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CAT 2018: Notification Out



The much awaited IIM CAT notification is out, IIM Calcutta has released the official notification of CAT 2018 on July 29. The application form of CAT 2018 will be available from August 8. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most competitive MBA entrance exam of India taken by around 2 lakh candidates every year.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India Entrance test conducted by IIMs, for admission to various business administration programs across the country, including 2-year full time postgraduate programs in management, a few Executive programs, Fellowship programs in Management at the IIMS, along with programs at other top Indian B-schools like IITs, FMS, S P Jain, MDI, IMT, and more.

Around 4,000 seats are offered through the 20 IIMs. CAT 2018 score card will be valid only for one year until December 31, 2019. Prof. Sumanta Basu will be the CAT convener for this year.

CAT 2018 will be conducted on November 25 in two sessions. The exam pattern this year will remain the same as last year. Singapore Management University, joined the list of CAT participating institute last year to become the first ever international B-school to accept the CAT score. From this year onwards, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, will also accept the CAT score for admission to its MBA programme offered by the School of Management and Entrepreneurship.

CAT 2018 Registration:

 The application form of CAT 2018 will be released on August 8. CAT registration process is completely online wherein the aspirants have to visit the official website and click on the Registration tab. After filling up the registration form with basic details such as name, email address and mobile number, they would receive the CAT 2018 credentials- User ID and password through email and SMS respectively. The last date for CAT application is September 19.

How to fill CAT Application Form 2018

In order to fill up the CAT 2018 application form, applicants have to login through their user ID and password and fill up the application form by entering the correct information. The CAT application form 2018 is divided into following categories or sections:

  • Personal Details
  • Contact Details
  • Academic Details
  • Work Experience
  • Selecting IIMs to apply for
  • Selecting Test Centres and Interview Cities

After filling up information on each page, candidates have to click on Save & Next tab. Applicants have to upload their photograph and signature in the given dimension. The last step is to pay the application fee through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.


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