CAT 2018

The eager wait of all CAT aspirants is now over as the Indian Institute of Management has officially announced the commencement of CAT 2018 Registration on their official website- As per the official website, the exam will be held on Sunday, i.e. November 25. The notification regarding the exam has been released on the official website.

On the official website of It has been mentioned that the registration for the exam will begin on August 8. On the basis of marks scored in exam, students will get a seat in IIMs or other non-government colleges. CAT 2018 will be a computer-based test which will be conducted in more than 140 cities in India. CAT has always been conducted online from past 9 years. So, it is likely to follow the trend this year also.

Common Admission Test is one of the biggest management exams in India which makes helps students seek admission in the IIMs and other management colleges. Every year, more than 2 lac students appear for the exam and only a few manage to get a seat in the top IIMs of the country. The craze for this exam has always been among the people of different age groups ranging from students to job holders.

CAT 2018 Registration Fee

In order to register for CAT exam, a student has to pay the registration amount. The following is the registration fee for the students as per their category.

All the students will have to pay a sum of INR 1900 as their Registration Charge. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories will have to pay INR 950 as their registration fee.

Steps to Register for CAT 2018

Like all the other registration processes, the registration for CAT is also same. It involves 4 main steps which are discussed below.

Step 1: Registration

Go to the official website of and click on the ‘Registration for new user’ button. You will be directed to a new window. Fill the Registration form including personal details like Name, Email address, Country, Mobile number etc. Enter the security code and request for an OTP on the mobile number entered. Enter the OTP and click on ‘submit’ button

Step 2: Fill the Application Form

Click on “Go to application form” following which the application will appear on screen. The application form will have several sections including Personal Details, Academics, Work experience and programmes or projects. Your personal details will also include a passport size photo and signature.

Step 3: Fee payment

After filling the application form, check it correctly and then proceed for payment. The fee for GEN and other candidates are INR 1800 and INR 900 respectively. Choose a mode of payment like Net banking/Credit card/debit card etc. After the payment is made, a message regarding the success of payment will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Confirmation Email

After all the details are filled and the payment is made, you will get an email regarding the confirmation of your registration.

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2018

As per the eligibility criteria, a Bachelor’s Degree in any stream is mandatory with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. However, there is a concession of 5% for SC and ST students or Persons with Disability (PWD). A student must score really well in the CAT exam to get his/ her name in the merit list.
For more details regarding the eligibility criteria for CAT, you may log on to the official website of and check the ‘’CAT 2018 Eligibility” section.