CAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, CAT 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

CAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, CAT 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, MBA Entrance Exam

CAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, CAT 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, MBA Entrance Exam

Below You can access the latest updates, procedures, guidance for taking Admission in 2018 for CAT 2018 MBA Entrance Exams 2018

 

CAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, CAT 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, MBA Entrance Exam

 

CAT 2018 Exam Dates

Here, we are providing the tentative dates of CAT 2018:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Start Date of Online ApplicationAugust 2018
Last date to submit the application formSeptember 2018
Correction windowOctober 2018
Admit Card Download DateOctober 2018
CAT 2018 Exam DateDecember 2018
Result Announcement DateJanuary 2019

Common Admission Test (CAT) , the Guru of all MBA entrance examinations, is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to enroll students for Post-graduate and Fellow Programs. Several other top management institutes all over India also use valid CAT score for admissions. CAT is held in the month of Nov.

CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria Common Admission Test 2018

QualificationUniversityPass Percentage
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s DegreeRecognized by the MHRD/UPSC/AICTEAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)
Bachelor’s Degree from any UniversityAt least 50% (45% for SCAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)
Students who are pursing final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and can also applyContinuing Graduation from University. Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE/ UGCAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)

 

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern  Common Admission Test 2018

SectionQuestionsSectional TimeTotal Time
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension3460 Mins180 Mins
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning3260 Mins
Quantitative Ability3460 Mins

Exam Format: CAT is a computer based test, conducted in multiple cities.

 

CAT 2018 Application Form Fee

  • The application fee is Rs. 1700 for General category candidates and Rs. 850 for reserved category candidates.CAT 2018 Application Form Fee
  • The mode of application fee payment is through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Last year, the number of CAT applications was 2,32,434, which was highest in past six years. The actual number of test takers was around 1,95,000.

 

Selection Process of IIMs CAT 2018 RESULTS AND SHORTLISTING

Information related to CAT  results will be tentatively available starting 2 nd week of January on website. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary from IIM to IIM. Please visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.

ADMISSION PROCESS CAT 2018

Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT  examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors like previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites.

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION CAT 2018

If a candidate is shortlisted for interviews by any IIM, he/she must comply with the following eligibility verification: Mark sheets and Degree Certificate A candidate must show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.

Reservation Category CAT 2018

Requirements If shortlisted for interview, SC, ST, NC-OBC and PWD candidates must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original certificate of qualifying degree and attested copy of the same must be submitted for verification at the time of joining a programme. Candidatesin the Final Year of Graduation If shortlisted for interview, candidates appearing for the final bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification examination must show an original certificate from the Principal / Registrar / Director of the university/ institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD category) based on latest available grades/marks. He/she must submit an attested copy of the original certificate at the time of interview. For the Post Graduate Programmes of IIMs, such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme PROVISIONALLY, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit original mark sheet and qualifying degree certificate of having passed the bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal /Registrar of their college/institute. They must obtain at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD category). They also must submit an attested copy of the mark sheets and qualifying degree certificate. The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2018. NONFULFILLMENT OF THIS CONDITION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE PROVISIONAL ADMISSION. Provisional admission will also be cancelled if it is found that the certificate is found to be incorrect subsequently

Scoring and Equating Process CAT 2018

CAT 2016 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The Normalization process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections. The scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting. For reporting purposes, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published. The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India, such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalization across sections, we shall use the percentile equivalence.

CAT 2018 Syllabus

CAT Syllabus is divided into Three sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Candidates preparing for the CAT exam, must be aware of the CAT 2018 syllabus. The syllabus comprises of  Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Candidates have to master these topics in order to score well in the exam. It is a computer based test which contains multiple choice questions (MCQ). Some of the question will be of subjective types.

The syllabus of CAT is divided into 3 sections:

  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability

 

CAT 2018 Syllabus

Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionQuantitative Ability
  • Caselets and Tables
  • Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Line Charts & Pie Chart
  • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Logical
  • Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical
  • Connectives
  • Blood Relations
  • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
  • Grammar or English Usage
  • Correction in Sentence
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
  • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
  • Meaning/Usage Match
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Summary Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Facts Inferences Judgements
 

  • Number Systems
  • LCM & HCF
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Percentages
  • Speed, Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Averages
  • Quadratic & Linear Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences & Series
  • Surds & Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Probability, Permutation and Combination
  • Set Theory
  • Functions & Geometry
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration

 

CAT Result 2018

Candidates can check the CAT 2017 Result via online mode. It has been released on 8th January 2018. CAT score card has been made available via online mode through the website. The authority may also intimate about the result to candidates individually. Candidates can view their score through the login window. Candidates are advised to take printout of the result for further use.

CAT Cut-Off

Students will get admission in various IIMs on the basis of cut-off. CAT Cut-off depend upon the various terms like number of students, seats availability, exam difficulty, etc. CAT cut-off has been released by various IIMs. Cut-off has been published separately for various categories like NC-OBC, ST, ST and DA/PwD.

IM Ahmedabad CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal AbilityOverall
General70707080
NC-OBC65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
DA/PwD60606070

IIM Bangalore CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General85808090
NC-OBC75707080
SC70656575
ST60606075
DA/PwD60606075

IIM Calcutta CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General>80>80>80>90
NC-OBC>75>75>75>85
SC>65>65>65>70
ST>60>60>60>70
PwD>60>60>60>70

IIM Calcutta CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryPGPPGP-ABMPGP-SM
VARCDI & LRQAOverallVARCDI & LRQAOverallVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General858585908080808580808085
SC555555705555556555555565
ST505050655050506050505060
OBC-NC777777827272727772727277
PwD505050655050506050505060

IIM Kozhikode CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryVARC Percentile RankDI & LRQAOverall
General80808090
SC50505065
ST40404055
NC-OBC70707080
PwD40404055

IIM Indore CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryVARC Percentile RankDI & LR Percentile RankQA Percentile RankOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC70707080
SC55555560
ST45454550
PwD45454550

IIM Vishakhapatnam CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryVARC DI & LR QA Overall
General85808090
NC-OBC75707080
SC60606075
ST50505055
PwD50505055

IIM Ranchi CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryVARC DI & LR QA Overall
General80808090
NC-OBC60606075
SC50505060
ST30303040
PwD30303040

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT 2017 Cut Off:

CategoryVARC DI & LR QA Overall
Open>80>80>80>90
NC-OBC>55>55>55>75
SC>50>50>50>55
ST>30>30>30>35
PwD>50>50>50>65

 

Previous Year IIMs College wise Cut Off

All the IIM published their separate cut off list. The selected candidates are called for Personal Interview & Group Discussions rounds. The selection procedure of each institution varies from each other. The IIM Institutions consider the CAT score, academic record & work experience of the candidates to get admission into their management programme.

IIM Trichy:

CategoryQuantitative Ability & Data InterpretationLogical Reasoning & Verbal Ability
General8080
NC-OBC6060
SC5050
ST7272
DA/PwD5555

IIM Kashipur:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability
General808080
NC-OBC606060
SC505050
ST727272
DA/PwD505050

IIM Rohtak:

CategoryQuantitative Ability & Data InterpretationLogical Reasoning & Verbal Ability
General8080
NC-OBC7070
SC4545
ST4040
DA/PwD5050

IIM Shillong:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability
General707070
NC-OBC707070
SC606060
ST505050
DA/PwD505050

IIM Udaipur:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability
General808080
NC-OBC606060
SC505050
ST727272
DA/PwD505050

IIM Raipur:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability
General808080
NC-OBC606060
SC505050
ST727272
DA/PwD505050

IIM Nagpur:

CategoryQuantitative Ability & Data InterpretationLogical Reasoning & Verbal Ability
General8080
NC-OBC50.450.4
SC41.4240.80
ST61.4361.43
DA/PwD41.4242.21

IIM Sirmaur:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability
General757575
NC-OBC505050
SC454545
ST686868
DA/PwD505050

IIM Sambalpur:

CategoryQuantitative Ability & Data InterpretationLogical Reasoning & Verbal Ability
General8080
NC-OBC50.450.4
SC41.4240.80
ST61.4361.43
DA/PwD41.4242.21

IIM Amritsar:

CategoryQuantitative Ability & Data InterpretationLogical Reasoning & Verbal Ability
General8080
NC-OBC50.450.4
SC41.4240.80
ST61.4361.43
DA/PwD41.4242.21

 

CAT 2018 Answer Key

The answer key contain the correct answers of the questions asked in the CAT examination. CAT answer key has been published on 7th December. Students can get the answer key via online mode through the website. Through answer key, candidates can have an idea about their performance in the examination. Candidates can submit their objections against answer key till 9th December 2017.

CAT 2018 Admission

CAT Admission 2018 will be started after the result announcement. Each IIM consider their own procedures & eligibility for providing admissions. Admission will be done as per the cut-off released by the IIMs. For admission candidates have to go through various rounds like Personal Interview (PI), Group Discussion (GD) and Written Ability Test (WAT). Admission will be done as per the candidate’s performance in the CAT exam & Interview organized by IIMs.

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