CAT 2018 on November 25: IIMs announce CAT 2018 Exam date and Notification Date

CAT 2018 Date Announced
Thursday, May 10 2018, 11:58 AM
IIMs have announced to conduct CAT 2018 exam on Sunday November 25, 2018. It will be a a single day – two session exam to be conducted on the same day. CAT 2018 notification is expected to be released on July 28.
“CAT 2018 will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Detailed notification for CAT 2018 may be released in July / August 2018” IIM CAT Website

IIMs have announced the CAT 2018 Exam Date. The CAT 2018 exam will be held on November 25, 2018, the last Sunday of November. The announcement on IIMCAT website says, “CAT 2018 will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Detailed notification for CAT 2018 may be released in July / August 2018.” had already announced the likely CAT 2018 exam date and related exam schedule

CAT 2018 Exam Scehdule

CAT 2018 Exam Activity
Important Dates​​
CAT 2018 Notification date
July 28, 2018 
CAT 2018 Registration start date
August 4, 2018
CAT 2018 Exam date
November 25, 2018
CAT 2018 Result date
January 2019 second week

Like past nine years, CAT 2018 will also be a Computer Based Test (CBT). It will be a single day exam and will be held over two sessions on the same day. It is expected that CAT 2018 may be conducted in more than 140 test cities and more than 400 test venues in India.

IIM Calcutta and IIM Kozhikode are the likely contenders to convene CAT 2018. During the last 5 years, only these two top IIMs have not convened the Common Admission Test (CAT).

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 is the largest MBA entrance exam in India for admission in 2019 to 20 IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, JBIMS, IMI, IMT, NITIE, MBA programmes at IITs and hundreds of other top MBA colleges in India. More than 2 lakhs candidates appear in CAT every year. 2.32 lakh candidates appeared in CAT 2017 conducted by IIM Lucknow.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern
Each of the 2 sessions in CAT 2018 will be of 3 hours duration. Like last year, there will be individual sectional time constraint of 1 hour for each section. Candidates will have to attempt 1 section in 60 minutes failing which they will automatically be switched to next section.

3 sections in CAT 2018 will consist of:

CAT 2018 Section
Number of Questions
Sectional Time Limit
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
1 hour
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
1 hour
Quantitative Ability
1 hour

Type of questions in CAT 2018
Apart from MCQs, CAT 2018 will contain non-MCQs type of questions also. To attempt Non-MCQs candidates will have to type direct answers on the screen.

These Non-MCQs will not carry any negative marking for wrong answers and were present in last year CAT also with a weightage of 28% to the total questions.

CAT 2018 Preparation Guide
Before moving on your CAT 2018 preparation journey, you should be well aware about the CAT 2018 exam syllabus. In fact, CAT 2018 preparation for all the three sections requires 5-6 months of well devised preparation plan. So, once you know about the CAT 2018 exam pattern, your next step for CAT preparation is to scan the CAT Syllabus 2018 which has no boundaries.

CAT 2018 exam preparation as per CAT syllabus is based on past trend of CAT exams. During the last three years CAT exam Pattern, Preparation and Syllabus has not changed much. It is the right time to begin your CAT Sectional preparation without waiting any further.

The CAT 2018 Notification expected on July 28, will carry all the updated information on  CAT 2018 exam schedule, CAT exam eligibility, CAT test centres, CAT exam pattern. CAT 2018 Registration is expected to start in  the first week of August alongwith the launch of IIMs admission process. CAT 2018 website is also proposed to be launched along with the CAT notification release.

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