CAT Admit Card 2017, IIM Common Admission Test Hall Ticket

Published on: Oct 26, 2017 18:38 IST
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CAT Admit Card 2017

With the registration of CAT 2017 still on, thousands of candidates have already started rigorous preparation for the mother of all MBA entrance exams.  After the completion of CAT 2017 online application phase, the next step in the process would be getting the CAT Admit Card.

Those candidates who are waiting for their CAT 2017 Admit card, we have some good news for you. The admit card for the CAT 2017 is now available until November 26, 2017. The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT 2017) on Sunday, 26th November, 2017 in two sessions. CAT 2017 will be conducted by IIMs  as  a  pre-requisite  for  admission  to  various  management  programmes  of  IIMs.

According to the official press release, CAT 2017 will be conducted in test centres spread across approximately 140 test cities. Candidates  will  be  given  the  option  to  select  4  Test  Cities  in  order  of  preference.  Test Cities  and  Centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2017 registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration

CAT Admit Card Release Date

As per the official CAT notification, which was released on 29th July 2017, IIM will enable the CAT Admit Card Download 2017 from 18th October 2017. Official updates also suggest that all CAT aspirants will be able to Download CAT Exam Hall Ticket till the test date. We have listed down the key dates for CAT 2017 Admit Card download below:

CAT 2016 Exam Event


CAT 2017 Notification release date

30th July 2017

CAT 2017 Online Registration Begins

9th August 2017

CAT 2017 Online Registration Ends

20th September 2017

CAT 2017 Admit Card Download Begins

25th October 2017

Last date for CAT 2017 Admit Card Download

26th November 2017

CAT 2017 Exam Date

26th November 2017

CAT 2017 Result Date

January 2018

Importance of CAT 2017 Admit Card

CAT admit card is one the most important and mandatory document to appear for the examination. To be precise, it means that without a valid CAT 2017 Admit Card, candidates will not be allowed in the examination hall to appear for the test. In order to avoid any last minute confusion or loss of CAT Admit cards, candidates are advised to download a softcopy from the official website and keep it for the safe keeping on your personal computer or a pen-drive. Alternatively, candidates are also advised to take two or three printouts of the CAT Admit Card 2017. Candidates are also advised to carry a valid identity proof like passport, Aadhar Card, Voter ID or others.

Before You Download CAT Exam Hall Ticket

CAT 2017 Admit card is a very important document for the MBA entrance exam. Therefore, candidates should keep certain things in mind before they actually get to download the same from the official website of CAT i.e.

For Successfully Registered Candidates Only: CAT 2017 Admit cards will be only issued to the candidates who have successfully completed their online application / registration for the exam.

In order to check if you have successfully registered for CAT 2017, please check the confirmation mail you would have received on your email ID. If you haven’t received the confirmation mail for CAT registration even after 24 hours, you should contact the CAT Help Desk and resolve any issue immediately. Any delay may cost you dearly in later stages.

Through Online Mode Only: The most important thing that CAT aspirants must keep in mind is that CAT Admit Card will be available only through online mode. This essentially means that no physical copy of CAT Admit card will be sent to the candidate’s home / communication address through posts. All the candidates who have registered for the CAT 2017 Exam need to download CAT Exam Hall Ticket from the official website.

User ID & Password: All the candidates who have successfully registered for CAT 2017 will require their User ID and Password (either self-set or system generated) for CAT Admit Card Login form. Using these credentials, they will be able to log into the system and download the CAT 2017 Admit Card.

Forgot Password: In case you forget the password for your CAT Admit Card Login form, you can request a new one by clicking on the ‘Forgot Password’ option on the official website.

How to Download CAT Admit Card

As stated above, the CAT 2017 admit card will be available only online through the official website i.e., To make the process simpler, we have listed the key steps involved in CAT Admit Card Download below:

Step 1: Visit the official website

Step 2: Click on the link for “Download CAT Admit Card 2017”

Step 3: Enter your User ID and Password in the form and other details

Step 4: Your CAT 2017 Admit Card will be displayed on the screen

Step 5: Download CAT Exam Hall Ticket from the website and save of computer / pendrive

Step 6: Take printout (preferably 2-3) for reference purposes.

Important Details to check in CAT Admit Card

Once you download your CAT Admit Card, the first thing you should do is check all the details mentioned on it. As stated above, CAT 2017 Admit Card is a very important and mandatory document; therefore proper care must be taken to ensure that all the information provided on it is authentic. CAT aspirants must cross check the following details after getting the CAT Admit Card 2017:

Personal Details: This would include the candidate’s name and other details

Date of Test: You already know that CAT 2017 will be held on 4th December, but you must ensure that the same is printed onto your CAT 2017 Admit Card

Test City and Centre: This is a very important detail that needs to be crossed check carefully. The CAT Admit Card 2017 will contain the test city name and the address of the test centre. Candidates’ are advised to check this in advance and locate the test centre well in advance to avoid any problems on the D-day.

Time Slot: CAT 2017 will be held in two time-slots i.e. forenoon and afternoon; make sure that you check which session / slot is assigned to you.

Candidate’s User ID and Registration Number: Although, there is little chance of goof-up in this regard; but still to be sure you must check that the candidate’s user ID and registration number is same as available on your application form.

Problem in Downloading CAT Admit Card

If you have completed the CAT online registration process and received the confirmation mail and yet are unable to download the CAT Admit card 2017; we advise you to get in touch with the CAT Help Desk.

CAT Help Desk

You can contact CAT Help Desk for any clarifications or issues regarding your CAT Admit Card 2017 at the toll-free 1-800-266-0207 or through Email at

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