CAT Exam Centres 2017

CAT Exam CentresCAT Exam Centres 2017: The Common Admission Test or CAT is conducted by IIMs for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India. The exam is conducted in more than 130 cities across India. IIM Lucnow is conducting CAT 2017. In the year 2016, CAT was conducted in 136 cities. It is expected that the number of cities will increase this year and CAT 2017 exam centres will be located in approximately 140 cities. The list of CAT exam centres 2017 will be announced along with the official notification in the last week of July. Candidates will have to select four cities where they would like to take CAT 2017 during application process.

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The table below brings to you list of cities where CAT 2017 exam centres will be located.


CAT 2017 Exam Cities

Exam State

Exam Cities

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh



Dibrugarh, Guwahati


Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea




Raipur, Bhillai


New Delhi


Madgaon, Verna


Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara


Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Panipath, Rohtak, Sonipath

Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir



Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikballapur, Davanagere, Hasan, Kolar, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Ramnagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi


Kasaragod, Kochi, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Trivandrum

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar


Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Solapur, Thane




Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur




Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur


Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli


Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi


Dehradun, Roorkee

West Bengal

Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

When and how to select CAT exam centres 2017


While filling the online CAT 2017 application form, candidates will be given choice to select as many as four cities from the drop down menu. CAT authorities will most likely allot an exam centre in the city of first preference. In case that is not possible, they will be allotted a nearby city.  IIMs suggest candidates to register at the earliest in order to get their CAT 2017 exam centre allotted to their preferred city.


The final CAT exam centre 2017 will be intimated to the candidates through CAT 2017 Admit Card, which will the third week of October.  As per the important dates of CAT, The application process is expected to be held from first week of August till September. Approximately 2 lakh candidates are expected to take CAT. Last year, out of 2,32,434 candidates, 1.95 test takers appeared for the exam.


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