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CAT 2021 Online Coaching: Top Preparation Institutes, Fee, Offerings

CAT Coaching Institutes can be broadly divided into two types: Classroom CAT 2021 Coaching Institutes (like TIME, IMS, CL) and Online CAT Coaching Institutes (think Byjus and 2IIM). Due to rising popularity of Online programs, traditional Classroom Coaching Institutes have started offering Online coaching in a big way. All three top players, ie TIME, CL and IMS are offering many online coaching programs for CAT 2021. In last few years, Online Coaching Institutes like Byjus and 2IIM have improved their offering by incorporating student feedback. Then there is free CAT 2021 online coaching material available also.  

 

So, with so many Online Coaching programs to choose from, how do you decide! This article by MBAUniverse.com research team will try to answer all your queries, including what are the best online coaching for CAT 2021 and how to choose among the top institutes. 

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Let us start with main CAT 2021 Online Coaching programs offered by top coaching institutes offering Classroom Coaching. Many students prefer them because they have decades of experience in CAT coaching, have good faculty and have a lot of preparation material. After in depth review of programs offered, their delivery model, fee and past results, here are our Top 3 picks for CAT 2021 online coaching. Note, fees mentioned below are indicative and subject to changes by the institutions. You can also avail 20-30% discounts. 

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Classroom Coaching Institutes also offering Online Coaching

 

1. T.I.M.E.: One of the Best Online CAT Coaching
Headquartered in Hyderabad, TIME4education is largest CAT Coaching Institute in India. They are known for relatively difficult Mock-test series. TIME is considered as one of the Best Online Coaching for CAT 2021 as well. Their ‘Online CAT 2021’ is the course which has all the CAT Online Coaching Material and is offered at a competitive price.

Institute Name
Course Name
Live CAT online Classes
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/ Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
TIME
Online CAT 2021
Yes- 130+
Yes- 37
Yes
Yes- 18 booklets
Yes
No
INR 24,950

2. IMS Learning: Online CAT Coaching – Value for Money
Mumbai based, IMS Learning is the pioneer of CAT coaching in India. IMS is offering 2 types of CAT 2021 online coaching  programs. IMC e-CATapult LIVE for CAT 2020 has a lot of Live Sessions but comes at a higher cost. IMS e-CATapult has lesser number of live classes and is a value for money package.

Institute Name
Course Name
Live CAT Online classes 
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
IMS
e-CATapult LIVE
Yes - 65
Yes - 100+
Yes -400+
Yes- 9 Books
Yes- Telegram groups
Yes- Online + Skype interviews
INR 29,500
e-CATapult
Yes- 12+
Yes- 100+
Yes- 400+
Yes- 9 Books
Yes- Telegram groups
No
INR 18,880

3. Career Launcher (CL): Many Courses through Online CAT Coaching
Delhi based Career Launcher (CL) has been focusing a lot on Online CAT Coaching for last few years. They are offering many courses with CAT online coaching material for different segments.

Institute Name
Course Name
Live Session 
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
Career Launcher
MBA 2021 Online Classes Comprehensive Plus
Yes- 115+
Yes
Yes- 275+
No
No
No
INR 30,000
MBA 2021 Online Classes + Test Series + Test Gym
INR 27,000
CAT 2021 Night Classes Comprehensive Plus
Yes- 75+
Yes
Yes- 275+
No
No
Yes- 21 PDP sessions
INR 25,000
CAT 2021 Night Classes + Test Series + Test Gym
INR 22,000

Other well-known Classroom Coaching institutes like Bulls Eye and MBA Guru are offering CAT 2021 coaching online too. 

Now, let’s review some of the best online coaching for CAT 2021 offered by top Coaching Institutes in India. Note, fees mentioned below are indicative and subject to changes by the institutions. You can also avail 20-30% discounts. 

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Best Online Coaching for CAT 2021
Now, let’s review some of the best online coaching for CAT 2021 offered by top Coaching Institutes in India.  

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1. BYJU’s Learning App: Specialty in Online CAT Coaching
Everyone knows online education pioneer Byju Raveendran. BYJU’S offers sessions from India’s leading CAT trainers along with study material & tests available for online study. Faculty includes Raveendran himself and Santosh PN, CAT topper and MBA from ISB Hyderabad. But the course is pretty expensive. Check out the details.

Institute Name
Course Name
Live Session 
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
BYJU’s 
Learning App
CAT 2021 Course – Tablet + 14 Books – BYJU’S
No
Yes- 20
Yes
Yes- 14 books
Yes- on the app
No
INR 45,000

2. 2IIMs: Offers CAT Coaching Online with More Mocks
Chennai based 2IIM was founded by IIM Bangalore MBA Rajesh Balasubramanian. 2IIM has a Teaching Philosophy that focusses a lot on fundamentals and basics. Many 2IIM students have successfully cracked CAT with high score, and are studying at top IIMs. 2IIM offers coaching for CAT only in following formats:

  1. CAT Coaching online 2021: The module Offers videos, quizzes, practice tests etc to teach from very basics of CAT Exam.
  2. Classroom CAT Coaching only in Chennai
  3. CAT Study Material  covers CAT Syllabus and practice questions.
  4. Online Mock CAT Series on the lines of CAT exam pattern.
Institute Name
Course Name
Live Session
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
2IIM.com
Online CAT Coaching 2021
Yes-250+
Yes- 9
Yes- 1000+
No
Yes- What Sapp
No
INR 26,000

3. Mindworkzz: Online CAT Coaching by Arun Sharma
Set up by IIM Bangalore Alumnus Arun Sharma, Author of Best Selling CAT Prep Books published by McGraw Hill, Mindworkzz runs both Classroom and Online CAT Coaching.  It runs Online Comprehensive CAT Coaching program which offers a comprehensive suite of prep tools. Here are the highlights:

Institute Name
Course Name
Live Session 
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/
Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
Mindworkzz
CAT Coaching Online 2021 – ‘Online Comprehensive CAT’
Yes- 100+
Yes- 20
Yes- 100+
Yes- 11
Yes- Facebook, telegram
Yes- Google hangout and Skype
INR 34,700

4. iQuanta CAT Online coaching
Founded by Maths aficionado Indrajeet Singh a few years back, iQuanta has given out good results including 100 percentile in CAT and IIFT Exam Topper. Uniquely, iQuanta conducts its CAT coaching online classes on Facebook in two formats: Public group (free) and private group (paid). Low preparation Fees, ‘iQuanta Shortcuts’ and quick response time are its USPs. Its main program is ‘CAT 2021 FULL COURSE’. 

Institute Name
Course Name
Live Session 
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
Iquanta
CAT 2021 Full Course
Yes- 100+
Yes- 25
Yes- 500+
No
Yes
No
INR 17,999

5. Cracku: CAT Online Coaching by IIT-IIM Alumni
This Hyderabad based CAT Online Coaching Institute was set up by IIT-IIM alumni. They claim 250+ IIM ABCL Calls for their CAT Students. Their most sought after CAT coaching online 2021 course ‘CAT 2021 Complete Craku’ is offered at 19,9999. Apart from this comprehensive course, Cracku offers self study CAT 2021 coaching online course ‘CAT 2021 Study Room’ at Rs.9999 and CAT 2021 Mocks+ Sectionals at Rs.2999.  Details below. 

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Institute Name
USP
Course Name
Live Session 
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
Cracku
Offers Batch-wise tasks and Daily Targets
CAT 2021 Complete Cracku
Yes
Yes-50
Yes- 1000+
No
Yes
No
INR 19,999

6. Handakafunda: Popular Online CAT Coaching
Started by Ravi Handa, IIT Kharagpur alumnus, HkF has become a popular online CAT coaching course amongst students. Here are details of his 3 courses for CAT 2021.

Institute Name
USP
Course Name
Live Session 
Mock Tests
Recorded Videos
Hardcopy Material/Books
Email/Online Support
GDPI Support
Course Fees
Handa KaFunda
Offers Video Tutorials, Study material PDFs, Online classes on weekend for doubt clarification, Full length mock tests
CAT 2021 Course
Yes
No
Yes-900
No
Yes
No
INR 7,499
CAT 2021 Course + CAT Test Series
Yes
Yes-10
Yes-900
No
Yes
No
INR 8,499
Complete MBA Prep 2021
Yes
Yes-25
Yes-900+100 (GK) +100 (Decision Making)
No
Yes
No
INR 9,999

Advantages of Online CAT Coaching:

  1. Good alternative to class room coaching, as it saves on a lot of extra resources and can be accessed from the comfort of your home.
  2. Time Flexibility: The class session timings are very flexible in CAT online coaching, even Night Classes are provided by some major online CAT coaching players.
  3. Saves Time: No commuting required to attend CAT coaching online; hence you could easily save around 2-3 hours of crucial time, which you may then utilize to study more efficiently
  4. Cost effective:  With huge variety of options in the form of different and customized course offerings, the online CAT coaching is gaining momentum among lot of aspirants, as the course fees are also lower because of the lower costs for the organizations, in maintaining physical structures and preparation material and entire center operation setups.
  5. Enhanced learning: The classroom environment only has a handful of students studying and attending lectures together, which is where the online platforms that offer the same lecture to hundreds of students attending at the same time, improve the overall learning experience as you interact with a multitude of fellow aspirants coming from different backgrounds and geographies, and can hence learning from the questions asked by one another.
  6. Updated study material: As shown in the above table, the amount of material that a student can access through the CAT coaching online courses is far more than the offline versions. There are video lectures and live sessions, which are recorded, both of which are available for use anytime you need it. This undoubtedly helps in the revision according to your comfort.
  7. Quality education: With the growing number of people coming into this test preparation industry as educators, even good quality institutes had started hiring fresh graduates as teachers, thereby compromising on quality sometimes. With the advent and growing acceptance of the online format, the one surety would definitely be good quality and consistent education provided by the best of faculty.
  8. Safety: Needless to say, in these trying and difficult times, with a deadly pandemic outbreak spreading across the world, it would definitely be a cause for concern to go outside and study in classrooms full of students. Here is where the importance of online coaching will further increase and it shall soon be the more accepted way of studying. 

Online CAT Coaching Vs Offline Coaching
Let us also compare CAT Online Coaching with Offline Coaching:

CAT Online Coaching
Off-Line coaching
No commuting required. One can take classes from anywhere in the world
Have to go to the coaching center
Classes through internet system
Have to be present in the class room
One to one interaction Batch size immaterial
If the batch size is large, will be a part of crowd
Facility to go through the recorded class, if the class is missed
Should be present in class, same class may not be repeated.
Time saving
Consumes more time – travelling, batch attendance etc.
Students feeling shy may ask the questions sitting before his/her computer-no one to ridicule at.
Shy ones remain silent for the fear of being ridiculed at.
Every class may be reviewed any number of times
Facility is not available
Absolute punctuality-as class begins on time
The teacher/student may be late. Class will start when the teacher comes; if the student is late, he will miss the session
More cost effective-will save money
Costlier than on-line classes.  Sometimes the difference is more than 5-6 times.

CAT Coaching Online: Youtube Channels
Youtube is also one place where there is a wide variety of free video content available, topic-wise, subject-wise and even exam-wise. Given below is a list of some of the most famous youtube channels for MBA preparation: 

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CHANNEL
LINK
SUBSCRIBERS
2IIM
88,900
TAKSHZILA SHIKSHAK
1,58,000
ENDEAVOR CAREERS
71,400
CAREER LAUNCHER
81,500
CETKING
1,80,000
ARUN SHARMA MINDWORKZZ
28,600
BYJU’S
38,700

With this huge amount of content available online for CAT preparation, it might get really difficult for you to focus and boil your choices down to a few better ones, so as to follow religiously, as otherwise it may get very complicated and confusing. 

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How to Choose Best Online Coaching for CAT 2021:
Whenever you decide on any online platform, you should always ask for the following things before proceeding to pick one:

  1. Demo Class: In fact, special online CAT Demo classes are designed to give special effects.  It is better to opt for running Demo CAT online class.  You will get a feel of pedagogy, the level of understanding that you may expect from the actual classes. The questions posed by the students in such classes and the answers received by them, will make you form an idea whether to go for it.  If the queries raised by you are duly answered, you will have the satisfaction of selecting the right coaching institution.
  2. Past Results: All institutes claim a lot of good results. Just focus on the ratio of number of good results to the number of enrolled students. Also, try to find out the number of final B-School admits from the same institution.  
  3. Faculty: Find out how motivated the students are in the online CAT classes. If the trainer is able to create interest in the topic and is teaching the topic, which is relevant to the examination, the online CAT classes are serving their purpose.  It is better to interact with the faculty in regard to CAT preparation strategy.
  4. Test series: There should be ample CAT exercises in the online preparation classes. You need to check whether the coaching Institute has full length Mock Tests and can provide the same to you timely. Would the test series be in accordance to the CAT examination pattern? Answers to these questions must be sought and well analyzed before selecting the right online coaching.
  5. Apart from the above, gather the information as to what shall be the number of live sessions, which topic will have more classes, batch size, availability of Doubt clarification classes. To answer such questions, ask for its course module, take some already posted feedback- ask them to send a few feedbacks of different dates to assess the quality. This will help you going for the best available online preparation option.
  6. Be your judge: There is a growing trend for online CAT classes as the aspirants find them more convenient but you will have to judiciously select the right coaching based on above parameters. CAT is one of the most prestigious examinations that pave your way to the best B-schools in India. The examination may not be a cakewalk and would require hard work. You need an online CAT coaching that could make you prepare to perform your level best in CAT 2021.

CAT coaching programs in online mode offer a lot of advantages over conventional classroom programmes. However, as the program is self-driven a few things like Time Management and Self- Motivation need to be taken care of during the course of online coaching. As there would be no faculty member to gauge the performance, so you need to be proactive in clearing doubts also during the virtual class room sessions.  

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In this article, we have tried to cover an in-depth analysis of the top CAT online coaching institutes and their preparation courses. Beginning the article with the different types of CAT coaching institutes, we then moved onto the best CAT coaching institutes that provide classes, both offline and online, for CAT preparation. We have duly researched and have also provided a comparison of the online coaching courses offered by the best CAT coaching institutes  and explained in detail about the key benefits of CAT coaching online. It may be noted that due to corona virus pandemic and lockdown, most of the coaching institutes offering class room coaching for CAT have switched to online coaching till the problem is resolved. Hope you found this article helpful for cracking CAT 2021. MBAUniverse.com will continue to update this article with latest information about the CAT online courses, fee, for the top coaching institutes, so book mark this page 

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