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CAT coaching institutes covered in this article have a well-qualified and well-informed set of teachers/mentors who are subject matter experts and have a legacy of producing CAT toppers. Their expertise can help an MBA aspirant to prepare well for the CAT exam and also, score a good rank.

MBA is the most sought-after course choice among students today. However, to be a part of some of the top B-Schools that offer Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Post-Graduation Diploma in Management (PGDM) courses, aspirants have to crack entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, GMAT, NMAT, SNAP, IIFT, etc. These MBA entrance exams are speed based business aptitude test, wherein candidates have to solve tough and tricky questions from Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

Every year, more than five lakh candidates appear for MBA entrance exams. The maximum number of candidature is seen in CAT with nearly 2 lakh aspirants every year. While every candidate aspires to pursue MBA/PGDM as a career move and aims to secure a seat in the IIMs or other top-notch institutes, the challenge is to clear this exam with no less than 98 percentile for which candidates to seek expert guidance and advice. With an evident increase in the overall CAT cut off, difficulty level and limited seats in the IIMs, clearing CAT has become tougher with every passing year.

Owing to high competition, candidates need to leave no stone unturned in exam preparation. In this regard, CAT coaching institutes play a very significant role. The CAT coaching is nearly impossible without assistance from an expert or a mentor, who can guide the student in the right direction – what to study, when to study, how much to study, etc.          

Some of the key factors that can be considered when choosing the right CAT coaching centre include time and location, fee structure, reputation and availability of experts, infrastructure, quality of study materials and teaching methodologies. Checking the packages that suit one’s affordability along with the brand name is vital. Therefore, students should analyse the features, services and fee structure of best CAT coaching institutes before opting for the right institute.

Best Online CAT Coaching Institutes

The best CAT coaching institutes covered in this article have excellent faculties who are not only Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) but also carry exceptional educational and professional qualifications that speak for their reputation in getting the candidates to pass not only the CAT entrance exam but also clear WAT-PI rounds of IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India.  These coaching institutes provide tips & tricks to solve and comprehend the questions, as well as, to increase the speed and accuracy. Along with this, teachers’ in-depth understanding of CAT exam pattern and syllabus facilitates in resolving students’ queries related to CAT exam. Given below are some of the best CAT coaching institutes in India which provide online asistance also in preparation of all MBA entrance exams. 

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Career Launcher (CL)

CL is one of the best and most popular CAT coaching institutes in India. They have over 200 test preparation centres in around 100 cities across India. The institute has been coaching students for CAT entrance exam since 1996. CL offers a wide range of CAT coaching programmes such as classroom coaching, online classes, and residential coaching to suit the different needs of MBA aspirants.

CL is renowned for its comprehensive study material that is continually updated. The institute also conducts online CAT coaching, mock group discussions and personal interviews. 

IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd

IMS is one of the oldest CAT coaching institutes in India. Established in 1984, the institute has over three decades of experience in moulding and shaping students’ career. The institute has over 95 centres across India offering high quality study material prepared by seasoned Subject Matter Experts.

The institute offers both classroom teaching and correspondence learning. Pedagogies and teaching are different for all types of students. 

Triumphant Institute of Management (T.I.M.E)

T.I.M.E is one of the most popular coaching institutes in the field of management. T.I.M.E., established in 1992, at present, has over 250 centres in about 120 cities across India.

T.I.M.E. is known for its well-trained and intellectual faculty and brilliant modules. They conduct mock personal interviews and group discussions, apart from group tasks, essay writing, extempore, presentation, among others as applicable to the IIMs and top B-schools.

They provide classroom teaching, correspondence and online courses, and All India Mock CAT (AIMCAT). The AIMCAT series is designed to help students in building concepts, preparing strategies, identifying weaknesses and taking steps to eliminate them. Through the practice provided by AIMCAT series, students develop speed and accuracy for the exam. 

PT Education (PTE)

PT Education (PTE), founded 1993, offers coaching programmes for different domains, including management. PTE offers two different kinds of coaching programmes for management aspirants, i.e., online courses and pen drive courses.

The online course comprises lectures, courseware/study material and mock tests. The course covered in the pen drive programme is the same as that of the online programme with the only difference being that students do not require access to an active Internet connection. The course includes videos made from real classroom lectures that are available in English and Hindi. 

Hit Bulls Eye

Hit Bulls Eye provides CAT coaching to students for various management entrance tests, including CAT. It offers courses in varied formats such as online and classroom to suit the different needs of their students. Besides, they also offer a crash course for the CAT and free preparation is available for all exams.

The CAT crash course comprises practice tests, video lectures, all India test series, chapter and section wise tests, mobile app, selective e-lectures, and so on. It provides free online classes as well as paid lectures. 

CATKing

CATKing is one of the famous Mumbai based CAT coaching institute which specializes in other MBA entrance exams too such as SNAP, NMAT, MICAT, MAH MBA CET, CMAT and XAT.

The teaching process includes course completion, mentorship, problem solving, doubt solving, workshops, video lectures, study material & resources, mock tests, mock analysis, percentile predictor, etc.

Mindworkzz

Mindworkzz is one of India’s foremost brands in CAT training and testing. They have been training candidates for CAT over the past two decades and imparting training to numerous IIM graduates. They offer different courses such as online comprehensive CAT classes, comprehensive classroom program, free CAT preparation video course, and CAT video course.

Abhyaas

Abhyaas is regarded as one of the leading institutes for CAT coaching. Their main aim is to promote teaching and learning experience with students’ existing knowledge. CAT coaching at Abhyaas is offered with a view to cater to each aspirant’s requirements.

Preparations comprise home assignments, special classroom lectures, and mock papers. To improve performance in the selection rounds, students have to appear for mock group discussions and personal interviews. 

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Important FAQs Related to CAT Coaching Centres

Q: Is it important to join a CAT coaching centre for exam preparation?

A: It is not mandatory to join a CAT coaching centre, but it is always beneficial because coaching centres provide assistance in not only studying but studying strategically. However, you can score well in the exam even by self-study. All you need to do is to study sincerely and dedicate valuable time to your studies if you want to score well in the exam.

Q: Which coaching centre is the best for CAT preparation?

A: There are many top CAT coaching centres in the country, some of them are Career Launcher, IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd, Hit Bulls Eye, PTE, T.I.M.E, etc.

Q: When should I start preparing for CAT?

A: CAT is one of the toughest MBA entrance exams. Most students start early with their CAT preparation. CAT is usually conducted in the last week of November, so if you plan to appear for the exam and score well, it is a good idea to start your preparation by February-March. 

Q: When will CAT be conducted? How can I prepare for the exam?

A: CAT 2022 will be conducted on November 27, 2022. To prepare for CAT, students can start by making a subject-wise plan. While making the plan, keep in mind that your weak points get extra time and at the same time, you are able to cover the entire syllabus. Begin your CAT preparations with the toughest topics. When preparing for the CAT, keep in mind your hold over the subjects. For instance, if you think that you are weaker in the VARC section and would require an expert's guidance, you can opt for coaching classes. Ensure that you attempt an ample number of mock tests and practice sample papers if you wish to score well in the exam.

Q: Why should I join a CAT coaching institute for preparation?

A: There are pros and cons to everything. Joining a CAT coaching centre will help you in getting your hands on the right study material and sample papers. They give special attention to tough topics. You will have lot of classroom discussions that will channelize your preparation in the right direction. It will also help in developing analytical ability and increase the motivation level. In a CAT coaching centre, you will also have constant support and guidance from mentors and teachers who will give you regular feedback to help you improve your performance. 

Q: How can I choose the best CAT coaching centre?

A: There are many CAT coaching centres available in the country but not all of them are good. While choosing a CAT coaching centre, some factors you must keep in mind are reviews, success rate of students, time and location, fee structure, reputation and availability of experts, infrastructure, quality of study materials, teaching methodology, etc.

Q: How is Career Launcher for CAT preparation?

A: It is one of the oldest coaching centres. It have over 200 test preparation centres in various cities. It offers a wide range of CAT coaching programmes such as classroom coaching, online classes, and residential coaching to suit the different needs of the aspirants. Career Launcher is known for its comprehensive study material and mock tests. Therefore, it is a good option to choose.
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Which college can I get with 75 percent marks in CAT?

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Navneet Kaur

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LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or...LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview or Completed Company Secretary CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or Completed Chartered Accountancy CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). Applicant should have 80 percentile or above in CAT or MAT or all India rank upto 20000. For more information you can check the website.

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Harsh Pandey

Guide-Level 12

a week ago

At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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Which colleges can I get with 75 %ile in CAT?

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Navneet Kaur

Guide-Level 14

6 days ago

LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or...LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview or Completed Company Secretary CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or Completed Chartered Accountancy CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). Applicant should have 80 percentile or above in CAT or MAT or all India rank upto 20000. For more detials you can check the website.

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Harsh Pandey

Guide-Level 12

a week ago

At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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What CAT score do I need to get into FABM? I'm from B.Sc. Agriculture.

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Srishti Pranjal

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

General cut off to get into FABM for general is 80, for OBC, it is 70 and for SC and ST, it is 60.

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Can I get admission for MBA in IPS Business School without giving CAT or any other exam?

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Sharanya B

Beginner-Level 4

a week ago

Hello Priyanka, CAT is one of the most commonly accepted exam. CMAT XAT MAT exams are also accepted in IPS business school.

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Neha Sudarshini

Beginner-Level 1

a week ago

Although CAT percentile is kept as a criterion in most colleges, there are other management entrance exams too. Few of the different exams are MAT XAT NMAT etc. These scores again are accepted by numerous number of colleges.

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While filling CAT 2022 form, I followed the best of 5 marking pattern for SSC which is not correct. Can I fill the form again?

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yash sahani

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error. 2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it wh...We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:
1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error.
2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it while entering their personal details.
3. Uploading unclear photograph and signature: uploading your photograph is the last step of entering your personal details in the CAT application form.

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Harsh Rastogi

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

No, you cannot fill the form again. You should always read the instructions carefully before filling any form.

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I have heard that UGC has given regulations for CAT eligibility that the colleges can accept CAT eligibility for the past two years. Is it?

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Harsh Verma

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibil...An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibility has remained more or less the same in the past years. As per the CAT notification for CAT the same criteria will be followed without any changes. Aspirants should review the criteria, given below in detail, to check if they are eligible for the exam before they begin preparing. They should understand the factors and requirements to appear for CAT 2022 to avoid disqualification at any stage of the admission process. Moreover, candidates should also identify the eligibility criteria for the B-schools separately along with the difference in the eligibility requirements for CAT and the IIM.

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ANKIT Tiwari

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

The CAT score card is valid for a period of one year only. After which candidates will have to take the following years' CAT exam for admissions in respective institutes. Most of the Institutions/Universities in India accept the CAT score for admissions.

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What percentile should I score in CAT exam to get MDI Gurgaon under defence quota?

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Harsh Verma

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a s...Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a safe bet.

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Utkarsh Tiwary

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

The MDI Gurgaon is the best college which has defence quota. The percentile which is required by MDI Gurgaon under defence quota is expected as 94 percentile. It is also the best college for defence.

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How to start preparing with CAT and IIFT?

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Sunit Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

To start first start with your basics remember these 4 to 5 points 1) read 1 hour every day
2. Do sudoku and basics of dilr
3. Do quant from ncert if your basics are weak if it is strong then do past year paper or previous year mock
5. Give ample amount of mock and sectional test thanks.

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I am applying for CAT 2022 and also had applied for CAT last year. Do I need to re-register or should use last year's credentials?

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ANISHKA LUNAWAT

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2 weeks ago

Yes, you have to apply for the CAT form again from the beginning even if you have registered last year also. Since exam score is valid for only one year.

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I have a gap year in my engineering. What should I fill in the duration of course in CAT form? Should I fill 4 or 5 years?

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Sonima Dwivedi

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2 weeks ago

It will still be counted as 4 years.

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