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CAT Exam 2018: Notification, Eligibility, Selection process, Syllabus

IIM Calcutta Notification: CAT Exam 2018 on 25th November

 CAT Exam 2018-Introduction: IIM Calcutta released an official notification for CAT exam 2018. Candidates seeking admission into IIM or any prestigious management Institute are mandatory to qualify CAT Exam. Interested students provided they satisfy the basic eligibility criteria can apply online as soon as the registration starts. Selection of candidates to respective Management Colleges will be based on the merit followed by an Interview. Detailed information regarding eligibility criteria, age limit, selection process, and educational qualification for CAT Exam 2018 are mentioned below:

CAT Exam 2018 Notification, Eligibility Criteria

Important Dates

Name of the  Exam: Common Admission Test (CAT)
Conducting Organization: IIM Calcutta
Starting date of Application: 04-08-2018
Last Date to submit Application: 20-09-2018
Release of Admit Card: 25-10-2018
Exam Date: 25-11-2018
Organization Website:

Minimum Educational Qualifications for CAT Exam 2018

Candidates contending for CAT Exam 2018 should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution,having secured 50% marks in the last qualifying degree.

Application Fee for CAT Exam 2018

For Unreserved category candidates, application fee is Rs 1800/-

For Reserved category candidates, application fee is Rs 900/-

Exam Pattern and Syllabus for CAT Exam 2018

Question paper will consist of 100 objective type questions comprising of 3 sections carrying equal weightage. Each question carries 3 marks and each wrong answer deducts 1 mark from the total. Time allotted for the exam is 3 hours.

Section Name Total Questions Total Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 34 102 60 Minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 96 60 Minutes
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 102 60 Minutes
Total 100 300 3 Hours

Brief syllabus as follows: (As per last year’s observations)


  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms
  • Synonyms
  • One-word Substitutions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Error-Spotting
  • Analogies


  • Venn Diagram
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Charts
  • Data Analysis
  • Graphs (Line, Area)
  • Puzzles
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Data Tables
  • Syllogisms
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Arrangements-based questions
  • Set Theory
  • Direction Test
  • Sequences and Series
  • Data Structures
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Blood Relations
  • Binary Logic
  • Clocks and Calendars


  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Number systems
  • LCM & HCF
  • Mensuration
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Time and work
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Averages
  • Permutation combination
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss

Selection Process for CAT Exam 2018

Candidates who have successfully registered for CAT Exam 2018 will be assessed on the basis of online test following which a provisional merit list will be prepared and short-listed candidates will be called for an interview personally via mail. Candidates are advised to carry all the relevant original documents so as to produce before the selection council.

How to Apply Online for CAT Exam:

Candidates aspiring to appear for CAT Exam 2018 are advised to keep in touch with the latest updates posted on the official website .As soon as the registration starts fill the form online, pay the application fee and take the print out of the confirmation page till the admission process.

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