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CAT 2018

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for the management programs of IIMs at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam, jammu and other top B-schools.

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the biggest MBA entrance test in India leading to admission at more than 5000 seats in all IIMs and hundreds of top MBA colleges including FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, JBIMS Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IITs, IMT, IMI, XIMB, TAPMI and others.


CAT 2018 Exam Dates


Important Dates

Official notification of CAT 2018

July 28, 2018

CAT 2018 Registration Commencement

August 8, 2018

Last date of CAT 2018 Registration

September 19, 2018

CAT 2018 Admit Card

October 24, 2018

CAT 2018 exam

November 25, 2018

CAT 2018 result

Second week of January 2018


Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2018

Candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to appear for CAT.

  • Candidate must be 20 years of age or above that.
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. It is 45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA category.
  1. Percentage obtained in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated on the basis of practice followed by the concerned university or institution.
  2. In case of grades or CGPA, the conversion would be based on the process defined by the concerned university or institution.
  3. Candidate’s CGPA will be divided by maximum possible CGPA and multiply the result with 100 in the absence of percentage conversion scheme.
  4. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification are also eligible to sit for the CAT exam.

List of Equivalent Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma) or B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers -India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India).
  • Any qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree awarded by UGC recognized university/institutions.
  • Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian Universities New Delhi.

How to Register for CAT 2018

CAT 2018 Application Form filling procedure is completely online. In order to apply for CAT, candidates have to visit the official website of CAT 2018 and register themselves.

  • Log on to the official website
  • Register yourself with a valid Email ID and Phone number.
  • IIM will send the login credentials to the candidates through SMS and email.
  • After receiving the login credentials, candidates have to log into the application window and fill up the online application form which is divided into the following areas-
  1. Personal Details
  2. Contact Details
  3. Academic Details
  4. Work Experience
  5. Selecting IIMs to apply for
  6. Selecting Test Centres and Interview Cities
  • Candidates are advised to review the application form once filled. Upload the necessary documents with the form
  1. Candidates Photograph- jpeg format
  2. Candidates signature- jpeg format
  3. Photograph should be clear and the signature should be legible enough in order to be eligible.

Application Fee:

General: INR 1900

SC: INR 1000

ST/PWD: INR 1000

Paper Pattern for the CAT 2018

The CAT 2018 question paper will consist of the following sections:




Quantitative Aptitude (QA)


60 minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)



Related Exam N/A


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KEAM 2019KEAM 2019 examination will be regulated by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala. The CEE will organize entrance exam only for admission to the engineering & pharmacy courses in Kerala state. Admissions will be based on the normalized score of the candidates and their preferred colleges and courses. To know more details about KEAM 2019 exam and related events like, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result and counselling. HighlightsOverviewExam NameKEAMKEAM 2019 Conducting AuthorityCEE, KeralaExam TypeState LevelExam ModeOfflineCategory of ExamUndergraduateCourses OfferedB.TechDuration of Course4 YearsKEAM 2019 Helpline No.0471- 2332120, 2338487  KEAM 2019 Important DatesEventsDatesOnline Application Release1st week of February 2019Last date for submission of application including Fee paymentLast week of February 2019Last date for receipt of printout of application along with supporting documentsLast week of February 2019Admit Card Release2nd week of April 2019KEAM Exam Date 2019 (Engineering Exam)4th week of April 2019Answer Key Publish4th week of April 2019Declaration of Results3rd week of May 2019Counselling Starts4th week of June 2019 KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2019The candidates will be required to meet the standard eligibility criteria of KEAM 2019 set by the admission authorities. Ineligible candidates will not be allowed to attempt the examination and participate in the admission procedure.Nationality: Indian citizens will be eligible for admissions. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) will also be considered eligible.Domicile: The candidates will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I and Non-Keralite Category II for admissions.Age Limit: The candidates should be 17 years old by December 31, 2019. There is no upper age limit for KEAM 2019.Academic Requirements: Should have completed their Higher Secondary Examination of Kerala or equivalent examination from a recognized board.Qualifying Marks: The candidates should have scored 50% marks in Mathematics and an aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics together. For admissions into the B.Tech programmes under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/ Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges, the candidates should have scored an aggregate of 45% marks in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics together. KEAM 2019 Application FormKEAM registration 2019 will be started in the first week of February 2019. Candidates will be able to fill the KEAM 2019 online application only through online mode. Candidates have to fill only one application for admission to any or all of the course. The last date to fill the application will be the last week of February 2019. At the time of form filling, candidates have to upload photograph, signature & left-hand thumb impression. Candidates have to send the print copy of the filled application along with the supporting documents to the given address:Commissioner for Entrance Examinations5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001Application FeeCandidates have to deposit Rs. 700 (Rs. 300 for SC candidates) for Engineering only/ B.Pharm only/both. Candidates who belong to ST category, they are exempted from payment of application fee. The fee can be paid by credit card/debit card/internet banking or Demand Draft. 

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