CAT (Common Admission Test) is a well-known management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) for providing admission to various reputed management institutes of the country. Every year, more than 2 lakhs candidates appear for CAT, therefore the level of competition is very high. MBA aspirants are often confused about how to start and where to start CAT preparation. Apart from self-studying, a good coaching center is also very essential to ace the exam, as it offers complete guidance to candidates at every step.
ust appearing in CAT exam will not ensure a seat in a top B-School. To get selected for admission process in good management institutes, you need minimum 85 percentile. In case you are appearing for the first time, then taking CAT Coaching is even more important as experts help in deciding preparation course structure.
Coaching classes direct the students in the right direction by familiarizing them with the CAT Exam Pattern and expected questions that may come in the exam. Institutes help candidates in improving their abilities and skills by providing them with essential study material, through mock tests with model papers and regular assessment of tests.
Why are CAT Coaching Centers Important?
With the increasing competition in CAT, it is very important to have a smart preparation strategy. A good coaching center will make it easier to prepare for CAT. Joining a CAT coaching center, help aspirants in following ways:-
- Coaching centers provide the competitive environment, where candidates can get the confidence to perform in a competitive environment, learn from others experience and share their own experience as well.
- They also guide you about what to study and what not to study and provide good study material, high-class techniques, and simple tricks to solve the questions.
- CAT Coaching Institutes take regular (weekly) mock tests and provide most asked questions, which is very helpful for candidates.
- They have a team of experienced and qualified teachers, who believe in providing the best guidance and help candidates throughout their preparation and acts as a mentor.
[r a team of 57 IIT-IIM graduates focused on high-quality education, who develop its study material, handouts, test series and the classroom teaching program.
- It may interest you to know that there were 2301 T.I.M.E. students across the country who managed to make it to the Indian Institutes of Management (class of 2016-2018).
- In CAT Exam 2015, 11 T.I.M.E. students got 100 percentile.
- Every year, T.I.M.E. is known to provide good result and is improving more and more.
- 1 Year Classroom program
- 3 months crash course
- Correspondence course
Contact- +91 97214 66662
Address- 10, Park Rd, Hari Om Nagar, Civil Lines, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh 273001
Fees- INR 39,500 (tentative)
NOTE: There are many branches of T.I.M.E. in Uttar Pradesh. Students can take admission in their nearest branch.
Another very reputed coaching center in Uttar Pradesh is Career Avenues, which is situated in Agra. The institute is known for its team of great faculty members who provide the required training to crack an entrance exam.
The institute provided coaching for many entrance examinations, including CAT and provides guidance according to the CAT Exam Pattern. Regular doubt sessions and mock tests are also held, so that students can check their preparation.
- I year Classroom Program
- 3 months crash course
Email- [email protected]
Contact Details- (91)-9719116969
Address- Gaurav Cplx, Opposite Bhagwan Cinema, Bhagwan Cinema, Agra – 282005
Bulls Eye Coaching Center
Bulls Eye was established in 1996 by a team of IIM and XLRI alumni that went on to become the market leader in the North India. Bulls Eye has been ranked 2nd by Alexa Rankings and has mentored more than 100,000 students from two decades.
The institute has highly qualified and experienced faculty members, who have been training MBA aspirants from more than a decade. They prepare excellent study material which is easy to understand, relevant, apt and of the highest quality.
They provide online classroom, online preparation, class preparation and free preparation as well. Students can opt according to their preference. They also have an online portal which details out a student’s strengths, helps them in correcting their mistakes and documents their journey, thus providing the students with a wholesome learning experience.
- 1 Year Classroom program
- 3 months crash course
Website – www.hitbullseye.com
Contact Details- 099847 02002
Address- : 1st Floor M-1/8 C Sector -B, Aliganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226024
Ranking- 4.7 ★★★★
Career Launcher’s program for CAT and other MBA entrance exams are considered to be amongst the finest in the industry. The institute focuses on diverse segments of education and is led by a team of highly qualified teachers including IIT-IIM alumni.
They offer various programs like Classroom Programs, CAT Night Classes (online) and Smart CAT Cracker (online). Additionally, the program comes with a comprehensive set of study material (MBA Books & Materials) which is ranked amongst the best study material for CAT preparation in the industry.
They make sure to keep each and every student motivated and from the past twenty years of its existence have focused on shaping the lives and careers of many students.
Contact Details- 0522 410 8009
Address- 4- Plaza First Floor, 1, Sapru Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001
PT Education is one of the good institutes to prepare for CAT Exam. It was established in the year 1993, by an IIT graduate. The institute has many branches across the country and is famous for its high quality education and training provided by the best faculty members. Study Material is provided along with the program and to keep a track of each and every student’s preparation, regular mock tests, and doubt sessions are held.
The institute also provides online courses for those who cannot join the coaching class due to some professional reasons.
- 1 year course
- 2 year course
- 3 year course
- 3 month crash course
Contact Details- 0131 – 3200388
Address- Pratap Nagar, 30/2, A and B, Stratchy Road, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Rating – ★★★
IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd.
IMS is amongst the oldest institute in the country and has spread its centers across India with over 50,000 students and more than 90 centers. It believes in motivating and bringing self-awareness to their students. Its motto is to be with their students, motivate, mentor, guide and accompany them in their educational journey, till they qualify and score high in their entrance exams.
Contact Details- +91 522 3016000, +91 522 3057647, +91 97924 18583, +91 85450 60351
Address- 2nd Floor, Rohit Bhawan, Sapru Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow – 226001
Another highly reputed and recommended institute for CAT Preparation is MBA Guru. It is known for its great mentorship and study material. It focuses on providing the best quality education to its students and accompanying them in their education journey to ace CAT Exam. The teachers at MBA Guru provide individual attention to its students and also provide individual doubt classes.
They prepare their own study material, test series, mock papers which is ranked amongst the best for CAT preparation in the industry.
Contact Details- +91-120-4243488, +91-9311067488
Address- Ground Floor, Bhagwan Sahai Tower, Main Road, Sector -15, Naya Bans , Noida – 201301
NexGen Academy offers coaching classes for various entrance examinations like, CA/CS/CMA, MBA/CAT/XAT and MCA Entrance. With the high competition and changing trend in these competitive entrance exams, it has become challenging for students to keep themselves updated and prepared.
The institute makes sure that it’s each and every student is updated and provides detailed lectures on each topic. The faculty members are highly qualified and approachable in nature.
Contact Details- +91 522 4074558, +91 98392 48633, +91 98384 03889
Address- M-16, 2nd floor, Badri Saraf Complex, Gole Market, Mahanagar, Lucknow – 226006
VistaMind Coaching Center at Kanpur provides excellent preparation and career guidance CAT and other entrance exams. Best comprehensive classes are held to prepare students for the exam. Practice Classes, Doubt Classes and weekly mock tests are also held to keep its students on track.
Its motto is to keep its student motivated throughout the preparation and help them in eliminating their doubts by providing constant guidance.
Contact Details- 085760 66660
Address- 24/147, 1st Floor, Kalpana Plaza, Birhana Rd, Patkapur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208001
Pioneer Tutorials was established in the year 1984 and is providing high quality coaching since then. The institute is led by a team of excellent faculty to help students in planning their goals. The institute guides students to work on their weak areas and improve their comfort areas as well. Its motto is to prepare candidates wholeheartedly for one goal at a time and make them successful.
Contact Details- 098390 65783
Address- 499/601A, Pannalal Road, Colonelganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh- 221001