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CAT Admit Card 2018- Download Here

Updated On - February 23rd 2018


CAT Admit Card 2018 will release in the second week of October. The last date to download the document is until the exam date. To download the admit card of CAT 2018, log in with your user id & password at the official website. No hall tickets are sent via email or post. In case of any discrepancy, report at CAT 2018  is scheduled in November. The exam will be held across 140 centres.

Important Links

CAT Registration 2018
List of CAT Exam Centres
7 Pointers to Check in CAT Admit Card 2018
CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Highlights of CAT Admit Card

CAT 2018 Admit Card DateOctober 25- November 26, 2018 (tentative)
CAT Exam Date 2018November 26, 2018 (tentative)
Issuing bodyIIM Khozighode (expected)
Mode of availabilityOnline
Admit Card can be downloaded
CAT Admit Card can be accessed usingUser Id and Password
Documents to carry on exam dayCAT Admit Card and one Photo ID
CAT Helpline or call1800-266-0207

CAT 2018 Admit Card Date

While the official notification for CAT 2018 is yet to release in July, the actual date for the release of CAT Admit Card will be mentioned on it. It is expected that CAT Hall Ticket 2018 will be available from October 18 – November 26. Successfully registered candidates can download it from CAT Exam 2018 will be held in November in online mode. Check all  CAT 2018 Exam Dates

Procedure to Download CAT Admit Card 2018

  1. Visit the official website of CAT i.e.
  2. Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ on right side of the homepage
Download CAT Admit Card
  1. Enter your User Id and Password
CAT User ID and password
  1. You will be redirected to your candidate profile
CAT Candidate Profile
  1. Click on the Download Admit Card button to save for future use.

CAT Admit Card 2018 Sample

CAT Admit card sample

Discrepancy in CAT 2018 Admit Card

You can contact the concerned authorities in the following cases:

  • Name is misspelled
  • PwD /DA status is incorrect
  • Different test city is allotted
  • Photograph is not visible
  • Difficulty in downloading admit card despite successful CAT 2018 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:

CAT Exam Pattern 2018

  • Mode of exam- CAT is conducted in online mode only.
  • Duration of exam- Candidates are given 3 hours to complete the exam.
  • Sections- The paper has 3 sections viz. Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Total Questions- CAT Question Paper has 100 questions.
  • Marking scheme- Each question carries 3 marks. 1 mark is deducted for an incorrect response.

Sectional Pattern of CAT 2018

Verbal and Reading Comprehension241034
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning24832
Quantitative Aptitude241034

Read complete  CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Admit Card 2018 FAQs

Ques. What documents are to be carried with CAT Admit Card on the exam day?

Ans. You must carry the below documents:

  • Original and xerox copy of a valid photo id proof along with CAT Admit Card (Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Driving License)
  • Caste/Disability certificate for reserved category candidates
  • Respective document in case of name change

Ques. What are the important instructions mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2018?

Ans. The following items are prohibited on the exam day:

  • Electronic material such as watch, microphone, Bluetooth, earphone, mobile, health band, calculator, pager and pieces/bits of paper, pencil box etc. 
  • Closed footwear on the exam day.
  • Mehendi or any cosmetic color on their hands as it may cause error while doing digital fingerprint scan 

Read 7 Pointers to Check in CAT Admit Card 2018

Ques. Can I carry a black and white print of CAT Admit Card?

Ans. It is always advisable to carry a coloured printout of your CAT Hall Ticket 2018. It makes the verification process easy.

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. I have lost my admit card. What should I do?

Ans. In such a case, you can again download your admit card from the official website before the exam day i.e. November 26.

Ques. I am unable to download my CAT Admit Card. What can I do?

Ans. You may be unable to download your admit card in the following cases:

  • If your internet speed is low
  • If you are entering the wrong log-in details
  • If your application hasn’t been submitted successfully

Ques. What details must be verified in CAT Admit Card?

Ans. Once you have your hall ticket in hand, make sure the following information is true and accurate:

Your name and other personal detailsDetails of CAT exam center
Registration and roll numberExam date and timings
Category detailsClarity of your signature and photograph

Ques. How can I ensure that my admit card for CAT Exam is valid?

Ans. Your CAT Admit Card 2018 can be downloaded from the official website. The candidates who have registered successfully for CAT Exam can only download their hall tickets. Hence, it is a validation in itself.

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.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Sonal Rohatgi

What is the link to download CAT admit card 2017?

07 Nov, 2017 12:00
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sonal, The official link to download CAT admit card is

07 Nov, 2017 12:56
Kritika Gupta

How can I get in touch with CAT helpdesk in case of a query about the admit card?

06 Nov, 2017 18:15
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, CAT offers technical assistance till the last minute for all aspirants. You can contact them at following numbers: Phone: 1800-266-0207 (Toll-Free) Email:

Please note: Helpline assistance is available from Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5:30 pm); Not available on Public / National holidays.

07 Nov, 2017 12:04
Kritika Gupta

I am getting an error with my login credentials, what to do?

06 Nov, 2017 18:14
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, It is best to check the details of your CAT login credentials that you have received your email. If the same is not working, try the steps to reset the password or send inquiry mail to receive your registration number over the helpline email id.

07 Nov, 2017 12:19
pankaj pathak

What is the date of release of the CAT admit card 2017?

06 Nov, 2017 16:48
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, CAT admit card is available for download in the online mode from October 25, 2017, onwards.

07 Nov, 2017 12:21
pankaj pathak

What is the purpose of “test system number” given on CAT admit card?

06 Nov, 2017 16:47
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, This is for the use of official purpose. Students will be guided to the exam system number by the authorities present at the CAT exam center.

07 Nov, 2017 12:22
Shivani Tiwari

Can I request for a change of test center after my admit card is generated?

06 Nov, 2017 16:39
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shivani, No such privilege is given to the candidates at this step. This can only be done before the application form is submitted.

07 Nov, 2017 12:25
Shivani Tiwari

Spelling of my name is incorrect on the admit card of CAT. What to do in such a case?

06 Nov, 2017 16:39
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shivani, In case of an error with the details on the admit card, it is advised to first check the details filled by you in the application form. If the details are correctly filled, then contact the authorities for the change of in spelling. They will issue you a new admit card.

07 Nov, 2017 12:34
Vivek Bansal

Is the photo to be pasted in the presence of the invigilator, while appearing for the exam?

06 Nov, 2017 16:37
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, No, your photo must be pasted before you sit for CAT Exam. Signature has to be done in presence of an invigilator on the admit card.

07 Nov, 2017 12:35
Vivek Bansal

I do not have internet access at my home. Can I request the authorities to send me my admit card though post?

06 Nov, 2017 16:36
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, No, this cannot be done.Even if such requests are made, they will not be considered. It is best to download CAT admit card from a cyber cafe in such condition.

07 Nov, 2017 12:38
Soumya Sehgal

What details are mentioned on the admit card of CAT 2017?

06 Nov, 2017 16:36
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, Your personal details and details about the CAT exam center are mentioned on the admit card. Following the details of the same:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of birth of the candidate
  • CAT 2017 Registration Number and User ID
  • Candidate category – Whether the candidate belongs to General category or Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe or Differently Abled
  • Test Schedule – Date and slot of CAT 2017
  • Test venue – Exam center name and address
  • Test system number
  • Candidate signature
  • Candidate photograph
  • Test day instructions

07 Nov, 2017 12:42
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