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Our CAT Coaching Programs

If you are thinking of enrolling in CAT coaching programs, Career Launcher is the name you should trust. Our promise is backed by our experience in not just CAT coaching but also in mentoring students for various exams since 1995. But you don't have to take our word for it. Instead, talk to any of 600+ 99+%ilers across India in CAT 2023 (results under audit) and the CL students who have cumulatively received 1,300 calls from IIM A, B and C alone in 2022 (results under audit).

Career Launcher is a pioneer in online preparation as well as classroom coaching with over 100 centers across India. With our blended coaching classes (Classroom + Online), we have built a formidable reputation over the years.

Whatever may be your CAT exam preparation stage, whichever may be your preferred learning delivery mode, wherever you may be located, Career Launcher has got you covered. Choose from the bouquet of CAT programs, depending on your preferred style and stage:

Latest MBA Notifications

  • The answer key of CMAT 2024 and the question papers with recorded responses have been uploaded on the website.
  • The results for CUET PG are now available on the official NTA website.

Tools to get you started

Here are some of the tools widely used by students of our CAT coaching programs over the years. Some of these are Career Launcher's AI-driven tools that have shaped the way students think about their CAT preparation. For example, the IIM Profilizer is a tool that maps your profile across the eligibility criteria of the IIMs and tells you which IIMs you can get into and at what percentile.

The CAT IQ Test is another tool that gives you an idea of your CAT readiness. Many students across various CAT Coaching programs in India, even those in CAT Classroom coaching programs, come online to utilize our tools. Why don't you try out some of these tools and see how they can help you alongside the CAT coaching?

Explore about CAT and MBA

A good CAT Coaching should provide you with a detailed study plan that helps you chart out your path towards your goal. If you do not take up a CAT coaching at a coaching institute like Career Launcher, it becomes even more imperative for you to have that CAT coaching study plan in order to prepare for CAT independently.

Therefore, we bring the recipe for our students' success- our CAT Coaching Study Plans. These are the study plans that have stood the test of time. They have been used by many students who either took our CAT coaching programs or chose to study themselves without taking up any CAT coaching.

What Students says about us...

17,117 total ratings with reviews

Sweta Ramesan

Converted: IIM Calcutta, Lucknow & Kozhikode
Reviewed in India on 8 August 2023

I was part of Career Launcher's PDP Personalized program and online test series. Specifically for my interview preparation, PDP Personalized helped me a lot. It taught me how to introduce myself, what are my career ambitions, what are my strengths and weaknesses and properly prepped and groomed me to give and convert all the interview calls that I received. So I really want to thank Career Launcher for this opportunity.

Suyash Gupta

Converted: MDI Gurgaon & NMIMS Mumbai
Reviewed in India on 8 August 2023

The sole reason why I chose CL night classes was because of GP Sir and Gejo Sir whom I got some lessons from. And a special mention to ARKSS sir who was always there to motivate us and give us the tip and tricks at different levels of preparation. So thank you Career Launcher for being a constant support in my journey.

Atulya Aman

Converted: NMIMS Mumbai, IIM Amritsar & Nagpur
Reviewed in India on 8 August 2023

CL was a big help as the course included a PDP program where you are assigned a mentor who helps you throughout the PI process. Also, ARKSS sir was a huge help to me. I also attended a couple of his seminars and they were very helpful. When you have to write the SOPs for the interviews, your mentor checks them and gives you different pointers which could really uplift your application.

Jatin Kumar Sharma

Converted: NMIMS Mumbai
Reviewed in India on 8 August 2023

Rajul sir and Nitika ma'am, both of them took our classes and helped a lot in developing my concept after so long. I have working experience of almost 46 months, after which studying in a regular time takes a very much effort but they made the process very easy and I finally understood all the concepts, took all the test series, and finally was able to land into a great grade B school. Thank you!

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Top MBA Colleges in India

Once you have decided to pursue MBA and join a CAT coaching, you should research and shortlist your target B-schools by understanding their selection procedure and ranking. We have observed that students pursuing CAT coaching are often unaware of the B-schools until the GD-PI season. Therefore, it is important for a student like you, who is going for CAT coaching, to know about the various B-schools right from the start.

IIM A IIM B IIM C FMS Delhi XLRI Jamshedpur IIM Lucknow IIM Kozhikode IIM Indore IIM Delhi NMIMS Mumbai SPJIMR Mumbai

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CAT & other MBA Entrance Exam

While you are going for CAT coaching, you need to stay updated regarding various MBA entrance exams in India. Thus, we have collated important information about the MBA entrance exams to help you understand each exam better during your CAT coaching.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about our CAT coaching. These include the fees and time for CAT coaching, the syllabus of CAT and other small and big things regarding our CAT coaching programs.

The purpose of the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam is to evaluate the aspirants' business acumen based on topics like Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The exam is conducted by the IIMs for admission into their business management programs. A computer-based test, CAT, is held once every year in November.

Depending on the key features and duration of the course provided, the fees vary. Right from INR 8,000 for courses like the ones that provide recorded classes, it can go up to around INR 70,000 for comprehensive long-term classroom courses. However, there are always discounts available on the payment of fees. Both long-term and short-term classes are provided in all the best coaching centres.

Generally, the duration of CAT coaching should be anywhere between 10 to 12 months. The preparation can be done through different types of courses such as the classroom program, live online classes, or recorded classes. Some students also prefer to do a self-study by taking up the Books & Materials.

It is advisable to begin preparations for the CAT exam 10-12 months before the exam. However, you can still crack the CAT if you prepare fiercely in a shorter amount of time. CAT draws the highest number of test-takers in Indian management entrance exams; hence, the competition is very stiff. Since every aspirant will be preparing their best; therefore it is important to start early to stay ahead.

Here are the five ways to kickstart your CAT preparation without coaching:

  • Familiarise yourself with the paper pattern, syllabus, etc.
  • Get your basics right - work on solidifying the fundamental concepts
  • Write consistent online mock tests in the proctored format from day 1.
  • Iron out any areas of weakness with revision and practice
  • Maintain your perseverance, confidence and motivation

The required CAT score varies as per the category of the student. If you are a General Category candidate, you will require a 96%ile to secure a call from at least one IIM. If you are an OBC candidate, you would require around 92%ile to get at least one IIM call. For an SC/ST candidate, this goes down to as low as 77%ile to get an IIM call.

Apart from that, each IIM has a certain shortlisting criterion that takes into consideration your past academic scores (10th/12th/Graduation), CAT Score, Work Experience and Diversity. These scores are combined to calculate a composite score for shortlisting the students for the WAT-PI round.

In the simplest of words, the CAT syllabus comprises nothing beyond the 10th Std. To get a thorough understanding of the syllabus, the best way is to go through the previous year's papers. The official CAT 2022 syllabus has not been released, yet based on previous years it could comprise three sections:


Main Topics

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems, Geometry, Logarithm, Averages, Complex Numbers, Probability, Surds and Indices

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs, Logical Sequence, Pie Chart

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Jumbled Paragraphs, Verbal Reasoning, Summary Questions, Facts-Inferences-Judgements, Reading Comprehensions

To be eligible for CAT, candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. There is a 5% mark relaxation for reserved categories belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Persons with Disability (PWD) or Differently Abled (DA).

Students appearing for their final year of graduation/waiting for the results are also eligible to sit for the exam. However, on getting selected, they must submit a certificate from the Principal or Registrar acknowledging the same.

CAT doesn't have a 'syllabus', per se. It's a very generalized pattern that tests you on Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Yet, despite the absence of an official syllabus, the pattern has remained the same over the years.

Most CAT questions are based on Mathematics and English topics from the middle school level. While knowing the detailed structure of the syllabus is important, a general overview of the syllabus is equally important as well. CAT 2022 syllabus is expected to have the following section division:

Sections Main Topics

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems, Geometry, Logarithm, Averages, Complex Numbers, Probability, Surds and Indices

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs, Logical Sequence, Pie Chart

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Jumbled Paragraphs, Verbal Reasoning, Summary Questions, Facts-Inferences-Judgements, Reading Comprehensions

6-8 months of preparation is enough for your CAT preparation if you devote a few hours to your preparation every day. If your fundamentals are weak, you should spend the first 4 weeks solidifying your basics. Here are a few steps to help fuel your 6 months CAT preparation plan:

  • Get a strong grip on the Quantitative topics; solve all of your CL Funda books within 30-50 days.
  • As a beginner, make it a habit of solving a minimum of 2 RC questions a day. You can gradually increase the number of questions over time.
  • Solve LR and DI on a regular basis. If it’s your first time preparing for CAT, prepare question-type-wise.
  • Start taking mock tests from the first day of your preparation itself. This will help you benchmark your preparation right from the start.
  • Make sure to analyse your mocks in detail.
  • Keep a positive mindset, be your own inspiration and never give up.

While CAT is necessary if you wish to get into the IIMs and other premier B-Schools, CAT is not the only entrance exam to get into a B-school. Apart from CAT, some of the other MBA entrance exams are:

The CAT exam is held once a year, usually in the last week of November.

The fee of all the 20 IIMs is as given below in the table

IIM Ahmedabad

INR 23 Lakhs

IIM Calcutta

INR 20 Lakhs

IIM Bangalore

INR 27 Lakhs

IIM Lucknow

INR 19.25 Lakhs

IIM Indore

INR 21.06 Lakhs

IIM Kozhikode

INR 20.5 Lakhs

IIM Shillong

INR 14.6 Lakhs

IIM Ranchi

INR 16 Lakhs

IIM Trichy

INR 16.5 Lakhs

IIM Rohtak

INR 16.1 Lakhs

IIM Raipur

INR 14.20 Lakhs

IIM Kashipur

INR 15.42 Lakhs

IIM Udaipur

INR 19.05 Lakhs

IIM Vizag

INR  16.59 Lakhs

IIM Nagpur

INR 18 Lakhs

IIM Amritsar

INR 13.20 Lakhs

IIM Sirmaur

INR 13.20 Lakhs

IIM Sambalpur

INR 13.03 Lakhs

IIM Jammu

INR 15.56 Lakhs

IIM Bodh Gaya

INR 12.95 Lakhs

Though there is no stated age limit, a lower age limit of 20 years might be expected, owing to the graduation requirement. The basic eligibility standards for the CAT exam by the IIMs are:

  • Candidates should hold a graduation degree certificate with 50% marks.
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation/awaiting results are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates outside India but fulfilling CAT Eligibility Criteria are eligible to apply.

Physical calculators are not allowed in the exam hall while writing the exam. However, an on-screen calculator will be provided.

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