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.

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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 19 Sep 2018
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.

Events Dates
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.

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