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CAT Exam Centers 2021: Check State-wise List of CAT Test Centers
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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Nov 22, 2021

CAT 2021 Exam Centers list has been released and this year, the examination is scheduled to be held on Nov 28 at 158 test cities. Based on the CAT exam centers opted by the candidates the details of the allotted center will be mentioned in your CAT 2021 Admit Card

  • Also, Kashmir has been recently added to the list of CAT 2021 Exam Centers, therefore, candidates can now opt for the city as per their preference. 
  • Moreover, if in any case, a candidate has filled the wrong choices for CAT exam center then they can edit the same during CAT application form correction. Read More
  • Google map link facility will also be provided in admit card, to avoid any last-minute chaos regarding the location of the CAT exam center.

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How to select CAT Exam Center 2021?

While filling CAT Application Form 2021 candidates will get the opportunity to select up to 6 exam centers. CAT test center allotted to the candidates will depend on the city of their preference filled in the application form. Candidates can opt for the CAT Exam Center by following these simple steps. 

  • Step 1: Register for CAT 2021 by visiting the official website.
  • Step 2: Create a login ID and fill the online application form.
  • Step 3: While the application form you will reach the section 'select test city'.
  • Step 4: There you need to select up to 6 cities as per preference. The city mentioned first will mean that it is preferred the most and the last filled city means least preferred. 
  • Step 5: Continue with the rest of the application and make payment of the exam fee to submit the application form.

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CAT Exam Centers

CAT Exam Centers 2021

The newly added CAT Exam Center for this year is Kashmir. The exam center has been added to the list along with an extension on the last date to fill the application forms. Candidates can also check the list of CAT exam centers that had been added last year in the table below: 

New Exam Centers 
Bhatinda in Punjab Purnea in Bihar Waknaghat in Himachal Pradesh
Samba in J&K Dharwad and Gulbarga in Karnataka Ernakulam in Kerala
Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra Dhenkanal in Odisha Bankura in West Bengal

New CAT Exam Centers added for Delhi NCR Applicants

Delhi New Delhi Faridabad Gurugram Panipat
Noida Ghaziabad Greater Noida Rohtak Meerut

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CAT State-wise Exam Centers

State Wise List of CAT Exam Centers 2021

Following is a list of all state wise CAT Exam Centers:

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 Delhi; New Delhi
Goa Madgaon; Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat; Vadodara
Haryana Ambala; Bahadurgarh; Faridabad; Gurgaon; Hisar; Palwal; Panipath; 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
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
Tamilnadu 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

Reporting timing at CAT Exam Centers

  • Two sessions of the exam are conducted each center- forenoon and afternoon.
  • The forenoon session is from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Reporting time for the forenoon session is 7:30 AM.
  • The afternoon session is from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Reporting time for the afternoon session is 1:00 PM.
  • Entry in the exam centers will end at-
    • 8:45 AM for the forenoon session
    • 2:15 PM for the afternoon session

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CAT 2021 Admit Card

  • CAT Admit Card will be released by IIM and candidates can download their hall ticket from the official website.
  • Admit card is to be submitted to the invigilator at the end of the exam.
  • CAT Admit Card contains the following details:
Details on CAT Admit Card
Name of the Candidate Registration Number
Category and PwD Status Date of Birth
Google Map Link Date and Day of the Test
Test Time and Session Test City and Center
Reference Number Set of Instructions
  • The e-version of CAT 2021 Admit card contains a google map link facility through which candidates can know the exact location of their exam center. 
  • Such a feature will be very helpful in eliminating the last-minute chaos during reaching the test center. 
  • Candidates are advised to visit the exam center once before the actual test day. 
  • A contact number of the center is also available through the link, candidates can use it for any sort of center related queries. 

CAT Important Instructions

CAT Exam Center 2021: Important Instructions

  • Details regarding the CAT Exam Center will be mentioned in your admit card.
  • For the convenience of the candidate, Google Map Link will also be provided in the e-Admit Card which will guide you to the exam center location. 
  • Candidates cannot change CAT Exam Center once allotted. Therefore all the CAT 2021 aspiring candidates are advised to fill the preferences carefully. 
  • An original valid ID proof- Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employer ID, or Identification Affidavit is to be presented at the gates of the exam centers.
  • No item other than admit card and ID proof is allowed inside the exam centers.
  • Candidates will be asked to remove their footwear before entering the examination hall.
  • Jewelry, watches, electronic gadgets like mobile phones, calculators, etc. or any other metal item are not allowed inside the exam centers.

Dos and Don’ts at CAT Exam Center

Do’s at CAT Exam Center Don’ts at CAT Exam Center
Report the exam center as per the timings mentioned in your admit card. Late candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall. 
Carry Admit Card, Id Proof Do not take any electronic items with you. 
Follow the instructions showing on your screen before starting the test.  Do not use keyword, however, a virtual calculator will be provided on the screen. 
Cooperate with the staff for Biometric verification.  Candidates will not be allowed to exit the exam center before exam hours are over. 

CAT Interview Centers

CAT Interview Centers 2021

For candidates called for CAT Interview, given below are the interview cities for respective IIMs. For the 9 newest IIMs, IIM Rohtak will conduct the interview round.

IIM Interview City/Center
IIM Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Kolkata
IIM Bangalore Bangalore, Kolkata, and New Delhi
IIM Lucknow Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Hyderabad
IIM Indore Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi
IIM Calcutta Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai
IIM Kozhikode Kozhikode, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
IIM Shillong Shillong, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai
IIM Rohtak Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM Ranchi Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM Raipur Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM Trichy Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM Udaipur Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM Kashipur Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai
IIM Nagpur N/A
IIM Bodh Gaya IIM Calcutta
IIM Vishakhapatnam IIM Bangalore
IIM Amritsar IIM Kozhikode
IIM Sambalpur IIM Indore
IIM Sirmaur IIM Lucknow

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Frequently Asked Questions

CAT Exam Center 2021 FAQs

Ques. Can we choose our exam centers and slot for CAT 2021?

Ans. Yes. Candidates can select 6 CAT exam centers as per their preference but only 1 exam center will be allotted to candidates. The decision of allotting the exam center rests with the authority. However, candidates can opt for the slot. 

Ques. How to use the google map facility link given in the admit card?

Ans. The e-version of CAT 2021 Admit card contains a google map link facility through which candidates can know the exact location of their exam center. Candidates just need to clcik on the link provided in their e admit card to navigate through the exam center address. 

Ques. Till when can we expect CAT 2021 Admit Card?

Ans. CAT Admit Card 2021 will be released online on Oct 27, 2021. 

Ques. Who will release the list of exam centers for CAT 2021?

Ans. The conducting body i.e. IIM has released the updated list of CAT 2021 exam centers. Due to covid-19 the authority has increased the list of exam centers in the previous year. 

Ques. Where can we check our final allotted exam center?

Ans. The final allotted exam center can only be checked on the CAT admit card. Candidates must note the exam centers once allotted cannot be changed. 

Ques. Can we change our exam center?

Ans. CAT Exam center once allotted cannot be changed. Therefore candidates are advised to select 6 CAT exam centers as per their preference only. 

Ques. In how many cities will CAT 2021 be conducted?

Ans. Based on the previous year’s CAT exam centers list candidates the exam was conducted in 156 cities at more than 375 exam centers. 

Ques. How many preferences for test cities can we provide?

Ans. Candidates can select 6 CAT exam centers as per their preference but only 1 exam center will be allotted to candidates.

Ques. Which are the new test-centers added for CAT Exam?

Ans. Candidates can check the list of newly added CAT exam centers in the table below: 

New Exam Centers 
Bhatinda in Punjab Purnea in Bihar Waknaghat in Himachal Pradesh
Samba in J&K Dharwad and Gulbarga in Karnataka Ernakulam in Kerala
Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra Dhenkanal in Odisha Bankura in West Bengal

Ques. Which documents are we supposed to bring to the exam center?

Ans. The following documents will be required at CAT Exam center:

  • CAT Admit Card
  • Valid ID Proof

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

Comments


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Anonymous
Can we wear a digital watch in the exam center?
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manika gupta

Hi Shiya, No, Digital gears are not allowed.

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Anonymous
Will there be any provision of changing the exam centers if CoVID cases increase in the region of my exam center?
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abhishek upadhyay

Hi Deep Jyoti, once you have submitted the application form, the correction window will be available for a limited time wherein you can only edit the uploaded images. Hence, you cannot change the examination centre once you have submitted the application form.

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Anonymous
Is there any exam center in Idukki, Kerala?
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abhishek upadhyay

Hi Sadim, the exam centres available in kerala for the CAT exam are:

Ernakulam; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram; Thrissur; Trivandrum.

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Anonymous
After filling up cat application online and save and continue is done. Before submission and payment whether any change or edit on subsequent login is possible?
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Anonymous
Hi Bholanath, Don't Worry about Correction they release their Correction Form Dates, You may Check the Entrance exam Official website.

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