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CAT 2022 Exam Centres: State-wise List of CAT Test Cities

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: December 01, 2022 12:20 pm IST | CAT

IIM Bangalore will conduct CAT 2022 in 150 test cities across various states in India. Candidates could choose up to 6 CAT exam centres 2022 as per their preferences. Check the state-wise exam centers for CAT 2022 here.

CAT 2021 Exam Centres

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission into postgraduate management courses. CAT 2022 was conducted on November 27, 2022, by IIM Bangalore in 150 test cities across various states in India. While filling out the application form, candidates can choose up to 6 CAT exam centres based on their accessibility. The designated exam centre is mentioned in the CAT 2022 Admit Card along with a Google Map link to locate it. 

Meanwhile, candidates can get access to the CAT 2022 Question Paper for Slot 1, Slot 2, and Slot 3, as well as the CAT exam analysis 2022, CAT 2022 answer key, and CAT cutoff 2022 for IIMs by clicking on the links below. The memory-based questions will be made accessible to the candidates taking the CAT 2022 exam in a PDF format.

CAT Question Paper 2022
CAT Exam Analysis 2022
CAT Answer Key 2022 (Released)
CAT Cutoff 2022 for IIMs

CAT exam centres in Delhi & NCR region are in Delhi, New Delhi, Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Panipat, Ghaziabad, and Greater Noida. Candidates can find the CAT exam centres in Maharashtra in cities like Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Thane, etc. Find below the complete list of state-wise exam centres for CAT 2022 released by IIM Bangalore. Candidates appearing for the exam can also check important instructions and guidelines that have to be followed at the CAT exam centres.

CAT Exam Centres 2022: Major Highlights

Check the major highlights of CAT exam centres 2022 below.



CAT 2022 Exam Date

November 27, 2022

Conducting Body

IIM Bangalore

Frequency of the Exam

Once a Year

Duration of the Exam

120 Minutes

Total No. of Test Cities in 2022

150 cities across 29 states in India

Total No. of CAT 2022 Applicants

Over 2 Lakhs

Things to Carry to CAT Exam Centres

  • CAT 2022 Admit Card
  • Two Passport-Size Photos
  • Photo ID Proof Issued by Govt. of India
  • Medical Certificate & Scribe Affidavit
  • Authorization Form
  • Name Change Document

Things Prohibited Inside CAT Exam Hall

  • Wristwatches
  • Mobile Phone
  • Purse/Handbag
  • Log Tables
  • Calculator
  • Camera 
  • Wireless/Bluetooth Devices
  • Other Electronic Gadgets
  • Geometry/Instrument/Pencil Box

Read below some important points related to CAT 2022 exam centres:

  • Candidates can choose 6 CAT exam centres while filling out the application form.
  • The conducting authority provides a facility to change the test city preference during the CAT 2022 Application Form Correction.
  • The final CAT exam centre will be allotted on the basis of preference of the choices filled by the candidate and the number of candidates who have registered for the exam.
  • If the first preference of the candidate is not available, the second preference will be assigned to him and so on.

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CAT Exam Centres 2022: List of All the Test Cities

As per the official notification, CAT 2022 will be conducted in 150 test cities. The number of test cities for CAT 2022 has decreased from last year, which was 158 in 2021. Let’s have a look at all the exam centres for CAT 2022:


Test Cities

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur; Kakinada; Kurnool; Nellore; Rajahmundry; Tirupathi; Vijayawada; Visakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh



Dibrugarh; Guwahati; Silchar


Aurangabad; Muzaffarpur; Patna; Purnea




Bhilai; Raipur


Delhi, New Delhi, Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Panipat, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida


Madgaon; Panaji


Ahmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat; Vadodara


Ambala; Bahadurgarh; Hisar; Palwal; Rohtak; Sonipat

Himachal Pradesh

Simla; Waknaghat

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu; Samba, Kashmir


Bokaro; Dhanbad; Jamshedpur; Ranchi


Banglore; Belagavi (Belgaum); Dharwad; Gulbarga; Hubli; Mangalore; Mysore; Udupi


Ernakulam; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram; Thrissur; Trivandrum

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal; Gwalior; Indore; Jabalpur; Sagar


Ahmednagar; Amravati; Aurangabad; Jalgaon; Kolhapur; Mumbai, Navi Mumbai; Nagpur; Nanded; Nashik; Pune; Raigad; Satara; Solapur; Thane; Ulhasnagar






Balasore; Berhampur; Bhubaneswar; Cuttack; Dhenkanal; Sambalpur; Rourkela




Bhatinda; Chandigarh; Fatehgarh Sahib; Jalandhar; Ludhiana; Mohali; Pathankot; Patiala; Ropar; Sangrur


Ajmer; Alwar; Jaipur; Jodhpur; Kota; Sikar; Udaipur


Chennai; Coimbatore; Madurai; Namakkal; Thanjavur; Tiruchirappalli; Tirunelvelli


Hyderabad; Karim Nagar; Warangal

Uttar Pradesh

Agra; Allahabad; Barabanki; Bareilly; Ghaziabad; Gorakhpur; Greater Noida; Kanpur; Lucknow; Mathura; Meerut; Muzaffarnagar; Noida; Varanasi


Dehradun; Roorkee

West Bengal

Asansol; Bankura; Burdwan; Durgapur; Hooghly; Howrah; Kalyani; Kolkata; Siliguri

Also Read: How to Prepare for CAT 2022 Without Coaching - Step-by-Step Guide

How to Choose CAT Exam Centres 2022

While choosing CAT exam centres, candidates must keep their convenience in mind. If you are located in Delhi, make sure to choose an exam centre that is close to your area. If there is no exam centre available in your area, then choose the one which is most accessible to you. Now, let's have a look at how to choose CAT exam centres 2022.

  • The first step is to register yourself on the official website (
  • After the successful registration, proceed to fill out CAT 2022 application form.
  • In the Test Ciy Preference section, choose 6 cities at your convenience from the list.

Test City Preference Box in CAT application form

  • The selection of the CAT exam centres should be in the order of your preferences.
  • Once you have filled out the CAT exam centres along with other details, you can submit the application form.
  • The allotment of the CAT exam centre is done on the basis of the choices and number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  • In case you are not allotted the exam centre of first preference, you will be allotted the seat in the next available centre as per your choice.

Exam Day Guidelines to Follow at the CAT Exam Centre 2022

No matter what level of preparation you have done for CAT 2022, if you’re not aware of the CAT exam instructions and guidelines, there are chances of ruining the day. For easy entry to the exam hall, candidates must take a look at the following exam day guidelines that need to be followed at the CAT exam centres:

  • Candidates should arrive at the CAT exam centres at the reporting time mentioned on the admit card. If not possible, reach at least 30 minutes before the gate closes as no entry to the exam hall will be allowed after that
  • Check the reporting time once more the day before the CAT 2022 exam. Reporting time for the Morning session is 7:00 am, for the Afternoon session is 11:00 am, and for the Evening session is 3:00 pm.
  • Make sure you have a hard copy of your CAT 2022 admit card and an original ID proof before going to the exam locations.
  • Also, have a digital copy of the admit card on your phone to locate the exam centre through the Google Maps link mentioned on it.
  • The CAT Application Number mentioned on the admit card serves as the candidate's primary reference identity. In case the candidate forgets to carry the admit card, he will not be granted entry to the exam hall.
  • To find the Exam Lab/Console in the CAT 2022 exam centres, use the application number displayed on the CAT admit card.
  • Attach a photograph to the space allotted on their CAT 2022 admit card.
  • Don’t carry any prohibited objects or documents to the exam hall as it may lead you to trouble. In case you are carrying any prohibited or exceptional items, you must carry an authorization form provided by IIMs.
  • Avoid carrying handbags or luggage as the CAT exam centres have no arrangements for the same.
  • PwD candidates must carry the Scribe Affidavit and other necessary medical certificates. Students with a pacemaker or any kind of metal implant in their body are required to carry a medical certificate of the same.
  • Candidates whose name has been changed due to marriage, divorce, or any other legal reason must carry name change degree documents.

Also ReadCAT 2022 Exam Day Instructions - Rules, Do's and Don'ts for Candidates

What to Carry at CAT Exam Centres 2022?

Understanding what to carry at the CAT exam centres is quite important. Forgetting one of the essential documents or being found carrying any prohibited items to the exam hall can cause trouble for you. Here’s a list of all the things candidates can carry to the CAT exam centres 2022:

  • CAT 2022 Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof Issued by Govt. of India
  • Medical Certificate & Scribe Affidavit
  • Authorization Form
  • Name Change Document
  • Two Passport-Size Photographs

What Are the Things Prohibited Inside CAT Exam Hall 2022?

The Indian Institutes of Management have strict guidelines regarding the times that can be carried in the exam hall. The items listed below are strictly prohibited inside the CAT 2022 exam hall. Any candidate found in the possession of these items in the exam hall may have to face serious consequences.

  • Wristwatches
  • Mobile Phones
  • Purse/Handbag
  • Log Tables
  • Calculator
  • Camera 
  • Wireless/Bluetooth Devices
  • Other Electronic Gadgets
  • Geometry/Instrument/Pencil Box
  • Headpins, clips, and jewellery that contains metal
  • Closed-toed shoes or boots are not allowed beyond the frisking point
  • Caps, jackets, or clothing with pockets or huge buttons

Also ReadCAT 2022 Exam Day Mistakes You Must Avoid

How to Use Google Maps Link to Locate CAT Exam Centres 2022?

The CAT conducting authority added a new feature of Google Maps to the admit card in 2022. The link helps a candidate find the exact location of their exam centres. To use the Google Map link, follow the steps given below:

  • Download your CAT admit card 2022 and click on the Google Maps link. 
  • You will be taken to the Google Maps page for the CAT exam centre.
  • Click on the ‘Directions’ option.
  • Choose your starting point and select your mode of transportation
  • The directions to the exam centre will be displayed on the screen that you can follow to access it.
  • Candidates can also find the contact number of the CAT exam centre through the link and use it for any location-related queries.
  • If you are using Google Maps via laptop, you can use the "Send directions to your phone" option to get directions on your phone.

Also ReadHow Much Time is Required to Prepare for CAT 2022?

CAT 2022 Admit Card: Important Details Mentioned on It

CAT 2022 admit card was released on the official website ( on October 27, 2022. CAT applicants can download the admit card using their registration ID and password till the day of the exam. The admit card is one of the most important documents that candidates need to carry to the CAT exam centres. It contains all the instructions mentioned above and the necessary  information about a candidate given below:

  • Name
  • Registration Number and User ID
  • Date of Birth
  • Date and slot of CAT 2022
  • Name of the CAT Exam Centre and Address
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Test System Number
  • Signature
  • Exam Day Instructions

If you have further questions about CAT exam centres 2022, you can consult our experts on the Collegedekho QnA Zone. For any MBA admission-related queries, you can fill out our Common Application Form. We wish you all the best for CAT 2022 exam!

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