate has made errors while filling up the form, then, they should write about it to [email protected] in order to know about the solution.

How to Download CAT 2018 Admit Card?

CAT 2018 Admit Card would be issued on Oct 24, 2018 from 1 pm to the students whose application form has been accepted by the examination authority. For downloading admit cards, students need CAT id and password generated at the time of registration. Following are the steps to download the admit card of CAT 2018-

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2018 i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
  • Login using your CAT id and password.
  • Admit card would get displayed on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout.
  • Candidates are advised to take 2 copies of the admit card for future use at least till the admission process gets over.

Complete Checklist for CAT 2018 Application Form

The registration process for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 has begun. Candidates can now register for CAT 2018 by visiting the official website, www.iimcat.ac.in. The last date to complete the registration process is September 19, 2018. Common Admission Test (CAT) will be held at test centres across 147 cities. Candidates will have the option to select four cities for test preferences. Indian Institute of Management shall allot candidates’ first preference as far as possible.

Candidates who want to appear for CAT 2018 must satisfy the eligibility criteria set up by the conducting authority. In this article, we are providing all the aspirants with a complete checklist and guidelines for CAT 2018 Application Form.

Important Dates for CAT 2018

Candidates planning to apply can acquaint themselves with the complete schedule for CAT 2018.


Events Dates
CAT 2018 Registration Begins August 8, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration Ends September 19, 2018 17:00 hours
CAT 2018 Admit Card Download October 24 to 25, 2018
CAT 2018 Exam Date November 25, 2018
CAT 2018 Results Second week of January 2019
Scorecard Validity December 31, 2019

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CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The most important thing to check off in your list prior to applying for CAT 2018 is the eligibility criteria. All applicants must meet the eligibility guidelines set up by the conducting authority of CAT 2018, IIM Calcutta. It is mandatory to fulfil the eligibility conditions before applying for the management entrance exam.

As per the notification, basic eligibility criteria are:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates in final year/semester are eligible.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks is awarded to candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories.
  • There is no restriction on age or number of attempts.
  • Candidates of foreign origin fulfilling CAT Eligibility Criteria can also apply.

Pre-Requisites for CAT Registration

Candidates applying for CAT 2018 must ensure that they have a working mobile number and email address with them before beginning the registration process. Given below is the list of documents and details required before beginning with the CAT 2018 Registration Process:

  • Valid email address and mobile phone number
  • Marksheet of Class X, XII, graduation and/or other equivalent exams
  • Details of work experiences (if any)
  • Scanned images of photograph and signature
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (if any)
  • Bank details (credit card, debit card or net banking) for payment of Application fees
  • Preferences for Exam center city

Complete Checklist for CAT Application Form

Steps to Register and Complete Application Process

CAT 2018 Application window opened on August 8, 2018, and the last date to apply will be September 19, 2018. The application window will close at exactly 5:00 PM on the last date. Candidates must ensure that they fill the application form within the given time-frame.

For the ease of applicants, here are steps to follow to complete CAT 2018 Application process:

  • Go to the official CAT 2018 website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in
  • Click on the ‘New Candidate Registration’ and then click on ‘Register’
  • Read the instructions and proceed.
  • Enter all mandatory details asked in the form i.e. Name, DOB, Mobile Number, Country and Email Address to generate OTP and complete CAT 2018 Registration.
  • Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit after entering the Captcha Code.
  • Accept the Declaration and submit CAT Registration Form.
  • After submission, a message will be sent on the registered mobile number containing the user ID and Password, also an email will be sent to the given email address with the same details.
  • Click on ‘Go to Application Form’ to fill CAT Application Form.
  • Use the login credentials to sign in
  • Fill in all the required details in the Application form.
  • Candidates will have to fill following in detail: Personal Details, Academic History, Work Experience, Program Preference, Choice of examination center, Uploading of signature and photograph, and Payment of Application Fee
  • Candidates will have to submit the application form by clicking “Submit and Pay” to be redirected to the payment window.
  • The fee can be paid in online mode only.
  • After payment, candidates applying for CAT 2018 will receive a confirmation mail on the registered email id.

Documents to be uploaded

Candidates have to upload the following documents during CAT 2018 Application process:

  • A scanned image of passport size photograph within the dimensions of 35mm X 45mm.
  • A scanned image of the signatures within dimensions of 80mm X 35mm.
  • Images should be in .jpg or .jpeg format with file size of maximum 80 kb.
  • Candidates belonging to different categories will have to upload the category certificate in a pdf format, with attested signatures of the concerned authorities.

CAT 2018 Application Fee

The application fee for CAT 2018 is different for different categories, the details are mentioned below:

Category Fee (in INR)*
General 1900/-
Non-Creamy layer OBC 1900/-
SC/ST 950/-
PWD (DA) 950/-

(*fee excluding transaction charges)

CAT 2018 Form Correction

In case, candidates have made any mistake while filling CAT 2018 Application Form, the same can be corrected before the online payment. However, after submission of CAT Application Form, there will be a limited time window during which the details can be modified.

Candidates can only edit a few fields of information like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc.

Things to Know for CAT Applicants

Preference of selecting four cities

From the year 2018, candidates will get preference to select four cities where the exam centre located in order of preference. However, candidates will not be able to select the session of the examination as it will be assigned randomly

Registration fee

Candidates have to pay the registration fee through online payment modes only, which will include credit cards, debit cards and net banking.

Test Format to available from October 17, 2018

The conducting authority will release CAT 2018 Test format and Tutorial for the same, to understand the format of the test on the CAT website from October 17, 2018.

Exam Pattern

CAT 2018 examination will be of 180 minutes duration and candidates will be allotted 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will be restricted to switch from one section to another. The questions will be in three sections

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability

JNU to accept CAT scores for MBA admission

Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), Delhi starting this year will also accept CAT scores for admission in the School and Management and Entrepreneurship programme at the University.

IIM Calcutta Inviting Applications from Non-IIMs to Accept CAT Scores

IIM Calcutta, the organising authority of the CAT 2018 exam, will also coordinate the registration process for Non-IIM institutions. All such institutions will be able to use the scores of CAT 2018 for offering admissions to the students in the Post Graduate Management courses (like PGDBM and MBA) for the batch starting from 2019.

This change will provide a centralised platform for those students who were earlier required to appear in multiple entrances to get admission to the management courses in various institutions. It would also save their time and effort in registering for multiple management entrances and preparing differently based on their pattern.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been issued and posted on the official website of confirming this agreement. Additionally, IIM Calcutta has also opened the registration process for the non-IIM institutions who are planning to use CAT 2018 scores of the candidates for offering them admissions to their courses.

Such non-IIM institutions will be able to fill and submit their application form latest by July 25, 2018. The next section takes you through the process of registering for using the CAT 2018 examination scores by the non-IIM institutions.

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Registration Process for Non IIMs

Registering for using the CAT 2018 Scores for Offering Admissions by Non-IIM Institutions

The management of the non-IIM institutions needs to follow the simple steps mentioned below to complete registration process:

  1. Download the MOU and the registration form from the official website of IIT Calcutta – https://www.iimcal.ac.in/.
  2. Pay the registration fee on the behalf of the non-IIM institution in the account details provided in the MOU.
  3. Fill the MOU and application form and e-mail the scanned copies of the duly filled application form along with the required documents to the e-mail Id mentioned in the MOU. Note that the filled application form and MOU must be signed by the designated authorities and stamped in the name and registration number of the institution.
  4. Send the original duly filled, signed and stamped MOU (2 copies), application form (1 copy), and the hardcopies of the required supporting documents at the admission office of IIM Calcutta. The address is specified in the MOU.
  5. Once the registration process is successful, the non-IIM institution will be informed by the IIM Calcutta. Post then, the institute will receive section-wise scores and percentile of the candidates qualifying the CAT 2018 exam.

Registration Fee

Those non-IIM institutions, which have already registered for CAT 2017 and want to use the CAT 2018 examination scores, need to pay the annual registration fee of INR 2,25,000/- + 18% GST. The registering institution needs to pay this fee through bank transfer, the details of which are mentioned in the MOU.
Those non-IIM institutions, which have not registered for CAT 2017, will need to pay the one-time non-refundable membership fee of INR 75,000/- + 18% GST along with the annual registration fee of INR 2,25,000/- + 18% GST. This amount sums at INR 3,00,000/- + 18% GST.


Documents Required by the Non-IIM Institutions

The non-IIM institutions need to submit the following documents along with their application form:

  • The non-IIM institutes, which want to use the CAT 2018 examination scores, need to submit the copy of their accreditation certificate authorised by AICTE, MHRD, or another equivalent statutory accreditation authority. Those B-schools, which have already applied for obtaining the accreditation certificate are also eligible for getting CAT 2018 scores of the qualifying students.
  • The non-IIM institutions, which are registered as a university through the act of State Legislatures or Parliament of India, or are declared as a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, need to submit a copy of documentary evidence.
  • Additionally, any registering non-IIM institution or university must submit the following documents:
    • A copy of their course brochure or pamphlet for the records of IIM Calcutta.
    • A copy of their advertisement notification in any newspaper offering the admissions to their courses through the CAT 2018 scores.

IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern: Check Marking Scheme and Syllabus

IBSAT organised by ICFAI foundation for students seeking admission to various PGDM and MBA programs. It is a computer based test conducted in English language only. IBSAT Exam Pattern is published on the official website i.e. www.ibsindia.org.

  • Questions are in multiple choice format and are objective in nature.
  • Duration of the exam is 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Total 140 questions will be asked in the exam
  • Every question will have 5 alternative responses; out of which candidate has to choose one that seems the most appropriate choice.
  • Question paper is divided into 4 sections i.e. Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded +1 mark for every correct answer.
  • There will be no negative marking

The difficulty level of the entrance exam is generally moderate. IBSAT 2019 Syllabus is based on Higher Secondary level knowledge. The registration process for IBSAT examination has begun from the 1st week of July 2018 and the exam will be conducted in the 3rd week of December 2018.

IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

The following table provides the main highlights of IBSAT Exam Pattern:

Exam Mode Online (computer based test)
Question Paper type Objective (MCQs)
Number of Sections 4 (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Adequacy)
Total no. of questions 140
Marks awarded for correct answer +1
Total marks 140
Exam duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
Medium of language English

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IBSAT 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

IBSAT 2019 question paper will be divided into 4 sections- Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Adequacy and Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates can attempt the question paper in any order of their choice. No specific time restriction is allotted to a particular section. Also, no sectional cut off will be applicable.

The sections comprising IBSAT Exam Pattern are discussed below:

  • Verbal Ability: This section is intended to test the student’s knowledge and proficiency in the English language. 50 questions in total are asked in this section.
  • Reading Comprehension: This section includes unseen passages and candidates have to answer questions based on these passages. 30 questions in total are asked in this section. Generally, the questions are direct and to the point and the difficulty level is easy to moderate.
  • Quantitative Ability: This section is planned to assess the basic mathematical ability of candidates. A total of 30 questions will be asked in this section. It is considered to be a scoring section, among all the 4 sections, though the level of difficulty for this section is moderate to high.
  • Data Adequacy and Data Interpretation: In this section, the visualization power of candidates is analyzed by examining their ability to understand graph, charts, tables and patterns from the data given. This section consists of 30 questions in total and the difficulty level is moderate.

The section wise distribution of questions and marks is tabulated below:

Section Question Marks Duration
Verbal Ability 50 50 2 Hours
Reading Comprehension 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 30 30

IBSAT 2019 Marking Scheme

Candidates should note that the marking scheme is in order to decide that how to attempt the questions in the aptitude entrance examination. There are no major changes expected in the marking scheme of IBSAT 2019 and it is the same as that for the year 2017. Also, there is no negative marking in the test. Following is the marking scheme:

  • Every correct answer will be awarded +1 mark
  • There will be no penalty of marks for wrong or incorrect answers i.e. there will be no negative marking
  • No mark will be deducted for not attempting any question or leaving it blank
  • There will no sectional cut off score and no sectional time limit for the exam.


IBSAT 2019 Reference Books

The management entrances are always a challenge since the pattern of examination is slightly more generalized and there is no particular curriculum to focus upon even though the sections are specified. Candidates can find below a list of helpful reference books to understand the structure and gain hands-on practice for IBSAT.

Subject Book Publication/ Author
Verbal Ability Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma
Word Power made Easy Norman Lewis
Objective General English 10,000+ questions R.S. Aggarwal
Business English and Communication Clark
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Abhijit Guha
Quantitative Ability Nishit Sinha
Data Interpretation and Data Adequacy Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Arun Sharma
Logical and Analytical Reasoning Ashok Gupta
Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Pearson Publication

KMAT 2018 Exam Dates, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a national-level entrance test for admission to postgraduate management studies. The test is oreganized and managed by by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) to fill seats in MBA, PGDM, and MCA programs offered by about 169+ university-affiliated private B-schools in Karnataka.

  • KMAT is an offline, pen and paper-based test, open to graduates in any discipline and from anywhere in India and abroad.
  • The application process for KMAT is managed online through the official website.
  • The test is conducted in about 17 test locations, of which the majority is concentrated in the state of Karnataka while others are located in Delhi, Kolkata, and Lucknow.
  • KMAT 2018 is scheduled for July 22 and candidates can apply online till July 10. The requisite fee for applying is INR 800.
  • The 120-minute test is split into 3 sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Ability; Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.

KMAT 2018 Highlights

Exam Name Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)
Scheduled Exam Date July 22, 2018
Conducting Body Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Exam Level National
Periodicity Annual
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Offline, Paper-Based
Official Website http://www.kmatindia.com/
Duration of Exam 120 minutes
Eligibility (may vary for different exams) MBA/PGDM: Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate score (45% for reserved category candidates) MCA: Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate score. Must have studied Math in either graduation or +2 level.
Courses Offered MBA, PGDM, MCA
Number of Seats 11,000
KMAT Karnataka Contact Details Phone: +91 9513270139 / +91 9513271046 Email: [email protected]

KMAT 2018 Exam Dates

Candidates can apply for KMAT Exam till the second week of July 2018. The schedule for KMAT 2018 is tabulated below for reference:

Event Date
Availability of Online Application Form June 7 – July 10, 2018
Availability of Hall Ticket Online July 17, 2018
Scheduled Exam Date July 22, 2018
Declaration of KMAT Result July 31, 2018

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KMAT 2018 Eligibility

The eligibility conditions for KMAT Karnataka will vary according to the different programs on offer.

  • MBA/PGDM: Graduate in at least a 3-year degree program from a recognized body in the disciplines of either Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent with a minimum average score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidate). Degree final year candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • MCA: A graduation degree with a minimum aggregate score of 50% marks. Candidates should have studied Maths at either +2 or graduation level.


KMAT 2018 Application Form

KMAT Application Form can be submitted in an online mode only. The application form can be accessed on the official website. The steps involved in the process is listed below:

  1. Visit official website http://www.kmatindia.com/
  2. Register with compulsory details like Course Applied for, Applicant’s Name, DoB, Gender, Domicile, Email Address and Mobile Number.
  3. Upon successful registration, a Unique application number and password will be generated.
  4. Login with auto-generated login credentials and continue to fill the application form with required details.
  5. Affix scanned copy of applicant’s passport-size photograph (>500 kb) and specimen signature (>200 kb) in space provided on the form.
  6. Proceed to pay the application fee online through the integrated payment gateway. In case of payment is to be made offline, via a demand draft, select the appropriate option on the form and enter DD details.
  7. Review the details entered into the form before obtaining prints of the same.
  8. Applicants making offline payment are required to dispatch the completed Application Form Print-out along with the Demand Draft to The Secretary- KMAT 2018, Seshadripuram First Grade College CA, Site No 26, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore-560064.
  9. Candidates are advised to safe keep a photocopy of the Application Form and DD for the records.

KMAT Karnataka Application Fee

  • KMAT Application Fee of INR 800 can be paid in both online as well as offline modes. The application fee is same across all categories and is non-refundable.
  • In the online mode, the applicant can use either debit/credit cards or net banking and mobile wallets etc. and make the payment through the integrated payment gateway.
  • The offline applicants have to draw a demand draft on a nationalized bank for INR 800, in favor of KMAT 2018, payable at Bangalore.


  • Request for refund will be entertained only in cases where the fee has been paid twice by one candidate for the same course.
  • Candidates willing to apply for both the MBA and the MCA tests are required to register for each test separately.

KMAT 2018 Admit Card

KMAT Karnataka Admit Card will be issued online for those candidates who submit their application complete in all respect and within the submission deadline. The Admit Card has to be downloaded from the official website as there are no other means of obtaining the same. The steps involved in downloading the document is listed below:

  1. Visit the official website and login with appropriate credentials.
  2. Click on the link for KMAT Admit Card
  3. The Admit Card will be displayed on-screen.
  4. Download, Save and obtain prints of the document for future use.

KMAT Admit Card will contain details such as the registration number, applicant’s registration details, exam center details, exam date and time, and the scanned images of applicant’s photograph and specimen signature as uploaded at the time of application. Candidates are required to affix identical passport-size photograph as uploaded in the application form in the space provided on the KMAT Admit Card.

KMAT 2018 Exam Center

  • KMAT is conducted in about 17 locations across the country.
  • While the majority of the locations are concentrated in Karnataka, the test can also be taken in three out-of-state locations, viz., Delhi, Kolkata, and Lucknow.
  • Applicants can select their preferred test center location at the time of application.
  • No request for a change in test center location will be entertained once the choice is made at the time of applying.
  • However, please note that the exam conducting authority reserves the right to cancel or add any center and also have the final say in test center allocation.
  • The Admit Card will bear the details of the allotted test center to a candidate.

The following table presents an indicative list of KMAT test centres.

Bagalkot Kalaburagi
Belgaum Hubballi
Bellary Lucknow
Bengaluru Mangaluru
Bijapur Mysuru
Calcutta Shimoga
Chikmagaluru Tumkur
Davangere Udupi

KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • KMAT Karnataka an offline, paper-based test.
  • Candidates have to attempt 120 multiple-choice questions in 120 minutes.
  • Each correct answer is scored +1.
  • The medium of the test is English.
  • There is no sectional time-limit in the test. Candidates can navigate between sections as per their convenience.

Exam pattern highlights table.

Mode of Examination Offline, paper-based
Number of Questions 120
Type of Questions Multiple-Choice
Maximum Marks 120
Duration of Exam 120 minutes
Sections in Paper 4
Marking Scheme Correct answer: +1

KMAT Syllabus

KMAT Karnataka syllabus broadly covers the prominent sections from the following sections as tabulated below.

Quantitative Ability This section is of 10th Board standard and would cover following topics: Numerical calculations, Arithmetic problems (ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc.), Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Quantitative reasoning, Interpretation of tables, Common graphs & charts
Logical Reasoning Quick thinking Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Analogy.
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence correction/completion, Synonyms/Antonyms, Comprehension and Passage-based Questions
General Awareness Current Affairs, Standard General Knowledge

KMAT 2018 Result

KMAT Karnataka result will be announced by the exam conducting body and the scorecard released on the official website. The scorecard will carry the net score with percentile score. Candidates will have to download the scorecard from the website.

The steps involved in downloading the KMAT scorecard is listed below:

  1. Visit the official website and login using the candidate login credentials.
  2. Click on KMAT Scorecard link.
  3. The scorecard will be displayed on-screen.
  4. Download, save and obtain prints of the document for future reference.

Candidates are advised to retain their KMAT scorecard carefully until the admission process is over.

KMAT Karnataka Cut Off

The KMAT conducting authority does not release any cut-off score for admission. The participating institutes release their individual cut off requirements. Candidates who satisfy the cut-off requirements are called for further rounds of selection for admission.

KMAT Karnataka Counseling

  • There is no centralised counselling process for candidates qualifying in KMAT.
  • Candidates who score more than the cut-off score set by the institutes can apply to them individually and appear for the selection process as per schedule.
  • The process would consist of a group discussion round and personal interview or either one of the two, as deemed fit by the concerned institute.

Candidates appearing for the selection process need to carry the following documents with them:

  • All academic documents in original
  • KMAT Scorecard
  • Passport-size Photograph

SRMCAT Application Form – Registration, Eligibility, Form Correction, Exam Dates

SRMCAT Application Form is accessible only through the official website www.srmuniv.ac.in/. SMATCAT is the national level management entrance test organized by SRM University, Chennai for admission to two-year MBA program offered by the School of Management.

  • The application form for the same is expected to be available from January 2019.
  • Candidates can register on the official site for SRMCAT till the final week of March.
  • The application fee for SRMCAT 2019 is expected to be INR 1100.
  • SRMCAT is a computer-based entrance test of 2.5 hours duration.
  • The previous SRMCAT was held on April 21 and 22, 2018 and the next one is tentatively scheduled in April 2019.

SRMCAT 2019 Application Form Highlights

Exam Name SRM Common Aptitude Test (SRMCAT)
Conducting Authority SRM University
Official Website http://www.srmuniv.ac.in
Mode of Registration Online
Eligibility Criteria Graduation Degree with a minimum aggregate score of 60%
Application Fee INR 1100 (tentative)
Application Fee Payment Online and Offline

Important Dates for SRMCAT Application Form

The important dates in context of SRMCAT 2019 will be released by SRM University in due course. Meanwhile, based on previous years’ trends, we have tabulated below the tentative schedule for filling SRMCAT Application Form.

Events Dates
SRMCAT Application Form Submission Deadline March 2019
Slot Booking Deadline April 2019
Availability of Admit Card April 2019
SRMCAT Scheduled Exam Date April 2019

Eligibility for SRMCAT Application Form

To appear in SRMCAT 2019, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria stated below. The minimu eligibility requirement is completing graduation in a relevant discipline.

  • Graduation Degree of minimum 3-year duration in any discipline from a recognized University. Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for SRMCAT.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 60% in graduation.
  • There is no age limit for appearing in SRMCAT.
  • Candidates who have valid CAT/ GMAT/ MAT/ TANCET/ CMAT don’t need to take SRMCAT.

How to Fill SRMCAT Application Form?

The steps involved in filling the online application form of SRM CAT are:

  • Visit the official link for SRMCAT application: applications.srmuniv.ac.in/mba.
  • Register by entering personal details like Name, DOB, Gender, Nationality, Mobile Number and Email ID. It is important to keep the mobile number and email id active until the admission process is over.
  • A login ID and Password is generated after successful registration which are the login credentials for accessing the system until the admission process.
  • Use the login credentials to log on to the website and complete the filling up of SRMCAT 2019 Application Form with compulsory details like nationality, postal address, academic details and details of entrance exam taken etc.
  • Upload scanned images of applicant’s photo and specimen signature as per specifications.
  • Accept the declaration once all details have been filled in and previewed.
  • Upon completing filling all required fields in the form, the page is directed to the integrated payment gateway for payment of application fee.
  • Complete the application fee payment process either online or offline.
  • If payment is being made offline, then enter details of demand draft in the designated space on the application form.
  • Obtain prints of the filled-in form for future reference before submitting the same.

Details Required in SRMCAT Application Form

Here are the details asked in SRMCAT Application Form: –

SRMCAT Application Form Details Filling Criteria
Personal Details
Applicant’s Name Enter name as it appears in 10th std. Marks Card. The name should not be more than 50 characters.
Gender Select gender from the drop-down list
Category General or Reservation Category needs to be chosen carefully. Select category from the drop-down list
Postal Address Enter correct correspondence details
Nationality Enter nationality
Photo Applicant’s recent passport-size photo in jpeg or gif format
Signature Applicant’s specimen signature in jpeg or jpg format
Academic Details
Name of Degree Select from the drop-down list
Degree Details Enter details such as Specialization, University and Percentage scored.
Class XII and Class X Details Name of Certificate Awarding Body and Percentage scored
Test Score Select Test taken and enter Test Score secured

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SRMCAT Application Fee

SRMCAT Application Fee is expected to be INR 1100, based on previous years’ records. The fee can be paid in both online as well as offline modes. The details about available payment modes are outlined below:

Online Mode

Application Fee can be paid through the official website’s integrated payment gateway using either Credit or Debit Cards. Another way of making the online payment is by using unique prepaid e-voucher codes that can be purchased at any SRM campus.

  • Select the payment mode (online payment)
  • Click payment instrument (credit or debit card/e-voucher)
  • Enter the card number/customer ID/voucher code as specified.
  • Verify the details and Click on Pay Now.
  • Upon successful completion of payment process, a receipt will be displayed on-screen. Applicants are advised to obtain prints of the receipt for the records.


Offline Payment

Offline payment of application fee can be made through Demand Draft. A Demand Draft (DD) of the application fee amount has to be drawn in favor of SRMIST, payable at Chennai. Clearly write the applicant’s name and contact details on the reverse of the DD, attach a copy of the filled-in SRMCAT Application Form and send it to The Director, The Directorate of Admissions, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu 603203.

SRMCAT Application Form Correction

Applicants will be able to make corrections in the SRMCAT application form through the dashboard on candidate login. Corrected details can be submitted online and the applicants will be notified of the changes applied. After login, candidates must:

  • Review the application form for errors and spelling mistakes before submitting.
  • Provide valid email ID, telephone number and postal.

In case of discrepancy in registration or application number or for any other queries, candidates are advised to contact the University via the following helpline details:

Phone: +91-44-27417400 Fax: +91-44-2745 3622 or

E-Mail: [email protected]


Q: What documents do I need to submit along with the SRMCAT Application Form?

A: You need to upload your recent, color, passport-size photograph and specimen signature in .jpg/.jpeg formats

Q: I have wrongly entered my academic records into the SRMCAT Application Form. How do I make corrections?

A: Applicants are advised to ensure the correctness of data before final submission of the SRMCAT Application Form. However, in case of any error, submit the details of the correction be made from the candidate dashboard on the official website. The examination authority will affect the corrections and inform the candidate about the same.

Q: How do I pay the SRMCAT Application Fee?

A: SRMCAT Application fee can be paid in both offline and online modes.

MICAT 2019 Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

MICAT is a national level examination organized by MICA i.e. Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad for admission to its PGDM-C program. This examination is conducted twice in a year i.e. MICAT 1 is usually scheduled for the third week of December while MICAT 2 will be organized in the third week of February. The registration process for MICAT 2019 is likely to commence in the month of September.

  • The minimum eligibility to apply for MICAT is a graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • MICAT Application Form can be filled and submitted in online mode only.
  • Successful applicants will be able to download MICAT Admit Card from the official website using their login credentials.
  • Candidates can fill-in a maximum of three preferences for MICAT Exam Centers while filling application form.
  • MICAT Exam Pattern comprises two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II.
  • For Paper I, no marks will be deducted for the wrong answer while in Paper II 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect attempt.
  • The exam will consist of topics from Reasoning and Verbal Ability, General Knowledge, Quantitative Ability and Divergent-convergent reasoning
  • MICAT Result is announced in the form of online score card which can be downloaded from the official website. Paper I and Paper II result will be declared on different dates.
  • The selection process for MICAT comprises GE & PI. The selection process will be conducted jointly for candidates shortlisted from MICAT I and MICAT II.

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MICAT 2019 Highlights

Date of MICAT I Exam 3rd week of December 2018
Type of exam National level
Date of MICAT II Exam 3rd week of February 2019
Conducting Body MICA (Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad)
Mode of MICAT Exam Online
Official Website www.mica.ac.in
Duration of MICAT exam 2 hours 45 minutes
Eligibility Minimum 50% in Bachelor’s degree
Courses Offered PGDM – C (Graduate Diploma in Management – Communication)

MICAT 2019 Important Dates

MICA is yet to announce the official timeline for MICAT 2019. However, based on the trends from previous editions of MICAT, candidates can check the schedule from the table provided below:

Events Dates
Starting date of registration for MICAT I 4th week of September 2018
Registration closing date for MICAT I Last week of November 2018
Issue of Admit Card 2nd week of December 2018
MICAT I Exam Date 3rd week of December 2018
MICAT I Scorecard Release 1st week of January 2019
Starting date of registration for MICAT II 1st week of January 2019
Registration closing date for MICAT II 1st week of February 2019
Issue of MICAT II Admit Card 2nd week of February 2019
MICAT II Exam Date 3rd week of February 2019
MICAT II Scorecard Release Last week of February 2019
GE & PI (Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai) 2nd week of March 2019
GE & PI at Bangalore and Mumbai 3rd week of March 2019
Final results Last week of March


MICAT 2019 Eligibility

Candidates must check eligibility criteria before submitting MICAT Form. The important guidelines for MICAT Eligibility are mentioned below:

  • Candidates must possess Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks
  • Students appearing for final year exam are also eligible to apply
  • Non-residents Indians can apply with GMAT scores
  • Foreign nationals are also eligible to apply. They must have obtained 600+ score in GMAT.
  • Indian nationals can apply with CAT, XAT, GMAT scores

MICAT 2019 Application Form

MICAT Application form can be filled through online mode only. For accessing the application form students need to first register themselves. Only successful applicants are eligible to appear for the exam.

Follow the below steps to fill the application form successfully:


  • Visit the official website of MICA
  • Click on the apply online button for PGDM-C
  • Click on the New Registration
  • Fill details such as Name, Mobile Number, and Email
  • Click on I agree button and submit the Registration form
  • Upon successful registration, a confirmation page opens with user ID and password

Fill the application form

  • Login using User ID and password
  • An application form will be displayed on the screen
  • Enter personal and qualification details like Name, Address, Contact Details, Nationality, Age, Graduation, Mater details etc.

Upload Documents

  • Students have to upload the scanned copy of their photograph and signature
  • Image of the photograph & signature should be in JPEG and GIF format
  • Image size should not exceed more than 80KB

Payment of application fee

  • Application fees can be paid through both online and offline modes
  • Students have to pay application fees of amount INR 1965
  • Offline application fee can be paid through Demand Draft that must be drawn in favour of “MICA” payable at Ahmedabad
  • Online application fee can be paid via credit card/ debit card/ net banking
  • Payment advice form, sign and DD must be sent at the following address:

Admissions Office, MICA, Shela,

Ahmedabad – 380 058, India,

Phone: 02717 – 308250 / 308313.

Final Submission

  • After final submission students have to download and take the printout of application form for further use.

MICAT 2019 Admit Card

MICAT Admit card will be available to download in online mode only. Students can download MICAT I hall ticket exam from the first week of December 2018 while MICAT II hall ticket will be available to download from the second week of February 2019.

Details mentioned on MICAT Admit Card are:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Candidate’s Roll number
  • MICAT exam centre address
  • Examination Date
  • Examination Time
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Exam day guidelines

Candidates can simply follow the steps below to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of MICAT
  • Login using registration id and password generated during the registration
  • Click on the Login button
  • Download and take multiple printouts of admit card for future reference.

MICAT 2019 Exam Center

MICAT Exam Centers will be announced later by MICA. The exam is expected to be conducted across 39 cities in the country. Students are advised to choose the exam center while filling the application form. Additionally, they are also allowed to select one exam center for Group Exercise and Personal Interview.

The tentative list of MICAT Exam Centers are tabulated below:

State Test Cities
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Vadodara
Mizoram Aizawl
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Noida
Karnataka Bangalore
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore,
Odisha Bhubaneswar,
Punjab Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi/NCR Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Ranchi
Haryana Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kochi, Trivandrum
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharastra Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panjim, Pune
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam


The following list shows the previous year centers list for GE & PI

  • Ahmedabad
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi

MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern

MICAT is conducted in online mode. The exam will comprise two papers and all the important aspects of MICAT Exam Pattern are discussed below:

  • MICAT paper is comprised of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • The question in the paper 1 will be of a descriptive type and Paper 2 questions will be objective type.
  • Paper is divided into six sections i.e. Psychometric Test, Reasoning and Verbal Ability, General Knowledge, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning
  • In Paper 1, questions will be asked about Argument writing, Story writing, and Essay writing
  • Total 2 hours 45 minutes will be given to complete the test.
  • The paper will be in English medium only
  • Total number of questions asked in the paper is 140

MICAT Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Mode of Examination Online
Number of Questions 140
Duration of Exam 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Number of sections 6

MICAT 2019 Syllabus

The table below covers all the important topics that form the main part of MICAT Syllabus. The topics are distributed as per the different sections in exam.

Section Chapters
Verbal Ability Sentence correction
Synonyms and antonyms
Fill in the blanks
One-word substitution
Jumbled paragraphs and sentences
Idioms and Phrases
Reading Comprehension passage
English usage or Grammar
Quantitative Ability Numbers
Ratios and Proportion
Heights & Distance
Profit & Loss
Time-Speed-Distance – Work and time
Geometric Progression
Arithmetic progression
Number system
Arithmetic mean
Geometric mean
Harmonic mean
Median       Mode
Number Base System
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Venn Diagram
Permutations & Combinations
Binomial Expansion
Coordinate geometry
Maxima & Minima Progression
General Awareness Business
Current Affairs
Indian Constitution
Authors and Literature
Science & research
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning Data Sufficiency
Sequence and Series
Statement – Assumption
Visual Reasoning
Word Association

MICAT 2019 Result

MICAT Result will be announced in the form of a scorecard. Students can easily check their result by entering User ID and Password. The result will be declared separately after completion of each phase of MICAT. MICAT I result will be declared in the third week of December 2018 whereas, MICAT II result will be announced in the third week of February 2019.

To check their result, students must follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of MICA
  • Log in to the website using User ID and Password
  • Click on the Login button
  • After clicking on the button, the result will be displayed on the screen.

Students are advised to download and take the printout of the result for future reference. The main details mentioned on MICAT Admit Card are listed below:

  • Overall score of MICAT
  • Selection status
  • Name of the candidate
  • MICAT roll number
  • Candidate Photograph
  • Candidate Signature
  • MICAT conducting authority stamp

MICAT 2019 Cut Off

Cut off marks are the minimum marks required by candidates to qualify for next stage. Students who failed to score the minimum marks are not shortlisted for further selection rounds. For deciding the cut off marks following factors will be take into consideration:

  • Total number of registered candidates
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Maximum marks obtained by the candidates
  • Previous year cut off
  • Reservation norms

The following table shows the expected sectional cut off for MICAT 2019 along with total no. of questions asked from each section:

Section No. of Questions Sectional cut off
Psychometric Test 35 All compulsory
Verbal Ability 25 15-16
Quantitative Ability 25-27 7-8
General Awareness 25 6-7
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning 30 9-10
Descriptive Test 4 6
Overall 140-144 59-61

MICAT 2019 Selection Process

Unlike other processes, MICAT Selection Procedure is conducted jointly for both MICAT I and MICAT II qualified candidates. The shortlisted candidates from both the phases are called for selection process in Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. MICAT Selection Process comprises two rounds i.e. Personal Interview and Group Exercise. Based on XAT/ CAT/ GMAT along with PI & GE scores students can get direct admission in the desired course. Candidates are also required to carry stipulated documents at the time of selection process for verification by authorities:

Documents required for counselling

  • Original counselling letter
  • Scorecard
  • Original Admit card
  • Class 10th & 12th certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • 4-6 passport size photographs
  • Bank Draft (as per the guidelines mentioned in the MICAT prospectus)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT ) Application Form 2019

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) conducts IIFT entrance exam every year for admission to its MBA (international Business) programs at its Delhi and Kolkata campus. IIFT 2019 is expected to be conducted in the first week of December 2018. The entrance will be an objective-type test carrying around 114 multiple-choice questions. IIFT 2019 Application Form filling is expected to commence in the last week of July and will continue till mid of September.

The application form will be available in the both the online and offline mode. Candidates will find step wise information on filling IIFT Application Form besides other details like application fee, important dates, etc. Aspirants must possess a degree in relevant discipline to apply for IIFT 2019.

It’s a two-year fully-residential MBA in International Business (IB) program. The final selection at IIFT is done based on the entrance test score, Group Discussion (GD), Writing Skill Assessment and Personal Interview.

IIFT 2019 Highlights

Exam Name IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam
Conducting Institute Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi
Exam Category Post Graduate
Category Application form
Exam type National level
Mode of Conduct Expected to be Online this year (computer-based)

Important Dates for IIFT 2019 Application Form

The table below provides details on the important dates

The exam date of IIFT 2018 exam is expected to be either in the month of November or December. Candidates must apply before the last date to avoid any issue on the last moment.

Event Dates
IIFT Registration begins Fourth week of July 2018
Deadline for receipt of Application (Gen/SC/ST/OBC) Second week of September 2018
Last date to request Exam Centre change First week of November 2018
Release of IIFT 2019 Admit Card Second week of November 2018
IIFT 2019 Entrance Exam First week of December 2018 (Exam timings are yet to be announced)

Candidates before filling the IIFT application form 2019 are advised to check the eligibility criteria as failure to meet any criteria at later stages would straightway lead to cancellation of candidature.

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates planning to apply for IIFT 2019 must check the eligibility criteria before applying. Here are the basic eligibility criteria of IIFT 2019:

  • Candidates must have a recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration.
  • Final year graduation students are eligible to apply for IIFT 2019. However, they would need to furnish a proof of appearing for the final semester.
  • Age Limit – There is no age limit for candidates to apply for IIFT exam.
  • International students/Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates/Children of NRIs can apply with a valid GMAT score only.

IIFT Application Form 2019

The application form is slated to release in the fourth week of July 2018. IIFT 2019 application form will be available in offline as well as in offline mode. All the particulars in the form such as personal, academic and contact information must be filled-in correctly to prevent any hassles later on.

Online IIFT Application Form

Candidates who choose to fill the application form online can pay the application fee online through debit/credit or net banking.

Offline IIFT Application Form

Candidates willing to apply in offline mode can purchase the prospectus through cash or Demand Draft (DD) from IIFT admission office. Candidates can fill the form attached in the prospectus and send it to the IIFT address.

Stepwise Details on Filling Application Form

Eligible candidates would need to register for the exam first and then can proceed further to fill the IIFT 2019 application form. Here is the complete procedure to fill the IIFT application form 2019 in both online and offline mode.

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To begin with the online application procedure, candidates first need to get registered to the website. When the application process begins, candidates can follow the steps below to register for IIFT 2018:

  • Candidates need to click on the “Apply Now” link and select the category you belong from to apply for the exam.
  • Read carefully the information displayed on your screen regarding the payment of application fee.
  • Fill in the basic details asked in the application form and submit the form.
  • Application number will be sent to you to the registered email id after the successful submission of the form.
  • Use the application no. sent to you in email and password entered by you while registration to log in to the website.
  • After final submission of the form, candidate will be informed regarding successful registration through an email at registered email id.


Candidates can either purchase the IIFT application form 2019 from the Institute or they can take the print of the application form, fill it and send it to the institute by post to the address is given below:

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,

New Delhi-110016, India


Essential documents to be Enclosed with the Form

Candidates who fill the IIFT application form offline, they would also need to send the following documents along with the form.

  • Request application clearly mentioning your postal address where you want to receive your application form.
  • Demand Draft of requisite amount in favor of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE payable at NEW DELHI. It is mandatory for applicants to write their name and address on the back of the Demand Draft.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PH/ OBC (non-creamy layer) categories have to attach requisite self-attested Category Certificate.
  • Two adhesive stickers/ name slips (not the envelop) stating your address for sending the brochure and application form.

Details to be Filled in IIFT Application Form

All the major details required in IIFT 2019 Application Form is tabulated below for reference. All the details indicated below are mandatory and need to be filled by every candidate in order to complete the application process.

Candidate’s name Includes the details of first name, middle name and last name.
Email id A valid functional email id which can be used for further communication
Mobile number A functional mobile number so that candidates can receive the notification on the phone regarding the exam and download of admit card.
Age Age has to be given in years and months eg: 24 years and 8 month
Date of birth To verify the age Date Of Birth is printed in the format of the date, month and year (DD/MM/YYYY)
Father’s name Name of father as printed in class 10 certificate
Mother’s name Name must match the name printed on birth certificate or your 10th certificate
Educational Qualification along with the marks Percentage marks obtained in class 10th,12th,graduation and the year of passing of the same.
Reservation details Upload the certificate issued and registered with government bodies.
Address details Details of street, city, district, pin code etc.

Scanned image and Signature Specifications

  • Candidates need to upload their scanned image and signature. Hence, they should keep a scanned copy of both ready at the time of filling the application form.
  • The image size for both photograph and signature should be in a JPG format and should be less than 50 KB each.
  • It is important for applicants to have a copy of their scanned clear signature. It must be done on a white background and the size of the file should be less than 50 KB.

IIFT Registration Fee

Category wise application fee prescribed for IIFT 2019 is mentioned below:

Category DD Amount (Rs)
General/OBC candidates Rs. 1550
SC/ST/PH candidates Rs. 775
Foreign nationals/NRI/ Children of NRI USD 80

Mode of Payment

Candidates can make the payment online as well as offline by the Demand Draft.

Online Payment: Candidates can make the payment of the application form with the help of Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking. No requirement to send the soft copy of form or transaction slip to the office.

Demand Draft: Candidates can also make the payment by demand draft. While sending the DD, candidates must send the printout of application form within 10 days from the date of online registration. The name of candidate and application number must be mentioned on the backside of DD.

After final submission of the IIFT application form candidates can check the duly filled application form by clicking ‘Preview’ button. Candidates must take the print out of application form as reference in cases of any discrepancy while communicating with the admission committee.

Please note that no payment through Demand Draft will be accepted at the Campus.