CAT Admit Card 2018

CAT Admit CardCAT Admit Card 2018 – IIM Calcutta will issue the admit card of CAT 2018 in the fourth week of October. CAT admit card 2018 will be available in online mode only for those candidates whose application form has been accepted by the examination authority. To download the CAT 2018 admit card, candidates would need to use the CAT user id and password which they get after registering for the exam. The admit card of CAT 2018 would carry information like personal details of the candidates, test venue details and exam day instructions. Without the CAT admit card 2018, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates are suggested to preserve the print out of the admit card till the admission process is over. IIM Calcutta will conduct the CAT 2018 on November 25, 2018 (Sunday) in online mode under the mentorship of Prof. Sumanta Basu who is the exam convener. This article of Careers360 brings to you all the details related to CAT 2018 admit card such as how to download and FAQ's etc.


Important Dates for CAT Admit Card 2018

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CAT 2018 admit card release

Fourth week of October 2018

Last date to download CAT admit card

Until the day of the exam

CAT 2018 exam

November 25, 2018 (Sunday)

How to download CAT Admit Card 2018?


Candidates would need to follow the steps given below to download the admit card of CAT 2018:

  • Either visit the official website of CAT 2018 Or the click the link given below

  • Log in through your registered credentials (CAT login ID and Password)

  • CAT 2018 admit card will appear on the screen

  • Download the PDF file of the admit card

  • Candidates are advised to print at least two copies of the admit card. Keep a soft-copy for future use 

To download CAT Admit Card/ Hall Ticket 2018 – Click here (link will be available as soon as it is released by conducting body)


Details mentioned on CAT 2018 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket


The CAT admit card 2018 will carry the following information:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Date of birth of the candidate

  • CAT 2018 Registration Number and User ID

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

  • Date and slot of CAT 2018

  • Name of the Exam centre and address

  • Test system number

  • Candidate’s signature

  • Candidate’s photograph

  • Exam day instructions

Snapshot of CAT Admit Card



Candidates who complete the CAT 2018 application process by paying the application fee before the application deadline will be able to download the CAT 2018 admit card.


Problems in downloading CAT Admit Card 2018


Candidates may face the following issues while downloading the CAT 2018 admit card/ hall ticket. Here are the solutions.

  • 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 a link to reset the password to their registered email address. They have to visit the link and create a new password.

  • In case of any other doubts or queries, candidates can contact the CAT Helpline Desk number: 1800-266-0207 (Toll-Free) or email at [email protected]

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


What to Carry along with CAT Admit Card 2018 on exam day?


Along with the admit card of CAT 2018, candidates will have to carry any of the following photo identity cards including

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Voter ID Card

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • Driving License

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

CAT Exam Day Instructions

  • Copy of CAT 2018 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 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 2018 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 2018 and photo ID card. Rough sheets and pencils will be provided inside the exam hall

  • The CAT 2018 admit card will not only be required till the exam day but till the entire admission process is concluded.

FAQs related to CAT Admit Card 2018


Q.  If I do not get my Admit Card, whom should I contact?

A. Candidates can take the print out of the CAT 2018 admit card directly from the CAT website using their CAT registered User ID and Password. It will be available for download from the fourth week of October. The admit card will not be emailed personally to any candidate. If you are unable to view your Admit Card after logging in, contact the CAT Helpdesk:

Toll-free: 18002663549

Email: [email protected]


Q. In case I forget to carry the admit card, will I be able to appear for the exam? Can I show the digital copy of the admit card?

A. No. Without admit card, no candidate will be allowed to appear for the test under any circumstances. Make sure that you carry the printed copy of the admit card of CAT 2018 on the exam day. Digital copy will not be accepted. Apart from Admit Card and ID proof, you’ll not be allowed to take anything inside the exam hall.


Q. Can I carry a photocopy of ID card?

A. No.  Candidates must carry their original photo ID proof. A scanned copy or photocopy will not be accepted at the test centre.


Q. Can I change my preferred exam centre?

A.  No. The exam centre should be chosen carefully while filling the application form. Candidates have to appear for the CAT at the exam centre mentioned on the CAT admit card 2018. No request to change the test centre will be accepted under any condition.


Q. What is Test System Number mentioned on the Admit Card of CAT 2018?

A. Test System Number, mentioned on the admit card, is to help the candidate identify the computer and floor at the examination centre. Candidates must not confuse the Test System Number with the registration number. Only Registration Number is to be used for communication with CAT centre.


Q. What do I need to do after downloading the Admit Card for CAT?

A. Candidates must verify all the details mentioned on the CAT 2018 admit card. If any error is found, they must rectify it immediately from the authority. It is recommended to print at least two copies of the CAT 2018 Admit Card.


CAT 2018 will be held on November 25, 2018 across around 140 exam centres in India. The exam pattern of CAT 2018 states that it will be a computer-based test of three hours carrying 100 objective type questions divided into three sections - Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability.

More than two lakh candidates apply and appear for the exam every year. As many as 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India accept the CAT score for their admission process.

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