CAT Admit Card 2020 - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore which is likely to conduct the Common Admission Test will release the CAT 2020 admit card in online mode on the official website which is Candidates will be able to download the admit card of CAT 2020 by entering the registered login id and password tentatively in the last week of October. Once the candidates have downloaded the admit card/hall ticket, they must check all the information that is mentioned on it such as the name, registration number, exam day guidelines, address of the test centre. CAT admit card 2020 is an important document which the candidates must carry on the day of the exam along with valid identity proof. CAT will be conducted in computer based mode in two slots tentatively in the last week of November. Read the full article to know all the information about CAT 2020 hall ticket such as important dates, steps to download the hall ticket, exam day guidelines, what measures need to be taken in case of discrepancy in the admit card.

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CAT Admit Card 2020

Highlights of CAT 2020 Admit Card



Release date of CAT Admit Card 2020

Fourth week of October 2020

Body which will issue Admit Card

Indian Institute of Management

Official website to download hall ticket of CAT

Login details to download admit card

CAT login id and password

Details Mentioned on CAT admit card

Name of the candidate, date of birth, registration number , category, place to affix photograph, exam day instructions, day and date of the exam, Session or test time, reference number, emergency contact number, google map link

CAT Exam Date

Last week of November 2020

Compatible browsers to download hall ticket

Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

CAT helpline number

Important Dates of CAT Admit Card 2020

Candidates appearing for CAT 2020 must be aware about the start date to download the admit card as well as the exam timing.

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CAT Admit Card 2020 - Important Dates

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Start date to download CAT 2020 admit card

Last week of October 2020


End date to download hall ticket

Last week of November 2020


CAT 2020

Last week of November

CAT Exam Schedule


Reporting Time

Last Entry

Time of Exam


7: 30 a.m

8:45 a.m

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


2:15 PM

1:00 PM

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Points to Remember before you download CAT 2020 Admit Card

  • Candidates must ensure that they have any or all three of the web browsers such as (i) Internet Explorer (version 11 and above) (ii) Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61) (iii) Google Chrome (version 50 to 69).

  • Save the CAT admit card in pen drive as well as in the email as draft and ensure that the print out is taken before the exam

  • Before proceeding to download the admit card, candidates must have with them the CAT id and password.


How to Download the Admit Card of CAT 2020

In order to download the CAT 2020 hall ticket, candidates must follow the steps that are given below:

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Step 1 - Click on the official website of CAT which is

Step 2 - Now click on the download CAT admit card tab

Step 3 - The login window will open on a new page

Step 4 - Enter the CAT login id and password

Step 5 - A pop up will emerge on the page which will state that the CAT application form has been submitted successfully and then click on “close” tab

Step 6 - The complete form and information related to candidate details of CAT will be displayed on the screen

Step 7 - Click on download admit card tab

Step 8 - A new page will open which will exhibit the test centre address and shift time and then click where it is written admit card

Step 9 - CAT admit card 2020 will be downloaded in the system

Step 10 - Check all details mentioned on the admit card and take its print out

CAT 2020 Admit card window looks like the image given below


Details Mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2020

The following information will be mentioned on the CAT 2020 admit card:

  • Name of the candidate

  • CAT registration number

  • Date of birth

  • Category of the candidate

  • Space on the admit card where photograph of candidate will be pasted

  • Date and day of the test

  • Session and test time

  • Name of the city

  • Address of the test centre

  • Reference number

  • Emergency contact number

  • Google map link

  • Instructions for candidates to be followed on day of CAT 2020

Problems While Downloading Admit Card of CAT 2020

If the candidates face any problem while downloading CAT 2020 admit card due to the following reasons, they should exercise patience and try to resolve the issue at the earliest.

Forgot CAT user id or password

Case 1 - If the candidate has forgotten his or her CAT 2020 user id and password, then in such a case they must check the email or the SMS which they had received after the completion of CAT registration process

Case 2 - If the candidate has lost the email or the sms which they had received after successfully filling the CAT 2020 application form then they can retrieve the User id and password by following the steps that are given below:

  • First click on the user id and password tab on the on the login window of CAT

  • Now mention the registered email address in the space provided

  • Click on the tab “Get USER ID/Password

  • IIM which will conduct CAT will send the user id and password at the registered email address of the candidate

  • Re-login using the new user id or password and keep it safely for future reference

Browser Related Problem

The exam conducting body stares that candidates must use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers to download the CAT admit card. If the persists while downloading the admit while using such browsers, then in such a case, they must clear the history and cache and refresh the page. It will be easy to download the hall ticket of CAT after clearing the history and cache.

Slow Internet Connection

It might be difficult for the candidates to download the CAT hall ticket if the internet connection is slow. Candidates must check the speed of the internet connection before they start downloading the admit card of CAT 2020. Good speed of the internet will help the candidates in downloading CAT admit cards with ease.

Snapshot of CAT 2020 Admit Card:


Helpline number of CAT 2020

The exam conducting body will provide the helpline number of CAT wherein the candidates can call and get their issue addressed if they are facing any problem related to the admit card. Candidates can also write at the following email address.

Email Address -

Toll Free Number - 18002090830

Discrepancy In CAT Admit Card 2020

Soon after downloading the admit card of CAT 2020, candidates must check all the information that is mentioned on it. If there are any mistakes in the CAT admit card, then the candidates must get them rectified at the earliest. Some of the errors which the candidates are likely to encounter after they have downloaded the CAT admit card 2020 and need to be corrected at the earliest are:

  • The name of the candidates must be correctly spelt

  • There should be no difference in the registration number of CAT 2020 and the registered user id

  • There should be no discrepancy in the date of birth that has been stated in the CAT application form and the official documents

  • Category should be correctly mentioned

  • The CAT test centre must be from one of the four options which the candidate had stated in the application form

  • The image of the candidate and the signature should be eligible

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How To Get the Discrepancy Rectified in CAT 2020 Admit Card?

If the candidates find any of the errors that have been mentioned in the admit card then in such a case they must get in touch with the exam conducting authority.

CAT Helpline desk number - 1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)

Email Address -

What to carry on the day of CAT 2020 along with admit card of CAT?

Candidates are required to carry with them any one of the following documents as valid photo identity proof along with the hall ticket of CAT 2020.

  • Voter Id

  • Aadhaar Card

  • College University Id

  • Passport

  • Driving License

Past Five Years Trend with Regard to Start Date to Download CAT 2020 Admit Card

Name of the Convening IIM

CAT Exam Year

Scheduled Date for release of CAT Admit Card

Actual Date for release of Admit Card of CAT

IIM Kozhikode

CAT 2019

October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019

IIM Calcutta

CAT 2018

October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018

IIM Lucknow

CAT 2017

October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

IIM Bangalore

CAT 2016

October 18, 2016

October 24, 2016

IIM Ahmedabad

CAT 2015

October 15, 2015

October 25, 2015

CAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions - Do’s and Don’ts

On the day of the exam, candidates must ensure that they adhere to the instructions that have been mentioned on the CAT admit card. There are certain Do’s and Don’ts which the candidates must keep in mind in order to avoid any hassle on the day of CAT 2020.

What Not To Carry To CAT Exam Centre 2020?

Candidates are advised not to carry with them any of the following electronic gadgets and should not wear any jewellery item.

  • Mobile phone

  • Electronic gadgets

  • Stationery items

  • Wallets

  • Goggles

  • Jackets

Exam Day Guidelines to be followed on the day of CAT 2020?

Candidates must reach the test centre of CAT 2020 by 7:30 a.m for the forenoon session as no candidate will be permitted to enter after 8:45 p.m. For the afternoon session, candidates must reach the test centre by 1:00 p.m and post 2:15 p.m none of the candidates will be allowed to appear for the exam.

  • Ensure to print two copies of CAT admit card 2020 on an A4 size paper using the laser printer.

  • Candidates will have to show the admit card at the time of the entrance exam.

  • It is advised that candidates visit the CAT 2020 test centre at least one day in advance and also check the google map link which is embedded in the electronic version of CAT admit card

  • Writing pad and pen will be given to the candidates at the test centre and they will have to return it before leaving the exam hall

  • Those candidates who will try to appear for the exam twice, they will be disqualified and stringent action will be taken against them

  • Neither the friends or the relatives will be allowed to enter inside the CAT test centre

  • Any request to change the exam centre will not be entertained

  • Candidates appearing for the exam must use the reference number that is given on CAT admit card to locate the floor, wing lab where they will have to appear for the common Admission Test.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Admit Card 2020

Question: What is meant by the reference number that is given on the admit card of CAT and what is its purpose?


The primary aim of the reference number is to help the candidate know the floor/wing/lab at the test centre so that he can easily find the system where he will appear for the test. After the exam, there is no use of the reference number.

Question: What should I do if my admit card is showing blank?


This situation arises if you have registered multiple times on the day of the exam. The exam conducting body will take into account the latest registration only and you can download the CAT admit card by using the last generated user id and password.

Question: Is it possible to download the CAT 2020 admit card on the mobile phone?


 Yes, you can download the admit card on the mobile phone. However, what is essential is that you should have recommended Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer – version 11 and above; Mozilla Firefox – 50 to 61; Google Chrome 50 to 69.

Question: What should I do if I am not able to get my CAT admit card?


Firstly you need to check if you have successfully registered for CAT 2020. It is then only that you will be able to download the admit card. If you had successfully filled the CAT application form and are still not able to download the CAT admit card, then in such a case you will have to either call the CAT helpline number or write to them.

Question: When will I be able to download the CAT admit card and will I be mailed the hard copy of the admit card?


The tentative date for the issue of CAT admit card is last week of October and the conducting IIM will not send the admit card by post.

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I have 96% in 10th 94 %in 12th and 7 3 cgpa in btech and around 18 months of work much do I need to score in CAT 2020 to get a call from IIMA/B /C or FMS ?

Prakarsh Kaushik 5th Apr, 2020


For getting in top B-schools of India like IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, FMS Delhi etc. you need good marks not only in in CAT but also in Class 10th, 12th and your graduation. If you have some work experience then it gives you more advantages.

There is no specific cutoff of percentile on which you can get into top IIMs. Since your marks in 10th, 12th is above 90% and in graduation above 7 CGPA with work experience, you can expect a call from IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C if you have at least 99 percentile in CAT .

For FMS also you should aim for 99+ percentile in CAT and also keep in mind that if you score 95+ percentile in VARC Section it will increase your chances of getting in.

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which is the best book for cat self study to crack cat examination

KUNAL LANJEWAR 5th Apr, 2020


Given below are the best books to refer for preparing for CAT examination:

1. For Quantitative Aptitude:

  • How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT 2019 by Sarvesh K Sharma

2. For Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation :

  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit K Sinha

3. For Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension :

  • Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
  • Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

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how should I crack cat examination

sushmitha M 5th Apr, 2020


Preparing in the right direction is very important for any competetive exams and mainly inportant for CAT. Firstly you need to know the syllabus for CAT and practice the topics that you are not unsure about and put more strss on them and then solve as many mock papers as possible and also go through the previous years papers of CAT and prepare in the right direction.

For sample papers of CAT please visit:

Hope this helps


How much percentile would be good in CAT to get admission in MBA from IIT Delhi for a general category participant?

anurag khanna 5th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Till now IIT Delhi has not released its cut-off for CAT for admission to MBA courses. According to last year's trend you should score more than 90 percentile if you belongs to general category and want to pursue MBA from IIT Delhi.

For more details about cut-off for MBA program in IIT Delhi you should read this article .

I hope this answer helps you.

Good Luck!!


Im doing BBA LLB after this should I prepare for judiciary exam ( civil judge ) or for CAT? Which one would be mire practical and easy to clear?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 5th Apr, 2020


see no exam is easier to crack if you dont have enough of preparation. to become eligible for judiciary exam you must completed  an LLB or equivalent degree from an institute that is recognized by the Bar Council of India. and for cat exam eligibility criteria is graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in graduation. cat exam is admission for mba courses in finance, human resource, business analytics and many more stream. now it depends on you , you need to think which of the path you want to go, see in both of the ways you can earn a handsome salary, but you need to really dedicated and hard working for that.

hope you may understand.

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