CAT-2018 to be held on November 25, 2018

CAT-2018 to be held on November 25, 2018
CAT-2018 to be held on November 25, 2018

The entrance test for MBA will be held in more than 140 cities across the country

The Hush Post: The Common Admission Test (CAT), the entrance exam for MBA, will be held on November 25, 2018. IIMs have announced this date on their official website.

All the detailed notification for CAT-2018 will be released in July/August 2018, according to the CAT IIM official website. The IIMs have made this announcement in May this year. Last year the announcement was made in July-August.

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the largest MBA entrance exam in India to get admission to the top MBA colleges in India. The duration of the exam will be three hours for a total of 100 questions to be solved.

More than 2 lakh candidates register and apply for CAT every year. In 2017, there were 2.32 lakh candidates who applied for the exam. It is expected that in 2018 more candidates will write the exam. It will be conducted in more than 140 cities. The exam will be conducted in two sessions – morning and afternoon.

CAT 2018 Important dates

Events Important Dates (Tentative)
CAT 2018 Notification date July 28, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration start date August 4, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration ends September 20, 2018
CAT 2018 Admit card release date October 25, 2018
CAT 2018 Exam date November 25, 2018
CAT 2018 Result date January 2019 second week


CAT 2018 notification will be released by the IIMs in the last week of July 2018 in all the leading newspapers simultaneously. CAT 2018 convening IIM will also release the CAT 2018 notification and CAT advertisement to online websites a day before it is published in newspapers.

Immediately after release of CAT 2018 notification by IIMs, the CAT registration and application process will begin in about a week’s time preferably in the first week of August, 2018.

If you have completed Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA), or are in the final year of Bachelor’s degree you can appear in CAT 2018 exam. There is no Age bar to apply and appear for CAT 2018 exam.


CAT 2018 Result date is the second week of January 2019. The CAT exam result is released
between January 7 and 9 for the last three years. CAT result date is the most important day
for the CAT aspirants who have done well in the CAT exam and on the basis of their
performance have high hopes to get into one of the top IIMs.

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