CAT Examination Centres 2017 – Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). It is the most popular management entrance exam in India. Over 2 lakh candidates are expected to sit for CAT 2017 exam. To accommodate the high number of test-takers, the exam is conducted at several exam centres across the country. Last year, the exam was held in 138 cities in India. As was the case last year, CAT examination centres 2017 will be allotted on the basis of the preferences filled in by the candidates in the application form. Last year, female candidates were given preference while allocating the examination centres. The candidates can fill up to 4 preferences when it comes to selecting the CAT test centre. CAT exam is conducted in two sessions (morning and afternoon). In this article, the candidates can find complete information on CAT 2017 examination centres.
CAT Eligibility Criteria 2017
For those who are planning to appear in CAT 2017, it is essential to fulfill the eligibility criteria. CAT applicants must be graduates or must have passed an equivalent examination with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST category). The candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for CAT exam. However, they must submit all relevant documents proving their eligibility during the time of admission. If they fail to do so, they will be disqualified from the admission process. Also, the IIMs may verify the eligibility of the candidates at various stages of the application process. The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can appear for CAT exam at any of the CAT examination centres 2017.
CAT Examination Centres 2017 – List of Cities
Students from across the country apply for CAT exam. The exam centres are set up in all the states in India to ensure that the students don’t face any inconvenience. Depending on their location, the candidates can select the right examination centre. Here is a list of CAT test centres –
|CAT Examination Centres 2017|
|Exam State||Exam Centres||Number of Cities|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||1|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chittoor | Kurnool | Nellore | Tirupati | Vijayawada | Visakhapatnam||6|
|Assam||Dibrugarh | Guwahati | Silchar||3|
|Bihar||Aurangabad | Gaya | Muzaffarpur | Patna | Purnea||5|
|Chattisgarh||Raipur | Bhillai||2|
|Goa||Madgaon | Verna||2|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad | Anand | Gandhinagar | Rajkot | Surat | Vadodara||6|
|Haryana||Ambala | Bahadurgarh | Faridabad | Gurgaon | Palwal | Panipath | Rohtak | Sonipath||8|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu||1|
|Jharkhand||Dhanbad | Jamshedpur | Ranchi||3|
|Karnataka||Belgaum | Bengaluru | Bidar | Chikballapur | Davanagere | Hasan | Kolar | Mandya | Mangalore | Mysore | Ramnagara | Shimoga | Tumkur | Udupi||14|
|Kerala||Kasaragod | Kochi | Kollam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Thrissur | Trivandrum||7|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal | Gwalior | Indore | Jabalpur | Sagar||5|
|Maharashtra||Ahmednagar | Amravati | Aurangabad | Jalgaon | Kolhapur | Mumbai | Nagpur | Nanded | Nashik | Navi Mumbai | Pune | Ratnagiri | Satara | Solapur | Thane||15|
|Odisha||Balasore | Berhampur | Bhubaneswar | Cuttack | Rourkela | Sambalpur||6|
|Punjab||Fatehgarh Sahib | Jalandhar | Ludhiana | Mohali | Pathankot | Patiala | Ropar | Sangrur | Khanna||9|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer | Alwar | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Kota | Sikar | Udaipur||7|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai | Coimbatore | Madurai | Namakkal | Thanjavur | Tiruchirappalli | Tirunelvelli||7|
|Telangana||Hyderabad | Karim Nagar | Khammam||3|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra | Allahabad | Bareilly | Ghaziabad | Gorakhpur | Greater Noida | Kanpur | Lucknow | Mathura | Meerut | Noida | Varanasi||12|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun | Roorkee||2|
|West Bengal||Asansol | Burdwan | Durgapur | Hooghly | Howrah | Kalyani | Kolkata | Siliguri||8|
|Total Number of Cities||138|
Note – The above table is based on last year’s CAT exam centres. This table will be updated once the official CAT notification is released.
The application form for CAT 2017 is expected to be available from the first week of August, 2017. The candidates will be required to submit the CAT application form online. The application form will comprise of 5 parts – personal, academics, work experience, programmes and payment. The candidates must fill all the details correctly. Also, the candidates will have the option to give up to four preferences of examination centres. The candidates must ensure that they choose the exam centres carefully as any request to change the examination centre will not be entertained at a later stage. Also, it must be kept in mind that furnishing any wrong details may lead to cancellation of candidature. Apart from filling the application form, the candidates will also be required to submit the application fee online.
The admit card or the hall ticket will be issued to those candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria and have submitted the application form successfully. CAT admit card will be issued in online mode only. The candidates must download and print the admit card. CAT hall ticket contains various important details including exam date, exam venue, time of the exam, registration number, test system number etc. It is important for the candidates to verify all the details mentioned on the admit card to ensure that there are no discrepancies. Only those candidates who are in possession of a valid admit card will be allowed to sit for the exam. Also, the candidates must carefully read and adhere to all the instructions mentioned on the admit card.
CAT is conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. CAT exam scores are accepted by 20 IIMs and over 100 other B-Schools in India. CAT examination centres 2017 are located all across the country and the candidates can opt for the right centre as per their convenience.