CAT Application Form 2018

CAT Application Form 2018

cat application form 2018

Last updated on June 1st, 2018 at 02:28 pm

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This article describes all the steps and lists documents required for CAT Application form 2018. CAT 2018 is an annually conducted exam for admission to MBA/PGDM institutes in India. CAT Application form 2018 application form will be released on the 4th August 2018.

CAT Application Form 2018

As per IIM Calcutta official website (the conducting IIM), the official notification will be available by 28th July and forms for CAT 2018 will be available by 4th August 2018.

Like other entrance exams, CAT application form 2018 will also be completely ONLINE. No offline forms will be accepted.

CAT 2018 Application Fee

Based on previous year’s CAT examination, the application fee is expected to be Rs. 1,800 for general category students & Rs. 900 for SC/ST/PWD students.

General/OBC CandidatesINR 1800
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesINR 900

The application fee can be paid through:

  1. Credit Card/Debit Card or
  2. Netbanking.

Documents to be Uploaded

  • Colored Photograph – 35mm x 45 mm; JPG/JPEG/PNG format; Size: Less than 80 KB.
  • Signature – 80 mm x 35 mm; JPG/JPEG/PNG format; Size: Less than 80 KB.
  • Caste or Disability certificate (PDF format) in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.

How to Apply?

The CAT application form 2018 is yet to be released. However, following steps must be followed in order to apply.


The candidate has to register on the official CAT website by providing his/her e-mail ID and mobile number. The candidate shall receive the auto-generated User ID and password on the registered e-mail ID and mobile number.

The candidate then needs to fill his/her personal, academic and work experience details asked in the application form.

The candidate needs to mention the choice of IIMs and programs next.

Uploading of Documents

He/she then has to upload the scanned signature, photograph and caste/disability certificate (if applicable), as per the specifications mentioned above.

Application Fee Payment

The candidate then needs to make the final payment in any of the modes mentioned above.

Printing the Completed Form

The final step is downloading and printing the CAT registration confirmation page.

Correction Window

There is a correction window to edit one’s details that generally opens in the last week of September. 

Application to the IIMs is done at the CAT registration stage itself. For the institutes other than IIMs which use CAT score, one has to apply separately for each, during their respective application windows.

Important Dates (Tentative)

EventsExam Dates (Announced)
CAT 2018 Official Notification28th July 2018
Start of CAT 2018 Online Registrations4th August 2018
Last Day of Registrations1st week of September 2018
Correction WindowLast week of September 2018
Issuance of CAT 2018 Admit Cards3rd week of October 2018
CAT 2018 Exam Date25th November 2018
Declaration of CAT 2018 Results1st or 2nd week of January 2019


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