CAT 2018 Common Admission Test

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CAT Dates

The Common Admission Test Dates for 2018 have been announced by the IIM Calcutta. The table below illustrates the important deadlines for application, admit card issue and declaration of result. The candidates are also expected to ensure if they fulfill the requirements of CAT Eligibility criteria. Before applying for the Common Admission Test, the candidates must ensure that the following documents are kept ready:

  1. Mark sheets of 10th, 12th Bachelor's degree and Higher education
  2. Certificates that are required to be uploaded
  3. Passport size photo scanned copies which are not more than six months old having a white background.
  4. IIM Programs that can be applied

Important Events of CAT 2018:

CAT 2018 Important Events


CAT Online Registration Starts

August 8, 2018

Last date to apply online

September 26, 2018, before 05:00 PM

CAT 2018 Admit Card available for Download

October 24 to November 25, 2018

CAT 2018 Exam Date

November 25, 2018

CAT 2018 Result

2nd week of January 2019 (Tentative)

CAT 2018 Counselling Schedule:



Release of Shortlist

Third Week of January 2019

Announcement of Counselling Dates

Third Week of January 2019

Call for the shortlisted candidates

Third Week of January 2019

Last Date to apply for Counselling

First Week of February 2019

Counselling Commences

Second Week of February 2019

Counselling Ends

Second Week of March 2019

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Test Centre Details

The Common Admission Test is conducted to determine admission into 20 IIMs or 100 B-schools all over India. CAT was conducted in 136 cities in the previous year. 

Candidates would have to choose 4 cities in the order of preference to get allotted a particular test center. While filling the CAT Application Form, candidates are advised to go through the instructions and the detailed procedure to fill the form without any discrepancy.

State Centers
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh  Bhilai, Raipur
Delhi New Delhi
Goa Madgaon
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Solan
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Kochi, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kozhikode, Mallapuram,

Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram


Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad,Jalgaon, Kolhapur,

Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur

Meghalaya Shillong
Odisha Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur
Rajasthan Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli Telangana
Hyderabad Karim Nagar, Khammam
Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida,

Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi


Dehradun, Roorkee

West Bengal Hooghly,Howrah, Kolkata, Siliguri

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