CAT 2017 Admit Card

CAT 2017 Admit card download date has been rescheduled by 7 days. Now CAT 2017 Admit card will be available for view and download from October 25 to November 26, 2017. Earlier CAT 2017 Admit Card was proposed to be made available for download on October 18, 2017 at 1 PM.


IIM Lucknow proposes to release the CAT 2017 admit card at 1.00PM on October 18, 2017. Admit card will be available for down load from the CAT 2017 website till the CAT 2017 exam day – November 26, 2017. You can view, download and print the CAT Admit Card. After the CAT exam date Admit Card will not be available for download. IIM Lucknow has however cautioned that the Admit card will appear only if your online application form is submitted successfully.


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Delay in CAT Admit Card: Last 3 year trends 
Since 2014, CAT Admit card could not be issued on announced scheduled date and the issue date is delayed by a few days. The CAT 2017 Admit card may also be delayed by the IIMs by a few days.  The delay in CAT admit card issue results in the delay in making your travel plan as you would not know the your CAT exam centre and the CAT exam session before getting your CAT Admit card

CAT exam year Scheduled date of CAT Admit Card Release Actual Date of CAT Admit Card release CAT Convening IIM CAT Test Taking agency
CAT 2014 October 16, 2014 October 19, 2014 IIM Indore TCS
CAT 2015 October 15, 2015 October 25, 2015 IIM Ahmedabad TCS
CAT 2016 October 18, 2016 October 24, 2016 IIM Bangalore TCS
CAT 2017 October 18, 2017 October 25, 2017 IIM Lucknow TCS


CAT Admit Card: Mandatory document
The CAT Admit Card is a mandatory document required to take the exam. IIMs clearly advise that you must print the Admit Card and bring it to the exam centre on the day of the exam along with your photograph identical to the image used in the CAT 2017 registration and application form.


Without Admit Card entry to test centre will not be permitted and an aspirant has to ensure to carry the print out of his CAT 2017 Admit Card with him


No Admit card issued, if not eligible
The candidate will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. The candidate should have received an automated email confirmation upon successful submission. 


No hard copy of CAT Admit card by IIMs
The admit card will be only available on the CAT Website when you log on using your CAT 2017 User ID. No hard copy of CAT 2017 Admit card will be sent to you.


Details in CAT Admit Card
The Admit card for CAT 2017 should contain following information.

  • Your name as entered in the registration/application form of CAT 2017
  • Date of CAT 2017 exam along with slot of exam
  • User ID/registration number
  • Test System Number (Very important as you are authorized to use only the particular test system. This system will display your particulars which no other computer system can.)
  • Address of CAT 2017 test city and centre
  • PWD/DA status

If you are unable to view your CAT Admit Card, you should immediately refer and report to the CAT 2017 help desk.


Important Instructions in CAT Admit Card
CAT Admit Card contains various exam related instructions. Most important instructions in CAT Admit Card are:

  1. Admit Card is valid only if the candidate's photograph and signature images are legibly printed.
  2.  The Admit Card is to be produced for verication at the time of the test.
  3. At least one original (not photocopied or scanned) valid (not expired) photo identification card (such as College ID, Employer ID, Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Identification Affidavit) should also be presented.
  4. Candidates should report at 7:30 a.m. for the forenoon session and at 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session.
  5. Mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets such as watches, calculators and stationary items like pen, pencil, and paper are NOT ALLOWED inside the test centre.
  6. Only Admit Card & Photo ID Card will be allowed inside the test hall.
  7. Rough sheet(s) and pen will be provided to the candidate for rough work, which will have to be returned after the test.
  8. The Test System Number is provided only for the limited purpose of identifying the  floor / wing and the computer at the test venue on the day of the test.For any correspondence with CAT Center you must provide your Registration Number.


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