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Looking to join coaching classes for your CAT Prep ? Here’s a look at some of the popular online preparation websites and apps available for MBA aspirant.

August 31, 2021

By CoachingSelect


Top 5 CAT Online Coaching Resources for Extensive CAT Prep

CAT or the Common Admission Test, is one of the most difficult management entrance exams in the country. The exam is conducted by the IIMs every year, which is the autonomous body for management education in India. A high score on the CAT exam significantly increases your chances of securing an admission call from any of the 20 IIMs of the country, which can give rise to a smooth entry towards a glorious corporate career with lucrative salary packages and creamy leadership roles respectively. The exam judges a candidate’s ability through 3 sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Student get enrolled themselves in any coaching by seen advertisement’s or by influence of their surroundings.  They have not analyzed it by comparing from all resources available nearby, around 30% of students quit in the first quarter of learning and 20% student continue only because there is no refund available. With such an immense pressure to perform well in MBA entrance tests, candidates often turn to coaching institutes for training and inspiration. However, coaching classes can become an expensive affair. Though most MBA aspirants prefer opting for regular coaching classes, there are quite a few good websites offering quality preparation content. Not only priced reasonably, these websites are accessible at any time of the day. Here’s a look at some of the popular CAT online coaching websites and apps available for MBA entrance exams.

  1. Career Launcher

Career Launcher (a part of CL Educate Ltd) focuses on diverse segments of learners across multiple age groups. Led by a team of highly qualified professionals, including IIT-IIM alumni, with a passion for excellence in education, Career Launcher has been focusing on shaping the lives & careers of students during the 25 years of its existence. Career Launcher is the first choice of many of CAT aspirants when it comes to Coaching Centers for CAT Preparation. As on March 2020, we had 250+ test-prep centers spread across 115+ cities in India. As part of our global expansion, we also have centers operational in Dubai and Oman. The total number of students enrolled in India is about 50, 767 in 2020.

Major Courses offered by CL day as well as Night Classes for the working executive’s. CL popular courses are yearlong, Crash and PDP for the student who has already got the calls from IIMs or Top tier colleges for cracking GDPI. CL has also started their new program specially for the students who are targeting the PGDBM course offered by association of IIMC, IITKgp and IISc.

6 reasons you should not miss out on CL CAT Online Classes

  • Live and interactive classes: Get mentored by CL expert MBA faculty in every step of your CAT preparation journey with 65+ live, online classes.
  • Time saver: Stop wasting your time in travelling. Avoid the traffic and heat by studying at home.
  • Peer learning: Clear any doubts from your teachers and fellow aspirants anytime with access to a dedicated Telegram group for each batch.
  • Streamlined curriculum: With 2-3 classes a week, get ample time to absorb the learning, practice its applications, and revise it before the next class.
  • Suitable timings: Balance the demands of your job/ college and CAT preparation by choosing your convenient batch timing.
  • Proven results: Within 2 years of its induction, CL's Night Classes were able to garner over 2600 IIM Calls with the rate growing ever since.
  • Aspiration.ai: A portal with a blend of Learning, Fun, Parenting and Mentoring which offers recorded classes, time table , Test series etc. on a single Dashboard for the students.

Pricing: Courses like MBA 2020 Express Online Classes Comprehensive Plus & CAT 2020 Express Night Classes Comprehensive Plus which are the best offering by CL comes under the range of ₹22000 to ₹28000 of 1 year target course while if you go for extensive two year course then the prince range would be ₹42000 to ₹45000 inclusive of Live/Recorded, Study material, Test series etc.

  2. TIME

 Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.) is India's leading test-prep institute with a pan-India presence and is headquartered in Hyderabad. Established in 1992, T.I.M.E. today operates out of 237 offices located in 118 towns and cities across the country. Over 40 IIT/IIM graduates form part of the core team at T.I.M.E.

T.I.M.E. is today acknowledged as a multi-location, multi-programme training specialist run on corporate lines and offers a wide range of programmes not only for national and state-level entrance exams like the CAT, MAT, JEE MAIN, and JEE ADVANCED but also for international exams like GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL. 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.

Major Courses offered by TIME day as well as Night Classes for the working executive’s over weekdays and weekends. The course T.I.M.E. offers takes care of your preparation for the written exam as well as your preparation for the subsequent stages of Group Discussions, Written Ability Test (WAT/Essay) and Personal or Group Interviews. T.I.M.E.'s training programme for CAT is tailor-made to prepare you for CAT as well as other entrance exams like XAT, SNAP, NMAT, MAT, IIFT, etc. In states where there are state-specific CETs, T.I.M.E. offers separate courses for students who want to prepare only for the CETs.

T.I.M.E.’s Training Methodology

Concepts training: Helps you develop the basic knowledge and skills for various areas that are tested in CAT and other management entrance tests. The fundamental concepts are taught in relevant detail. Most of the classes are taught using a pre-designed set of questions. These questions sets, called class handouts, are available on your Student Home Page (SHP), your personalized login page on our website, for you to access along with all the study material booklets. This gives students a good exposure on a variety of problems and helps them in developing conceptual clarity at the root level.

Doubt Clarification: Doubts that you get during the class can be typed into the space available on the online class platform. These doubts will be responded to by our expert faculty team. In addition to these, the doubts that you may get during your preparation will be answered through “Telegram Groups”.

Comprehensive Testing: Here you are tested and evaluated with a large number of test papers modeled along the lines of recent CAT paper. This would help you identify your strengths and areas of improvement for your CAT test.

  1. Self-Administered Mock CATs(SAMCATs - 8 nos.): These tests are the replica of past papers and are made available to the students on their SHP. The students can take these tests at any time of her/his convenience.
  2. All India Mock CATs (AIMCATs – 14 nos.): AIMCATs are arguably the most popular Mock CAT series across the nation. The unique number of test takers during the peak season may hit as high as 70,000, which gives the students a fair amount of idea in benchmarking their performance against the rest in the country. Apart from this, each question is followed by a detailed text and video solution, which is a unique feature of AIMCATs. The faculty also discusses, for a few AIMCATs the ideal strategy to attempt them.

The AIMCATs are conducted both in Invigilated mode and Non-Invigilated mode. Unlike SAMCATs, the AIMCATs are conducted over a period of two day or four day window depending upon the mode in which it is conducted. The AIMCATs are so close to the actual exam that the actual performance of a student in CAT, in most of the cases is almost the same as in AIMCATs. All in all, AIMCATs are the best bet for a serious candidate to help him gauge and fine tune his performance.

Training for Other Exams: Our CAT Course also prepares you for various other management entrance tests like XAT, SNAP, IIFT, NMAT, MAT etc. conducted by various B-schools across the country. OMET specific classes and about 15 mock OMETs prepare you completely to excel in these exams as well.

Pricing: The one year target course for CAT at TIME cost students upto ₹29,000 although various discounts offer by Time to different categories. Whereas two years program at TIME also not cost you much as compare to the one year program, its fee is approx. ₹34000.

  3. IMS

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 center. 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. IMS India’s topic-wise analysis sorts the student’s performance on the basis of accuracy levels to identity strengths and weaknesses. The IMS CAT online test series packages contain more than 3000 questions and module-wise mocks. My IMS student portal focuses on compiling CAT preparation resources for module-wise preparatory format. Apart from the resources, it contains B-school forums and notifications desk for dissemination of information.

Major Courses offered by IMS are CATapult Xpress - Live & CATapult Xpress Plus – Live with the difference are that in Plus program you will get the Comprehensive GDPI Module as well.

IMS COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING APPROACH is the learning pedagogy that drives all IMS offline, online & mobile study plans. Know the basics across all areas (Learn). Get familiar with question types (Practice) & fine tune your test taking abilities & strategies (Testing).

  • Comprehensive Lectures & Study Material
  • 150 hours of Video content + Improved test analytics
  • One-to-One Personal Mentoring with IMS CAT mentor

Pricing: Program for one year like CATapult Xpress - Live Cost you ₹20,950 while Plus program cost you ₹24,950. If you wants to go with the recorded lectures only then program named e-CATapult cost you ₹ 13000 with minimal live classes. If you want to choose two year CATapult Extensive program then it comes around ₹29,000.

  4. Hitbullseye

Journey began in 1996 in Pune with a team of IIM and XLRI alumni laying foundation of classroom coaching that went on to become the market leader in the North India. With a strong foothold in physical classroom coaching, Hitbullseye took that expertise to the online test-preparation arena when the market witnessed a shift from offline tests to online tests. By 2013 by had our backend in place and we rolled out hitbullseye.com – a one stop solution for the student community catering to all the needs of preparation for aptitude-based tests. Today we are the fastest growing online MBA test-prep portal in India, having mentored more than 1,00,000 students, and are ranked 2nd in Alexa rankings in our category.

Major Courses offered by Hitbullseye are %ile Booster Pack, Online Classroom and Online Prep. The differences are few online classes of main topic, Extensive online classes program schedule wise and only doubt classes with study material and test series respectively. Apart from CAT they have various course segmentation for different MBA entrance exams like NMAT,XAT etc.


Quantitative Aptitude: 25+ interactive Live classes to help you build conceptual understanding of Quant section. Includes chapter wise revision, 50+ Practice Tests, 70+ Videos, 100+ eBooks, Assignments and Telegram disc. group.

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning: 20+ interactive Live classes covering important concepts, useful shortcuts and tips for DILR section of CAT. Also get access to 50+ Practice Tests, 40+ Videos, 50+ eBooks, Assignments and Telegram disc. group.

Verbal Ability: 25+ interactive Live classes on RC, Critical Reasoning, Grammar, Vocabulary etc. Get access to 50+ Practice Tests, 60+ Videos, 60+ eBooks, Assignments and Telegram disc. group.

Online Test Series: 135+ National Mocks (CAT & Non-CAT) simulating real exam with similar test pattern and difficulty level of questions. More than 10,000+ questions to assess your preparation

AI based Test Analytics: Use smart analytics to identify your strengths and areas of concern. The detailed area wise and sectional test analysis will help you focus on your weak spots and build a strategy for exam.

Telegram Discussion Group: Interact with Hitbullseye mentors as well as fellow CAT aspirants to enhance learning, get updates and clear doubts.

Pricing: Programs Online Classroom, Online Prep and %ile Booster Pack are priced of ₹12499, ₹7499 and ₹2999 respectively for one year and If student wish to go for two years ₹22499 for the Online Classroom program.

  5. Online.2iim

The courses offered by Online.2iim are in modularised format therefore a student is expected to learn the concepts in a predefined format set by the CAT online course instructor. It is available in both web and mobile app version. 2IIM has a distinct Teaching Philosophy, built on the belief that the fundamentals are very vital and everything can be learnt well if the basics are learnt thoroughly.

Major Courses offered by Online.2iim are Live Online CAT classes & Green CAT. The major differences between these are live classes and recorded. Apart from these two major courses Online.2iim also offers individual courses for 3 section in CAT exam but these courses are not live student has to buy the recorded classes.

What you will get

  • Five online live classes per week covering the entire CAT portion, along with practice questions and sessions to keep you on track with motivation.
  • Access to the Best Online coaching for CAT in the Country.
  • Study Material - 10 books where theory is covered along with practice questions & detailed solutions. These will be shipped after restrictions are lifted.
  • Interview Preparation - GDPI & WAT Workshops post CAT 2020, with personal 1-on-1 sessions.

Pricing: One Year price of Online.2iim are Live Online CAT classes & Green CAT are ₹30000 & ₹23000 whereas the single section course cost you between ₹7000-₹12000. Two Year course for the Live & Green CAT Cost you ₹49000 & ₹42000 respectively.

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