Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam

IIMs in India

Official NotificationJuly / August 2018
Opening of RegistrationsAugust 8, 2018
Closing of RegistrationsSeptember 19, 2018
Download of Admit CardsOctober 24, 2018
Date of CAT 2018November 25, 2018 (Sunday)
CAT 2018 ResultsJanuary 7-8, 2019
Note: IIMs reserve the right to change the dates of CAT 2018 in case of exceptional circumstances.

Click Here for the CAT 2018 Information Bulletin

What is the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018:

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), India's premier management institutes, for admissions to various management programmes offered by the IIMs. The CAT Score / Percentile is also accepted by several private management institutes (called as listed non-IIM member institutions) across India.

Admissions to Courses based on CAT 2018 Scores:

Admissions to the following management courses offered by the IIMs are done on the basis of the CAT Score Cards 2018:

  • IIM Ahmedabad - PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP - Official Website: - Official Website:

  • IIM Amritsar - PGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Bangalore - PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM - Official Website:

  • IIM Bodh Gaya - PGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Calcutta - PGP-PGDM - Official Website:

  • IIM Indore - PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM - Official Website:

  • IIM Jammu - PGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Kashipur - PGP, EPGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Kozhikode - PGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Lucknow - PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM - Official Website:

  • IIM Nagpur - PGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Raipur - PGP, PGPWE - Official Website:

  • IIM Ranchi - PGDM, PGDHRM - Official Website:

  • IIM Rohtak - PGP, EPGP, EPGPX - Official Website:

  • IIM Sambalpur - PGP - Official Website:

  • RGIIM Shillong - PGP, PGPEX - Official Website:

  • IIM Sirmaur - PGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Tiruchirappalli - PGP, PGPBM - Official Website:

  • IIM Udaipur - PGP - Official Website:

  • IIM Visakhapatnam - PGP - Official Website:

The CAT 2018 Scorecard is also accepted for admissions to the Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM lndore, IIM Kashipur, IIM Kozhikode, IIIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, RGIIM Shillong, IIM Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur.

CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must hold a Bachelors Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC, ST and 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. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor‟s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process. For more details on eligibility candidates are advised visit the 'CAT 2018 Eligibility' section of the official CAT website.

CAT Result 2018 Dates:

Each year, the IIMs announce the CAT Results i.e. the CAT Scorecards in the second week of January and the CAT Scorecards are valid till December 31 of that particular year. In the previous years, the CAT Results have been announced on January 8 for three consecutive years i.e. 2018, 2017 & 2016. This year too, the CAT Results 2018 are expected to be announced either on January 8, 2019 or January 7, 2019 as per the final decision of the CAT Committee of the IIMs.

How to check your CAT Results 2018 online:

Step 1: Visit
Step 2: Enter your USER ID & Password as provided by CAT 2018
Step 3: Click on the Login Button to login & check your CAT Score Card 2018
Step 4: Download and take a printout of the result for future reference