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CAT 2018 Admit Card

Last Updated - September 12, 2017

CAT Admit Card 2018 will be available for download in December 2017. Candidates who have submitted their application form successfully will be able to download their admit card for CAT 2018. Candidates will not be allowed to appear in exam without CAT 2018 Hall Ticket. It is important to carry any photo identity card while going for the test along with CAT Admit card. The admit card must also be retained after the exam is over as it may be required at the time of selection procedure rounds and admission process. 

CAT 2018 or Common Admission Test is a national level examination conducted by the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) on rotational basis. CAT 2018 exam is a management aptitude test held for providing admission to aspirants in postgraduate management programs (MBA). It is mandatory to qualify the CAT exam for admission into IIMs.

Highlights of CAT 2018 Admit Card

CAT 2018 Admit Card is an important document to be carried to the examination hall. No aspirant will be allowed to take CAT 2018 exam without producing a valid hall ticket issued in their name. The highlights related to CAT 2018 Admit Card are as follows:

Name of Organization Indian Institute of Management [IIM]
Name of ExamCommon Entrance Test [CAT] 2018
Level of ExamNational Level
Date of ExaminationFirst week of December 2017
CategoryAdmit Card
Admit Card release dateDecember 2017
Application ModeOnline

Dates for Releasing CAT Admit Card

CAT Admit Card will be available tentatively in December 2017. Candidates are advised to download CAT 2018 Hall Ticket as early as possible to avoid the last-minute rush. And if they find any mistake in the hall ticket, they should inform the examination authority ASAP. There is no provision to send hall ticket through post or any other offline methods by authority.

CAT Admit Card will carry various examination details like exam date and timing, exam center, candidate’s name and roll number along with exam related instructions. Applicants will not be permitted to enter examination hall without producing a valid admit card.

Steps to Download CAT Admit Card

The admit card for CAT Exam can be downloaded from your candidate’s account created during CAT Registration. It should be noted that CAT admit card will not be mailed to any candidate. It has to be downloaded from candidate’s account before the exam day. Aspiring candidates can go through these simple steps to download the CAT Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website at A new login window will appear on the screen.
  • Enter details such as User ID and Date of Birth.
  • Click on “Login” button.
  • Click on given link to get CAT Exam Hall Ticket.
  • Enter your particulars such as Registration ID and Date of Birth and click on ‘Submit’.
  • CAT Admit Card will display on the screen.

Retrieve Lost CAT 2017 Admit Card

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 2018 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.

Details Mentioned in CAT Admit Card

The most important information mentioned on the CAT Admit Card is the exam date, slot and venue of the exam. Apart from that, basic information for candidates will also be provided in CAT Admit Card which include:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Registration Number and User ID
  • Category
  • Day and Date of Test
  • Test Time/ Session
  • Test City
  • Exam Centre
  • Candidate's Signature
  • Candidate's Photograph
  • Important Instructions

Discrepancy in CAT 2018 Admit Card

If there is any discrepancy/conflict in the details mentioned in CAT 2018 Admit Card, candidates are advised to immediately contact the concerned authorities for a solution. It is important to contact them to avoid any problem on CAT 2018 exam day.

Candidates can contact the concerned authorities in the following cases:

  • If name is misspelled
  • If PWD/DA status is entered incorrectly in CAT 2018 Admit Card
  • If candidate has been allotted test city which they did not select while filling CAT 2018 Application Form.
  • If candidate’s photograph is not visible on CAT 2018 Admit Card

If candidates are facing any of these problems with, they must immediately contact CAT 2018 conducting authorities. They can also contact the authorities if they cannot view/download their CAT 2018 Admit Card despite fulfilling the eligibility criteria and submitting the form on time. In case candidate loses their admit card, go back to the official website and follow same process and download and reprint the admit card. It can also be downloaded by logging in candidate’s profile till the date of CAT 2018 exam.

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 on Exam Day

CAT Admit Card 2018 is most important document to be taken at the time of examination. Without it, candidates will not be allowed to appear in the CAT 2018 exam. They will have to paste a recent photograph. It should be noted that, they must not sign the CAT 2018 Admit Card beforehand as the instructions clearly say that signature should be made in front of the invigilator. 

List of documents to be carried on exam day are as follows:

  • One photo identity proof (Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, DL, Employer’s Identification Card, etc.)
  • A pen and pencil for the test.
  • CAT 2018 Admit Card

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 2018 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 2018 admit card, ID, etc. along with pen and pencil.



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