CAT Exam Centres 2018
Vikas Gaur, 24 Oct 2018, #CAT

CAT Exam Centres 2018 - Common Admission Test or popularly known as CAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by IIMs. More than two lakh candidates write the CAT exam every year for admission to 20 IIMs and 100 other B-schools in India. The exam centres of CAT 2018 will be located in around 147 cities. Almost every state of the country has a CAT exam centre. The list of CAT exam centres 2018 has been announced along with the official notification of CAT 2018 on July 29. IIM Calcutta has added two new States where CAT 2018 exam centres will be located - Mizoram and Nagaland. Candidates would need to select four cities where they can appear for CAT 2018 at the time of filling the application form. It’s advised that candidates select the exam centres as per their convenience. However, the final exam centre will be allotted by IIMs and the same will be mentioned on the admit card of CAT 2018 which will be released on October 24. This year, the exam will be conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25, 2018, under the administration of Prof. Sumanta Basu, the exam convener for CAT 2018. In this article, aspiring candidates can check the list of CAT 2018 exam centres and other relevant information.

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The table below provides the list of the cities in each state of the country where the CAT 2018 exam centre will be located. IIMs have added two new exam centres and removed a few as well. Here is the list:

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CAT Exam Centres

Exam State

Exam Cities

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Chirala, Nellore, Kakinada, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Vizianagaram, Vijaywada

Arunachal Pradesh



Silchar, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tezpur, Dibrugarh


Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Purnea, Darbhanga, Aurangabad




Raipur, Bhillai, Bilaspur






Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Anand


Krnal, Hisar, Panipath, Ambala, Rohtak, Kurushetra

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Hamirpur

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Samba


Bokaro, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh


Bengaluru, Mysuru (Mysore), Belagavi(Belgaum), Dharwad, Hubballi(Hubli), Kalaburagi(Gulbarga), Mangaluru(Mangalore), Shivamogga(Shimoga), Udupi


Trivandrum, Kannur, Kollam, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur

Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Satna, Jabalpur, Sagar


Mumbai, Nagpur, Amravati, Pune, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad-Maharashtra, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Nanded, Nashik, Satara, Solapur, Ulhasnagar, Raigad








Sambalpur, Cuttack, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Rourkela




Amritsar, Mohali, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Sangrur


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

Tamil Nadu

Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli, Trichy


Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Warangal

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, Agra, Jhansi, Lucknow, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar


Dehradun, Dehradun, Haldwani

West Bengal

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

How to select CAT exam centres 2018? 

Candidates would get the option to choose the exam centres at the time of filling the application form of CAT 2018. Candidates will be able to select as many as four cities from the drop-down menu. CAT authorities will allot the exam centre on the basis of candidate’s preferences. However, a nearby centre will be allotted in case the selected exam centre is not available. 

The final CAT exam centre 2018 will be intimated to the candidates through CAT 2018 Admit Card, which has been released on October 24, 2018 at 1 PM.  As per the important dates of CAT 2018, the application process started on August 8 and continued until September 26. CAT 2018 will be conducted on November 25, 2018.

Around 2 lakh candidates appear for CAT exam every year. Last year, 2,32,434 candidates registered for the exam and 1.95 lakh candidates appeared for the exam.

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