The notification for CAT 2018 will be announced soon. The exam conducting body, IIM Calcutta is expected to release it in the fourth week of July 2018. The official notification for CAT usually releases on the last Sunday of July. Thus, there is a high probability that it follows the same trend this year.
CAT NOtification to release on July 29, 2018
So, according to last year trends we can expect that the CAT 2018 notification will release on July 29. In CAT 2017, the notification was released on July 30, 2017(Sunday). Similarly, for CAT 2016, the notification was out on Sunday the 31st of July. Even more in CAT 2015, the notification was available on July 26, 2015, ie Sunday again.
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CAT Registration From Second Week of August 2019; Likely on August 08
Generally, the CAT Registration starts within 10-12 days after the release of notification. Once the registration starts candidates will able to register for the exam. You have to register before the last date of registration to take the exam this year.
Why is CAT 2018 Notification Important?
The notification is the official announcement for the conduction of exam this year. With the release of notification, we will able to know the exact details regarding the exam. It will confirm the registration details, fees etc. Moreover, to check the detailed information you need to visit the official website of CAT 2018 for the same.
CAT Notification will available at:
- National Newspapers
What does CAT Notification contain?
The notification will contain the information regarding CAT 2018. It will consist of the exam date, eligibility criteria, registration fees and other important details.
CAT 2017 notification, taken from the official website.
CAT 2018 Exam Date
The advertisement will contain the date when the CAT 2018 will take place. Though the CAT exam date has already been released on the official website. The exam will conduct on November 25, 2018.
CAT 2018 Eligibility
The CAT advertisement will have the eligibility criteria. Moreover, you need to visit the official website to know the detailed eligibility for CAT.
CAT 2018 Reservation Policy
You need to visit the official website to check the reservation details. It is advisable that you fill the reservation category correctly in the form. You will not able to change the category later.
CAT 2018 Registration Fees
The official notification will contain the CAT registration fees for reserved and unreserved categories. Most importantly, you need to pay the fee only once, it will not depend on the number of institutions you are applying for. It is likely that the registration will be as given in the table below.
|CAT Exam Year||Category|
|SC, ST, and PwD||Other Categories|
|2018(Expected)||Rs. 950/-||Rs. 1900/-|
|2017||Rs. 900/-||Rs. 1800/-|
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CAT 2018 Important Dates
The notification will contain the registration dates, admit card download date, test date, and result declaration date. The dates written below are likely dates for the upcoming events except the test date.
|CAT 2018||Important Dates|
|Notification for the Common Admission Test||29 Jul 2018|
|Registration will start from||08 Aug 2018|
|Last date to submit the Application Form is||24 Sep 2018|
|Issuance of Admit Card from||20 Oct 2018|
|CAT 2018 exam date||25 Nov 2018|
|Declaration of Result||10 Jan 2019|
CAT 2018 Test Center
It will contain the number of test centers in which the CAT 2018 will take place. During the registration process, you will be able to select four cities out of the total available centers. Last year test centers were spread across 140 test cities.