Registration for the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 is scheduled to begin from tomorrow, August 8th. Those who are interested in applying for the highly competitive IIM CAT exam will be able to register at when registrations are thrown open. The last date to register for the November 25th exam is September 19th.

The IIM CAT 2018 exam and counselling process will be handled by IIM Kolkata. A detailed schedule for this year’s CAT exam was released on July 30th and admit cards for the exam will be released on October 24th. The IIM CAT 2018 result is expected to be declared in the second week of January 2019.

The Indian Express reports that the test centres will not be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates will have to submit four choices of examination centre. The institute will try to accommodate candidates’ first choice if possible.

The CAT exam is divided into three sections – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. The IIM CAT exam will be of 180 minutes, with 60 minutes allotted for each section. Candidates will have to spend 60 minutes on each section, without any scope of switching from one section to another.

The CAT exam is a pre-requisite for admission to the 20 IIM institutions throughout the country. Apart from IIM institutes, candidates’ CAT score is accepted by many other institutions. From this year, Jawaharlal Nehru University will accept CAT scores for admission to its School and Management and Entrepreneurship programme.