CAT Exam 2018

CAT Exam Centres 2018 List - State-Wise Available Here

CAT Exam Centres 2018 have been announced for CAT (Common Admission Test) which is a national level management an entrance exam which is conducted by one of the 20 IIMs for MBA admissions in various leading MBA colleges. It is the most popular and important exam for the management aspirants. There are around 147 cities where CAT Exam Centres are conducted in India. CAT Exam is conducted in almost all the states of the country in various CAT Exam Centres. The applicants will be required to enter four CAT Exam Centres preferences while filling the CAT application form in which they wish to appear for CAT Exam. The official list of CAT Exam Centres 2018 will be published with the detailed notification which will be released on 29 July 2018. The CAT aspirants can get complete information related to CAT Exam Centres 2018 on this page.

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CAT Exam Centres 2018

CAT Exam Centre will be mentioned on the CAT Admit Card. There are around 147 cities across almost every state of the country where CAT Exam Centres are located. Here is the list of Indian states along with cities where CAT Exam Centres will be conducted.

State/ Union Territory

CAT Exam City

CAT Exam Centre Andaman
and Nicobar Islands 

Port Blair

CAT Exam Centre Andhra Pradesh 

Chirala, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

CAT Exam Centre Arunachal Pradesh


CAT Exam Centres Assam 

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

CAT Exam Centres Bihar 

Aurangabad, Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna

CAT Exam Centre Chandigarh 


CAT Exam Centres Chattisgarh 

Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur

CAT Delhi NCR Exam Centre

Delhi NCR

CAT Exam Centre Goa 


CAT Exam Centres Gujarat 

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

CAT Exam Centres Haryana 

Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Kurushetra, Panipat, Rohtak

CAT Exam Centres  Himachal Pradesh 

Shimla, Hamirpur

CAT Exam Centres Jammu and Kashmir 

Jammu, Samba

CAT Exam Centres Jharkhand 

Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

CAT Exam Centres Karnataka 

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

CAT Exam Centres Kerala 

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

CAT Exam Centres Madhya Pradesh

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

CAT Exam Centres Maharashtra 

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

CAT Exam Centre Meghalaya 


CAT Exam Centre Mizoram 


CAT Exam Centre Nagaland 


CAT Exam Centres

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

CAT Exam Centre Puducherry 


CAT Punjab Exam Centres

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

CAT Exam Centres Rajasthan 

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

CAT Exam Centres Tamil Nadu 

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Trichy

CAT Exam Centres Telangana 

Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal

CAT Exam Centre Uttar Pradesh

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

CAT Exam Centre Uttarakhand 

Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

CAT Exam Centre West Bengal 

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


States/Union Territories with no CAT Exam Centres

CAT Exam Centres are not available in all the states and union territories of India.
Given below is a list of such states and Union Territories.

States with no CAT Exam Centres 

  • Manipur
  • Sikkim
  • Tripura

Union Territories with no CAT Exam Centres

  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu
  • Lakshwadeep

CAT Exam Centres 2018 - Registration

The candidates will have to get themselves registered for CAT 2018 on the official website of IIM CAT. After successful CAT Registration, they will be required to fill CAT Application Form 2018 by filling up basic details. While filling up the application form, they will have to choose four preferences for CAT Exam Centres from the drop-down menu on the same page. CAT Exam Centres will be allotted to the candidates by the conducted authority of CAT 2018 on the basis of the exam centre preferences.

Guidelines for CAT Exam Centres 2018

Candidates will have to follow the guidelines related to CAT Exam Centres that have been provided below

  • The photograph in the CAT Admit Card and the one uploaded while filling the CAT Application Form must be the same.
  • Candidates will be allowed to choose up to 4 preferred CAT Exam Centres and will be allotted one of the chosen exam centres.
  •  Candidates are suggested to select the nearest CAT Exam Centre as the first priority.
  • New centres are being added to the list of CAT Exam Centres in order to increase the reach of CAT 2018 Exam.
  • Candidates are required to bring valid identity proof with themselves in order to enter the CAT Exam Centres.
  • Candidates are allowed to carry only the CAT Admit Card and Identity Proof inside the examination hall.
  • Candidates may be asked to remove their footwear and also no fashion accessories, electronic items are allowed inside the CAT Exam Centres.

Time Schedule to be followed in CAT Exam Centres 2018

The candidates will have to follow the time schedule in all the CAT Exam Centres 2018 the details of which are as follows

  • The CAT 2018 Exam will be conducted in two sessions i.e. Forenoon and Afternoon.
  • The first session i.e. the forenoon session will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with the reporting time at the CAT Exam Centre is 7:30 am with last time for entry being 8:45 am.
  • The second session i.e. the afternoon session will be from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm with the reporting time at the CAT Exam Centre is 1:00 pm with last time for entry being 2:15 pm.

CAT Exam Centres 2018 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1Which IIM will conduct CAT 2018?
CAT 2018 exam will be conducted by IIM Calcutta this time.

Question 2 -  Who will release the list of CAT Exam Centres 2018?
Since IIM Calcutta is conducting CAT 2018 this year, hence the list of CAT Exam Centres 2018 will be released by IIM Calcutta only.

Question 3 - When will the list of CAT Exam Centres 2018 be released?
The list of CAT Exam Centres 2018 has already been released, you can find the list of the cities where CAT 2018 exam will be conducted in the table available above in this page.

Question 4 - How to check the CAT Exam Centre that has been allotted?
The CAT Exam Centre allotted to the candidate will be mentioned in his/her CAT Admit Card 2018.

Question 5 - Can the CAT Exam Centre be changed after allotment?
No, the allotted CAT Exam Centre cannot be changed after the allotment. The candidates is required to give exam in the allotted CAT Exam Centre.

Question 6 - How many cities in India are there where CAT 2018 will be conducted?

This year CAT 2018 will be conducted in 147 cities across India.

CAT Exam 2018 Dates


Management aspirants can check CAT Important Dates 2018 provided on the table below -


CAT Exam Dates

CAT Notification Release

29 July 2018

CAT Registration starts

8 August 2018

Last date to apply for CAT 2018

19 September 2018

CAT Admit Card Available

24 October 2018

CAT Exam date

25 November 2018

Announcement of CAT Result 2018

First week of January 2018


About CAT Exam 2018

CAT stands for Common Aptitude Test and is conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. CAT is a computer-based test of 300 marks which is conducted and many management institutes along with IIMs give admission to candidates on the basis of their CAT scores. This year the CAT exam will be conducted by IIM Calcutta.

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