CAT 2018 Notification

The Exam:

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT 2018) on Sunday, 25th November, 2018 in two sessions.

The Programs

A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP) :

Institutes:                       Programmes:                          Website Addresses:

IIM Ahmedabad        PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP 

IIM Amritsar              PGP                                     

IIM Bangalore            PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM    

IIM Bodh Gaya           PGP                                     

IIM Calcutta                PGP                                     

IIM Indore                   PGP, PGP-HRM               

IIM Jammu                 PGP                                      

IIM Kashipur              PGP, EPGP                         

IIM Kozhikode            PGP, EPGP (IIMK, IIMK Kochi Campus)

IIM Lucknow               PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM

IIM Nagpur                  PGP                                     

IIM Raipur                   PGP                                     

IIM Ranchi                   PGP, PGP-HRM               

IIM Rohtak                   PGP, EPGP, EPGPX        

IIM Sambalpur            PGP                                     

RGIIM Shillong           PGP, PGPEX                     

IIM Sirmaur                 PGP                                     

IIM Tiruchirappalli     PGP, PGPBM                    

IIM Udaipur                 PGP                                     

IIM Visakhapatnam    PGP                                     

B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.]

Institutes:                                            Programmes:                     

IIM Ahmedabad                                       FPM

IIM Bangalore                                           FPM

IIM Calcutta                                              FPM

IIM lndore                                                  FPM

IIM Kashipur                                             FPM & EFPM

IIM Kozhikode                                           FPM

lIM Lucknow                                              FPM

IIM Raipur                                                  FPM & EFPM

IIM Ranchi                                                  PhD, EPhD

IIM Rohtak                                                  FPM

RGIIM Shillong                                          FPM

IIM Tiruchirappalli                                    FPM

IIM Udaipur                                                FPM

IIM Visakhapatnam                                   FPM

Help Desk Number:         18002090830


The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.


₹950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

₹1900 for all other categories of candidates.

Please note that a candidate needs to pay the registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.


The registration window opens on 8th August 2018 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on 19th September, 2018.


CAT will be conducted in centers spread across around 147 test cities.


The CAT results are likely be declared by second week of January, 2019. CAT 2018 score is valid only till December 31, 2019 and will accordingly be accessible on the website.


Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in CAT 2018 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. 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. For more information, candidates must refer to the respective websites of the IIM.

Preparation Strategy: Attempt and Analyze thoroughly as many mock tests/ Online Tests to review and develop equivalent aptitude.


Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.