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CAT 2018: Online application process closes in 2 days. Know what's new this year!

By: Sakshi Awasthi on September 17, 2018

The Common Admission Test, known as CAT examination is scheduled to be conducted on November 25, 2018. The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta has started the registration process and the last date to apply for the examination is September 19, 2018. The candidates who are aspiring to appear for CAT 2018 must visit the official website of CAT at to apply for the exam.


According to the notification released by the IIM Calcutta, there are few new changes this year in terms of exam pattern, application fee etc.

What's New This Year?

  • This year the CAT question paper will carry a comparatively fewer number of Multiple-Choice Questions.
  • As there will be less MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), the candidates will need to type more answers.
  • The number of city centers has also increased to 147. Earlier, the number was 144.
  • The CAT application fee has been increased by INR. 100 this year.
  • This year the CAT Result might be declared with little delay.

Upcoming Events of CAT 2018:

Upcoming Events


CAT 2018 Online Application ends

September 19, 2018 (till 5 PM)

Availability of Correction Window

Fourth week of September 2018

CAT 2018 Admit Card

October 24, 2018 (from 1 PM onwards)

Availability of CAT Mock Test

October 17, 2018

CAT 2018

November 25, 2018

CAT 2018 Answer Key

First week of December 2018

Declaration of CAT Result

Second week of January 2019

CAT 2018 Counselling

February-March 2019

The candidates who are seeking to appear for CAT 2018 and have yet not registered, must read the following steps of CAT Application Procedure.

CAT Application Process involves following steps:

Step 1: Registration:

  • Visit the official website of CAT at
  • Click on ‘New Candidate Registration'.
  • Provide the required details such as name, date of birth, email address, mobile number, etc.
  • Submit the form and authenticate your registration.
  • The candidate will receive an email on the registered email id carrying login credential.

Step 2: Login:

  • Login the official website by using User id and Password.
  • Read the important instructions available on the official website before filling the application form.

Step 3: Filing and submitting Application Form:

  • The CAT application form is divided into 5 sections i.e. providing personal details, academic details, work experience, programmes, test city and pay the application fee.

Requirements to fill CAT Application Form:

  • Class X and Class XII Certificate and Mark Sheet
  • Bachelors' Degree and Mark Sheet
  • Work Experience Details
  • List of programmes offered by IIMs to apply

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