CAT Admit Card 2017

CAT Admit CardCAT Admit Card 2017 - IIM Lucknow has issued the CAT 2017 admit card on October 25. CAT admit card 2017 is available in online mode only for those candidates whose application form has been accepted by the examination authority. Candidates can download CAT 2017 admit card by entering their login credentials- user ID and password. CAT admit card 2017 will carry pertinent information like the personal details of the candidates, test venue details and exam day instructions. Candidates can download the admit card of CAT till the exam day i.e. November 26, 2017. The admit card of CAT 2017 is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre along with a photo identity card. It is to be noted that candidates preserve the print out of the admit card till the admission process is over. This article of Careers360 brings to you the details regarding CAT 2017 admit card such as how to download and FAQ's etc.

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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 released on

October 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

Last date to download CAT admit card

November 26, 2017 (Sunday)

CAT 2017 to be held

November 26, 2017 (Sunday)

Latest: To Download CAT Admit Card/Hall Ticket 2017 – Click here Or download from below window:



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 

Snapshot of CAT Admit Card




What details are Carried 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 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 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.


FAQs regarding CAT Admit Card 2017


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

A. Candidates can take the print out of the CAT 2017 admit card directly from the CAT website using their User ID and Password. It is available for printout starting October 25, 2017. 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:

Q. Can I carry a photocopy of ID card?

A. No.  Candidates must 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 during the application process. Candidates have to appear for the CAT at the exam centre mentioned on the CAT admit card 2017. 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 2017?

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 check and verify all the details mentioned on the CAT 2017 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 2017 Admit Card. 


CAT 2017 will be held on November 26 across 140 exam centres in India. 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.

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) - 32

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 34

  • Quantitative Ability (QA) - 34 

IIM Lucknow will be announced the CAT 2017 result tentatively in the second week of January 2018. 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.


Stay tuned to for more news and updates on CAT 2017.

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