CAT 2018 Notification Released
CAT 2018 notification, mentioning admission procedure and others details, has been released by IIM Calcutta on Sunday, July 29, 2018.

“The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT 2018) on 25 th November, 2018 in two sessions. Detailed information on CAT 2018 may be obtained from the CAT website,” read a notification on the IIM Calcutta’s official website. 

Simple steps to check CAT 2018 schedule online as follows:
Step 1: Visit
Step 2: Go to the Know More section.
Step 3: Click on CAT 2018 Advertisement/ CAT 2018 Information Bulletin.
Step 4: Read the instructions and register for CAT 2018. 

CAT 2018 is a pre-requisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programmes of IIMs. CAT 2018 Scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM
member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions. 

Admission process 
Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in CAT 2018 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. For more information, candidates must refer to the respective websites of the IlM.

CAT 2018 Score
Candidates' CAT 2018 score card will be accessible at the CAT website. Candidates may also be intimated individually by SMS. The CAT results are likely be declared by second week of January, 2019. CAT 2018 score is valid only till December 31, 2019 and will accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to issuance of CAT 2018 score cards will be entertained. 

Registration fees
Rs 950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.
Rs 1900 for all other categories of candidates.
Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fees only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstance.

Eligibility criteria 
Please refer to the detailed notification on the CAT website. Applicants should
note that mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure
consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

Marking Scheme

For Non-MCQs(Multiple Choice Questions),

• +3 marks for ‘correct answer’

• Negative marks (or No marks) for ‘wrong or no attempt’.

The scoring scheme for MCQs (multiple choice questions) is:

• +3 marks for correct answer

• -1 marks for incorrect answer

• No marks given or deducted for non-MCQs.

Question Types

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and Non-MCQs

Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Important dates
CAT 2018 Registration Commencement: August 8, 2018

Last date of CAT 2018 Registration: September 19, 2018

CAT 2018 Admit Card: October 24, 2018

CAT 2018 exam: November 25, 2018

CAT 2018 result: Second week of January 2019