People might not know who mentored you through your CAT preparation but once you reach your dream B-school, you will never forget the support, guidance as well as teaching you received from your Faculty.
At the same time, it is extremely important to choose the right CAT coaching because it is the first and most important stage in your MBA journey. Here is a list of the Best CAT Coaching Institutes in Mumbai covering all aspects you need to look at.
The first contender on our list is none other than Career Launcher, a coaching platform carrying forward a legacy of 21 years. Not only that, it has also been founded by an IIT-IIM graduate.
CL offers a variety of programs you can choose from as listed in the table below.
|The Classroom Program||Personal mentoring, preparation for CAT, non-CAT exams and GDPI, study material||INR 38000 to 60000|
|MBA Residential Program||24*7 faculty assistance, library and sport facilities, group study and peer-learning, and personality development sessions||Not released|
|CAT Night Classes Comprehensive Plus||75+ live sessions, mock tests, 275+ recorded sessions, 21 PDP sessions||INR 25000|
Each program mentioned above offers various levels of study material with a special program called Test Gym offering 7500+ practice questions.
CL also prepares students for non-CAT exams like XAT, IIFT, TISSNET, SNAP etc.
The fees for the programs offered by CL vary according to the various courses as mentioned in the table above.
The best part about CL is the excellent question banks as well as test series. There are also personality development sessions which are beyond the scope of academic or GDPI preparation, they focus on the overall growth of an individual.
CL can come across as a little expensive for some students but they also offer scholarships according to one’s marks in 10th and 12th standards. Additionally, while the teaching may differ from centre to centre, overall, it is a worth it experience.
Unit No. 14, Fourth Floor, Ajanta Talkies Building, Gulmohar Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400092
The next addition to our list is T.I.M.E. which is another renowned CAT coaching platform with a team of 40 IIT/IIM graduates as its faculty.
There is a classroom program as well as an online program. TIME provides the following to the enrolled students – study material booklets, hand out papers, doubt clearing sessions, B-school counselling, test taking strategies, achievers meet. Additionally, there are various full-length tests, GWPI briefcase, sectional tests and 9000+ questions as well as foundation tests, intermediate tests and advanced tests.
The course prepares you for XAT, SNAP, IIFT, NMAT, MAT etc. There are about 34 tests for these non-CAT exams.
The fee for the course is INR 60000 on average.
T.I.M.E. has a very experienced faculty who are alumni from top B-schools. Hence, they are very well aware of the strategies and the type of question patterns. The student portal is also really good and there is a vast number of questions of each category to get a good hang of every topic.
The questions are sometimes repetitive which might be good for some students but time consuming for others. Also, the difficulty level is slightly higher than what is asked in the actual CAT exam. TIME has a very renowned name and it has earned it but it has been losing its sheen since a few years. It is also positively pricey and has a huge batch strength but you should try out a few demo classes before making a decision.
1st Floor, Kapadia Chambers,82, Old Nagardas Road, Nr. Chinai College, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400069
IMS is one of the most renowned coaching platforms with a legacy of 40+ years in the field of management education.
It has an excellent CAT training program with 5+ learning modules- both in textbook as well as e-book format- 150+ hours of video learning, and 110+ full length mocks. There are module specific tests as well as 5000+ topic specific practice questions with different difficulty levels for comprehensive learning.
It provides training for almost all the non-CAT exams like SNAP, NMAT, TISSNET, CMAT, XAT, IIFT to name a few.
There are three different programs offered by IMS as described in the table below.
|Name||e-CATapult||CATapult Classroom Program||CATapult Live Online Program|
|Fee||Rs. 25949/- (incl GST)||City Specific||Rs. 43950/- (incl GST)|
|Ideal for||Aspirants looking to prepare for CAT at their own pace & convenient time with recorded content & online mocks||Aspirants looking for a comprehensive classroom program for CAT & other MBA entrance exams||Aspirants looking for a comprehensive online program for CAT & other MBA entrance exams with live online sessions|
IMS has alumni from the top B-schools as their faculty. The student portal is extremely well designed, it gives you various concept builder as well as application-based tests, it also evaluates your time taken along with the time taken by a student who got it correct and various other factors. Apart from that, the classes are conducted almost every day and you can reach out to the faculties at any moment of the day for assistance.
A great student portal as well as study material. The faculties are sometimes unable to give attention to all students in the class as the batch strength is slightly on the higher side but with a bit of self-preparation this course is absolutely worth it.
6th Floor, NCL Building, E- Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Next to City Park Garden, BKC Road, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Next on our list is CATKing which has paved its way to the top with highly experienced faculty from top B-schools like SP Jain, JBIMS, NMIMS etc and by delivering excellent results.
It offers various courses from online to courses for non-engineers, repeaters, sectional courses etc. The study material provided varies with each course which basically includes live classes, masterclasses, shortcut videos, 1000+ concept builder videos, 50 must do caselets, 100+ CATKing Bible e-books, 30 real CAT mocks, 30 sectional tests, 48 topic wise tests, GK zone.
It also offers training for not-CAT exams like XAT, SNAP, IIFT, NMAT, TISSNET etc.
The fee for the various courses ranges from INR 15000 to INR 50000.
CATKing has a great student motivation track record which really helps with the overall performance of a student on the exam day. It also offers various shortcut strategies, intensive workshops, regular mocks and engagement groups so that it can enhance a candidate’s speed, accuracy, time management and the skills to approach a problem effectively.
Overall, CATKing can be a great choice. Although it might feel a little pricey to a lot of students, but it also delivers. Along with that, it also has a YouTube channel with quality content being uploaded regularly.
Ajanta Industrial Estate, 4th Floor, Flat No.13, Gulmohar Road, Above Vrunda’s Hotel, Opp. Vodafone Gallery, Borivali West, Mumbai – 400 092.
Next addition to our list is VPROV, a coaching institute which is Prof. Rajesh’s entity who was the 2006 CAT topper.
The study material includes live as well as classroom classes, 1500+ pages of copyrighted content, 100+ mocks, 200+ sessions, 600+ assignments, phase testing for every topic, backup sessions, a separate batch for working professionals as well as GDPI classes.
There will be some training given for non-CAT exams and complementary access to non-CAT mocks.
The fee for the course is around INR 60,000.
The coaching is conducted by a CAT topper himself. There are various shortcuts provided as well as students can switch from online to classroom mode and vice versa. The backup sessions are also conducted in live mode so that the students don’t miss anything. There are late night batches for working professionals.
Overall, it is a really good alternative. Although, the fee might range on the higher side but looking at the results and the number of B-school converts, it is absolutely a good choice. We would recommend you to take a few demo classes and decide for yourself.
Auditorium,Don Bosco School, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400031.
Last but not the least on our list is Endeavors Careers coaching platform in Mumbai. Another well-known name in the education industry.
There are three different courses that students can choose from- each of these has four phases, namely, Foundation, Fundamentals, Endeavor and Cruise Control. In each of these courses there are about 170+ paper tests, 400 online tests, 80+ sectionals, 34+ mock CATs, 64 hours add on test series, GDPI workshops, value sessions as well as knowledge workshops.
It also prepares students for non-CAT exams like XAT, IIFT and so on.
The average fee for the courses is around INR 45000.
It is one of the best courses because each course has four different phases to clear your concepts, build basics, developing core test areas, speed, accuracy and then working on developing personality for the final challenge. You receive 360° career development as well as full-time expert faculty, personalized mentoring as well as remarkable preparation intensity.
all-in-all Endeavor Careers is an excellent choice for your CAT preparation not only in terms of fees but also the quality of teaching provided, the faculty as well as the course pattern.
40- 45, 1st Floor, Rajaram Estate, Rajaramseth Lad Chowk, Near Dadar (E), Rail, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014
The fear of failure would never let you succeed. The CAT exam can feel like one of the toughest experiences that you have to go through but when you really look at it, CAT is not essentially a difficult exam. All it tests is your speed, aptitude, accuracy and basic knowledge. All of this is absolutely achievable with good mentoring and preparation. Therefore, you should get enrolled in the best coaching institute and put your hundred percent in the preparation, take adequate time and we are certain that you would rock your CAT exam.
We wish you all the best for CAT!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it’s important because the study material and guidance provided by the coaching institutes speed up the preparations and reduce the chances of making errors.
The average fee for CAT coaching institutes in Mumbai is around INR 40000, however, it can range as low as INR 20000 to as high as INR 60,000 as well.