CAT Admit Card 2017

CAT Admit CardCAT Admit Card 2017: The admit card of CAT 2017 will be released on October 18 (1:00 pm). CAT 2017 admit card will be available in online mode only, and will not be sent to the candidates via any other mode. CAT admit card 2017 will be issued only to those candidates whose application form has been accepted by the examination authority. Candidates can download CAT admit card 2017 by entering their login credentials. The admit card of CAT 2017 will carry pertinent information like the personal details of the candidates, test venue details and exam day instructions. It is the mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre along with a photo identity card. It is a must for the test takers to download the CAT admit card within the stipulated duration and preserve the print out till the admission process is over. IIM Lucknow is conducting CAT for the year 2017. This article of Careers360 brings to you the details regarding CAT 2017 admit card.

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The following table brings to you the important dates related to admit card of CAT 2017.


Important Dates for CAT Admit Card 2017



CAT admit card release date

October 18, 2017

Last date to download CAT admit card

November 26, 2017

CAT 2017 to be held

November 29, 2017

How to download CAT Admit Card 2017

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2017 Or link provided below

  • Login through your registered credentials

  • Click on the "login" button after entering required detail

  • CAT 2017 admit card appears on the screen

  • Download the PDF file of the admit card and take at least two copies of print out. Keep soft copy for future use

To Download CAT Admit Card/Hall Ticket – Click here (link will be available as it is released)


The admit card window looks like the below image:




Snapshot of CAT Admit Card




Information provided in CAT 2017 Admit Card/Hall Ticket


The admit card of CAT 2017 will carry the following information:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Date of birth of the candidate

  • CAT 2017 Registration Number and User ID

  • Candidate category – Whether the candidate belongs to General category or Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe or Differently Abled

  • Test Schedule – Date and slot of CAT 2017

  • Test venue – Exam centre name and address

  • Test system number

  • Candidate signature

  • Candidate photograph

  • Test day instructions

Only those candidates who have completed the CAT 2017 application process by paying the application fee will be able to download the CAT admit card 2017.


Problem in downloading CAT Admit Card 2017


Candidates may face the following issues while downloading the admit card or the hall ticket of CAT 2017. Here we present the solutions for the below-mentioned trouble areas.

Forgetting login credentials – In case the candidates forget their login ID and password which were generated at the time of registration, they have to click on the ‘Forget Password’ tab. They will receive link to reset password in their registered email address. They have to visit the link and create new password.


In case of any other doubts or queries, candidates can contact the CAT Helpline Desk at the following numbers:

1800-266-0207 (Toll Free)

or email at [email protected]


[Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5:30 pm); Not available on Public / National holidays]


What to Carry along with CAT Admit Card 2017


Along with the admit card of CAT 2017, candidates have to carry any of the photo identity card including

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Voter ID Card

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • Driving License

  • Photo ID issued by current education institute or employer among others

Instructions for the Exam Day

  • The copy of CAT 2017 admit card should be clear and legible

  • Candidates have to paste passport size colour photograph in the space provided

  • Test takers should not sign in the space provided as the signature has to be made in presence of the invigilator

  • Test takers have to carry at least two copies of CAT 2017 admit card print out, of which, one copy has to be submitted to the invigilator

  • Candidates have to check the exam and exam centre reporting timing properly from the CAT 2017 Admit Card. For the first slot, they have to report by 7.30 AM and for the second slot, the timing is 1 PM. Beyond 8.45 AM and 2.15 PM, candidates will not be allowed to enter the test centre

  • Test takers will not be allowed to carry anything else apart from their CAT Admit Card 2017 and photo ID card. Rough sheets and pencils will be provided at the exam hall 

The CAT 2017 admit card will not only be required till the exam day, but till the entire admission process is concluded.


CAT 2017 will be held on November 26 across 140 exam centres in India. Notification and important dates of CAT 2017 has been announced on July 29, 2017 and the CAT 2017 application process has commenced from August 9.


The exam pattern of CAT 2017 states that it is a computer based test of three hours duration carrying 100 objective type questions from Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability sections.


Around two lakh candidates are expected to apply and appear for the exam. As many as 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India will accept the scores of CAT 2017 for academic session 2018-19.


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