The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be held across 147 cities on November 25, according to a notification on the official website- iimcat.ac.in.
“CAT 2018 will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Detailed notification for CAT 2018 may be released in July / August 2018,” the notification read.
Registration for CAT 2018 will open from August 8 to September 19.
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An IIM Calcutta statement said CAT 2018 will be conducted in two sessions at test centres spread across 147 cities. The last date for registrations is September 19, PTI reported.
Candidates will be given the option to select four test cities in order of preference, and the cities and centres will be assigned after September 19, Convenor-CAT 2018, Prof Sumanta Basu was quoted as saying in the statement.
Basu said authorities will try their best to assign candidates to their first preferred city and said in case that is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference.
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“In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted an alternate city, but they will not be able to select which of the two sessions they want to appear at because it will be assigned randomly,” Basu said.
Candidates can download their admit card from October 24 onwards till the date of the test, after submission of applications.
“There will be three sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability,” the statement said.
The duration of the test will be 180 minutes; candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
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A tutorial to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 17.
(With inputs from agencies)