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CAT Admit Card 2017

CAT Admit Card 2017 will be issued by IIM Lucknow in November 2017. The conducting body will hold the exam in December 2017. Successfully registered candidates can download their admit card for CAT from 

Listed below are some quick facts related to CAT Admit Card 2017-

  • Candidates can access their admit card by using login credentials- User Id and Password. 
  • CAT Admit Card can last be downloaded till the exam day.
  • Candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned on the hall ticket to avoid last minute hassle.
  • The discrepancies can be corrected by contacting the exam authority.  
  • Along with the admit card, it is mandatory to carry a photo identity card.
  • CAT Hall Ticket contains important information about the candidate and the exam. 
  • Make note that no request for issuing a duplicate CAT admit card on the exam day will be entertained. 
  • Candidates under PwD category have to produce valid photo id (original/photocopy) and an affidavit as a proof.
  • It is mandatory to produce the hall ticket as and when asked at CAT Exam Center.

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance test for admission to MBA/PGDM programs offered by 20 Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) and more than 100 other top notch B-schools in the country. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML) will be conducting CAT this year after a gap of 7 years.

Highlights of CAT Admit Card 

CAT Admit Card will be available in November 2017
CAT 2017 Exam DateDecember 3, 2017
Issuing bodyIIM Lucknow
Mode of availabilityOnline
Admit Card can be downloaded
Number of exam centers650
Number of test takers for CAT 2017Approx. 2 lakh
CAT Admit Card can be accessed usingUser Id and Password
Details on CAT Admit CardCandidate’s name, application number, test center, test date & time, course, category
Documents to carry on exam dayCAT Admit Card and one Photo ID 
CAT Helpline Desk or call 1800-266-0207

How to Download CAT Admit Card?

  • The process to download CAT Admit Card is completely online.
  • Candidates can obtain their hall ticket by logging in with User Id and Password.
  • The facility of downloading CAT Admit Card will be available until the exam date.
  • It should be noted that CAT Admit Card will not be mailed or sent to the candidates.

Here are the steps to download CAT admit card:

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  1. Visit the official website of CAT i.e.
  2. Click on the “Existing User” tab.
  3. Enter your User Id and Password.

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  1. Click on Login.
  2. You will be redirected to your candidate profile.

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  1. Click on the “Download Admit Card” button.

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  1. Save your admit card on your system and take a print out.

What After Downloading CAT Admit Card?

  1. Once you have the CAT Admit Card in hand, cross-check all the details mentioned on it.
  2. In case of an incorrect detail, you must contact the authority immediately.
  3. In case your photograph/ signature is blur, carry a photograph to the exam hall along with a photo ID in original.

Details on CAT Admit Card

CAT Admit Card carries all important information about the candidate and the exam they are appearing for. They must remember to verify all the particulars and ensure that every detail mentioned on CAT Admit Card is accurate and true. Information on admit card of CAT is given below:

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  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • User Id/Registration Number
  • PwD/DA status
  • Category
  • Test Schedule
  • CAT Exam Center
  • Test Time Slot
  • Candidate’s Signature
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Exam Day Instructions

Discrepancy in CAT Admit Card

In case there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned on CAT Admit Card, a candidate should immediately contact the concerned authorities for a solution. If you do not alert the authorities before examination, you might have to face problem on the exam day.

You can contact the concerned authorities in the following cases:

  • If your name is misspelt in CAT Admit Card
  • If your PwD/DA status is incorrect in CAT hall ticket
  • If a different test city is allotted rather than the one while filling CAT Application Form
  • If your photograph is not visible on admit card
  • If you are unable to download admit card despite successful registration

In all these cases, you must immediately contact CAT 2017 conducting board/authorities. You can contact the helpdesk from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The helpdesk contact information is given below:

Toll-Free Number: 1800-266-0207

Helpdesk email address:

Problem in Downloading CAT Admit Card

A candidate may be unable to download CAT Admit Card 2017 due to the following reasons. Make sure all these are taken care of before you begin to download CAT Admit Card.

  1. If application form is incomplete
  2. Low internet speed
  3. Entering incorrect credentials

Documents Required with CAT Admit Card

  • In an official announcement by IIM Calcutta, a candidate is required to bring the original and zerox copy of a valid photo id proof along with CAT Admit Card.
  • Candidates applying under reserved categories are also advised to carry the original copy of their Caste/Disability certificate on the day of the exam.
  • Those who have changed their names with due procedure should also carry their respective document along with their CAT Admit Card.

Candidates while appearing for CAT should carry any one of the following documents as their photo identity proof to CAT Exam Center:

  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card
  3. Voter ID
  4. Aadhar UID
  5. Driving License

Read about Aadhar Card to be mandatory for CAT 2017

Items Barred at CAT Exam Center

Any electronic material such as watch, microphone, Bluetooth, earphone, mobile, health band, calculator, pager and pieces/bits of paper, pencil box etc. is not allowed inside the exam hall. It is recommended to wear open footwear not closed shoes.

Candidates are also advised not to put mehendi or any cosmetic color on their hands as it may cause error while doing digital fingerprint scan recording on the exam day. They can not sit for the exam unless they clear the fingerprint scanning. 

Instructions on CAT Admit Card

The importance of CAT Admit Card is not limited to just the exam day. It is also required during the subsequent admission stages. It is important for a candidate to be well aware of the instructions CAT Admit Card will carry. Read them below:

  • A candidate must not spoil his admit card or mutilate it as it is a very useful document.
  • Candidates must also not change any entry made therein. For any changes in the information given on the admit card, contact the exam authority to the earliest.
  • Candidates are required to preserve their CAT admit cards in good condition till the entire admission process is over.
  • Do not carry any unfair item or any other document except admit card at the exam center for CAT.
  • Any mutilated, altered or invalid admit card will lead to cancellation of your candidature.
  • Also, produce the admit card whenever asked at the examination center. Thus, carry multiple copies of the same

Important Guidelines for CAT Exam

  • Locate your test center – Make sure that you reach the right test center on the exam day. Check CAT Admit Card for the address of exam center and visit it before at least 30 minutes before given exam time.
  • Avoid last minute preparations – If you have not prepared for some topic so far, it is advisable to not start it just before few hours for the test. Neither would you be able to grasp it nor revise topics you prepared already. It is ok to leave out few topics. Otherwise, it will create confusion and panic at the last moment.
  • Relax and stay confident - Relaxation should be the main mantra a day before your CAT 2017 exam. You have worked very hard so far and even if you have not, you cannot make it up in few hours, so the best way is to relax yourself. Confidence is the only key to success, so do not be nervous at all.
  • Revision – Revise your shortcuts very well. You will need them during exams to solve your paper at the given time.
  • Required Documents and Materials – Make sure you kept all the required documents such as CAT 2017 admit card, ID, etc. along with pen and pencil.

CAT Exam Centers 2017

  • CAT 2017 is set to be conducted on December 3, 2017. The exam will be conducted in 2 sessions- In forenoon from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and in afternoon 2:30 5:30 p.m.
  • Candidates have to report to the test center 1 and a half hour prior to the test timings and must carry the requisite documents.
  • The choice of selecting preferred centers will be available at the time of CAT Registration
  • This year CAT will be conducted in 135 cities.
  • In the year 2015, the number of test cities were increased from 99 to 136. Consequently, number of exam centers were also increased from 307 to 650.
  • For Candidates in the Differently Abled category (Low vision and Cerebral palsy), Wheel Chairs will be made available at the test center according to the preference filled in the application form. 

Read more about  CAT Exam Center

CAT Admit Card FAQs

Ques. What all do I need to carry to CAT Exam Center?

Ans. It is mandatory for candidates to carry a valid photo id card along with CAT admit card to the exam center. While taking the CAT exam, candidates should carry any one of the following documents with its Xerox copy- Driving License, PAN Card, Passport, Aadhar Card, College ID or Employer ID for photo identification.

Ques. Can I carry a Xerox copy of photo id card on CAT exam day?

Ans. No. Candidates should carry any one of the above-mentioned photo id proof in original. A Xerox or scanned copy will not be accepted at CAT exam center.

Ques. What is Test System Number mentioned on the Admit Card of CAT?

Ans. The purpose of Test System Number, is just to help the candidates identify the floor and computer at the test center. It shouldn’t be confused with the registration number.

Ques. Can I change CAT Test Center?

Ans. No. CAT Test Centre for the exam should be chosen with the utmost care during CAT Registration. Candidates can take exam only at test center mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2017. The request of changing CAT exam center will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Ques. What do I need to do after downloading CAT Hall Ticket?

Ans. Every candidate must cross check all the details mentioned on CAT Admit Card. If any discrepancies are found, it must be immediately rectified by reporting to the concerned authority. Candidates must print at least 2-copies of CAT Admit Card.

Ques. Can I avail the services of a Scribe?

Ans. Yes. Candidates availing the services of a scribe should submit the scribe affidavit. Also, they should carry a photo id card to the test center.

Ques. I have lost my CAT Admit Card. What should I do?

Ans. If by some unfortunate event you happen to lose your CAT Admit Card, do not worry. You can go back to the official website for CAT 2017 and download and reprint your admit card. You can download and print your admit card by logging in your candidate’s profile till the exam day.

Ques. Who should I contact in case of queries?

Ans. You may contact the CAT Help Desk at or call then at 1800-266-0207.



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