CAT 2017 Admit Card release have been delayed, as per the official notification available on the MBA entrance exam website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. As per the notification, the CAT MBA exam conducting agency i.e. IIM Lucknow has postponed the release of CAT Admit Card from the original date of 18th October. Now, MBA aspirants will have to wait for another 1 week to get their hands on the IIM CAT Admit Cards, which will be available for download on 25th October from 1PM onwards. While the CAT Admit Card download facility has been delayed by one week, candidates will have a month’s time to download the admit card until November 26 i.e. the day of the CAT 2017 exam.
Steps to Download IIM CAT Admit Cards
Like every year, the CAT 2017 admit cards will be available for download only in the online format from the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. MBA aspirants who have completed the online registration for the MBA entrance exam will be able to download their admit cards from the official website by following the simple steps given below:
- Step 1: Visit the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in
- Step 2: Click on Click here to download admit card for CAT 2017' option
- Step 3: Enter your registration details
- Step 4: Download your CAT 2017 Admit Card
- Step 5: Check all the details and report in case of error
CAT Admit Card Delay – Trend from last 4 years
The delay in the release of CAT Admit Card has become a regular feature as far as top MBA entrance exam of the country is concerned. For last 4 consecutive years, the release of CAT admit card has been postponed by the conducting agency. This period also coincides with the time that TCS has been the official testing partner for CAT MBA exam.
MBA aspirants in Dilemma
There as several implications that postponement of IIM CAT admit card will have, especially upon the MBA aspirants who are banking upon them to grab that elusive seat in top MBA colleges in India. With no admit cards in hand, CAT candidates have to spend another week in dilemma and confusion without knowing the details about the upcoming test.
Error rectification timeline
Generally, the information you have provided in the CAT online registration form will be reflected in your admit card. But in case, due to some technical problem, errors are found in the admit card, you will now have less time to get them corrected from CAT exam centre. If your details on admit card and your identity card do not match, you might not be allowed to sit for the MBA entrance exam. So, make sure that you get your details corrected in the limited time window is now available to you after the delay.
Another problem that many MBA aspirants will face thanks to the delay in the release of CAT admit cards is that the travel plans to the test city will have to be kept on hold. Without your admit card, you will not know the test city and test centre allotted you, delaying the process of planning your travel and booking of the tickets. Everyone is familiar with the problems one has to face while booking train or flight tickets at the last minute. This delay would surely throw the travel plans of many MBA aspirants out of gear.
Uncertainty about exam venue and test centre
Another implication of the delay of the CAT admit card will surely be the uncertainly about the exam venue and test centre. With admit card delayed by a week, aspirants are now in limbo about finding the exam venue and figuring out the best way to reach the test centre in time for the mba entrance exam. The problem is even bigger for candidates from small towns and tier 3 cities, who have opted for test centres in metro or state capitals.
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