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On 25 November 2018, IIM Calcutta will conduct CAT 2018 in a computer-based mode for admission to the 20 IIMs and various other management institutes. CAT notification has been released on 29 July while CAT registration has started on 8 August 2018. Management aspirants must make sure that they fulfil the CAT eligibility criteria before they start filling the CAT application form. Also, before commencing with CAT 2018 registration, candidates are advised to collect the necessary CAT registration documents and details.

More than 4000 seats will be offered by these 20 Indian Institutes of Management on the basis of CAT score 2018. CAT registration form will be available online and candidates must make sure that they register successfully to access the application form. While filling CAT 2018 application form, candidates must make sure that they enter all the details carefully. Also, while uploading the scanned documents, applicants must make sure that they are as per the required specifications. Know more about the list of CAT important documents, registration process, dates, fee, etc. from this page.

Latest Update: IIM Calcutta announced CAT notification 2018 on 29 July.

CAT registration 2018

CAT Registration 2018 Documents List

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 the candidate’s passport-size photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable)
  • Banking Details – For payment of CAT application fees, candidates are required to keep their banking details ready

CAT Registration Documents - Photo & Signature Specification

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 2018 Registration

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: CAT Exam 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.

CAT 2018 Registration Dates

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 Schedule 2018


CAT Registration Dates

Availability of detailed CAT notification

29 July 2018

CAT application process starts

8 August 2018

Last date to submit CAT application form

19 September 2018

Correction of CAT application form

Last week of September 2018

CAT 2018 exam

25 November 2018


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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