The official notification for CAT 2018 was released on July 28, 2018. The candidates can check the complete schedule for the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam here. So finally with the announcement of CAT 2018 complete schedule, the candidates can plan out their preparation strategy. Many websites have been estimating the expected date for CAT 2018 exam. Here at Aglasem, we have provided all the important dates for CAT exam. It is crucial that you should know what is the last date for registration, downloading the admit card, when is the exam or what are the timings for it. Check more details regarding the CAT 2018 dates from this page.
CAT 2018 Important Dates
You can check the complete schedule for the rest of the admission process for CAT 2018 in the table below.
|CAT 2018 Important Dates||Important Dates|
|Notification for CAT 2018 will be announced on||28 Jul 2018|
|Registration will commence from||08 Aug 2018|
|Last date to submit the CAT 2018 Application Form||
26 Sep 2018
|CAT 2018 Admit Card will be available for download on||24 Oct 2018|
|CAT 2018 exam date||25 Nov 2018|
|Display of CAT 2018 Answer Key||A week or two later after the exam is held|
|Declaration of CAT 2018 Result||10 Jan 2019|
CAT 2017 Exam Schedule
So that you get a better understanding of the dates for CAT 2018 has been prepared and the flow of the examination process, we have provided the schedule for CAT 2017.
|Notification Releasing Date||30 Jul 2017|
|Start Date of Online Application||09 Aug 2017|
|Last date to submit e application form||25 Sep 2017|
|Correction window||27 – 30 Sep 2017|
|Admit Card Download Date||25 Oct – 26 Nov 2017|
|Mock Test Release||30 Oct 2017|
|CAT 2017 Exam Date||26 Nov 2017|
|Answer key & question paper release||07 Dec 2017|
|Last date to submit the objection||09 Dec 2017 (2:00 PM)|
|Result Announcement Date||08 Jan 2018|
CAT 2018: Exam Conducting Body
It has now been confirmed that IIM Calcutta will conduct CAT 2018.
IIMs that have conducted CAT exam in the past are as follows:
- 2017 – IIM Lucknow
- 2016 – IIM Bangalore
- 2015 – IIM Ahmedabad
- 2014 – IIM Indore
- 2013 – IIM Indore
- 2012 – IIM Kozhikode
- 2011 – IIM Calcutta
- 2010 – IIM Lucknow
- 2009 – IIM Ahmedabad
CAT Exam Date Archives
|CAT exam||Exam Date|
|CAT 2018||25 Nov (Declared)|
|CAT 2017||26 Nov 2017|
|CAT 2016||04 Dec 2016|
|CAT 2015||29 Nov 2015|
|CAT 2014||16 and 22 Nov 2014|
|CAT 2013||16 Oct 2013 to 11 Nov 2013|
|CAT 2012||11 Oct 2012 to 06 Nov 2012|
CAT 2018 Notification Date
It has been observed that the applicants for CAT have grown to more than 2 lakhs during past 3 years and as per the past trends, it is expected that more than 2 lakh candidates will register and apply for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 also.
The IIM-C has released the notification on July 28, 2018. The notification will consist of the registration process, important dates, selection criteria, eligibility conditions, etc. With the release of the notification, the candidates can get themselves familiarised with the whole of the examination process.
CAT 2018 Registration Date
The registration for CAT 2018 will start once the notification has been released. The registration process will start from August 08, 2018 and it is to be done in online mode only. To apply for CAT you first need to register by entering the details such as your Date of Birth, Email ID, After the registration is done, you can fill up the application form by entering details such as Personal Details, Educational Qualification Details, Work Experience, Programmes, etc. The application form should be submitted before the last date.
The candidates often submit their application without reviewing it. However, if you want to do some changes in the data filled in the application form, you can do so. But after you submit the application, there will be a limited time window during which can you modify very limited details such as the percentage of marks scored, work experience, programmes names/interview city centers.
CAT 2018 Admit Card Date
The admit card for CAT 2018 will be issued for only those candidates who submit their application form with complete payment before the last date. Generally, the admit card is available for download a week or two before the commencement of the exam.
To download the CAT Admit Card you need to enter the login details as given to you at the time of registration. It is important that you should carry the print out of the admit card on the day of the examination. The CAT Admit Card 2018 will consist of the details such as Name of the candidate, Registration Number, Photograph and Signature of the candidate, Date of Birth, Category, Exam date, and timings, Address of the exam center, etc.
CAT 2018 Answer Key Date
Once the exam is over, the concerned exam conducting body releases the Answer Key and Question Paper. With the help of the CAT Answer Key, the candidates can cross check their answers, calculate their probable score and estimate their chances of qualifying the examination. The marks should be calculated as per the marking scheme only. The candidates are also given the opportunity to submit objection(s) if there is any in the answer key by online mode.
CAT 2018 Result Date
The CAT 2018 Result is likely to be announced on January 10, 2019. You can check your result by entering details like User ID and Password. After checking the result, the candidates can download their scorecard.
First Time Appearing For CAT exam?
Is this your first time that you will be appearing for the CAT Exam? Here we have summarised what exactly is CAT exam.
The full form of CAT is Common Admission Test which is held Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). It is a pre-requisite criterion for admission in various management programmes of IIMs. To be eligible for CAT exam, you should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline. There is no specific syllabus or exam pattern provided for CAT exam, however, it has been observed from past three years that the syllabus and number of questions haven’t changed much. CAT exam is the gateway for admission in MBA admissions in 19 IIMs and 150 other institutes.
Why You Should Give CAT exam?
CAT is India’s one of the most sought-after MBA entrance exam which attracts the cream of talent in India.
The admission to IIMs is possible only through high scores in CAT MBA exam. However, IIMs have a very high fee structure. The 2 years fee and other expenses at IIMs come to around Rs. 15 to 21 lakhs. But the top recruiters from India and the world look about these institutes for their placement season. The salary which is offered in these Institutes goes as high as Rs. 50 to 70 lakhs per annum to the students of IIMs, FMS. SPJIMR, MDI, among others who take up admission on the basis of CAT scores.
So CAT exam is a good opportunity for the students who want to make a mark in the Business World.