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CAT 2018

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT 2018) on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in two sessions. CAT 2018 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

CAT 2018 Date & Session Timings

CAT 2018: November 25, 2018Slot 1 - Morning SessionSlot 2 - Afternoon Session
Exam Time9:00 AM to 12:00 PM2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Reporting Time7:30 AM1:00 PM

Normalization of Scores: CAT 2018 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness & equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The Normalization process shall adjust for location & scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections. The scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.

For reporting purposes, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), & Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)) & Total along with the Percentiles shall be published.

The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms & is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India, such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalization across sections, we shall use the percentile equivalence.

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

IIM AhmedabadFPM
IIM BangaloreFPM
IIM CalcuttaFPM
IIM lndoreFPM
IIM KozhikodeFPM
lIM LucknowFPM
IIM RanchiPhD, EPhD
IIM TiruchirappalliFPM
IIM UdaipurFPM
IIM VisakhapatnamFPM

CAT 2018 Paper Pattern:

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability

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