CAT Exam Centers 2023: Check State-wise Test Center List

CAT 2023 exam centers will be released along with the notification. As per the trend from the previous year, the CAT 2023 exam is likely to be conducted in 150 or more cities across India. 

  • Candidates will be able to choose their preferred exam center during the application process, subject to availability.
  • It is advisable to select a center that is convenient and easily accessible to avoid any last-minute hassles.
  • CAT 2023 Admit Card will mention the assigned exam center along with a Google Map link for easy navigation.

The CAT (Common Admission Test) is a highly competitive entrance exam for admission to various management programs offered by top business schools in India. The exam is conducted once a year in November or December by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis.

CAT 2023 Exam Centers

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

How to Choose CAT Exam Centers 2023? 

When selecting CAT exam centres, candidates should prioritize their convenience. If you are based in Delhi, choose an exam centre close to your area. If not available, choose the most accessible one.

  • The first step is to register on the official website (
  • Fill out the CAT 2023 application form after successful registration.
  • In the Test City Preference section, choose six cities from the list according to your convenience.
  • The selection of CAT exam centres should be in the order of your preferences.
  • Once you have filled out the exam centres and other details, submit the application form.
  • The allotment of CAT exam centres is based on candidates’ choices and the number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  • If your first preference is not available, you will be allotted the next available centre according to your choice.

What to Carry at CAT Exam Centers 2023? 

Here’s a detail of everything that candidates should bring to the CAT exam centres in 2023:

  • CAT 2023 Admit Card
  • Valid photo ID proof issued by the Government of India
  • Medical certificate and scribe affidavit (if applicable)
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Authorization form (if applicable)
  • Name change document (if applicable)

CAT 2023 Exam Centers FAQs

Ques: How many exam centres are there for CAT 2023?

Ans: The official announcement regarding the number of exam centres for CAT 2023 has not been made yet. However, in previous years, there were more than 150 exam centres across India.

Ques: Can I choose the exam centre of my choice for CAT 2023?

Ans: Yes, candidates can choose the exam centre of their choice while filling out the CAT 2023 application form. However, the final allotment of the exam centre will be based on the choices made by the candidate and the availability of seats in the preferred centre.

Ques: What documents do I need to carry to the CAT exam centre?

Ans: Candidates must carry their CAT 2023 admit card, a photo ID proof issued by the Government of India, medical certificate & scribe affidavit (if applicable), authorization form (if applicable), name change document (if applicable), and two passport-size photographs.

Ques: Can I change my CAT exam centre after submitting the application form?

Ans: No, candidates cannot change their CAT exam centre after submitting the application form. However, if there is a genuine reason for changing the exam centre, candidates can request a change by contacting the CAT Helpdesk.

Ques: How will I know my CAT exam centre?

Ans: Candidates will receive their CAT exam centre details on their admit card, which will be available for download from the official website. Candidates can also check their exam centre details by logging in to their CAT account on the official website.

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