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7 Pointers to Check in CAT Admit Card 2017

Last Updated - November 06, 2017

IIM Lucknow is all set to conduct CAT 2017 on November 26. While your preparation is of utmost importance, carrying all the mandatary documents to CAT Exam Centre is also of principle concern.

Your entry to the examination hall is prohibited if you fail to produce your CAT Admit Card and a valid photo id card.

  • The hall ticket of CAT 2017 can be downloaded until the exam date i.e. November 26. Check CAT Exam Dates
  • It can be obtained from the official website of CAT.
  • Candidates with incorrect information in CAT Admit Card will not be allowed inside the examination center.
  • In case a candidate has opted for a scribe at CAT Exam center, he must produce the valid photo id (original/photocopy) and an affidavit to prove the same. Check CAT Photo Requirements and other details
  • In case of any discrepancy in CAT Admit Card such as miss spelling of name, change in date of birth, wrong registration number or non-visibility of photograph and signature, candidates can contact the examination authority at or call1800-266-0207.

For all of you appearing in CAT 2017, make sure the following 7 pointers in your admit card are true and correct:

  1. Candidate’s Name

  • Candidates must primarily check the name written on CAT Admit Card 2017 before downloading it.
  • Name on CAT Admit Card must be identical to the name in the official documents to be taken on the day of examination like Aadhaar card, driving license and college ID, etc.
  • Candidates should check the spelling and order of first, middle and last name in the admit card.
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  1. Candidate’s Date of Birth

  • Candidates should also check their date of birth after checking the name.
  • Candidates dates of birth written in the admit card must be identical to the date written in official documents like 10th certificate and date of birth.
  • If the details in the admit card of CAT and the official documents do not match, examinee will not allowed inside the examination center.
  • Date of birth entered by the candidate should be same as written in class 10th certificate.
  1. Candidate’s CAT Registration Number/ Roll Number

  • Candidates have to register themselves on the official website of CAT before filling the CAT 2017 Application Form.
  • After the successful CAT registration, candidates will get the registration number required to login the candidate’s portal.
  • Registration number should be secure as it is an important pin required in various step of admission process.
  • Registration number generated at the time of registration process must be similar to the registration number written on the admit card.

Important Aadhar Card mandatory for CAT

  1. Candidate’s Photograph

  • Candidates must check the photograph printed on the admit card is clear and face is visible carefully.
  • Candidates photograph in admit card must be same as the photograph uploaded by the candidate at the time of CAT 2017 Registration.
  • The same photograph should also be printed on the registration form.
  • The photograph on the admit card will be used for the candidate’s verification.

Read  CAT 2017 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

  1. Candidate’s Signature

  • Candidates should also check the signature along with photograph in CAT 2017 Admit Card.
  • It should be similar to the signature uploaded at the time of Application form filling.
  • Below the uploaded sign in the admit card, there is also a blank space in which candidates have to sign in front of the invigilator.
  • Candidates are advised to use a single method of signing at all places.
  • Candidates also have to sign in the attendance sheet in the examination hall.
  1. CAT 2017 Exam Schedule

  • Candidates must check all the important information regarding the examination schedule present on the CAT Admit Card. Candidates must check the following information carefully:
  1. Examination date
  2. Examination time
  3. Examination venue
  4. Reporting time in the center
  5. Examination center code
  6. Instruction for exam day
  7. Exam Centre Details

  • Candidates have to give any four preferences from the available choices at the time of CAT Registration.
  • It is not necessary that candidates will get their first preferences.
  • Final allotment of CAT exam center is based on the examination authority and marked on the admit card.
  • Candidates must check the address and the landmark carefully and reach the exam center before the reporting time to avoid any discrepancy.

Discrepancy in CAT 2017 Admit Card

In case of candidates facing any discrepancy in CAT 2017 Admit Card, they can contact to the examination authority. Given below is the contact details candidates can check:

Toll-Free Number: 1800-266-0207

Helpdesk email address:

Hope this article helped get a better understanding of CAT Admit Card. Make sure to check all these key points before sitting for the exam on November 26. Good luck!



Sushmita Kumari

Hello Sir can you tell me how to prepare for CAT2018 at home. And which books should i use for the preparations.

14 Feb, 2018 15:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sushmita, To get information about the How to prepare for CAT through this link: Prepaartion Tips for CAT

14 Feb, 2018 17:16
g baba


11 Feb, 2018 12:08
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi G Baba, To get information about the coaching centers bu this link: Coaching Institiuties

12 Feb, 2018 15:50
shobha rani

with out cat to get seat in this college

10 Feb, 2018 00:20
Ruby Goyal

I have provided incorrect contact details. How do i change that?

29 Sep, 2017 11:46
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ruby, Sorry, you can't change the contact details because according to the CAT rules some fields cannot be changed like a candidate’s full name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, state, etc.

05 Oct, 2017 13:29
Soumya Sehgal

Can I appear for CAT

29 Sep, 2017 11:37
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, The CAT 2017 Application Dates are closed, so you will definitely apply for the next year CAT 2018. To get more information about CAT and to know you are eligible for this exam. Please check this link: CAT Eligibility Criteria.

05 Oct, 2017 14:45
Vivek Bansal

Any Good Coaching Centers in Delhi for CAT?

29 Sep, 2017 11:32
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, New Delhi is a thriving center for CAT aspirants. Rightly so, the region has some top coaching centers which have proved their mettle in the last few years. Below is a list of top 4 coaching centers in New Delhi, with their location.

RankName of Coaching CenterLocationRating
1P T EducationNew Delhi4.2
2T.I.M.E.Connaught Place, New Delhi3.8
3Career LauncherKingsway Camp, New Delhi3.7
4IMS Learning ResourcesConnaught Place, New Delhi3.2

05 Oct, 2017 15:02

Is there any option to change the selected exam centre in CAT Application 2017?

29 Sep, 2017 11:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Arindam, Yes, you can change the exam center preference during form correction process. However, the allotment of the center is subject to availability and exam authorities' decision.

05 Oct, 2017 15:24

Are there any negative marks for non-MCQs?

29 Jul, 2017 14:31
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Karan, No negative marking scheme is defined as of now, any changes will be updated on our website.

29 Jul, 2017 14:41
sakshi jain

What privileges will the PWD candidates with Blindness or low vision/cerebral palsy receive on the day of the exam?

29 Jul, 2017 14:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sakshi, They have to bring their own scribe. They will be given a compensatory time of 30 minutes to complete the exam.

29 Jul, 2017 14:47
Sakshi Aggarwal

What are the eligibility criteria for the scribe/reader?

29 Jul, 2017 14:28
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sakshi, No eligibility criteria are defined for the scribe. Candidates need to arrange the scribe on their own. The scribe must bring their identity proof and a declaration of educational qualification on the day of the exam.

29 Jul, 2017 14:50
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