CAT Exam Centres 2018 - Common Admission Test or popularly known as CAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by IIMs. More than 2 lakh candidates write the CAT exam every year for admission to 20 IIMs and 100 other B-schools in India. Last year, the exam centres of CAT were located in around 140 cities. Almost every state of the country has a CAT exam centre. CAT 2018 is also likely to be conducted on a vast scale and the CAT 2018 exam centres will be located across the country. The list of CAT exam centres 2018 will be announced along with the official notification in the last week of July. 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. 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.
CAT Exam Centres 2018
The table below provides the list of the cities in each state of the country where the CAT 2018 exam centre will be located. The list is based on the previous year data and it’s likely to be more or less same.
CAT Exam Centres
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Chittoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Panipath, Rohtak, Sonipath
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
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
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli
Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam
Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi
Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
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. Aspiring candidates are advised to register for the exam at the earliest (as soon as the application starts in August) in order to get their preferred CAT 2018 exam centre.
The final CAT exam centre 2018 will be intimated to the candidates through CAT 2018 Admit Card, which would be available from the fourth week of October 2018. As per the important dates of CAT 2018, the application process will start from the second week of August and is likely to continue until the last week of September. 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.