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CAT 2018 Result Analysis

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CAT 2018 Result Analysis- CAT 2018 results are finally out today. The result came out earlier than the official time given my IIMCAT. The result is available on the official website of IIMCAT- Students who appeared for the CAT 2018 exam on November 25, 2018 will be able to check their CAT 2018 result online. Earlier on January 1, owing to technical glitch, students could access their CAT 2018 score on the official website of IIMCAT. Soon after the technical glitch students started sharing their sectional and overall scores on social media handles and several student groups. When IIM Calcutta was contacted regarding the same, they declined any such information. On January 3, 2019, IIMCAT officially announced the CAT 2018 will be available on January 5, 1 pm onwards. CAT 2018 was conducted in two slots at 374 test centres across 147 cities in the country.

Before we move on to the result analysis, let us take a look at the important dates related to the CAT 2018 exam;

CAT 2018 Result Important Dates

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CAT 2018 Exam - Conducted

November 25, 2018 (Sunday)


CAT 2018 Candidate Response Sheet

November 30, 2018 (Released)


CAT 2018 Answer Key

December 7, 2018 (Released)


CAT result 2018 (Announced)

January 5, 2019 (10:00 am)


IIM shortlist

Fourth week of January 2019


Selection procedure

February-March, 2019


Final selection


CAT 2018 Result Analysis

According to the experts and students, the overall difficulty level of CAT 2018 was moderate to difficult. Some were of the opinion that some of the questions in Verbal section were difficult while some claimed Quant was the easiest. The CAT 2018 result came much earlier than expected. As of now, very few people have joined at the elite list of CAT 2018 toppers, one of them being Rounak Majumdar with 100 percentile .As per IIM Calcuatte, as many as 2.41 lakh candidates registered for the CAT 2018 exam, of which 2.09 lakh test takers appeared for the exam.

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Let us take a look at the aggregate data of CAT 2018 test takers compared to previous year.

CAT Exam Year Total Registered Candidates Actual Test Takers
CAT 2018 2,41,000 2,09,405
CAT 2017 2,31,067 1,99,632
CAT 2016 2,32,436 1,95,679
CAT 2015 2,18,664 1,79,602


How to Check CAT 2018 Result

Follow the steps given below to download your CAT 2018 result;

CAT 2018 Result on SMS

Students can either check their CAT 2018 result here or from official website of IIMCAT. Apart from this, IIM Calcutta will also send overall CAT 2018 scores via SMS to each student on their registered mobile number.

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