CAT 2018 Answer Key – IIM Calcutta has released CAT Answer Key 2018. The key has been published on December 07, 2018, at 11:15 pm. The candidates can get CAT Answer Key for Shift 1 and Shift 2 from the link on this page. The answer key is open to scrutiny and the candidates need to submit Rs. 1200 per objection. The objections against the answer key of CAT 2018 are also to be submitted online. The last date to submit the objection is December 10, 2018, until 5:00 PM. The details needed to download the CAT 2018 answer key and submit objections via login are user id and password. Unofficial answer key of CAT 2018 and response sheet has already been released. The actual result of CAT 2018 will be declared in the 2nd week of January 2019. Candidates can check details about CAT 2018 Answer Key from this page.
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CAT Official Answer Key 2018
Candidates can download the official answer key of CAT 2018 from the link in the table below. Make sure you are downloading the answer for the correct shift. In the “Question Paper PDF“, you will find the official answer key. Whereas in the “candidates response”, the response sheet of a test taker is available.
The official answer key and question paper are not available on the login anymore. Candidates can check the archives here.
|CAT exam year||Download CAT Answer Key|
|2018||Click Here to download for Shift 1|
Click Here to download for Shift 2
Download Here: Click Here to download Official CAT 2018 Answer Key.
CAT 2018 Result
CAT 2018 Result releases in the second week of January 2019. However, candidates can use CAT 2018 answer key to predicting the performance in the exam. Candidates receive the overall percentile on their registered mobile numbers. For the complete scores, download the result from official website. Candidates can download the result and can use the result to take admission in management institutes.
IIM on the result day itself will release the list of the students who will qualify for the next round. The list will available on individual IIM website only. For the Non-IIMs, candidates can take admission according to the cut off released by them. It is necessary to fill the forms of these institutes in order to take admission.
CAT 2018 Answer Key
Candidates can only check the correct answer of the questions. The CAT 2018 Answer Key does not contain the right or wrong choices according to the options marked by test takers.
What is CAT Official Answer Key 2018
The Official CAT Answer Key is released by the conducting Indian Institute of Management. Hence, this year, IIM-C has published the answer key of CAT 2018. The institute has released it online and will not send it to the candidates via any other medium. The answer key is provisional and IIM Calcutta will consider all the objections against it.
As per the valid objections, the changes will be made in the provisional answer key. The update key will the final CAT 2018 Answer Key. On the basis of the final key, the result will be prepared.
How to file Objections in CAT 2018 Answer Key?
After downloading the CAT 2018 Answer Key candidates can raise objections if there is an incorrect answer. So, if you find answer wrong, then you can challenge the same within the last day of raising objections. It is advisable that candidates raise the doubts after consulting teachers or other test takers.
Raise Objection: Click Here to file objections in Official CAT 2018 Answer Key.
The last date to raise the objection is December 10, 2018 until 5:00 PM.
The candidates need to pay of Rs 1200/- per objection. In case the doubt is found valid then the objection fee without transaction cost will be reverted back to the students. The process to raise objections in CAT 2018 Answer Key are as follows.
- Use the CAT 2018 Login and access the student dashboard.
- Click on the Objection tab and click on “+” to add your doubt.
- Now in the new window, you will get the option to choose the section, question number, and type of objection.
- You can select either “None of the option is correct”, “More than one option is correct” or “Given Answer Key is wrong”. Choose the suitable option according to your objection.
- If necessary, also add the remarks within 500 words.
- Pay the applicable fee and submit the objections.
Refund of Objection Fee
The proper scrutiny of the objections will take place. Once the final answer key releases, no more objections will be entertained. Moreover, for the valid doubts objection fee will be refunded excluding the transaction and GST charges.
IIM Selection Process
Appearing in the CAT 2018 is the main criteria for the selection process. Candidates who will get a raw score above zero will be eligible to consider in the selection process for phase 1. Though the selection process for each IIM differs, still the general process is as follows. The institute allocates marks to the students on the basis of their CAT performance, academics, work experience, gender diversity etc.
On the final allocation, students who have performed exceptionally well will be called for the second round. Shortlisted candidates have to visit the official website in order to select their interview time and dates. This round generally consists of WAT, GD, and PI. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their communication skills, ability to present ideas, knowledge etc. The final list of candidates who are eligible to take admission to the academic year 2019-21 will release on the official website or mailed to the candidates individually.
CAT 2018 Question Paper
The question paper of CAT 2018 is available in the login, as a pdf. Candidates can download it from there.
|Shift 1||Download – Question Paper/ Responses Sheet of Rajesh Balasubramanian, 4 time CAT hundred percentiler.|
How to Calculate score after checking CAT 2018 Answer Key?
Candidates must check their score after checking the CAT 2018 Answer Key. It will help you predict your percentile and select the management institute accordingly.
Marking Scheme+3 Marks for each correct answer
- -1 for incorrect answers
- No negative marking for Non-MCQ type questions.
The formula to Calculate the Overall Marks
Total Marks = Number of Correct Answers x 3 – Number of Incorrect Answers (only for MCQ) x 1
|Section||Total Number of Questions||Number of Non-MCQs||Marks|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||34||07||102|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||32||08||96|
CAT 2018 Answer Key
For the first time, the answer key of CAT was released last year. Now, it is expected that it will be uploaded this year as well. It will be released as a pdf, in which the answers to the questions asked in the exam will be mentioned. The candidates can use the CAT 2018 Answer Key and response sheet to the answers and calculate raw score in the exam.
CAT 2018 Answer Key Date – The unofficial answer key of CAT 2018 has been released on November 30. However, the official answer key is now also available.
|CAT 2018 Answer Key||Date|
|Exam Date||25 Nov 2018|
|Response sheet||30 Nov 2018 – Available|
|CAT 2018 Answer Key Release Date||07 Dec 2018 – Available|
|Last Date to Raise Objection||10 December 2018|
|CAT 2018 Result Date||First week of January 2019|
How to Download CAT 2018 Answer Key?
The official CAT 2018 Answer Key is available at iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can download it after its release by following the procedure given below.
- First of all, click on the official link available above.
- Use CAT 2018 Login credentials ie Registration and password to access the student dashboard.
- Therein click on “Question Paper PDF” option.
- Now, click on the “Download” option to access the CAT 2018 Answer Key in PDF format.
- Save the CAT 2018 Answer Key for the future reference.
CAT 2018 Answer Key by Coaching Institutes
The CAT 2018 answer key by coaching institutes has been released. The candidates can download it from below:
CAT 2018 Answer Key by IMS
CAT 2018 Answer Key by TIME (Morning Shift)
Important Note: On the social media, some students are claiming that answer key by TIME does not match with the official answer key. So, please refer to the Official CAT 2018 answer Key only for the calculation of raw scores.
- CAT 2018 VARC Morning Slot Key
|CAT VARC Morning Slot Key|
|4891686592||In most cases, even a small cost of immunization was large enough to discourage most people.|
|4891686600||Artificial embryo twinning is low-tech and mimetic of the natural development of genetically identical twins from the embryo after fertilization.|
|4891686610||Professions-approach aims at the institutionalization of knowledge but restricts knowledge production as a function of a select few.|
|4891686613||The three-dimensional understanding of the organism in Europe led to a similar approach towards the understanding of landscape.|
|4891686685||Recent elephant behaviour could be understood as a form of species-wide trauma-related response.|
|4891686686||there is a purposefulness in human and elephant aggression towards each other.|
|4891686687||elephant mothers are evolving newer ways of rearing their calves to adapt to emerging threats.|
|4891686688||The development of treatment programmes for elephants drawing on insights gained from treating post-traumatic stress disorder in humans.|
|4891686689||a metaphor for the effect of human activity on elephant communities.|
|4891686766||there is no recognition of the Indian soldiers who served in the Second World War.|
|4891686767||the large financial debt India owed to Britain after the War.|
|4891686768||a backdrop to the subsequent independence and partition of the region.|
|4891686769||has been focused on building an independent, non-colonial political identity.|
|4891686770||a reflection of the academic and popular view of India’s role in the War.|
|4891686816||Translators are like bumblebees.|
|4891686847||passing regulations targeted at producers that generate plastic products.|
|4891686848||air pollution caused during the process of recycling plastics.|
|4891686849||blame assigned to consumers for indiscriminate use of plastics.|
|4891686850||focusing on consumer behaviour to tackle the problem of plastics pollution.|
|4891686851||a sham as it diverted attention away from the role of corporates in plastics pollution.|
|4891686853||disciplining individuals to be happy.|
|4891686854||Stakeholders globally are moving away from collecting data on the well-being of individuals.|
|4891686855||introduced greater stress into people’s lives as they were expected to be responsible for their own happiness.|
|4891686856||incorporate psychological findings into their research cautiously.|
|4891686952||genetic, epigenetic, developmental factors, and ecological legacies.|
|4891686953||Wilson’s theory of evolution is scientifically superior to either Darwin’s or Mendel’s.|
|4891686955||A study affirming the sole influence of natural selection and inheritance on evolution.|
|4891686591||Displacement in Bengal is thus not very significant in view of its magnitude.|
|4891686857||develops sophisticated technologies to monitor its inhabitants’ states of mind|
- CAT 2018 DILR Morning Shift Key
|CAT 2018 DILR Morning Shift Key|
|4891686545||Must be between 450 and 725|
|4891686547||At most 475|
|4891686548||The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined|
|4891686550||The size of the research committee is less than the size of the teaching committee|
|4891686553||The total number of educationalists in the three committees|
|4891686971||Bandita and Chitra|
|4891686993||Both 1 and 2|
|4891686994||Bala scored same as Jatin in DI|
|4891687043||Q2 of 2017|
|4891687044||October of 2017|
|4891687389||The contamination level at P10 was recorded as high|
|4891687391||The contamination level at P14 was recorded as medium.|
|4891687392||Contamination levels at P11 and P16 were recorded as the same.|
- CAT 2018 QA Morning Slot Key
|CAT 2018 QA Morning Slot Key|
|4891686619||1 : 3|
|4891687071||19 : 24|
CAT 2018 Answer Key by TIME (Afternoon Shift)
- CAT 2018 VARC Afternoon Slot Key
CAT 2018 VARC Afternoon Slot Key
|4891686594||There is no denying the fact that our baseline normal weather is changing.|
|4891686602||The most important auditory stimuli for the birds are the sounds of other birds.|
|4891686606||Statistical and empirical weaknesses stand in the way of inferring any relationship between sports participation and deviance.|
|4891686615||Bad Samaritan laws may be desirable but they need to be tested for legal soundness.|
|4891686714||why the white-lipped variety of grove snails are found only in Ireland and the Pyrenees.|
|4891686715||the coincidental existence of similar traits in the white-lipped grove snails of Ireland and the Pyrenees because of convergent evolution.|
|4891686716||the seafarers who traveled from the Pyrenees to Ireland might have carried white-lipped grove snails with them as edibles.|
|4891686717||The absence of genetic variation between white-lipped grove snails of Ireland and the Pyrenees.|
|4891686832||Exempting from regulations the editing of endogenous genes is not desirable as this procedure might be risk-prone.|
|4891686841||Evaluating performance by using measurable performance metrics may misguide organisational goal achievement.|
|4891686842||assessment is dependent on the teacher’s subjective evaluation of students’ class participation.|
|4891686843||Improving cooperation among employees leading to increased organisational effectiveness in the long run.|
|4891686844||Metrics-linked rewards may encourage unethical behaviour among some professionals.|
|4891686845||More real-life illustrations of the consequences of employees and professionals gaming metrics-based performance measurement systems.|
|4891687183||If a large number of decision trees in the ensemble were trained on data derived from easy cases.|
|4891687184||A team comprised of nutritionists, psychologists, urban planners and media personnel, who have each performed well in their respective subject tests.|
|4891687185||an ideal team comprises of best individuals from diverse fields of knowledge.|
|4891687186||If it were proven that teams characterised by diversity end up being conflicted about problems and take a long time to arrive at a solution.|
|4891687187||In the modern age, every field of knowledge is so vast that a meaningful assessment of merit is impossible.|
|4891687257||argue that some types of services can be improved by providing independence and requiring accountability.|
|4891687258||the electronic monitoring system was a superficial solution to a serious problem.|
|4891687260||do not improve services that need committed service providers.|
|4891687262||If it were proven that increase in autonomy of service providers leads to an exponential increase in their work ethic and sense of responsibility.|
|4891687259||elimination of government involvement|
|4891687280||provide evidence that Saturn’s rings and moons are recent creations.|
|4891687281||rock particles and comet dust.|
|4891687282||none of Saturn’s moons ever had suitable conditions for life to evolve.|
|4891687283||rings discolour and darken over time.|
|4891687284||all big things in the solar system have been around since the beginning.|
|4891687286||Our smartphones can now track our diets, our biological cycles, even our digestive systems and sleep-patterns.|
- CAT 2018 DILR Afternoon Slot Key
|4891686564||3 or 4|
|4891686566||S, U, V|
|4891686978||1, 3, 1, 2|
|4891686979||Bravo’s revenue from blockbuster products was greater than Alfa’s revenue from doubtful products.|
|4891686990||Azra, Bysi, Dipq|
|4891687349||Definiely Room 101|
|4891687387||No. of old and middle aged visitors buying economy tickets were equal.|
- CAT 2018 QA Afternoon Slot Key
|CAT 2018 QA Afternoon Slot Key|
|4891687100||4 : 3|
|4891687086||4 : 24 p.m.|
|4891686935||S ≥ 6|
|4891686870||1 : 4|
|4891687106||1 : 4|
|4891687089||1 : 3|
|4891687423||88 + 12π|
|4891687104||239 : 161|
|4891686683||Every member of A is in B and at least one member of B is not in A|
CAT 2018 Response Sheet
Before CAT 2018 Answer Key, the response sheet has been released and the process to download it is explained below:
How to download Response sheet?
- First Login with the registration number and password. Access the link available below.
- In the new window click on “Response sheet”. Following that hit “click here” to download the response sheet.
- Download the sheet for future reference.
Details Present in CAT 2018 Response Sheet
- Candidates details
- Question Paper
- Question Number and Id
- Status of the question whether answered or unanswered.
- Option marked by the candidates
Importance of CAT 2018 Response sheet
Candidates can download the response sheet in order to crosscheck the response with the answer key. Once the official answer key is available, candidates can use this response sheet.
Question paper: Click Here to download the CAT 2018 Question Paper for Shift 1 & 2.
Unofficial CAT 2018 Answer Key
With the release of CAT 2018 Response sheet and the availability of question papers, the unofficial sources will start releasing the answer keys. Candidates can refer to these CAT 2018 answer key to crosscheck the answers marked by them. Here in this section you will find the answer key released by coaching institutes altogether.
Last year IIM released the official statement that any institute or person releasing Answer Key had to face legal consequences. Even, according to the disclaimer by IIM, no person is allowed to disclose the details of the exam orally or in writing. Even after checking the unofficial CAT 2018 Answer Key, wait for the official CAT 2018 Answer Key and refer it only to know the solution of the paper.
What there in Official CAT 2018 Answer Key?
The CAT 2018 Answer Key has released release in two different PDFs for Shift 1 &2. Candidates must download the key according to the shift in which they have appeared for the exam. You can recheck the shift from CAT 2018 Admit Card also.
- Correct Answer will appear green in color and with (√) Symbol.
- Incorrect Answer will appear red in color and with (X) Symbol.
- Paper Name
- Creation Date
- Total Marks
- Display Marks
- If Magnifying Glass, Ruler, Eraser, Scratch, Notepad, Required?
- Section Marks, ID etc.
Questions and Sub-Question Detail
- Identity Number
- Question Type
Each question in the appears like this in CAT 2018 Answer Key.
What after challenging CAT 2018 Answer Key?
Once the objection window closes, the exam conducting body will thoroughly scrutinize the objections raised by students. Thus, after the proper analysis, the committee will announce its final decision. The final CAT 2018 Answer Key or updated answer key will also release.
- Objection money Refund – If the doubts found to be valid, candidates will get the refund of objection fees.
- Benefits to all the students – Not only candidates who have raised the doubts but also all the test takers will be benefitted.
Significance of CAT 2018 Answer Key
Besides, the unofficial CAT 2018 Answer Key, the official key helps the students to know the correct answers officially. Besides that, these are the advantages of having CAT 2018 Answer Key.
- Candidates will able to calculate the scores before the official announcement of result.
- To some extent, candidates will able to know their percentile in the exam.
- Calculating scores early helps to select B-schools according to your percentile bracket.
- It also brings transparency in the conduction of the exam.
CAT 2018 Exam Analysis
CAT is always there to throw surprises in the exam. Since the exam is now over, there were mixed reactions from the students. What was expected from DILR sections has turned into shock by Quant section. English was similar to last year. Overall the exam was moderate to difficult.
In Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, the passages were quite long. Still, candidates didn’t have to visit the passage, again and again, in order to answer the questions. There were no questions like the tone of the passage, word meanings etc. Questions based on critical thinking were more.
In Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, questions were moderate and some were lengthy, difficult, and tricky. Candidates who had prepared for the worst could able to attempt atleast 4 sets in the paper.
The major shock came from Quantitative Ability, with the difficult questions the number of attempts drastically decreased. The paper was dominated by Arithmetic, Geometry, and Mensuration. Candidates with 160+ marks could able to secure 99+%ile.
Success Stories: Read about CAT Top Percentiles
Read: CAT 2018 Cut Off
CAT 2018 Cut-Off
The CAT 2018 cutoff will release after the announcement of result. Though IIMs has defined the minimum sectional cutoffs, the actual cutoff will release in the second week of January 2019. This year expected that there will be a dip in the cutoff.
The complete list of IIMs accepting CAT score is as below:
List Non-IIMs accepting CAT 2018 score are as follows:
1. SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
2. FMS, DU (Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi)
3. DMS, IIT Delhi
4. UBS Chandigarh
5. National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai
6. Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
7. Other Top-B-Schools
8. Top 200 Management Institutes open for MBA Admission 2019
About CAT 2018
Common Admission Test is the national level entrance examination for admission to management courses. This exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the rotational basis. The score of the exam is accepting by not only IIM s but also other top B-schools. The exam is conducted only once a year in the month of either November or December. CAT is an only first step to study in B-school, further Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) takes place.
Last year, there were 20 candidates securing 100 percentiles. Of these, 2 were females and 3 were Non-Engineers. The trend of the score, of 99 percentiles, is also changing over the years. The score was 174/300, 156/300, 178/ 300 for 99 percentile in 2017, 2016, and 2015 respectively. So, just aiming at the pre-defined score is not enough to crack CAT.