CAT Exam Centers 2024: Check State-wise List of CAT Test Centers

The Common Admission Test (CAT) for MBA admission in 2025 across all 21 IIMs and other leading MBA colleges in India is scheduled for November 24, 2024, on the last Sunday of the month. IIM Calcutta anticipates introducing more candidate-friendly changes to the CAT 2024 exam. The online registration process for CAT 2024 will commence in the first week of August 2024, requiring a registration fee of Rs. 2500.

Expecting significant modifications to enhance the aspirant experience, IIM Calcutta plans to conduct CAT 2024 with revised test content and structure on November 24, 2024. CAT, an acronym for Common Admission Test, is a mandatory examination for MBA admission in all 21 IIMs. Similar to previous years, CAT 2024 will occur on the last Sunday of November. The process of introducing changes in CAT may continue this year as well. The CAT 2024 registration and application form will be available starting the first week of August 2024 at and will remain accessible for over 45 days.

CAT Important Dates

The authority will release the CAT Exam Dates; check tentative dates below;

Events Dates
Notification Releases on 28, 29 July 2024
Online Registration Starts From 4 Aug 2024
Last date for Registration 15 Sept 2024
Form Correction Sept 2024
Availability of Admit Card Oct 2024
Exam Date 24 Nov 2024
CAT Aptitude Test To be notified soon
Responses released To be notified soon
Answer Key Release To be notified soon
Result Announcement 4,5 Jan 2024

CAT Exam Centers 2024

CAT Exam is the national-level management entrance exam conducted by several IIMs annually on a rotational basis. Below, we discuss the CAT Exam Centers; check below:

State Test Cities
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur; Kakinada; Kurnool; Nellore; Rajahmundry; Tirupathi; Vijayawada; Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh; Guwahati; Silchar
Bihar Aurangabad; Muzaffarpur; Patna; Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai; Raipur
Delhi-NCR Delhi, New Delhi, Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Panipat, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida
Goa Madgaon; Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat; Vadodara
Haryana Ambala; Bahadurgarh; Hisar; Palwal; Rohtak; Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh Simla; Waknaghat
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu; Samba, Kashmir
Jharkhand Bokaro; Dhanbad; Jamshedpur; Ranchi
Karnataka Banglore; Belagavi (Belgaum); Dharwad; Gulbarga; Hubli; Mangalore; Mysore; Udupi
Kerala Ernakulam; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram; Thrissur; Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal; Gwalior; Indore; Jabalpur; Sagar
Maharashtra Ahmednagar; Amravati; Aurangabad; Jalgaon; Kolhapur; Mumbai, Navi Mumbai; Nagpur; Nanded; Nashik; Pune; Raigad; Satara; Solapur; Thane; Ulhasnagar
Meghalaya Shillong
Manipur Imphal
Odisha Balasore; Berhampur; Bhubaneswar; Cuttack; Dhenkanal; Sambalpur; Rourkela
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Bhatinda; Chandigarh; Fatehgarh Sahib; Jalandhar; Ludhiana; Mohali; Pathankot; Patiala; Ropar; Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer; Alwar; Jaipur; Jodhpur; Kota; Sikar; Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai; Coimbatore; Madurai; Namakkal; Thanjavur; Tiruchirappalli; Tirunelvelli
Telangana Hyderabad; Karim Nagar; Warangal
Uttar Pradesh Agra; Allahabad; Barabanki; Bareilly; Ghaziabad; Gorakhpur; Greater Noida; Kanpur; Lucknow; Mathura; Meerut; Muzaffarnagar; Noida; Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun; Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol; Bankura; Burdwan; Durgapur; Hooghly; Howrah; Kalyani; Kolkata; Siliguri
Dadra Kohima
Ladakh Leh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu Silvassa
Tripura Agartala
Mizoram Aizawl

How to Select CAT Exam Centres 2024?

  • Candidates would have four options to select the CAT Exam Centers while filling out the CAT Application Form.
  • Candidates can choose up to a maximum of six exam centers.
  • The Authority (IIM Ahmedabad)will allot the preferred exam centers.
  • A nearby exam center will be allotted to the students if available.
  • The CAT Exam Center Name will be maintained in the CAT Admit Card.

Is It Possible to Change the CAT Exam Center?

Typically, changing exam centers is not allowed once you’ve registered for the CAT (Common Admission Test). However, under exceptional circumstances, you may reach out to CAT authorities with a strong justification, though such requests are seldom approved. Choosing your desired exam center carefully during registration is advisable to prevent any inconvenience.

Items to Bring to CAT Exam Center 2024

Here are the essential items you should bring to the CAT exam center:

  • CAT Admit Card Two passport-size photos
  • Government-issued Photo ID Proof
  • Medical certificate and scribe affidavit (if applicable)
  • Authorization form (if applicable)
  • Name change document (if applicable)

Items Prohibited at CAT Exam Centers 2024

Wristwatches Mobile Phones Purses/Handbags Wireless/Bluetooth Devices Electronic Gadgets Geometry Boxes Log Tables Calculators Cameras.

CAT Admit Card 2024

  • CAT Admit Card will be released by IIM in the Online Mode only.
  • The CAT Admit Card will be released 15 days before the examination.
  • You need to call the hall ticket with you to the examination hall.
  • The Admit Card Contains the following information
Candidate Name Candidate Registration Number
Candidate Category Date of Birth(DOB)
Date and Time of Exam Day of Exam
Google Map Link Exam Center Name
Admit Card Reference Number General Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: What are the Centres for the CAT exam?

The CAT Exam will be held in approximately 450+ cities in India; check the complete list above.

Question: Who Conducted the CAT 2021 Exam?

Answer: CAT 2021 Exam will be conducted by the IIM Ahmedabad.

Question: Is the CAT exam conducted outside India?

Answer: No, CAT Exam will only be held in India; the exam will be held on 28th November 2021

Question: How can I Choose CAT Exam Center?

Answer: Candidates can Choose CAT Exam Centers at the time of registration. They can choose 6 CAT exam centers as per their preference, but only one exam center will be allocated to each candidate.

Question: When will CAT Admit Card released?

Answer: CAT 2021 Admit Card will be released t10-15 days before the exam

Question: Who Will release CAT 2021 Exam Centers List?

Answer: IIM Ahmedabad will release the Exam Centers List.

Question: Can we Change my CAT Exam Center once Allotted?

Answer: No, You can not change CAT Exam centers once allotted.

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