CAT 2018 Exam Centres – CAT, an abbreviation for Common Aptitude Test is a national level entrance test that is conducted every year for those candidates willing for pursuing postgraduate management programs from IIMs or other top B-schools across the country. Hereby, the candidate on reading this article will get detailed information about the CAT 2018 exam centres. Therefore, let’s discuss it in detail. According to the conducting body of CAT i.e. IIM Kolkata, the entrance test of CAT 2018 will be conducted in around 147 cities of 28 states across the country. The list of CAT 2018 test centres has been released along with the release of notification on 29th of July 2018. This year, the exam centres of CAT have increased for the convenience of candidates in the country. Now, the candidates must know that they can easily select the test cities or exam centres as per their preference while filling the application form which will be made available on the official website of IIM from 8th August 2018 for the ease of the candidate. While filling the application form, the candidates will be able to choose three test centres and most importantly they will be allotted to the one which they have filled in their first preference. Moreover, the details related to the exam centres of the CAT 2018 will be cited on the admit card. All the candidates need to check it thoroughly and in case there seems any mistake, get it resolved by the examination authority as soon as possible.
CAT 2018 Exam Centres State Wise with Cities
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.
|Exam State||Exam Cities|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Kurnool, Chittoor, Nellore, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada,|
|Bihar||Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea|
|Gujarat||Anand, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|Haryana||Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Panipath, Palwal,Rohtak, Sonipath|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru,Belgaum, Bidar, Chikballapur, Davanagere, Hasan, Kolar, Mandya, Mysore,Mangalore, Ramnagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi|
|Kerala||Kozhikode,Kochi, Kasaragod, Kollam, Malappuram, Thrissur, Trivandrum|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar|
|Maharashtra||Amravati, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Nanded, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur, Satara, Thane|
|Odisha||Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Berhampur, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur|
|Tamil Nadu||Coimbatore, Chennai, Madurai, Namakkal, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli,|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam|
|Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad, Agra, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Mathura, Noida,|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri|
How to Select CAT 2018 Exam Centre?
Candidates need to register for CAT 2018 in order to select the examination centre. The benefit a candidate will get while filling the application form is to select the exam centres as per their convenient. They are liable to select as many as four cities. The authority allots the exam centre on the basis of the aspirant’s preference however, a nearby centre is allotted. Usually, the first city chosen by the candidate is allotted, in case, the selected city is not available, another centre is allotted from the preferred list as selected by the candidate. The candidates are advised to register at the earliest in order to get their preferred CAT 2018 exam centre.
The examination conducting bodies will allot the final examination centre that will be intimated to the candidates through CAT 2018 Admit Card. The admit card will be available from the fourth week of October 2018.
CAT Exam Centers 2018: Key Highlights
- Candidates are eligible to select 4 different exam centers for CAT 2018 while filling the CAT 2018 application form according to their convenience.
- Once the examination centre has been allotted by the conducting authority candidates cannot request for change of CAT 2018 exam centers.
- There will be a total of 138 CAT test cities in 2018 across 28 states and UTs.
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