CAT 2020 Top Coaching Institutes- Region and City Wise

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    Coaching institutes have experienced faculties and provide study material that will be helpful in cracking CAT 2020. It is a gateway to 20 IIMs and 100+ premier management institutes and is conducted annually by one of the older IIMs on a rotational basis. The exam judges a candidate’s ability through 3 sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

    • Candidates have a range of options to choose from Participating Colleges apart from IIMs.
    • Not all of them have cutoffs as high as the top IIMs and can be aimed for more easily
    • CAT Cutoff must be cleared to participate in further rounds of the admission process.

    With the popularity of MBA entrance exams, there has been a substantial increase in coaching institutes for CAT Preparation. For a prospective candidate, it can be hard to select the right coaching institute among the horde of institutes claiming to help the candidates to score 99%ile. 

    To ease their search, we have compiled a list of top CAT coaching centers. The rating of these centers is based on a 5-point scale encompassing faculty, study material, mock tests, classroom coaching and doubt sessions, and post-exam assistance. This article also provides detailed information on Popular Coaching Centers for CAT. Read on to know more.

    Best CAT Coaching Centers in Northern India

    North India is a thriving center for CAT aspirants. The region has some top coaching centers which have proved their mettle in the last few years. Below is a list of top 5 coaching centers in North India, with their location. Many of India’s world renowned MBA colleges center in Delhi. 

    RankName of Coaching CenterLocationRating
    1PT EducationNew Delhi4.2
    2Bull’s EyeChandigarh4.1
    3T.I.M.E.Connaught Place, New Delhi3.8
    4Career LauncherKingsway Camp, New Delhi3.7
    5IMS Learning ResourcesConnaught Place, New Delhi3.2

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    Best CAT Coaching Centers in Southern India

    South India is another hub for CAT aspirants. The region has some major centers of CAT preparation and churns out many 99 percentile scorers every year. The list of top five coaching institutes for CAT in South India is given below:

    RankName of the InstituteLocationRating
    1Career LauncherHimayathnagar Center, Hyderabad4.2
    2T.I.M.E.Egmore, Chennai4.18
    3IMS Learning ResourcesWest Tambaram, Chennai4.16
    4T.I.M.E.Narayanguda, Hyderabad4.04
    5T.I.M.E.Malleswaram, Bangalore3.82

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    Best CAT Coaching Centers in Eastern India

    Eastern India also has its fair share of Coaching centers that guide CAT aspirants to succeed in the CAT exam. The top coaching centers in the region are listed below as per their ranking and rating-

    RankName of InstituteLocationRating
    1T.I.M.E.Howrah, Kolkata3.84
    2Career LauncherS.P. Verma Road, Patna3.78
    3IMS Learning ResourcePatna3.69
    4Career LauncherHidusthan Road, Kolkata3.58
    5T.I.M.E.Salt Lake, Kolkata3.56

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    Best CAT Coaching Centers in Western India

    All the major CAT coaching centers have also made their hold in Western India and have inspired many candidates with the dreams of making it to one of the IIMs. Like all the major cities, this region too has many CAT coaching centers, with many coaching institutes having more than two branches. The list below constitutes the major coaching institutes in Western India.

    RankName of InstituteLocationRating
    1T.I.M.E.Sadhu Vaswani Chowk, Pune4.78
    2T.I.M.E.Andheri, Mumbai4.38
    3Career ForumDadar, Mumbai4.19
    4IMS Learning ResourceSion, Mumbai4.10
    5PT EducationLal Kothi, Jaipur3.4
    5IMS Learning ResourceLal Kothi, Jaipur3.4

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    Best CAT Coaching Centers in Central India

    Central India is not far behind in terms of CAT coaching centers and has some reputed institutes which guide CAT aspirants for cracking the exam. Some of these institutes are listed below with their rating to help out students in choosing the best institute for their preparation.

    RankName of Institute


    1Career Launcher17, Race Course Road, Indore3.89
    2IMS Learning ResourceNear Janjeerwala Chauraha, Indore3.43
    3Career LauncherM.P. Nagar, Bhopal3.36
    4Path FinderM.P. Nagar, Bhopal3.08
    5Cerebral HeightsGeeta Bhawan Square, Indore3.03
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    The guidance provided by coaching centers can be helpful, however with the right plan and dedication, a good score can be achieved without the assistance of a coaching center too. 

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    Most Popular CAT Coaching Centers- Details


    T.I.M.E. (Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd.) is the most recognized institute for MBA coaching in the country. The institute was established in 1992, it has 238 centers today which are spread across 119 cities in India. The institute has been running for 27 years now. 

    T.I.M.E’s classroom program for CAT is most preferred by aspirants out of all its services. Features like Study Material, Concepts training, Doubt sessions, Topic-wise videos, Section-wise testing and comprehensive testing are a part of the classroom teaching program. The institute also provides Correspondence/online courses, study material, mock tests, discussion videos, lecture videos, etc are a part of this initiative. There are certain variants in the online programs like Regular, Regular+100 videos, Advanced, etc from which the students can pick as per their suitability. AIMCATs is comprehensive mock test series provided by T.I.M.E. for CAT preparation. GWPI modules are also available in both online and classroom platforms.

    Career Launcher

    Career Launcher is the first choice of many of CAT aspirants when it comes to Coaching Centers for CAT Preparation. The brand has been running successfully for 21 years now. It has established 200 centers across 100 cities within the country, they’re also operational in the UAE. The total number of students enrolled in India is about 50, 767. 

    They provide Classroom teaching for CAT and other popular management exams like XAT, SNAP. MAT, TISSNET, etc. Teaching, doubt clarification, study material, mock tests, workshops, etc are provided by the center. MBA Residential and online classes for CAT are other initiatives by CL which can be helpful for MBA Aspirants. 


    IMS has been in the industry for about 40 years, and is one of the oldest organizations in this sector. It is spread across 44 cities with 99 centers. The institute assists the candidates with features like study material, blended classroom program with 150+ hours of video lectures, one-on-one mentoring sessions and 100 full-length mock tests. 

    It provides two online test series for CAT namely e- Test Series Plus and e- Test Series Focused. IMS also offers an Online Correspondance Program which is specifically for CAT, it is a self-learning program with concept videos and 75 full-length mock tests.

    PT Education

    PT Education is another popular coaching institute for CAT and was established in the year 1993. Courses of varied time duration are offered by the institute. PT MBA Entrance Course- PINNACLE Online is an online course that is offered in varied time durations such as 1 year, 2 years and 3 years. PT MBA Entrance- PINNACLE Pen Drive course does not require any active internet connection. Candidates can have offline access to study material. 

    CAT 2020 Coaching Institutes FAQs

    Ques.  Which is the best coaching institute for MBA entrances?

    Ans. With the rising competition in management exams, there has been a considerable amount of growth in the coaching centers too. With so many choices, the confusion regarding picking the right one is understandable. Suitability regarding the coaching institutes can be subjective. However, while picking the coaching centers, candidates should consider factors like faculty, study material, fees, batch duration and timing, location etc. After considering all these factors, the candidate can pick the best one for him/her from the endless options available.

    Ques.  Is T.I.M.E. institute good for CAT coaching?

    Ans. T.I.M.E. is one of the most popular institutes when it comes to CAT coaching, it has branches all over the country. Candidates can get the accurate guidance from the faculty and study material provided.

    Ques.  How to make sure of the quality of the study material provided by the coaching institute?

    Ans. It is highly essential to invest your energy in the right direction, therefore one must ensure that the source of preparation is appropriate. To check the same, candidates should constantly take mock tests and read previous year papers to analyse one’s performance and the accuracy of the study sources. 

    Ques: Which are the best coaching institutes for CAT preparation?

    Ans: There are many coaching classes all around the country that offer classroom as well as an online preparation program for CAT exam. But the most trusted and best amongst the all are enlisted below:

    1. Career Launcher
    2. IMS
    3. T.I.M.E.
    4. PT Education
    5. BullsEye

    Ques: I am in the 2nd year of B.Com. from Delhi University. I want to start CAT preparation so that I may appear in the exam next year, which are the best coachings in Delhi for CAT?

    Ans: Early preparation of CAT exam may give you better results. There are ample of coaching options in Delhi but the top ten coachings according to a survey are:

    1. Kitabee Education Services
    2. Career Launcher
    3. TIME
    4. IMS
    5. PT Education 
    6. Edushastra 
    7. Tathagata
    8. AnkGanit
    9. MBA Guru
    10. Alchemist

    Ques: What is the fee structure of TIME CAT coaching?

    Ans: Fee of CAT coaching is usually high. T.I.M.E. fee structure is comparatively high as well. TIME classroom programs usually range around Rs. 60,000/- and above. The coaching also offers weekend classes also for the candidates who could not attend the classes in weekdays. For them, the fee is high around Rs. 70,000/- and above. 

    Ques: What is the right time to start CAT preparation?

    Ans: If you are in the pre-final year, i.e., 2nd or 3rd year of graduation then it is the best time to prepare for CAT exam. CAT is a hard nut to crack therefore early preparation of the exam can help you to ace the same with flying colours. Students in the final year of graduation or working professionals need a lot of efforts to prepare for the exam. They must start preparing for the same 6-7 month before. 

    Ques: Which are the best CAT coaching centres in Gurugram?

    Ans: The best CAT coaching centres in Gurugram along with its address is tabulated below:

    CoachingAddressContact Number
    T.I.M.E.Floor 1, M-35, Old DLF Colony, MG Road, Gurugram0124-6555749
    Career LauncherA-957, Lower ground floor, Gurgaon+91 124 4286841, +91 9999644308
    S.A.A.E.1st floor, Plot No, Near Bank of India, 579, Sohna - Gurgaon Rd, Block S, Islampur Village, Sector 38, Gurugram098180 03238 
    AICEPowergrid Complex, Sector - 43, Gurgaon 0124-2385110,2385112 
    APEX TutorsSector 50, Near Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana 122018 Golf course road, near DLF Phase 5 Gurgaon099580 57450/0124-4259024 

    Ques: Which is better for CAT preparation “Online Coaching” or “Classroom Coaching” program?

    Ans: Both online and classroom coaching programs have their own pros and cons. The online coaching classes are more suitable as they offer convenience to the students. If done with dedication, online coaching can give you the best result. We cannot say which one is better among the two since it solely depends on the candidates level of adaption to the concept and their comfort. If they can prepare with dedication in the comfort of their own home, then online classes are the best option. If regular discipline to visit a center to study for an exam is necessary for a candidate’s preparation, then they can opt for a classroom program.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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