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CAT Exam Centres 2018- Check Test Cities & Codes

Updated On - February 19th 2018

CAT Exam Centres 2018- IIM Lucknow successfully conducted Common Admission Test (CAT) on November 26. CAT Exam was organized in 140 cities across the country. Details about CAT test centres and cities are available in CAT 2018 Notification.

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  • The choice of selecting any 4 preferred exam centers is available at the time of CAT RegistrationIt has closed now.
  • The final allocated test center is mentioned in CAT Admit Card. It can be last downloaded until November 26. Read  7 Pointers to Check in CAT Admit Card 2018
  • Do carry a valid photo id card (Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhar Card) along with the hall ticket to the exam hall.
  • In case of any questions regarding CAT 2018 Centres, you may contact the conducting authority at 1800-2663-549 or cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in.

Each year, many CAT exam centers are replaced with new ones. In last 4 years, the number of CAT exam cities have gone up substantially. For CAT 2018, over 2.31 candidates are expected to appear. To cater to such a large number, IIM Lucknow has decided to hold CAT Exam in 140 cities, from 136 last year.

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Recently Added CAT Exam Centers 2018

IIM Lucknow has bought-in additions and replacement of many CAT test centers in order to reduce their commuting time and ease the test takers. The list of New CAT Centres 2018 is given below:

Recently Added CAT Exam Center 2018
Bhatinda in PunjabPurnea in BiharWaknaghat in Himachal Pradesh
Samba in J&KDharwad and Gulbarga in KarnatakaErnakulam in Kerala
Ulhasnagar in MaharashtraDhenkanal in OdishaBankura in West Bengal

CAT 2018 Exam Centres List

The table below brings to your list of cities where CAT 2018 exam centers will be located.

StateCAT Test City
Andhra PradeshChittoor
Kurnool
Nellore
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamDibrugarh
Guwahati
Andaman and NicobarPort Blair
BiharAurangabad
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChhattisgarhBhilai
Raipur
New DelhiNew Delhi
GoaMadgaon
Verna
GujaratAhmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
HaryanaAmbala
Bahadurgarh
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Palwal
Panipat
Rohtak
Sonipat
Himachal PradeshShimla
Jammu & KashmirJammu
JharkhandDhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
KarnatakaBengaluru
Belgaum
Bidar
Chikballapur
Davanagere
Hassan
Kolar
Mandya
Mangalore
Mysore
Ramnagara
Shimoga
Tumkur
Udupi
KeralaKochi
Kasaragod
Kozhikode
Kollam
Malappuram
Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
MaharashtraAhmednagar
Amravati
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Solapur
Nanded
Ratnagiri
Satara
Thane
MeghalayaShillong
OdishaBhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Sambalpur
Balasore
Berhampur
Rourkela
PuducherryPuducherry
PunjabFatehgarh Sahib
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Ropar
Sangrur
RajasthanJaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Ajmer
Alwar
Sikar
TamilnaduChennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Namakkal
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelvelli
Thanjavur
TelanganaHyderabad
Karim Nagar
Khammam
Uttar PradeshAgra
Allahabad
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Greater Noida
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Varanasi
Bareilly
Mathura
UttarakhandDehradun
Roorkee
West BengalDurgapur
Hooghly
Asansol
Bishnupur
Howrah
Kolkata
Kalyani
Siliguri
Burdwan

How to Choose CAT Exam Center 2018?

  • Candidates are required to fill any four CAT Test Centres while applying for CAT 2018
  • At the second step of form-filling, the system will ask you for your four preferred centers.
  • The final allotment of exam centers is according to the choices filled by the candidate in his form.
  • If the choice of the first center is not available, the second center gets automatically included in CAT admit card.
  • In case you do not find your residing city, choose a nearby CAT Exam Centre.
  • To get a center of your choice, we suggest you register as early as possible.
  • Changes in the preference of the center admit card will not be allowed.
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Instructions for CAT Exam Centres 2018

  1. You need to reach the test center by 7:30 a.m. for forenoon session or by 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session.
  2. Candidates reaching late (after 8:45 a.m. for forenoon / 2:15 p.m. for afternoon sessions) WILL NOT be permitted inside the test center.
  3. Only CAT Admit Card and original Photo ID proof will be permitted inside the test hall.
  4. Applicants who have opted for using a scribe MUST also carry the duly filled Scribe Affidavit (available on the CAT website) along with the Photo ID proof (original plus a copy) of the scribe.
  5. Your Admit Card (plus scribe affidavit if applicable) will be collected by the test invigilator and WILL NOT be returned to you. These will be retained by the invigilator.
  6. Any kind of watch, mobile phones, earphones, microphones, pager, health band or any other electronic gadgets, any printed/blank/handwritten paper, pencil box, pouch, calculator etc., are NOT allowed inside the test center.
  7. Candidates wearing shoes or any other closed footwear WILL have to leave the footwear (including socks) outside the exam hall. You can wear open footwear like chappals, sandals etc.
  8. On the day of the test, your digital fingerprint scan will be captured.
  9. Candidates whose fingerprints cannot be digitally scanned due to reasons like applying Mehndi/henna / any cosmetic colors’ etc., will not be permitted to take the test.
  10. It is strongly recommended that you avoid applying Mehndi on your hands (palm side) for at least 5 days prior to the test.

CAT Interview Centers 2018

CAT Selection Procedure 2018 varies according to the participating institutes. Majorly there are two steps of CAT Admission Criteria. First one is CAT exam itself and the second one is GD and Interview round conducted by the institutes. Candidates are shortlisted for the second round on the basis of CAT Score. 

For candidates appearing in CAT Interview, given below are the interview cities for respective IIMs. For the newer IIMs, one of the older IIMs is the conducting authority.

IIMInterview City/Center
IIM AhmedabadAhmedabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Kolkata
IIM BangaloreBangalore, Kolkata, and New Delhi
IIM LucknowBangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Hyderabad
IIM IndoreBangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi
IIM CalcuttaKolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai
IIM KozhikodeKozhikode, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
IIM ShillongShillong, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai
IIM RohtakChennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM RanchiChennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM RaipurChennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM TrichyChennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM UdaipurChennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM KashipurChennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM NagpurN/A
IIM Bodh GayaIIM Calcutta
IIM VishakhapatnamIIM Bangalore
IIM AmritsarIIM Kozhikode
IIM SambalpurIIM Indore
IIM SirmaurIIM Lucknow

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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