CAT is a highly competitive exam, with millions of applicants vying for a seat in the IIMs every year. The acceptance rate for IIM Ahmedabad is as low as 0.25%, which means that out of all the applicants only the very best get a seat. It is a long road to the top, and sometimes it is very helpful to get some help.
Joining a coaching class helps CAT Aspirants to have an edge over the other candidates. The faculty at many of the coaching classes have years of expertise in their specific subjects. Mumbai, in particular has a large number of excellent coaching centers for CAT, so it can become a difficult choice for the aspirants. To help the process, here are the Top CAT Coaching Centers in Mumbai.
List of Best CAT Coaching Centers in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai
Given below is a list of CAT Coaching Centers to help you prepare for CAT exam:
T.I.M.E. (Triumphant Institute Of Management Education Pvt. Ltd)
There were 2301 T.I.M.E. students who made it to the Indian Institutes of Management (class of 2016-2018) and 11 T.I.M.E. students got 100 percentile in CAT 2015. This in itself speaks for the credibility of T.I.M.E. They also offer distance courses, Test Series and Online GWPI Module apart from the conventional classroom program.
Key Features of classroom program:-
- Concepts training
- Section-wise Testing- Foundation Tests, Intermediate Tests, and Advanced Tests
- Comprehensive Testing- Self Administered Mock CATs and All India Mock CATs
- Training for Other Exams
- Essay, GD & Interview Training
- Classroom course
- GW/PI Module
Fee: INR 37, 500
Address - T.I.M.E (Dadar Branch)
Sunshine Plaza, 503, 5th Floor, Naigaon Cross Road, Lane, Opposite Civic Center, Dadar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014
Hours: Closes 8:30PM
Phone: 072080 83581
“The experience was good. T.I.M.E. workshops and mock sessions were of great help. AIMCATs were excellent. Practice material helped in building the basic concepts. GD/WAT/PI – mock PIs, workshop and online content helped in streamlining the thought, increasing the general awareness and improving the personal profile.” By Ankur Singh (IIM C, XLRI - BM)
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Unlike Time, IMS is an institute which focuses on providing quality coaching on management courses only. There have also been a good number of students who have been selected in IIMs and many reputed colleges through CMAT and MAT. IMS study material is one of the finest with over 5,000 questions for concept learning and practice.
- 58 CATapult classes
- 15 Intensive workshops (3-hours each)
- Basic Reference Material with 14 books
- MBA Catapult
- Engineer’s MBA
- MBA Elite
- Correspondence Courses
- Test Series
Address - IMS Learning (Andheri)
102, DLH Plaza, SV Rd, opposite Shoppers Stop, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058
Hours: Closes 9PM
Phone: 082918 95002
Career Launcher has a Network of 146 test prep centers in 86 cities throughout India with 50,066 students enrolled. It is no fiction that Career launcher is a good coaching center and indeed a successful one. CL focuses have its wings spread in many segments of education, and across learners of many age-groups. The programs they offer for CAT and other MBA entrance preparation are one of the finest in the industry. Not only helps in clearing the exam but also further stages like Group discussion or Interviews.
Address - Career Launcher (Borivali)
No. 1, Radheshyam Commercial Complex, Cross Rd, near Platform, Dattapada, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092
Hours: Closes 7PM
Phone: 090290 04219
Endeavour started its operations in 2005 and till now has over 500 IIM calls and 1000+ MBA admissions in other colleges. Endeavor calls their CAT program capsule, which is their very own conceptualized course and is the finest course existing to crack the CAT. In Mumbai, they operate in Vaishi, Dadar, Borivali, Thane, Ville Parle.
- Comprehensive course material
- Full-time expert facility
- Personal Mentors
- Well-Designed course structure
- CAT Cruise Control (6 months)
- CAT Classic (12 months)
- CAT Ultimate (18 months)
Contact: 079 – 2646 4053 / 2642 0509
Address - Endeavor Careers (Vile Parle)
Natraj Cinema Building, Shree, N S Rd Number 2, opposite Bhaidas Auditorium, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056
Hours: Closes 9PM
Phone: 086552 67788
Chitale’s Personalised Learning Center
CPLC has been operational since 2002 and has been one of the leading institutes for coaching MBA aspirants in Mumbai. Since 2002 it has received over 3000+ calls from prestigious colleges which include 1135 calls from IIM's.
- They conduct 3-hour classes in 2-5 days per week according to what batch you select.
- CPLC has their centers in Vile parle, Juhu, Ghatkopar, Borivali.
- Duration of the program is 200 hours.
- Batches Start in Nov/Dec/Jan
- GD/PI Training
Address - CPLC (Borivali)
602, 6th Floor., Sai-Leela Building, Opp. Moksh Plaza, SV Rd, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092
Open ⋅ Closes 9PM
Phone: 097020 18777
“CPLC's faculties are some of the best I've ever come across. They go in a systematic way to explain each concept and for solving problems they would not just show multiple methods but explain how one should approach a question. I think this was the most important part for cracking any exam. By Hargun Chadha, IIM Student”
CATKing is again one of the leading coaching institutes in Mumbai and Pune which focus on strategic, engaging and high-quality education. They have centers and also provide online coaching for those comfortable with it. They have their centers in Powai, Borivali, Ville Parle, Andheri, and Churchgate.
Key Features of Classroom Training:-
- Study Material
- Previous Years CAT Papers
- CAT 15 Full Mocks, 20 sectional Tests, Video Analysis
- 12 Concept Sessions on Current Affairs, Concept Sessions on Marketing, Finance, HR & Operations – 2 Each
- 5 Group Discussions
- 5 Case Discussions
- 2 Mock Personal Interviews
- Weekly Doubt Solving Sessions
Fee:- INR 50, 000
Address - CATKING (Powai)
135, First floor Powai Plaza, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092
“Practice and hard work! Smart work! Focus on your strengths! CATKing Mocks and Study Material helped me immensely to test my limits and increase my efficiency to the maximum level possible.” By Prathamesh (CATKing Andheri – IIM Rohtak, SPJain)
Coaching can add that extra step to help you climb your goal but it all comes down to your hard work. One good thing about all these centers mentioned above is that they all provide free resources, like test papers or some free study material. So if you are an MBA aspirant planning for CAT 2020 then you can always have a look at those resources at any time
CAT 2020 Coaching Centers Mumbai FAQ
Ques. The coaching centers mentioned in the list are far away from my address. What do I do?
Ans. Most of the coaching centers mentioned here have branches all across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and adjoining cities. If you contact the center you are interested in joining they can guide you to the nearest branch.
Ques. What are the best CAT Coaching Centers in Navi Mumbai?
Ans. The best coaching centers for CAT in Navi Mumbai include T.I.M.E (Branches in Panvel and Vashi), Endeavor Coaching (Vashi) and IMS Vashi.
Ques. Which is the cheapest CAT coaching center in Mumbai?
Ans. Finding a cheap and good coaching center can be difficult as the quality reduces with price. T.I.M.E has a value for money package. If you have budgetary concerns, it may be wise to opt for an online programme.
Ques. Does T.I.M.E offer a scholarship test?
Ans. T.I.M.E offers a scholarship test titled, “T.I.M.E Talent Search Examination” or TTSE. The institute will provide discounts based on the scores obtained in the exam. The topper will get complete fees waived off.
Ques. When is the best time to join a Coaching Center for CAT?
Ans. It is wise to join the coaching center early, at least 1 or 2 years before attempting CAT. However, many coaching centers also offer fast track courses.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.