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CAT Exam Centres 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : May 16, 2023


Summary: The exam centres list will be released in the official notification before the CAT exam is conducted for this academic year. Here’s everything you need to know about CAT exam centres 2023.

CAT test centres are the venues where this exam is conducted every year. 

CAT exam centres 2023 are spread across India and equipped with the necessary infrastructure to conduct a smooth examination.

Selecting the right CAT exam centres when filling out your application form is important to avoid unnecessary travel on the day of the exam. 

Know the list of CAT exam centres 2023 you can choose from! 

CAT Exam Centre Overview 2023

  • All candidates get to choose 6 preferred exam centres for CAT.
  • The candidate will know their exam centre when they receive their CAT admit card is released.
  • The exact location of the CAT exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card. Ensure you check in beforehand and arrange the travel to the exam hall as required.
  • Note that there is no provision for changing the exam centre after the release of admit card.
  • The exam conducting body has full authority to cancel any exam centre.

List of CAT Exam Centres 2023

You can choose from a list of CAT Exam Centres 2023 in your CAT application form 2023.

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
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

Check: CAT Syllabus 2023

Step to choose CAT Exam Centres 2023

Here are a few steps to choose the CAT exam centres 2023: 

  1. Visit the official website of CAT. 
  2. While filling out the application, candidates must choose at least six cities to take the CAT exam.
  3. The CAT exam locations for 2023 must be chosen in order of preference.
  4. Depending on their availability, candidates will be assigned the city of their choice for the CAT exam.
  5. The candidate will be sent to the next available test centre from the preferences of the testing centre for CAT; if a seat is unavailable at that specific CAT 2023 exam centre.

Check: CAT Exam Pattern 2023

Things to carry to CAT exam centres 2023

These are the things you can carry to the CAT exam centre. 

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

Check: CAT Exam Preparation 2023

Things not to carry to CAT exam centres 2023

These are the things you must avoid at the CAT exam centre. 

  • Wristwatches
  • Mobile Phone
  • Purse/ Handbag
  • Wireless/ Bluetooth devices
  • Electronics gadgets
  • Geometry box
  • Log tables
  • Calculator
  • Camera

Check: CAT Result 2023


In conclusion, CAT test centres are crucial to avoid unnecessary travel on exam day. Ensure you go through the exam day instruction before you reach the exam hall. 

Wish you luck!

Check: CAT Eligibility 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to bring a valid photo ID proof, a copy of your Admit Card, and a passport-sized photograph taken as per the specifications given in the Admit Card.
All candidates must arrive at the CAT test centre at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the exam. They must also adhere to all the instructions provided by the invigilators and follow the rules set by the centre.
Candidates must come dressed in comfortable and modest clothes. Shoes, sandals, slippers, etc., are prohibited inside the test centre.
Yes, you cannot bring electronic devices such as watches, calculators, mobile phones, or other communication devices to the CAT test centre.


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