CAT Notification 2018 Common Admission Test Application Form iimcat.ac.in Registration Process Exam Dates

CAT Notification

Indian Institute of Management Studies (IIMs) has been issued CAT Notification for those candidates who are desirous to take admission in postgraduate programmers in (MBA) Business Administration. In this concern, online applications are invited via official web portal that is iimcat.ac.in. Therefore, if you are one of those candidates then you can submit Common Admission Test Application Form as on or before the ending date that is 20 September 2017. As, It is a platform for taking admission into 19 IIMs and in various of B-schools which are located over the country.

So, applicants have to qualify in CAT Exam. Willing aspirants can get guidelines for registration process from this page. Applying candidates can also gather CAT Exam date and other important dates from the beneath section of this page. Applicants who want to collect all important details such as CAT Eligibility, application fee, selection process etc concerning CAT Notification 2018 they can go through this web page which is well created by the team of indguru.com

Overview of This Page….

List of Participating Institutes and Offered Courses

CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Category Wise Registration

CAT Application Fee

Mode of Selection

CAT Exam Centres

Common Admission Test Exam Pattern

CAT Syllabus

Previous Year CAT Exam Cut Off

Steps to fill CAT Online Registration Form

CAT Schedule

Participating Institute and Offered Courses

IIM Name Courses Offered Official Website
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP www.iimv.ac.in
IIM Udaipur PGP www.iimu.ac.in
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP and PGPBM www.iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Sirmaur PGP www.iiml.ac.in/iimsirmaur
RGIIM Shillong PGP and PGPEX www.iimshillong.in
IIM Sambalpur PGP www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Rohtak PGP and EPGP www.iimrohtak.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGDM and PGDHRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Raipur PGP and PGPWE www.iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Nagpur PGP www.iimnagpur.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM and PGPSM www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Kashipur PGP and EPGPM www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Jammu PGP www.iiml.ac.in/jammu
IIM Indore PGP and EPGP www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP www.iimcal.ac.in/iimbihar
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM and PGPPM www.iimb.ernet.in
IIM Amritsar PGP www.iimamritsar.ac.in
IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP-FABM www.iimahd.ernet.in

Common Admission Test (CAT) Eligibility Criteria

Applicants have to fulfill mentioned below CAT Eligibility Criteria. Have a look!!

  • To apply for CAT Registration Notification, aspirants must have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institute.
  • The minimum percentage of aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA to be obtained or secured by the applicants is 50% for General category candidates and 45% for reserved category candidates to apply for CAT Notification.
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for Common Admission Test Registration Notification provided they fulfill the Bachelor’s degree cutoff and other factors within the stipulated schedule given by IIMs and other participating institutes.
  • Candidates who have Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage can also appear in CAT Exam.

Category Wise Seat Reservation

Category Reservation Percentage
PWD 5%
ST 7.50%
SC 15%
OBC 27%

CAT Application Fee

To submit Common Admission Test Registration Form, aspirants are hereby notified that they have to pay application fee of Rs. 900/- for SC/ST and PWD applications. Other category candidates are required to pay Rs. 1800/- as an application fee. The payment of fee will be done through online mode by using the Debit Card/ Credit Card or Net Banking.

CAT Selection Process

The selection of applicants will be done on the basis of CAT Exam score which consists mentioned below rounds. IIMs may also use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. Have a look!!

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Group Discussions (GD)
  • Personal Interviews (PI)

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CAT Test Centres

CAT will be conducted in 140 cities across the country. Applicants will be given a option to select any four test cities in order of their preference.

State/Union Territories Exam Cities
West Bengal Asansol, Burdwan, Bishnupur,Durgapur, Howrah, Kalyani, Hooghly,Kolkata, Siliguri
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Bareilly, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Mathura, Meerut, Lucknow, Varanasi
Telangana Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Punjab Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur
Puducherry Puducherry
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Meghalaya Shillong
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Solapur, Thane
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar
Kerala Kasaragod, Kochi, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Trivandrum
Karnataka Kolar, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Ramnagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikballapur, Davanagere, Hasan
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Himachal Pradesh Simla
Haryana Gurgaon, Palwal, Panipath, Rohtak, Sonipath, Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Goa Madgaon, Verna
Delhi New Delhi
Chattisgarh Raipur, Bhillai
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Bihar Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Andhra Pradesh Chittoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair


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CAT Exam Pattern

There are no new changes in paper pattern of CAT 2017. Like previous years, there will be three sections – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. Common Admission Test will be conducted through online mode.

  • The questions will be asked from the subjects namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).
  • Total 100 questions will be asked.
  • 180 minutes will be allotted to solve the question paper.
  • 1 hour will be given for each section.
  • No negative marking for Non-MCQs.
  • Online calculator to be a part of the exam.
Sections No. of Non- MCQ Questions No. of MCQ Questions Total Questions in each Section Total Time Allotted
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension    (VARC) 10 24 34 60
Quantitative Ability (QA) 7 27 34 60
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 8 24 32 60
Total 25 75 100 180


CAT Exam Syllabus

Although there is no specific syllabus for CAT by IIMs, based on the past years’ pattern and analysis, we can assess the CAT Syllabus. Although IIMs mention that the level of the questions is similar to that of Class VIII-Class X. However, the experts mention that some of the questions are of Class XII to graduation level. The syllabus of CAT is divided into 3 sections:

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

Previous Year CAT Cutoff of IIMs

For the ease of applicants here we are also providing the previous year CAT Cut Off Marks according to categories. Applicants can get an idea for this year cut off marks.

IIMs Sections Category
General OBC-NC SC ST PwD
IIM Ahmedabad VRC 75 50 65 60 60
DI & LR 70 50 65 60 60
QA 70 50 65 60 60
Aggregate 80 60 75 70 70
IIM Bangalore VRC 85 75 70 60 60
DI & LR 80 70 65 60 60
QA 80 70 65 60 60
Aggregate 90 80 75 75 75
IIM Calcutta VRC 80 75 65 60 65
DI & LR 80 75 65 60 65
QA 80 75 65 60 65
Aggregate 90 85 70 70 70
IIM Lucknow VRC 85 77 55 50 55
DI & LR 85 77 55 50 55
QA 85 77 55 50 55
Aggregate 90 82 70 65 70


Steps to fill CAT Application Form

For the ease of those candidates who fulfill all requirements and going to apply for CAT Notification we are providing simple process to apply, you may go through it:

Step 1: In the first step aspirants have to go through official website that is iimcat.ac.in

Step 2: After reaching on home page of web portal, aspirants are required to hit at “CAT 2017 Advertisement” section and other required link.

Step 3: Then read all relevant details as mentioned in CAT Notification.

Step 4: Afterwards, revisit the home page and follow “For online Application” section.

Step 5: Now, if you are new user then hit at “Registration for New Users” link OR “Singin for existing User” link

Step 6: Now you have to Fill CAT Online Application Form with complete information without doing any mistake.

Step 7: Upload scanned images and documents in prescribed size.

Step 8: After that, candidates need to pay the application fee.

Step 9: Now preview once all details then press on “Submit” button and write your password and Registration number.

Step 10: At last, take a Print out of filled application form and keep it safely for future reference.

CAT Exam Schedule
Events Important Dates
Registration commencement 9 August 2017
Last date for Online Registration 20 September 2017
Issue of Admit Card 18 October 2017
CAT 2017 Exam date 26 November 2017
Result Announcement January 2018


Official Link for CAT Notification

Significant Note

Candidates who want to gather more details concerning CAT Notification the can go through the Official Link as framed above. To attain upcoming details regarding CAT Notification 2018 you can bookmark this web portal by pressing ctrl+d.

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