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How do CAT 99 Percentile Scorers Planned Their Preparation?

This year, IIM Calcutta is conducting CAT (Common Admission Test) exam on Nov 25, 2018. The exam is one of the most sought-after management entrance exams in the country. On an average, the number of candidates appearing in CAT annually is around 2 lakhs.

Out of this number, less than one percent could make it to 99 percentile which is around 2000 candidates. The stats itself shows that scoring 99 percentile in CAT exam is no cake walk but then it is not impossible too!

CAT 99 Percentile Scorers have revealed their strategy which may help the would-be-appearing candidates in a big way. So, let us see what 99 percentile scorers has to say to enlighten the path for the candidates who would be taking exam for the first time:-

Lay down a blueprint and know how to start

Majority of the candidates well aware of the exam pattern, syllabus, books to be referred etc. do not know how to start the preparation for the concerned exam. So, it is important that you set up a strategy of yours and implement it strictly. Just know your strengths, enhance them and put them in the direction of your plan.

Increase number of correct attempts

Know the average number of questions to be attempted to acquire 99 percentile and start preparing to at least maintain that minimum number while taking the exam. To achieve 99 percentile, candidates require to score around 178 out of 300. Thus, knowing the marking scheme, candidate must plan accordingly as how much attempts he/she should make so that they reach the required margin.

Work on quality rather than quantity

Try to increase your precision level while attempting the mocks. As we know, there is negative marking in CAT exam. Keeping that in mind, attempt the easy questions first as it would boost your confidence in the exam. Then, go on the difficult questions and do not mark any option if you don’t have a single clue about it. Hence, while increasing number of attempts, try that you attempt most of the questions correctly.

Interpret the complexity level of the questions

There is no remedy to success other than hard work. Practicing more and more questions will help you get an idea of the difficulty level of the questions. It would make you familiar with the exam pattern and help you know the format of the questions being asked in the exam. Thus, try to solve plenty number of questions from various topics of the syllabus.

Manage time and speed

These two factors highly influence a candidates’ performance in any competitive exam. While giving mocks, students must try to solve more number of questions than they did in previous mock test. Learn short tricks to solve the questions and do a lot of practice applying the tricks you learnt so that you become accustomed of solving questions in a particular way. Mostly, short tricks are helpful in questions from quantitative aptitude and reasoning.

Tips to Ace CAT 2018 Mathematics Section

For the CAT aspirants who never studied Mathematics after secondary school, the Quantitative Aptitude section of this iconic eligibility test can be very daunting. However, the one fact that candidates can cheer about is that the syllabus for the CAT Quantitative Aptitude covers the elementary level of mathematics taught till class 10th level.

In the tables below, the segregation of type of questions that appears in the Quantitative Aptitude section as per CAT Exam Pattern is presented followed by the topics that have most frequently covered in the last few editions of CAT:

Section name Total questions Total MCQs (With negative marking) Total Non-MCQs (Without negative marking) Total maximum marks
Quantitative Aptitude 34 23 – 27 7 – 11 102

Some major topics covered under each section:

Arithmetic Number System, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Mixtures, Averages
Algebra Linear Equations, Simultaneous Equations, Quadratic Equations, Time-Speed-Distance, Time-Work
Geometry Lines-Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals & Higher Polygons, Circles, 3-D Figures, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry
Modern Math Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Logarithms, Functions, Set Theory
  • Of the above topics, algebra and geometry have featured comparatively number of times than arithmetic and modern math topics over the last couple of years. As such, aspirants for CAT would do well to lay a little more stress on the algebra and geometry topics.
  • Your success in the CAT Quantitative Aptitude section rides on your conceptual clarity. The foremost thing that you should do is make friends with your math books from school to brush up all your basics to start with.
  • Other than strong basic fundamentals, phased practice tests elevating from moderate to difficult questions is what will make your handling of problems much more confident.
  • Regular timed practice will help you sharpen your basic concepts while taking care of problem-solving within a time constraint.
  • A list of topic-wise formulae will help in better retention and easy recollection.
  • Identify the topics that you are weak in and focus on them instead of the topics that you are most comfortable in. In order to excel, you need to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Finish a topic and immediately attempt a test based on the same. This is very important to seal in the concepts that you have just acquired.
  • Once all topics are covered, sectional mock tests followed by their analysis is the way forward to practice in a simulated time-bound environment.
  • Analysis of each and every mock test is as important as attempting the test itself as it would correctly indicate your problem areas. You can pick up the problem areas for further clarification of concepts and revision.
  • Try and attempt alternate ways of attempting a particular type of problem so that you can find the shortest method to solve the same thus reducing time spent on problem-solving.
  • Apart from basic mathematical skill, what is more important for a CAT aspirant is to be able to comprehend and interpret a question and the given options correctly. CAT is essentially a test of your strategizing skills as a would-be manager; how well you prioritize the more doable question over the ones that you are not sure of, and how efficiently you take care of problem-solving by choosing the minimal steps to reduce time consumption.

You may consider referring to the following books and study material for preparation of CAT Quantitative Aptitude section:

  • How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT – by Arun Sharma (Tata McGraw Hill)
  • Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT – by Nishit K.Sinha (Pearson)
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams (Pearson)
  • Quantitative Aptitude study modules by TIME, Career Launcher, IMS

To sum up the preparation tips for the quantitative aptitude section of CAT, a well-charted plan to brush up basic concepts, hard work, self-discipline, and relentless practice is what will help you score high.

How To Edit CAT Application Form Successfully?

IIM Calcutta will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 on November 25. The online registration for CAT has already commenced from August 8, 2018. As per recent reports, students filling the CAT Application Form are facing some issues while editing CAT 2018 Application Form. So, candidates who are worried about these issues need not worry as they can rectify the mistakes made in the application form. To know how to edit CAT application form successfully, read the article given below.

There are three ways to edit CAT 2018 application form. First, you can change the details entered in the application form before submitting the application fee. Second, you can register again before the last date of application. Third, you can also edit the data entered in the form after the submission of the application fee. One can choose any of the methods mentioned above to rectify their mistakes made in the form.

In the first case, if the candidate has made a mistake while filling the form before submission of fee, then you can edit the information entered as many times as they want. This facility is only available for those students who have not submitted the application form finally. Candidates can change all the information such as academic details, examination centers, course selected and other details in the form. However, there are some details such as candidate’s name, state, date of birth, email id and phone number which cannot be modified even before final submission of application form.

In case you find that you have entered incorrect information while registering for CAT 2018 then you are required to apply for CAT 2018 again. In this case, you need to apply for CAT again with a new email id. To avoid paying the application fee twice, it is advised that you must check the form twice.

In the third case, i.e., if the last date to apply for CAT 2018 is over or you have already paid the application fee, you need not worry as you can make the changes after the last date also. If there are mistakes apart from the registration details, then you need to wait for the CAT 2018 application form correction window. In this time period, students can edit the information like percentage of marks obtained, work experience, course details and test centers for further admission process. The correction window is expected to open 10 days after the last date of CAT 2018 registration. It will remain open for just 3 days. After the closing of correction window, no further request for change in information will be entertained.

Right now, there is no information regarding the opening of the correction window as it’s not confirmed by the examination conducting body. There are chances that the authorities will open the correction window. Though from the last two years, IIM has been opening this facility for the convenience of candidates. So, its been expected that the application correction window will also open this year.

As per experts, it’s been advised that you must not depend on the correction window. Before filling the CAT application form 2018, read the instruction manual carefully. There is ample time to fill the application form, so fill the application form patiently and fill the form before the last date i.e. September 19, 2018. The registration fee is Rs. 1900 (Rs. 950 for SC/ ST/ PwD Category candidates) which can be paid only in the online mode through Debit, Credit Cards or Net Banking and the application fee is non-refundable.

Last 3 Months Strategy to Ace CAT 2018

CAT 2018 Exam dates are announced and with little more than 3 months left for the examination, every CAT aspirant is preparing in a full swing. The registration process for CAT 2018 has already begun and the last day to apply for the test is on September 19, 2018. IIMs and all the other top notch b-schools in the country accept CAT scores for admitting candidates in PG Management courses.

Putting in hours of preparation and focused study can always yield results, but all aspirants must ensure that they have a proper strategy in place according to the syllabus and are aware of CAT 2018 Syllabus and Examination Pattern. This article will aid all the aspirants in their preparations strategy to ace CAT 2018.

Common Admission Test (CAT) evaluates a student mainly on three major areas: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and English.

The most important step toward a preparation is to identify the subjects of your interests and weaknesses and make an individual strategy for them. Students are required to give their best within a limited time duration. They may face several stumble blocks while going through different subject areas. A coaching institute, an experienced guide or a mentor can always come to their rescue in such situations.

CAT question papers have sectional time limits, candidates have to answer each section in 60 minutes. Time management during preparation and during exam will play the defining role. Students should plan to study 6 to 8 hours a day in shifts of two hours.

It is quite important to take sectional tests and practice several mock papers and actual previous year papers, in order to get familiar with the time frame and pattern that is followed. At the time of preparation, candidates must do regular revision and take mock tests to evaluate their performance and reformulate their preparation accordingly.  Never make random guesses and learn how to manage time properly. Don’t waste too much of time on one particular question.

Also remember, as CAT have sectional cutoff, the most important thing to make a strategy particularly for sections you are weak in and devote more time for those sections. This will help you manage the sectional cutoffs. Few days before the exam, focus more on revision and mock test in order to develop momentum for performing well in the exam

Section Wise Preparation Tips


Student should get into the habit of regular reading of a newspaper and any magazine which covers the contemporary events well. Listen to speeches or watch movies and/or documentaries with subtitles. This increases knowledge of spoken English and comes in handy while attempting questions on sentence completion.

English section has more reading oriented questions that are time-consuming. You should also practice as many reading comprehensions as possible for improving your reading speed and answering questions based on that.

Quantitative Aptitude Section

Students should brush up the basics to get a grip on the fundamental topics. The only strategy for Quantitative Aptitude is to Practise, so practice as many mock tests as possible and do not use calculators while appearing for any mock/online tests. Never make random guesses in this section and learn how to manage time properly.

Don’t waste too much of time on one particular question as you will have only an hour to solve the complete section.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

You should spend some seconds over a question and study each question carefully. You should make a habit to read all the response choices carefully before eliminating or choosing one of them. One of the good strategies in practicing data analysis and sufficiency questions is presenting it in form of charts or pictures.

You should solve questions regularly to get a good grip of it as ample practice should be there and always manage your time properly.

CAT 2018 Scores to Accepted by JNU

With CAT 2018 scores will also be accepted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) so that students can get admission in the School and Management and Entrepreneurship program at JNU. CAT is a Common Admission Test conducted by various IIMs. The scores of CAT are accepted by premier B-schools around the country.

JNU is the new entrant in the list of non-IIMs who will accept CAT scores for admission to the MBA program. From the next year, JNU will accept the CAT scores. July 2019 session will be the flagship year for the MBA program at JNU.

This year IIM Calcutta will conduct the exam on November 25, 2018, in around 147 cities across the country in two sessions. The examination registration starts from August 8, 2018, and will continue till September 19, 2018. The student will get their admit card on October 24, 2018. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in.


For appearing in the CAT Exam, students have to fill an application form. For SC, ST and PWD candidates application fee is INR 950/- and for all other category candidates application fee is INR 1000/-.

Important Dates for CAT 2018

Events Dates
CAT 2018 Registration starts from August 08, 2018
Registration Ends on September 19, 2018
Availability of Admit card October 25, 2018
CAT 2018 Examination Date November 25, 2018
Declaration of Result Second Week of January 2019

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Courses offered by IIM

  • The list of courses offered by IIM are indicated below:
  • Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management
  • Post-Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management
  • Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets

JNU to Accept CAT 2018 Scores

Eligibility Criteria of CAT 2018

  • Applicants must complete Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks and 45% marks for the students belong to SC, ST, PWD category
  • Students appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree examination and waiting for their result can also apply for the exam.
  • Such students, if selected, will only join the program, if they submit the certificate from the Principal/ Registrar of the university, stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the degree.

CAT Examination Pattern

Understanding examination pattern in advance is key to understand about the types of questions asked in the exam, difficulty level of the paper and others.

  • The total time allocated to complete the exam is 180 minutes and 60 minutes is allocated for answering the question in each section.
  • The three sections in which paper is divided are   Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability.
  • The paper consists of 100 questions.
  • CAT examination is a computer-based test
  • For each correct answer, 3 marks will be allocated
  • For the wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted
  • Students cannot switch to another section until they finish one section

CAT Syllabus

To ace a tough entrance such as CAT, students must know the examination syllabus in advance. Applicants must make sure that they have prepared each and every topic of the syllabus. The syllabus for the CAT exam is shown in the following table:

Section Topics
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Vocabulary
Reading Comprehensions
Critical Reasoning
Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Correction
Syllogism & Logical Consistency
Idioms and Phrases
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Tables
Line Graphs
Pie Charts
Bar Graphs
Mix Graphs
Data Sufficiency
Reasoning Based DI
Set Theory
Directions & Routes
Games & Tournaments
Blood Relations
Coding & Decoding
Cubes & Dices
Statements & Arrangements
Quantitative Aptitude Percentages
Profit, Loss & Discount
Mixtures & Allegations
Ratios & Proportions
Time, Speed & Distance
Clocks & Calendars
Time & Work
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Binomial Theorem
Co-ordinate Geometry
Permutation & Combination

TANCET 2019 Admit Card: Download @ annauniv.edu

Anna University, Chennai will issue TANCET 2019 Admit Card soon after closure of the application process. Candidates who submit duly filled TANCET Application Form within the specified deadline are issued the Hall Ticket. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website only. The university will announce the availability of admit card through the site only.

To download the hall ticket online, candidates need to login with the user id and password. In fact, the document should be kept safely till the admission process is over, post-entrance test. Candidates are advised to carry the hall ticket in person on the test date. No candidate is permitted to enter the exam premises without the required document only.

How to Download TANCET 2019 Hall Ticket?

TANCET Hall Ticket will be available on the official website only. There are no other means of obtaining the same. The steps to download the Hall Ticket is listed below:

  1. Visit the official website https://www.annauniv.edu/.
  2. Enter candidate login credentials to login to the applicant dashboard.
  3. Click the ‘TANCET Hall Ticket’ tab on the homepage.
  4. The Hall Ticket will be displayed on-screen.
  5. Download, save and obtain prints of the same for further use.


  • Candidates are advised to carefully check and verify the details printed on the TANCET Hall Ticket for any discrepancies or errors.
  • The candidates should take a proper color print out of the Hall Ticket on a A4 Size paper and ensure that all details on the document are printed clearly and are legible.
  • The Hall Ticket will be considered valid only if the candidate’s photo and signature images are clearly printed in the hard copy. It is therefore advised to take a color printout of TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket on A4 sized paper.
  • On the day of exam, candidates are required to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the Hall Ticket print-out for verification purposes at the test center.

Details on TANCET 2019 Admit Card

TANCET Admit Card will have the following details printed on it:

  • Applicant’s Name
  • Application Number
  • Hall Ticket Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Course
  • Applicant’s photograph and signature as uploaded at the time of application.
  • Test Date and Time
  • Test Center Details
  • Test Day Instructions

TANCET 2019 Admit Card

Discrepancy in TANCET Hall Ticket

Hall Ticket is a mandatory document required to appear for TANCET as well as at the time of counselling and admission.

In case of any discrepancy printed on the TANCET Hall Ticket, candidates should immediately contact the officials at The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University,

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If the Hall Ticket is misplaced after the exam, a duplicate Hall Ticket can be obtained upon payment of INR 100 in the form of a Demand Draft (obtained from any Nationalized Bank drawn in favor of The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai, payable at Chennai), with a written request indicating the Registration No./Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre.

Documents Required with TANCET 2019 Admit Card

Candidates should carry any one of the following documents in original as identity proof to be checked and verified at the TANCET test center by the invigilator. In the absence of any of such supporting document, the candidate will not be allowed to take the Test.

  • Passport.
  • Driving license.
  • Voter ID Card.
  • Pan Card
  • AADHAR Card

TANCET Exam Centers

During the application process, applicants can select their choice of exam center. The allocation of exam center is done by the exam conducting authority on the basis of candidates’ preferences. However, the authority’s decision in this regard is final and binding on all. The entrance is held in 15 centers across Tamil Nadu.

An indicative list of TANCET exam centers is tabulated below:

Chennai Madurai Coimbatore Nagercoil Vellore
Chidambaram Salem Dindigul Thanjavur Virudhunagar
Erode Tirunelveli Karaikudi Tiruchirapalli Villupuram


Q: What possible problems could arise while downloading the TANCET Hall Ticket

A: The problems that candidates can face in downloading the TANCET Hall Ticket are:

  • Mismatch in information printed on TANCET Application Confirmation Page and the Hall Ticket issued.
  • Technical issues in downloading the document from the website.
  • The candidate’s login credentials not being accepted by the system.

Q: The test center allotted to me is very far off from my place. Can I appear in a test center closer to my home?

A: No, candidates will not be able allowed to take the test in a test center other than the one assigned to him/her in the Hall Ticket.

Q: I have not been allotted the test center I chose during application process. Why is this so?

A: The exam conducting authority makes all effort to assign the center chosen by the candidate. However, in case of lack of space in any particular test center or poor count of examinees in other can lead to assigning of centers other than the one chosen by any particular candidate.

Q: I forgot my login credentials to the TANCET candidate dashboard. What do I do?

A: In case you forgot your login credentials to the TANCET website, you need to click the ‘Forgot Password’ tab website home page to retrieve the same.

XAT 2019 Application Form

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2018 @ 6:26 pm

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) applications will be released by XLRI, Jamshedpur in August, 2019 for admissions to its MBA program. XAT 2019 Application Form can only be filled online. Registration process is expected to continue till November, 2019 (without late fee). Around, 90000 students are expected to register for XAT 2019.

XAT Registration and filling up the remaining form can be completed online only at xatonline.in. Candidates can submit a single application form only. The application fee is expected to be tentatively INR 1650/-.

Candidates must possess a graduate degree in a relevant discipline to register for XAT. The eligibility guidelines issued by XAT examination authority include the following:

  • Graduation (Bachelors) of minimum three years duration in any discipline from a certified institute/ university.
  • Final year students are eligible subject to the fact that their results are expected by June, 2019.
  • Candidates from Kathmandu and Dubai can appear for the exam in their respective cities.
  • Other foreign applicants will have to apply through GMAT.

XAT 2019 Application Form Highlights

The official schedule for registration and other exam related events is expected to be declared after release of official notification. However, based on previous year registration dates, XAT 2019 Application Form is tentatively going to be available online from the second week of August 2018.

XAT 2019 Notification August 2019
Commencement of registration August 2019
Last date to register November 2019
Last date to register with late fee December 2019
XAT 2019 Admit Card Last week of December 2019
XAT 2019 Examination January 2020

Steps to fill XAT Application Form

Candidates must visit official website of XAT 2019 to apply for the examination:

  • Visit xatonline.in to register for the exam.
  • A link for new registration will be available on the home screen.
  • Enter name, email id and contact number for registration.
  • A provisional XAT ID and Password will be available on the screen. Credentials will also be sent via email and SMS on the registered email ID and mobile number.
  • Fill in the mandatory personal details- Name, Father’s/ Husband’s Name, Citizenship, Gender, Category, etc.
  • Choose the program option- Business Management/ Human Resource Management/ General Management Program.
  • Proceed to fill in qualification details.
  • Provide details of work experience starting from the latest one.
  • Click on ‘Validate Your Details’ tab and proceed by clicking Submit button.
  • Qualification details must be same as mentioned in mark sheet. Any variation can lead to disqualification during the final phase of document verification.
  • Upload the scanned copies of photograph and signature.
  • Click on the Preview tab to get the preview before final submission of the application.
  • Proceed to pay the application fee by clicking on Payment tab.

XAT Application Fee

The application fee for XAT 2019 and combined XAT and XLRI Programs is tabulated below for reference:

Application Category Fee
XAT Application Fee (without late fee) INR 1650
XAT Application fee (with late fee) INR 2000
Candidates opting for XLRI program (without late fee) INR 1650 + INR 300
Candidates opting for XLRI program (with late fee) INR 2000 + INR 500
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Application fee can be deposited through both online and offline mode. For online mode details are stated below:

  • Online payment can be made using Debit card, Credit cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards and Mobile Wallets.
  • On successful completion of transaction, E-Receipt will be generated. In case of payment failure, no E-Receipt will be generated by the server.
  • In case of transaction failure, candidates will have to log in again and make the payment.
  • Candidates must take the print of e-receipt and the finally submitted application.

XAT 2019 Application Form

Offline XAT Application Fee Payment:

  1. Cash Mode

Candidates will have to download the Challan form and visit nearest branch of IDBI Bank to make payment. Bank’s copy will be retained by the bank. Candidates must ensure that they take Applicant’s copy from bank.

  1. Demand Draft

Applicants can submit a demand draft in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur payable at Jamshedpur. DD of any bank is acceptable for payment.

Note: After making payment though Demand Draft, candidates will have to log in again with the credentials received during registration and update the DD details which will include bank’s name and DD number.

Documents Required for XAT Application Form

Prior to completing registration online, candidates must keep the scanned copies of following documents handy. These documents will be required to be uploaded during the registration process. Also, candidates must have their mark sheets, to indicate the qualification details on the form.

  • Passport size photograph
    • Recent passport size coloured photograph.
    • White background will be preferred.
    • Dimension should be 200 X 230 pixels.
    • Size should be between 20 KB and 50 KB.
    • Format – JPG or JPEG
  • Signature
    • Signature must be in black ink on white paper.
    • Size should be between 10KB and 20 KB.
    • Dimension should be 140 X 60 pixels.

Instructions for Uploading Photo & Signature

  • Scanner resolution must be set to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
  • Set Color to True Color.
  • Follow the specifications for File Size..
  • Image should then be cropped in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature. Further, use upload editor to crop the image to the final size.
  • If you wear glasses make sure that there is no reflection.
  • Eyes, nose, and hair of candidates should be clearly visible on the photo.
  • Signature should be done only by the candidate and no other person.
  • Candidates must be facing forward to the camera and their face should be clearly visible. Photographs where candidates are facing in some other direction will not be accepted.
  • Adding filters or editing the photograph will result in cancellation of the application form.

CAT 2018 Result: Download Score Card at iimcat.ac.in

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2018 @ 6:55 pm

IIM Calcutta is organizing CAT 2018 and it is expected that the result will be announced at iimcat.ac.in in the first week of January-2019. CAT Result is announced in the form of online score card that can be accessed from official site using User ID and Password.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

CAT Score Card will not be sent via mail or courier to candidates’ registered email address and address. However, candidates will intimated about the declaration of result via SMS on their registered mobile no. IIM Lucknow announced the result for CAT 2017 on January 08, 2018.

Professor Sumanta Basu from IIM Calcutta will be the convener for CAT 2018. Although the official notification is expected to be released in the month of July-August, the official date for CAT in November 25.


CAT 2018 Official Notification: Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2018 @ 6:55 pm

CAT (Common Admission Test) is the national level entrance exam for admission to postgraduate management programs in IIMs and other elite B-Schools in the country. IIMs have decided to conduct CAT 2018 on 25th November, 2018 (Sunday) across the nation.

CAT 2018 Official Notification released by IIM Calcutta on July 29 while the online registration commences on August 08 and candidates can apply online at iimcat.ac.in.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

The online application form window will open soon after the release of CAT 2018 Official Notification. CAT 2018 Registration can be completed online at iimcat.ac.in. The minimum eligibility to apply is a graduate degree in a relevant discipline.

CAT is conducted in online mode (computer based test) and organized annually by one of the participating IIMs in rotation. As per the latest official reports, IIM Calcutta is expected to be organizing authority for CAT and Professor Sumanta Basu is expected to be the convener this time.

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Overview of CAT Exam

  • CAT is conducted to fill nearly 4,000 odd seats offered by IIMs besides other premier management institutions that offer admission to their programs based on CAT 2018 Scores.
  • Besides IIMs, other top management institutions such as FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI Gurgaon, IMT Ghaziabad, etc. are expected to accept CAT score for admission.
  • CAT 2018 Official Notification is expected to release at iimcat.ac,in in the month of July-August.
  • IIM Calcutta is going to organize CAT after a gap of almost six years. More than 2 lac aspirants are expected to apply for the test based on previous year trends.
  • TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) is expected to be the Test Conducting Agency.
  • Registration for CAT is expected to commence from August-2018.
  • CAT 2018 Application Fee is increased from INR 1800 to INR 1900. Relaxation in fee to candidates from reserved category.
  • CAT Exam Pattern comprises three sections – VARC, DILR and Quant. Total 100 MCQs are to be solved in a period of 180 minutes.
  • IIMs will release mock test for CAT couple of months before the scheduled exam date.
  • There is no bar on the age limit or number of attempts for CAT aspirants.

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CAT Exam 2018 Calendar (Tentative)

Events Dates
Notification release date July 29, 2018
Registration commencement August 08, 2018
Last date for Online Registration September 19, 2018
Issue of Admit Card October 24, 2018
CAT 2018 Exam date November 25, 2018
Result Announcement January 2018


CAT 2018 Result: Download Score Card at iimcat.ac.in

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

IIM Calcutta is organizing CAT 2018 and it is expected that the result will be announced at iimcat.ac.in in the first week of January-2019. CAT Result is announced in the form of online score card that can be accessed from official site using User ID and Password.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

CAT Score Card will not be sent via mail or courier to candidates’ registered email address and address. However, candidates will intimated about the declaration of result via SMS on their registered mobile no. IIM Lucknow announced the result for CAT 2017 on January 08, 2018.

Professor Sumanta Basu from IIM Calcutta will be the convener for CAT 2018. Although the official notification is expected to be released in the month of July-August, the official date for CAT in November 25.

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Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted every year by Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs), held on a rotational basis for admission to MBA/PGDM and other PG programs. A total of 20 IIMs and over 100+ top B-Schools of the nation will be accepting CAT score.

CAT 2018 Score Card

CAT 2018 Result Highlights

The key highlights for CAT Result is mentioned in the table below:

CAT 2018 Result First week of January-2019
CAT Scorecard validity 1 year
Results will be declared at https://iimcat.ac.in/
Minimum Eligibility for Selection CAT Score as per CAT Cut off
 Results will display Scaled score; percentile score

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