Common Admission Test or more commonly known as the CAT is a national level entrance examination conducted for admissions into more than 100 institutes. Each year almost 2 lakhs candidates appear for the examinations as it is a highly competitive exam. The CAT Exam Centres are located in almost every state of the country for the ease of the candidates.
The CAT Exam Centres for CAT 2018 are expected to be located in 147 cities. On July 29, the governing body, IIM Calcutta announced two more states for the CAT exam centres – Nagaland and Mirozam. At the time of application, candidates need to fill 4 cities as their preferences. 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 24 October.
CAT Exam Centres
CAT Exam Centre States
|CAT Exam Centre Cities|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chittoor, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Chirala, Nellore, Kakinada, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Vizianagaram, Vijaywada|
|Assam||Silchar, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tezpur, Dibrugarh|
|Bihar||Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Purnea, Darbhanga, Aurangabad|
|Chattisgarh||Raipur, Bhillai, Bilaspur|
|Gujarat||Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Anand|
|Haryana||Krnal, Hisar, Panipath, Ambala, Rohtak, Kurushetra|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla, Hamirpur|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu, Samba|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru, Mysuru (Mysore), Belagavi(Belgaum), Dharwad, Hubballi(Hubli), Kalaburagi(Gulbarga), Mangaluru(Mangalore), Shivamogga(Shimoga), Udupi|
|Kerala||Trivandrum, Kannur, Kollam, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur|
|Madhya Pradesh||Ujjain, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Satna, Jabalpur, Sagar|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai, Nagpur, Amravati, Pune, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad-Maharashtra, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Nanded, Nashik, Satara, Solapur, Ulhasnagar, Raigad|
|Odisha||Sambalpur, Cuttack, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Rourkela|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Mohali, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Sangrur|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Sikar, Kota|
|Tamil Nadu||Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli, Trichy|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Warangal|
|Uttar Pradesh||Varanasi, Agra, Jhansi, Lucknow, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Dehradun, Haldwani|
|West Bengal||Siliguri, Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Kolkata, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani|
At the time of registration, process candidates will have to select the preferred ECAT Exam Centre. Candidates have to select four options from the drop down menu. CAT authorities will alott the exam centre on the basis of candidates preference and availability.
The final exam centre allotted to a candidate will be mentioned in their respective Admit Cards which would be available from 24 October on the official website.
CAT Important Dates
he CAT Important Dates include the start and end dates of online application, time for editing application, release of admit card, CAT 2018 exam date, CAT result date and many more. Applicants must be well aware of the dates related to CAT Examination, to plan and manage time for preparation and to avoid the hassle. Here are the CAT 2018 exam Date and other important dates for the CAT 2018.
CAT Exam is usually scheduled at the end of the year. so, this time CAT 2018 is also dated 25 November 2018. All the important related dates are as following:
|CAT Notification||29 July 2018|
|CAT Application Commencement||8 August 2018|
|CAT form last date to apply||26t September 2018|
|CAT application form edit||27 September 2018|
|CAT Admit Card||24 October 2018|
|CAT Tutorial||17 October 2018|
|CAT 2018 Exam Date||25 November 2018|
|CAT Result Date||Second Week of January 2019|
As per the official notification by IIM Calcutta for Common Admission Test in 2018 – 2019, the CAT Exam will be conducted on 25 November 2018. Notification was released on 29 July and CAT aspirants can fill application form till 25 September 2018.
So, these are the CAT exam centres for CAT 2018. Candidates are advised to look up their designated exam centre as soon as they receive the admit card, to arrange for the travel. Also, it is advised that candidates reach the examination centre half an hour prior to the commencement of the examination to avoid any last minute fuss.