CAT or the Common Admission Test is an annual management entrance examination conducted at a national level. Clearing this exam enables candidates to acquire a seat in one of the many leading B-schools like BITS, IIM etc. Originally these exams were conducted by the IIM’s to select students for their business administration programs. With time however, other reputable institutes have also been considering CAT scores for the purpose of admissions. This has contributed to the rise of the popularity of these exams.

More than 2 lakh candidates sat for these exams last year. With only 1550+ available that makes it the most competitive exam in the country. All graduates are qualified to appear for the CAT, but cracking is the exam is another battle in itself. Intelligence has little to do with this; it is all about the suitable preparation. This is why the CAT coaching institutes become an important part of the preparation process. But with the huge numbers of institutes providing CAT Coaching in Bhubaneswar, the options are endless. Then how does one choose the right coaching to join? The answer is not exactly simple.

How to spot a suitable CAT Coaching institute?

In today’s time and age, Google has the answer to all sorts of questions. But searching for the solution to this question might confuse you further, as all coaching centers advertise themselves as nothing but the best. One has to be a little smarter about gathering information on this subject and to make an informed decision.

Check online reviews of the coaching center and cross check them with others institutes. Having a one on one conversation with students who are already enrolled there will give you a much clearer picture of what to expect. Make sure you have a clear understanding about their teaching methodology and techniques. Taking a look at the faculty and their credentials will make you confident about joining the institute. And finally, make sure you take a few demo classes to get a feel of things.

Read the following list, to get a sneak peek into some of the prominent CAT Coaching Centers in Bhubaneswarand what makes them the best.


A Guinness Book of World Record holder, the T.I.M.E. is celebrated as one of the largest educational groups across the world. What started in 1992, in a small room has now spread its wings across 116 major cities with more than 250 centers. Over the years, 20 lakh students have been guided by their team of coveted faculty. Of these, more than 2,300 students have cleared the CAT in 2015.

Other than management preparation courses, T.I.M.E. also provides coaching for other competitive exams like IELTS, Banking & PO etc. With the sole focus of providing high quality and result oriented education, the institute has always provided its students with meticulously researched and structured study materials. Teamed with their interactive classroom sessions, regular test schedules, their persistent guidance the institute have mastered the formula for success.

Address : Plot No- N1/289, IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar-751015

Contact : 08118057211, 08118057212,

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Career Launcher

Initiated in 1996, by a team of IIT & IIM alumni, Career Launcher has made many MBA dreams come true in the past 20 years. Spread across 86 cities, with more than 150 centers, has a success story like none other. Over the years they have developed a wide range of test prep programs keeping in mind the diverse audience they cater to. From their regular classroom training to their online courses, each of them has proven very helpful in preparing students the competitive world of CAT exams.

The results speak of many success stories that Career launcher has scripted.  In 2016, of the 20 candidates who scored a 100 percentile in CAT, 11 were students at their many centers. This much-coveted institute has guided more than 50,700 students to their dream of joining the Management school of their choice. Of the many facilities that it provides to its students, their online platform is a crowd favorite. This platform allows round the clock access to their highly acclaimed faculty, giving candidates a chance to clear doubts at their own leisure and convenience.

Address : B-13, Ground Floor, Near HDFC Bank,, Bhubaneshwar , Orissa – – 751007

Contact : 91-674-2542322, 2542355




Recognized as one of the oldest and most trusted in CAT coaching in Bhubaneswar, IMS has the experience of over 40 years in the education industry. It boasts of a having enrolled more than 50,000 candidates into the top institution in India and abroad. With more than 90 centers spread across all major cities, IMS also provides coaching for many other competitive entrance exams like – Banking & PO, law and many more.

The institute believes that it is their duty to nurture dreams and assist their students in their journey towards their ultimate goal. And for this very purpose, IMS provides its students with personalized counseling and career guidance. They also employ personalized techniques and meticulously researched subject materials to help prepare candidates.  All of these efforts have not gone unnoticed. The Institute has been positioned as the 4th best in the education sector and has been named 44th among the 50 Top Most Trusted Service Brands across the country in 2003.

Address: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University Patia, Bhubaneswar – 751024

Contact : 06742564156 | 8984871354 |

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Established in 1998, Erudite is widely acknowledged as the best CAT coaching institute in the country. The institute was formed by a group of XLRI, IIM, and alumni from other popular Business schools.

Over the last 19 years, they have solely concentrated all their efforts on assisting students by providing top-notch coaching for CAT-MBA. They have successfully trained more than 1,00,000 candidates and have won many awards for their efforts in the last 4 years.  With their high-quality education, unparalleled preparation and one on one mentoring techniques they hope to bridge the gap between aspirations and a successful career for many more students.

Erudite also provides students with one of the most comprehensive postal program. The course package is available on and includes study materials for all the subjects tested in CAT. It was also the first to initiate computer-based tests, even before CAT adopted this method of testing.

Address: Doordarshan Colony, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013

Contact : 0674 650 8576

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PT Education

PT Education began as a batch of mere 40 students in the family garage of Mr. Sandeep Manudhane, an IIT Graduate from Delhi who hoped to guide students on this unexploited field with abundant opportunities. Since its inception in 1993, today, the institute has become one of the largest franchises with more than 80 centers in all major cities across the country.

Year after year the institute has been successfully producing CAT toppers; so far they have had 17 such toppers within a span of 9 years. Students recognize its highly-qualified faculty and unmatched study material as the key to their high success rate. The institute meticulously designs its training methods, which are fine-tuned to give each student personal attention and produce the best results in competitive exams. Apart from the basic training requirements, they also hold regular seminars, career counseling sessions, group discussions etc. to expose their students to a whole new learning environment.

Address : 214-217, Naurang House, 21, K G Marg, Opposite H T Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Contact: 011 4657 6541


CAT is an aptitude-based exam at its core, and examines you for not only your knowledge but also for your ability to understand and find solutions for them based on that knowledge. Getting a seat in one of the IIM’s is an ambition for millions, but it is only handfuls that are able to make their dream come true. To secure a seat one needs to not only pass this exam but to actually score a percentile that is at least 85 or above. Though the process requires you to put in lot effort, succeeding will mean that the rewards are also high.  So take your time and make a choice that will help you reach this milestone.

All the best!

Meanwhile you can also check out our other lists of various top Coaching institutes for IAS , CAT , Gate and others in cities near you

Disclaimer : The content on this page is a compiled result of What After College’s Research team and the ranking is based on the criteria and guidelines set by What After College and not in any way related to rankings done by governmental bodies. It is a purely third party research work.



Posted by Merril Anil