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The exam date for CAT 2018 has been announced, which is 25 November. It is expected that the complete CAT notification will be announced soon. This year, the exam date of Common Admission Test was announced much before the usual time i.e. at least 2 months ahead. CAT 2018 registration cum application form will be online and link to access the same will be provided on this page. Management aspirants must make sure that they collect all the necessary documents and details before the CAT registration process starts. As per various resources, IIM Calcutta will be conducting CAT 2018 for admission to the IIMs and other management institutions. Go through this article for details on CAT 2018 registration, dates, documents required, application process, etc.

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CAT Registration Dates 2018

Management aspirants preparing for CAT must make sure that they become familiar with the schedule of the test. Candidates can check the list of CAT important dates 2018 from the table below

CAT Important Dates


CAT Registration Dates

Availability of detailed CAT notification

Last week of July 2018

CAT application process starts

Second week of August 2018

Last date to submit CAT application form

Last week of September 2018

Correction of CAT application form

Last week of September 2018

CAT 2018 exam

25 November 2018

CAT Application Form 2018 – Documents and Details

Before candidates start filling the CAT application form, they must make sure that they keep the following details and documents ready –

  • Email Address – Which must be maintained until the conclusion of the admission process
  • Mobile Number – The number must remain active till the admission process ends
  • Mark Sheets – Class 10, 12, Graduation and other qualification
  • List of IIMs – The list of IIMs where they want to apply
  • Scanned Images – The scanned images of candidate’s passport-size photograph, signature and category certificate (if required)
  • Banking Details – For payment of CAT application fees, candidates are required to keep their banking details ready

Specifications of images required during CAT Application Process

As mentioned above, candidates are required to upload the scanned images of their passport size photograph, signature, and category certificates (if they have applied under the reserved categories). Candidates must make sure that the image specifications must meet the requirements as mentioned below –


Passport size photograph



30 mm X 45 mm; JPEG or JPG

80 mm X 35 mm; JPG or JPEG


Less than or equal to 80 KB

Less than or equal to 80 KB


Minimum resolution of 150 px/inch

Minimum resolution of 150 px/inch

CAT Application Process 2018

The application process of CAT 2018 can be divided into the following steps –

  • Step 1: CAT Registration 2018 – Before candidates start with the application process, they must register for the CAT 2018. Only through CAT registration, candidates will get their User ID and password.
  • Step 2: CAT Application Form 2018 – With the provided CAT user ID and password, candidates are required to access the application form and fill the same. While filling the CAT application form 2018, candidates must make sure that they provide all the details are true. In case of any error in the entered details will lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • Step 3: Documents uploading – As mentioned above, candidates must make sure that they keep the scanned copies of their passport size photographs and signatures. Before uploading these scanned documents, candidates must make sure that they meet the required specifications.
  • Step 4: CAT Application Fee – To conclude the CAT application process, candidates are required to pay the application fee. Candidates must note that CAT registration fee can be paid via online mode only i.e. through credit card, debit card or net banking. With the category of candidates, the application fee of CAT will vary.

About CAT 2018

This year, CAT 2018 is scheduled to be held on 25 November 2018 in a computer-based mode. Every year, CAT is being held by one of the IIMs for admission to their management programmes. Also, various other management institutes will be accepting the CAT score. The test will contain a total of 100 questions i.e. both MCQs and non-MCQs and the total marks will be 300. For every correct answer, three marks will be added while 1 mark will be deducted for wrong answers. However, there is no negative marking in the non-MCQs. For more details on CAT 2018, click here.

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