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CAT 2018 Notification with all the details has been released by IIM Calcutta on July 29, 2018. The exam pattern this year will remain the same as last year. This article presents detailed information on CAT 2018 regarding the notification, important dates, registration process, application form, exam pattern, etc.

 Important Dates


Dates (Tentative)

Online registration starts

8th August 2018

Last date for registration

19th September 2018

Application correction

4th to last week of September 2018

Admit card release

24th October 2018 onwards

Mock Test release

17th October 2018

Exam Date

25th November 2018

Answer Key and question paper release

1st week of December 2018

Last date to submit objection

2nd week of December 2018

Declaration of Result

2nd week of January 2019

Important points to note about CAT 2018 Application Form

  • 1. CAT 2018 Application Form will be available online only
  • 2. The CAT 2018 application form fee is expected to be Rs.1900/-
  • 3. In case of filling incorrect information in CAT 2018 online application form not only the candidature of the aspirant will be treated as invalid but the CAT application fee will also be forfeited.
  • 4. CAT 2018 application can be completed in 3 steps.
  • 5. You can save and exit the CAT 2018 application form any number of times to edit and complete it later or can Save & Continue each section till you submit the application.
  • 6. Fee for CAT application is to be paid after completing your CAT online application 2018
  • 7. If you do not pay the CAT 2018 application fee after completing your CAT 2018 application form, your CAT application will remain incomplete and you will not be allowed to appear in CAT 2018 exam.

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:

  • 1. Personal Details
  • 2. Contact Details
  • 3. Academic Details
  • 4. Work Experience
  • 5. Selecting IIMs to apply for
  • 6. 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.

Documents needed to complete CAT 2018 Application

Following are the mandatory items of information you need during the CAT 2018 online application process:

  • 1. Educational history
  • 2. Mark sheets (10th /12th/ Degree/Diploma)
  • 3. Work experience, if any
  • 4. Applicable Certificates to upload
  • 5. Scanned images of your passport size photo and signature. (The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background)
  • 6. Scanned image of Passport size photo with the dimensions 35mm X 45mm along with the scanned image of your signature with the dimensions 1000mm X 35 mm. is required to be uploaded at the time of registration for CAT 2018. Please note that the documents file format should be .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px.

CAT 2018 Application Fee

  • 1. The application fee is Rs. 1900 for General category candidates and Rs. 950 for SC/ST/PWD category candidates.
  • 2. The mode of application fee payment is through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Exam Pattern


No of MCQs

No of Non- MCQs

Total no of questions

Total marks

Time allotted (in min)

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Marking Scheme

Correct Response

Incorrect Response



*There is no negative marking scheme for non-MCQs or TITA (Type In The Answer) questions.

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