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CAT Admit Card 2017

IIM Lucknow, the organizing authority of CAT 2017, is all set to release CAT Admit Card on October 18. The last date to download CAT Hall Ticket is till the exam date i.e. November 26, 2017. All candidates who successfully complete CAT Registration can download it from the official website of CAT i.e.

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

  • Enter your User Id and Password on the official website to download the admit card.
  • No hall tickets are released in offline mode or sent through post.
  • Check all the details mentioned on the hall ticket to avoid last minute hassles. Make sure they are true and correct.
  • Any discrepancies can be corrected by contacting the exam authority at
  • Along with CAT admit card, it is mandatory to carry a photo identity card to CAT Exam Center. The exam will be conducted in around 650 test centers this year.
  • No request for issuing a duplicate admit card of CAT will be entertained. 
  • In case a candidate has opted for a scribe, he must produce the valid photo id (original/photocopy) and an affidavit to prove the same.

CAT  is scheduled for November 26 in online mode. It is a national level entrance test, held for admission to MBA/PGDM programs offered by 20 IIMs and other B-schools in the country. 

Important- Aadhar Card mandatory for CAT

Highlights of CAT Admit Card

CAT 2017 Admit Card DateOctober 18, 2017
CAT 2017 Exam DateNovember 26, 2017
Issuing bodyIIM Lucknow
Mode of availabilityOnline
Admit Card can be downloaded
Number of CAT exam centers650
Number of test takers for CAT 2017Approx. 2 lakh
CAT Admit Card can be accessed usingUser Id and Password
Documents to carry on exam dayCAT Admit Card and one Photo ID
CAT Helpline Desk or call1800-266-0207

Check CAT Exam Dates

How to Download CAT Admit Card 2017?

  • The process to download the admit card is completely online.
  • Candidates can obtain their CAT hall ticket by logging in with User Id and Password.
  • The facility of downloading the Admit Card of CAT 2017 will be available until the exam date i.e. November 26.
  • 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 the system and take a print out.

Problem in Downloading CAT 2017 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
CAT EligibilityCAT SyllabusCAT Result 

What After Downloading CAT 2017 Admit Card?

Given below is your admit card after downloading. Once you have it in hand, follow the instructions given below:

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  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 2017

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
  • Candidateĺs Signature
  • Candidateĺs Photograph
  • Exam Day Instructions

Discrepancy in CAT Admit Card 2017

In case there is any discrepancy in the details on the Admit Card of CAT, a candidate should immediately contact the concerned authority (IIM Lucknow) for a solution. If you do not alert the authorities before the 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 misspelledin 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 during CAT Registration
  • If your photograph is not visible on CAT Hall Ticket
  • If you are unable to download admit card despite successful registration

In all these cases, you must immediately contact the concerned board/authority.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:

Documents Required with CAT Admit Card 2017

  • In an official announcement by IIM Lucknow, a candidate is required to bring the original and xerox 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 2017 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 

Items Barred at CAT Exam Center

  • Carrying any electronic material such as watch, microphone, Bluetooth, earphone, mobile, health band, calculator, pager and pieces/bits of paper, pencil box etc. is prohibited in the exam hall.
  • We recommended you wear open footwear on the exam day.
  • Do 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.

Read about Aadhar Card mandatory for CAT

Instructions on CAT Admit Card 2017

There is a list of important instructions written on the admit card of CAT 2017. Is it necessary you adhere to them to aoid any trouble. Gien below are some of the guidelines you must keep in mind:

  • Do not mutilate your CAT Admit Card, as it is an extemely important document. 
  • Any mutilated, altered or invalid admit card will lead to cancellation of your candidature.
  • Do not try to change any entries written on it. In case of an urgent change, contact the conducting authority.
  • You will be requiring your hall ticket for future puposes too. Preserve it well.
  • Do not carry any unfair item at the exam hall. 
  • You will not have access to personal belongings during the examination.

CAT Exam Centers 2017

  • CAT 2017 is set to be conducted on November 26, 2017
  • 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 the preferred CAT Exam Center will be available at the time of filling the application form.
  • This year, CAT Exam will be conducted in 140 cities.
  • In the year 2015, the number of test cities wereincreased from 99 to 136. Consequently, number of exam centers werealso 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.
  • The time slot for CAT Examination is generally allocated randomly.

CAT 2017 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 shouldnĺt 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 the 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.

Download CAT Scribe Affidavit

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 and download and reprint your admit card. You can download and print your admit card by logging in your candidateĺs 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 at1800-266-0207.



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