CAT 2018 – Result has been announced on January 05, 2019 at 10:00 AM. The candidates can download their score card for CAT 2018 through the Candidate login by providing their User ID and Password. Furthermore, candidates who had raised objections will receive individual responses to their respective objections over their registered email ID. The Common Admission Test (CAT) was held on November 25, 2018, at 374 centres for 2.41 lakh applicants. Score for CAT is used to shortlist candidates for GD / PI process. Get here complete details of CAT 2018 including the answer key, response sheet, analysis, result, cut off.

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CAT 2018

Exam conducting body IIM Calcutta conducted CAT exam 2018 in two slots on the same day. As per official report, 2.41 lakh candidates registered for Common Admission Test (CAT 2018), which is 5.2% more than last year. Also, number of female applicants is up by 50% since 2013. Now all candidates who appeared in exam can check CAT 2018 Result as per schedule.

CAT 2018 Important Dates:- Candidates can check complete schedule of CAT exam in the following table.

CAT 2018 Important Dates
IIM Calcutta Published Media Release 28 Jul 2018
Publication Of CAT 2018 Notification 29 Jul 2018
Start Of CAT 2018 Registration 08 Aug 2018
Last Date To Apply Online 26 Sep 2018
Tutorial To Understand Format Of Test 17 Oct 2018
Download CAT 2018 Admit Card 24 Oct 2018
CAT 2018 Exam Date 25 Nov 2018
CAT 2018 Response Sheet 30 Nov 2018
Issuance Of CAT Answer Key 2018 07 Dec 2018
Declaration Of Result 05 Jan 2019

Options beyond CAT exam – Besides CAT 2018, candidates can appear in a number of other MBA entrance exams 2018 / MBA entrance exams 2019 for admission in academic session 2019-2020. A few whose registrations are most likely still going on or will begin are IBSAT 2018, IGNOU OPENMAT 2019, IRMASAT 2019, KIITEE 2019, MAT 2019, AMU MBA Entrance Exam 2019, CMAT 2019, A few state level exams are Karnataka KMAT 2019, KMAT Kerala 2019, MBA CET 2019, AP ICET 2019, TS ICET 2019, HPU MAT 2019, UPSEE MBA 2019.

CAT 2018 Result

IIM Calcutta has declared CAT Result 2018 at iimcat.ac.in. Result of CAT exam indicates scaled scores and percentiles. B-Schools including IIMs, shortlist candidates for GD/PI/WAT on basis of percentiles. Get here complete details of CAT 2018 Result including date, scorecard, how to check, what after result, MBA / PGDM admission through CAT, percentile, cut offs.

CAT 2018 Result - Best of luck for CAT Result 2018

CAT 2018 Toppers

Anyone who appears for CAT exam dream of scoring a perfect 100 percentile and get admission in the top IIMs. Here we are going to provide the list of toppers who scored 99+percentile in the CAT 2018 examination.

CAT Percentile vs Score 2018

Know CAT percentile against CAT score by going through data below. Following is based on an analysis of past year actual CAT scaled scores and percentile.

CAT Scaled Scores CAT Expected Percentile
155+ 99+
142 – 155 98 – 99
134 – 142 97 – 98
128 – 134 96 – 97
123 – 128 95 – 96
118 – 123 94 – 95
114 – 118 93 – 94
110 – 114 92 – 93
108 – 110 91 – 92
104 – 108 90 – 91
92 – 104 85 – 90
83 – 92 80 – 85

CAT 2018 Reservation

The reservation for CAT 2018 is on the basis of the categories. The reservation which will be made on the basis of following given percentage criteria:

Categories Percentage
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC) 27%
PwD 5%

CAT 2018 Answer Key

IIM Calcutta released official answer key of CAT exam on December 07, 2018. Candidates could login at iimcat.ac.in with their user ID and password to check answers of all 100 questions asked in exam. Preliminary official answer keys were visible on official website until December 10, 2018. Now if any candidate wishes to see answer keys they can see them from here:

  • CAT 2018 Slot 1 Question Paper with Answer KeyDownload Here
  • CAT 2018 Slot 2 Question Paper with Answer KeyDownload Here

Candidates have submitted their objections to answers at iimcat.ac.in. An expert committee looks into them to create a final answer key. CAT Result 2018 shall be as per final answers. Decision of IIM Calcutta in this regard shall be final and binding.

After conducting the exam, IIM Calcutta released the CAT 2018 question paper and answer key. Last year was the first time that IIMs officially released answer key. IIM has followed the same trend this year as well. It was a welcome move for students as the issuance of official answer key makes it more transparent to know correct answers. Candidates can download it from candidate login available on the official website. The Unofficial Answer Keys were released by coaching institutes like TIME and IMS. Candidates have an opportunity to calculate their score as per CAT 2018 Answer Key and Response sheet.

CAT 2018 Response Sheet

By issuing both response sheet as well as answer key, IIM Calcutta has made the CAT exam extremely transparent and fair for all.

For the first time in the history of CAT exam, response sheet was released. IIM Calcutta published response sheet of CAT exam on November 30, 2018.

Response sheet of CAT exam indicates answers marked by candidates. By accessing it, candidates can see which were the answers that they had selected in the computer based test.

CAT 2018 Analysis

An in-depth analysis of CAT exam has been published after exam on November 25, 2018. Candidates can know what experts thought about the exam and whether cut offs will go up or down as per it.

Exam Pattern – In CAT 2018, both slot 1 and slot 2 had the same exam pattern.

Sections VARC DILR QA
No. of Qs. 34 32 34
MCQs 7 8 12
Non-MCQs 27 24 22
Difficulty Moderate Moderate to Difficult Difficult

Marking scheme for MCQs

  • For every correct answer, you get +3 marks.
  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted.

Marking scheme for non MCQs

  • For every correct answer, you get +3 marks.
  • There is no negative marking for non-MCQs.

CAT 2018 Slot 1 Analysis

The most difficulty section in the examination was Quantitative Ability. Most easiest section was Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. For DILR, the reaction of the candidates was 50%-50%. While some found it tough, others said it to be very easy. The checking at the exam hall was very strict. Candidates who did not reach the exam hall at the time were not allowed to enter the exam hall.

CAT 2018 Slot 2 Analysis

CAT 2018 Slot 2 got over at 05:30 PM. The Quantitative Section was of the same difficulty level as Slot 1, i.e, DIfficult. Students said that it was lengthy for Slot 2. The most easiest section was Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. The question asked in this section were straight forward.

CAT 2018 Admit Card

IIM Calcutta has issued the CAT 2018 Admit Card on 24 October 2018. Candidates can download admit card of IIM CAT 2018 from iimcat.ac.in as per schedule and print it. Take the print out of the official CAT Hall Ticket to the exam center.

How to print the CAT Admit Card?

Steps to print CAT 2018 admit card will be as follows:

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Navigate to admit card link.
  3. Enter user ID and password.
  4. Hit the login button.
  5. Once you login you will see admit card on the screen.
  6. Download and print it.

Important Instructions for the Candidates Appearing for CAT 2018

The exam conducting body, i.e IIM Calcutta has published a notification in which it has stated important instructions for the candidates

  1. CAT 2018 will be held in multiple shifts on November 25, 2018. The Morning shift is from 09:00 AM – 12:00 noon and Afternoon shift is from 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM.
  2. Those who will be appearing for the CAT exam in morning shift have to report at the test center at Candidates are advised to report at 07:30 AM for the morning shift and at 01:00 PM for the afternoon shift.
  3.  Make sure that the images on the CAT 2018 Admit Card are visible. Hence, take a color laser print out of the CAT Admit card on an A4 size sheet.
  4. Ensure to affix the Photograph, as required, in the space provided on the Admit Card before handing over for verification at the Test Centre. You must paste the same photograph as the one uploaded by you at the time of Registration
  5. The candidates will be distributed Writing pad pages for the test. Hence, it is advised that the candidate should not waste Writing pad pages as it is distributed only once per Candidate during the course of the Exam.
  6. Only Admit Card, Photo Identity Card, required Medical certificate and Scribe affidavit (if any) is allowed inside the test center

Dress Code for CAT 2018

Ensure that you follow the dress code as given below to avoid any problem at the test center :

  1. CAT 2018 will be held in multiple shifts on November 25, 2018. The Morning shift is from 09:00 AM – 12:00 noon and Afternoon shift is from 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM.
  2. Those who will be appearing for the CAT exam in morning shift have to report at the test center at Candidates are advised to report at 07:30 AM for the morning shift and at 01:00 PM for the afternoon shift.
  3.  Make sure that the images on the CAT 2018 Admit Card are visible. Hence, take a color laser print out of the CAT Admit card on an A4 size sheet.
  4. Ensure to affix the Photograph, as required, in the space provided on the Admit Card before handing over for verification at the Test Centre. You must paste the same photograph as the one uploaded by you at the time of Registration
  5. The candidates will be distributed Writing pad pages for the test. Hence, it is advised that the candidate should not waste Writing pad pages as it is distributed only once per Candidate during the course of the Exam.
  6. Only Admit Card, Photo Identity Card, required Medical certificate and Scribe affidavit (if any) is allowed inside the test center

Schedule for CAT 2018

CAT 2018 Online Application Form

Online application form for CAT 2018 is available from 8 August to 26 September 2018. Within the given timeline, candidates have to fill the form, pay fee, and submit it. Candidates may note that centre allotment shall be only after last date of CAT 2018 registration. Therefore one need not rush to fill the form only to get centre of choice. However it is advisable to fill the form early to avoid last minute rush.

Application fees: SC/ST: Rs 950, Others: Rs 1900.

CAT 2018 Registration

Candidates can register online at iimcat.ac.in. In order to register, visit official website iimcat.ac.in and navigate to apply online link. Then one by one fill all details that are asked in the form. After filling all details, pay fee (online mode payment only) and submit form. Step by step guide on how to do registration will be updated here on 8 August when registration starts.

Details to fill in CAT Registration 2018:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Mobile number
  • Father / husband / guardian’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Nationality
  • Address
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • SSC / class 10 details (aggregate marks, total marks, maximum marks, board name, month and year of completion)
  • HSC / class 12 details (course type, aggregate marks, total marks, maximum marks, board name, month and year of completion, discipline)
  • Bachelor’s degree details (which year you are in, have you completed or not, total duration, marks, type of university, state, name of university, name of college, degree, discipline, month and year of course commencement and completion)
  • Masters degree details
  • Work experience
  • Programs and interview city preference
  • Exam city centre preference

CAT 2018 Eligibility

Candidates must fulfill eligibility criteria of IIM CAT 2018. It is given below so that you can check now and then apply.

  • Candidate should have Bachelors degree with minimum marks:- General: 50% marks, SC/ST/PWD: 45%.
  • Those who are in final year of Bachelors degree can also apply subject to fulfilling criteria.
  • Candidates who apply for CAT 2018 should fulfill any of the following conditions:
    • Completed Bachelors degree with minimum marks.
    • Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with minimum percentage.
    • Is in final year of Bachelors.

CAT Exam Syllabus 2018

For the Common Admission Test, there is no fixed syllabus per se. However a study of past year exams reveal a certain set of topics which can be considered as the syllabus for CAT 2018.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

CAT 2018 Syllabus for VARC is as follows.

  • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
  • Fact Inference
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar
  • Judgment
  • Para Completion
  • Para Jumble
  • RC
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based), etc.
  • Verbal Reasoning

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

CAT 2018 Syllabus for DILR is as follows.

  • Assumptions
  • Bar Graph
  • Binary Logic
  • Blood Relations
  • Caselet
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Combination of Graphs
  • Constraint-based puzzles
  • Data Arrangement
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Family Tree
  • Line Graph
  • Matching Puzzles
  • Pie Chart
  • Proposition
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Sets and Syllogism
  • Statements
  • Tables, etc.
  • Venn Diagram

Quantitative Ability

CAT 2018 Syllabus for QA is as follows.

  • Algebra
  • Angles and triangles
  • Arithmetic
  • Arithmetic mean
  • AP
  • Average
  • BODMAS
  • Clocks
  • cubes and cone
  • Geometric progression and Geometric mean
  • Geometry
  • Harmonic mean
  • HCF and LCM
  • Higher Maths
  • Installment and payments
  • Lines
  • Median and Mode
  • Mensuration
  • Modern Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Partnership
  • Partnership
  • Percentage
  • Pipe and cisterns
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Speed and distance
  • sphere’s rectangles
  • Trigonometry
  • Work & time

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Duration: CAT 2018 Exam will be 3 hours or 180 minutes.

Sectional Timing: Each section will have a time duration of 60 minutes.

Types Of Questions: CAT 2018 paper will contain MCQ and TITA questions.

Marking Scheme: Negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. However, there will be no negative marking for non-mcq type questions.

In the table given below candidate can find properly explained expected exam pattern for CAT 2018

Section Total Number of Questions Number of Non-MCQs Duration Marks
QA 34 7 60 min 102
VARC 34 10 60 min 102
DILR 32 08 60 min 96
Total 100 28 180 min 300

CAT 2018 Notification

CAT 2018 Notification has been released on 29 July 2018. The notification has been publicised on iimcal.ac.in, iimcat.ac.in, and published in various newspapers. You can read it here.

CAT 2018 Notification

Click here to download CAT Notification and read it in a separate window.

CAT 2018 Media Release

On 28 July 2018, IIM Calcutta has published the media release at iimcat.ac.in. The media release is given below.

CAT 2018 Media Release

Click here to download media release in PDF format and read it in a separate window.

Official website: www.iimcat.ac.in

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