CAT 2018 Common Admission Test on November 25.

CAT 2018 Registration –  The Common Admission Test will be held on November 25. Common Admission Test popularly known as CAT is conducted by one of the IIMs for admission to MBA and PG programs in Management. As it caters to admission of top Business Schools in India, more that 2 lakh candidates attempt CAT to try their luck to get admission to one of IIMs. CAT 2018 Registration  will open on August 8 and continue till September 19.

CAT 2018 Highlights

  • The test will be conducted in two sessions across 147 cities.
  • Tutorials will be released on the official website from October 17.
  • The CAT will be held in two sessions of three hours.
  • There will be three sections: verbal ability and reading comprehension (Section I); data interpretation and logical reasoning (Section II) and quantitative ability (Section III).
  • Candidates will get 60 minutes for each section. They’ll have to complete one before proceeding to the next.
  • There will be both subjective and objective questions.
  • Candidates can select four cities in order of preference
  • Cities and centres will be assigned only after the last date of registration as per IIM-Calcutta and convener of the exam.
  • It is guarantee that they will be allotted their chosen location.
  • Admit cards will be available for download from October 24 till the date of test.
  • All payments have to be made online.

CAT scores are accepted by the 20 IIMs for admission to management programs, apart from another 100 colleges, including the IITs, IISc’s, SPJIMR Mumbai, FMS Delhi etc.

IIMs shortlist candidates for a writing test, group discussion and personal interview. based on CAT scores, previous academic performance and work experience,

Interview letters are sent to the chosen candidates

It is likely that IIMs will start handing out degrees this time. In December a was issued by the Rajya Sabha. that allowed the institutes to award degrees and make appointments themselves, among other changes Earlier, Masters students got a PGDM, a diploma. Doctoral researchers were called ‘Fellows.’

But all IIMs are likely to start awarding degrees from 2019.